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How to Arrive to Holbox Island?

The nearest airport is the International airport of Cancun, the gateway to the Maya World, which receives daily a number of visitors from the main cities of the world.

Transportation to Holbox

Transportation to Holbox

We receive our visitors on arrival at the airport to move in fully-equipped vans to Puerto Chiquilá on a journey of about two hours. Here they take the ferry that makes about 20 minutes to arrive at the Holbox Pier, where a taxi-golf-cart takes you to your hotel.

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Holbox from Cancún

Order to reach Holbox Island, first should go to Chiquilá that is a small town in front of Holbox. Once there you must aboard the ferry to the island of Holbox. The crossing takes about half an hour. The nearest airport is Cancún International Airport, located 150 km from the small town of Chiquilá.

Arranged transportation:

We receive our visitors at arrival´s Airport hall to transport them in fully-equipped vans to Puerto Chiquilá, on a journey of about two hours. There they take the ferry that takes about 20 minutes to arrive at the Holbox Pier, where a taxi-golf-cart takes you at your hotel.


By car: NEVER TAKE THE HIGHWAY “CANCUN- MERIDA”, BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY OUT TO HOLBOX! Take the free road, to small town called Leona Vicario (180km towards Merida), after there is Nuevo Valladolid village, where there is the entrance ( at Km 262), turn the deviation to the right (just after the speed hump ), and follow the road straight ahead for 7 km until Kantunilkín. Passing through the town, you will find the signs: left and right, take the right one who goes to Chiquilá, from that point is already only 40 km away.

“Mayab” buses: that depart from the Central of Buses ADO in Cancun in the following schedules:

    Cancún - Chiquilá
  • Departure at 7:50 am (aprox. 3,30 hs)
  • Departure at 12:40 pm (aprox. 3,30 hs)

  • Chiquilá - Cancún
  • Departure at 7:45 am (aprox. 3,30 hs)
  • Departure 1:45 pm. (aprox 3,30 hs)
Approximate cost 6.50 dollars per person

Taxi from Cancun Airport. You can hire a taxi for 240 usd up to 4 people. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Agree the price with the driver before boarding.

Holbox from Mérida


By car, It takes about 3.30 hours. On the Periferico take Highway 180 to Cancun, continue to Tizimín´s deviation, from where it should go toward the town of Colonia, continuing straight ahead down to Kantunilkín. Then take the road to Chiquilá, located about 25 min.

By buses de Oriente:
    Mérida - Chiquilá
  • Departure at 11:30 pm - Travel approximately 6 hours.

  • Chiquilá - Mérida
  • Departure at 5:30 am - Travel approximately 6 hours.
Cost 13 usd per person


In Chiquilá, there are several parking lots where you can leave your car safely and most are within walking distance from the pier where you take the ferry. Prices of parking are per day (does not charge per hour or fraction) and the fare is usually of $ 50.00 Mexican pesos.

Ferry: Schedule Chiquilá-Holbox starts at 5.00 am to 8:00 pm , One every hour in high season and every 2 hours in low season at a cost of $100.00 Mexican pesos per person.

Private boat. You can rent a boat on a cruise makes approximately 15 minutes and costs (during the day and until 7:00 pm) $ 350.00 Mexican pesos. At night time after 7:00 pm, the cost rises to $ 450.00 Mexican pesos.

Estimated drive time from Chiquila:

  • To Isla Mujeres (Island of women) - 2:40 hrs. approx. (plus 15 minutes boat from Puerto Juárez pier to Isla Mujeres)
  • To Mérida - 3:30 hrs. approx.
  • To Tulúm - 3:40 hrs. approx.
  • To Playa del Carmen - 3:00 hrs. approx.
  • To Campeche - 4:45 hrs. approx.

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