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

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Traveling to Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico? If you're planning to go to Tulum, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Based on the climate and weather in Tulum, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico by month

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January

January in Tulum is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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February

If you visit Tulum during February, you may notice that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

If you visit Tulum during March, you may notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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April

If you are traveling to Tulum in April, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

May is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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June

June in Tulum is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July in Tulum is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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August

Traveling to Tulum in August, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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September

In September, Tulum is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Tulum, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

If you go to Tulum in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you go to Tulum in November, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

December in Tulum is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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