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Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Holbox

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1. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 8y

Has anyone visited the island called Isla Holbox? And do you know the best way to get there from Playa del Carmen or from Merida?

2. Posted by mexpat (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

We took the Federal Highway south from Playa del Carmen and then took the Coba Road west from Tulum. From there you can follow the signs to Isla Holbox. It's worth buying an atlas when you get to Mexico. They sell one by Guia Roji which can be bought in Playa at WalMart or Commercial Mexicana.

I wrote about my trip to Holbox here.

3. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 8y

Thanks, I'm assuming you had a car. We ended up taking a bus from Cancun and that worked out fine. However, there is not toilet on the bus and the bus doesn't make stops so it's a challenge to not use a toilet for 3.5 hours.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 31, 2008, at 8:25 AM by outdooren ]