Come write with the flamingos and the sea turtles on sandy, sunny Isla Holbox, Mexico. Located on the north coast of the Yucatan peninsula, in the vast Yum Balam biosphere reserve, Isla Holbox is a delicious and as-yet almost undiscovered hideaway. Sandy streets, tiny food stands, colorful Caribbean buildings, fresh fruit and fish under a canopy. Ringed by beaches, visited by whale sharks and tropical birds, Isla Holbox is a welcome refuge and an ideal location for us to gather for a winter writing retreat.
Join us for seven days of writing and yoga and relaxing with those of us called to the dazzling colors of this tiny island. In our own private villa there will be morning yoga al fresco, prompted writing sessions and guided feedback. Here, we build a community where, regardless of your writing background, you can explore the story you need to tell.
Our group writing sessions will take place in the mornings and/or early evenings. Afternoons will include plenty of free time for lolling about, playing or focusing on your own writing.
Rooms with Views
We'll stay in a beautiful and private oceanfront villa with a pool, just a few steps from the beach. It’s a barefoot, carefree world where space and time expand around us. Boating, fishing, swimming, sightseeing, lying on the beach or walking the little streets sipping a fresh juice or a margarita, you can take this time to fill your creative coffers and to soothe your spirit.
Breakfast and lunch are included with coffee and tea breaks, as well as group dinners upon arrival and the eve of our departure. For the free evenings, there are wonderful little restaurant gems to explore, music and even a little dancing if you’re inclined.
Easily accessible by ferry from Cancun's Aeropuerto Internacional, Isla Holbox was named by the New York Times as one of the places to visit in 2016, and is considered by many to be Mexico’s best kept secret. What was Tulum twenty-five years ago is Holbox now, sans tour buses and crowds.
Total cost is $1850 USD and includes roundtrip transportation to and from Cancun Airport to Isla Holbox, all writing workshops, daily yoga, six nights in shared accommodation (no singles available), daily breakfast and lunch with two dinners upon arrival and before departure. If this retreat interests you, please book early as limited spaces are available.