Cancun in August is hot! Don’t let the heat and humidity get you down, here is a list of simple tricks to help you stay cool.
Choose your tour- There plenty of things to see and do in the Mayan Riviera! Choose tours doing things that will help you to beat the heat. There is no need to suffer walking around an archeological site in the middle of August when there are underground caverns, centoes, beaches and jungle tours that would be more comfortable and cooling. If you really are dying to see the archeological zones or other sun kissed activities, follow these tips!
Umbrella- Carry an umbrella and have portable shade wherever you go! Keep the sun from beating down on your head and face. Staying shaded can go a long way to helping you feel cooler.
Stay hydrated- Drink plenty of water! Soft drinks and other beverages do not hydrate your body as well as plain natural water, enjoy all the cold beverage that call to you, but be sure to drink plain water as well. Carry a small bottle of water with you when you are out and about or while hanging out by the pool, especially if you are drinking alcohol. Staying hydrated will help you handle and will lessen the likelihood of heat stroke or other heat related illness.
Sun block- Make sure to use your sun block! This simple detail cannot be stressed enough! Put it on when you begin your day, before even leaving your comfortable room at the Real Club Resorts. Being sunburned makes you feel hotter and far less tolerant to the heat. Use caution when tanning or hanging around the pool and the beach and be sure to reapply sunscreen frequently.
Dress for the heat- Wear loose fitting, light weight clothing and avoid synthetic materials. Wear a sun hat and long sleeves to keep the sun off your skin. It may seem like long sleeves would make you hotter, but keeping the sun from directly hitting your skin will save you from sunburn and help you keep your cool.
Powder up- Baby powder will help keep you feeling comfortable. Powder yourself before dressing; it will help to keep you feeling drier and therefore cooler.
Bring a light sweater- Always carry a light weight cover-up or pareo. When you walk from outside into an air-conditioned shop or tour bus it can be quite a shock to your system. If you are sweaty you can easily catch a chill from the air-conditioning. Try to avoid extremes. Getting too hot and then too cold right away can leave you feeling exhausted and lower your body’s natural defenses.