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Weather Averages for Riviera Maya in June
Averages for Riviera Maya in June
June is one of the hottest times of the year in Riviera Maya, Mexico, when the average temperature is a staggering 28°C, created by highs of up to 32°C and lows of 26°C. Although there are around nine hours of sunshine each day and the sea temperature is 28°C, there are 12 rainy days throughout the month. June marks the beginning of the wet season, which signals high humidity and heavy downpours become common, plus there is a risk of hurricanes. However, being in a fairly sheltered area, Riviera Maya tends not to get hit by the worst of the tropical storms during the wet season. If you are lucky the rain will take the form of brief showers during the day, which will be a welcome respite from the intense heat.
Dates for the diary
June marks the beginning of whale shark season. This species is not a danger to humans, so if you’re feeling brave, you can get into the water and swim with them along various coastlines of the Riviera Maya. There is a number of tour operators which will take you out to the areas they frequent and give you the chance to swim with the gentle species.
Sea turtles continue to come to land to lay their eggs during June. If you want to see this incredible event in person, head to one of the bays which the turtles are known to use, such as Xpu-ha beach.
Things to do
Families and couples looking for an action-packed day out should visit LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park in Tulum. Here you’ll find plenty to see and do, including snorkelling, swimming, diving, zip lining and kayaking. Suitable for the whole family to enjoy, the price of each activity includes transportation, equipment, safety briefing, multilingual guide and buffet lunch. Not only does your ticket price guarantee you a fantastic day out, but you’ll also be supporting two small Mayan villages in the process.
If you want to explore the surrounding area, join a Sian Ka'an Jeep Tour Expedition. The tour begins in Playa del Carmen, before travelling by the coast with several stops along the way. You’ll then board a boat where you’ll have the chance to go swimming, snorkelling and might even catch a glimpse of some dolphins and whales. The expedition comes to a close with a final Mexican buffet before heading back to the resort.
Hit the beach
If you get some bright and sunny weather during your stay in Riviera Maya, make the most of it by heading to the beach. Playa Paraiso in Tulum is one of the most popular locations in the resort for snorkelling. Here you’ll find soft white sand and crystal-clear waters where you can swim amongst a number of tropical fish. There are plenty of facilities and services for visitors to enjoy, such as sun loungers, parasols, parking, bars and restaurants.
If you’re not fond of sand but still want to go swimming, pay a visit to the Xcacel Cenote. Open from 10am until 4pm, this warm, clear lagoon is surrounded by tropical forest and provides the perfect place to take a dip or have a go at snorkelling. To protect the marine life which resides in the water, visitors who want to swim in the lagoon aren’t allowed to wear insect repellent or suntan lotion.
Where to eat & drink
The Violet Café Lounge & Bar in Playa del Carmen is a great place to go if you’re in the mood for modern European dining. Here you’ll find a large menu, full of traditional Mediterranean dishes which have a hint of Italian influence. The freshly prepared pastas and salads are amongst the most popular dishes and pair well with the extensive international wine list.
If you fancy a coffee and a bite to eat, stop by the Coffee Stop in Playa del Carmen. This small independent café serves a variety of drinks made from authentic Mexican coffee beans as well as a selection of biscuits, cakes, croissants, salads, sandwiches and filled bagels.
When it comes to live music, Kitxen in Playa del Carmen is one of the best places to go. Here you’ll find several live groups, artists and DJs performing each week, creating a lively party atmosphere. Don’t forget to take plenty of cash with you – the drinks are affordable, but the bar doesn’t accept credit/debit cards.
Bara Bara in Puerto Morelos is a fantastic late-night bar where you can grab ‘one for the road’ on your way back to your hotel. The owner is a DJ who takes to the decks every night to play the latest tunes until the early hours. Here you’ll find a top selection of drinks on offer, including a number of premium martinis.
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodation in Playa del Carmen, Encanto Riviera is one of the most popular self-catering hotels. Here accommodation comes in the form of one- and two- bedroom apartments which feature complete kitchens with the latest equipment. There are many facilities and services for guests to enjoy, including gardens, free WiFi and swimming pool.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Riviera Maya, Mexico should consider the Hotel Aventura Mexicana in Playa del Carmen. Guests can choose between superior doubles, superior kings, deluxe kings and honeymoon suites, each of which features air conditioning and a flat screen TV. There is a wealth of facilities to enjoy here, such as WiFi access, swimming pools and restaurants.
The all-inclusive PavoReal Beach Resort Tulum in Tulum is ideal for families and couples looking for accommodation during their holiday in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Here you’ll find a wide selection of rooms, ensuring something for all group sizes and budgets. Guests are invited to take advantage of the numerous amenities, including swimming pools, excursion booking, restaurants and bars.
Also located in Tulum, Cabanas la Conchita is another top pick when it comes to holiday accommodation. This hotel offers a small selection of rooms to choose from, each of which comes with a king-size bed, private bathroom and complimentary breakfast. Although the onsite facilities are limited, there is a choice of restaurants, bars and mini markets in the area.
Couples and families searching for a small, friendly hotel should consider Don Diego de la Selva in Tulum. Comprising of 13 rooms with private bathrooms, this complex offers free WiFi throughout the building, restaurant, wheelchair access, souvenir shop and excursion booking.