Cozumel Island is undoubtedly one of the ultimate beach destinations. Located right off the coast of Playa del Carmen, in Mexico’s Caribbean, it delivers pristine beaches, luxurious hospitality, fantastic diving experiences, archeological sites and fun for the young-hearted and adventurous.
When visiting a tropical island such as this one, casual, lightweight clothing is ideal. Think linen or light cotton items that will keep you feeling fresh in the humidity and sunlight. Obviously, beach attire is the go-to, but don’t forget to account for rainstorms, which may crop up at any time in the Caribbean.
What should WOMEN wear in Cozumel? – (Click to expand)
Cozumel’s warm, tropical climate calls for comfortable, lightweight beach attire. Women will feel fresh and stylish in sundresses, linen shorts, and blouses, or maxi dresses. During the day as you’re exploring the beaches, archaeological sites, or riding your scooter around the island, you’ll be most comfortable in shorts a t-shirt, and hiking sandals. Be sure to bring a swimsuit coverup, or a long-sleeved t-shirt to avoid over-exposure to the sun. In the evenings, a sundress or maxi dress paired with flip flops or wedge sandals are perfect for strolling the streets of the town of San Miguel and dining out.
What should MEN wear in Cozumel? – (Click to expand)
When visiting Cozumel, men should plan to spend most of their time in beach attire. Shorts and a t-shirt are perfect for day to day. In the evenings a resort wear styled outfit will add a little composure to your look as you enjoy dinner out on the town. Sensible shoes or sandals are ideal during the day as you’re liable to do lots of walking, but flip flops are perfect for the beach. Don’t forget to pack polarized sunglasses and a sunhat to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays.
Dry Season: February, March, April
Cozumel’s dry season lasts just a few months. During this time, the daily temperature averages in the mid 80’s, and in the evenings it drops as low as 70. Packing for this time of year is pretty straightforward. Stick to lightweight, breathable fabrics, and ensure you have ample protection from the sun. Bring a light sweater or pashmina for a little extra warmth after the sun goes down.
Wet Season: May, June, July, August, September, October, December, January
Cozumel’s wet season lasts for the majority of the year, but September and October are the wettest months. You can expect temperatures in the mid-80’s during the day. In November and December, the temperature can go as low as 65 degrees overnight. You can expect heavy rain showers, complete with thunder and lightning, frequently throughout these months. Your standard beach attire is perfect the majority of the time, but be sure to pack a compact rain shell or poncho in case you get caught in a shower.