Getting around within the Mexican Caribbean is very easy thanks to the wide range of means of transport that each of the destinations has and which also allow you to connect comfortably to each other.
The main destinations have different urban bus routes that run practically throughout the city and tourist sites, in continuous frequencies and the price is very accessible.
They are vans that, like urban buses, have routes within cities.
The taxi service in the Mexican Caribbean is available at the main sites and tourist attractions. It is advisable to check the hotel rates; most hotels publish a list of prices from the hotel to various points of interest.
Renting a car gives you the freedom to discover, in addition to the main tourist attractions, unsuspected places within the Mexican Caribbean.
There are many national and international car rental companies that are located at airports, some tourist sites, in the center of some of the cities, or you can also do it online.
We recommend renting a car in advance, especially during the holiday season.
One of the options to reach any of the beautiful islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Holbox; It is the ferry.
To get to Isla Mujeres you need to take a ferry from Cancun. There are 4 points in the city where passenger ferries depart:
- Puerto Juárez
Departures from this point start at 6:00 a.m. and the last return ferry is at 12:00 a.m.
- El Embarcadero- Blvd.Kukulcán km 4, Hotel Zone.
Departures from this point start at 9:15 a.m. and the last return ferry is at 9:15 p.m.
- Playa Tortugas- Blvd.Kukulcán km 6.5, Hotel Zone.
Departures from this point start at 9:00 a.m. and the last return ferry is at 9:15 p.m.
- Playa Caracol- Blvd.Kukulcán km 9.5, Hotel Zone.
Departures from this point start at 9:00 a.m. and the last ferry back is at 5:15 p.m.
The car ferry to Isla Mujeres leaves the Punta Sam terminal at kilometer 8.16, approximately every three hours. It has a schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
There are several ferry companies that cross to Cozumel, all departing from the same terminal in Playa del Carmen (located a few steps from Fifth Avenue and the bus terminal).
These passenger ships operate continuously every hour, the route being approximately 35 minutes. There is also a car ferry that leaves from Calica, located ten minutes from Playa Del Carmen.
To cross to Holbox it is necessary to travel by road from Cancun to the port of Chiquilá (Estimated time of 2 hours) where the boats and ferries that cross to Holbox (Estimated time 20 minutes) are located. There are two ferry companies that leave for Holbox at 30-minute intervals. The first crossing leaves Chiquilá at 6:00 a.m., and the last one returns at 9:30 p.m. Chiquilá is a small town where you will find public parking to leave your car.