Mexico Weather in March

From the verdant highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas to the sun-kissed shores of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in March offers a mixture of temperatures that work well for travelling across the country. In the north, Monterrey flaunts its mild temperatures, while Tulum's archaeological wonders lure travellers with warm sunshine and dry days. We will tell you all about the weather in Mexico in March.

What is the weather like in Mexico in March?

The weather in Mexico in March breathes new life into Mexico's landscapes and while each of the country's regions has a distinct weather pattern, most have plenty of clear, sunny days.

In colonial San Miguel de Allende, pleasant temperatures and little rainfall beckon travellers to wander its cobbled streets and artistic allure.

Expect plenty of sunny days on the Pacific coast in places like Puerto Vallarta. The jungles of Palenque will be bright green with refreshed foliage and the moderate temperatures are ripe for exploring the ancient Maya ruins here.

Beach enthusiasts find bliss in Playa del Carmen, where warm Caribbean waters and cloudless skies await.

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Millennial Arch, Tijuana, Mexico © Shutterstock

Tijuana, Mexico ©Shutterstock

Is Mexico warm in March?

Yes. Along the Yucatan Peninsula, destinations like Cancun and the Riviera Maya revels in nine hours of daily sunshine with temperatures of around 27°C (81°F), enticing beachgoers with their sun-drenched shores.

In cultural Oaxaca, moderate temperatures hover around 25°C (77°F), ideal for exploring its artistic treasures.

Meanwhile, in the historic city of San Miguel de Allende, the mild days, with average temperatures of around 23°C (73°F), make for delightful sightseeing strolls.

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Is March a good time to visit Mexico?

The weather in Mexico in March provides mild temperatures across much of the country, March is an ideal time for outdoor adventures and city explorations in Mexico.

The likes of Cancun might entice visitors with warm and sunny days, but the historical charm of Mexico City is the place to go as it will have pleasant sightseeing conditions.

Keep in mind that March is a busy tourist season and book as much as you can in advance, including hotels and some restaurants.

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Las Gatas Beach Zihuatanejo, Mexico © Shutterstock

Las Gatas Beach© Shutterstock

Average rainfall in Mexico in March

Northern regions, like Baja California and the Sonoran Desert, generally experience low rainfall, with averages ranging from 0 to 25 mm (0 to 1 inch).

Central regions, including Mexico City, have relatively dry conditions with an average rainfall of around 5 to 15 mm (0.2 to 0.6 inches).

Eastern coastal areas, such as the Yucatan Peninsula and destinations like Cancun and the Riviera Maya, may receive more rainfall, with averages ranging from 25 to 75 mm (1 to 3 inches).

Southern states like Chiapas and Oaxaca experience higher rainfall amounts, with averages ranging from 75 to 150 mm (3 to 6 inches).

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Festivals and events in Mexico in March

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

  • Festival Internacional de Guitarra (late March/early April). A celebration of guitar music held annually in Morelia, and attended by musicians from around the world.

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updated 06.12.2023

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