Mexico weather in April
|Avg. temperature: 19.6°C / 67.3°F||Sun: 232 hours a month|
|Rain: 22.5 mm per month||Avg. Humidity: 43%|
Visiting Mexico in April
Spring is in full swing in April, and Mexico is no exception for that. If you are looking for an escape from the April showers at home, come to Mexico, because the May flowers bloom a month early here! Enjoy the delicious local cuisine in Oaxaca, take an urban adventure in Mexico City, or surf in Acapulco and bathe in the sun in Cancun — this country is huge, and when a country is huge, there are a lot of things to do!
Water activities tend to be most ideal in April as the sea life tends to be the most vibrant and energetic at this time, as well as sea life starting to trickle in from either hemisphere. Since it is also Easter weekend, this is one of the most celebrated holidays in Mexico jam-packed
April in Mexico is rather hot and dry. This means that there is still time to enjoy the beaches and the sun before the rainy season starts in May. Depending on where you are in Mexico, you may need to bring some warmer clothing as the nights tend to cool quite drastically compared to the days in Central and Western Mexico, as the cool spring air does travel to these parts from North America.
Things to do in Mexico in April
Surfing and Sand
In the Pacific Coast, the cold winter offshore currents flow into the Southwest of Mexico. What lies in this region is the famed town of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca. This small tourist centre is less than a hundred years old, but has quickly become one of the most important destinations on the Oaxaca coast. This is the perfect place for those who want to escape the tourist crowd and rest and relax with the likes of a more eclectic crowd of backpackers, surfers, and local visitors. The Zicatela beach serves major surfing competitions with waves comparable to Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta.
More on the subject of April’s prime time for water-related activities, Rincon de Guayabitos is a great way to spend time away from the cities of Tepic and Guadalajara. Located in the Nayarit state, Rincon de Guayabitos is a popular resort town priding itself on its natural beauty, affordable prices and really great swimming opportunities. A rustic setting, most of the accommodation here are cabins and hotel rooms with kitchens. This is an extremely popular fishing town, so buying a catch and cooking to your own taste is a popular pastime for tourists. Whale watching is a famous sighting in Rincon de Guayabitos as the gentle waves create an ideal environment for whales to emerge and tourists to marvel at without battling currents.
A Mexican Easter
This is one of the most significant holidays in Mexico after Christmas. The majority of Mexican being deeply conservative Roman Catholics, parties, celebrations, parades and processions fill the streets for the entire weekend. The season begins with Carnival, with the largest in Mexico being in Mazatlan. In Oaxaca, Carnival is celebrated on Easter Sunday. Samaritan Day (fourth friday of Lent) is a special day where free refreshments are served to passersby as a token of goodwill. These drinks include horchata, jamaica and chilacayote. During the Holy Week, the cities fill up with grand processions of worshippers reenacting the Passion of the Christ, from his parade, crucifixion and resurrection. Mexicans celebrate Easter with great passion, so no matter where you will be in Mexico, you will not miss the festivities.
The beginning of April marks the Festival de Flores y Jardines in Mexico City. The botanical garden in Chapultepec as well as the entire city decorated itself with flowers and artists parade through the streets with their floral design pieces in preparation for the floral design competition.
Best Places to Visit in Mexico in April
It goes without saying that Mexico City is worth visiting. An impressively massive capital city, Mexico City is teeming with activity. The colonial historic centre has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as did the floating gardens of Xochimilco. Take a gander at the Plaza de La Constitucion with the main plaza and the Spanish Colonial buildings. Explore the ancient Aztec temple in what was once the Aztec metropolis of Tenochtitlan, and a walk down the Paseo de la Reforma, an avenue built after the Champs-Elysees. The vibrant nightlife and the busy days will be a firestorm of activity for travelers who want the quintessential Mexican urban experience!
Tracing the Pacific coast in Mexico, Acapulco is a prime beach destination for a nice, easy-living experience. During the 1950s and 1960s, Acapulco exploded with foreign investment and became the glitzy Hollywood vacation destination for the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Brigitte Bardot. You can still find the vacation homes of these famed film stars for an Old Hollywood adventure. Relax by the beaches with the beautiful skyline behind you and the big blue in front of you for an experience rivalling Rio De Janeiro. For a bit of adventure, Acapulco is a prime surfing and sailing destination. The winds from the North bring the currents and breezes that make the activities prime for the April season.
For a true taste of Mexico, Oaxaca is the place to be. Known as the indigenous capital in Mexico, this is the true culinary destination. A gastronomic centre, Oaxaca is best known for its traditional methods of cooking, its brewing of drinks, among others. Mole is among the best known dishes of Oaxaca. This is a thick hearty sauce that is served with protein and rice. Visit the Ethnobotanical Garden where you can look at the wide variety of natural local plants that include the many varieties of cacti. If you want to visit a beautiful and historic centre, visit the colourful Oaxaca city centre. Heavily shaded which will make a welcome escape from the sun and allow you to focus on the historic and aesthetic significance of the city.
Accommodation in Mexico
Mexico during the April month is definitely a busy month. With the onset of Easter, this is when you will not only be contending with the international spring-breakers, but the local vacationers who close up shop and travel with their families in Easter. The busiest places for international tourism will most definitely be in the Yucatan Peninsula, where it is suggested you book months in advance, as you might want to in the rest of the country, although not as busy. Rule of thumb is to arrive before Good Friday. Other major cities in Mexico will be busy as locals are visiting families in their respective towns and cities, so book any private transportation well in advance. Although it will be busy during this time, don’t fret as Mexico is a very large, diverse and dynamic country with no shortage of beaches, history and fun!