Wondering when is the best time to visit Mexico City? When it comes to choosing the right time of the year to travel to CDMX, you’ll be pleased to know that, unlike many other destinations around the world, there is no such thing as a high or low season to visit the city.
Mexico City enjoys pleasant weather pretty much year-round, with the hottest days of the year barely reaching temperatures in the mid-80s. The city does have rainy and dry seasons, but due to changes in climate, rain doesn’t get as bad as it used to years ago when it could really make or break your trip.
Without further ado, we put together the ultimate guide to the best time to visit Mexico City, taking into account the weather as well as exciting events and festivities to consider when planning your trip!
???? When is the best time to visit Mexico City?
Overall, October through April are usually the best times to visit Mexico City weather-wise. For exciting events, the month of October is a great time to visit, too!
⌛ Is there a high season in Mexico City?
Generally, there is no high or low travel season in Mexico City. In a city with over 20 million residents, you won’t really notice a huge difference when it comes to crowdedness.
If you want to visit when the city is emptier, you may want to look into traveling during Mexico’s Semana Santa (Spring Break) and the Christmas Holidays. Many Mexico City locals leave the city for vacation during these times and the city feels significantly emptier.
☀️ The best time to visit Mexico City weather-wise
When it comes to choosing the best time to visit Mexico City, the weather is a very important factor to take into account.
The best time to visit Mexico City for pleasant weather is generally between November and April. This is the dry season in the city when temperatures are enjoyable and you can pretty much go out without having to worry about carrying an umbrella or wearing a rain jacket.
Days from November through February are delightful, with bright sunny days and 64-75 degree temperatures. During the evenings and early mornings, however, temperatures can drop down to 5 degrees.
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Rainy season in Mexico City
The rainy season in Mexico City typically happens between June and October, with the worst month being July.
In recent years, rain hasn’t gotten so bad even during these months (Mexico has been experiencing draughts recently), but still, from June through September, especially, expect torrential rains usually starting in the afternoons and lasting way through the evenings.
This is also a pretty cold time to visit Mexico City. Even though you’d expect summers in Mexico to be scorching hot, evening temperatures can drop significantly, so come prepared.
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Hottest time to visit Mexico City
Mexico City has a pretty temperate climate, so you won’t really struggle much with extreme heat.
The hottest months to visit Mexico City are usually April and May, with temperatures sometimes rising to the 85s (although this is somewhat rare).
April and May are also the driest months of the year. While this shouldn’t deter you from visiting Mexico City, if your body has struggled in high altitudes before, you may want to avoid visiting during this time.
While not everyone experiences it, many visitors to Mexico City during this time of the year have reported heavy headaches and even nose bleeds due to a combination of altitude and dryness. Mexico City stands tall at 7,200 feet above sea level, which is not something to be taken lightly!
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???? The best time to visit Mexico City for events
Now that we’ve taken the weather into account, the next way to determine what the best time to visit Mexico City is by looking at its calendars!
While there are exciting events, exhibitions, parties, and whatnot taking place every single day of the year in Mexico City, there are certain times of the year when visiting the city is highly recommended.
Mid-March and April: Best time to visit Mexico City for jacaranda season
From mid-March to April, Mexico City bursts into color when jacaranda trees begin blooming all over the city. This is a beautiful time to visit Mexico City because it looks absolutely stunning blanketed in bright purple hues.
February: Best time to visit Mexico City for artists who love a good party
Every year around the second week of February, Zona MACO, the most important art fair in Latin America takes place in Mexico City.
This is an extremely exciting event where some of the best artists and exhibitions in the entire world take place. Aside from that, the entire city becomes a mecca for art and fun events, with bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and restored buildings hosting affairs dedicated to the arts (think art galleries with DJs popping up inside abandoned mansions, restaurants getting splashed in color, and so much more!)
October: Best time to visit Mexico City for Day of the Dead and other exciting events
Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico City is an experience like no other!
Even though the main festival takes place at the end of the month, throughout the entirety of October, the city becomes a haven for Day of the Dead and Halloween-related activities. Think exclusive parties, restaurants draped in orange cempasuchil flowers, art exhibitions, and so much more, making it one of the most exciting times to visit Mexico City.
Aside from Day of the Dead, October also brings in plenty of other events, including the annual Formula One in Mexico City, Fashion Week Mexico, Design Week Mexico, as well as tons of music festivals like the Corona Capital.
All in all, at Mexico Insider, we consider October the best time to visit Mexico City because the city becomes a haven for exciting affairs. Even though there is still some rain, it’s right by the end of the rainy season and it only occurs occasionally during the afternoon and some evenings, so it won’t really have a huge impact on your trip.
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Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela came back to her motherland after a short stint of living in Germany. She is responsible for all our Mexico City content where she shares all the insider and local tips about the capital!