Last updated on December 13th, 2022 at 12:13 pm
We will write how to get from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox. The distance from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox is 160 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities
The travel time from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox is around 2 hours and 15 minutes by taxi plus ferry. If you go by bus plus ferry around 2 hours and 45 minutes travel time. Read here how to get from Holbox to Playa Del Carmen
Going by taxi will be around 1600-2000 MXN which is $80-100 USD depending on your final destination. You can also rent a car in Playa Del Carmen.
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WHERE TO STAY IN HOLBOX
Around $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Holbox. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
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PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO HOLBOX
ADO BUS FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO HOLBOX (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox is by bus. You will have to get a direct bus from Playa Del Carmen to Chiquila and from Chiquila to Holbox by ferry. The ADO Bus will arrive just 2 minutes walking distance from Chiquila Ferry Port where you can buy the tickets going to Holbox.
ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO CHIQUILA
The ADO Bus schedule from Playa Del Carmen to Chiquila is starting at 9 30 am, 10 20 am, 11 40 am and 1 40 pm. The ADO Bus in Playa Del Carmen is leaving from 5th Avenue and gets near Chiquila Port.
The bus fare from Playa Del Carmen to Chiquila is around 340 MXN which is around $17 USD (you can book online). The travel time from Playa Del Carmen to Chiquila is around 2 hours and 10 minutes.
FERRY SCHEDULE FROM CHIQUILA TO HOLBOX
Once in Chiquila ADO Bus Terminal you will have to walk 2 minutes to the ferry port. The ferry schedule from Chiquila to Isla Holbox is running every 30 minutes. There are two companies offering the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox: Holbox Express and 9 Hermanos.
9 Hermanos ferry is from Chiquila to Holbox running every hour starting from 6 am to 9 pm. Check here 9 Hermanos ferry shcedule and fare. And Holbox Express is running every hour starting from 6 30 am to 9 30 pm. Check here Holbox Express ferry schedule and fare!
The ferry travel time from Chiquila to Holbox is 20 minutes. The ferry fare from Chiquila to Isla Holbox is 220 MXN which is $11 USD.
The total bus fare from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox is around 540 MXN which is around $28 USD. The total travel time from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox is around 2 hours and 45 minutes (it can be longer depending on the traffic and waiting time).
SHARED VAN TRANSFER PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO CHIQUILA
Just in case the bus schedule isn’t matching. There are a few shared vans leaving from Playa Del Carmen to Chiquila. The travel time is 2 hours and the shared van fare is $20 USD. You can book online a seat!
BY TAXI PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO HOLBOX
If you go from Playa del Carmen to Holbox by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour and 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen to Chiquila where you will get the ferry to Holbox.
The taxi fare from Playa del Carmen to Chiquila is around 1600-2000 MXN which is $80-100 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination
UBER FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO HOLBOX
If you are ordering Uber in Playa del Carmen you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around $80-100 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT PLAYA DEL CARMEN
There are many options for renting a car in Playa Del Carmen. It’s the most convenient option if you would like to visit around but not for Holbox since cars aren’t allowed to drive in Isla Holbox. It will take you 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Chiquila from Playa Del Carmen in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO HOLBOX
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $120 USD and you will be able to fit up to 3 people. It could be $40 USD per person. And for $140 USD and you will be able to fit 7 people. It will be around $20 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO HOLBOX
The best way from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox is getting by ADO Bus if you are traveling on a budget for $17 USD around 340 MXN plus 220 MXN which is $11 USD for the ferry Chiquila to Holbox. A total fare of $28 USD and 2 hours and 45 minutes travel time
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HOLBOX
A total of $15 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Holbox. There are hotels mid-budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MEXICO
Your daily food budget travel in Mexico could be a total of $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are in a budget you can go for street food all around the country. You can buy tacos for $1 USD. If you are going to fine dining restaurants starts from $10 USD per person for a meal.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN HOLBOX
There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Holbox is from the months of November to April because it is the month of the dry season.
However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.
CASH IN MEXICO
Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that the country’s dollars are very common and well-accepted.
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