When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?

Everything you need to know about the best time to visit Mexico, from avoiding rainy season to the best cultural festivities.
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When is the best time to visit Mexico?

Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, bustling cities, colorful towns, and delicious food. When a country has so much to offer, deciding the best time to visit Mexico can be difficult. The truth is that figuring out when to visit Mexico depends on what type of holiday you’re looking to enjoy.

When is Mexico’s dry season?

Mexico’s dry season spans from December to April when the country experiences warm temperatures and less rain. We recommend checking out November and March, too, as the crowds will be smaller, and the weather will still be lovely enough to enjoy plenty of sunshine on your holiday. It’s important to note the much-loved coastal getaways like Cancun stay warm throughout the year.

When is Mexico’s rainy season?

Mexico’s rainy season runs from May to September, but do not fret; the showers are short spurts of rain in the mid-afternoon, followed by lovely sunny stretches. However, the wet season does coincide with hurricane season, which runs from June to November, with the highest risk between September and October.

Mexico City is best visited in springtime, between March and May.

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When is the best time to visit Mexico for smaller crowds?

Again, it depends on what type of trip you’re looking for. If you want a sunny holiday, we recommend visiting in November when the weather is nice, but the crowds aren’t as bad as in March and April when US spring breakers and local families swarm coastal hotspots.

When is the cheapest time to visit Mexico?

The cheapest time to visit Mexico is during the rainy season, from May to September.

When is the best time to visit Mexico City?

The best time to visit Mexico City is in the spring, between March and May, when temperatures are mild before the rainy season kicks in.

When is the best time to visit Mexico for festivals?

You can visit Mexico anytime and find a fantastic festival celebrating the country's tradition and vibrant culture. A few of our favorites are Carnaval in February, which comes with big parties nationwide and Día de los Muertos, which takes place November 1-2 and includes vibrant festivities honoring the dead.

Día de los Muertos, this year taking place November 1-2, is an excellent time to visit Mexico.

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A version of this article originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveller.