To drive from Cancun to Chiquila take the 180 towards Valladolid for 55km, passing Leona Vicario. When you reach Valladolid Nuevo take the right deviation (just after the speed bump at 262km) and follow the road until you meet the QROO5, turn right onto the QROO5 following the signs to Holbox/Chiquila along this road that boasts lush foliage either side.
Once you arrive in Chiquila there are a number of secure parking lots where you can leave your car at a low daily rate (roughly $50 pesos).
By Bus from Cancun Airport
Take the ADO bus that runs to downtown Cancun from Terminals 2 and 3 every thirty minutes between the hours of 8.20am and 12.30am (00.30). The journey takes roughly 25 minutes and costs $66 pesos.
Buses to Chiquila leave from the downtown Cancun ADO bus station three times daily. The Mayab buses leave at 7.50am and 9.40am and the Oriente bus leaves at 12.50pm. The journey takes 3 hours and 15 minutes with stops along the way and there are no toilets onboard. The journey costs $118 pesos.
Many flights arrive in Cancun too late to make these connections so you might have to spend one night downtown at a hotel close to the bus station. We don’t recommend staying in the hotel zone as the cost to get there and back by taxi will be rather high.
By Bus from Cancun City
Buses then leave from the downtown Cancun ADO bus station to Chiquila three times daily. The Mayab buses leave at 7.50am and 9.40am and the Oriente bus leaves at 12.50pm. The journey takes 3 hours and 15 minutes with stops along the way and there are no toilets onboard. The journey costs $118 pesos.
Returning to Cancun
Heading back to Cancun from Chiquila the Oriente bus runs once daily at 7.45am and the Mayab bus runs two services at 1.45pm and 2.10pm.