Best time to visit Cancun

Beach Season

Enjoy an excellent beach holiday and explore the world's largest natural aquarium

Beach Season in Cancun 2019 - Best Time
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Kat Grigg

What makes an excellent beach holiday? Warm, sunny weather, pristine beaches, and the clear turquoise Carribean sea of course! Another great swimming attraction of Cancun is its natural aquarium Xel-Ha renowned as the world's largest. This combination of lagoons, inlets, caves, and sinkholes offers lots of fun.

The Ik Kil cenote, close to Chichén Itzá, México 2019
The Ik Kil cenote, close to Chichén Itzá, México
Xel Ha 2019
Xel Ha

Speaking of the beaches or "playas" as natives call them, the most popular are Forum Beach, Playa Marlin, Playa Gaviota Azul, Playa Chak Mool, and Playa Delfines. All of them are open for holidaymakers year-round, but not all seasons are favourable for a beach holiday. April would be good, if not for jellyfish abundance in the shallow waters owing to their mating season. Further months aren't quite good, because of the boiling-hot sun. August marks the start of rainy season, and hurricanes pose a threat from September to November. So the most convenient season is December through March—moderately warm, rainless, and safe from hurrica​nes.

Beach Season in Cancun - Best Season 2019