Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Playa del Carmen

The best time to visit Playa del Carmen is between April and May, when there are fewer people along the shore. Day temperatures hover between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, dropping slightly in the evenings. From October to March, the climate is generally dry and slightly warm. Summer days and nights tend to offer high temperatures and humidity. Hurricane season lasts from June to September, so check weather forecasts and hurricane warnings before booking your trip.

Weather in Playa del Carmen

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Average Temperature (°F)
82.2
69.1
83.7
69.3
85.8
70.7
88.7
74.1
90.9
75.9
91.4
77.4
92.1
77.4
92.5
76.6
90.9
76.5
87.8
74.8
85.3
72.9
82.8
70.2
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Average Precipitation (in)
5.37
1.8
2.07
1.49
3.46
5.41
2.24
4.31
8.84
8.7
5.18
3.77
Jan
Feb
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Apr
May
Jun
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Aug
Sep
Oct
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Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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October-March

As the hurricane season ends, cruise ships flood the area. The rush of tourists boosts seaside hotel rates up. There's also a rate hike for the many visitors who like to vacation during the winter holidays; if you're looking to visit between mid-December and early January, book at least six months in advance.
 

Key Events:

April-May

Playa's crowds are nonexistent and the deals are easier to come by in this short shoulder season. But there are two busy periods to watch out for; around Easter Week and the Spring Equinox Mexico natives escape to the beach for their own getaways.
 

Key Events

June-September

Some hotels offer hurricane specials, but room rates will stay pretty high in the offseason. And with the heat, humidity, mosquitoes, afternoon showers and even several days of intense rain, this short season is unwelcoming to most.  
 

Key Events:

  • Independence Day (September)

Popular Times to Visit Playa del Carmen

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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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