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weather in June
Hello, my boy and I are planning a possible isla mujeres/ tulum trip in mid june but we were wondering if it will be rainy? I know it'll be very hot an humid, but I want to lay around and get a tan in addition to snorkeling diving, etc. the weather websites show some rain over the next ten days, but it won't tell me about june averages (or maybe I am not looking correctly). Anway, any help would be awesome, thanks
RE: weather in June
We were in those places in sept/oct when there is a rainy season in Mexico. And all we experienced were couple of very short afternoon shower and some stormy nights. If that was rainy season, I'd say you don't have to worry about your tan.
RE: RE: weather in June
I don't know what daily averages would tell you, frankly. Especially in the tropics where it can dump an inch in an eyeblink, then clear up. Summer on the Caribbean is the rainstorm season. But it doesn't mean it will rain all day, unless something big blows over. Look at the regional maps, try to get an idea what is happening. Otherwise you generally get sudden showers with clearing in between. Raining all day for a week is pretty unheard-of.
Also...it's warm rain. If there are no storm winds behind it, you can swim in the rain.
RE: weather in June
Thank you so much for your help. We are actually doing Belize now, go figure. Next time, M-e-x-i-c-o!
RE: RE: weather in June
Are you going to Caye Caulker? We spent 2 amazing weeks on Caye Caulker. We stayed with Frenchie and Gertrude at "The Ocean Pearl". Had an amazing time.
We were in Belize June (2 summers ago) and we experienced afternoon showers and the occassional evening thunderstorm. Mornings and early afternoons were still nice.
We got back from Isla Mujeres yesterday (11 day stay on the island). Same pattern. Afternoon showers with the occassional evening thunderstorm; some of these can be intense.
Travel Tips for Isla Mujeres
Pack your own pillows!
Unless you want to pack just carry-ons, which is possible on Isla, because you don't need much to wear, I highly recommend getting big light sports bag and packing a couple of comfy pillows from home. Sometimes beds in Mexico can be on the hard side, but no complaints if you have good pillows! Take a couple of swimsuits, shorts and t-shirts, hat, and something a little nicer for the evening. But it is very casual on Isla. Take a jacket or sweater on Isla in case ir gets windy, which can make it a little chilly some evenings. Shoes: flip flops or beach sandals, running shoes for longer walks, and a pair of dressier sandals for ladies. Toiletries and medical supplies are on the expensive side so take them with you, including lots of sunscreen and aloe lotion. But there is a great pharmacy where you can get what you need if you forget anything. Take a disposable underwater camera for pictures of all the great fishes on the reef when you go snorkelling. Along with our pillows in the sports bag, we take our snorkelling stuff: fins, mask and snorkel. Also a couple of really lightweight floatie rings for the pool or ocean. You can also inflate the rings slightly upon your return trip for cushioning breakables. Leave the expensive jewellry at home.
Get on the bus that stops on the malecon.
It is really cheap. For the four of us it was like a dollar. It will take you over most of Isla. You get to see their small airport, their lagoon, the navel base, streets, and houses. It will go in a circle and drop you off where ever you want.
A Great Breakfast Spot
Cafe Cito is a bright and cheerful spot that makes for a very pleasant breakfast. The decor is bright blue with a beach theme. Tables by the window, which look out on colorful shops and homes, are especially nice. Breakfast options include croissants, rolls with coconut jam (very good), crepes and egg dishes. Drinks include hot or iced coffee and cappuccinos.
A big plus to Cafe Cito is that it opens early, by 8am. Some other breakfast spots don't open until 9 or 10am, which limits your beach time!
The one downside to the cafe is that it's a bit overpriced, although pretty much on par with other food options on the island. A hardboiled egg and two rolls cost 40 pesos. Still, the experience is worthwhile. Bread with coconut jam.
Snorkeling at Garrafon
I went to Castillo de Garrafon at the edge of the park. They charge 30 pesos and offer a locker, beer and equipment rental for a reasonable charge. If you are an experienced swimmer/snorkeler, you can swim from there to the reefs at Garrafon. Be careful crossing under the docks. Watch for traffic. The lifeguard at Garrafon will also want to put a life jacket on you (which seems hazardous to me--bobbing in the waves around the corral heads).
Put this on your MUST DO List: Isla Contoy
We took a 6+ hour boat tour/ snorkeling trip to Isla Contoy and had such an amazing time that it was by far the highlight of our entire trip. Please see my Isla Contoy Day Trip Travelogue for my journal entry on this very memorable experience.
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