Xaloc Resort (Calle Chacchi Sn Esquina Playa )

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Calle Chacchi Sn Esquina Playa
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Very Good
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26
Average
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Poor
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10
Terrible
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8

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  • Couples81
  • Solo91
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Manglar(swamp) behind Villa Flamingos

by IHX about Villa Flamingos

I have stayed here a myriad of times and been very happy with the accomodations and the service. Sometimes the mosquitoes are fierce and sometimes they are non-existent. That is true wherever you stay on Holbox - on the beach, in town, in the jungle, etc. They are a fact of life on the island. And, no one sells repellant on the island that contains DEET - a necessary ingredient IMO.

Regarding the swamp behind the facility, it is protected by law. To change it, fill it in, etc. would cause huge fines to be levied against the perpetrator by the Mexican version of the EPA. If you walk along that swamp, you will find that it also runs behind Esmeralda, Delfines, Xaloc, Paraiso del Mar, etc. The trash is a result of both the destruction of Wilma and the carelessness of locals and tourists. Quiet and solitude.
Nice pool.
All rooms have an ocean view.
Decent restaurant.
Helpful and friendly staff.
Least expensive on the island for hotels offering same amenities.

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Hearing a lot about biting insects at Holbox

by beardenboy

Traveling with my wife and daughter (1 year) to Casa de las Tortugas in mid-January and we're getting a bit nervous reading so many posts about trips being cut short due to the biting insects, etc. We're used to bugs and traveling 'off the grid', but we're nervous about our daughter. Does anyone have any recent information or reports from Isla Holbox? We'd rather not spend our vacation swatting insects or (worse yet) rubbing DEET all over our daughter, but we just don't know what think. Some say it was the best time, etc. and others say it was a nightmare. Is the truth someplace in between?

Re: Hearing a lot about biting insects at Holbox

by Jawnuta

I have not been to Isla Holbox, but I have been to Puerto Morelos which is close by.
The problem with the mosquitos was they they were coming out only during the sunset, and shortly after, and that is the time when we were always starting our dinner.
The best way to avoid them is to:
- hide in your hotel room (they have nets in the window+strong AC helps) for 2-3 hours during and after the sunset.
- eat early dinner and spend the rest of the night watching movies in the hotel
- spend that time on the beach/pier as long as it is windy, because MExican mosquitos are really tiny, and they don't fly well on the wind.
- dress in long jeans +shoes+sweatshirt as after the sunset it is chilly in Yukatan part of MExico.

It is really not a big problem if you know how to avoid the mosquitos.
As for any other insects we did not see any.
We did see however large IGUANAS that were wondering the streets in the village, therefore I would not allow 1 year old to wonder alone in any grass area that you are not able to check for those creatures.

By the way, get some "baby friendly DEET" just on case. You can buy DEET in Mexico stores, but they do have limited choice.

Hope that helps

Re: Hearing a lot about biting insects at Holbox

by Gatopardo

The most well know mosquitos in Holbox look more like a fly, except than it is of a yellow color and they don't give up at chasing you. They are not all over the place, but I noticed they were closer to the river or I saw more as I walked along the beach towards the trees. They were not in a big cloud, just one here and there.

The name of the fly/mosquito is tabano, well, they call it that way. You can see it landing on your skin and make it go away. But, sometimes, the stinky fly would come back and bite you.

One or two bit me in a two day visit, it left me a little swollen mark, as big of a sting bee would do, but it went away in a few days, no allergic reaction.

Bty, DEET didn't seem to work well for me.

I found a website that could help.

http://www.travelyucatan.com/cancun_medical.php

Find tabanos at the very bottom of the page.

=)

Travel Tips for Isla Holbox

The day time stood still

by darthmilmo

My favorite thing of Isla Holbox is that while one is in this island, time sits at a standstill. As a fellow backpacker pointed out, time in Isla Holbox revolves around relaxation and rest: you take a siesta and then eat; you take another siesta and then go out for a swim; you take another siesta and then go on a boat trip; you take a siesta and then work or read a little, you take a siesta and then go out at night to see a ball game in the main plaza; you finally sleep some more at night. Ah, wouldn't life be great if it were this way all the time? Life in the island is nothing more than a siesta induced state of freedom. It's a perfect relaxed vacation spot... one with few tourists and obstacles.

Mosquito Repellent

by PelLihi

Buy the mosquito repellent ON the island. They have a special one for the species on this island. It works better than the ones from back home! There is NO bank on Isla Holbox and NO ATMs. Even exchanging money can be a hassle and sometimes not possible.
Bring Mexican Pesos or U.S.D., nothing else works. Many businesses do not accept credit cards or travelers checks, cash only.

It is cheaper to bring your own food if you plan to cook. You can eat the fish you catch! You can of course buy water on the island.

DEET

by 1Sharla

We have tried to use the bug repellant sold in little stores, or even on the island. For some reason it doesnt faze the bugs like Deet. I would recommend carrying it (after applying it) with you everywhere on this island.

Night fishing

by darthmilmo

Try your luck at some night fishing in the pier... no equipment needed, just buy some line and get some lures... we didn't had any luck, but we still saw some huge fish near the pier. The fish were probably in this area to eat all the leftovers from the fisherman who dock their boat in this area.

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 Xaloc Resort (Calle Chacchi Sn Esquina Playa )

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