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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 coastal city in Mexico. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 100383 people. The water temperature around Playa del Carmen is constant during 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 shown in the graph 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 near Playa del Carmen?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Playa del Carmen is approximately:
29°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close to Playa del Carmen?

There are not too many surf spots close to Playa del Carmen. The closest decent spot is Playa Delphine, which is 38.2km (25.4miles) away from Playa del Carmen. Click here for more information on Playa Delphine and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Playa del Carmen are Chacmool, which is 40.9km (25.4miles) away, and Isla Mujeres, located roughly 47.1km (29.2miles) from Playa del Carmen.

Are there nice beaches near Playa del Carmen?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches in close proximity to Playa del Carmen. The nearest one is Playa del Carmen, which is 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Playa del Carmen. Another beach near Playa del Carmen is Punta Maroma, which is 10.5km (6.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Playa del Carmen?

The average water temperature around Playa del Carmen is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with very little changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Playa del Carmen. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Playa del Carmen can be remarkably intense.

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

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar during the year. The waters around Playa del Carmen are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Playa del Carmen...

Do you know what the the city Gueydan in the United States, the city Goubetto in the Djibouti, and the city Aberdeen Proving Ground in the United States have in common with Playa del Carmen? Click on the links to find out...