Location of Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox has a landing strip for small planes. The closest airports are Cancún (CUN) and Mérida (MID).

First you must make your way to Chiquilá, where the ferries depart from. Busses make the journey from the central bus stations in both Cancún and Mérida, though the trip is longer and they make various stops before arriving to the destination. For information on trips to and from Chiquilá you can call the ADO bus line at 01 (800) 702-8000 (from Mexico).

How to get to Isla Holbox by car?

Your travel by land from the Cancún airport to Chiquilá in car, taxi or organized transfer and the trip takes about two hours.

From the main street Avenida López Portillo in Cancún drive towards Mérida. You will pass through the entire city on this avenue, which becomes the “libre” (freeway) toward Mérida. Do not take the option marked “cuota”, you will pass the exit to Chiquilá and it is 120 kilometers (75 mi) to get back.

Traveling on the “libre” you will pass the first town Leona Vicario. Continue straight and you will reach the second town, Valladolid Nuevo, pass the town’s first speed bump (tope) and take the next right turn. On this corner you will see a palapa that serves as a taxi stand.

You are now on a relatively new highway on the way to the towns Esperanza and San Pedro that surely will not be on your map. Some 150 meters (500 ft) after passing the last town, you will reach a “T” where you will turn right and head in the direction of Kantunilkin, Solferino and Chiquilá.

Upon arrival in Chiquilá park your car in any of the many secure, shaded parking lots in the town. Make your way toward the pier and buy your ferry ticket there. It takes about one half hour to cross to Holbox and costs $100.- MXP per person. Departures are almost every 60 minutes.

When arriving on the island, you will find at the pier golf carts, which are the taxi cabs on the island.  The ride to Villas Delfines costs $50.-MXP.

Note: Arrange your trip to arrive at Chiquilá no later than 9:15pm  as the last ferry departs at 9:30pm . For safety reasons, we also recommend that you travel during daylight hours.

Feel free to consult our page www.villasdelfines.com for further information upon Holbox and Villas Delfines.

We look forward to welcoming you at Villas Delfines!