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March marks the end of the winter season in Mexico and sees a rush of tourists heading to popular party destinations to enjoy their spring break, especially students from the US who make a beeline to its beaches. However, besides beach parties, the country also sees numerous carnivals, music festivals, and Mayan dance performances during this time of year, meaning there are plenty of things to do. Be it zip lining and canal cruises or hiking trips and visits to world-famous archaeological sites, there is a lot that you can pack into your itinerary while visiting Mexico in March.

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Mexico Weather in March

Guanajuato, scenic city panorama
Mexico in March sees pleasant weather throughout the month as the spring sets in. Embrace the pleasant weather and head out for some sightseeing in the dense cities.

March is a dry month in Mexico and it is warmer across much of the country during this time of year compared to February. Mexico City, famous for its eternal spring, sees temperatures ranging from 10°C to a pleasant 23.8°C. Days are usually hot in Cancun, a beach destination popular among travelers, with the mercury crawling as high as 30°C. However, come evening and the temperature settles in the low-to-mid twenties, with the average minimum being 22°C.

For a seasonal overview, browse through our travel guide on the best time to visit Mexico.

Weather in Mexico in March - Rainfall and Temperatures

FebMarApr
Avg Daily (°C)222425
Avg Nightly (°C)6710
Avg Daily (°F)727677
Avg Nightly (°F)434550
Avg Rainfall (mm)201020

Why Visit Mexico in March

Backpackers shopping in the Mexican street
The light temperatures make it the perfect time to explore the cities in an urban adventure.
friends diving from sailing boat into the sea
Dive into the pristine waters off of the Mexican coasts.

It is a high tourist season in Mexico in March. However, traveling to the country during this time of year is still worth it for numerous reasons. We have listed a few of them below.

  • Moderate weather: Though the weather starts getting hotter in March, temperatures are still moderate and there is very little rain, making it an attractive month to explore Mexico.
  • Party time: March is part of the party season in Mexico, with big party crowds descending on places like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas to celebrate spring break. Join in the fun and make the most of your stay in the country.
  • Beach time: Relax on powder sand beaches or enjoy diving and snorkeling. If you fear getting packed like sardines on a sandy strip, head for quiet coves of which Mexico has many.
  • Best-kept secrets: Spring is also a great season to explore some hidden gems of Mexico, like the Tolantongo Caves, located in the mountains of the Sierra de Hidalgo, and the ancient city of Palenque, which lies in the jungles of Chiapas.
  • Urban exploration: Mexico City’s springtime weather is perfect for a walking tour in the city. Discover its top-rated museums, tick its highlights off your bucket list, enjoy its cuisine, and marvel at the frenzy of its high-octane markets.
  • Music and more: Mexico’s March calendar is packed with numerous events. Enjoy Mayan dance performances amid the ruins of Chichen Itza as part of spring equinox celebrations. You might also want to attend jazz and classical music concerts during Festival Centro Histórico México and the Vive Latino Music Festival. The Inception Music Festival, held in Cancun, is yet another popular event in the country during this time of year.

Where to go and what to do

Women drinking cocktails on the party summer holiday
With the onset of spring break, join the fun and indulge yourselves in the many parties throughout the country.

Welcome your spring break in the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan, which is located 48 km to the north of Mexico City, by joining Mexicans in celebrating Mayan culture. While there, you might also want to climb the 238 steps leading to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. Get charmed by the cobblestone streets, vibrant landscapes, and colorful houses of Malinalco, a historic town in Estado de Mexico. Go for a bar and restaurant-hopping while on a tour of Playa del Carmen and dive into the otherworldly depths of Río Secreto, an underwater cave system.

Get into the thick of adventure sports during your stay in Puerto Vallarta, where you can enjoy surfing, parasailing, and jet skiing. Tired of all the partying? Head for Tulum, known for its wellness centers, laid-back beaches, and Mayan ruins. Do not worry if you miss the party scene. Tulum has plenty of nightclubs, too. For the ideal, all-inclusive holiday destination, it does not get better than Cozumel. It has everything from great beaches, boat trips, and water sports to heavenly seafood and nightclubs. For a non-touristy vibe and an off-the-beaten-path experience during your stay in Mexico in March, head for Chihuahua. Discover its colonial past, admire the stark landscape of its desert, and marvel at the ruins of Paquimé, a Unesco World Heritage site.

What to bring

Family On Summer Beach Vacation
Carry all the necessary clothing, especially beachwear, during your trip to Mexico in March.

Since you will often be exploring destinations on foot, a good pair of walking shoes is a must. Also do not forget to carry a light jacket if you plan to spend a few days in the capital city. Swimwear is mandatory for those on beaches. If you want to include activities like diving and snorkeling in your itinerary, carry necessary gear with you or find out where you can rent them from.

March is one of the most popular months to travel to Mexico, and not just because of the spring break. Our local travel experts can help you plan the perfect customized trip to the country. Make sure to give our travel guide on how many days to spend in Mexico a look for ideas on the length of your trip. We recommend a 10-day stay as the ideal trip to see all the highlights. If you have limited time on your hands, you could still go for a 7-day itinerary that would still give you a taste of all major sights.

So, wait no further and book your trip to Mexico in March.

Our other similar travel guides that may interest you:

Mexico in February
Mexico in April

Published by Lucas Toft, updated on January 8, 2024

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