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Best Times to Visit Tulum

The best time to visit Tulum is between November and December. You'll get the benefit of post hurricane-season breezes, plus the hotel prices are reasonable. Not to say that it's hard to find reasonable room rates at other times of the year – this small pocket of the Yucatán has one of the widest ranges of price points on Mexico's Caribbean coast. If you're concerned about crowds, though, avoid the region from January to March. For the best weather, avoid June, September and October – which experience the highest amounts of rainfall.

Weather in Tulum

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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
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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
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Feb
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Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
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Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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January-March

There are deals to visit Tulum at this time, but you'll have to do a little digging. Temperatures rest somewhere between the high 60s and high 80s, and there's a slight chance of rain. But this is the peak season; the ruins and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve will be jam-packed.

April-June

In late spring, the room prices fluctuate widely (they could be less than $100 or more than $400 a night) and the temperatures climb. Keep in mind: Hurricane season in this region starts in June; try to plan your trip for early spring to avoid the start of the heavy rains. 

Key Events:

  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
July-October

Tulum is heavy in the throes of hurricane season, and those hotels that are open are practically giving their rooms away. You'll have to weigh the unbelievable rates against the chance of a bad storm. Even if there isn't a hurricane, you can count on several rainy days (September and October see some of the highest amounts of rainfall) and sweltering temps with highs in the 90s.

Key Events:

  • Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16)
  • Fall Equinox (Late September)
  • Day of the Dead (Nov. 1)
November-December

Temperatures fall to the low 80s as the hurricane season slides away. Plan a trip for the early part of this season if you want to save money. By early winter, the stateside tourists have begun to arrive.

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Popular Times to Visit Tulum

Average Tourist Volumes

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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