Weather Averages for Riviera Maya in February
Averages for Riviera Maya in February
Like January, February is also one of the coolest months in Riviera Maya, Mexico. During this time of year, the average temperature is 23°C, created by highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. With eight hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 26°C, February is a great time to spend a few hours by the beach. There are around five rainy days throughout the month and the average humidity is high at 79%.
Dates for the diary
Usually held during the last week of February, the CEA Annual Festival – Waves of Change takes place in various venues throughout Riviera Maya. There is a huge range of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including auctions, games, lectures, exhibits, music concerts, raffles, sports and gala dinners. All proceeds from the event go toward CEA’s Conservation programmes.
Cozumel celebrates Mardi Gras during the middle of the month with a number of carnival events, which conclude every year on ‘Fat Tuesday’ with colourful parades. In addition to the closing procession, the week is also filled with live music concerts, traditional food and drinks and a great party atmosphere.
Things to do
Animal lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Tulum Monkey Sanctuary in Tulum, where you’ll find loads of animals, including hundreds of species of birds, ducks, horses, donkeys, deer and iguanas. You can explore the trails on your own to discover the open-air enclosures where you can watch the resident monkeys playing freely. The sanctuary’s tour is very popular and features a trip around the centre, a trek through the Mayan jungle and swimming in cenotes.
If you appreciate natural scenery, be sure to visit the Aktun Chen in Akumal – an underground cave which features bizarre rock formations and a huge natural pool. The fascinating rock shapes make this spot a popular place to scuba dive and snorkel. As well as the aquatic activities, Aktun Chen also offers a zip wire and numerous jungle trails which are full of wild monkeys and snakes. There are often many mosquitoes and bugs about, so make sure you take some repellent with you.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the fantastic weather and head to the beach during your holiday in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bay at Puerto Aventuras is made up of soft white sand and clear, calm waters, making it popular among families. There is a top selection of facilities to enjoy, including sun beds, parasols, water sports, beachside swimming pools, bars, restaurants and dive shops. You can also swim with dolphins here.
If you want a secluded beach where you can soak up the sunshine in peace, head to Kantenah beach in Playa del Carmen. Because it’s usually quiet, you’ll only find a few facilities here, such as parasols and sun loungers. The calm, clear waters create the ideal conditions for swimming, snorkelling and diving, which can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Where to eat & drink
Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy unique meat- and dairy-free Mexican dishes at Restaurare in Tulum. Run by a chef who transformed his grandmother’s favourite recipes to make them vegan-friendly, this restaurant offers a selection of traditional dishes with a twist. As well as the extensive menu, this eatery also serves healthy fruit juices made with fresh, local ingredients.
If you want to try the local fish and seafood, make sure you visit La Malquerida in Tulum, where you’ll find a top choice of filleted fish, octopus, prawns and lobster. On top of the comprehensive seafood menu, this restaurant also offers a selection of Mexican, Caribbean and cantina dishes, ensuring there is something to suit everyone.
When it comes to organised pub crawls, it doesn’t get much better than those run by Playa del Carmen-based Party Playa. On this club-hopping trip you’ll visit three or four of the most popular bars and clubs, where you’ll enjoy bottle service to your table, VIP access and unlimited drinks. The guides will also take you to some of the hottest nightlife spots which most visitors don’t even know about.
Kool Beach Club is one of the best places to go in Playa del Carmen to enjoy a cocktail by the beach. Here you can relax on sun loungers and listen to the chilled out tunes played by the resident DJ whilst servers deliver all your food and drink to your bed. Although there is an entrance fee, it is worth it for the quality service and atmosphere.
Where to stay
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Playa del Carmen should take a look at El Acuario Hotel. Here accommodation comes in the form of standard rooms and suites with air conditioning, cable TV, bathroom and terrace. The facilities on offer are numerous and include café, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, tropical garden and free WiFi.
The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen is ideal for couples and families looking for somewhere to stay in Riviera Maya. Here you’ll find spacious and fully-equipped master rooms, suites and master suites. There is also a selection of services and facilities, including golf course, spa, boutiques, bars, restaurants, kids’ club and WiFi access.
When it comes to accommodation in Tulum, Mezzanine Hotel is a great place to stay. This hotel offers nine rooms and suites, each complete with king-size beds, ceiling fan and overhead rain shower. The list of facilities is extensive and includes bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, massages and reflexology treatments.
Hotel Casa Ticul in Playa del Carmen is another great choice when it comes to accommodation in Riviera Maya. Guests can choose between standard double rooms, standard king units and junior suites, each of which is spacious and stylishly decorated. Amenities and services include air conditioning, swimming pool, concierge, WiFi and access to Mamitas Beach Club.
La Zebra Hotel in Tulum is the perfect place to enjoy a beach getaway. Here you’ll find a wide selection of accommodation, ensuring there is something to suit all group sizes and budgets. There are loads of facilities on offer, including bar, restaurant, excursion booking, swimming pool and free WiFi.