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Los Cocos Holbox - Charming Cabana on the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, kitchen, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Los Cocos Holbox is a charming beachfront cabana for those of us who can't get enough of the beach and who love to experience those soft tropical sunsets.

The cabana was constructed in a grove of coconut trees as a traditional fisherman's cabana with a palapa roof. The cabana was recently restored and updated to provide guests with modern comforts and amenities, while retaining its authentic island feel. The best of both worlds!

When you wake up at Los Cocos Holbox, there's no need to go to the beach. You're already there! Step outside the door and your feet are in the sand. In the morning, you can watch the fishermen bring in the nightly catch as the seabirds wheel and dive. All day long, you can watch the hypnotic every-changing sea. And the evenings are punctuated by those incredible sunsets for which Isla Holbox is renowned.

The cabana is equipped with 2 bicycles and 2 kayakd for your free use. And, of course, you can hang hammocks from the coconut trees in front to enjoy your island home.

The cabana is cozy, comfortable, and suitable for one or two beach-loving adults. Inside, you'll find a bedroom with queen size bed, AC, kitchen, and bathroom. Easing the transition between the house and the paradise outside is a porch/sunroom with ocean views. Finally, there's a magical outside shower with overhanging seagrape trees.

Holbox's central square, where you'll find a variety of restaurants and grocery stores, is a short 5 minute walk from Los Cocos.

If you're interested, we can set up a personal transfer for your party direct from Cancun's airport -- or from anywhere on the Maya Riviera.

Our guests love us, and return!

Reservation and cancellation policy:

A 50% deposit is required to reserve Los Cocos. The 50% balance is due on or before your arrival date.

If a cancellation occurs more than 60 days from the check-in date, all rent paid will be returned. If a cancellation occurs less than 60 days from the check-in date, the 50% deposit will be forfeited if the rental property is not re-rented by the check-in date. If a cancellation occurs after arrival, all rent paid will be forfeited.

Keywords: Beachfront, cabana, Holbox, palapa, sunset, beach, casita, romantic, couples, adults

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Holbox in Mexico

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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(52 traveller reviews)

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Los Cocos Holbox - Charming Cabana on the Beach
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

A little piece of heaven....on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we wanted and needed. Backyard is amazing! Steps to the beach. A hop, skip and jump to any restaurant or shop in town. Not even 2 mile ride to flamingos! Bikes provided. Susanna the caretaker is amazing! Can’t say enough good things about her! Holbox is amazing. Such a lazy little beach town. We had an amazing time. Ate too much food and had too many amazing drinks! No regrets! We will be back! And we will stay here. We met a couple 2 years ago on Long Island, Bahamas who recommended this place to us and I’ve kept it it in my notes ever since. If you want some luxury hotel, don’t come here. If you just want a great little place to stay right on the beach with fantastic food and drinks and sights all around, this is the place for you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Complete Restoration of Mind, Body and Spirit...

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank James for the privilege of staying at his home in Holbox. It was an extraordinary week filled with relaxation and discovery. We also want to thank Susana whose assistance and advice on the island proved to be invaluable as you will see if you are lucky enough to go here. She is amazing and her shop and artistry are wonderful.

The location of Los Cocos IS perfect. The town and all its shops and restaurants were easily accessible by a short walk. Los Cocos is quiet and equipped to sustain a stay of a much longer duration and if it weren’t for the call of responsibility, we would have. Go to the market and get some things to snack on and it will feel good to prepare your own food. If you lean toward resorts where you are encapsulated and waited on by staff, this place is not for you. However, if you are adventurous, open and desire a place to let your ego go, then this IS your place. The pace is slow and deliberate. The island, its people, places and things will seduce you and change you.

We spent seven days here and some of the things we did may not be your style but here are a few suggestions:

> The sandbar, walk it often and you will find yourself standing in the middle of a Conde Nast moment as you stand ankle deep in water 200 yards off shore with small stingrays escaping in a cloud of sand and water. And there are Flamingos at the end of it.

> Do a Whale Shark excursion. We used V.I.P Holbox, but schedule ahead of time to ensure your spot.

> Snorkel Cabo Catoche and see large stingrays and turtles and a variety of marine life that you won’t forget. If you’re lucky like us, you will see dolphin on the way, too.

> Sunsets you will never forget.

> Plant yourself on the beach. Read. Get quiet.

> Dine at wonderful restaurants like El Chapulim, Viva Zapata (get the tamarind margarita), and Le Jardin. A Mar Café, the coffee shop across from El Chapulim roast their coffee on site and it’s exceptional. And if you get tired of fish and lobster tacos from any one of the numerous places that serve them; go to El Hornito Argento for great pizza. There are many more that we would have like to have tried, but time ran out!

James and Susana, thank you again for allowing us to stay and fully enjoy our time at Los Cocos. To those that have the opportunity to stay here, you won’t regret it and you will find it to be one of best places on the planet.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All was great! Thanks for sharing your beautiful bungalow with us. Great location, closest private house to main core. The bikes and kayaks, bonus. Will definitely recommend this spot.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beyond perfect

  • 5 of 5

The reviews do not do justice to the magic and perfection of Jame's amazing palapa. In the heart of Holbox, you still have a sense of privacy and space. The bed was super soft and the AC was a nice addition during the night. The enclosed porch with fan became our favorite place to enjoy the morning complete with fresh orange juice, tamales and eggs purchased from the nearby market. After 8 days, we couldn't imagine a better place for a couple or for a solo space to completely unwind. Susanna was also invaluable. Having someone who was a phone call away and who also came to check in on us and our needs was something I had not anticipated but added immensely to our comfort. The bikes made it possible to enjoy the entire island each day and the kayaks provided a great way to see the sunset every night. We will dream of Los Cocos and hope to one day return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise For Us

  • 5 of 5

Sweet place with everything we needed or wanted. The palapa, yard, and beach were most special and private. Simple and elegant. We even cooked! And Susanna was the perfect host. She helped us in many ways. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Los Cocos and loved it. James was easy to work with and very responsive. He arranged transportation for us to and from Cancun and we highly recommend doing this. Everything went so smoothly both trips. Once on Holbox, Susana was always available if needed. She stopped by each morning just to check in and gave us great dining recommendations. We particularly loved Le Jardin for delicious French pastries each morning, Taco Queto for cheap eats, and Milpa for fine dining. We also enjoyed meals at Rosa Mexicana. We spent each day reading in our "front yard" which is really fenced in beachfront. There are two comfortable padded lounge chairs and shade from the coconut palms. The water was calm and shallow for a long distance which made afternoon dips delightful. We also used the provided kayaks and bikes. Susana also arranged a fishing trip for us with Tanchi which was lots of fun and ended with fresh ceviche near Mosquito Point which was gorgeous. The palapa was clean and comfortable and the little kitchen was great for coffee in the morning and reheating leftovers for breakfast or lunch. Our only minor issues were the raccoons that came around each evening and hung around in the yard all night until sunrise. We got used to drowning out the sound with white noise until they managed to get on the roof two nights. My husband discovered that clanging pots and pans resolved that quickly. James and Susana have tried to prevent them from climbing up with various measures so are doing everything they can to prevent this. The only other minor issue was a sewage-like smell on a couple of days depending on which way the wind blew. We read about sewage backups in town the couple of weeks before we arrived and saw some sewage work happening in town. But Susana said that the smell we were experiencing on the shore was due to big piles of seaweed, etc on the beach. All in all these were both minor annoyances for an overall lovely relaxing week on Holbox. Thank you to James and Susana for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible sunsets daily


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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