Cozumel Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Cozumel

The best time to visit Cozumel is from March to June, when the island enjoys daytime highs around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures in the mid-70s. Winters are slightly cooler, with temperatures ranging between the upper 60s and the lower 80s, so it is best to pack layers. Late summer and early fall mark the rainy season, and hurricanes have been known to wreak havoc on the island.

Weather in Cozumel

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Average Temperature (°F)
83.5
66.9
84.4
66.9
87.6
69.3
89.6
71.2
90.9
73.2
90.3
74.8
90.7
74.3
91.4
74.3
89.4
74.5
87.3
73.6
85.5
71.1
83.5
68.5
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Feb
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May
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Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
3.2
2.36
1.27
1.76
4.35
7.55
4.55
5.58
9.46
9.55
4.82
4.2
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

December-February

This peak season is naturally the most expensive time to visit, with tourists setting their sights on Cozumel's snow-free weather reports. Average high temps this time of year hover in the mid-80s. Keep in mind that during Christmas, prices tend to spike even higher. 

Key Events:

  • Fiesta of the Virgin of Guadalupe (December)
  • Carnaval (February-March)
March-June

This short season is a sweet spot for visiting Cozumel: You'll avoid the hurricane season, and you'll likely score a great hotel deal along the main thoroughfare in San Miguel. Average temperatures this time of year range from the upper 60s to the lower 90s. Starting in April, sea turtles start making their nests on the island.   

Key Events:

  • El Cedral Festival (April-May)
  • Boat Rodeo and Fishing Tournament (May)
  • Festival of San Pedro and San Pablo (June)
July-November

Daytime highs are in the 90s and the constant threat of rain deter many prospective Cozumel visitors, meaning that you're likely to find excellent deals on accommodations. But while rates can be cheap, be sure to keep an eye on the hurricane warnings before heading out. 

Key Events: 

Popular Times to Visit Cozumel

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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