What's the weather like in Cozumel in March
Spring in Cozumel is a wonderful, absolute delight, if you're not scared by a little humidity at night. March is one of the dry months of the year, with temperatures averaging at 25°C (76°F). The nights keep around 20°C but can get very unpleasant due to humidity which can spike as far as 85%, so make sure your hotel room has air conditioning.
Speaking of humidity, it normally stays at 58% on average on its lower end in March, but it does tend to dial it up during the night, reason for which it can get uncomfortable, particularly if you're not used to this kind of sub-tropical climate. Rainfall is still reduced, though its volume does go up from February to 30mm on average, with just 3 rainy days in March. Chances of precipitation stay low at 8%, and they mostly translate into sudden showers. The dew point juggles between 18°C and 22°C, the latter best felt during those nagging nights we mentioned earlier.
The winds blowing over Cozumel during March are mainly eastern and southeastern winds with speeds up to 8m/s, a record high for this time of the year. These are mainly warm moderate gusts that bring about 7% chances of cloudy days on average. Some southern and northeastern winds blow as well, particularly in the afternoon over the first couple of weeks of the month. Chances of full-on windy days increase to 38% on average, which is good news for parasailers.
The azure Caribbean Sea stays warm and splendid at an average of 26°C (79°F), absolutely perfect for deep diving, snorkeling or just plain ol' swimming. We do advise not swimming out too far during windier days, as the tropical currents can be treacherous. Pack plenty of SPF lotion as well, because the sky may alternate between cloudy and sunny, but the strong sun will still do damage if you don't look after your skin.
Cozumel Hotels in March
March is part of the peak season here in Cozumel, and naturally you will find prices hike in a manner similar to February, and we once again stress the importance of booking in advance if you want to get the good rooms. For instance, the stylish Hotel B Cozumel - Boutique by the Sea offers gorgeous double suites with views of the Mexican jungle for £129 per night, along with a private terrace and free Wi-Fi; its design is simple but with charming colorful accents and it features a seafront hot tub, and infinity pool and private beach access.
Another great option is the 4-star Casa Mexicana Cozumel offers deluxe suites for £63 per night for couples, and it's situated in Cozumel's main square; all of the rooms feature en suite bathrooms with shower, air conditioning and cable TV, and the price also includes free Wi-Fi and breakfast on a splendid outdoor terrace.
For more wallet-friendly accommodation, you can always book yourself a sweet little spot at the Beachouse Dive Hostel, whose privates go for £38.68 per night, and require a minimum 2 night stay. Another lovely place to try for cheap is the B&B Caribo Cozumel, who offers privates starting at £31.65 per night, for a minimum of 3 nights. As if anyone would stay here for just one or two nights... For adventurous backpackers, the popular Beds Friends Hostel has dorm slots going for £10.54 and privates for £27.41 per night respectively.
Cozumel Beaches for March
Cozumel has many splendid beaches to offer, including the stunning Playa San Francisco, just south of San Miguel on the western coast. It's one of the local favorites because of its sandy layout and soft seabed - while it's not good for snorkeling, you can still swim under lifeguard surveillance due to sometimes treacherous currents, or cut across waves with jet skis, kayaks or even parasails! The beach also boasts a restaurant and fully serviced amenities, as well as a volleyball court and a gorgeous view of the sea.
Another local favorite is PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club, mainly because of (you guessed it!) excellent snorkeling conditions. The shoreline is a mix of soft sand and rocky limestone, the latter which extends onto the seabed, making it perfect for snorkeling, swimming and even beach diving. There is an entrance fee, but it's completely worth spending your day here, as the beach also features a pool, shades and hammocks, as well as fully serviced amenities and terraces with fresh seafood.
If you're into the more reclusive and wild beauties of Cozumel's beaches, then you can take one of the off road tours to gain access to the breathtaking Playa Santa Cecilia, a fine stretch of pale golden sand and turquoise waters. Swimming is not recommended, but if you just want to take a long sunbathing session and a splash around the shore, this is the place for you!
Bars and Restaurants
Cozumel has a variety of great places to eat and even grab a drink, open at all kinds of hours. Jeanie's is best known for its diverse cuisine, serving an American-style breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and tacos for lunch, and Mexican and seafood-based dinner. For sports on TV, good atmosphere and excellent food, head down to Woody's Sports Bar & Grill, where the menu includes a wicked Happy Hour, and a selection of Mexican, fish & chips, barbecue ribs and chicken fried steak dishes just waiting for you to enjoy in the Downtown plaza.
For tapas and drinks, the Tiki Tok is a great option, as its open till 3am and serves American, Caribbean, Italian, Mexican and seafood specialties. The Tiki Tok also offers delicious vegetarian dishes and a great selection of drinks. The music is varied, tropical and keeps the atmosphere till closing time.
For cigars, mojitos, dirty Martinis and cool music, you should stop by the DLounge Cozumel, also open till very late! It's often preferred by a more mature crowd and plays a variety of cool, relaxing music to pure leg shaking Latin rhythms and some trendy Billboard hits. They also serve a selection of American and Mexican dishes, in case you get all peckish from tequila shots or caipirinha marathons.
Things to do in Cozumel in March
As you probably know, the Mexican love their religious and national festivities, and March does not fall short. Dia de la Bandera de Mexico is the National Flag Day, when the Mexican people celebrate their official flag, and pour onto the colorfully adorned streets in joyous processions in honor of their strongest symbol of national identity. They also celebrate Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores, one of the many days of the year dedicated to the beloved Virgin Mary.
Some fun stuff takes places this month as well. The International Billfish Tournament is one of them, when hundreds of sports fishermen travel from all over to showcase their skills in the Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas Cozumel. If you're not exactly a competitive fisherman, though, you can still book a tour with Chi Chi Charters, for some good old fashioned certified deep sea fishing - you can try your hand at the fishing wire while your loved ones can enjoy snorkeling sessions as part of the same package!
The island is renowned for its underwater splendors, including the magnificent Mesoamerican Coral Reef, so it's only natural to go on one of the certified deep diving tours offered by professionals all over Cozumel - one option is the Deep Dive with Cozumel H2O, who get raving reviews from both amateur and experienced divers worldwide. And you must go on the Cozumel Buggy, Mayan Heritage and Snorkel Tour, with prices starting from just £57 per person - giving you the best chance to ride around on buggy adventures, snorkel around the crystalline shores and see stupendous fish swim around, and also get a glimpse of the fascinating Mayan ruins left behind by the island's original inhabitants.