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Villas Paraiso Del Mar 5* hotel
in Holbox island
The hotel is situated in the wonderful Holbox island , in the northern point of the Yucatan peninsula, at 30 minutes from the traditional village of Chiquila, in front of the sea, on a long white sand beach, lightly humide and hard (fine sand is either closer to the village, or more at east). Isla Holbox is a true heaven for all the mosquitos and all the flying and stinging insects. It's the ideal place for those who love the natural sites where animals rule.
The 'Villas Paraiso Del Mar'hotel, in general
The few alleys are perfectly kept, always beautiful and in flower.
The hotel is very open, as you can notice. Everything is conceived to make draughts easier. I think in this island it should be really hot during the whole year, contrary to what you can read here. The photos were taken at the end of january, that is probably not the best period to go there.
The building where the restaurant is located is really impressive: it's 22 metres high. There're about thirthy tables and it's open from 8 to 10.30, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 8.30 p.m.to 1030. p.m., which obviously means that it serves breakfeast, lunch and dinner. The problem is if you decide to go there on january, because the sun set at about 5 p.m., and if you finish having luch at 3.30 p. m. you don't have so much time to enjoy the afternoon.
Meals are not very varied.
The main starters are : guacamole, grated carrots, fruit salad and vegetables
Normally they try to offer a "dish of the day"...
Speaking about health, we didn't have any problem either with fruits or vegetables. Even if they aren't always mature, they're perfectly eatable and they're washed with drinking water.
It's extremely cold in winter, when it's almost impossible to have a swim. I think its temperature is about 18 and 20 degrees. As it's very small, it's not a problem.
The king of the swimming pool: Johnny the lizard (we chose the name).
Everymornig it has a sunbath and when somebody get closer it hides itself under the paving stones of the swimming pool. It really cuts a fine figure !
They're very big, beautiful and clean. As everywhere in Mexico, the finishing touches are not well made, but it's still allright. The hotel offers three different kind of rooms: normal, medium and big.
In the 3 level bungalows, you have the normal suites at the ground floor and the mediums (with mezzanine) at the first and at the second floor..
The 2 level bungalows are next to the beach, where there're just "royal" rooms. At the ground floor you find the living room, the bathroom and the jaccuzzi. At the first floor there's a room with a sea view and a terrace. There's a televion on each floor, so you should not get bored.
Don't hesitate to change room and take a more expensive one, if you're not satified of yours. At the end of january, the additional charge (to change the simple room with the big one) was 25$ per nighte. I think nodody who did it had to regret !
The day-trips offered by the hotel
Officielle description made by the site voyanet.fr
Travel to Mexique in the hotel Villas Paraiso Del Mar 5*
Equipment and activities :
Our opinion :
A passport with a validity of 6 months after the arrival date. The visitors don't need a visa to go to Mexico. On the other hand, they need a Tourist Card (tarjeta de turista), which is freely issuedto the french citizens inside the planes.
They'rr not obligatory vaccinations but some of them are strongly recommended according to the destination. If you're going to the main touristic seaside places, just the classical vaccinations are suggested.