When To Go
It’s hot and fairly humid all year round, with a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes Sep-Nov.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
Getting Local Currency
Mexican peso. Notes can be withdrawn from the ATMs in Cancún, Playa using a UK credit or debit card. You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts are limited to about £100. There are also banks and money exchanges (casas de cambio) here, and money exchanges in Tulum. Holbox has just one ATM, best not to rely on that.
GMT -6 hours.
A visit to almost anywhere else in Mexico: the domestic flight network is comprehensive and roads are good. Mexico City is less than 2hrs’ flying time away. Havana, Cuba, is also just 2hrs away from Cancún by air.
There are direct flights from London to Cancún (10.5 hours) and routes via hubs in Europe and the USA. Holbox is a 2-2.5hr drive from Cancún to Chiquila followed by a 20 minute ferry ride. It's just 1-1.5hrs by the new toll motorway 305 from Playa del Carmen to Chiquila (1.5-2hrs from Tulum).
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Mamitas beach, Playa del Carmen, late Nov annually.
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