Despite the Riviera Maya getting 300 days of sunshine each year, it still gets plenty of rain. The rainy season run from June through November; however, it does not rain every day. Hurricanes, when present, usually land between August and October, although they are a rare sight. Tourists are often baffled with what to do when it’s raining in the region. Firstly, it’s important to point out that showers usually don’t last very long, which means you can quickly resume outdoor activities. Funnily enough, “Playa del Carmen weather” is the most common search in Google.
Not a Fan of Rain? No Problem!
If you want to avoid any sight of rain, you have to travel to the region during the hot, dry months. That means anywhere between December and June. However, if a little rain doesn’t bother you, you should definitely visit any of those other months. You will enjoy the Riviera Maya just the same. There are plenty of things to do when it rains – including swimming! But, be aware, if there is lightning and turns into a thunder storm, steer clear of being in the water.
You need a positive attitude during rainy season. Many people often complain about not having enjoyed their stay at Playa del Carmen due to the weather. Unfortunately, that is out of anyone’s control. A positive attitude will be your ticket to enjoying your visit to the region when it is raining. Whenever the drizzling starts, head on over to one of the many shopping centers. Get a coffee, watch a movie, window shop and just wait for the rain to stop.
Start Taking Up New Activities
If you live in Playa del Carmen, using the time it rains to go to the gym, yoga, or even grocery shopping is a great way to spend some time outside your house. There are also casinos available for those who wish to give gambling a go. It’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day at. Lastly, you could always use it as an excuse to go get pampered at a spa.
However, outdoor activities are also quite fun whenever it’s rainy season. Places such as Rio Secreto, which is made up of natural caves and underground rivers, are even more fun when it’s raining. Xcaret, or any of its other 6 parks, are also great with a little drizzle. Since you’ll be wet most of the day anyway, you might as well make the most of it. There is no room for boredom in paradise. With so many fun activities for you and the family during the rainy season, there are no excuses.
Don’t Let the Rainy Season Ruin Your Visit!
A few drops of rain will hardly ruin anybody’s visit to the beautiful Riviera Maya – don’t let it ruin yours! The world is yours and there are many opportunities and activities if you visit with an open mind. Make the best of your retirement in paradise!