Weather in Riviera Maya

Weather in Riviera Maya

Weather in Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen - Cancun - Tulum.

The beautiful weather is just one of the many reasons that the Riviera Maya is so popular as a tourist destination. The Riviera Maya is located in a humid subtropical climate area, which means that it enjoys warm temperatures all year long, with humidity levels that hover around 90% most of the time. Its annual average temperature is between 75 and 82°F (24 and 28°C), which is perfect for both sunbathing and swimming since the Caribbean Sea always stays warm.


If you come from a snowy climate, then you probably won’t agree that the weather in Riviera Maya from November through February deserves to be called “winter”. While temperatures fall to their coolest levels during these months, it’s still quite comfortable to stroll through the city and take part in all the exciting activities it offers. In the evenings, you’ll probably want to trade your sandals in for closed-toe shoes and grab a light sweater to wear, as temperatures can reach as low as 65°F (18°C).


Springtime is gorgeous due to the flowers that bloom everywhere. Between March and May, the weather warms up to the point that you’ll rarely need a sweater in the evenings. The sea also gets calmer and warmer, which makes swimming even more enjoyable than it is in the winter.


It should come as no surprise that summers are hot!!! You won’t mind though, since the crystal clear water is gloriously warm, meaning you can swim and dive all day long under its spectacular blue skies. Rain showers and thunderstorms are common between June and August, but they generally only last for an hour or two. Come prepared for the sun – you’ll want a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn.


September and October are the windiest and rainiest times of the year in the Riviera Maya, though the temperature stays warm. If you’re planning a visit this time of year, you’ll want to keep up to date with weather information by using forecasts from meteorological services, since this is the season when tropical storms and hurricanes tend to pass through the area. You can stay safe by following the recommendations provided in local travel advisories.

6 Unique Things to Do in Cancun

Cancun Isla Mujeres beach

6 Unique Things to Do in Cancun.

Sunshine holidays in Cancun offer plenty of things to do in and around your resort. However, you won’t want to miss the “real” Cancun by booking some fun tours and activities beyond “The Strip”.

1. Downtown Cancun Activities

Hop on the local bus and head to downtown Cancun for some retail therapy in the charming old town. Hang out for dinner and drinks at very affordable prices. You can also visit local archaeological ruins at El Rey in the Hotel Zone or El Meco in North Cancun.

2. Visit Isla Mujeres

Cancun is just a short boat ride from Isla Mujeres, a peaceful traffic-free island with beaches, shops and a mayan temple. It’s a perfect day trip from Cancun.

3. See the Famous Pink Lakes at Rio Lagartos

Book an all-inclusive tour to Rio Lagartos National Parks. Relax on the van, eat lunch and take a boat trip with a fun local guide. Learn what makes the extraordinary Las Coloradas Salt Lakes so pink, and take stunning photos of the flocks of flamingos that live there.

4. Swim with Whale Sharks!

During the summer, one of the most unusual things to do in Cancun is swim with whale sharks. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is part of a small group tour as you swim with the biggest fish in the ocean.

5. Explore Mayan Ruins near Cancun

Take a tour to Chichen Itza or the Tulum Ruins direct from your Cancun resort. These unique Mayan sites include remarkable pyramids, temples and other structures. Your English-speaking tour guide will explain Mayan culture and the extraordinary purposes of the temples, observatory, ball court and pyramids built by these advanced people.

6. Cool Off in a Cenote

Combine your Mayan Ruins Tour with a visit to a nearby cenote. Enjoy a unique swimming and diving experience in these rare limestone sinkholes.

As you can see, there are plenty of fun things to do in Cancun for all ages and interests!