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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Playa del Carmen...

Playa del Carmen is a beach in Mexico. The water temperature around Playa del Carmen is nearly constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 25.7°C (78.3°F) in April up to 29.4°C (84.9°F) in the month of October, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Playa del Carmen 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 Playa del Carmen?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Playa del Carmen is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Playa del Carmen. A good spot nearby is Playa Delphine, which is just 37.9km (25.2miles) away from Playa del Carmen. Click here for directions and for more information on Playa Delphine and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Playa del Carmen are Chacmool, which is roughly 40.6km (25.2miles) away, and Isla Mujeres, located 46.7km (29miles) from Playa del Carmen.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches close to Playa del Carmen. The closest one is Punta Maroma, which is 10.2km (6.3miles) away from Playa del Carmen. Another good beach near Playa del Carmen is Cozumel, which is roughly 17.3km (10.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Playa del Carmen?

The average water temperature at Playa del Carmen is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Playa del Carmen. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Playa del Carmen can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Playa del Carmen?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Playa del Carmen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Playa del Carmen...

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