Cozumel mourns the loss of its Pirate Ship
Tropical storm Cristabol sinks our beloved pirate ship. This cruise was our choice on the island of Cozumel. The “Dinner and a Show” was an incredible way to enjoy 4 hours here in the Caribbean. If the COVID-19 panic wasn’t sufficient to undermine tourism, Tropical Storm Cristobal drove the stake through our hearts. Our prayers go out to the proprietors and employees of the Cozumel pirate ship.
Hurricane Season on Cozumel
It’s that magical time of the year again. Hurricane season in Cozumel has begun and will proceed through November 30, 2020. It is conceivable for Tropical cyclones to appear before or after the official season, depending on sea temperatures. The water must be at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit for a hurricane to develop, so if this takes place before June or after November a hurricane could develop outside of the season.
For the communities residing in Cozumel tropical cyclones are a fact of life, just like tornados or earthquakes are for individuals residing in other places. However, they may seem frightening if you are arranging a vacation, but if you are adequately educated about hurricane season, you will make wonderful decisions about your trip.
August, September, and October are the peak months for hurricanes, which corresponds with the low tourism season. This is when airfare and Stingray Villa prices are lower, so it’s a splendid time to visit the island. Generally, if you visit during hurricane season all will go smoothly. The weather will be pleasant, though maybe hotter than in January. It may rain a little more regularly, but this means that there is a sudden downpour once or twice a day, and the rest of the time the sun is gleaming.
The Yucatan Peninsula, which is home to Cozumel, has experienced many tropical storms and hurricane watches. In the last 15 years, only 1 hurricane has made landfall in Cozumel. That is pretty encouraging news. If you visit from June through November, chances are you probably won’t encounter any hurricanes.
If you would like to track the weather in the weeks leading up to your holiday, here are 2 helpful websites: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Mike’s weather page.
There is invariably the prospect that a tropical hurricane could occur before or during your vacation, so it is an excellent idea to purchase trip insurance. If a hurricane should jeopardize the area during your vacation, your hotel or resort has an emergency plan for its guests and employees. The best thing about tropical storms is they don’t just pop up, they require time to organize so there is always enough of a warning.
So by all means, book your holiday!
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