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

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

Tulum is a coastal city in Mexico. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 8390 people. The water temperature around Tulum has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 26.4°C (79.4°F) in March up to 29.2°C (84.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Tulum 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 Tulum?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Tulum is about:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Tulum. The next good one is Playa Delphine, which is about 75.9km (48.8miles) away from Tulum. Click here to check out more information on Playa Delphine and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Tulum are Chacmool, which is ca 78.6km (48.8miles) away, and Isla Mujeres, located approximately 84.5km (52.5miles) from Tulum.

Are there beautiful beaches close to Tulum?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Tulum. One beach, which is not too far away, is Cozumel, which is only 37.9km (23.6miles) away from Tulum. Another good beach near Tulum is Playa del Carmen, which is approximately 38.3km (23.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Tulum?

The average water temperature around Tulum 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 temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Tulum. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Tulum can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Tulum?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters around Tulum are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tulum: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Tulum...

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