Playacar Weather December Averages, Mexico

    Playacar Weather for December 2021

    What's the Weather like in Playacar in December

    A small section of southern Playa del Carmen, Playacar in Mexico is known as being the hotel capital of the Riviera Maya. Filled with top resorts, fine dining and water sports galore, it's a hugely popular holiday destination for couples and families. The arrival of the festive season, coupled with spectacular weather, means December is an especially busy time in Playacar.


    The average temperature this month is 24°C (around 75°F). The lows drop down to 21°C (about 69°F), still warm for the holiday season, especially when compared to the UK during this month. The highs go up to a very nice and warm 28°C (around 82°F). Pack those short-sleeved shirts and shorts and be sure to bring along a light jacket or sweater to stay warm in the evening hours.

    Average Sunshine Hours

    The average number of sunshine hours this time of year stays at 8 hours, still plenty of time to get outside and see the sights of the resort. With the 17 percent chance of a sunny day and the lower rain amounts too, it's a great time to visit. Be sure to bring your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen too to avoid getting burnt when the sun is out.


    Gone are the summer rains, and precipitation drops to just 109 mm over the course of the month. The rain falls on average 7 days, same as November. The chance of rain is 27 percent and the chance of a cloudy day is 14 percent.


    The breezes kick in a little bit more this month, with an 8 percent chance of a windy day during your stay.

    Average Sea Temperature

    With an average sea temperature of 27°C (around 81°F), this month is still idea for enjoying time on the beach and in the water. Try your hand at a new watersport, go sailing or just enjoy splashing around in the clear blue waters.

    Playacar Hotels in December

    Kay Hotel

    The intimate Kay Hotel has only 15 rooms and caters to adults only with privacy, peace and quiet. The rooms offer sweeping ocean views with lots of glass windows and modern décor. Relax on the rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi and enjoy a free continental breakfast at the rooftop bar. Before wandering down to the beach, grab a cold cocktail from the hotel bar and prepare to relax in the warm December sun.

    Mimi del Mar Hotel

    At the Mimi del Mar Hotel, you'll be within steps of Playa del Carmen's 5th Avenue, as well as the white sands of the beach. The room choices include standard rooms with queen bed, superior room with king bed, oceanfront rooms with two queens and a penthouse suite with king bed and sofa bed. All the basics are taken care of too, with kitchenettes in every room, as well as air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable television and private bathroom.

    Hotel Molcas

    Hotel Molcas offers budget travelers a fantastic value with its clean and comfortable rooms and prime location only minutes from the beach, downtown Playa del Carmen and Playacar. With your stay, you'll get breakfast at the hotel's restaurant located right on the beach; not a bad way to start the day!

    Beach in Playacar for December

    Zubul Beach

    Zubul Beach is located on the northern end of Playa del Carmen's shores. While there aren't as many restaurants and bars nearby, it's still a good choice to enjoy the beautiful December weather the area enjoys. The ocean temperatures average a very-warm 27°C (around 81°F). The water is calm and great for swimming and floating in the gentle waves you could even spend Christmas Day on the beach!

    Bars and Restaurants

    Como Como Osteria Meditteranea

    The Como Como Osteria Mediterranea has a large beverage selection that includes organic wines and craft beers. It's open all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu changes based on the season and what ingredients are available at that time. Throughout the year, you'll also get to enjoy special menus, like Christmas Day and New Year's Eve menus.

    Bad Boys Beach Bar

    The Bad Boys Beach Bar is a hit with visitors and locals alike thanks to its fun atmosphere and great location right on the beach. Every Thursday and Saturday night, you can dance the night away to live music. Sip on your favorite beachy cocktail and grab a bite to eat as you enjoy the beautiful Mexican sunshine and views of the ocean.

    Sr. Dan's Maragarita and Sports Bar

    Quench your thirst and catch a game on the television at Sr. Dan's Margarita and Sports Bar. You're sure to find a drink to suite your tastes from the long margarita menu and extensive drink list. The bar's swinging seats make you feel like a kid again and are a fun way to enjoy your drink, the surroundings and the amazing Mexican weather. 

    Things to do in Playacar in December

    Bel Air Animal Park

    The Bel Air Animal Park is a great stop for animal lovers of all ages. The park features big cats like lions, pumas and panthers, as well as monkeys, kangaroos and exotic birds. Along with viewing the animals, you can take advantage of the natural surroundings and kayak, swim and snorkel. The park has several restaurants and snack bars so you can grab a bite to eat during your visit.

    Riviera Elite

    Live like the other half on a yacht tour with Riviera Elite. From three-hour to all-day tours, you'll live the high life on a luxurious yacht stocked with drinks and snacks. The tours take you around the waters surrounding Playacar, visiting spots like Xpu-Ha, Inha, La Bocana, Tulum and El Cielo. Several of the tours also include stops to snorkel and swim.

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