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Mexico in April

Mexico In April: Travel tips, Weather and More

Choosing the perfect timing while planning a trip to Mexico can be quite challenging. Some of the most important aspects to consider are the weather and the costs, and April might have the best conditions in these areas. Keep reading to find out why!

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Rutopía editorial team
1/19/2024
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Choosing the perfect timing while planning a trip to Mexico can be quite challenging. Some of the most important aspects to consider are the weather and the costs, and April might have the best conditions in these areas. Keep reading to find out why!

Is April a Good Time To Visit Mexico?

April in Mexico is a time full of activities and fun. This is the time of spring, so you will be able to live many adventures and relax.

Also, April in Mexico is excellent for water activities such as snorkeling, diving and body surfing, so it is a good time to visit the beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula and the Pacific coast. During the Holy Week, prices increase, but many activities worth experiencing in Mexico.

All over the country, there are shows, dances, parades, and music. April is a month full of fun things to do, and there is something for everyone.

You can go to Cancun and Playa del Carmen with your loved ones and have one of the best days of vacation.

April is a high season, so we recommend you try to organize your trip in time. You can do it with us.

Travelers in a boat navigating the sea watching a sea turtle in Punta Allen, Quintana Roo

Mexico Weather in April: What to expect?

The weather in April varies across regions in Mexico, so you will have the option to choose the one you like best. 

The eastern areas of Mexico, such as Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, have splendid weather, with abundant sunshine and average high temperatures (around 70-75 °F). If you don’t like the cold breeze of fall and winter, this is the best time of year to visit Mexico because it will be spring.

Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico, experiences a transition in April, which marks the end of the dry season and the beginning of the rainy season. However, the weather tends to be warm and pleasant during the day, with average temperatures ranging around 20 °C. 

Mexico City experiences mild and pleasant temperatures during the day, ranging from 18 °C to 24 °C, and little to no precipitations. These weather conditions are perfect to enjoy a day trip around town to visit Mexico City's best places.

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30, so you’re always better off visiting Mexico beaches outside those months of the year. 

In general, April is an ideal month to visit Mexico, as most regions enjoy dry and sunny weather, so you can enjoy an extraordinary beach vacation, cultural excursions and appreciate the natural beauty of this huge country.

Traveler sitting on a cliff with beach and vegetation in Playa la Ventanillla, Oaxaca

Travel Guide: What Are The Unique Places to Visit in Mexico in April?

This time of the year is very attractive for tourists because of the warm temperatures. It gives us many options to create a perfect vacation plan in Mexico and enjoy its wonderful destinations like the Riviera Maya.

Below, we’ll show you the unique places to visit Mexico in April that you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy during your vacation trip.

Cancun 

Cancun is a tourist destination on the Caribbean coast of Mexico that can be visited all year round. Plan your trip for the end of April if you want to enjoy a quieter and less crowded Cancun. Initially, it is quite busy due to the events of Semana Santa, or Spring Break season.

Mexico City 

The capital city (Ciudad de México in Spanish), right in central Mexico, is perfect to visit in April if you are not a fan of the cold, as it is spring and the weather will be very sunny. It is also perfect for walking through the parks and exploring the countless museums.

A monument on the street in México City

Cabo San Lucas 

Cabo San Lucas is a trendy destination, more visited than the other, called San Jose del Cabo. In April, it is warm, and temperatures hover around 29 °C, but this place is ideal to visit any time of the year because it gets almost 300 sunny days and blue skies. You could even spend Christmas or New Year's Eve here with your family and loved ones.

Weather like this is perfect for going out and enjoying the beach resort, but we recommend taking a dip in the pool or sea if you need some cooling off. Also, you can enjoy some water activities like snorkeling and sailing trips.

Tulum 

This is a very popular tourist destination, and since the weather in April is so beautiful, try to book your trip early to avoid any setbacks. 

Oaxaca 

Oaxaca State is located in the southern part of Mexico. It is considered one of the most culturally rich places in the country and Latin America because there are 57 museums in total. If you visit in April, you’ll have beautiful weather. One Mexico travel advice is to take a good pair of boots if you will be in mountainous areas. On the other hand, if you are at the beach, remember to wear suitable sunscreen.

Community members and travelers walking in the countryside, Oaxaca

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest cities in Mexico and best beach towns in Mexico. As with all Mexico beaches in April, you can expect hotter, somewhat humid weather and a little rain.

Playa del Carmen 

You can expect warmer days and cool, breezy nights  in this destination. If you travel to Playa del Carmen in April, be prepared to enjoy great beaches.

Puerto Escondido

It is the most famous of all the beaches of Oaxaca and one of the favorites in the Pacific Coast. This beach is renowned among surfers due to its waves reaching up to 3 m, which is perfect to surf all day long. 

Mérida 

The capital of Yucatán State is characterized by having a rich Mayan heritage. This place is famous for having Cenotes, underground natural chambers, or caves containing permanent water. So, one of the must-do here is to visit the Cenotes to be amazed and take beautiful photos. Another travel advice is to take a tour to visit three cenotes: Cascabel, Chaksikin, and Pool Cocom.

Old yellow arquitecture in Mérida City

Cozumel 

This is a beautiful island located off Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, with incredible beaches. This place was once a Mayan community with as many as 10,000 locals. This spot is unbelievable for its turquoise Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, and spectacular diving and snorkeling. Also, you can enjoy beach parties every day.

Aguascalientes

It is a vibrant city that combines a colonial heritage with its industrial and Mexican cultural development. Here, you can have fun with the Feria de San Marcos, one of the most important fairs in Mexico that attracts thousands of tourists annually.

Yucatán

Yucatán is located in the northern part of the Yucatán Peninsula, located in the southwest of the country. Also Yucatán borders the Gulf of Mexico to the north, the state of Quintana Roo to the east, and the state of Campeche to the west. This state represents a significant part of Mayan history and has a symbolic architecture (the Mayan ruins) that is well-known by tourists worldwide.

Ruins of Ek Balam protruding from surrounding vegetation in Ek Balam, Yucatán

Chiapas

Chiapas is one of the most beautiful lands in Mexico that keeps a big part of the ancient culture. Here you can find preserved ruins from the city of Palenque which is a big attraction for tourists at any time of the year. Also, Chiapas offers us some waterfalls and rivers with crystalline water.

Large waterfall with water falling into the river and trees around it in Chiapas

Puebla

This City located in central Mexico is the perfect weekend getaway to escape from the crowded Mexico City and have a relaxing time. Puebla is famous around the world due to its wonderful gastronomy and rich culture. Here you can visit a lot of museums to know better about Mexican culture and enjoy the restaurants to taste authentic Mexican flavors.

What Are Our Travel Tips for Going to Mexico?

April is an excellent month to explore Mexico and discover all its beautiful landscapes. Contact our local travel experts to prepare a customized itinerary to Mexico based on your needs. You can do it with us. 

Choose the right hotel. At Rutopía, we are specialists in offering unique lodgings and guaranteeing high quality and safety. 

Verify that during your stay, there are no holidays that may affect the chosen activities. While April is warm, temperatures can drop a bit in Mexico City, so a light jacket is a must. 

Last but not least, check if you need a visa to enter Mexico. Most travelers will receive up to 180-day FMM tourist visa stamps upon arrival. 

Don't Miss The Events in Mexico in April

During your spring break in Mexico, you can enjoy some of the country's most famous events. Here are some of the best events taking place at this time of year.

  • Easter Semana Santa (Holy Week 2024): It runs from March 24 to March 30 and is one of the most important events of the month, as Mexico is a very religious country. This week starts with Palm Sunday, the Sunday right before Easter. Here you will find parades, processions, and music all day long.
  • Festival De Flores y Jardines in Mexico City: It is held in early April and dictates the beginning of spring. At this event, you can enjoy the floral design contests. Also, the Festival de Flores is one of the year's most anticipated events due to the enormous number of floral designs.
  • San Marcos National Fair: Held in Aguascalientes in mid-April, it is the largest fair in Mexico. Several markets, exhibitions, folkloric dances, musical performances, and fireworks exist.
  • Festival del Centro Histórico in Mexico City: This is the most important cultural celebration of de Mexico City each year. It is an event to enjoy music, theatrical performances, opera, and gastronomy.
  • Music festivals: At this month of the year you can enjoy several music festivals such as Sudream Baja California festival, Zamna Tulum and Day Zero Festival. Here you will experience incredible music performances, amazing light and sound productions. It will definitely be an event to remember for a long time.


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