When is the best time to go to Riviera Maya?

When is the best time to go to Riviera Maya? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Riviera Maya are January, February, March, April, May, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The rainiest months are June and October

For full information about the climate and weather in Riviera Maya a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 76°F/81°F
February 77°F/81°F
March 77°F/83°F
April 81°F/85°F
May 83°F/86°F
June 83°F/86°F
July 85°F/88°F
August 85°F/88°F
September 83°F/88°F
October 81°F/86°F
November 79°F/83°F
December 77°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Riviera Maya

Renowned tourist seaside resort, the Riviera Maya will not be a disappoint to any stay. Heat and sun are on the program throughout the entire year. Like the seaside resorts on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan Riviera is subject to a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. If one desires to avoid the heavy rain, favor the season from November to May. If one only has the school holidays to benefit from, than they are still entitled to the sun and heat. It will however be necessary to take into account the showers if programming outdoor activities. This will avoid possible disappointment and allow to make the most of any vacation.

Dry Season in the Riviera Maya

Regardless of the destination, be it Tulum, Playa del Carmen or other equally magnificent localities, one will be amazed by the perfection of the climatic conditions. The sun floods the beaches with its superb light and the heat is comfortable both day and night. Even if a few showers are not to be completely ignored since humidity is characteristic of the Riviera Maya climate, they will not disrupt planned activities.

There is no time to get bored with the plethora of activities in this touristic area. The sea, deliciously warm with a temperature varying between 26° C and 28° C is irresistible for swimming.

Wet Season in the Mayan Riviera

Due to the geographical position of the Cozumel island, the Mayan Riviera is less exposed to the wind blowing in from the Caribbean Sea - especially in comparison to Cancún. However, the weather in the Mayan Riviera during the wet season is less efficient. From June to October, expect about fifteen days of rainy weather. As the showers occur intermittently, it is still possible to benefit from the opportunity to schedule activities. Since the heat at this time of the year is at its peak, the beaches are crowded - especially as the sea is wondrously warm.

Riviera Maya : Tulum sur la Riviera Maya

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Riviera Maya

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Riviera Maya: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Map of Mexico

Riviera Maya appears on the map below with a blue icon. The other cities or locations in Mexico appear on the map with a black icon. Click for information about the climate.

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