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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 storms.

Weather in Cancun

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Average Temperature (°F)
82.2
69.1
83.7
69.3
85.8
70.7
88.7
74.1
90.9
75.9
91.4
77.4
92.1
77.4
92.5
76.6
90.9
76.5
87.8
74.8
85.3
72.9
82.8
70.2
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Apr
May
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Jul
Aug
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Oct
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Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
5.37
1.8
2.07
1.49
3.46
5.41
2.24
4.31
8.84
8.7
5.18
3.77
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

December-April

Room rates are higher this time of year but not unattainable, especially if you book at least three months in advance. 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. 

Key Events:

  • Spring Break (Mid-March to early April)
May-August

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. 

Key Events: 

  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
September-November

If you're planning an autumn trip, your vacation could be upset by storms – this region faces the wettest conditions and 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. 

Key Events:

Popular Times to Visit Cancun

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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