It is located less than two hours northwest of Cancun and is like a world apart from the proliferation of the "Hotel Zone", the most intensely developing tourist destination in the world. Ancestral voices are heard and ancient tales like whispers in the winds of Holbox. They tell stories of Spanish galleons that disappeared in the waters and of pirates who stole their treasures, like those of Francisco Molas, who named Holbox Island a "black hole". Nowadays, people think that Molas found a source of crystal clear water, so beautiful that he decided to bury his treasures here, he says "whoever finds the fountain finds the treasure".
With less than 1,500 mestizo and blue-eyed inhabitants (mix of Maya, pirates, Spanish and Cuban peoples), sandy streets and secluded beaches, the atmosphere of this small fishing village is jealously protected. It is an island of fishermen and wandering, and when sunset, they retire in their hammocks, the cradle of Mayan life.