After breakfast, I finally left Cancun. Again, I said goodbye to everyone in the hostel, collected my backpack and got the taxi (80 MXN – 3.20 GBP) to the place where I could catch my bus to Chiquila and from there a ferry to Isla Holbox. I paid 240 MXN for the bus (approx. 10 GBP).
After about 3 hours on the bus, I reached Chiquila. I bought a one-way ferry ticket for 150 MXN (6 GBP). Ferries run every hour from 5 am to 20.40, and they are operated by 9 Hermanos or Holbox Express line. On the ferry, the journey was entertained (although it was not a top class performance) by a couple, probably from some Caribbean island.
After about 30 minutes of the ferry crossing, I reached the paradise (according to guide books) – Isla Holbox.
Isla Holbox – the length of the island is 12 kilometers, width – 1.5 km. Isla Holbox is separated from the mainland by the lagoon, which is home to various species of birds, including pelicans and flamingos. There are virtually no cars on the island, and the main means of transport for Isla Holbox residents are golf carts and mopeds. (source – Wikipedia)
Fortunately, from the port to the hostel wasn’t too far – only a few hundred meters though the Maps.me application didn’t show the exact location so I was a bit lost. When I finally got to the place, I dropped my luggage and was waiting for a place in my dormitory enjoying the shade on the sunbed by the pool. That day there was only one point of the program left – just a trip to the center in search for something to eat. I found a nice Mexican style bar and ate a huge burito mixto (with meat) plus cola – 140MXN (5.70 GBP).