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FLORIDA1
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Cozumel to Holbox

I am concluding after reading a bit on this forum that getting from Cozumel to Holbox is very time-consuming. Looks like I could rent a private plane at great expense, or ferry from Cozumel back to Playa del Carmen, transfer to Chiquile, then ferry to Holbox? Looking to snorkel with whale sharks, possibly over July 4th weekend, if the whale sharks decide to come to the party! Is there an easier way, maybe by boat or via Isla Mujeres? Of course, prefer locally-owned businesses, if possible. Thanks!

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1. Re: Cozumel to Holbox

You can see whale sharks using a tour from Isla Mujeres. You can ask here on Trip Advisor via the Isla Mujeres forum.

If you choose instead to come to Holbox, there are good local tour guides that don't involve foreigners pocketing part of your money. Check the the thread entitled Support Local Businesses - THE LIST.

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2. Re: Cozumel to Holbox

Thanks! Any hotel with air conditioning in Holbox people especially like? How is the snorkeling or diving in relation to the hotel? Looking to spend less than $150 a night for lodging.

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3. Re: Cozumel to Holbox

There is no reef off Holbox, so snorkeling and diving are not a popular activity off the beach. The whale shark tours are popular with snorkelers during the months of June, July, and August.

Hotels on the beach with a/c include Holbox Dreams, Hotel La Palapa, El Faro, Las Tortugas, Posada Mawimbi, Casa Sandra, Paraiso del Mar, the front rooms of Xaloc, and some rooms at Villa Flamingos. There may be others that don't come immediately to mind. Most of the posadas in town have a/c.

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