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Isla Holbox - Quintana Roo - México

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Holbox Island

Holbox is a small Mexican island located to the North of the State of Quintana Roo, where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean Sea.

 

It combines beautiful white sandy beaches, a calm and warm sea, lagoons, rivers, sinkholes and rainforest. Today, it remains an almost pristine place and an important part of the Flora and Fauna Protection area, where you can see splendid landscapes and a varied wildlife, standing out diverse waterfowl such as flamingos, pelicans, ducks, frigates and herons.

 

Lobster fishing (ruled by the closed season) is locally one of the main activities; in local restaurants you have the opportunity to taste delicious dishes based on this crustacean, as well as a variety of seafood.

 

Nowadays the island has become a destination for vacationers from all over the world, particularly those cultivating an ecological consciousness and seeking to live in harmony whit Nature, meet friendly people, rest, or also dive and experience adventure tourism.

 

One of the most important activities going on in the island is swimming with whale sharks. This unforgettable experience takes place during the summer and anyone can have it (no diving experience is required). The amazing whale shark measures about 40 feet (12 meters) long, feeds on plankton, and is completely harmless.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • There are no banks on the island and just one ATM.
  • Streets are not paved; there is no bus or transit.
  • Transportation: bicycles and golf carts (for rent).
  • It is advisable to bring insect repellent.

Transport Information

 

Bus - ADO daily schedules*

 

From Cancun:

Cancun - Chiquila

04:30 a.m., 06:00 a.m., 08:00 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 01:30 p.m.

 

Chiquila - Cancun

05:30 a.m., 07:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 01:30 pm

 

Ticket costs 65 Mexican pesos approximately.

 

 

From Tulum or Playa del Carmen:

Tulum - Playa del Carmen - Chiquila

8:00 a.m.  -  9:30 a.m.  -  11:00 a.m.

 

Chiquila - Playa del Carmen - Tulum

3:00 p.m.  -  4:30 p.m.  -   6:00 p.m.

 

 

From Merida or Valladolid:

Merida - Valladolid - Chiquila

11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.

 

Chiquila - Valladolid - Merida

5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

 

*Confirm schedules with ADO Bus Company for more security.

 

 

Car

 

It is possible to reach Chiquila by car and leave the vehicle in a parking lot.

 

 

Boat - passenger ferry

 

There are two companies between Chiquila and Holbox.

Their prices are the same. Cost of the ticket: 120 Mexican pesos (7 usd approx).

Trip duration: 30 minutes. It is not possible to make reservations.

 

 

Schedules 9 Hermanos:

Chiquila – Holbox

06.00 a.m. / 08.00 a.m. / 10.00 a.m. / 11.00 a.m. / 12.00 a.m.

02.00 p.m. / 04.00 p.m. / 05.00 p.m. / 07.00 p.m. / 09.30 p.m.

 

Holbox – Chiquila

05.00 a.m. / 07.00 a.m. / 09.00 a.m. / 10.00 a.m. / 11.00 a.m.

01.00 p.m. / 03.00 p.m. / 04.00 p.m. / 06.00 p.m. / 08.30 p.m.

 

 

Schedules Holbox Express:

Chiquila – Holbox

08.00 a.m. / 12.00 a.m. / 02.00 p.m. / 05.00 p.m. / 08.00 p.m.

 

Holbox – Chiquila

07.00 a.m. / 11.00 a.m. / 01.00 p.m. / 04.00 p.m. / 07.00 p.m.

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