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  • Writer's pictureBrooke Buckman

The Best Time to Go to Tulum (A Month-by-Month Travel Guide for 2023)

Updated: Sep 26

Determining the ideal time to visit Tulum, Mexico for an ideal beach vacation is a matter of personal preference. Refer to this Month-by-Month guide to determine which month suits you best for traveling to Tulum, Mexico. Picking the ideal time to visit Tulum, Mexico for a perfect beach vacation is a matter of personal preference. Refer to this Month-by-Month guide to determine which month suits you best for traveling to Tulum, Mexico.


If you are ready to plan your trip to Tulum, Mexico for a wellness getaway, an Instagrammable boho beach day at Tulum Azulik, or to dance all night at one of Tulum's famous beach clubs, use this guide to find the perfect dates for your trip!

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When is the Best Time to Go to Tulum, Mexico?

  • The best time to go to Tulum, Mexico is from November to December. At this time, the weather is not too hot as it is during the summer months. You will also be spared from the wave of tourists visiting for New Year's Eve.

  • The busy Season is from December to April. Tulum can get a bit chaotic during this time. Traffic is backed up most of the time, hotels and Air BnBs are more expensive, beaches are packed, and sometimes the ATMs run out of cash (which is inconvenient as many places only take cash).

  • If you want Tulum all to yourself, I recommend you visit during the low season which is from May to September. The summer months can get hot but you will have some jungle rainstorms to cool you off. Accommodation rates are much lower than in high season, with hardly any traffic, and you will have more room to spread out on the sand.



A Month-by-Month Guide to Visiting Tulum, Mexico

Planning a trip out of the country can get complicated. Use this month-by-month guide to traveling conditions in Tulum, Mexico to simplify your booking process!


January in Tulum

Temperature: 77-97°F | 25-36°C

Cultural Events: New Years Parties and Three Kings Day

Things to Note: One of the busiest months in Tulum


Pros:

  • Perfect Beach Weather

  • Ecstatic Nightlife

  • Zamna Music Festival

  • New Years Celebrations

Cons:

  • Pretty much everything will be busy and crowded

  • Traffic

  • You will pay more for accommodations


February in Tulum

Temperature: 82-98°F | 27-37°C

Cultural Events: Carnaval and El Dia de Candelaria

Things to Note: One of the busiest months in Tulum


Pros:

  • Perfect Beach Weather

  • Ecstatic Nightlife

  • Carnaval (Parades, Parties, Live Music, and Dancing 💃)

  • Little to no rain due to the dry season

Cons:

  • Pretty much everything will be busy and crowded

  • Traffic

  • You will pay more for accommodations


March in Tulum

Temperature: 77-97°F | 25-36°C

Cultural Events: New Years Parties and Three Kings Day

Things to Note: One of the busiest months in Tulum


Pros:

  • Perfect Beach Weather

  • Ecstatic Nightlife

  • Zamna Music Festival

  • New Years Celebrations

Cons:

  • Pretty much everything will be busy and crowded

  • Traffic

  • You will pay more for accommodations


April in Tulum

Temperature: 66-90°F | 19-32°C

Cultural Events: Easter and Children's Day

Things to Note: Crowds begin to die down


Pros:

  • Perfect Beach Weather

  • Not as crowded

  • Holiday Celebrations

Cons:

  • Seaweed Season

  • Spring Break Crowds

  • You will pay more for accommodations


May in Tulum

Temperature: 75-88°F | 24-31°C

Cultural Events: Festival de Cultura del Caribe

Things to Note: Less Crowded and a Little Rainy


Pros:

  • Fewer Crowds

  • Not as crowded

  • Festival Celebration

Cons:

  • Mosquito Season Commences

  • Hotter Temperatures

  • Humidity


June in Tulum

Temperature: 78-90°F | 25-32°C

Cultural Events: La Fete de la Musique

Things to Note: Lowest Rates on Hotels


Pros:

  • Best Rates on Hotels

  • Hardly Any Crowds

  • Festival Celebration

Cons:

  • Wet Season

  • Hurricane Season

  • Humidity


July in Tulum

Temperature: 70-90°F | 21-32°C

Cultural Events: Festival of Virgin del Carmen

Things to Note: Best Time for a Budget Trip


Pros:

  • Best Rates on Hotels

  • Hardly Any Crowds

  • Turtle Hatching Season

  • Less Rain than in other Summer Months

  • Great Weather for Water Sports, Diving, and Snorkeling

Cons:

  • Hot and Humid

  • Low Season, Some Attractions Will be Unavailable


August in Tulum

Temperature: 70-95°F | 21-35°C

Cultural Events: ZoukMX

Things to Note: Hottest Month in Tulum


Pros:

  • Best Rates on Hotels

  • Hardly Any Crowds

  • Best Time to See Whale Sharks

  • Warm Water Temperatures

Cons:

  • Hottest Month of the Year

  • Seaweed Washes Up on the Beach

  • Hurricane Season


September in Tulum

Temperature: 70-87°F | 21-30°C

Cultural Events: Fall Equinox

Things to Note: Low Season Rates


Pros:

  • Best Rates on Hotels

  • Hardly Any Crowds

  • Warm Water Temperatures

  • Baby Sea Turtle Hatching

Cons:

  • High Humidity

  • Rainiest Month of the Year


October in Tulum

Temperature: 67-85°F | 19-29°C

Cultural Events: Fall Equinox

Things to Note: Turtle Festival


Pros:

  • Best Rates on Hotels

  • Hardly Any Crowds

  • Best Time for a Budge Beach Vacation

  • Baby Sea Turtle Hatching

Cons:

  • High Humidity

  • Rainiest Month of the Year


November in Tulum

Temperature: 64-89°F | 17-31°C

Cultural Events: Day of the Dead

Things to Note: Best Month to Visit Tulum


Pros:

  • Best Rates on Hotels

  • Hardly Any Crowds

  • Dry Season

Cons:

  • Crowds Begin to Pick Up

  • Can Still be Humid


December in Tulum

Temperature: 77-88°F | 25-31°C

Cultural Events: Christmas and New Year's Eve

Things to Note: Best Month to Visit Tulum for Nightlife


Pros:

  • Zamna Music Festival

  • Christmas Celebrations

  • New Year's Eve Parties

  • Best Weather

Cons:

  • Can be Crowded

  • Hotels Will Fill Up

  • Higher Prices

Based on your vacation desires, I hope you have discovered the perfect time to visit Tulum, Mexico. Whether you are traveling on a budget or looking for a luxurious experience, Tulum can bring you any of those experiences depending on when you decide to visit. You can also narrow down your trip details by deciding where to stay in Tulum.


Read about my Top 5 Hotel Picks in Tulum, Mexico that are perfect for any budget!

Azulik Tulum Hotel, Tulum, Mexico









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