Traveling in Hurricane Season
Hurricane season in the Caribbean is something that many people can get a bit excited about. A few thoughts may arise: the question should you book a trip, and the worry if you do, that it will be ruined by a storm!
There can be quite a few advantages of visiting coastal Mexico during this time of year, so here are a few of the things to keep in mind when weighing a decision to travel during hurricane season.
First things first: awareness! When and for how long is hurricane season in the Yucatan? There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the weather, but according to meteorologists, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th.
Statistically in the Yucatan, hurricanes have hit more frequently during the months of August through October, when ocean temperatures are warmest.
If you are planning a trip and well in advance, then it may be a good idea to put your mind at ease by purchasing travel insurance.
Yes, it is a little bit of an added expense, but offers great peace of mind. You can use any insurance company that fits your needs, if you need a recommendation, try Travel Insured International. They offer coverage for you and your family with multiple plans to choose from to make sure you get the coverage you need.
Also keep a weather eye on the activity in the Atlantic, especially if you are a spontaneous traveler. One positive aspect of a hurricane is you often have quite a bit of advanced warning. Visit NOAA hurricane center to see what might be brewing or get the all-clear and know you will have a beautiful vacation.
Once you get that out of the way, there a few advantages to keep in mind when traveling during the summer months.
The best perk is smaller crowds and cheaper prices. Why? From May – November is generally considered the off season, as most visitors from the US and Canada travel during the winter months. Also, you are assured of longer and hotter sunny days for your vacation. Sometimes if you visit the Mayan Riviera during the winter months, it can get a little chilly, even for the tropics of Mexico!
You can find a great selection of luxury beachfront accommodations for a fraction of the high season price. Check out Rentalsyourway.com to see some of the condos we are talking about
Be aware of weather patterns and protect yourself with trip insurance for that extra peace of mind, but don’t be hesitant to book a vacation during hurricane season! With more sunshine and less crowds to get lost in, you can enjoy Playa del Carmen and Cozumel like a true traveler, not a tourist!
Brad & Kelly Storhaug