Cancun peak travel calendar

Most tourists consider Cancun's high season to be limited to the winter months for the United States and Canada—very true. But there are a few other factors that influence how busy the area will be throughout the year.
January
The Cancun area is a popular New Year's destination. The first week in January is among the busiest periods.
Following the holidays, tourism can be light until winter takes hold throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
You'll find some hotel bargains, especially if compared to the week between Christmas and New Years Day.
Toward the end of January, tourism can begins to increase. Especially if the first months of winter have been harsh.
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February
Tourism comes into full swing as people in North America grow weary of winter.
North America not only includes Canada and the United States, you'll also see a lot of Europeans escaping winter.
Europeans love the Cancun area because the beaches are not crowded like those in Spain, France, and Italy.
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March
Spring breaks can greatly influence tourism in March.
The crazy part of spring break is mainly in Cancun.
The dates for Easter also affect touristm levels because Mexican families vacation during this holiday.
*Easter falls at the end of March in 2013 and 2016. These will be peak travel times (as crowded as it gets).
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Note: There are several peak travel times in March that vary from year to year.

Spring Break attracts families from the U.S. and Mexico City; and of course, the notorious college students (they are mostly in Cancun). Visit the link below to view college spring-break dates:

www.studentcity.com


The date for Easter varies each year, and falls in March during 2013 (the 31st), and 2016 (the 27th). The week leading up to Easter (called Semana Santa) is a popular vacation time for Mexican families, and most hotels will be full. We check Easter dates at:

www.calendar-365.com

April
April is one of our favorite times to visit. We've always enjoy perfect weather.
Easter falls in April during 2014 and 2015, making it peak season during those weeks.
The sun is now directly over Cancun and the water gets warmer by the day.
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Note: Easter is a popular time for families from Mexico City to visit the beach. They typically begin to arrive the week before Easter to celebrate Semana Santa (Week of the Saints). In 2014, Easter falls on April 20th; 2015, on the 5th.
Check Easter dates at:

www.calendar-365.com

May
May is actually one of our favorite times to visit.
The worst of winter is over in the U.S. and Europe, and spring break has also passed.
You'll find great temperatures and no crowds.
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The first weeks of June are busy with families from the U.S. and Canada taking vacations
The later weeks can be busy as Mexican families take vacations.
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July
Families from Mexico City continue to vacation along the coast.
Tourism from the United States, Canada, and Europe also continues.
Tourism begins to slow in mid-July, but it's a great time to visit
The Caribbean water is warming; it feels like stepping into a bath tub.
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August
Toursim has slowed remarkably by August.
This slow time will continue until early November, which marks the end of hurricane season.
The ocean temperature reaches it's peak (about 84°/29°celsius).
It's actually a good time to visit, but purchase trip cancellation insurance in case of an approaching storm.
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September
Tourism is at its lowest during the height of hurricane season.
Some small businessesclose and take vacation during this period.
Purchase travel cancellation insurance if you vacation during this time.
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Sept. 14, 1988:
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October
Tourism still remains low in October, and hurricanes are still a threat.
The chances of a hurricane diminish toward the end of the month.
Hurricane Wilman (2005) was considered an extremely late tropical storm.
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Oct. 10, 1995:
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November
The first week in November brings few tourists
Tourism remains slow, but this is an excellent time to visit.
The water is warm, temperatures perfect, and there are no crowds.
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Tourism is slow until the Christmas holiday.
The period between Christmas and New Year's is among the busiest tourism weeks.
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Christmas, Easter, and
spring break are the
busiest travel times. Hotels
are at their most expensive.

High season:

January through March
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June—when families take
summer vacation—is also
a busy time.

Busy season:

These are great times to visit.
Hotels will be cheaper,
and you'll have the beaches
almost to yourself.

Low season:

Mostly in early summer and
late fall. The ocean water is
at it's warmest, and you'll
find some of the lowest
prices on hotel rooms

Hurricane season:

The slowest travel period.
Small businesses may close
for vacation. Purchase travel
cancellation insurance in
case of bad weather.

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