Best Time to Visit Cancun for Vacation

Hi, my name is Scott Bateman. I'm a professional journalist and travel blogger.

I've been to the Caribbean many times including Cancun

and I have some tips to offer you about the best times to go to Cancun and which months to avoid for a Cancun vacation.

Let's start with the worst time to go.

Cancun gets drenched every fall during the annual

Caribbean hurricane season. September and October are the two worst months for rain, as much as 10 inches each.

Rainfall is lowest during the late winter and spring. February and April have the lowest totals with about 1 to 2 inches apiece.

This chart shows the average amount of rain for each month. Notice the high points in September and October and a low point in April.

It also helps to know how many days it rains each month. It rains only about five days each month from February through April.

The bottom line is clear. The best months for rain are February, March and April and the worst months are september and October.

We have the rain figured out. What about the temperatures?

Cancun is less popular in the summer because it gets so blasted hot. Average high temperatures can go above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperatures often become so hot that it is painful to touch sand with bare skin.

Hot temperatures plus humidity make land activities uncomfortable as well.

But people who love the beach may find that winter months simply aren't hot enough.

Temperatures may go low enough to make water uncomfortable for swimming.

This temperature chart shows that the average high temperatures

range from 82 degrees Fahrenheit in January to more than 92 in August. For people who like their temperatures warm

but not blistering, springtime is better than winter or summer.

If I could recommend one month to go to Cancun

it would be April for the best combination of warm temperatures and low risk of rain.

Thanks for listening to my tips. I hope you have a great trip to the Caribbean!