The rainy season in Playa del Carmen lasts from June to November, with most activity occurring between August and October. However, the rain storms are usually short in duration.
Tropical storms can occur at any time during this period. In 2005, the region had the worst hurricane season in 154 years, with both Emily and Wilma striking land. However, most hurricanes do not make it to shore. Those that do hit land usually do not strike the Mayan Riviera.
When planning a visit to Playa del Carmen during this time of year, travelers should keep a close watch on travel advisories to be safe.