Hi there - could anyone let me know if it will be possible to make a late crossing to Holbox.
Our flight arrives into Cancun at 19:00, so we expect to arrive into Chiquila at about 23:00, I've read on a few forums that you can pay a local fisherman to take you across. Is this safe and how readily available will they be? We are travelling mid November. I know people will say stay the night in Cancun and make the trip the next day, but we are very keen just to get to the island as our time there will be short and we don't want to waste another day travelling.
any help would be appreciated.
how safe are tourists getting to Holbox from cancun airport
since this is relatively new tourist area do tourists often get sick from food etc
is sept to late to swim with whale sharks
Im travelling with my family and mother that has a leg problem so I have to take a transport service from the airport to Holbox. I was ther 2 years ago and The locals from Chiquila charge you 1500 pesos, very good service but I lost the phone number from back then. can not afford a 200usd or more one way transport from the other transport services, any contact from a local that does it for less? many thx!
Can someone tell me if we can cross the motor home on the ferry.
We have already spend 5 month in our motor home in Mexico a few years ageo my question is about taking the ferry to get to Holbox..
Can i get there with my motor home 35 feet?
Looking for any possible travel direct from Mujeres to Holbox ( ie water taxi private boat) We are Going 2nd week Nov 2013
Is there a boat that goes directly from Isla Mujeres to Isla Holbox? Is it possilble to charter or hire local fisherman to take you and doe anyone know how much the trip will cost?
I am traveling to Holbox next week. I am concerned regarding safety (I am traveling with 4 children) and Dengue which I keep reading about. Any real cause for concern?
Is there a boat that goes between Isla Mujeres or mainland (Cancun side) to Isla Holbox? Possilble boat charter or hire local fisherman to take you?
when I went to Holbox last year we came across a local band playing at one of the restaurants. They consisted of 4 older gentlemen and one woman and they sounded a bit like Buena Vista Social Club. Any idea what they are called and if there is a way to get in touch with them?
i am really wanting to visit Holbox as it sounds and looks amazing BUT my wife has a problem with mosquitoes
we live in Ibiza in spain and experience them here but is it unbearable in Holbox in January ?
Are they a problem after dark ? or is mainly sunset ?
Also are we late enough to be clear of Hurricane season ?
Or is it all worth it for the holiday and the location and peace we will have there???
many thanks for your help
Does anyone have the name of a car service that will take me from Cancun to the ferry to Isla Holbox?
Hi everyone and thanks in advanced for your help. I have a few questions concerning my upcoming Honeymoon to Holbox.
1) We are planning on doing a Whale Shark Snorkle, all the companies I see are out of Cancun, is there a company straight from Holbox? If so what is the name and do we need to arrange a boat before we get there (end of June)?
2) I understand its in the gulf and probably doesnt have reefs, but is the a dive shop on the island? My fiance and I are Marine Biologists and can be easily entertained diving on sand flats or seagrass beds :)
3) When is sea turtle nesting or hatching season? Are there certain beaches you can go to in an attempt to see them?
Does anyone have any other advice for us? We like to travel without the nuisance of Tourists (ironic right?) and we do like to be with the locals and get off the beaten path, which is all why we chose this wonderful Island.
With the foot of snow we have on the ground and more to come June can not be here soon enough!
Traveling with my wife and daughter (1 year) to Casa de las Tortugas in mid-January and we're getting a bit nervous reading so many posts about trips being cut short due to the biting insects, etc. We're used to bugs and traveling 'off the grid', but we're nervous about our daughter. Does anyone have any recent information or reports from Isla Holbox? We'd rather not spend our vacation swatting insects or (worse yet) rubbing DEET all over our daughter, but we just don't know what think. Some say it was the best time, etc. and others say it was a nightmare. Is the truth someplace in between?
When is a good time to come to Isla Holbox? I know the flamingos are there begining April and the whale sharks in the summer. Mostly I am interested in taking a group there to visit the dolphins.
But I react badly to mosquito and tabano bites. At what time of year are there the least biting insects?
Hi, I'm new to the board.
The misses and I will be staying for 7 days in Holbox and moving on the Playa del Carmen for 6 more. What is the best way to get to Playa? I'm assuming I need to get to Chiquila by ferry first and catch a bus somehow?
What are my options?
Thanks ni advance.
I'm having some trouble finding scheduled times that buses leave Chiquila. Does anyone know how often they run from Chiquila to Merida? Is there someplace that has the schedule listed? Thanks!
My husband and I are thinking of visiting late June/early July and his only concern is the water. He wants crystal clear blue water like in the Caribbean. Everything else about the island seems perfect and exactly what we are looking for. Can anyone comment on the clarity and "blueness" of the water? We are thinking of staying at Villas Paraiso del Mar. How is the food? My husband is a picky eater. And, is the suite worth the100 more than the junior suite?
Thanks in advance!
I would like to be on Holbox in august and to dive with whale shark . I have PADI certification. Is it possible or snorkling is just possible?
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH THE BUS IS?
We arrive in Canun 7;30 pm, would it still be possible to make it to Holbox that evening ? If so, what would be the best way ?
Is there a ferry, boat or water taxi from Isla Mujeres to Isla Holbox?
We are going to Holbox for one week at the end of November. Anyone have suggestions of the best things to do or see? Would appreciate any tips. Thanks.
In Cancun, theyre selling tours for one day to Isla Holbox, for 200 USD, including snorkelling with whale sharks, transportation there and meals.
Do you think this is a good deal, or would it be cheaper to get a bus and a boat to Holbox, spend a night there, book a snorkelling tour and come backto cancun..?!?
I need tips/help about getting to Holbox from the Cancun Airport. I know I can take a bus to Chiquila from downtown Cancun bus terminal but I can't find any information about getting from the airport to there. Also is it better to take the taxi to to Chiquila.
Thank you in advance for any info you may have.
Hi. I am actually a frequent visiter of Isla Mujeres and I am so disappointed in what is has become. I found info about Holbox and it seems to be what IM used to be. I was hoping to hear from some locals, if they post here. I am putting together a plan to visit. I am not into the big resorts. A nice small hotel without all the "extras" will do fine. I also noticed the larger hotels seem to have the restaurants. What about local restaurants that aren't run by foreigners?
Thank you for any info!
My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Isla Holbox in mid-July of '07 and have two concerns:
1. Has the island recovered from damage sustained by Hurricane Wilma?
2. Are the mosquitoes unbearable? From what I read, they come out in droves at night. They don't bother me but my girlfriend is constantly attacked and I don't want her vacation ruined by them.
It would be most appreciated if anyone could provide any information regarding either of these.
Me and my girlfriend are visiting Holbox for the first time arriving on September 19th and staying for 2 weeks. We have booked 1 week at Villas Delfines and have booked nothing else. Has anyone else been at this time of year?? Any advice on hotels, trips.... or with any stories that'll make us smile. my email is email@example.com
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I have been researching a lot about Isla Holbox and will be going with my boyfriend soon. I'm wondering when the best time of year to go is? We were thinking in November or December...any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
My husband and I are planning a trip to Isla Holbox in January 2007. Where is the nicest place to stay? Villa Delfines, Villas Paraiso Del Mar, Xaloc, Casa Sandra?? I've seen some bad reviews for Faro Viejo. Any information would be appreciated. Also - how long/bad is the drive from Cancun? How about fishing - how much does it run?