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Mexico is a huge country and the weather varies by season and region. The optimum time to visit is generally between December and April, when there is virtually no rain. The coolest months are between December and February, while the wet season begins in the south in May and lasts until October. A heavy shower during this period usually clears the increased humidity before it builds up again. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which runs from June to November.

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January is one of the best months of the year to visit Mexico. It's in the heart of the dry season, but not quite as busy as December or February when people travel during the school vacations. Relax in warm sunshine on white sand beaches and explore the country’s magnificent ancient ruins and colonial cities against a backdrop of blue skies.

Laura, Central America Senior Specialist

Mexico Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Baja California 79°F 1" 79°F 0" 81°F 0" 84°F 0" 88°F 0" 90°F 0" 91°F 1" 91°F 2" 91°F 3" 90°F 1" 86°F 0" 81°F 1"
Cerocahui 66°F 2" 68°F 1" 72°F 1" 79°F 0" 84°F 0" 88°F 4" 82°F 12" 82°F 10" 82°F 6" 79°F 3" 73°F 1" 68°F 2"
Chichén Itzá 86°F 1" 88°F 1" 91°F 1" 95°F 2" 95°F 4" 93°F 7" 93°F 7" 93°F 7" 91°F 8" 90°F 6" 88°F 2" 86°F 2"
Merida & Around 82°F 1" 84°F 1" 90°F 1" 91°F 1" 91°F 3" 91°F 6" 90°F 6" 91°F 6" 90°F 7" 86°F 4" 84°F 2" 82°F 1"
Mexico City & Around 72°F 0" 75°F 0" 79°F 0" 81°F 1" 81°F 2" 79°F 4" 75°F 5" 77°F 5" 75°F 4" 73°F 2" 73°F 0" 72°F 0"
Oaxaca 79°F 0" 82°F 0" 86°F 0" 88°F 1" 88°F 3" 84°F 6" 82°F 4" 82°F 4" 81°F 5" 81°F 2" 81°F 0" 79°F 0"
Pacific Coast 91°F 0" 91°F 0" 91°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 1" 93°F 9" 93°F 8" 93°F 10" 91°F 12" 91°F 5" 91°F 1" 91°F 0"
Palenque 82°F 5" 88°F 4" 90°F 3" 93°F 3" 97°F 6" 95°F 11" 91°F 9" 93°F 12" 91°F 18" 88°F 13" 86°F 7" 84°F 6"
San Cristobal de las Casas 70°F 1" 70°F 1" 73°F 1" 73°F 2" 73°F 4" 72°F 8" 72°F 6" 72°F 7" 70°F 8" 70°F 5" 70°F 2" 68°F 1"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Mexico

Taxco's rooftops, Mexico

Visiting Mexico in March - April

Usually the last months of the dry season, temperatures in March and April are picking up and they can be excellent choices for some relaxation on the hot and sunny Yucutan Peninsula. Mexico City and the surrounding colonial towns and villages are also becoming pleasantly warm.

Events & Festivals

  • Whale watching (January to March): This is the best time to spot the whales that migrate to Mexico's coast, with humpbacks, blue and grey whales all making an appearance at this time of year.

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