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11 Sep 2018
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Vacation Tips

A vacation on Holbox Island means dreamy beach days, thrilling nature excursions, and vibrant beach hotels.

But did you know Holbox is also a shopping mecca?

Like Tulum, Holbox is home to some of the best shopping along the Riviera Maya. Most of Holbox’s shopping district is located on the streets surrounding the main square. Here, you can find everything from affordable seashell art to breezy, beach dresses that cost thousands of pesos. No matter what you’re seeking, you’ll find items in any price range within easy reach.

Below are our suggestions for how to shop Holbox Island like a beast.

A Paradise-Inspired Home

One of the most affordable ways to maintain a piece of the island’s laid-back vibe even after you return home is to purchase home decor.

Several Holbox stores sell colorful, cozy Yucatan-style hammocks, serene dream catchers, ceramic skulls painted in Day of the Dead style, or the region’s popular “jellyfish lanterns” made of carved jicara shell and colored stone.

Seashell Art Makes A Perfect Souvenir

Holbox’s bright waters and lush surroundings make it an idyllic subject for artwork.

As you stroll through town, you can’t help but notice storefront windows filled with bright paintings. Most paintings have a tropical or ocean theme, and it’s easy to find artwork depicting local marine life like stingrays or the area’s famous whale sharks.

One of our favorite things to bring home from a shopping day on Holbox is seashell art. Whether you want to buy a shell chandelier to adorn your back patio or just a few shells to decorate your bathroom, you can find these and countless other shell décor items in several specialized shops set in the streets surrounding the Holbox main square.

Getting that Iconic Holbox Beach Style

When you stay on Holbox, you’ll want to show off breezy, beachy style, and the island has plenty of beautiful fashion created mostly by Mexican designers.

The best Holbox clothing boutiques can be found on Avenida Damero. It’s the street that runs along the northern side of the town’s main square.

Some of these shops have affordable beachwear, while others can get pretty pricey. Keep exploring until you find the right fit for your style and budget. Even if you’re just browsing, you’ll quickly fall in love with items like perfumes, resort-inspired fashion, luxe bags, and even chic home décor.

If you’re already daydreaming about strolling through the streets of Holbox, we’ll help you make it a reality. Just contact our reservations team, and we can find the best beach hotel or vacation villa for your upcoming trip to this heavenly island escape.