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Weather Averages for Riviera Maya in April
Averages for Riviera Maya in April
April is a pleasant time to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico, when the average temperature is 26°C. During this month, highs of up to 29°C are the norm, cooling down to around 23°C. With around nine hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 27°C, April is a great time to spend an afternoon by the beach. The number of rainy days remains the same at three and the average humidity drops to 76%.
There are only two seasons in Riviera Maya: the dry and the wet. The wet season brings with it higher temperatures and increased humidity, as well as more rain, which can make it uncomfortable, especially for those who aren’t used to the heat. April is the last month of the dry season; there is little rain seen at this time of the year, and any rain showers tend to pass quickly.
Dates for the diary
The Quintana Roo State Carnival is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year in Riviera Maya and is celebrated just a few days before Easter throughout the resort. This event is fun for the whole family to enjoy and is packed with costumes, processions, music concerts, dancing, games and activities. Don’t forget to take your camera – you’ll be surrounded by photo opportunities.
Many of the locals are very religious and hold fantastic celebrations during Easter. Throughout the whole week you’ll have the chance to watch re-enactments and parades depicting important scenes from the bible. Special services are held in most churches across the resort, where you’ll also find small market stalls selling Easter crafts, including items woven with palm fronds.
Things to do
Crococun Zoo in Puerto Morelos is a great place for families and couples to spend the day, whatever the weather. Visitors can interact with the wide variety of animals here and will even have the chance to hold and feed some of the zoo’s residents. If you book in advance, you’ll be able to join one of the popular tours which allows you to get up close and personal with crocodiles, spider monkeys, deer, snakes and parrots.
History buffs won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Coba Mayan Village in Playa del Carmen. Mayic Travel offers a fantastic tour which gives visitors the opportunity to discover the village, scale the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, get to know the locals, explore the jungle and enjoy a traditional Mayan lunch. A qualified guide will lead the tour and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the village and its inhabitants.
Hit the beach
Playacar beach is the ideal place to take it easy and work on your tan. This white sandy beach offers loads of facilities and services, including sun beds, shades, showers and lifeguards. There is also a selection of water sports available, including yachting, parasailing, jet skiing, diving and snorkelling.
If you’re into snorkelling and diving, be sure to visit Paamul beach, located just north of Puerto Aventuras. The ground underneath the ocean is very uneven, providing the ideal place to explore bizarre rock formations and see tropical fish, although protective footwear is necessary. If you’d rather relax on the beach and enjoy the sunshine, you can take advantage of the numerous facilities, including sun loungers, parasols, restaurant, bar, mini-market and swimming pool.
Where to eat & drink
If you want to get a taste of the local cuisine, spend a night at Xulam The Mayan Fisher in Playa del Carmen. Decorated in an authentic Mayan style, this restaurant serves an extensive menu which features a number of varied platters. The presentation of the food is fantastic, with several dishes served in the shape of ancient buildings, in sea shells or on bamboo skewers.
Ginger in Tulum is the perfect place for seafood lovers, where you’ll find a top selection of fish dishes, such as calamari, prawns, lobster and filleted fish. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, this eatery also serves a number of meat-based and vegetarian choices. There is a top selection of Mexican wines and cocktails available to accompany each meal.
If you want to hit the clubs, be sure to visit the Bali Club in Playa del Carmen. The best time to get there is around 1am, when you’ll have plenty of time to dance to the latest tunes and enjoy the affordable cocktails and mixed drinks. In addition to the dance floor, this nightclub also provides several VIP areas, which you can reserve in advance.
La Casa del Habano in Playa del Carmen is where you’ll find the finest Cuban rum and cigars in the whole of Riviera Maya, Mexico. As well as the quality cigars and spirits, this bar also features a number of hookah pipes. If you don’t smoke, you can enjoy the selection of cocktails, including mojitos, piña coladas and margaritas, made with fresh ingredients and quality alcohol.
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodation, Rancho Tranquilo is one of the most popular places to stay in Tulum. Here you’ll find a selection of single rooms and cabanas equipped with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay in Riviera Maya, Mexico. All guests have access to a communal kitchen and free shuttle service.
Also located in Tulum, Hotel Latino is perfect for families and couples looking for low-cost accommodation during their holiday. There is a selection of standard rooms and suites to choose from, all of which come complete with air conditioning and free WiFi. The list of facilities is extensive and includes swimming pool, free parking and café.
If you’re looking for a spa hotel, La Tortuga Hotel & Spa in Playa del Carmen is a top choice. This adults-only hotel offers standard rooms, superior units and swim up-suites, ensuring there is something for everyone. There are plenty of facilities for guests to enjoy here, including swimming pools, access to beach clubs, bars, restaurant and spa.
Families and couples looking for accommodation in Puerto Aventuras should consider staying at La Mision. This small hotel offers six rooms, all of which are spacious and fully-equipped with everything you’ll need. Onsite amenities and services include excursion booking, swimming pool, bar and gardens.
Hacienda Paradise Boutique Hotel by Xperience Hotels in Playa del Carmen is a great place for couples and families to stay during their holiday in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Here guests can choose between 33 air conditioned rooms, all of which have WiFi access. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy, including bar, restaurant, spa and swimming pool.