Save Isla Holbox! Save the Reserva de Yum- Balam!

  • Many of you have traveled with me and OPtical Edge Inc (SCOA's parent company) on our amazing Isla Holbox adventures where we: swim with the whale sharks, fish with the fishermen, check out Salt Water Crocodiles and watch sea turtles lay their egss.  Every year there is a new developer wanting to put property right on the water.  This year they might be successful.

    Please read the below email I received from one of the hotel managers we have worked with in the past.  Read the note and read the petition.  If it resonates with you as it did with me sign it and pass it on.  While it isn't clear to me this will stop the developers, at least your voice will be heard.  Alternatively, if you have a different view make a comment let us know.

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    Please join me in signing the Save the Holbox Beach! petition
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    Don't let local authorities destroy the Holbox Beach!

    Local authorities have decided to develop the beach IN FRONT of the hotels that already exist. They plan on building cement block bars and businesses and a paved road! Now only will they be destroying the environment, and the vibe of Holbox, but they will be destroying their own prospects for tourism.

    The "proyecto" (project) planned for the beautiful Caribbean island of Holbox, Mexico- will destroy the dunes and the white powder sand that is so special to Holbox; part of the eco Reserve of Yum Balam. Their plan is to bring in the machines, knock down the dunes and the palm trees, and build a boulevard running parallel with the water's edge and then build permanent structures all along the avenue for rent to restaurants and bars.

    Gone will be the golden sunset walks, the sea shells, the frigates, pelicans, flamingos and cranes. The wide white beach will be converted into a commercial zone, serving only the tourist that enjoys traffic... The rustic-caribbean-laid-back-funky tourist town will disappear and the natural beach will be gone forever.

    We need the voice of world tourism to express their love for Holbox in its natural state; non-developed, non-groomed, and without bars, restaurants, and traffic. Please help show the tourism department and the local "planners" the error of their ways by signing this petition!