How to get to Chiquila

Posted on May 18, 2023 by Eduardo

Do you want to visit Holbox Island? Surely you have already heard a lot about this island and you really want to know it. Well, we can take you with our private transfer service to Holbox. However, if you want to know how to do it on your own, keep reading because now we will tell you how to get to Chiquila.

What is Chiquila?

In short, Chiquila is a small fishing village located in the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas and is part of the state of Quintana Roo. And no, it is not part of the Riviera Maya, as it would be other village destinations.

Why do I have to come here?

As such the fishing village of Chiquila is small and has a very busy wildlife, however its main attraction is its seaport. It is the only port that exists to get to Holbox.

In a few words: if you want to visit Holbox Island, first you have to get to the Chiquila seaport to take the ferry to Holbox.

How to get to Chiquila

As we just mentioned, Chiquila is very busy just for having the port from which ferries to Holbox Island are taken, so if you are looking for how to get to this small but nice place you have 4 options: Private transportation, bus and Colectivos.

Private Transportation

The easiest option to get to the port of Chiquila is through a private transfer service. Being a private transportation service, they will pick you up at the Cancun airport or wherever you are, be it Cancun, Puerto Morelos or Playa del Carmen and transfer you comfortably, safely and quickly to Chiquila.


The ADO bus transfer service is an excellent economic option to go to Chiquila and of course, there is another bus route that you can take from Playa del Carmen or Tulum.

The cost will really depend on where you take it from, port can be from 200.00 MXN to 300.00 MXN per person. And of course, another detail to consider are the schedules and departure points.

So if you want to take this option, investigate very well the schedules, departure points and costs.


If you are still looking to save even more on the transfer to Chiquila, the last option we have for you is the shared transportation service of the various colectivos that exist in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

This type of transportation costs from 150.00 MXN to 250.00 MXN per person and just like the buses, it has specific departure times and points.


As you can see, getting to the town of Chiquila from Cancun, from Playa del Carmen or from Tulum is not very complicated. You have 3 means of transportation and then you just have to choose the one that best suits your needs.