Tulum in September with some sargassum seaweed.

Top 5 things to know about Tulum in September

Visiting Tulum, Mexico during the “off season” can save money. But the off season isn’t the best weather, like around Christmas or Easter.

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, but it’s really too hot.

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 can find seawater nearly sargassum-free, especially at low tide after a rain.
Sargassum is a seaweed invading Caribbean beaches.
  • The exchange rate is favorable for foreigners, in addition to haggled bargains.
  • I haggled a bike price down from the listed sale price.
  • It’s “low season” so there aren’t too many tourists.
  • It’s so hot and humid, I sweat just thinking – without moving any external muscles.
  • I’ve accepted that I will sweat all day.
  • Cenotes are more popular due to the sargassum and heat.
  • Cenotes are cool, natural, fresh water swimming holes that dot the jungle around Tulum.

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