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Best time to travel to Mexico

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What are the best months to visit Mexico?

 

To appreciate Mexico taking long walks is necessary, as it is full of architecture, handicrafts, and color throughout its streets, so it is essential to choose the months where there is no rain. Thus the dry season is the best time to travel to Mexico, between December and April, the weather is warm and can reach 28° C (82° F).

The wet season starts in May and ends in October; as a result, the coast can be affected by hurricanes, but it starts to normalize from November.

The recommendation is to go between November and April because the climate is ideal, it is neither cold nor hot. However, a Rutopía specialist can guide you if you are unsure which months you should go.

 

Best time to visit Mexico City 

 

Want to see the iconic Bellas Artes palace? Or walk the streets of the city eating a churro? The city’s climate is temperate, even on winter days, although the nights get a bit chilly with a minimum temperature of 6°C (41°F). However, the weather is quite indulgent, so you can choose if you want to spend the Christmas holidays drinking chocolate at Café Tacuba or if you want to live the traditions of the city eating Tacos on Independence Day.

As a recommendation, if you want to avoid the rains, the best months are March, April, and October to November.

Best time to travel to Mexico

When is Mexico hot, and when is it dry?

 

Let’s enjoy the spring! Spring starts in March with a temperature increase, which goes from 26°C to 35°C depending on the area, and reaches its peak in May, so if you like the hot weather, this would be the best month to travel.

If you love going to the beach, it is the best to go during this season, because the beaches weather is varied, like the beaches of Oaxaca, whose maximum temperature is 32°C and minimum of 23°C or Los Cabos with a maximum temperature of 28°C and a minimum of 18°C.

The dry season runs from November to April, so you won’t have any problems with unexpected rain spoiling your fun.

Click here to watch the amazing beaches that Mexico has for you.

Whale watching 

 

Whales in sight! During this season, you can see them in Baja California; these months, whales are most active because it is the breeding season. Males go in search of females in early January, and in early March, some females come to give birth, so you will have the opportunity to observe baby whales. Here is a complete guide for this activity.

 

whale watching

 

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Cancun, the place that has it all! 

 If your vacations are between May and August is the best time to visit Cancun, the weather in this region is the best, is always warm, there are infrequent rains, and the temperature reaches the ideal point being at 33°C. The tide is low and calm, perfect for cooling off and relaxing on its white-sand beaches. There are lots of activities for fun, such as sport fishing, and diving in caves and cenotes. It’s also whale shark season!

We don’t recommend going from April to September because the sargassum begins to cover the waves on the beaches and you won’t be able to enjoy a fun swim.

 

Best time to travel to Mexico

High and low season to visit Mexico 

 

Mexico is a varied place in climate, flora, and fauna; there are endless activities to spend an incredible vacation for all tastes. That is why there are months in which each of its attractions is full of travelers.

 

The high season starts in December when the weather is dry and perfect to go for a walk, then during the spring, the most popular destinations are the beaches, and the low season starts in May.

Before planning your trip, you have to consider all these factors to enjoy the experience to the fullest, but there are times when daily activities do not allow you to plan it; we want to go out and enjoy. So let us know what your ideal trip would be, and we will do it for you.

 

Events and Holidays 

Day of the dead

 

Spring Equinox 

You can’t miss the music and cultural festivals; do you want to recharge your batteries? Visit the pyramid of the sun in Teotihuacan or renew your spirit in Chichen Itza, being part of ancestral Mayan rituals.

Holy Week

Two weeks full of meaning and reflection give way to different representations of the crucifixion of Jesus throughout the country, with processions through the streets of the towns and traditional burning of Judas figures with fireworks.

 The Guelaguetza 

If your destination is Oaxaca, during the first weeks of July, a pre-Hispanic festival celebrated as a ritual to the gods; the streets turn colorful by the parades of people with typical costumes and flower decorations in the streets. In addition, people prepare their delicious traditional food such as yellow mole empanadas, and the streets fill up with the music of the bands and regional songs.

The Guadalupe Valley Wine Harvest 

Do you like wine? In August, there is a great event where you can taste and taste wine; you will witness the hard work of the winemakers with the fields full of beautiful bunches of grapes. There are also gala dinners in private wineries and paella contests.

Independence Day

Have you seen the typical Mexican celebration in the movies? Then, come to a real celebration and eat traditional tacos and pozole. A good day to have the complete gastronomic experience is in this celebration on September 15 and 16. People prepare the most traditional foods in each of the regions. Also, there are dances, fireworks, and parties during the night to commemorate Mexico’s freedom.

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Day of the Dead

This particular celebration is of great significance for Mexicans. It is a day of celebration, coupled with solemnity in the cemeteries. The families of the deceased place decorations on the tombs and sit beside them to keep them company.

You can find children in the streets asking for calaverita and the smell of pan de Muerto and incense in the corners.

There is a big parade on Paseo de la Reforma avenue, alebrijes and catrinas walk along, reminding us, according to tradition, that the passage through this life is just one more stop and a long journey to the Mictlan awaits us.

 

Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe 

As we enter the winter season, there is a religious festival that you cannot miss. A tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12th; people congregate to sing her the mañanitas. In addition, you can visit the surrounding churches; to appreciate their architecture and take a look at all of Mexico City from the top of the hill.

 

 

Minimum and Maximum Temperature by region

First half of the year

Destino Enero Febrero Marzo Abril Mayo Junio
Baja California

10°C

20

10°C

20°C

11°C

21°C

12°C

22°C

14°C

24°C

16°C

26°C

Chichén Itzá

18°C

30°C

18°C

32°C

19°C

34°C

21°C

36°C

23°C

36°C

23°C

34°C

Ciudad de Mexico

6°C

22°C

8°C

23°C

10°C

25°C

12°C

26°C

13°C

26°C

14°C

25°C

Oaxaca

9°C

26°C

10°C

28°C

12°C

29°C

14°C

31°C

16°C

30°C

16°C

27°C

Palenque

19°C

28°C

20°C

30°C

21°C

33°C

23°C

35°C

24°C

35°C

24°C

34°C

Cancún

20°C

27°C

20°C

28°C

21°C

28°C

23°C

30°C

24°C

31°C

25°C

31°C

Second half of the year

 

Destino Julio Agosto Septiembre Octubre Novimebre Diciembre
Baja California

19°C

29°C

19°C

29°C

18°C

28°C

15°C

26°C

12°C

23°C

10°C

21°C

Chichén Itzá

23°C

33°C

23°C

33°C

23°C

33°C

23°C

33°C

19°C

30°C

18°C

30°C

Ciudad de Mexico

13°C

24°C

13°C

24°C

13°C

23°C

11°C

23°C

8°C

22°C

7°C

22°C

Oaxaca

16°C

27°C

15°C

26°C

15°C

26°C

13°C

26°C

11°C

26°C

9°C

26°C

Palenque

23°C

34°C

23°C

34°C

23°C

33°C

23°C

31°C

21°C

30°C

20°C

29°C

Cancún

25°C

32°C

24°C

32°C

24°C

31°C

23°C

30°C

21°C

29°C

20°C

28°C

 

 

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Victoria O.

September, 2022
Two Weeks in Mexico
Seamless transfers, excellent hotels particularly in Mexico city and Puebla, combined with various cultural and food tours. Particular highlights were the cultural/food tours in Mexico city and Puebla (also including the anthropology museum in Mexico city), and the rural tours in Oaxaca where we visited textile workshops, mescal producers and participated in a cooking class using traditional equipment. Also, although we didn't need it, the on call remote assistance was reassuring. I would definitely recommend Rutopia.
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Kris S.

April, 2022
Enjoyed using Rutopia
Enjoyed using Rutopia (Marisol and Melina) to plan my trip to Mexico. Marisol helped me figure out the best options fand booked everything. Melina was my in country support. Rutopia (the company through Kim Kim) is great and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take the burden out of vacation planning. My son and I truly enjoyed the trip knowing everything was taken care of and we just had to have fun. Thanks!
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Melissa W.

July, 2022
Adventures in the Yucatán!
Such an amazing time in the Yucatán! Between floating in the mangroves to visiting Chichén Itzá to spending a whole day on the beach in El Cuyo, I couldn’t have planned a better trip without their help. Thank you so much for an unforgettable birthday vacation!! Simply amazing! Don’t think twice about having them help you plan your next vacation!
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Cat839

April, 2022
Great experience with this agency, totally recommend!
Great experience with this agency. Our tour in Mexico was perfect and organised with great passion and precision. Special thanks to Mel (our direct contact during the trip) for being super responsive and to Jorge Barbosa (our tour guide in Mexico City). Totally recommend this tour operator!
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Sue G

June, 2022
Mayan Site Tour in Yucatan Penninsula Mexico
Rutopia did an outstanding job with the arrangement and execution of a 9 day tour of Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We provided Rutopia with the general parameters of the trip we wanted and they suggested an itinerary. After our approval, they set up the hotels, transportation within Mexico, and site tours. The hotels were good quality, and all of the drivers and tour guides showed up on time. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour guides and learned a lot on the trip. Jorge handled setting up the itinerary, and Melina handled the execution of the trip and was readily available via WhatsApp throughout the trip for any questions or issues. Melina was particularly helpful in changing our transportation arrangements to the airport at the last minute per our request. I would recommend Rutopia and would use them again for future trips.
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Varadarajan

July, 2022
Fantastic Will do it again
My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again!!
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Elena R.

April, 2022
A literally perfect trip to the Yucatan peninsula
Tom and I knew we wanted to go to Mexico. We knew we wanted a little bit of culture, some wildlife, and maybe a splash in the ocean. That's it. With the vague and minimal information we gave them, Rutopia was able to put together a perfect trip for us. We had a flawless itinerary. It's so clear that Rutopia really cares about the communities (animals and humans) in Mexico. Everything we did and everywhere we stayed felt like they were helping us experience Mexico as authentically and respectfully as possible. It's almost impossible to pick a highlight, but top of the list has to be the day we shared with Enrique, a Mayan host who was unbelievably generous with us. He shared the community gardens, including history and background about the families that live in Nuevo Durango and other nearby communities. He showed us the neighborhood cenotes, Punta Laguna, Uma Nojoch Keej (a wildlife reserve), and more. We picked and prepared the plants as Enrique and his wife Blanca showed us the best way to cook them (and rescued us when we were pricked by the nopales!). We saw howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the wild which was very cool. That had to be the very best day, but every day was amazing. Sian Ka'an reserve was lovely, the Mayan ruins were spectacular, the snorkeling in Puerto Morelos was fabulous, the bicycle cenote tour was jaw'droppingly gorgeous. I'm waxing superlative but it really all was like a dream. Beyond the activities, the scheduling and pace was perfect for us. We felt like we really made the most of our six days, but with enough downtime to explore and enjoy at our leisure. From picking up our car at the airport to finding our accommodation, the logistics were very smooth at every interaction. Special shoutout to Melina who pretty much instantly helped us when we had any questions about the trip. We've never used a travel planning service like this before. But after this trip, we'll never go back to the old way!
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David

July, 2022
Journey to Mexico City, Cholula and Cuetzalan
We had a wonderful time. We started out in Mexico City with a 2 day tour filled with museums, food, and beautiful sights. We then went on to Cholula to experience the culture in a smaller town, see a local market, and eat traditional food. We finished the tour in a small town called Cuetzalan, where most people speak an indigenous language. All of our guides were great. Thank you for a memorable vacation!
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DaniEla

March, 2022
Just wonderful!
We had an amazing trip excellent organized by Jorge and supervised by Melina from Rutopia. We spent 10 days in Mexico, starting in Ciudad de Mexico where we visited the amazing Teotihuacan and then we flew to Yucatan for the amazing sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Tulum, Merida, Valladolid and the great Island Holbox. The trip was perfectly organized, the hotels were very good, and the guides were carefully chosen. We highly recommend Rutopia and especially Jorge!
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Bikø J

November, 2021
Chiapas, Neri and her family
I traveled to Chiapas for an ecotourism experience with Rutopia and I liked it very much, the team responds very quickly to all questions and accompany the traveler throughout the experience, I missed my flight and they were very flexible to accommodate the entire itinerary, My destination was the lakes of Tziscao, where I was received by Neri with his family in very nice cabins next to a lake with incredible views and a magnificent tranquility, with them you make experiences of beekeeping and coffee and tours to nearby lakes, Montebello is a must! 100% recommended.
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Alexhcros1500

March, 2021
Super local agency
We have worked with Rutopia for several tours in Mexico in the Yucatán and Chiapas and we have never been disappointed. Authentic experiences, with locals, in magical places and off the beaten tourist track. Our contact Marisol was always super available and responsive, understanding and anticipating our desires. And she speaks very good French. I highly recommend Rutopia!
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Mikel D

April, 2021
The best moment lived in Mexico
We were traveling as a group of friends with nothing organized. We like to improvise and be able to find alternative plans to the conventional tourist routes. We arrived in Puerto Escondido - Mexico's paradise - and started looking for options. A Mexican friend recommended us to contact Rutopia and we did. We explained our way of traveling - which they quickly understood - and in a few hours they came to us with a perfect selection of activities. We chose one of them and the next day we found ourselves galloping through beautiful hills, crossing a small lagoon in canoes, bathing on an unspoiled beach at sunset and sipping freshly picked coconuts with some mezcal. We had dinner in the only hut on the beach, eating fish that had been caught that day from the lagoon. Then we went to see the luminescence of the placton with paddle canoes until we were surprised by one of the biggest and reddest moons I have ever seen in my life. We ended up sleeping in bamboo huts a few meters from the waves. There were no more than 5 huts on the miles of beach that we could see. And at ALL times with an exquisite treatment - sympathy, kindness and attention. This is just one of the plans we booked with Rutopia, which definitely changed the course of our trip. Without a doubt, I would repeat this experience in any place I would like to visit in Mexico. Viva Mexico!
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Claudia A

September, 2020
Super organization, great accommodations and nice team
The trip was perfectly organized, we were always exclusive or in very small groups and had freedom to do our own activities. All accommodations were fantastic and sustainable, the food almost always local and very good, we could always fill our Rutopia water bottles and travel as plastic free as possible. We were met at the airport and had assistance getting a rental car. After that, we traveled independently but had our fixed dates and reservations with Rutopia. It was the perfect mix!
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pascalrichard0304

March, 2020
Circuit in Yucatan
Discovering wonderful and surprising sites, Mayan communities with an unforgettable welcome, breathtaking landscapes, a very pleasant climate in the middle of March...and smiling people! A big thank you to Rutopia and his team for the elaboration of this ideal circuit, alternating nature, city life, simplicity and comfort. Thanks to Mélina for the follow-up during our trip. We don't speak Spanish well enough, and we appreciated having a French-speaking contact person who could be reached if necessary. We still have a lot to discover and hope to come back very soon, and with Rutopia without hesitation!
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Sabrina N

March, 2020
Perfect
For those who don't like to manage logistics like hotels, rental cars, activities. And above all, to have someone who speaks fluent French that we can reach at any time for the unexpected... You are in the right place! Thank you to Chloe for the preparation of our trip, to Melina our Ariadne's thread and Teresa for her welcome and help at the arrival and departure. A big thank you to Enrique and Blanca from Nuevo-Durango for their welcome, their smiles, their family, a lot of emotions at the time to leave you. Thanks to Mémo for your teaching of Mexican customs (Sian Ka'an) The Yucatan is a magnificent region. And the population is very pleasant. Only downside Holbox... Too much dust, too much smell of fuel oil, too much tourist. I will keep in memory these wonderful moments!
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