But on to happier things. We had a 24 hour bike rental ($11) which was excellent fun. Typical beach bike, easy to ride on the sand. From our hotel we rode about 2 miles east, past the hotels, where the beach is completely undeveloped and goes on for miles and miles. The trees go right up to the edge of the water so it's easy to find shade for me, and blazing sun for Maya. We brought a little fruit and water and were set for the day.
You can wade way far out and the crystal water never gets more than thigh deep. It's endless and breathtaking. We saw skates and horseshoe crabs swimming right by.
We had the perfect spot in the most beautiful place.
This beauty goes on forever with just a few people here and there, most folks are at the main public beach in town or at their resort beach clubs. We really had the most lovely day. We returned the bikes and went back to the hotel, turned the AC on and cooled down. The place we are staying isn't posh but it works. It's central but quiet. The breakfast is decent and there are interesting guests to talk with at the table.
There's a kitchen with basic supplies. We have made ourselves guacamole and scrambled eggs on tortillas for lunch a few times.
The place has 3 guest rooms in the main part and a bungalow out back, which is where we stayed. Nothing fancy but the bed is comfy and the AC cools the room down quickly.
A little garden at the entrance.
We leave for Valladolid in the morning, taking the 7:00 am ferry, then the 7:30 bus to Tizimin, then finding a bus or collectivo to get us to Valladolid. Adios Isla Holbox, we loved you!