If you are planning to travel to Mexico and wondering about Cancun weather in July and the entire Yucatan Peninsula, in this post, you will find everything you need to know to plan your trip or decide whether July is a good time to travel to Cancun for you.
July is a great month for those of you who want to visit Cancun on a budget and still enjoy everything it has to offer. The prices of accommodations are at their lowest, but there are still a lot of activities available for tourists to enjoy. You can even save money on flights and excursions if you take some extra time to go deal hunting.
But you’re here for the weather, and a weather report you will get. Let’s dive in!
Cancun weather in July at a glance
|AVERAGE DAY TEMPERATURE||33ºC||91ºF|
|AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURE||29.4ºC||85ºF|
|SUNSHINE HOURS||11 hr|
|CHANCE OF CLOUDY DAYS||19%|
|CHANCE OF WINDY DAYS||5%|
|SUNSET HOUR||From 7:33 pm (July1st)|
to 7:26 pm (July 31st)
|SUNRISE HOUR||From 6:09 am (July 1st)|
to 6:20 am (July 31st)
Cancun weather in July – what to expect
July is one of the hottest and most humid months in Cancun, so you should keep those factors in mind when visiting. The temperature from mid-July to mid-August is the hottest you’ll experience in Cancun throughout the year. Whereas the average humidity hovers between 60-97% and almost never falls below 50%.
Even during nights, the temperatures rarely drop below 77F. That’s why I highly recommend you book air-conditioned accommodations for maximum comfort.
Technically, July is also part of the hurricane season; but hurricanes have a much higher likelihood of hitting between August and October, making July the safest out of all the low season months.
On average, there are around 5 rainy days in July. Looking at the numbers alone, you’d think it’s less rainy than June (which has 8). But the total rainfall in those 5 days is usually higher than all of June.
If you’re a fan of swimming in the ocean, you’ll find the waters delightfully warm. Despite the high temperatures, beaches are very enjoyable due to ocean breezes. On the days when there’s no breeze, you can always go cool off in one of the many cenotes in and around Cancun, which stays cool all year round.
Temperatures in Cancun in July
Temperatures in Cancun are at their peak throughout July, especially towards the latter half. You’ll see a few days that are above 90F; whereas nights usually hover around 80F and almost never drop below 75F. Like I mentioned before, you should look at air-conditioned accommodations when booking your rooms.
The ocean temperatures, on the other hand, are very enjoyable to swim in. If you want to swim in waters that are a bit colder, I recommend visiting one of the cenotes around Cancun.
Humidity and rain in Cancun in July
Humidity is at its peak in Cancun during July and August. You’ll almost never see days with less than 50% humidity, and, at times, it can climb as high as 97%. Due to the high humidity, the temperature will feel higher than it actually is, even at night. Expect the average temperature of 82F to feel like 87F+ easily.
As for the rain, you’ll see fewer rainy days in July when compared to the previous month. There are only 5 rainy days, but the average rainfall is higher than it is during June.
Traveling to Cancun in July
Cancun is very enjoyable in July. There are several highlights traveling here during this month. I’ll cover the pros of visiting in this month one by one.
Perhaps the biggest pro is the lack of crowds wherever you go. Whether you want to go to the beach or to an excursion, you can enjoy your time in peace without any noise or crowds.
However, if you want to enjoy your time with crowds, you can still find tours and parties where you can mingle with other tourists.
In case you’re venturing into ruins or secluded beaches, make sure to bring plenty of water with you.
July is also the best month for marine life. You can go on snorkeling tours to swim with whale sharks, and there’s an almost guaranteed chance you will see them up close (plus, the water is perfect for swimming in).
In addition, you can see nesting turtles, as well as hatching baby turtles, on Cancun’s beaches every day.
And lastly, the savings! Compared to the high season, you can easily expect to save hundreds of dollars on your entire trip.
Maybe even thousands if you’re traveling as a family and are lucky enough to score the right deals. Go deal-hunting when traveling during the low-season, people.
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Events in Cancun in July
You might be wondering what kind of events you can expect in Cancun during July. Let me cover some of the most popular ones briefly.
Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Festival
I told you that July is the best month for swimming with whale sharks, so it makes sense to start with a festival centered around them. Isla Mujeres is not in Cancun, but it’s close enough that you should attend this festival if you get the chance.
It’s not every day you get to swim with hundreds of these majestic creatures! For most people, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s also a very fun festival for kids with plenty of events focused on them.
In case you’re thinking that July isn’t a good month for those who are fond of music and partying, you’re wrong. Destination X is a music festival that takes place in Cancun’s nightlife district every year during July and lasts for 5 days in total. There are lots to enjoy during this festival with plenty of music, contests, cruises, beach parties, and much more.
El Día Fuera del Tiempo
El Dia Fuera del Tiempo translates to “The Day Out of Time.” Don’t worry, it’s not a doomsday prophecy or anything. The Mayan calendar ends on July 25th and the new year starts on 26th. The biggest parties for this festival happen in Tulum, but you can find a few smaller parties in Cancun on the evening of 25th July.
Cancun in July FAQ
Is it a good time to go to Cancun in July?
July is a great time to visit Cancun. You get tons of savings when compared with high and shoulder seasons, especially if you’re a family. It’s the best month of the year to swim with whale sharks, and that experience alone will make your trip worth it.
There are plenty of festivals going around you, and the best part is that you can enjoy almost all of Cancun with no crowds. Just remember to bring plenty of water with you if you go on a secluded trip, as the weather is very hot and humid.
Is it too hot in Cancun in July?
The latter half of July is usually the hottest period in Cancun throughout the year. The humidity makes it worse and it feels hotter than it actually is.
That being said, I don’t believe it’s too hot to visit Cancun in July. If you’re concerned about the heat, try to book trips that leave in the early morning and get back by midday; that way you won’t be outside during the hottest hours of the day.
You’ll have to take a few precautions like packing plenty of sunblocks and booking airconditioned accommodations; provided you do all these things, you’ll be all set to have a dream vacation in Cancun.
Is it too rainy in Cancun in July?
July does receive more rain than the previous month if you compare the rainfall in millimeters. However, it has fewer rainy days (5 in July vs 8 in June), so you won’t have to cancel as many plans.
Weather in Cancun for every month of the year
If you want to have an overview, first, you can check out my guide to When is the best time to travel to Cancun? Otherwise here below you will find thorough information on Cancun weather and events for every month.
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