high season: mid-December to March
low season: May to November
shoulder season: earlyDecember, April
Weather InformationWith a tropical climate, Cancun's weather stays warm year-round. However, the summer can get fairly hot, with average highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Fall sees the most rain, although temperatures drop a few degrees to highs in the mid to upper 80s. Hurricanes are possible in the summer and fall. Spring and winter bring pleasant conditions, with bright days and average highs in the low to mid 80s.
Crowd InformationCancun gets busy during spring break, particularly in March when thousands of [[Student_Travel | college students]] flock to the city.
Closure InformationHotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.
Other InformationThimble jellyfish larvae can be a nuisance, mainly between between April and July. Although their stings are not deadly, they can cause a slight allergic reaction, rash, and possible fever.
When to SaveThe best time to go to save money is during the [[Low_season | low season]], when there are fewer visitors and hotels are eager to fill empty rooms. The most expensive time to visit is during the [[High_season | high season]] when visitors from other parts of the world flee the cold weather. June and July can also see an increase in prices, as many visitors, particularly those from Mexico and Europe, are on school holidays.
Information provided by the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau
A few more sites for information
- Travel Yucatan: This website provides a thorough description of Cancun's climate, and when the best time to visit is based on the weather.
- Weather Underground: This is an excellent resource for finding the current temperature in Cancun, as well as a detailed forecast of the upcoming week. The history section allows you to check last year's weather to get an idea of what to expect when you go.
- Visit Cancun Annual Events and Calendar: This site doesn't provide the most thorough listing of events, but it will give you a general idea of what takes place every year, especially concerning religious holidays.