I'm looking to go with my girlfriend for her 25th birthday in May. I hate the idea of the all inclusive places over by Cancun and Playa del Carmen with people basically staying at the resort the whole time and not experiencing the local culture and scenery. Plus I don't really want to be in a place over flowing with tourists. Because of that I'm hoping to go to a place like Isla Holbox. Its about a 2 and a half hour drive from Cancun to Chiquila and then a short ferry ride over to the island. I'm looking at staying at one of the small hotels right on the beach. :: Holbox Hotel Mawimbi - Holbox Island - Mexico :: Holbox: Hotel Isla Mexico There are no cars on the island, just golf carts. There seems to be lots of stuff to do, and we'll be there right when the whale sharks arrive. Swimming with them would be awesome! Anyone been around this area before? I've never been to Cancun/Playa so I'm just researching a lot now to find a good place to go. Tulum also looks like a fun place away from the crowds of Cancun.