GETTING TO & AROUND ISLA HOLBOX
Part of what keeps Holbox the quiet paradise that it is, is the fact that it is not overly easy to get to. The island can only be reached by ferry unless you have the funds to charter a plane or a helicopter.
The ferry leaves for Holbox from the small fishing village of Chiquila, which is located in the north of the peninsula about 135km from Cancun. You can take the bus, drive, or even take a taxi from Cancun directly to the ferry port. If you drive, there are a number of secure parking lots where you can leave your car at a low daily rate (roughly $50 pesos).
Two ferry companies serve the island (9 Hermanos and Holbox Express) with a boat leaving approximately once every hour from 6am to 9.30pm. The sea crossing takes about 20-30 minutes and is usually a smooth journey.
Upon arrival to Holbox, taxis in the form of golf carts await to transport you to your hotel if necessary.
There are no cars on the island, but you can rent a golf cart ($17 US per hour/ $70 US per day) or bicycles ($3 US per hour) or simply walk from place to place along the sandy island streets.