What's the weather like in Cozumel in March
Mid-spring is certainly a favorite time for Cozumel, and one of the year's season peaks - and it's no surprise, with average temperatures dancing around 27°C (80°F)! The lower end hangs at a mild 22°C, while higher temperatures are known to exceed the average 31°C. So expect plenty of heat with a humid accent and pack plenty of sun-cream.
The sun shines large and bright this time of the year, with up to 10 hours of sunshine and 19% chances of sunny days. This usually means that while you will get plenty of sun in a day, it will alternate with clouds and the occasional shower. There aren't too many straight sunny days in April, but the temperatures are marvelous nonetheless.
Humidity ranges from averages of 58% to higher levels of up to 90%, which can get uncomfortable - particularly at night. This is why we always recommend that you make sure you get air conditioning with your hotel room. Rainfall is shy, at an average of 31mm, and just 8% chances of rainy days, and equal chances of cloudy days. April is a mélange of clear blue skies and puffy clouds, particularly in the third and fourth week, as May approaches, and it is more pleasant than its predecessor, March. The dew point also oscillates from a moderate 18°C to a moist 23°C.
The eastern and southeastern winds are predominant this month, with speeds varying between 4 and 8 m/s on average, and chances of windy days stay heavy at 30%. Some rare northern and northeastern gusts still surprise the people of Cozumel in the first couple of weeks of April, but the overall feel is warm and the weather is just perfect for all kinds of marine activities.
Speaking of, the splendid Caribbean Sea warms up to 27°C (81°F), which means you cannot rely on its azure waters to cool you down if the weather gets too hot for your level of comfort. However consistently hot days are rare, and the soft winds of the Yucatan Peninsula will help keep you refreshed, especially when the midday tropical currents keep the waters literally tepid. There is another upside to this: the sea is now perfect for deep diving and snorkeling!
Cozumel Hotels for March
Make sure you book your room at least six months in advance if you wish to catch a sweet spot at the fabulous Secrets Aura, whose splendid double suites complete with a private terrace or balcony go for a whopping £290 per night for couples. Mind you, this is an adults-only beachfront hotel, boasting a flowing river-style pool, a tennis court and a posh modern decor. The rooms also have en-suite bathrooms, flat screen satellite TVs and even iPod docking stations. The resort offers a variety of fun activities, including scuba diving lessons and tequila tastings.
If your budget does not match the extravaganza of Secrets Aura, worry not! The enchanting Villas El Encanto is smack in the town center, standing proud with its lush contemporary decor, offering stunning double bedrooms for just £60 per night, including minibars and fully equipped kitchenettes in their list of amenities, alongside the sacred coffee maker. It features a splendidly manicured garden, a sun terrace and a suave palapa roof lounge.
And if your budget is less focused on luxury accommodation altogether, Cozumel does have several wonderful hostels and bed & breakfast options, including the superb Hebergement Plongee Sous-Marine Le Grand Cozumel, whose single rooms go for £48.53 per night. La Casona Real also fails to disappoint, its private rooms going for just £35.87 per night. All three locations offer excellent service and high speed Wi-Fi, along with close links to the town's main attractions.
Cozumel Beaches in March
Cozumel has different types of beaches, most of them great for a variety of activities, while some, mainly on the east coast of the island, are subject to deceiving currents that make them quite dangerous, despite their breathtaking beauty. One good beach to enjoy on this side is Playa Box & Rasta's, known for its soft sands and splendid views; it also has boogie boards available, along with complete amenities, including restrooms and lovely restaurants and terraces within reach.
If you go along the western coast, south of San Miguel, you will find the lovely Nachi Cocom - while it's not the greatest for snorkeling due to few reef clusters and a sandy seabed, this beach is great for swimming and beach diving, and it also features jet skis, parasails and kayaks for those of you who are restless and eager to fully enjoy the Caribbean Sea.
Not far away you will also find a different kind of paradise, known as the Sand Dollar Sports Beach, whose combination of white sandy strips and rocky limestone seabed make it absolutely perfect for snorkeling and snuba. You can also engage in some good ol' fun beach diving, to later relax with a cold mojito under a shade or an artisanal palapa.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to eating and drinking in these parts of Mexico, you know you will get a treat wherever you go. If you want to watch a game while enjoying a pint or a lovingly-made Mexican or international dish, you can always spend your time at the Pub Sports Bar, open daily from 11am until 11pm, sometimes even later during the high season. For some authentic Mexican, as well as a fresh variety of American and seafood specialties, you should definitely visit Toro's Place - Bar & Grill, open from early in the morning until late in the evening.
The wonderful Love Cafe Cozumel offers a scrumptious breakfast and has some irresistible lunch and dinner offers, all of these revolving around Caribbean, Mexican, Southern Seafood and even Vegetarian cuisine. Of course, their breakfast is a tad later breakfast than your usual hotel buffet, as the Love Cafe opens from 10am.
For some late evening fun and yummy Mexican, Hungarian, American and BBQ food, visit Wet Wendy's Margarita House, best known for its (you guessed it!) margaritas! And if you're ready to shake a leg a little further, then Playa La Palapita Den Medio is the right place to stop by - a marvelous beach party venue; it also organizes artistic shows and it boasts a snack bar complete with beers, cocktails and an insane variety of tequilas, salsas, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos and, of course, guacamole.
And since you're out and about, don't forget to enjoy an evening at Fat Tuesday, which is always bustling with tourists and locals alike, vibrant with music and dance, and open till later than other neighborhood cantinas. They also serve Mexican and American food, so if you overdo the tequilas, you can always down a wicked burger to replenish.
Things to do in Cozumel in April
Well, there are a number of things to do in Cozumel in April, while it's still dry enough to enjoy the full palette of Cozumel's many attractions, and while the waters are calm and friendly. Among the superstars of this island are the Ruins of Tulum, vestiges of Mexico's fascinating Mayan culture, and the savagely beautiful Playa Ulvas. And you most certainly have to explore Faro Celerain Eco Park, a unique nature reserve where you can catch a glimpse of Cozumel's more elusive creatures, such as its exotic birds and the American crocodile, and even delightful sea turtles; this phenomenal collection of endemic wonders unfolds along the southern tip of the island, and you'll probably need more than a day to fully understand its magnificence.
Another unmissable spot to visit while in Cozumel is the popular Discover Mexico Park, which is pretty much a very cool summary of all of Mexico's precious landmarks, boasting finely crafted models of various attractions, such as the Mayan Ruins of Tulum or the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City; it's also popular for its exhibits of Mexican culture and cuisine, including live tortilla making demonstrations.
April is, as previously specified, absolutely perfect for snorkeling and deep diving, and you can book some excellent tours at just £32 per person to explore the breathtaking Columbia Reef. For the more adventurous, you can also sign up for a super fun paddle boarding experience with Ha Haak!
The Mexican people truly love their religion, as it's an integral part of their development and culture. April is when they celebrate the Semana Santa and Pasqua, better known as Easter. This is by far one of the most important celebrations of the year, and it always includes sacred processions and abundant feasts. They also celebrate Fiesta de la Santa Cruz, also known as Fiesta del Cedral, as well as Dia Del Nino, or Children's Day.