Chabihau

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Chabihau is a fishing port in state of Yucatan in the municipality of Yobaín, located on the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula.

The town of Chabihau located on the northern coast of the state of Yucatan, 58 km east of the port of Progreso, between the town of San Crisanto (municipality of Sinanché) – to the east – and Santa Clara (municipality of Dzidzantún) west – and directly to the north, communicated with a paved road, with Yobaín, the municipal seat of the homonymous municipality.

Ecotourism has become one of the main activities of the region. The whole area of ​​beaches on the north coast of the peninsula is a natural attraction that attracts large numbers of local and foreign tourists. There is a small archaeological site of the pre-Hispanic Mayan civilization denominated Chabihau near the town.

Origin of the Name

The term Chabihau in Mayan language means where the anteater (Chab) opens path (haw). It is a patronymic and toponymic.

History

There are no recorded data on the foundation of the present population of Chabihau, although it is known that there was Mayan occupation before the conquest of Yucatan in the region, which belonged to the cacicazgo or jurisdiction of Ah Kin Chel.

Towards 1825 the town belonged to the Party of the Coast, whose head was Izamal. Later Chabihau was part of the jurisdiction of Dzilam González. Finally, from 1921 the port is part of the municipality of Yobaín.

How to get there

Desde Mérida by local bus to Cansahcab (0:55) 3 times a day.
Then by taxi (0:25 min) $4-$6.

Desde Mérida by local bus to Motul (0:45) each hour during all the day.
Then by taxi (0:40 min) $7-$9.

Desde Mérida by local bus to Cansahcab (0:55) 3 times a day.
Then by taxi (0:25 min) $4-$6.

Desde Mérida in taxi (1:20 min) $14-$17.

Tourist Assistance + Emergency Numbers

You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.

Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.

You can also request information to the email correspondencia@sectur.gob.mx

MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

General Information: 040 (not free)

National Emergency Service: 911

Radio Patrols: 066
Police (Emergency): 060
Civil Protection: +52(55)5683-2222
Anonymous Complaint: 089

Setravi (Transport Mobility): +52(55)5209-9913
Road Emergency: 074

Cruz Roja: 065 o +52(55)5557-5757
Firefighters: 068 o +52(55)5768-3700


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