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Riviera Maya: August Weather Averages

Daily averages for August
  Temperature 82°F


Low Temperature 79°F


  High Temperature 91°F


  Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 8 %
  Rainfall 162mm
  Rainfall days 5 days
  Chance of Rain 24 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 16 %
  Sea Temperature 84°F


Chance of Windy Day 3 %

Daily averages for August

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
°C 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 29
°F 84 84 84 84 84 84 82 84 84 84 84 84 84 82 84
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
28 29 28 29 28 28 28 28 28 29 28 28 28 28 28 28
82 84 82 84 82 82 82 82 82 84 82 82 82 82 82 82

Averages for Riviera Maya in August

Weather lowdown

If you visit Riviera Maya, Mexico during August, you can expect to enjoy temperatures as high as 32°C, cooling down to 25°C, with an average temperature of 28°C. This month falls in the middle of the wet season, which means the resort will experience about 13 rainy days and there is also a risk of hurricanes. With around ten hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 29°C, August is a great time to spend a few hours at the beach.

Dates for the diary

Due to the threat of downpours and hurricanes, there aren’t many festivals and events held during August in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Fortunately, this month is one of the best times of the year to go swimming with whale sharks. If you’d fancy swimming with these gentle creatures which pose no threat to humans, sign up for an excursion with one of the many tour operators found within the resort.

Swimming with whale sharks Riviera Maya

August, one of the best times of the year to swim with the Whale sharks.

Things to do

If the summer weather gets to be too much for you, visit the Dolphinaris Park Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, where you’ll have the chance to cool off by swimming with dolphins. A fantastic day out for children and adults alike, this park offers a programme which includes the opportunity to touch, hug, kiss and play with a dolphin as you swim with it in the water. There are several other programmes available, such as dolphin swim and ride, dolphin training and the dolphin interaction session.

For more aquatic animals, take a trip to the Xel-Ha Park in Quintana Roo. This natural aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in Riviera Maya, Mexico and is full of things to see and do whatever the weather.  Here you can try your hand at snorkelling, swimming with marine life, zip lining, jungle trekking and bike riding. If you’re holidaying with little ones, they can keep themselves amused by playing in the children’s park while you go off and try more adventurous challenges.

Bike riding in Riviera Maya

Bike riding in Riviera Maya.

Hit the beach

Situated just South Akumal beach, Aventuras Akumal is a wide white sand beach lined with a number of houses and condos. There is plenty of room for children to play in the sand and the sea is usually calm, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Here you’ll find a handful of amenities on offer, including sun loungers, shades, kayak and boat hire, beach bar and dive shop.

Puerto Morelos beach is a great place for families and couples to spend the day. Stretching on for 1.5 miles, this bay is raked six times each week, ensuring it’s always clean and free of seaweed. There are a few rocks and pebbles below the water’s surface, so protective footwear is recommended for swimming and snorkelling. There is a selection of facilities for visitors to enjoy, such as sun loungers, shades, boat and kayak hire, snorkel and boat excursions, restaurants and bars.

Perfect beaches Riviera Maya

Perfection, White sands and sun lounges Riviera Maya.

Where to eat & drink

Azafran Restaurant is one of the best places to go for modern European dining in Tulum. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant offers a wide selection of traditional European dishes, many of which have been influenced by Germany. If you’re feeling a bit rough in the morning, try their hangover breakfast – it’s guaranteed to make you feel better.

If you’re holidaying as a family, make sure you visit Flor de Michoacan in Tulum. Here you can choose from a wide selection of fresh fruit ice pops, ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies and juices. After you’ve chosen your frozen treat, you can relax in the shaded garden whilst the little ones play in the grass.

Visit End Zone Sports Bar in Playa del Carmen to catch all your favourite live sporting events. Here you will be able to watch a number of sports, including hockey and American football, whilst you enjoy a cold beer. You’ll find a number of Mexican bar snacks served throughout the day if you get hungry, as well as a great choice of soft drinks, cocktails, beers and spirits.

If you want to hit the clubs but don’t know where to begin, join a club hop with PlayaParty based in Playa del Carmen. On this night your your host will take you to three of the best clubs and bars in the area, ensuring you stay safe whilst having an amazing time. You’ll receive VIP treatment at each venue, which includes reserved tables, no queuing and some courtesy drinks.

Patio restaurant and bar Riviera Maya

Restaurant and Bar seating outdoors on the Patio.

Where to stay

Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tulum should consider Posada Luna del Sur. Here accommodation comes in the form of a number of suites which all come with air conditioning, kitchen and free WiFi. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy, such as complimentary breakfast, restaurant and shuttle bus.

If you’re looking for a boutique hotel during your holiday in Playa del Carmen, take a look at Paamul Hotel. Here guests can choose from a number of cabanas and suites, all of which come with air conditioning, bathroom and hot shower. The list of onsite activities is extensive and includes fishing, swimming, diving and volleyball.

Maya Tulum Retreat & Resort in Tulum is ideal for couples and families searching for holiday accommodation in Riviera Maya. Accommodation comes in the form of villas with views and all guests have access to the spa, yoga sessions, restaurant and shuttle bus.

When it comes to accommodation in Playa del Carmen, it doesn’t get much better than Hotel Lunata. Here you can choose from a handful of accommodation options, including a standard queen, deluxe king or a junior suite. Guests are invited to take advantage of the numerous facilities, such as onsite parking, maid service, free WiFi access and air conditioning.

Hotel Alhambra in Playa del Carmen is another great choice for families and couples looking for accommodation during their holiday in Riviera Maya. There is a selection of rooms and suites to choose from, ensuring something to suit all pockets and group sizes. You’ll also find plenty of facilities and services to enjoy, such as restaurant, yoga sessions, solarium, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and beach access.

Hotel accommodation dining Riviera Maya

Luxurious hotel dining, Riviera Maya.


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