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, July, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months are June, September and October
  • The best months for swimming are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Riviera Maya

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

January 74°F/81°F
February 74°F/81°F
March 76°F/83°F
April 77°F/85°F
May 81°F/86°F
June 81°F/88°F
July 81°F/88°F
August 83°F/90°F
September 81°F/88°F
October 79°F/86°F
November 76°F/83°F
December 76°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, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Riviera Maya

Find out when Riviera Maya has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Riviera Maya

  • Very low season in Riviera Maya
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Riviera Maya
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, July, August and November.
  • High season in Riviera Maya
    The number of visitors to Riviera Maya is high in: February and April.
  • Peak season in Riviera Maya
    The largest number of tourists visiting Riviera Maya is during: January and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Riviera Maya month by month

Best time for low prices in Riviera Maya

Average prices of hotels in Riviera Maya month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Riviera Maya. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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