During winter in Mexico, you’ll find cozy towns and cities, as well as natural spaces to enjoy a vacation without extreme heat and with a lot of relaxation and fun. Depending on whether you want to rest or practice adventure sports, here’s a guide to the best places to visit in Mexico this winter.
In Cancun, tourism means beaches of soft and fine sands and crystal-clear waters with a dazzling turquoise blue color, which becomes even deeper in the open sea. Every list of tourist activities in Cancun must include a visit to the beautiful beaches characteristic of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its cenotes, for its beautiful waters, fresh and crystalline, populated by species of fauna, and the beautiful green landscapes surrounding them, are also a must-see.
Its archaeological sites, eco-parks, adventure theme parks, restaurants, and nightlife are just some of the things that make this tourist destination in the Mexican Caribbean so attractive.
Visit Cancun in the December-April months, and you’ll find the best weather of the year in this tropical Mexican corner, with temperatures that vary between 23 and 26 °C (73 – 79°F). Another advantage is that during this period it hardly rains. The coolest month is January when the thermometer averages 22.7 °C (72°F) and drops to 18 °C (64°C ) in the evening.
You can see and do many things in Puerto Vallarta, from its beautiful beaches, restaurants with a full range of excellence and variety of cuisine, sites of historical interest, and other attractions. Located in front of the sea, the heart of Puerto Vallarta is the boardwalk or Malecon. It’s a walk of about one kilometer that the people of Vallarta and visitors stroll to enjoy and relax. Along this famous promenade, you may stumble upon many attractions, such as street artists, musical groups, or artists exhibiting their art.
You can enjoy everything in this city with world-class tourist services, where you’ll find the accommodation that best suits your taste and budget. December temperatures can vary from 30°C (86°F) in the day to 18°C (64°F) in the evening. Rain is practically non-existent. While at Christmas, most of the cities of the North are covered with snow and with freezing rains, in Puerto Vallarta, people are enjoying the beach.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are the two cities that make up one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico, surrounded by the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean: Los Cabos. When it comes to traveling, you can say that any time of the year is ideal, but if you are planning to visit Los Cabos, you have to consider the best date to enjoy this paradisiacal destination to the fullest.
The high season is in the period from October to May, since it is in these months when tourists from the United States and Canada flee the winter to enjoy the mild climate of Los Cabos. Any time is an excellent opportunity to visit this destination privileged by nature because you will find parties, festivals, and sporting tournaments throughout the year. Imagine spending the winter in Los Cabos and fill your mind with thoughts of warm sunshine, lush palm trees, and margaritas on the beach; a radically different picture from that of winter in most other places.
Mazatlan is a city by the waters of the Pacific, and along its coasts, you’ll find several of the best beaches in Mexico, either in the Golden Zone or in other paradisiacal places near the capital of Sinaloa. Mazatlan is booming as a tourist destination for its beautiful beaches and its first-class services to national and foreign visitors, all complemented by a lively cultural and sports program throughout the entire year.
Mazatlan is a cosmopolitan city and has restaurants specializing in international cuisine and vibrant nightlife. The best time to travel to Mazatlan is from November to March, mainly because hurricane season is over. In the Mexican Pacific, the hurricane season begins in the summer and ends in October.
The capital of Yucatan is one of the Mexican cities with the most incredible variety of entertainment possibilities. Among the many things to do in Merida, the following guarantee the highest doses of recreation for the body and spirit: Beautiful and majestic civil and religious buildings, museums, traditional neighborhoods full of legends, haciendas with henequen past turned into tourist sites. Discover all its monuments, parks, town squares, archaeological sites, skyscrapers, and picturesque villages in the surroundings. These are just some of the things that the White City offers to its visitors.
The best months for a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula are those from December to February. During these months, temperatures are lower, and rainfall is scarce. Also, the months of March, April, and May have little rain, but temperatures begin to rise during these months.
The charm of spending a December day outdoors, in shorts, with the tropical breeze on the sunny coast, tempts many people to travel to Mexico during the winter. Have you been to any of these Mexican sites with gorgeous winter weather? We hope this guide helps you decide on one of these places to escape the cooler weather and head to paradise.
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