Mexico Weather in July

The weather in Mexico in July offers huge azure skies, warm breezes and attracts millions of visitors to its shores. However, it is also hurricane season (July and August). This is when Mexican families take their summer vacations in top resorts like Acapulco, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, meaning high prices and busy beaches. Even inland in the mountains can get packed: mountain resorts like Creel are invaded by Mexican tour groups – and the best hotels can often get completely booked up at this time.

What is the weather like in Mexico in July?

July is summer in Mexico and average temperatures rise as clouds disappear. This month the coastal regions, such as Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, and Acapulco, tend to experience warm temperatures averaging around 28-33°C (82-91°F).

These destinations bask in the sunshine, ideal for mucking around on the beach and swimming. In contrast, cities like Mexico City enjoy milder temperatures ranging from 14-22°C (57-72°F), making exploring the city's streets a little less hot and hectic.

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Aerial shot of Playa Norte at Isla Mujeres, island located near Cancun © Shutterstock

Isla Mujeres, Mexico ©Shutterstock

Is Mexico warm in July?

The weather in Mexico in July is warm. Parts of Mexico hit their highest temperatures in July with Isla Mujeres receiving 10 hours of sunshine daily. Along the coast, temperatures range from 28°C to 33°C (82°F to 91°F).

In popular destinations such as Cancún, the thermometer hovers around 31°C (88°F), creating the perfect beach weather. Along the shores of Puerto Vallarta, the temperature averages around 32°C (90°F), inviting visitors to bask in the sun and savour the warm waters of the Pacific.

Along the Yucatán Peninsula, destinations like Playa del Carmen have temperatures averaging around 30°C (86°F). Inland, Mexico City offers a respite from the coastal heat, with temperatures of around 14°C to 22°C (57°F to 72°F).

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Is July a good time to visit Mexico?

The weather in Mexico in July makes it one of the most popular months to visit Mexico. This is when the Caribbean and Pacific coasts are at their most inviting with sun-drenched beaches that get packed with sunseekers.

It's also a good time to experience some of Mexico's most notable fiestas, including the highly-popular Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, which marries a mixture of traditional dancing and rites on the Cerro del Fortín.

The flip side of July's appeal is the influx of tourists. This is peak season, particularly along the coasts. Spots like Cancún and Playa del Carmen can be bustling, and accommodations are in higher demand and more expensive.

There are also higher humidity levels, especially in coastal regions. Those sensitive to heat might find the weather uncomfortable but the odd sharp downpour does level those levels off somewhat.

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Cancún, Mexico

Cancún, Mexico © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in Mexico in July

July is the start of hurricane season in Mexico and regions across the country experience varying levels of precipitation. Destinations like Cancún and Riviera Maya on the Caribbean Coast receive intermittent rain showers and an average rainfall of around 120 mm (4.7 inches) in July.

In Central Mexico, home of the capital, Mexico City, there is a modest average rainfall of approximately 160 mm (6.3 inches) in July.

The coastal resort of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast witnesses an average rainfall of about 220 mm (8.7 inches) during the month, which can cool the hot temperatures.

In Southern Mexico, around cities like Oaxaca, July brings an average rainfall of around 170 mm (6.7 inches). The Highlands, meanwhile, experiences an average rainfall of approximately 250 mm (9.8 inches) in destinations like San Cristóbal de las Casas.

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Festivals and events in Mexico in July

There are several festivals and events that take place in Mexico during the month of June. This is the biggest:

  • Día de Santiago (St James’s Day) July 25. An opportunity for a fiesta in many parts of the country, most notably in Chiapas, where big celebrations are held at San Cristóbal de las Casas.
  • Fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo (first Wed in July). Teotitlán del Valle, near Oaxaca, holds a festival with traditional dances and religious processions.
  • Guelaguetza (last two Mon in July). In Oaxaca, a mixture of traditional dancing and rites on the Cerro del Fortín. Highly popular; tickets for the good seats are sold at the tourist office.
  • Día de San Cristóbal (July 17). Celebrated enthusiastically in San Cristóbal de las Casas and in nearby villages such as Tenejapa and Amatenango del Valle.
  • Día de Santiago (July 25). Provokes widespread celebrations, especially in San Cristóbal de las Casas.
  • Fiesta de Santo Domingo de Guzmán (last week of July, first week of Aug). Comitán’s fair, with concerts, rodeos and more.
  • Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (July 15–30). Ciudad del Carmen (Campeche) and Motul (Yucatán).

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updated 06.12.2023

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