A basic question for the traveler is the weather, almost what they ask me the most, what is the best time to travel to the Riviera Maya, Cancun or the Yucatan Peninsula? When it rains? And when are hurricanes?
To begin I tell you that you are in luck, because there is no bad time to visit Riviera Maya. Yes it is true that there are better seasons depending on the weather, but all seasons have their good point.
We are going to see the meteorology of Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula to know which is the best time to visit Riviera Maya.
Tips for those who travel in an all-inclusive hotel package to Riviera Maya
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN CANCUN AND RIVIERA MAYA
Land of humidity and heatYou do not get rid of that. When you get off the plane you will feel the heat that sticks to your skin.
THE LESS WARM MONTHS: the softest temperatures from December to February, where we arrive at night at temperatures of 18 degrees or less, and during the day we are on the 26. Fantastic time to come, from December to February.
THE MOST WARM MONTHS: July, August and September receive the heat award in Riviera Maya. In the interior of the Peninsula, in the area of Mérida, an April and May expect very dry heat and high temperatures.
In Riviera Maya we have an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius
TIPS FOR HEAT: dress in light and light clothing, cotton and linen are good fabrics for warmth. Hat or cap to cover the head and neck. Drink lots of water, hydrate your body continuously.
RAIN SEASON IN CANCUN AND RIVIERA MAYA:
Are you coming to tropical climate, and here se divides the year in rainy season and dry season. But attentive, as it is tropical climate, the unforeseen weather is even more crazy than we are used to in places that divide the year in 4 stations.
DRY SEASON: months from mid-November to mid-May. This does not mean that it does not rain during these months, but it rains much less. In fact I write now in December and we have 3 rainy days.
RAINY SEASON: months from mid-May to mid-November. It is when most of the rains condense throughout the year. Normally they fall in a concentrated way, as if the sky opened and discharged all the water that weighs on the clouds. It is very likely that you will take a dip in 15 minutes and the sun will rise immediately.
The rains are so unpredictable that my recommendation is that you do not go crazy. You will look at the weather before you come and if the forecast is for rain you will despair. Then you will come and see that it is not like that, that the tropical climate is very unstable and it is not something easy to predict and hit. If they do rain, they are rains almost always, which do not prevent you from doing anything. A good shower can fall in Playa del Carmen and in Tulum only 50 kilometers away it will be sunny, this is the climate.
Rains are usually strong and intense, so umbrellas are used more to protect you from the sun that for the rain. Bring a better raincoat
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO RIVIERA MAYA AND CANCÚN
Well, you know, all year long we have hot temperatures, the coldest months are from December to February, temperature is the best months. Those months are also good for being on the beach and bathing.
During the whole year the temperatures are good to be on the beach
The hottest months are when the turtles come to spawn and we have the whale shark season. The truth is that all seasons have their own good, come when you come you will have good surprises.
HURRICANE SEASON in RIVIERA MAYA AND CANCUN
Hurricane season is not a factor for us to choose the best time to travel to Riviera Maya. I honestly would not give much importance to the hurricane season, because hurricanes arrive very few. You have a very small chance of being touched, very rare indeed. Cancun and surroundings have been affected by two major hurricanes: Gilberto in 1988 and Wilma in 2005, both with a difference of 17 years.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT HURRICANES
- la Hurricane season in the Yucatan Peninsula is from June to November.
- hurricanes is a natural phenomenon that is predicted several days in advance.
- there protocol to follow if there is a hurricane. In case of a hurricane, the hotel will give you the information you must follow.
It is certainly essential for many travelers to know the best time to travel to Riviera Maya. We hope we have helped you with the information.
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Regards!! I will be visiting Riviera Maya from 16 to 24 from April 2018 with my family (4 adults) and I am interested in knowing the reservation of Sian Kaan I will stay in Akumal and my question is if there is any means by water to get from some point to this area
In advance I appreciate any information or tip to hcer snorkel that is one of the activities that we like to do, as an additional comment I commented that during the stay I already have the car rental
Hello Luis Alberto,
There is an intermediate point on the road to Punta Allen from where the boats depart with a travel agency, for free that is not possible. Another thing that you can do is go to Muyil and from there there are boats that go through the lagoons of the Reserve. I leave the review for more information: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/muyil-excursion-laguna-maya/
To snorkel I recommend the same bay of Akumal and its cove Yal-Kú, Soliman and Paamul (you can do it for free). In Puerto Morelos the fishermen have a snorkel tour for about 20 dollars which is nice too.
Enjoy the trip a lot, any doubt I try to support if I know.
Hello, I would like to know what it costs to rent a car per day. We are two adults. And where should I go to chichen if dr cancun or playa del carmen?
To go to Chichén Itzá it takes almost the same from Cancun that from Playa, since a few years ago they opened the quota to Playa del Carmen and it is almost the same in time and money. If you go for free, Cancun is better. I leave an article of advice to drive, where there is a comparison of prices of different companies, you can rent your car from that link, very practical and comfortable. You find from 35 dollars a day. https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/consejos-conducir-peninsula-yucatan/
I hope you serve the information, good way.
I AM EARLY MORNING TO BEACH I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO COZUMEL AND THE 29 I AM GOING TO XCARET THE 01 I WANT TO GO TO ISLA MUJERES AND I RETURN FOR THE NIGHT IN FLIGHT OF THE 1130 GO 4 ADULTS, HOW DO YOU SUGGEST ME TO TRANSPORT? AND WHAT AGENCY IS THE BEST FOR A TOUR TO ISLA MUJERES? I THANK YOU
I write to your mail and I pass a good contact to go to Isla Mujeres and to move around the area a taxi driver of confidence, I pass your numbers by private. To transport you from the airport I leave you an entrance where you can hire a good transfer: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/transporte-desde-el-aeropuerto-de-cancun/