Directions to Xo Ki’in

Directions to Xo Ki’in

 We will co-coordinate rides to the retreat center when possible. Let us know your arrival and departure information if you would like to share a ride.

Shuttles and taxis as well as rental cars can be hired at the airport to take you to Xo Ki’in (5 km North of Punta Allen). To take a cab from the airport to the retreat center the cost is about $150.00 US. For those of you who will be renting a car and driving down, go to the location  page on our site and get directions from google maps.

If you can’t access google maps: From the airport turn right onto the highway towards Playa del Carmen. Go past Playa to Tulum (airport to Tulum is approx 1 ½ hours). At Tulum turn left toward beach and Punta Allen (San Francisco store is on right corner). Go to T turn right….follow the coastal road into the biosphere. Xo Ki’in is approx. 2 hours from Tulum. Go slowly enjoy the nature reserve, the road is not paved and is currently in bad condition.

For those on a tight budget unable to connect with a ride: Take the ADO bus from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen or Tulum (check ADO schedule online). Here you have several options:

If you go to Playa take a bus to Tulum or From Playa take a combi to Tulum (50 pesos) and connect with the boat as per below.

From Tulum you can Hire a cab to take you to Centro de Visitantes  (10 km inside the Sian Ka’an Bisosphere reserve approx 400 pesos) (The boats leave between 3:00 and 4:00 pm best to arrive around 3:00.)

There is also a shuttle to the boat dock. At 1:45 meet vans across from San Franciscos on the restaurant side of the road. Vans are Easy tour and cost 100 pesos per person. They will take you directly to the boat docking area at Centro de Visitantes in the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve.

Once you (Connect with the boat taxi which will drop you at Xo Ki’in’s dock (250 pesos). Be sure to tell the boat captain you want to be dropped at Xo Ki’in.

To make a reservation for the boat: call tel: 52 1984 240-7900 LAMADAS Y MENSAJES DE TEXTO NORMALES y canal de radio es el 20 A or email:;