The weather in Playa del Carmen

It’s probably the first question asked by any traveler when choosing a destination. Once we know the weather, we can start searching for which activities we’ll be able to do.

 

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January

Average weather temperature: 68-83°F

Perfect for people that prefer less humidity and for tourists visiting us from colder countries like the USA, Canada, Russia, etc. The weather in Playa del Carmen certainly isn’t cold, but it’s the coolest month when we compare it with other months of the year.

Young people from all over the world like to come to Playa del Carmen this time of year, with music festivals every day and night. You can find these festivals just by visiting 5th Avenue, which you can easily do with free bike rental from Sandos Playacar or by a 15-minute taxi ride from Sandos Caracol.

If you’re a food-lover who enjoys exploring new culinary trends, you’ll find the most exquisite and creative vegan food in Tulum and the rest of the Riviera Maya. From January 27 – 29, you’ll love the Tulum Vegan Fest. Don’t forget to stop by Charly’s Vegan Tacos to complete your vegan cuisine experience in Tulum.

 

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February

Average weather temperature: 73-83°F

 

Honeymooners and couples especially love to visit Playa del Carmen during the most romantic month of the year. All the local restaurants (including Sandos restaurants, of course) prepare Valentine’s Day events with special decorations. Romantic concerts and moonlight dinners are also available during this month.

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March

Average weather temperature: 73-77°F

 

Spring breezes are here to stay for a couple of months. The waves are relaxing, and the blue color of the ocean is one of a kind.

Our resorts have endless activities, but keep in mind that it’s usually the month for Latin America’s Holy Week holidays and sometimes Easter Break, which means more people on vacation, especially families.

Adventures can be found from Cancun all the way down to Bacalar with everybody organizing festivals for the arrival of spring. In fact, Chichen Itza is a must-visit in March since they have music, hot air balloons, and symbolic ceremonies for the Spring Equinox.

 

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April

Average weather temperature: 73-88°F

 

Just like March (and depending on the year), Easter Break might fall in the middle of this month. Temperatures start to warm up more than the previous months, making it the perfect time for more activities under the sun. We recommend doubling up on sun protection starting now.

Rain is a possibility, even if the forecast says below 20%. This is a great time to enjoy the region’s underground rivers and cenotes… we challenge you to explore and find our five cenotes at Sandos Caracol! If you’re staying at Sandos Playacar, remember that you can visit Sandos Caracol any day from 11 am to 11 pm.

 

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May

Average weather temperature: 73-88°F

 

Spring is in full swing, and you’ll need to be ready to experience some seasonal surprises… and no, we’re not talking about rain or storms… we’re talking about the beautiful sea turtles who come to visit us starting in May and all the way through November! There are seven local beaches where sea turtles go to lay their eggs, and of course these beaches are heavily protected, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go see them! Our on-site tour agency Seek and Go can recommend the best sea turtle trip as soon as you arrive from the airport to your hotel, and they’ll tell you all about their different sea turtle excursions.

 

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June

Average weather temperature: 77-90°F

 

Summer is coming and temperatures can vary! (But don’t worry, you won’t see any huge rise or drop in temperature.) Rains become more noticeable (40%-60% chance of rain). Snorkeling and diving are perfect for these dates because of changes in humidity levels; the combination of showers and sunny skies mean that ocean wildlife has more fun on the coral reefs, creating very colorful underwater photos for scuba divers.

The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world at up to 40 feet long. It prefers warm water and feeds mostly on plancton. The waters surrounding Holbox Island come alive with this majestic creature in the summertime, so get ready to book a tour and meet this gentle giant face-to-face.

 

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July

Average weather temperature: 82-93°F

 

Summer has arrived and with it, the most impressive sunrises of the year. The late afternoon sky turns shades of red, and Caribbean sunsets will become an iconic part of your vacation.

July is also the ideal time to travel with kids since most of them are on summer break, so you might find a lot of good deals on nearby eco parks, tours and attractions in the area.

At Sandos Caracol, July is an active month of joy and adventures at the water park, while Sandos Playacar has a special activity program for teens. A summer vacation here is sure to go above and beyond your kids’ expectations!

 

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August

Average weather temperature: 82-93°F

 

Every single person from around the world is welcome in Playa del Carmen! Mexico is known throughout the globe for its warm hospitality and high standards for customer service. In August, we welcome many South American guests who are experiencing winter in their home countries. If that’s the case where you live and if you have some vacation time this month, you’ll feel like you own the city during an amazing vacation here.

  • Remember that during the month of August, sea turtle season and whale shark tours are still on.

 

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September

Average weather temperature: 82-93°F

 

We were dying for you to read about this month because we want to have some real talk and destroy any false myths. Don’t worry: Vacation fun does not stop at all during September.

Yes, it’s true that we call it the rainy season and it’s the month with the highest possibility of storms, but storms can be forecasted enough time in advance for us to inform our guests and start preparing some fun-filled indoor activities. Plus, Playa del Carmen rain is usually just quick showers that won’t ruin your vacation.

One advantage of traveling in September is that you might catch some great Playa del Carmen travel deals, perfect for planning a big group trip. Honestly, all that matters is keeping a fun attitude!

 

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October

Average weather temperature: 77-86°F

 

A month full of stars, and with the best moonlight. Don’t miss out on a romantic dinner by the beach or a sunset massage.

Experts say that October is the best month for weddings thanks to its ideal temperatures (not too hot for our foreign guests). Also, wedding flowers are especially beautiful at this time of year.

 

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November

Average weather temperature: 77-86°F

 

The season for Mexican culture! Playa del Carmen and Sandos Caracol fill up with vibrant colors as the entire city celebrates one of Mexico’s most beloved traditions: Day of the Dead. At Sandos Caracol, we have one of the best Day of the Dead celebrations, and you won’t want to miss one second of this amazing two-day event.

Since the month of November has slightly cooler weather, we recommend a shopping spree on 5th Avenue, where you’ll find the brand new arrivals for the winter fashion season.

 

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December

Average weather temperature: 77-86°F

 

The ideal vacation escape for guests from countries with cold, snow-filled Decembers. You’ll enjoy our winter breezes and will feel right at home with our Christmas decorations and special New Year’s dinners.

 

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We hope you had conclude the same as millions of tourists that visit us along the year. Traveling to Playa is always a success on vacations and even when we can´t assure a perfect weather since we don’t have a crystall ball,  we can definitely assure a wonderful experience for you and your family. ¡And don’t forget to share this post with anyone who might be interested!

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