Getting to Holbox Island

The port of Chiquila is where the Ferry departs towards Holbox Island.

Private Transportation to Holbox

The easiest and most confortable way to get to Holbox Island is by hiring a private transfer service to the island. Holbox Adventure runs the Island's most reliable service from Cancun International Airport to Holbox Island, they have the best rates. Their door to door service includes: Private VIP Transportation on recent make fully equipped vehicles, Ferry Tickets and a Holbox Taxi to your Hotel in the island.

If you are a Do it Yourself traveller we provide you with driving directions on how to get to Holbox Island in your rental car or by bus.

The natural crossing to Holbox Island is the port of Chiquilá, which is nearly a two hour and thirty minutes drive from Cancun Airport and Puerto Morelos or a 3 hour Drive from Tulum or Playa del Carmen via the scenic Cenotes Route.

Once you arrive on Chiquila you can purchase your Ferry Tickets with one of the two ferry companies that operate in the area (Holbox Express or 9 Hermanos Boat Company).

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Driving directions to Holbox Island

from Chetumal to Holbox Island

Take the federal highway 307 towards Cancun, once you arrive to the Tulum Crossing you must take a detour towards Coba Archeological site and continue driving until you arrive to a town called “El Ideal” (ehl-eedeh-al) and take the detour towards Kantunilkin after you pass Kantunilkin the same road will take you to the port of “Chiquila” where you can park your car and cross in the local ferry.

 

Driving to Holbox Island from Cancún

Take the federal highway 180 towards Merida, approximately at kilometer 80 you must take the detour towards  Kantunilkin after you pass Kantunilkin the same road will take you to the port of “Chiquila” where you can park your car and cross in the local ferry.

 

Driving to Holbox Island from Merida

Take the federal highway 180 towards Cancun, once you drive pass the city of Valladolid you must continue driving until you arrive to a town called “El Ideal” (ehl-eedeh-al) and take the detour towards  Kantunilkin after you pass Kantunilkin the same road will take you to the port of “Chiquila” where you can park your car and cross in the local ferry.

 

Getting to Holbox by Bus

Chetumal: The ADO bus stands for Autobuses de Oriente (ADO). Get on board the bus from Chetumal to Cancún, and then from Cancún towards Chiquila.

Cancún: ADO Bus Departures. Monday thru Sunday 7:50 am and 12:40 pm Chiquila-Cancún: 7:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Mérida: ADO Bus Departures. Monday thru Sunday 11:30 p.m Chiquila to Mérida: 5:30 a.m.ADO Bus Departures. Monday thru Sunday 11:30 p.m Chiquila to Mérida: 5:30 a.m.

Valladolid: ADO Bus Departures. Monday thru Sunday 3:00 a.m Chiquila to Valladolid: 5:30 a.m.

Chiquilá is a small town located to the north of the state of Quintana Roo and part of the Yum-Balam Federal preservation area. This colorful little town serves as a departure point for all the private boats and Ferries to Holbox Island. It has a Gas Station, a couple of restaurants and hotels and several public parking lots to leave your car there during your stay in Holbox Island.

Kantunilkin is a colorful town where the City Hall of the Municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas is located. Its location towards the northern part of the state is where you can find several cenotes. The town’s festivities are around December 8th.

 

Ferry Departures

Holbox – Chiquilá

5:00 am
7:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

Holiday season extra departures
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

Chiquilá – Holbox

6:00 am
8:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm

Holiday season extra departures
3:00 pm
6:00 pm