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Best Times to Visit Cancun

The best time to visit Cancún is from December to April during the peak season. Even though the crowds are heavier, you'll experience near-perfect weather and find some of the cheapest flight and room rates for a winter getaway at the beach. Just try to avoid traveling from mid-March to early April  — that's when spring breakers descend on the Yucatán's shores. There are also significant discounts in late spring, summer and fall, but Cancún summers are sweltering and the fall months are prone to bad storms.

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Room rates are higher but not unattainable; if you book two months in advance, you can find a three- or four-star hotel for less than $120 a night. Instead of budget concerns, your biggest issue will be crowds. This is particularly the case in March and early April, when Cancún becomes a hub of spring break activity.

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  • Spring Break (Mid-March to early April)

Cancún's weather is more humid this time of year and temperatures can climb to the low 90s. But on the bright side, hotel prices do dip significantly (some rooms are less than $50 a night).

Key Events:

  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

If you're planning an autumn trip, your vacation could be upset by storms — this region faces the worst threat for hurricanes in the fall. But you could also secure a great vacation package if you're willing to take a chance and/or weather the storms. Temperatures typically range from the mid-70s to the high 80s.

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