Best time to visit Mexico

Best time to visit Mexico

Ready to tick Mexico off your bucket list with a trip to this part of North America? The tacos (and tequila) are calling. You might think any time is a good time for a Mexican getaway, and while you’re not wrong, it’s worth considering the weather conditions depending on what time of year you’re travelling.  

As a general rule of thumb, December to April is the best time to visit, as it’s warm and dry the whole way through. But for a quieter getaway, May and June still have great holiday hotspots. 

Whether you’re planning to relax on the beach with a margarita in hand, or venture out to explore ancient Mayan ruins, check out our tips for the best time to visit Mexico. 

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When’s Mexico’s dry season?  

December to April is the go-to time for sun, sun and more sun. The temperature stays in the mid-to-high-20s, so it’s comfortably warm with cloud-free skies. Put March and April in your calendar if you’re after a party vibe, though – this is when Spring Break happens, making Cancun the place to be.  

When’s Mexico’s rainy season?  

May to September is when you’ll need your brolly, but don’t be too put off – showers don’t last very long and come in short, late-afternoon bursts. You’ll still get plenty of sunshine hours during the rest of the day. Bear in mind the hurricane season, which runs from June to November. The Met Office says September and October have the highest chance of hurricanes, due to higher sea temperatures. 

When is it quietest in Mexico? 

After something a little more low key? We feel you. Pick a beachside spot in May – when the rainy season begins – or November, at the end of the season, for quieter scenes. Chill out on the beach in Playa del Carmen, or explore the Riviera Maya with fewer tourists in your Insta pics.   


When’s best for partying in Mexico?  

Party vibes at the ready. As we mentioned, Spring Break will see big crowds flock to cities like Cancun on the Caribbean Coast, so you’ll fit right in with a tequila in hand. It’s not the only time to count on a big Mexican party, though – Cinco de Mayo is on 5th May, and is a celebration of the Mexican victory over French forces in 1862. Join in with street parades full of mariachi bands and dancers, with tacos basically on tap. Or, later in the year, the Day of the Dead festival is on 2nd November. You’ll recognise the traditional skull-like costumes and face paint used to honour departed loved ones, while the nights are filled with firework displays and traditional meals.  


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Author: Becky Wells

Last updated: 29/01/2023