If you are planning a trip to Cancun and want to know about Cancun Weather in March, this post is for you. I will tell you everything you need to know about traveling to Cancun in March.
After February, March is the second driest month of the year, which makes it the perfect time to travel to Cancun for those of you who get skin issues like acne breakouts and whatnot because of the high humidity in other months.
Expect rain once every week at most, and when it does occur, it’s only light showers that pass very quickly. The skies are usually very clear, and you’ll get more than 10 hours of sunshine on average. The days heat up a tiny bit when compared with February, but it’s not very noticeable.
Cancun weather in March at a glance
|AVERAGE DAY TEMPERATURE||26.5ºC||80ºF|
|AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURE||23.7ºC||75ºF|
|SUNSHINE HOURS||10 hr|
|CHANCE OF CLOUDY DAYS||5%|
|CHANCE OF WINDY DAYS||22%|
|SUNSET HOUR||From 6:51 pm (March 1st) To 7:01 pm (March 31st)|
|SUNRISE HOUR||From 7:07 am (March 1st) to 06:41 am (March 31st)|
Cancun weather in March – what to expect
Cancun’s weather in March is perfect for tourism. You’ll be able to experience that first-hand because the city is bustling with visitors and tourist activities.
The days are clear and great for sunbathing on a beach – especially because of the breezes that keep you cool – going to a beach club for the day, or just exploring around many of Cancun’s attractions.
There’s slightly more humidity compared to February, but the weather is still comfortable.
The water temperature doesn’t change from February, so swimming at the beaches or while snorkeling is very enjoyable. As for the nights, they’re very comfortable with the average temperature hovering around 23C (75F).
Temperatures in Cancun in March
The temperatures do continue to rise during March, but it’s usually not very noticeable. Some years, you might get 1 day in March where you get temperatures of more than 90F, but it’s a rare exception and not the rule.
During the day, you can expect around 26C (79F). Nights are slightly chilly, with lows of 20C (68F), so you might want to pack some long sleeves; don’t worry, though, the average temperature during the nights is 23C (73F).
Humidity and rain in Cancun in March
Expect humidity to be quite low. Technically, it’s slightly more humid than February but you won’t feel it most of the time.
As for the rain, there are only 4-5 days of rain on average during March; you should expect one rainy day per week.
Those rain showers don’t last very long and the sky clears very quickly, so don’t worry about having to cancel any plans.
The average rainfall during the whole month of March is 40mm, which is slightly lower than in February.
Traveling to Cancun in March
Tourism in Cancun is at its peak during March, especially due to the spring break. There are thousands of students and holidaymakers who flock to the city and there are parties and events every single day of March.
Will it be crowded? Yes; you should expect it to be crowded almost everywhere.
But, on the plus side, you won’t have any problems finding an event. Those of you who want to party can find plenty of venues going on everywhere.
Those of you like me, who want to enjoy their time in peace and quiet, will still be able to find places with a subdued atmosphere.
It’s worth mentioning the March is the last month of the year where you’ll get near-perfect weather with plenty of sunshine. So if you want to enjoy Cancun at its best, January through March is the best time to visit Cancun.
Events in Cancun in March
As I mentioned earlier, there are a ton of events going on in Cancun during March. I’m going to cover some of the major ones below.
Inception Music Festival
Remember those spring break parties I wrote about? Inception Music Festival is the biggest spring break event anywhere in the world. The festival starts at the start of March and lasts 30 days. Day or night, you can find the music festival’s parties in some of Cancun’s hottest clubs and beaches.
During the day, these parties usually happen on one of the city’s beautiful beaches. Nighttime is when the club scene starts, and each event is an audio-visual marvel. If this sounds like your type of scene, be sure to check out the details of this event at the inception fest website.
Wine and food festival
The foodies among you will love this festival. Wine and food festival happens twice a year in Cancun; first time in March and the second time at the end of the year. This festival lasts around 5 days.
I can’t tell you the exact dates because they vary from year to year. You’ll have to visit the wine and food festival website to confirm.
During this festival, you’ll get food competitions, winemaking (and tasting) events, celebrity chef dinners, beach parties, and lots more.
Spring Equinox at Chichen-Itza
Chichen-Itza is one of the 7 wonders of the world. At Spring Equinox, usually on March 20, there’s a party to celebrate the start of spring.
You can also witness quite an amazing event during the afternoon when the sun casts the figure of Kululkan (the serpent god) at the side of the Chichen-Itza pyramid.
If you don’t want to deal with the crowds just to witness this spectacle, you can visit here 2 days before or after the actual Equinox event and you’ll be able to enjoy it “sans the crowds”.
Laser sailing event
International Laser Class Association (ICLA) conducts a sailing event in the latter half of March, which people from all over the world travel to attend, including sailors and boat enthusiasts. During the last two weeks of the month, you can see watercraft of all sizes sailing the shores of Cancun. Even if you’re not into sailing yourself, it makes for a great sight.
Top activities in Cancun in March
Suggested things to do in Cancun in March
Cancun in March FAQ
Is March a good month to go to Cancun?
Yes! March is a great month to visit the city, as evidenced by thousands of tourists who choose this month to visit here every year. The weather is perfect with low humidity and plenty of sunshine, and there are exciting events happening all around.
Don’t be intimidated by the crowds if you want some peace and quiet, though. You’ll find plenty of places where you can go to have a great time.
Is the weather too humid during March?
As March is the second driest month of the year, you don’t need to worry about humidity in Cancun during March. The weather is as perfect as can be from January until the start of April.
What kind of clothes should I pack when visiting Cancun in March?
March is generally warmer than February in Cancun, but not by much. Days are warm enough that you can get by with summer clothes. That being said, do be aware that temperatures during the night can drop to as low as 20C (68F), so you might want to pack a couple of long-sleeves.
Weather in Cancun for every month of the year
Book your trip to Cancun
Well now that you know how is the weather in Cancun in March, you are ready to book your trip.
Check out my Cancun travel tips to help you organize your travels. Enjoy!
- Store your bags in the main cities and walk around freely hands and weight free with Bounce
- Check if you need a visa and get help processing it with iVisa
- Never ever leave without
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- Book your daily tours locally to support local businesses, or if you don’t find any reliable company, or you prefer to book in advance, check out GetYourGuide or Viator. Some of their tours are refundable up to 24h in advance.
- I rent my long and mid-term apartments on VRBO
- Book hotels with Booking.com or Hotels.com
- Compare car rental prices at Discover Car Rentals
- Check out my travel planning guide if you are planning your trip and feeling overwhelmed