Averages for Cozumel in August

While the wet season is in full swing in Cozumel, August still has pleasant surprises up its sleeve. The average temperature is steady once again at 28°C (82°F), which is just so hot and wonderful! The expected low temperature, particularly at night, will not go below 23°C, while the higher end will oscillate around 32°C and well above that. Humidity is quite heavy though, bouncing between 65% and 92%, so this month is as hot and humid as its predecessor, July.

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  • Temperature Temperature 28°C 82°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 32°C 90°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 23°C 73°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 162 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 5 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

While the wet season is in full swing in Cozumel, August still has pleasant surprises up its sleeve. The average temperature is steady once again at 28°C (82°F), which is just so hot and wonderful! The expected low temperature, particularly at night, will not go below 23°C, while the higher end will oscillate around 32°C and well above that. Humidity is quite heavy though, bouncing between 65% and 92%, so this month is as hot and humid as its predecessor, July.

There are up to 10 hours of sunshine on average, with low chances of full sunny days at just 8%. Expect a variety of sun, clouds and sudden heavy showers this month, as the monsoon continues to occasionally pummel the Yucatan Peninsula. Rainfall reaches volume of 162mm on average, spread over 5 days. Chances of rainy days stay timid at 18%, but if rain does fall, it will come in abundant sheets of water followed by more heat and sun. Chances of cloudy days reach 22% on average, and the dew point will get oppressive at night if you don't have air conditioning in your room, hanging between 23°C and 26°C.                               

The winds that blow over Cozumel are continuous warm and slow flows from the south and south east, mainly tropical Caribbean breezes with some occasional northeastern influences. Chances of more serious windy days are at a record minimum of 5% on average. The air is hot, humid and still.              

The splendid Caribbean Sea is quite warm this time of the year, at a surprising 29°C (82°F), which is not uncommon for August in Mexico but it is still not something one would normally be accustomed to as an average for sea temperature. It will stay this hot through September and October. However it makes it absolutely perfect for scuba diving, where reaching deeper levels is anything but uncomfortable.

Heron near the sea in Cozumel

Heron near the sea in Cozumel

Where to Stay

Prices don't sting in August, and hotels love offering a good deal in the middle of the six month summers. The gorgeous 4-star Sunscape Sabor Cozumel is a top location, offering cozy double bedrooms for prices starting from £130 per night, inclusive of en-suite bathrooms and private balcony or terrace to enjoy the splendid seascape. The resort features fitness center, 2 outdoor pools, spa and massage services, as well as a games room. You'll also find on-site equipment for snorkeling, sailing and scuba diving.

The Coral Princess Golf & Dive Resort is a stunning 4-star jewel of Cozumel, offering double suites with private bathrooms and terrace for just £151 per night, complete with a sea or jungle view. The resort features two infinity edge heated pools, the Cozumel Country Club golf course, a full service spa with a gym and tour desk, as well as a karaoke bar and a wicked swim up bar. If you're into something less extravagant, you can easily book yourself a wonderful double suite at the Ventanas al Mar, for just £82 per night. This beautiful hotel packs quite the punch for its 3 stars, and offers a garden and massage services, and outdoor pools. The design is bold and in daring colors, with strong Mayan influences, which makes for a memorable ambient wherever you turn.

For the budget-friendly locations, head to the Agave Azul Hotel & Diving, the divers' favorite hotel, its rooms going for just £17 per night! Alternatively, the Hostelito offers single rooms for just £30 per night, and the lovely Tu Casa B&B gives you a slice of good Mexican hospitality for an easy £26 per night for couples.

Splash of the ocean waves near Cozumel Beach

Splash of the ocean waves near Cozumel Beach

Things to Do

August is a busy month, and Cozumel is an island with so much to offer, from breathtaking views and impressive Mayan ruins to incredible adventures through jungles and especially in the Caribbean Sea! One absolute must for this month is the phenomenal Chankanaab National Marine Park, complete with a beautiful man-made beach. It means "little sea" in Mayan and it is exactly that: a natural reserve of all that is fascinating and endemic to the island. You will find snorkeling and scuba diving activities along the coral reefs, as well as a botanical garden, an American crocodile exhibit, a very cool sea lion show and underwater statues. You can also admire the stunning Chankanaab Lagoon or the Archaeological Pre-Hispanic Replicas, while savoring a handmade tortilla. Yum!

You should also visit the Parque Punta Sur, an Eco touristic park known for its beautiful lighthouse and interesting nautical museum. There's also a wicked observation tower – a chance for you to spot some of the local and mostly endangered birds, as well as some good ol' crocs! You also have access to the beach and restaurant, and there are 3 midday boat tours of Laguna Colombia.

Another spot to hit while on the island is the historic Punta Molas – you'll need to rent a jeep for that one though, as it's not easily accessible. But it's certainly worth the ride, as a deserted lighthouse within minutes from the stunning yet secluded Playa Bonita, surrounded by small Mayan ruins.

Tropical vacation on Cozumel Island

Tropical vacation on Cozumel Island

Hit the Beach

The east coast of Cozumel is better known for its splendid but often dangerous beaches. El Mirador Playa Punta Chiqueros, for example, is a stunning stretch of white sand which offers great conditions for boogie boards, and lounging in the sun, with an occasional splash in the shallow entry. The sea is all insanely deep blue and mesmerizing, but the currents will whisk you away before you even realize what's happening, reason for which swimming in the deep waters is not recommended.

On the west coast of the island, on the other hand, you will find the very friendly and wonderful Playa Corona, one of the most popular beaches of Cozumel. It's man-made ensemble of soft white sands and rocky limestone sea bed, perfect for snorkeling, swimming, beach diving, and even parasail and kayaks are welcome to the mix. You will also find plenty of resort courses available here, along with a great restaurant and beach bar.

Further north of San Miguel, you will also find the splendid Playas Las Casitas, another sheet of white sand skirted by azure waters. Its sea bed is sandy and soft, not very good for snorkeling, but you can still swim and even engage in some crazy beach diving! And once you get hungry, stop by their restaurant – the seafood is out of this world!

Eating and Drinking Out

And speaking of cuisine, the one place you have to experience, inevitably more than once during your stay, is the King Burrito Express – the authentic Mexican burrito is prepared here, exactly how you like it! Only fresh ingredients and delicious sauces, the burrito options spread from early breakfast down to a very late lunch!

If you're more into serious and healthy eating, then you can book yourself a table at La Cuisine by Nutribalance, with a menu especially crafted by a professional and certified nutritionist – expect no artificial coloring, no preservatives and nothing but organic and locally grown ingredients as part of a rich selection of wraps, sandwiches, bagels, salads and delicious smoothies. Their motto is "We are what we eat".

And if you really want to experience some real Mexican delights, you must head to the popular Senor Iguana, serving lunch, dinner and icy margaritas for your enjoyment. The seafood is all fresh and prepared with much love, as are their meats, including an unforgettable Angus steak. Its variety of Mexican and American dishes make Senor Iguana one of the hot spots of the island.

For a good time out and plenty of alcohol, while remembering that the Mexican people have a sturdy culture built around tequila and beer, you can easily pay a visit to La Hach, for some typical pub food and drinks, as well as a beautiful ocean view and countless live music cover band acts. La Abuelita is doing very well in Cozumel, as a local hangout. The beers are fresh, the people are great and you'll always find a welcoming atmosphere, regardless the language you speak! And you should also visit the super friendly 2-story El Volado, a typical Mexican pub complete with a rich selection of beers and local tequilas – the star of the show is, of course, the beer tower.

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