Many people who want to take a trip to Mexico make plans to visit in the winter to escape those cold winter months up north. But, there are a lot of great reasons for traveling to Mexico in the summer. The summer is the low season so you can take advantage of fewer crowds and great savings on accommodations.
Plus, you can take part in some of the summertime festivals like the Annual Whale Shark Festival on Isla Mujeres, the Cantoya Fest in Patzcuaro, or the month long Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca featuring dance performances, balls, parades, mezcal tasting, fireworks, artesania fairs, and much more.
Many people are hesitant to travel to Mexico during the summer months because of the hot weather. If you’re looking to beat the heat, choose a destination farther inland, and at a higher altitude where cooler temperatures remain pretty consistent throughout the year. San Cristóbal de las Casas and other towns and cities in Mexico’s Central Highlands, Toluca en Estado de México, and even Mexico City are great places to visit with lots of things to do and see if you want to beat the heat.
Summer is the perfect season to plan a visit to the Copper Canyon, located in the northwest region of Mexico. Although the rainy season starts around July and runs into November and there’s a good chance you’ll run into some rainstorms, the canyon is awash with a multitude of colors, the rivers are flowing with water, and the flora and fauna are at their most active.
If you’re planning on visiting Mexico in the summer, you need to be prepared for rain and hot weather. During the summer season, the average temperatures are in the high 80’s and you can expect rain at any time of the day. So, don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, and sunglasses if you’re planning on spending time at any one of the beautiful beaches in Mexico, but be prepared for rain as well.
Pack a lightweight rain jacket as well as a light sweater or sweatshirt if you’re visiting the Central Highlands. Sandals and sneakers are good choices, but don’t forget to pack a pair of waterproof shoes.
When thinking about what clothing to pack for Mexico in the summer, think light layers – lightweight cotton, quick-drying pants, t-shirts, short-sleeved cotton shirts. And, make sure you pack the bug spray!
Bring home lots of pictures
If you’re planning a vacation to Mexico in the summer, it’s the perfect time to visit places like Mexico City, Puebla, San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca. Don’t be put off by the fact that summer is the rainy season because the rain means that everything is lush and green!
Take a few minutes to check out our blog about the top 10 safest cities in Mexico before making your summer travel plans. Bon voyage and take lots of pictures of Mexico in the “green season.”