Yucatan πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ - Holbox

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Tips πŸ‘

  • There’s no cars on the island, just golf cars as taxis.
  • We found some ATMs but they seemed not reliable, bring cash.
  • The center of the island is packed with hotels, agencies and street food.

🏠 Accommodation

We stayed in a very central AirBnB which we highly recommend. Super clean, with a big roof terrace, kitchen and two-beds bedroom.

🚲 Getting there

We drove 2 hours from Cancun, see below.

⏱ Duration

We stayed 2 days and 3 nights and felt that was good.

Drive from Cancun πŸš™

After finishing the paperwork to get our car, we started our drive from Cancun to the island. The roads were great, with few traffic. It took us around 2 hours and 170MXN in tolls to reach Chiquila, the closest town on land.

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Once there, we looked around and picked the less-dodgy-looking parking to leave our car for three days, at a cost of 300MXN. They all kind of look the same, open 24h, so no real good advices here.

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From there, we headed to the pier, where we bought tickets to the next ferry, every 30 minutes, for 200MXN. It took around 20 minutes of boat, after what we finally landed, and hired a little golf car taxi to bring us to our hotel for 40MXN. The taxi was not needed since it’s just a 10 minutes walk, but trolley travel yo.

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Overall, everything was kind of straight-forward and fairly easy. It took us about 4 hours door-to-door, and costed 910MXN for two people.

Agencies 🎟

During our first evening on the island, we went to speak with some agencies to get prices and availabilities. After some negociations, we opted to book the Three Islands Tour for 400MXN/person and the Bioluminescence Boat Tour for 650MXN/person. All agencies offered more or less the same tours and prices, so we booked all the activities with the same one and asked for a discount.

We did that at night around 8PM on the main street when all agencies were open, asked discounts to several ones and went with the cheaper one which we recommend (Daris on WhatsApp +5219841787348)

Three islands tour 🏝

The next day, we started our three hours tour at 10AM from the pier after being picked-up by a golf car at the agency. We boarded the 8 persons boat, and made our first stop at Isla Parajos after 30 minutes. We only did the tour of the island by boat since walking on it was forbidden (bird sanctuary), and observed lots of pelicans and fragadas sunbathing around.

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We then carried on for other 30 minutes up to the Cenote Yalahau. Upon arrival, we had to pay a 25MXN/person fee to enter in the site, after what we jumped in the fresh water natural pool. Honestly, it was nothing super exciting, and the water was quite cold, but the place was nice and relaxing.

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From there, we went back in the boat and made our last stop 30 minutes later to Isla Passion, a wonderful little island with an observation tower and a sand bank. We chilled there for a while, watching eagles, flamingoes and iguanas, before heading back to the pier to finish the tour at 1PM.

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