Cozumel is located in the Central Time Zone which is the same as Chicago and Dallas. Cozumel does not observe Daylight Savings so if you are traveling from the United States, it is important to adjust your schedule. The last thing you want to do is show up for your scheduled tour in Cozumel and realize that it started an hour ago! Luckily, there are plenty of free apps available that can help you determine what time it is in Cozumel.
The best time to visit Cozumel is in the spring from March through May. These months are warm, but not hot and offer the lowest chance of rain. However, this is also when the biggest crowds are visiting Cozumel.
In contrast, the winter months from December through February can be colder and damper. These months are still a good choice because they have lower rates, fewer tourists and drier weather.
Regardless of the season, there is always something to do in Cozumel including snorkeling, exploring Mayan ruins and enjoying the beaches and shopping districts across the water in Playa del Carmen. However, knowing what to expect will make your trip more enjoyable.
While past weather patterns do not guarantee a certain outcome, the driest times of year are January through April with March and April offering the fewest rain days. The rainiest month is August with about four inches of rain and the second wettest month is October with over three inches of rainfall. Hurricanes pass close to Cozumel in the fall but they do not usually affect the island directly.