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Directions to Holbox
From Chetumal City
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Take highway 307 towards the Cancun City (following the signs), reach the junction Tulum-Coba and take the turnoff to the archaeological site of Coba, continue to the town of El Ideal and take the detour to Kantunilkin town and continue along the same path to Chiquilá port.

From Cancun City

Take Highway 180 towards to Merida City, about kilometer 80th, take the detour to Kantunilkin town and continue to the port of Chiquilá.

From Mérida City

Take federal highway 180 to Cancun City, through the City of Valladolid, Yucatan, head towards the town of El Ideal, Quintana Roo and take the turning Kantunilkin and continue along the same path to Chiquilá.

By bus

Bus to Chiquilá, as follow (ADO is the company name):

Leaving from Chetumal, Quintana Roo

-First take a bus Chetumal-Cancún route, then Cancún-Chiquilá.

-Timetable from Cancún to Chiquilá: Everyday at 07:50 in the morning and 12:40 at noon.

-Timetable from Chiquilá to Cancún: Everyday at 07:45 in the morning and 1:45 at noon.

Leaving from Merida, Yucatán

-Timetable from Mérida to Chiquilá: Everyday at 11.30 at night.

-Timetable from Chiquilá to Mérida: Everyday at 5:30 in the morning.

Leaving from Valladolid, Yucatán

-Timetable from Valladolid to Chiquilá: Everyday 03.00 in the morning.

-Timetable from Chiquilá to Valladolid: Everyday 05.30 in the morning.

Chiquilá is a small village that is located north of the State of Quintana Roo and belongs to the protected area of Yum Balam. This village serves as a starting point for the boats and the ferry to Holbox, taking about 15/20 minutes ride. Chiquilá port has a hotel, a couple restaurants, one gas station and public parking lots to keep private cars for several days. Kantunilkin is the head county of Lazaro Cardenas Municipality to which the Holbox Island is located north of our state of Quintana Roo. It has a great diversity of flora and fauna, as well as extraordinary cenotes. It´s also known for it´s fervent cultural traditions and major holidays such as honors it´s saint, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, ​​on December 8th.

The boats leave every two hours, for more information please contact the following numbers:

  • Nine Brothers Boat Company / Contact: Mr. Fidel Mena or Fausto Ancona     984-875 20 10 984-875 20 10


The ferry to cross over cars has two runs per day, for more information:

  • Ferry Transbordadores Holbox / Contact Mr. Evelio Ramirez Tuz / Mr. Nahum Moguer  984-875 2029 984-875 2029

You can also take an air taxi from Cancun, since the island has an airport for small aircraft exclusively.

  • Aerotaxi Aerosaab Airlines / Contact: Mr. Alfredo Guerra (984)8730804/501 (984) 8730804/501   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.aerosaab.com