the hues of holbox
After a week spent soaking up the tropical vibes of Tulum, I boarded a bus in the direction of Isla Holbox. I longed to be off the beaten track, immersed in lazy island living in this dreamlike paradise I had heard about.
Located at the tip of the Yucatán peninsula, where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean, the small island is surrounded by shallow turquoise water and lush vegetation, home to migrating flamingos and fascinating prehistoric sea life. You won't find cars on the sandy streets of Holbox, only zippy yellow golf buggies, which whizz you off the boat straight to your destination in the small, endearingly shabby, town.
Walking the streets of Holbox is a colour lover's dream. Walls awash with street art and houses painted in the hues of the rainbow. I was presented with Caribbean colours at their most magnificent.
I bathed in the glistening light turquoise ocean and pottered along the sandy paths on a bike, stopping to read under trees and meet friendly geckos. I toured the island's wildlife and spotted a few rare fish-like creatures. I experienced the most sensational sunsets, that lingered on into the evening, showering the skies with blues and purples.
I photographed my walks along the sleepy streets of the town and brought home a library of colourful inspiration. See a Holbox inspired embroidery piece I created here.
I stayed at Casa del Viento, a stylish villa with beautifully designed white-washed rooms and a tranquil and homely atmosphere. It's a 1 minute walk from the beach where I ate the best guacamole I've ever had.