When should you visit Mexico?
Heady in its beauty, Mexico is one magnetising place. It is home to a plethora of bucket-list worthy experiences, from swimming in cenotes, being awed by Chichen Itza, and tasting the mouth-watering treats in Oaxaca. Of course, it is no longer a secret treasure in the travel world. Mexico is an adventurer’s favourite which has some incredible benefits but some downsides too. There are facilities and adventures to cater to every traveller but that may just mean that you will find every traveller there. The high season, between November and April, promises hot weather without the rain but to travel during this time, you will want to book early before all the best experiences are snapped up!
November is the beginning of the dry season and a great time to go to avoid the crowds that really tend to build up from December onwards. The rains may not have cleared up entirely but that is a small price to pay for a chance to see the Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead – festival on the 1st November. This vibrant festival is truly a celebration of the lives that have been and not a morbid look back on death. The festival was recognised by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2008 due to the cultural significance and the way the traditions have been passed down unblemished from generation to generation.
December to April as we say, are the months of the high season in Mexico. Though it is technically winter, the weather is still utterly beautiful and winter here is the dry season so you will miss the rain and storms. We would certainly recommend any of our tours or holidays in Mexico between these months.
January to March is the optimum time to see the natural wonder of the monarch butterfly migration. These butterflies head south from the US since they can’t survive the cold of the winter months. By January, they throng among the trees and create a sight unlike any other. The Piedra Herrada Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary may just be the best place in the world to witness this natural wonder. The reserve is more ‘wild’ and untouched than many and you can lose yourself in the closest thing to a real-life fairy tale. See our Monarch Butterfly Tour by clicking here!
These months are also ideal for another wildlife spectacular: whale watching. The majestic beasts migrate along the coast at this time of year and there are chances to spot humpbacks, grey, and blue whales! If you want to see marine life up close in Mexico, click here to check out our Sailfish Scientific Tour.
April sees out the dry season and the temperature is starting to pick up. This is an ideal time for those relaxed holidays where spending time on the beach is all you can dream of. Wander around the cities and explore the Yuctan peninsula. Click here to take a look at our Yucutan Eco Adventure.
May to October is the rainy season, with temperature and humidity way up. These months are cheaper and if you are looking for an experience that isn’t crammed with other tourists, this is ideal…so long as you don’t mind the weather!