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Mexico in July: A Rainy Adventure

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July is one of the wettest months of the year in Mexico. But that does not mean that the weather is nothing but overcast and gloomy all the time. In fact, you will find plenty of bright days with lots of sunshine during your trip to Mexico in July. Plus, soaring temperatures and humidity make all water-related activities particularly attractive. Spend time on the beach, go diving and snorkeling, and get your adrenaline pumping while kayaking around Isla Espiritu Santos.

Mexico is a large country, and some parts are cooler than others meaning that there are plenty of things to do even in July. Take advantage of the relatively moderate temperatures in the Sierra Madre and go hiking. Else, explore Mexico City, which rarely becomes unpleasantly hot even in July.

Mexico Weather in July

Scenic and traditional colorful colonial architecture in Mexico
While the weather can be a little erratic along the coasts, it is balmier in the inland areas.

Broadly speaking, Mexico’s weather in July is hot and humid. You can expect more than seven hours of sunshine on the beaches of Cancun, along with 13 hours of daylight, which means that the weather is just right to spend a lot of time in the water, be it in a resort pool or in the ocean. Here, the average high temperature during this month is 33ºC.

However, July is also the season of hurricanes, and you are highly likely to encounter a tropical storm if not a full-blown typhoon on the country’s east coast. The Pacific coast of the country is no different than its Caribbean counterpart in July, except for a higher chance of rainfall. Further inland, Mexico City experiences pleasant weather during this time of year, with the average temperature fluctuating between 11.6°C and 21.7°C.

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

Why Visit Mexico in July

Traveler shopping in the traditional market in Mexico
Enjoy the peace and quiet brought about by the fewer tourists in the most popular destinations.
Mexican artists in traditional outfit performing during folklore festival
Indulge in the local culture by taking part in the many festivals that come along during the month of July.

Although the fear of a storm or a hurricane deters crowds from traveling to Mexico in July, there are many reasons why traveling to the country during this time of year is worth it. We have listed a few of them below

  • Fewer people: Fewer travelers mean more fun. You no longer have to jostle for space on beaches or contend with crowds while exploring Mayan ruins during your trip.
  • Discounts: Expect to pay less in hotel tariffs and airfare in July. In fact, many of the country’s top resorts slash prices significantly to lure travelers.
  • Splash away: July is one of the best times of year to indulge in a variety of water sports. Be it diving or kayaking, there are plenty of excellent opportunities to take the plunge and beat the heat.
  • Balmy capital: Mexico City’s weather in July remains moderate compared with the rest of the country. Go on a walking tour of the capital and discover its vibrant art scene along with world-class museums.
  • Cenote-diving: How about taking a plunge in a cave full of water? July is an ideal month for this spectacular underwater adventure.
  • Festival season: July is packed with fascinating festivals and events. The big ones are the Guelaguetza festival in Oaxaca, with its focus on the local culture and traditional dances; the Guanajuato Film Festival, one of the most important film festivals in Latin America; the Whale Shark Festival held in Isla Mujeres, where you can swim with these beautiful creatures; and Queretaro’s Fiestas de la Vendimia, which involves wine-tasting and other fun activities.

Where to go and what to do

Merida San Idefonso cathedral sunrise in Yucatan Mexico
The Yucatan district offers a blend of activities to take part in, including city sightseeing and nature tours.

Make the most of the low tourist season by heading for Mexico in July. Revel in Mexico City’s pleasant weather, discover its food and art scene, admire its colonial-era architecture and visit the city’s top sights. A trip to Guadalajara, the second-largest city in the country, would also mean seeing moderate weather conditions in July. Fall in love with its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, colored houses, and excellent museums.

Drive through the Guadalupe Valley, Mexico’s main wine-producing region, and visit its wineries to savor some excellent wines paired with local dishes. The Ruta del Vino Bike Ride and Wine Festival combines a cycling adventure with a wine tour. You might also want to swim with majestic whale sharks in the waters near Isla Mujeres, where there are many sport-fishing and snorkeling opportunities as well. In case swimming in the sea is not your cup of tea, head for the island’s turtle farms and see species like the Carey and green turtles during your visit to Yucatan. The cenotes, or ancient sinkholes, of Yucatan, are home to at least 15 species of fish and extraordinary geological formations like stalactites and stalagmites. Discover this strange and beautiful subterranean world during your stay on the peninsula.

What to bring

Asian woman wearing a raincoat outdoors.
July is peak rainy season in Mexico so make sure that you are well-equipped with raincoats and umbrellas.

Make sure that you carry a rain jacket as well as an umbrella while heading for Mexico in July. Just in case you want to discover the country’s outdoors, we also suggest that you carry a pair of waterproof shoes. If your itinerary includes Mexico City, make sure that you pack a few light, warm clothes as well.

Looking forward to a personalized Mexican experience? Get in touch with our travel experts in the country for a tailor-made itinerary for the country. For more tips, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Mexico. We recommend a 10-day stay for the ideal vacation. However, if you have a more restrictive schedule, you could opt for a 7-day itinerary to cover all the major sights in the country.

So, book a trip to Mexico in July and make the most of reduced prices and few travelers. 

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