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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cancún, Mexico

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cancún...

Cancún is a beach in Mexico. The water temperature around Cancún has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.2°F) in February up to 28.9°C (84°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cancún is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Cancún?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Cancún is approximately:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots close to Cancún?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Cancún. The nearest one is Chacmool, which is 7.1km (4.5miles) away from Cancún. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Chacmool and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Cancún are Playa Delphine, which is ca 7.3km (4.5miles) away, and Isla Mujeres, located approximately 9km (5.6miles) from Cancún.

Are there any other beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Cancún. A beach that might be worth checking out is Punta Maroma, which is just 30.3km (18.8miles) away from Cancún. Another good beach near Cancún is Playa del Carmen, ca 39.5km (24.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Cancún?

The average water temperature at Cancún is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Cancún. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Cancún can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Cancún?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cancún: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cancún...

Do you know what the Sengfeller Seamount , Saint-Agnant in France, and the city Spijkenisse in Netherlands have in common with Cancún? Click on the links to find out...