The Most Recommended Times to Go on Vacation in Mexico
The weather in Mexico is an important detail that you must take into account when planning your vacation. Although the Caribbean has warm temperatures year-round, there are some seasonal changes that can affect your vacation. When is the best time to go on vacation in Mexico? We have compiled all the necessary information for you. With a little planning, you can be prepared for any type of weather.
As we begin to talk about the weather in Mexico, a little background on the tropical climate that the Caribbean region has. A tropical climate is characterized by hot weather and a high amount of precipitation most of the year. As part of the nature of the tropical climate, it is considered very unpredictable and changes from day to day and sometimes from hour to hour. Days that start out rainy, after a few hours can become the sunniest days perfect for swimming at the beaches or for a day trip in nature. That’s why, especially on a trip to Mexico, it’s always recommended to get updated beforehand on the weather happening in the near future.
Because of the relatively short distance between the main destinations in Mexico, such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, the weather characteristics are quite similar in all places. Even on the nearby islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the weather is the same. As for the more distant destinations such as Bacalar and Holbox Island, the weather can be a little different, therefore before planning a day trip or a trip to one of these destinations, it is recommended to check the weather forecast beforehand.
Seasons in Mexico
Since Mexico is a tropical country, there are only two main seasons. The dry season and the wet season.
The wetter and rainier season is from June to November. During this season, you can see the lush green landscape of the country.
The dry season is from December to May. This would be the perfect opportunity to take a vacation in Mexico.
But even though these are the two main seasons, within these seasons there are a lot of changes in the weather.
The months of December-February in Mexico
These months are considered the most touristic in the Caribbean region of Mexico. January is considered the busiest month of the year, especially among American travelers. This is the period of New Year celebrations. During this period, many festivals are also held in the region, such as the “Zamna” festival in Tulum, which attracts many travelers from all over the world (mostly young people). During this period the destinations are full and the streets are packed almost to capacity. In terms of weather, these months are considered to be slightly cooler months. During the day it is still hot with an average temperature of 25-26 degrees but at night it is usually cool. If you plan to travel during this period, it is recommended to also have long clothes. In terms of precipitation, these months are considered dry and less characterized as months with large amounts of rain.
The months of March-May in Mexico
March to May are the best months to go on vacation in Mexico. This is a very touristic period and it is during the spring break season (from mid-February to the end of March) when the area is visited by crowds of American students who go on spring break. In terms of weather, these months are also included in the dry season. The temperatures in these months are already higher and stand at an average of 28-29 degrees and during the day also more than 30 degrees. The amount of precipitation is still low but sometimes there can be rainy days. Mainly in the morning-afternoon hours.
The months of June-August in Mexico
In June, the wet season already begins. Of course, this does not prevent crowds of travelers from coming and vacationing in the area. These months are characterized by high temperatures with an average of 33 degrees during the day. At night the temperatures are more comfortable but still hot. In terms of precipitation, these are the months in which the amount of precipitation is the greatest.
The months of September-November in Mexico
These months are very unpredictable periods in terms of the weather. In these months the temperature gradually drops with an average of 30 degrees during the day. The amount of precipitation also decreases and the weather becomes very comfortable. There can be good days and days a little less, but still very hot. For example, the month of September of the year 2021, was one of the better months of that year in terms of weather.
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