With amazing weather all year round, Tulum is a great choice for a holiday away for couples, single travelers, and families, as it appeals to a wide variety of interests. In April, the rainfall is still minimal and the temperatures continue to remain warm and humid in this part of the Riviera Maya. It's a great time to head to the beach and soak up the long days of sunshine, with an average of nearly eight hours of daylight per day.
The average daily temperature is 26°C (about 79°F), so summer clothing is necessary to stay cool during the day when out and about. At night, the lows only drop down to 23°C (around 73°F), so even when you're out on the town, you'll still be plenty warm. Pack the short-sleeved shirts, tank tops, and shorts to stay comfortable when the daytime highs jump up to 29°C (about 84°F). Flip flops or sandals are appropriate for the beach, but you'll also want a sturdy pair of walking shoes if you plan on visiting the ruins.
This month, the rain only falls over the course of three days so you don't have to worry about having an umbrella on hand. More than likely, any rain that falls will be light and short-lived, with around 45 mm falling over the course of the month. The chance of rain on any given day is 20 percent. With an average sea temperatures of 27°C (about 81°F), swimming and water sports should be on your agenda.
The highest recorded temperature for this part of Mexico reached a blistering 38°C (about 100°F). At one time, the thermometer measured a low of 17°C (around 63°F), cool for the area but still pleasant. During your stay in Riviera Maya, you'll more than likely have normal temperatures rather than these extreme highs or lows.
Where to Stay
Part of the Mariposa group of hotels, the Palms Tulum is one of the newest hotels in Tulum. It offers nine rooms with pool views, separate bedrooms and sitting areas, kitchenettes, and high-end bathrooms. Guests also enjoy amenities like 24-hour concierge desk, car rentals, airport transfers, and laundry services. They also get to use the private beach club with swimming pool, beach loungers, babysitting services, showers, and dressing rooms.
Be Tulum Hotel
The adult-only Be Tulum Hotel focuses on rest, relaxation, and rejuvenationwith its beautifully-decorated spaces and luxurious spa. Other mindful amenities include meditation sessions, comfortable indoor and outdoor lounges, and restaurant serving up healthy options. The suites all come with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, iPod docks, bathrobes, room service, and plush bedding. You also get your own private pool and balcony or terrace to enjoy the amazing weather.
With eight beachfront rooms and eight garden rooms, Cabanas Tulum has plenty to offer a wide variety of travelers. Depending on your needs, you can choose one king bed or two queen beds. The hotel also has a three-bedroom villa for extra space. All of the rooms come with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and terraces with hammocks. The pool is surrounded by loungers and hammocks where you can soak up the warm sun.
Eating and Drinking Out
Ki' Bok Cafe Gourment
Ki' Bok Cafe Gourment is the perfect place to grab a cup of gourmet coffee in the morning and start your day. You can also stop in during the day for a quick snack or pick-me-up hot or cold drink. Here, you can get freshly made pastries, pecan bars, tarts, and other sweet treats. The drink menu includes espresso, cubano, and cortando. They're even open after dinner if you need a nightcap.
La Cocina de Corina
Part of the hotel of the same name, La Cocina de Corina has an incredible outdoor dining space including an outdoor bar with covered deck. You'll be surrounded by clean white décor interspersed with bright colors. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and includes a full menu with daily chef specials. You'll can also sip on a large selection of cold cocktails, beers, and wines.
Co. ConAmor Restaurante
Specialising in vegetarian, clean, organic, and natural foods, Co.ConAmor Restaurante has a laid-back atmosphere for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just outside the restaurant, you'll see many plants and vegetables growing; the chefs use these in the dishes, guaranteeing you fresh food. Don't miss the vegan options, as well as several gluten-free choices for those with dietary restrictions.
Things to Do
Rivera Kitchen Tulum
Not only can you eat your way through the Riviera Maya, you can also learn to cook traditional Mexican dishes with Rivera Kitchen Tulum. The classes start with a brief lesson on the history of Mexican cooking and culture. From there, you'll learn about some of the most common ingredients that go into the dishes and find out how to prepare those ingredients into amazing cuisine. Afterwards, sit down with your fellow cooks and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
Beeline to Punta Laguna Nature Reserve and enjoy spotting some of Tulum's wonderful wildlife, including the ominously named Black Spiny Tailed Iguana. Also known as the spider monkey reserve, the nature reserve allows you to see these amazing creatures zipping from tree to tree. While there, you'll get to see beautiful flora and fauna and take a ride on an exciting zipline through the warm April air.
Captain Rick's Fishing
Heading out to sea and trying your hand at fishing makes for a fun and exhilarating day out in Tulum. Different fishing charters are available in, many of which will take you to the deep waters of Puerto Aventuras where you can try to hook yourself a good catch. Captain Rick's Fishing has a fleet of 16 fishing boats that take groups out to catch sailfish, blue marlin, white marlin, wahoo, and dorado.