Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico? If you're planning to go to Playa del Carmen, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Based on the climate and weather in Playa del Carmen, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Playa del Carmen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico by month

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January

January in Playa del Carmen is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you go to Playa del Carmen in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

If you visit Playa del Carmen during March, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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April

If you visit Playa del Carmen during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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May

May in Playa del Carmen can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June in this region is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in Playa del Carmen can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August for Playa del Carmen can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

Traveling to Playa del Carmen in September, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

In October, Playa del Carmen is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Playa del Carmen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

If you go to Playa del Carmen in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

December in Playa del Carmen is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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Activities for Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Playa del Carmen.

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