How to get to El Cuyo

In order to get to El Cuyo using public transportation, we always advise you travel early in the day, and this is due to the fact that you’ll have to combine 2 or more transportation vehicles, and as the day goes, these buses or vans become less frequent.

Take into account that the schedules of these buses may vary without previous notice, and that these changes do not depend on us; we simply created this as a guide to keep you informed and we try to keep it as updated as possible so you can plan ahead.

From Cancun airport

Take a bus (ADO) from the airport heading to the ADO bus terminal Cancun and then take another bus heading to Colonia Yucatan, which have these schedules:
“Noreste” Company : 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM
“Mayab” Company : 9:30 AM , 10:30 AM , 12:30 AM , 3:30 PM , 4:50 PM, 6:50 PM

Once in Colonia Yucatan, you shall take another transportation vehicle, whether it is a bus or van heading to El Cuyo, and you shall find:

From Playa del Carmen

You shall take an ADO bus or van (Playita Express) heading to Cancun bus terminal and then you shall continue your trip with any of the buses aforementioned.

From Merida

You shall take an ADO bus heading Valladolid (the frequency is 1 or 2 buses per hour), then another one to Tizimin, and once in Tizimin, you shall take another one heading El Cuyo.

From Tulum

You shall take a bus heading Valladolid (the frequency is around one bus per hour). A bus from Valladolid to Tizimin, and then another from Tizimin to El Cuyo.

From Holbox

You shall take a bus from Chiquila to Colonia Yucatan, and once in Colonia Yucatan, you will find vans and buses heading to El Cuyo.

COLONIA-EL CUYO EL CUYO-COLONIA-TIZIMIN TIZIMIN-EL CUYO
AUTOBUS VAN AUTOBUS VAN AUTOBUS VAN
           
6:45 6:30 7:30 6:45 5:14 5:00
8:15 10:15 8:45 8:30 7:40 9:00
10:45 11:30 10:40 10:30 9:00 10:30
11:30 12:30 12:30 11:30 11:00 11:40
12:45 14:00 13:45 13:00 12:00 13:30
14:00 16:30 15:30 14:45 14:45 15:30
17:15 17:00 18:00 17:45 16:00 16:00
18:45 18:30     18:30 18:15
           
           
COLONIA-CHIQUILA CHIQUILA COLONIA TIZIMIN – > COLORADAS COLORADAS -> TIZIMIN    
AUTOBUS AUTOBUS 10:30 12:00    
5:45   13:30 16:00    
11:45   20:00      
13:45          
15:00          

BY CAR

If you choose to come by car, you will find yourself driving through the Mayan jungle, which is a breathtaking road. However, this is an old road, and so are the road markings. Moreover, speed bumps are not very visible, so we advise you travel during daylight; this way you could also profit your first day in El Cuyo.

Here are a bunch of links with Google Maps routes:

Playa del carmen
Cancún 
Tulum 
Valladolid
Tizimin
Holbox

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

If you are seeking for private transportation to get to El Cuyo whether from the airport, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or any other spot in the area, just drop us a line and we will guide you with the best choice.