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Weather Averages for Riviera Maya in July
Averages for Riviera Maya in July
Just like June, July is also one of the warmest times of the year to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico, when the average temperature is a scorching 28°C. During this month, highs of up to 32°C are common, cooling down to 26°C after dark; it's also very humid. July falls within the wet season, which means there will be around 12 rainy days when downfalls are expected and there is also a risk of hurricanes. Despite that, the resort enjoys ten hours of sunshine each day and a pleasant sea temperature of 28°C. Due to the sheltered location of Riviera Maya, the worst of the tropical storms and hurricanes tend to pass the region. Any severe weather warnings at your resort however, should of course be heeded.
Dates for the diary
Due to it being the wet and hurricane season, July is a fairly quiet time to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico, with very few events and celebrations. However, this month is one of the peak months for swimming with whale sharks. Animals from this species of shark can grow as large as a whale, hence the name, but they’re no threat to humans. You’ll find a number of tour operators throughout your resort offering trips to whale shark sites where you’ll be able to swim with the creatures.
Things to do
If you fancy having a go at diving, you’ll be happy to hear that Riviera Maya, Mexico is one of the best places in the world for the popular water sport. DiveMex in Playa del Carmen is a professional diving school which provides a number of tours and courses for everyone, from first timers to pro divers. Those who have no previous experience are encouraged to register for personal one-on-one or two-on-one tuition classes before heading out on their first excursion.
Xplor Adventure Park in Playa del Carmen is a great place for families and couples to spend the day, whatever the weather. This natural adventure park is packed with activities perfect for adrenaline junkies, such as rafting, zip lining, cave exploring and amphibious vehicle tours. As well as the extensive list of things to do, this park also offers dressing rooms, lockers, shops, restaurant and chill our zones. All the safety equipment is provided by the staff at the park, so you’ll only need to bring comfy clothes, swim suit and suitable shoes.
Hit the beach
Families and couples looking for somewhere to spend the day and soak up the sun should head to Jade Bay beach in Akumal. Here you’ll find fine white sand peppered with a few large rocks in places. The water is very clear, creating the ideal conditions for snorkelling, although protective footwear is recommended due to the rocky floor. There is a number of facilities available for visitors to enjoy, including sun loungers, parasols and kayaks.
South of Jade Bay you’ll find another beach called South Akumal. This sandy beach is ideal for children to play in and the numerous palm trees provide some much-needed protection from the summer sun. Although facilities are limited to a handful of sun loungers and parasols, the sea is great for snorkelling, swimming and kayaking.
Where to eat & drink
If you’re in the mood for modern European dining, head to Pavo Real by the Sea in Playa del Carmen. Here you’ll find a selection of seasonal dishes which change regularly, coinciding with the produce available throughout the year. The menu features a number of salads, soups, vegetarian, meat- and fish-based dishes. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, this eatery can also arrange for you to enjoy your meal on the beach.
Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss the chance to visit La Casa del Chocolate in Playa del Carmen, where you’ll find a large number of desserts, such as cakes, tarts, pancakes, ice cream and puddings. Here you’ll also find a selection of freshly prepared chocolates, including the always-popular hot chilli chocolate.
Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you have to miss your favourite team playing. Tequila Barrel in Playa del Carmen shows a number of sporting events each day and will be happy to change the channel if you want to watch a different game. Not only can you watch sport, you can also bet on the games and enjoy an open bar during dog and horse races.
Divino Paraiso is one of the most popular terrace bars in Tulum. Here you can enjoy live music every evening as you choose from the extensive cocktail list which includes their famous piña coladas and mojitos. Open from early afternoon until 2am, this bar is the ideal place to go for a refreshing drink in the afternoon or late-night cocktail after dinner.
Where to stay
Situated in the centre of Playa del Carmen, Condohotel Fabiola is ideal for families and couples looking for accommodation during their holiday in Riviera Maya. Here you’ll find a selection of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which come with air conditioning, WiFi and kitchenette. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy, including gardens, swimming pool and hot tub.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive hotel, Barcelo Maya Caribe in Puerto Aventuras is a great choice. Just a stone’s throw away from the beach, this complex offers six restaurants, made up of two speciality eateries, two buffets and two beachside cafes. There is a wealth of amenities for guests to enjoy here, including kids’ club, sports facilities, swimming pools, shopping centre, gym and spa.
When it comes to accommodation in Riviera Maya, Illusion Boutique Hotel by Xperience Hotels in Playa del Carmen is a great place for couples and families to stay. Here guests can choose from 41 spacious rooms which come with air conditioning, cable TV and WiFi access. The list of facilities is extensive and includes bars, restaurants, swimming pool and spa.
Zamas is one of the most popular places to stay in Tulum, where accommodation comes in the form of beachfront, ocean view and garden cabanas. Here you’ll find a wealth of amenities and services, such as free parking, restaurant, bar, WiFi and beauty salon.
Located within the pedestrian area of 5th Avenue, Hotel Jungla Caribe in Playa del Carmen offers a wide selection of rooms, with something to suit all group sizes, budgets and tastes. Guests are invited to take advantage of the numerous facilities, including swimming pool, tropical garden and restaurant.