When to Go

High Season (Dec–Apr)

  • The driest months across most of Mexico, bringing winter escapees from colder countries.
  • Christmas and Easter are Mexican holiday times, with transportation and coastal accommodations very busy.

Shoulder Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Vacation time for many Mexicans and foreigners. Hot almost everywhere and very wet on the Pacific coast. Accommodations prices go up in some popular areas.

Low Season (May & Jun, Sep–Nov)

  • May and June see peak temperatures in many areas.
  • September is the heart of the hurricane season, which doesn't always bring hurricanes but does bring heavy rains on the Gulf and Pacific coasts.