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Cancun When To Go and Weather

Peak Season November - April
In the winter months, the weather here is wonderful. This is, after all, pretty far south and it's not like the occasional cold snap (which only gets down to 60 degrees or so) is going to keep you off the beach. The sun shines, the temperatures hover around the 80s, and the tropic breezes blow. So, naturally, this is peak season and the time when prices are at their highest. Be forewarned that if you go during the Spring Break months (March and April) you’ll be contending with thousands of hard-partying college students. That means 10s of thousands of teenagers stumbling around drunk, hanging off of balconies, etc. If that's your thing, go for it.
Off-Season May - October
The summer months of May-October are the off-season for a reason: It rains, it’s hot, and toward the end of summer the hurricane season begins, which can mean your vacation may be cut short by anything from bad weather to evacuation. And you don't want to be here during a hurricane. Not that you won't survive in a super solid high-rise hotel; it's just that there will be a lack of power and services afterward, and you may have trouble getting home.
Shoulder Season May - June
The summer months of May-October are the off season for a reason: it rains, it’s hot, and toward the end of summer the hurricane season begins, which can mean your vacation may be cut short by anything from bad weather to evacuation. And you don't want to be here during a hurricane. Not that you won't survive in a super solid high rise hotel, it's just that they'll be a lack of power and services afterwards and you may have trouble getting home.

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