My boyfriend and I had looked forward to this trip. We landed in rainy Cancun and Pepe our driver was friendly and chatty enough telling us that the rain had washed out some of the roads. He had an alternate route and away we went. Passing through several water logged towns I wondered about the lack of dranage systems in these towns. We arrived at Chiquila and instead of carrying our luggage to the ferry we paid $2 to drive up to the ferry! Ferry ride wasn't bad. About 20 minutes later we were on Holbox. The golf cart picked us up and carried us along flooded streets with craters full of water along every block up until we reached the hotel. Where was I on the moon? So much for walking to town in the evening. Checked in and the place seemed ok but the lounge chairs & tables by the pool where delapidated; the pool was filthy with no filtration happening; the lights in the room didn't come on right away but we figured they were not plugged in, especially mine which cord was wrapped in black electrical tape. Room very dark but looked like the photos an the website. Oh! Except the spiders crawling around the top of the shower!!! Went to see the beach with more dilapidated chairs & tables and tons of kelp for as far as the eye could see. Oh! the swim up bar pool was in just as bad a shape. We had full board but when I asked for a hamburger the waiter said no only fish and meat. ( A hamburger is meat isn't it ?). We decided upon a triple decker sandwich and 2 cokes. When we finished eating the waiter ran after me stating we had to pay for the sodas. That did it. My boyfriend and I vowed to leave the next day. He spoke with the manager who made all types of excuses, (Oh it's the rain that's why the pools haven't been cleaned and we don't have enough help to keep the beach clean.) She understood how we felt and helped my b/f make reservations for Temptation in Cancun. Needless to say when we got off the ferry and started the drive the sky opened up and it poured all the way back to Cancun. I was so dissapointed and the change in plans cost us an extra $500. So much for Holbox. I guess the Europeans can have it. The website is such a far cry for what the place is actually all about. Adios. Thanxs for the false advertisement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xaloc Resort is a small ecotourism hotel located in a natural paradise of white sand beach near the small village of Holbox. Xaloc are in different environments to enjoy the charm and intimacy offered by the site, two pools, a lounge reading a terrace under the palapas where you can enjoy the breeze of the Caribbean Sea, a terrace on the beach where enjoy the sun during the day and admire the stars at night and "Maja'che" a restaurant where every dish is a specialty ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xaloc Hotel Holbox Island
- Xaloc Resort Holbox Island