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Isla Holbox

Getting there & around

A barco (boat) ferries passengers (M$40, 25 minutes) to Holbox from the port village of Chiquilá nine times daily from 5am to 6pm in winter, 6am to 7pm in summer. Buses departing Chiquilá usually wait for the boat to arrive. Smaller, faster and wetter lanchas make the crossing whenever anyone’s willing to pay M$250 for the entire boat (up to about six people with gear; the fare is higher after dark).

Two Mayab buses leave Cancún daily for Chiquilá (M$70, 3½ hours) at 7:50am and 12:40pm. There’s also an Oriente bus from Valladolid (M$70, 2½ hours) at 2:45am. From Mérida, take an overnight Noreste bus to Chiquilá (M$124, 7 hours) at 11:30pm.

Taking a taxi from Cancún is another possibility; you may be able to get a taxi for M$600.

Buses (all 2nd class) leave Chiquilá for Cancún (M$70) at 7:30am and 1:30pm; Tizimín (M$50) at 7:30am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm; Valladolid (M$70) at 5:30am; and Mérida (M$124) at 5:30am.

If you’re driving you can either park your vehicle in the Chiquilá parking lot for M$30 per day (8am to 6pm or any fraction thereof) or take your chances parking it on the pier (which is crowded in high season).

Rentadora El Brother (875-20-18; cart per hr/day/24hr M$100/600/800), on Juárez near the beach rents golf carts.