When is the best time to go to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo?

When is the best time to go to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has dry periods in April and December
  • September is the rainiest month
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

For full information about the climate and weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F/85°F
February 76°F/86°F
March 77°F/86°F
April 77°F/88°F
May 81°F/88°F
June 81°F/88°F
July 81°F/88°F
August 81°F/88°F
September 81°F/86°F
October 79°F/86°F
November 79°F/86°F
December 77°F/85°F

Weather and climate in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is 86°F (ranging from 85°F in december to 88°F in may). Annual rainfall is 51.5in, with a minimum of 0.1in in april and a maximum of 12.8in in september.
  • Between january and april the climate is very good. The record temperature this month is 95°F and you can expect to have 0.1in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From may to november the climate is good. The temperature rises to 86°F and it rains about 2.5in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is perfect. It is for example 85°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 0.4in.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Find out when Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 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 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

  • Very low season in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: September and October.
  • Low season in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, May, June, August and November.
  • High season in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    The number of visitors to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is high in: March, April and July.
  • Peek season in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    The largest number of tourists visiting Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo month by month

Best time for low prices in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Average prices of hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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