Once you arrive at Costa Mujeres, you're sure to notice that there's something special in the air that comes from the beautiful combination of paradisiacal weather that’s mixed in with the soft and salty breezes that are continuously being carried inland from the vastness of the open Caribbean sea.
Costa Mujeres weather can be described as tropical but with dry and rainy seasons. However, even during the rainier months, there are typically plenty of hot, sunny days, and when the rain does fall, it typically does so in the form of heavy showers that tend to dissipate rather rapidly.
The temperature varies from 20 to 32 degrees Celsius throughout the year. From March to June, the temperature rises quite a bit, reaching a maximum of 36 degrees in May. From the end of June to the first week of September, expect a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius.
December is the coldest month of the entire year, with an average temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius.
In the springtime, visitors can enjoy the sun at its fullest from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and in the summer, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can choose the activities and breaks that work best for you, and you can alternate between outdoor and indoor activities.
The high temperatures generate more humidity in the air between the end of March and the first week of December, which results in certain sultry days.
Generally speaking, whenever it's warm outside, you can expect that the water in the sea will be warm as well, or at least tepid. As a matter of fact, consistent warm currents come to the shore from far away. The Gulf stream is the marine current, whose warm waters bathe the beaches of Costa Mujeres and help create such unique temperatures.
Be prepared to feel a high degree of humidity, which can get a bit overbearing when you're spending a lot of time outside. You should know your limits as well as appreciate being both hot and sweaty. For instance, if you come from a dry place, it could prove to be somewhat shocking.
The clouds, which develop into spectacular sights to a large degree because they are often formed in the open sea and then drift towards the coast, are truly something special to behold, and their presence can affect your mood during your visit to Costa Mujeres in a number of ways.
There are rainy days at Playa Mujeres throughout the year, with October having the most rain and March having the least. Rain tends to form with little warning and quite quickly, so even if it’s warm, you should be prepared regardless.
The rainiest days tend to fall between May and October. These could be referred to as "summer rains." The month with the most rain is generally October. Expect a week, or a little less rain.
Clear days can be found in Costa Mujeres from the final days of October through the third week of May. From autumn through winter, Costa Mujeres and its sea horizon are typically clear and cloudless throughout the day. Expect cloudy skies in the warm, bright months of spring and summer, with September having the most cloud cover.
July is the driest month, and there's rarely a rainy day.
From early October to mid-June, the average wind speed is 14 km/h, with March having the highest gusts at 17 km/h. Think about how important it is for activities like fishing or other water sports on the beach or in open water.
Although it may seem as though the weather remains idyllic no matter what, you should be aware that, like much of the Caribbean, there is a hurricane season that goes from June to November and can strike quite hard. It's for this reason that during this time the price of accommodation can fall significantly. The last thing that you would like to happen during your vacation is for it to turn cold, windy, and dark when you're expecting it to be sunny out.
However, expect strong winds in November. They are called Norte and can last two to three days.
When it's windy out, you need to be careful when heading out to the beach as the sands in Costa Mujeres are exceptionally small, which, although beautiful, means that they can be rather unpleasant when they're flying around all over the place. A good idea when this happens is to head indoors to admire the changing weather from behind a window.
The intensity of the light is quite great, so you should keep this in mind when engaging in outdoor activities such as playing tennis or kite surfing. However, you need to be especially careful around noon, as this is when the sun's rays are the most intense. It's a good idea to plan your schedule accordingly.
While it is a paradise, you do need to be careful by taking certain precautions to protect your skin from intense exposure to the sun's harmful rays. The last thing that you want to happen is for your skin to get burned and crinkly during the very first days of your trip.
This means that you need to apply sunscreen with a high SPF every time you venture outdoors. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they are OK without it due to the fact that they don't feel any immediate discomfort.
You won't get the same weather year-round, which is why so many people who visit Costa Mujeres fairly regularly are very particular about when they travel to this part of Mexico. It may strike you as somewhat odd, but more travelers than you might expect make a point of avoiding the summer so that they won't get hit with that extreme heat, and therefore try to aim for sweet spots between the winter and summertime.
In the fall, the number of clouds that are in the sky diminishes a great deal, which is a real treat for those who visit around November, as it is actually the clearest month of the entire year. Many travelers prefer the weather in Costa Mujeres in December as temperatures falls a little and they can enjoy the beach more.
Chances are that if you do choose to return again to Costa Mujeres, you will enjoy a different climatic atmosphere from the time before, making it feel like a truly magical place.