What's the weather like in Cozumel in June
June is the very first month of the rainy season in Cozumel. This part of Mexico gets about six months of intense rains, even monsoons and, towards September, increased risks of hurricanes. June is the milder of the wet season, but just as hot as its predecessor, May.
Although it is constantly hot and perfect for long swimming sessions and other wonderful marine activities, this month isn't exactly popular for the amount of bright days which it comprises. There are only 6% chances of sunny days, on average, but with 10 hours of sunshine per day. On top of that, the winds also tone down significantly, with average speeds between 3m/s and 6m/s, mostly from the east (about 28% from the overall activity), and just some minor influences from the southeast and northeast. Even chances of windy days drop to 19% on average.
These conditions do not help in attenuating the effects of increased humidity, which ranges from 65% to a heavy 92% on average, with uncomfortable dew points between 23°C and 25°C. This makes the nights quite unpleasant if you don't have air conditioning. Even during the day we recommend intense hydration, as the heat versus humidity factor may trick you into overlooking the necessity of your two liters of water per day.
Rainfall increases substantially to 70mm in volume on average, spread over cca 6 days throughout the month, particularly in the third and fourth week. Chances of cloudy days bolt up to 38% and chances of rainy days also go up to an average of 18%. While you won't get too much precipitation in the month, you will notice an increased intensity and volume in the occasional showers compared to previous months still not something to spoil your holiday over, especially in comparison to the following months. However, it might be worth checking out the live weather forecast.
The Caribbean Sea maintains its azure warmth at 28°C (82°F), with clear and still waters which are perfect for all kinds of swimming, snorkeling, snuba or scuba diving. The coral reefs are as peaceful as they can be at these temperatures with a low flow of southern tropical currents. Don't forget to pack your SPF lotion though, as the sun will burn if given the opportunity.
Cozumel Hotels in June
Given that June is part of the rainy season hotels tend to bring their prices down during this month. You can book a cozy double suite at the lovely 3-star Suites Bahia for just £27 per night for couples. The hotel sports a classic Central American design, and is situated in Cozumel's main square, within easy reach of many good bars and restaurants, and all of its rooms are fitted with air conditioning and functional kitchenettes. There's also a library for the guests to browse through.
The sumptuous Oriental Grand Cozumel offers double and junior suites for £151 per night. This spectacular 5-star beachfront resort boasts 3 outdoor pools, a hot tub, a gym, a spa and wellness center, a whopping cluster of 6 restaurants, 4 bars and nightclubs, complete with evening entertainment programs. The resort also supports tennis courts, volleyball courts, as well as snorkeling and kayak facilities on its private beach. All the rooms are fitted with air conditioning, satellite TV and private balconies to enjoy the splendid views.
Alternatively, you can head down to Cozumel's more exclusive district, where you'll find the stupendous Hacienda San Miguel Hotel & Suites, whose beautiful rooms go for £45 per night. This is an elegant and colorful Mexican estate, with a gorgeously manicured courtyard garden and terrace, and each of its rooms is equipped with a fully functional kitchen and en-suite bathroom.
Cozumel Beaches for June
Cozumel has different types of beaches which cater to different needs of vacationers from all over the globe. The most popular ones are on the western coast, just south of San Miguel. One of the absolute favorites is Playa Mia it has an entrance fee, but it definitely worth it, as this superb stretch of white sand and turquoise waters offers a very wide range of activities; it's not the best for snorkeling because of its soft sandy seabed, and there's a lifeguard always looking out for the swimmers due to sometimes mischievous currents, but this beach is great for snuba, beach diving, jet skiing, parasailing and even kayaking. It also holds volleyball spaces and a sweet water pool, as well as hammocks. You'll also find fully functional amenities, including restrooms and showers, as well as beach bars and restaurants. It's perfect for family fun.
Another local favorite is the Marina Caleta Playa Paradise Reef, and its name probably offers a hint as to why it's such a superstar it is perfect for snorkeling, and it is fortunate to be skirted by some of the most beautiful sections of coral reef, riddled with many colorful species of fish and sea turtles. You can also go swimming here, as well as beach diving, due to very calm and friendly waters. There are also resort courses available.
And if you go on the east coast of the island, you will find several hidden gems; one of our favorites for this time of the year is Playa Oriente & Sr. Iguanas. It's not recommended for swimming, as underwater currents tends to be strong, but you can definitely bask in the sun and splash around the shallow entry. You can also play volleyball and fiddle around with boogie boards, and even eat at the restaurant, which serves seafood and fresh fish.
Bars and Restaurants
The best place to go to for a delicious Mexican dinner and after-hours drinks is the lovely Kondesa Restaurant, best known for its cakes, ceviche and Mahi enchiladas. It sports a modern fusion cuisine with quirky names and fresh, local ingredients. Another place to definitely try is Guido's, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it always surprises its guests with daily specials of fresh fish, seafood platters and proper meat dishes, including the classic Osso Buco.
And you cannot, absolutely cannot visit Cozumel without stopping by Chocolateria Isla Bella, an artisanal chocolaterie run by a mother and daughter business; this is by far one of the island's true hidden gems, as the chocolate is phenomenal and it's only made with organic ingredients, and not a trace of preservatives.
For your evening entertainment, as we've said before, the Mexican people of Cozumel are not too nuts about the late night clubbing and raving, which are popular activities in most Mediterranean and North American resorts. But that won't stop them from offering you some unforgettable nights. La Hach is a great place at any time in the day, as it sports a full bar, subs/sandwiches and Mexican snacks, as well as an all-day 2 for 1 offer on frozen drinks, for just $5! Los Dorados de Villa is a bar-restaurant on the south side of Parque Benito Juarez, in the main square; it serves a typical Mexican variety of dishes, including delicious fajitas, enchiladas and tacos, as well as an impressive menu of spirited drinks. It's best enjoyed on Sunday evenings, when there's live music in the plaza and people gather to drink and dance.
If you're looking for something to wow you, head over to the Money Bar & Restaurant, a sophisticated venue on Dzul-Ha beach. It's guarded by crystal waters and amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, and it often features live music and special events. Its Miramar Terrace is an excellent romantic spot to watch the sunset.
Things to do in Cozumel in June
Don't let the clouds or increased chances of rain put you off Cozumel in any way. There is so much to do and to see on this splendiferous island that we don't even know where to start from. For £100 per person, you can go on a fascinating and interactive tour of the impressive Tulum and Xel-Ha Mayan ruins. You can also pack some snacks and water and go on a hike up to El Cedral and San Gervasio, two of Cozumel's most popular sites ancient vestiges of the now extinct Mayan civilization.
You most definitely have to take the Discover Scuba Diving Tour for just £77 per person, if you're new to the adventurous marine life. These are introductory diving courses which take place on some of Cozumel's best beaches, including the stunning Palancar. One thing you must also sign up for while on the island is the absolutely wicked Buggy or Jeep Adventure: Mayan Village, Tequila Museum and Punta Sur. It only costs about £56 per person, and it starts either from the hotel pick-up spot in Cancun or the splendid Playa del Carmen. The tour also includes snorkeling gear for your chance to explore the local coral reefs, guidance from a professional dive master, complimentary drinks and a scrumptious Mexican lunch, as well as free entry to the Mayan Village, the Tequila Museum and Punta Sur.
Another activity to enjoy if you're not too tired after all of the above is the Cozumel Beach Horseback Riding Tour, which takes you along the spectacular Mr. Pancho's Beach on fully trained horses, for just £20 per person.