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Isla Holbox, Mexico | Holbox Beach, Arrival, Nightlife & Tips (Car-Free Island)

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Isla Holbox is an island north of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in Quintana Roo State. This car-free island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the ...

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Isla Holbox is an island north of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in Quintana Roo State. This car-free island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Holbox is known for its marine life and whale sharks. If you want to swim with whale sharks, tours start during the summer months.

How To Get Here:
From Cancun Airport to Chiquila: 2 hour drive
Chiquila Ferry to Holbox: 30 min ride. Check website below for ferry times
https://www.9hermanos.com/
We booked Private Transportation with Go Holbox Transfers: https://goholboxtransfers.com/
From Cancun to Chiquila it cost $750 MXN Deposit ($36 USD)
$1700 MXN ($83 USD)
Total one-way $2450 MXN ($120 USD)

Chiquila to Playa del Carmen: 2.5-3 hrs
$1000 MXN Deposit ($48 USD)
After arriving to destination $1900 MXN ($92 USD)
Total one-way $2900 MXN ($141 USD)

How to get around on the Island:
We rented bikes from Holbox Bike
https://www.facebook.com/bikesholbox
500 pesos = $25 USD 2 bikes for 24 hours
You can rent golf carts on the island or walk to a lot of places, there are also Taxi
services.

Tips and Things to Know Before You Go
1. Cute sandals and Nice shoes are not necessary
If it rains the roads will become very muddy. It's pretty ahrd to avoid since sidewalks are minimal

2. Grab Pesos BEFORE getting to the island,
There are only a couple of ATMs in Holbox - the main one above the police station can become crowded (long lines)
The second ATM we saw was out of order two separate days
You can get pesos at the Cancun Airport

3. Bug Repellent Is A MUST!
The mosquitos can be pretty bad in Holbox, especially at night by the beaches so be sure to have plenty of bug spray or mosquito repellent bands. You can purchase them on Amazon. Below you can find the spray we used. By clicking our Amazon affiliate link and making a purchase, we earn a small commission. We greatly appreciate your support!

4. Holbox gets HOT during the day so sunscreen and hats are a MUST!
Check below for out complete list of items we used while in Holbox!

Amazon Affiliate Links!
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