Tulum in September with some sargassum seaweed.

Top 5 things to know about Tulum in September

A trip to Tulum in September can save money, because that’s “off season” for that part of Mexico. It is ridiculously hot and humid in the summer, and some of the rainy days in September and October can last days – literally – several days straight.

However, the trade-off is more money in your pocket to travel to other places.

I lived in Tulum during the months of August, September, October, November, and December. It is cheapest to go in August through October – but it’s also hurricane season.

In November prices start to increase for “high season” and December is the official start of the busy season.

So if I had to chose another month to live there, I’d go back in September, or even October.

Top 5 things to know about Tulum in September

#1 – About 65% of the time, I found seawater nearly sargassum-free, especially at low tide after a rain.

Mostly sargassum-free.
Sargassum is a seaweed invading Caribbean beaches.

2. The exchange rate is favorable for foreigners; you can haggle for bargains.

I haggled a bike price down from listed sale price.
I haggled a bike price down from the listed sale price.

3. It’s “low season” so there aren’t too many tourists.

4. It’s so hot and humid, you sweat just thinking – without moving any external muscles.

I've accepted that I will sweat all day.
(I’ve accepted that I will sweat all day.)

5. Cenotes are more popular due to the sargassum and heat. (Read about sargassum here.)

Cenotes are cool, natural, freshwater swimming holes that dot the jungle around Tulum.
Cenotes are cool, natural, fresh water swimming holes that dot the jungle around Tulum.

Thanks for reading, “Top 5 things to know about Tulum in September.”

Read more about Tulum, and our old late friend, Tasso von Jena in this post.

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