Villas HM Paraiso del Mar
Villas HM Paraiso del Mar is a rustic Mexican style beach hotel perfect as a base to explore Mexico's relaxed Holbox island.
Basking on the sparkling white sands at Holbox on Mexico’s gulf coast, Villas HM Paraiso is perfectly positioned for exploration of this up and coming destination for travellers looking for a relaxed, unspoilt beach holiday. The low-rise thatched property blends in seamlessly with its palm-dotted surroundings. The coast lies just beyond a quiet lane in front of the hotel's garden.
Guest rooms are simply furnished, with splashes of colours beloved of the region, featuring polished wooden floors and shutters and discreet artwork. Most have open air terraces with chairs and hammocks where you can be caressed by the sea breezes.
The public areas are particularly attractive and spacious, with an al fresco restaurant and solarium and a small pool with loungers framed by flowery tropical gardens. The reading room is especially cosy. This economical property appeals to families who aren’t looking for constant entertainment, While some guests are staying on an all-inclusive basis, we recommend you venture into town to sample the many eateries.
What our clients say
Most memorable experiences: "The Archeological sites, the friendly guides and amazing beach in Tulum."LS, Ruislip
Highlight?: The totality of it. Seeing different parts of the country. The mixture of food. ruins and art was just about spot on.KJ, Harlow
Mexico is such an interesting country, very diverse. I recommend to read a good guide that could give an overview of the history of Mexico and don't miss the Museum of Anttopology if it is intended to visit the arqueological sites. For those interested in the political history of Mexico, it is a must to see 'the muralistas' e.g Diego Rivera, Siquieros, Tamayo and OroscoCL, Harpenden
It was all great - a great combination of fascinating historical sites followed by some glorious days at the beach. Normally I arrange my trips myself, I don' t go through a company; and normally I wouldn't use a guide. But the Mayan culture is so unknown to me and the ruins so fascinating that it was very illuminating to have a guide to explain things. As I said, having Davide around was more like having a local chum than a guide. Loved the Hobbitland cottages at Chichen Itsa; loved being in Merida at Christmas time; loved Campeche and the Edzna ruins; loved getting to know all about the Mayan culture; and loved the totally glorious beach (though rocky) at Playa del Carmen.LM, London
Most memorable aspects were all the archaeological sites, which we enjoyed immensely. On the whole, we found local people very kind and helpful.DC Nottingham
Visiting the Mayan villages outside San Christobal de las Casas.CM, Kingston upon thames
Our experts opinion
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
I thought Villas HM Paraiso del Mar offered great value for the price. It isn’t as stylish as some of the more upmarket boutique hotels on the island but the white sand beach across the sandy road from the hotel is delightful and because there are no beach facilities on that stretch of beach it was never busy. The separate kids pool was a real hit with our 1yr old!
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