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The best time to visit Mexico

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From the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza to the pristine beaches and turquoise waters of Cancun’s beaches, Mexico truly has it all! The vibrant culture, rich history, and diverse landscapes of Mexico offers a wealth of attractions for every traveler. 

Mexico is a country of extraordinary beauty, boasting a remarkable blend of ancient civilizations, breathtaking natural wonders, and warm hospitality. Its diverse regions offer a range of experiences, from exploring archaeological sites and colonial cities to relaxing on pristine beaches and diving into colorful coral reefs. 

Discover the best times to visit Mexico’s different regions and take a journey that will leave you in awe of this enchanting country. 

Yucatan Peninsula 

Chichen Itza Mayan ruins in Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
Pairing a trip to Chichen Itza with a swim in one of Yucatan’s fascinating cenotes makes for an amazing day excursion.

The Yucatan Peninsula, home to destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, is renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and ancient Mayan ruins. Be sure to Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and snorkel in the crystal-clear cenotes (natural sinkholes) that dot the region. 

The best time to visit is in winter and spring, the dry season, from November to April, where the temperature is a pleasant at 70°F to 85°F, and humidity is lower. This makes it ideal for beach activities, water sports, and exploring the archaeological sites. 

Pacific Coast 

The Pacific Coast of Mexico, including popular destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, showcases beautiful beaches, lush jungles, and incredible biodiversity. The temperature during the dry season, from November to May, ranges from around 75°F to 90°F, providing perfect conditions for beach relaxation, snorkeling, and whale-watching. 

Central Mexico 

Zocalo Plaza in Mexico City Ciudad de Mexico
El Zocalo plaza in Mexico City

Central Mexico, encompassing cities such as Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Puebla, is renowned for its colonial architecture, vibrant markets, and historical landmarks. In the dry season between November and April, temperatures range from around 60°F to 75°F, so it’s a good time to explore museums, stroll through picturesque streets, and sample delicious local cuisine. 

Gulf Coast 

The Gulf Coast of Mexico, with destinations like Veracruz and Tampico, features stunning beaches, lush mangroves, and diverse wildlife. In the dry season, temperatures range from around 70°F to 85°F. This means comfortable conditions for beach activities, birdwatching, and exploring the region’s ecological reserves. 

Festivals and celebrations 

Mexico is famous for its colorful festivals and vibrant cultural celebrations. The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) at the beginning of November is a particularly fascinating time to visit, as locals honor their deceased loved ones with elaborate altars, parades, and traditional rituals. The Guelaguetza festival in Oaxaca City, on the two Mondays following July 16 each year, with the only exception being if July 18, the date on which Mexico’s only indigenous president Benito Juárez passed away, falls on a Monday. If this happens, the Guelaguetza schedule is pushed back by a week. The festival showcases indigenous music, dance, and cuisine, offering a unique glimpse into local traditions. 

Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos skulls Mexico festival

Whether you’re seeking relaxation on pristine beaches, exploring ancient ruins, or indulging in vibrant cultural celebrations, Mexico has something for everyone. Let our Destination Experts plan your visit, considering the best times to explore each region, and get ready to embark on a journey that will captivate your senses and create lifelong memories. 

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