Hotel Punta Caliza – Holbox Island

Isla holbox, Mexico, From £162

About

Wander five minutes from the idyllic white-sand shores of Isla Holbox and you’ll find Hotel Punta Caliza. Lovingly created by a family who have fallen deeply in love with their country. Their aim is for you to do the same. The hotel’s striking architecture combines all the island’s elements: traditional stone buildings with straw roofs are surrounded by turquoise pools which mimic the sea flowing through the centre of the hotel. Wake up to the sound of lapping water right outside your window and step directly into it from your room.


What makes this Kobu?

What makes this Kobu?

Architecture

The young architectural team behind Punta Caliza have tied together traditional building techniques and contemporary design. The ‘Palpa’ straw roofs are an ode to Holbox’s ancient heritage. Beneath the surface, the walls are built according to the ancient Mayan method of using red bark and lime for the stucco. Juxtaposed with these elements are angular rhomboid structures which offer a modern twist.

Ethos

The Punta Caliza family share their home with travellers and treat them as new friends, not strangers. This vibe is enhanced by the addition of actual family friends to the hotel as members of staff. The intimate, warm service they provide gives an air of intentional and approachable luxury.

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