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Best time to visit Tulum, Mexico

Our verdict

The best time to visit Tulum is December

Tulum can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, December is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Tulum is August, where the average temperature gets to around 32℃ (89℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) on the hottest days in summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Tulum is around 19℃ (65℉).

The days are longest in Tulum in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Tulum falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in March instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Tulum. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

August

Tulum seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Tulum as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Tulum is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Tulum

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Tulum for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Tulum climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Tulum for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tulum in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tulum in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tulum in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tulum in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tulum in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tulum in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tulum in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tulum in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tulum in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Tulum in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tulum in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tulum in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulum in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tulum is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tulum is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tulum is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Tulum, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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