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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2016
Whaleshark tour

We arrive in Holbox late in the evening (8h). Is it still possible to book a tour for the day after?
I also tried to contact Turistica Moguel but they didn't answer any mails. Are they still active in this business?
I'm looking forward to your answer. We're leaving for Mexico in 2 weeks.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2016
whalesharks  (2 Answers)

can i see whalesharks in april


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 24, 2016
Which is a better hotel for families?  (5 Answers)

Please can anyone help... traveling in August 2016, 2 children 10 and 12 - which hotel would you recommend Casa Las Tortuga or HM Paraiso del Mar? Any ideas for things to do with kids? Which is the best boat to go out and see the Flamingos/fishing/snorkeling etc? Many thanks... Also has anyone been to Talum - and if so, where you spend more time with kids, Talum or Holbox - or if you had 14 nights, how would you split them?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2015
Late crossing to Holbox  (1 Answer)

Hi there - could anyone let me know if it will be possible to make a late crossing to Holbox.
Our flight arrives into Cancun at 19:00, so we expect to arrive into Chiquila at about 23:00, I've read on a few forums that you can pay a local fisherman to take you across. Is this safe and how readily available will they be? We are travelling mid November. I know people will say stay the night in Cancun and make the trip the next day, but we are very keen just to get to the island as our time there will be short and we don't want to waste another day travelling.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2014
is Holbox safe for tourists  (1 Answer)

how safe are tourists getting to Holbox from cancun airport
since this is relatively new tourist area do tourists often get sick from food etc
is sept to late to swim with whale sharks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2014
transfer CUN to Holbox taxi service  (2 Answers)

Im travelling with my family and mother that has a leg problem so I have to take a transport service from the airport to Holbox. I was ther 2 years ago and The locals from Chiquila charge you 1500 pesos, very good service but I lost the phone number from back then. can not afford a 200usd or more one way transport from the other transport services, any contact from a local that does it for less? many thx!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2014
Crossing on the ferry with a 35 feel long motor home  (1 Answer)

Can someone tell me if we can cross the motor home on the ferry.
We have already spend 5 month in our motor home in Mexico a few years ageo my question is about taking the ferry to get to Holbox..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2014
motor home  (3 Answers)

Can i get there with my motor home 35 feet?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2013
Travel to Holbox

Looking for any possible travel direct from Mujeres to Holbox ( ie water taxi private boat) We are Going 2nd week Nov 2013


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2013
Boat going directly from Isla Mujeres to Isla Holbox?  (2 Answers)

Is there a boat that goes directly from Isla Mujeres to Isla Holbox? Is it possilble to charter or hire local fisherman to take you and doe anyone know how much the trip will cost?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2013
safety question  (1 Answer)

I am traveling to Holbox next week. I am concerned regarding safety (I am traveling with 4 children) and Dengue which I keep reading about. Any real cause for concern?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2013
transportation  (1 Answer)

Is there a boat that goes between Isla Mujeres or mainland (Cancun side) to Isla Holbox? Possilble boat charter or hire local fisherman to take you?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2012
Looking for name of local band

Hello,
when I went to Holbox last year we came across a local band playing at one of the restaurants. They consisted of 4 older gentlemen and one woman and they sounded a bit like Buena Vista Social Club. Any idea what they are called and if there is a way to get in touch with them?

Thanks everyone!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2011
Holbox in mid January Hurricanes and Mosquitoes???  (4 Answers)

hi there

i am really wanting to visit Holbox as it sounds and looks amazing BUT my wife has a problem with mosquitoes

we live in Ibiza in spain and experience them here but is it unbearable in Holbox in January ?

Are they a problem after dark ? or is mainly sunset ?

Also are we late enough to be clear of Hurricane season ?

Or is it all worth it for the holiday and the location and peace we will have there???

many thanks for your help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2010
Getting there  (3 Answers)

Does anyone have the name of a car service that will take me from Cancun to the ferry to Isla Holbox?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2010
Details about Isla Holbox  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone and thanks in advanced for your help. I have a few questions concerning my upcoming Honeymoon to Holbox.
1) We are planning on doing a Whale Shark Snorkle, all the companies I see are out of Cancun, is there a company straight from Holbox? If so what is the name and do we need to arrange a boat before we get there (end of June)?
2) I understand its in the gulf and probably doesnt have reefs, but is the a dive shop on the island? My fiance and I are Marine Biologists and can be easily entertained diving on sand flats or seagrass beds :)
3) When is sea turtle nesting or hatching season? Are there certain beaches you can go to in an attempt to see them?

Does anyone have any other advice for us? We like to travel without the nuisance of Tourists (ironic right?) and we do like to be with the locals and get off the beaten path, which is all why we chose this wonderful Island.

With the foot of snow we have on the ground and more to come June can not be here soon enough!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2009
Hearing a lot about biting insects at Holbox  (2 Answers)

Traveling with my wife and daughter (1 year) to Casa de las Tortugas in mid-January and we're getting a bit nervous reading so many posts about trips being cut short due to the biting insects, etc. We're used to bugs and traveling 'off the grid', but we're nervous about our daughter. Does anyone have any recent information or reports from Isla Holbox? We'd rather not spend our vacation swatting insects or (worse yet) rubbing DEET all over our daughter, but we just don't know what think. Some say it was the best time, etc. and others say it was a nightmare. Is the truth someplace in between?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2009
When is a good time?  (2 Answers)

When is a good time to come to Isla Holbox? I know the flamingos are there begining April and the whale sharks in the summer. Mostly I am interested in taking a group there to visit the dolphins.

But I react badly to mosquito and tabano bites. At what time of year are there the least biting insects?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2008
Isla Holbox to Playa del Carmen  (4 Answers)

Hi, I'm new to the board.
The misses and I will be staying for 7 days in Holbox and moving on the Playa del Carmen for 6 more. What is the best way to get to Playa? I'm assuming I need to get to Chiquila by ferry first and catch a bus somehow?
What are my options?

Thanks ni advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 30, 2008
Bus schedule to Merida  (3 Answers)

I'm having some trouble finding scheduled times that buses leave Chiquila. Does anyone know how often they run from Chiquila to Merida? Is there someplace that has the schedule listed? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2008
Questions about Holbox  (3 Answers)

My husband and I are thinking of visiting late June/early July and his only concern is the water. He wants crystal clear blue water like in the Caribbean. Everything else about the island seems perfect and exactly what we are looking for. Can anyone comment on the clarity and "blueness" of the water? We are thinking of staying at Villas Paraiso del Mar. How is the food? My husband is a picky eater. And, is the suite worth the100 more than the junior suite?

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2008
Diving or snorkling with whale shark ?  (4 Answers)

I would like to be on Holbox in august and to dive with whale shark . I have PADI certification. Is it possible or snorkling is just possible?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2008
bus from Merida to Chiquilá  (3 Answers)

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH THE BUS IS?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2008
Cancun-Holbox  (3 Answers)

Hi
We arrive in Canun 7;30 pm, would it still be possible to make it to Holbox that evening ? If so, what would be the best way ?
Thanks
Valerie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2007
ferry to isla holbox  (2 Answers)

Is there a ferry, boat or water taxi from Isla Mujeres to Isla Holbox?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2007
Best things to do in Holbox  (3 Answers)

We are going to Holbox for one week at the end of November. Anyone have suggestions of the best things to do or see? Would appreciate any tips. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2007
Whale Sharks  (4 Answers)

Hey!

In Cancun, theyre selling tours for one day to Isla Holbox, for 200 USD, including snorkelling with whale sharks, transportation there and meals.

Do you think this is a good deal, or would it be cheaper to get a bus and a boat to Holbox, spend a night there, book a snorkelling tour and come backto cancun..?!?

Thanks...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2007
Tip to travel from Cancun Airport to Holbox Isla  (4 Answers)

I need tips/help about getting to Holbox from the Cancun Airport. I know I can take a bus to Chiquila from downtown Cancun bus terminal but I can't find any information about getting from the airport to there. Also is it better to take the taxi to to Chiquila.

Thank you in advance for any info you may have.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2007
Local Advice for Isla  (5 Answers)

Hi. I am actually a frequent visiter of Isla Mujeres and I am so disappointed in what is has become. I found info about Holbox and it seems to be what IM used to be. I was hoping to hear from some locals, if they post here. I am putting together a plan to visit. I am not into the big resorts. A nice small hotel without all the "extras" will do fine. I also noticed the larger hotels seem to have the restaurants. What about local restaurants that aren't run by foreigners?

Thank you for any info!
Frances


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2007
Mosquitoes and Hurricane damage  (1 Answer)

My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Isla Holbox in mid-July of '07 and have two concerns:

1. Has the island recovered from damage sustained by Hurricane Wilma?

2. Are the mosquitoes unbearable? From what I read, they come out in droves at night. They don't bother me but my girlfriend is constantly attacked and I don't want her vacation ruined by them.

It would be most appreciated if anyone could provide any information regarding either of these.

Thanks,
-pterminal



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