When is the best time to go to Mexico?

Lounging on an a paradisiac beach, marveling at cultural discoveries and exploring the lush nature: these activities are open to those who to choose to resource them, when visiting Mexico. The best times to travel to Mexico vary according to the areas of interest of the tourists. However, to enjoy the sunny and pleasantly warm days or benefit of the beautiful swimming locations, the period between November and April is perfect. Christmas and Easter are particularly lively: here, these are not festivals dedicated only to children, but just as much the opportunity to enjoy the friendliness of the Mexican culture. Furthermore, one will have the opportunity to discover the Posadas.

From May to October, the climate is characterized by the abundance of rain and an overall heat rise. Despite such, it is important to take a few simple precautions in order to fully enjoy the holiday experience, such as attending the Country Party which takes place in September or the Festival of the Dead, which is held towards the end of October.

So, when is the best time to go to Mexico? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Mexico, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, November and December
  • The best months to go to Mexico City are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Mexico City are March, April, May and June, and the coldest months are January, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Cancun, Los Cabos, Tulum, Monterrey, Chichén Itzá, Chihuahua, Guaymas, Yucatán, Aguascalientes and Campeche, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Cancun are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Mexico for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 49°F to 85°F
February 54°F to 86°F
March 63°F to 88°F
April 65°F to 94°F
May 67°F to 95°F
June 65°F to 94°F
July 63°F to 95°F
August 65°F to 95°F
September 63°F to 92°F
October 61°F to 88°F
November 58°F to 86°F
December 49°F to 86°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Mexico by cities

Mexico City

Best time to go to Mexico City

The best months to go to Mexico City are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.


Best time to go to Cancun

The best months to go to Cancun are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Los Cabos

Best time to go to Los Cabos

The best months to go to Los Cabos are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Playa del Carmen

Best time to go to Playa del Carmen

The best months to go to Playa del Carmen are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, november and december.

Puerto Vallarta

Best time to go to Puerto Vallarta

The best months to go to Puerto Vallarta are january, february, march, april, may, june, october, november and december.

Riviera Maya

Best time to go to Riviera Maya

The best months to go to Riviera Maya are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, november and december.

Other cities and places in Mexico

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Climate and Weather in Mexico

When one thinks of Mexico, one automatically visualizes the sun and beaches - and this is in no way wrong because this country, settled between the United States, Guatemala and Belize, has a pleasant and sunny weather. The country is crossed by what is known as the Tropic of Cancer and it is possible to distinguish two main trends within the climate: a temperate one, with very cold winters in the north as well as a tropical climate in the south with overall constant temperatures. There are also two seasons in Mexico; a dry season between November and May and a rainy season between June and mid-October. During this period of the season, it usually only rains in the late afternoon and for only an hour or so.

Mexico: Mexique, Campeche, 31 décembre 1995

The Climate of the High Mountain Area

Even though the peaks of the highest mountains are still covered in snow, this area is surprisingly located within the scorching Mexican territory. The plateau of Anahuac and Chiapas on the other hand, enjoy mild temperatures while the Yucatan Peninsula, not far from Bélise and other closeby cities such as Belmopan and Corozal, suffer from extreme heat.

The Climate on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico

The Caribbean coast and its beautiful beaches following the example of Cancun, benefits from a pleasant climate with high, but bearable temperatures. Again, one must be careful though, because this part of Mexico is affected by hurricanes in both September and October.

The Climate in the Mexico City Area

When we think of the climate in Mexico, we naturally imagine wonderful heat and endless sunshine. This is greatly true for the most part of the country, however, there are areas where the temperatures can be quite cool. This is the case for cities in higher altitudes, such as Mexico City or Guadalajara. The winter is generally pleasant, but temperatures in the city can also fall sharply.

Temperatures and rainfall in Mexico

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Mexico and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Where to go in Mexico?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Mexico City72°F76°F79°F83°F83°F79°F76°F76°F74°F74°F72°F72°F
Los Cabos77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F86°F90°F90°F88°F88°F85°F79°F
Playa del Carmen81°F83°F85°F86°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F85°F83°F
Puerto Vallarta83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F92°F90°F88°F90°F86°F85°F
Riviera Maya81°F83°F85°F86°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F85°F83°F
Chichén Itzá85°F88°F92°F95°F97°F95°F97°F95°F94°F92°F88°F86°F
Anton Lizardo77°F79°F83°F86°F90°F92°F90°F90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F
Atoyac de Alvarez88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F


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Is this weather information for Mexico reliable?

Climate data for Mexico has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Mexico allows us to determine the average for each month in Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Tulum, Acapulco, and 82 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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