Best Time for Traveling to Mexico

Best Time for Traveling to Mexico

March 7, 2018
By LocalAventura

When going to a new, unknown part of the world, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead as much as possible. Even though unexpected events are bound to happen, there are things you do have some control over, like when to travel. We’ve put together some guidelines to keep in mind if you’ve decided on traveling to Mexico, making it easier to design the perfect trip for you in some of the most important cities.

Traveling in Mexico

Riviera Maya

The beautiful beaches with clear waters of Mexico’s Caribbean coastline attract millions of tourists every year. The high season occurs between the months of December and March, as well as July and August, so it’s very likely you’ll find a big flow of people.

During that time, the weather is also ideal: the average temperature is around 75°F, rainy days drop to a minimum and there’s lots of sunshine.

September and October are the months that see above average rainfall, as they are right in the hurricane season, which begins June 1st and ends November 30th. Still, the temperature stays pretty hot – one of the main characteristics of tropical areas.

The truth is, whatever time of the year you decide to visit the Riviera Maya, you’ll create amazing memories. There’s always something to discover, whether it be the Mayan ruins of Tulum or Cancún’s underwater museum.

Relaxing by the beach in water park in Mexico Cancun Tulum

Mexico City

Traveling to Mexico City shouldn’t be very difficult if you’re taking into consideration how the weather will be like. This is because there are two different seasons you can count on: the dry months (from November to April) and the rainy period (from June to September). The temperature is usually steady throughout the year, staying in the 60s°F.

There are always lots of activities going on, historical places to visit, and things to see in the city, so if you want to make the most of your time in Mexico’s capital, we recommend going during the spring. That way, you can go on a walking tour around downtown and explore the Teotihuacán pyramids without any worries.


Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City


This is definitely one of the cities that you can visit year-round without bad weather getting in the way. The temperature consistently stays in the 70s and 80s°F; the coldest month being January and the hottest is May. In July, the chances of rain and cloudy days increase, as well as the flow of tourists coming in the city.

Guadalajara is the perfect destination for those who want to run away from the cold in the winter season or just love some sunshine. As the second largest city in Mexico, there’s plenty to do: go to a tequila tasting or walk the streets and fall in love with the architecture.

Streets of Guadalajara


About an hour flight away from Mexico City, Oaxaca offers a different perspective into the country’s rich culture. You’ll find Hierve el Agua, a unique petrified waterfall that will take your breath away, history, and lots of mezcal. To really enjoy your experience there, go during the spring or fall seasons, when the weather is ideal.

In the summer (July and August) there are more rainy days and hot temperatures that reach the high 80s°F. On the other hand, from November until March, it can get a bit chilly and packed with tourists that go to celebrate the holidays.

Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca

Still not sure what to do or where to go when traveling to Mexico? Our Latin American travel experts are happy to help! We offer 30 minutes of travel advice at no cost. Request it here!

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