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 March and April
  • The best months to go to Mexico City are 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 Los Cabos, Celestun, Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Altata, Bahía de los Ángeles, Bahía Kino, Bahia Tortugas, Champotón and Dzilam de Bravo, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Acapulco



Annual weather in Mexico

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

January 36°F to 90°F
0 to 10 days*
February 40°F to 90°F
0 to 7 days*
March 43°F to 92°F
0 to 6 days*
April 49°F to 99°F
0 to 9 days*
May 54°F to 97°F
0 to 23 days*
June 52°F to 104°F
0 to 25 days*
July 52°F to 101°F
1 to 29 days*
August 50°F to 101°F
1 to 29 days*
September 52°F to 99°F
2 to 27 days*
October 49°F to 95°F
1 to 21 days*
November 43°F to 92°F
0 to 13 days*
December 38°F to 88°F
0 to 9 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Mexico by cities

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Mexico City

Mexico City

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

Acapulco

Acapulco

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

Cancun

Cancun

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

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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: Place Zocalo et la cathédrale de Mexico City

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, Acapulco, Cancun, Chihuahua and Durango, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Mexico

Find out when Mexico has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Mexico

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Mexico is high in: November and December.

  • Very low season in Mexico: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Mexico: January, February, March, April, July and August.
  • High season in Mexico: November.
  • Peek season in Mexico: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Mexico month by month


Average price for flights to Mexico

A return flight between New York City and Cancun is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 269 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 134 more for your airline ticket to Cancun if you go in july.

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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 City74°F79°F81°F85°F85°F79°F76°F76°F74°F76°F76°F76°F
Acapulco88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F90°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
Cancun79°F81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F
Chihuahua65°F70°F77°F83°F88°F92°F88°F86°F83°F79°F72°F65°F
Durango67°F70°F76°F81°F83°F83°F77°F79°F76°F76°F72°F67°F
Guadalajara77°F81°F88°F90°F92°F88°F81°F81°F79°F81°F81°F77°F
Guanajuato68°F74°F77°F83°F83°F79°F76°F76°F74°F74°F72°F70°F
Los Cabos76°F76°F77°F77°F81°F83°F86°F88°F86°F86°F83°F77°F
Mazatlán79°F79°F81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F88°F85°F79°F
Monterrey65°F70°F77°F86°F92°F94°F94°F94°F86°F79°F70°F65°F
Oaxaca72°F76°F77°F81°F79°F74°F74°F74°F74°F74°F72°F74°F
Playa del Carmen81°F81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F86°F83°F83°F
Puebla68°F72°F76°F79°F79°F74°F72°F74°F72°F72°F70°F70°F
Puerto Vallarta85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F90°F88°F85°F
Querétaro72°F77°F81°F85°F85°F81°F77°F77°F77°F76°F74°F74°F
Tulum81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F83°F
Akumal81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F83°F
Bacalar83°F85°F86°F90°F90°F88°F90°F92°F90°F88°F85°F85°F
Celestun79°F81°F85°F88°F90°F88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F83°F81°F
Chichén Itzá85°F88°F92°F95°F97°F94°F95°F95°F94°F90°F86°F85°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, Acapulco, Cancun, Chihuahua, Durango, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Los Cabos, and 92 other cities.

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

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