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

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

Cancun is a coastal city in Mexico. It is a fairly large town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 542043 people. The water temperature around Cancun is steady during 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cancun 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 near Cancun?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Cancun is ca:
26°C (79°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Cancun. The nearest one is Chacmool, which is only 7.1km (4.7miles) away from Cancun. Click here for more information on Chacmool and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Cancun are Playa Delphine, which is ca 7.6km (4.7miles) away, and Isla Mujeres, located ca 8.3km (5.2miles) from Cancun.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Cancun. A good beach nearby is Cancún, which is only 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Cancun. Another beautiful beach near Cancun is Punta Maroma, roughly 31.2km (19.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Cancun?

The average sea temperature around Cancun is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with only little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Cancun. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Cancun can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing near Cancun?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very constant throughout the year. The waters around Cancun are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cancun: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Cancun...

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