Isla Holbox / Punta Coco

Continent
North America
Country
Mexico
Next Big City
Cancun
Next Town
Isla Holbox, Chiquila
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Currents, Ships
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat water. With more winds it gets choppier. Shallow for about 100m. Very likely to see Dolphins around.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Shells
Beach Users:
None

Sandy beach with lots of space. No obstacles around. Some shells around.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NE
Main Direction:
N, NE, E

Usually wind all year. The best wind you have from December till August. During this time the wind is blowing between N and East. In winter every two weeks there is a Northerly wind that increases till 30 knots. Than it turns a little to Northeast and slowly dies till 10 knots. And this goes on and on. Since it is a point, many directions work.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Long walk

After arriving at Cancun airport and from there you have 3 possibilities: 1. you booked your holiday by a travel agency. In this case the transport will be arranged in the total deal and somebody is already waiting for you to bring you to the island. 2. you booked only a flight. You have to arrange a taxi by yourself from the airport to Chiquila (more or less 70/80 USD) and from there you can take the ferry to Isla Holbox. 3. you booked only a flight and you don't want to spend to much money on a taxi. In this case you take a collectivo taxi to downtown Cancun with destination bus station. This will cost you 9,- USD (please buy the ticket before you go through customs!) At the bus station you buy a ticket to Chiquila for 6,- USD. The bus trip will take 3 hours and there are no extra costs for taking your kitesurf equipment with you. In Chiquila you take the ferry to Isla Holbox (4,- USD). Bus Schedule: Cancun to Chiquila 8.00 am / 12.30 pm / 13.30 pm. Isla Holbox get to the southwest of the island where a big white house is located at, that's the point. Quiet a walk from the village, better to rent a cart to get there.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Kitesurfing is not allowed anymore. Windsurfing is still allowed, but stay away from the fisher boats passing by quickly.

Nightlife

No nightlife.