Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Isla Holbox Mexico

Isla Holbox (Pronounced "Hole-Bosh" - "black hole" in Mayan) is a small protected island only 24 miles long located in the northern point of Yucatan Peninsula, where the turquoise waters of the sea join with the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On this island there is only one small village, also called Holbox, where less than 1,500 people make their home. Its sand streets are bordered by quaint wooden houses painted in lively colors with palm-thatched roofs. The community, made up of just a few close-knit families, leads a peaceful and happy existence. 

The majority of the people are dedicated to the sea, from where they derive their daily sustenance, the brave men of Holbox pursue enormous sharks, swordfish and barracuda, and are not afraid to descend depths of to 130 feet in order to reach the prized lobsters. 


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