Best Time to Visit Tulum

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Tulum. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Tulum. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Tulum for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 18 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 26 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.229.61 in (4 – 18 Days of Rain)
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Geographical position

Tulum is a city on the Caribbean coast in Mexico with 20000 inhabitants. It is located on the Yucatán Peninsula on the Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo.

Cancún, the centre of the Riviera Maya holiday region, is 81 miles away. The tourist offer in Tulum is not yet as strongly developed as in the neighbouring villages at the Riviera Maya. Therefore a more relaxed and quiet holiday is possible here.

Tulum is located directly on the Caribbean coast. White sandy beaches and the turquoise sea dominate the image of the city. The picturesque location offers first-class Caribbean flair and perfect conditions for a beach holiday in the Caribbean.

Climate in Tulum

Beach (Christine Rondeau)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in Tulum is tropical and hot. The temperatures are between 23 °C and 30 °C. Holidaymakers expect summery temperatures all year round that fluctuate little. From April to September it is warmest and sunniest in the region. In May the sun shines an average of eleven hours a day. Daytime temperatures can rise up to 35 °C from May to September.

In Tulum it rains on average 108 days a year. The most likely period of rain is from June to October. Here, too, strong thunderstorms and hurricanes must be expected. The hurricane season in this region lasts until the end of November. After that the temperatures moderate again and the humidity decreases significantly.

Also the water temperatures are warm all year round and invite to a bathing holiday. The Caribbean Sea is never colder than 21 °C.

Best Time to Visit Tulum: Overview

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When is the best time to travel in Tulum?


In the dry season from November to April the temperatures in Tulum are pleasantly summery. The great heat and the rainy season are over, so that also the humidity of the light sinks again. In the evening the temperatures cool down. The nights in Tulum are pleasant and suitable for long evenings on the beach or in the beach bar. This period is therefore the best travel time.

Especially during the holidays in December and at Easter it attracts many tourists. During this period, hotel prices are also higher than the annual average. But summer temperatures and lots of sunshine are guaranteed. Even during the hurricane season you can spend your holiday in Tulum without worries. Security is provided by contingency plans and an early warning system.

We generally recommend mid-November to mid-May as the absolute best travel time in Tulum and the Riviera Maya.

Climate Chart Tulum

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Tulum

In the following, you will find the climate table for Tulum, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature28°30°30°32°32°32°33°33°33°31°30°29°
Night Temperature18°19°20°21°23°24°24°23°23°22°20°19°
Water Temperature27°26°26°27°28°28°28°29°28°28°28°27°
Precipitation (inch)2.22.051.221.853.115.674.765.086.269.614.762.8
Rainy days65448121010151897
Hours of Sunshine891010111010109888
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 26.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (23 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 49.37 inch on 108 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): October
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 9.61 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 9.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights & Attractions


The ruins of Tulum are the city’s most popular excursion destination. Here you can still see the remains of the Mayan city of that time. The largest and highest building of the old Maya complex is the Castillo, which stands directly on a hill at the sea and towers over the blue ocean. The historic city centre of the Maya city is bordered by a city wall with watchtowers. The city wall is open to the sea and offers a unique view of the Caribbean Sea.

Here you can get to know the Mayan culture in an impressive way. The coast of Tulum is perfect for diving and snorkelling and offers countless water sports. Shops for shopping, restaurants and many beach bars complete the tourist offer. Near the city there is also the national park of the same name.

This has a coastal section with many mangrove forests and cenotes. Cenotes are collapsed limestone caves now filled with fresh water. A beautiful area for swimming, diving and boating. Unique nature, vastness and wonderful vegetation are found here. A visit to the National Park is a must for every tourist.

More information about the best things to do: Mexico

Popular Activities

More attractions

3-Hour Tulum Beach Kiteboarding Lesson | 1-Hour Intro Kite Boarding Lesson in Tulum Mexico | Cenote River: Snorkeling & Paddleboarding Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Tulum
few clouds     few clouds, 23.2 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 4 mph N
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 20th Mar 2019, 10:40 am
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moderate rain20 °C to 29 °Clight rain19 °C to 30 °Clight rain23 °C to 26 °Clight rain23 °C to 27 °Clight rain25 °C to 28 °Clight rain24 °C to 29 °C
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Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 8 %Clouds: 70 %Clouds: 46 %Clouds: 9 %Clouds: 20 %
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Mexico: Regions

Tulum is part of the holiday destination Mexico. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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