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Popular Cancun To Holbox Transfer Service Canceled

Popular Cancun To Holbox Transfer Service Canceled Until Further Notice

 

Tourists visiting Cancun with the intention of taking a trip to Isla Holbox in the near future might end up being disappointed, as the popular Cancun to Holbox transfer service has been canceled until further notice.  The commonly used bus route takes visitors from Cancun to Chiquila, where they then catch a ferry over to Holbox Island.  Both ticket sales and land transfers that were already scheduled were canceled by the General Manager of Autobuses de Oriente, also referred to as ADO, Julio García Flores.

Small ADO Bus Terminal

The reason for the cancelation has to do with disagreements between citizens of Kantunilkín that share an area of common land, also known as ejidatarios, and the Federal Electricity Commission working on a project on the land.  This land is generally used for agricultural purposes and the ejidatarios claim that the project is affecting the use of the land.  Due to the Federal Electricity Commission’s alleged non-compliance with an economic element of the agreement, the ejidatarios have formed a blockade, effectively blocking passage.

Holbox Street

According to Flores, 10 runs between Cancun and Chiquila have had to be suspended already.  Not only did this prevent individuals in Cancun from getting to Chiquila to go to Holbox, but it prevented visitors already there from getting back to Cancun.  It was November 1st that the ejidatarios took over the section of land along the route, preventing tourists from getting back to Cancun International Airport.

Those that were on their way to Holbox ended up stranded at the ADO bus terminal.  This is a result of the route cancelations and ticket sale suspension, which Mr. Flores commented on following the decision.  He explained that “We have an impact due to the blockade that is foreign to us, and that led to having to cancel those who had a ticket purchased yesterday. So there have already been two days of affectation.”

He further stated that service would not be reinstated until the company can guarantee the safe transfer of its passengers through the area.  In recent weeks buses have already had to leave passengers within a couple of miles from their destination due to the work being done.  Typically there are around eight runs a day between Cancun and Chiquila.

Holbox Beaches Are Going Viral Thanks To This Natural Phenomena-2

It is not uncommon for Cancun tourists to make the trip to visit the beautiful island of Holbox.  It is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and is known for its crystal clear, beautiful waters and dazzling white sand beaches.  The laid-back, more authentic Holbox Village, where there are shops selling Mexican goods and quaint, colorful restaurants serving delicious Mexican staples and other foodie favorites, is also a big draw for tourists visiting the Riviera Maya region.

Recently Holbox was named the “Best Island Destination in North America” in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.  There were more than 800 islands in the running for the coveted award, and Holbox came out on top, proving just how much the island has to offer.  Travelers cited the untouched nature, the low sargassum beaches, and the warm community as reasons for awarding the Island the sought-after prize.

Holbox Village

As of right now, there is no date set for restarting the popular route to get to Chiquila and, ultimately, the island of Holbox.  In an effort to keep tourists safe, the suspension will remain until the blockade and the issue causing it are resolved.  Until then, those with plans to vacation in Holbox should be prepared to make other arrangements in Cancun or another nearby vacation destination.

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Holbox Weather

Holbox weather
Holbox Island
10:50 am, December 1, 2022
28°C
clear sky
Wind: 13 mph
Pressure: 1020 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 6:04 pm

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Find your Flight To Holbox

The easiest way to get to Holbox is to take a flight to Cancun airport and then you can take a shuttle, check our post on how to get there

A more sophisticated option is to arrive by plane. Private flights to Holbox can be hired from Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.

 

 

 

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Where to stay in Holbox

HOLBOX HOTELS AND RESORTS

In Holbox, you have a choice between charming boutique hotels with cozy, laid-back settings or rustic wooden cabins and hostels. Whatever kind of establishment you pick, all you have to do is relax and allow the kind and welcoming people of Holbox to treat you.

LUXURY HOTELS

The island’s boutique hotels have mastered the art of combining their opulent aesthetic with the magnificent natural setting that surrounds them.

HOSTELS

a convenient lodging choice for individuals who like to venture out and enjoy Holbox days.

 

CAMPING

Perfect for those who appreciate being completely in touch with nature. Most campgrounds offer basic amenities including restrooms, kitchens, and gathering spaces.

 

 

 

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How to get to Holbox

How to get to Holbox

 

Here is how you can get to Holbox:

By land

You can do it by car, shuttle or buses (which leave from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum); and it is necessary to travel by road to the port of Chiquilá, which is where the ferries to Holbox depart.
* If you have a car, in Chiquilá you will find public parking lots to leave it.

By water

There are two ferry companies that, at 30-minute intervals, offer the service. The first crossing from Chiquilá is at 6:00 AM, and the last one returns from Holbox at 9:30 PM.

by air

A more sophisticated option is to arrive by plane. Private flights to Holbox can be hired from Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.