Mexico weather in July
|Avg. temperature: 18.2°C / 64.8°F||Sun: 176 hours a month|
|Rain: 189.5 mm per month||Avg. Humidity: 69%|
Visiting Mexico in July
It’s all about surfing, sun, and beach in July. Mexico experiences one of the hottest months during this time. This is ideal for water adventures and exploring not so much what lies on Mexican land, but what is under Mexican waters. Jump into a cenote in the Yucatan, explore the reefs of the Baja, or just bask in the sun of the Caribbean. For a unique experience, taste the fine wines of the country during the grape festival!
July is hot and humid in Mexico. The weather creates the best opportunity for cooling off on the shores. It is also in the midst of the rain season, but it depends on where you go, if you will experience rainy weather. In Mexico City, there is a lot of sun with rain in the late afternoon. The area where it will rain the most will be in the Southern Pacific coast, where the weather is more in line with Central America’s pre-equatorial climate. In the Yucatan, you will experience hot and humid weather, with some short periods of rain in the night.
Overall, make sure to bring some light rainwear, but mostly your shorts and sunscreen if you’re looking for an exciting beach vacation. Mexico is a dynamic country with many climates, so it is good practice to track the weather forecasts depending on where you would like to visit.
Things to do in Mexico in July
Wine n’ Dine
In the city of Queretaro, there is much to experience. The historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and has a strong economic and business centre. One defining factor of this city is its aqueduct system that still provides this vibrant city with water. The surrounding area has an ideal and consistent climate to grow grapes, which gives this area a reputation of being Mexico’s wine country. During the second half of July, the Grape Harvest Festival descends upon the city in drunken joy! This festival is a representation of gratitude and effort of a hard year’s work. Take a visit to this festival to learn about the process of creating wine, with an opportunity to crush grapes yourself! Taste delicious grapes cultivated by the local people as well as supporting small local farmers and reap the benefits of their hard work. This festival marks the beginning of the harvesting of grapes and the commencement of the process of making delectable new wines! You can also visit vineyards outside of the city to get an idea how sheer the volume of creating these wines are! The best part about this festival is that you can taste these scrumptious and velvety wines as much as you want, all complimented by slices of local cheeses! Is there anything better than that?
Whale Sharks of Wonder
For an amazing Caribbean experience, take a ferry from Cancun to the beautiful and almost surreal island of Isla Mujeres! This picturesque island will amaze you with an almost unrealistic tint of turquoise waters, the beautiful palm trees, and the wonderful view it provides! On one side, you are able to see the beautiful skyline of Cancun, and on the other, you will feel completely tiny with the deep blue in front of you. In July, the sun shines brighter than every, which will give you the opportunity to take advantage of the great sights, but also gives you the best opportunity to look at the beautiful wildlife beneath! In mid-July, Isla Mujeres rings in the Whale Shark festival. This three-day event lets you enjoy everything from fun diving activities, to snorkeling tours. The main attraction in this festival is the opportunity to swim the majestic Whale Sharks. These harmless creatures will amaze you with their sheer size and their docile nature. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about sustainable living and the ecosystem that surrounds them on their travel experience, and how important it is to protect these wonderful creatures!
Dive into the Depths
Not too far away from Isla Mujeres, you will be able to take another dip into the deep blue, but without getting salt in your mouth! Deep into the forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, many secrets lie between the thick. Uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayan civilization by visiting the Chichen Itza, Campeche or Valladolid.
While you are marvelling and educating yourselves on the history of these lost cities, a very big reason as to why they ended up there is not because of sheer luck, but what lies underneath them. Cenotes are underground sinkholes that reveal vast amounts of water throughout the entire year. The groundwater underneath is crystal clear, and is said to provide freshwater to these ancient people for thousands of years. Whenever you need to take a break from the sun and explore, you are able to take a dip into these ancient pools and explore the depths, and the fragile ecosystem that these unique pools house. For a more indepth look into these little critters, you also have the opportunity to scuba dive in these cenotes.
Best Places to Visit in Mexico in July
Situated in the Baja California region, the city of La Paz has become one of the leading tourist destinations in the Pacific coast of Mexico. What may seem like a sleepy municipal centre, it is actually the main city for the country’s burgeoning eco-tourism sector. There are 900 islands off the coast of La Paz, and 244 of them are protected by UNESCO. The north-east portion of the Bay of La Paz serves these adventures where you can paddle about and explore the mangroves and the unique rock formations of Balandra beach. You can also stroll along the beautiful waterfront of the city. The Malecon in La Paz is filled with restaurants, bars and shops and it trails across the waterfront until you reach the pearl sculpture monument, which pays homage to the city’s history as a major world pearling centre. If you’re an enthusiast of the arts, the downtown core houses many pieces of gorgeous street art by local artists adorning the city with their creative expressions. If you really just want a sunny getaway, then lay back at the Playa Pichilingue. A beautiful beach just a short journey out! La Paz is an up-and-coming tourist destination, and what better way to beat the incoming tourist boom than to go now!
Playa del Carmen
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, Playa del Carmen is everything you would want from a vibrant beach city! This is one of the premier destinations for what is called the Mayan Riviera, Mexico’s answer to the French Riviera. Originally a small fishing village, tourism exploded when the Mexican government invested into the region’s tourist industry in the 1970s.
One of the fastest growing cities in Mexico, Playa del Carmen has no shortage of apartment complexes, luxury houses, resorts and hotels, with an endless assortment of restaurants, boutiques, bars and clubs for your leisure. Visit Paseo del Carmen for a unique shopping experience packed with local artisanal crafts, or international luxury items, depending on your taste. Stop by the Xcaret Eco Park, which is a theme park that caters to an eco-tourist and family crowd for you to both learn about the beautiful biosphere that surrounds this city as well as basking in the beautiful Caribbean sun. This is a city of sun in all regards and it is not a place worth missing.
Mexico’s indigenous capital, Oaxaca has long since become a major tourist destination for culture geeks and curious visitors alike. It is the mecca of indigenous culture, housing the most vibrant crafts and the most unique art scene. A colourful city just by walking through the historic centre, you are able to experience a beautiful mix of Spanish colonial architecture and Indigenous Mexican cultural influences in each building you pass. The city of Oaxaca has also been Mexico’s food capital. The variety of mole (a dish serving a thick sauce over protein) which dates back to the Aztec times. You are also able to find foods filled with spices and give echos to the Spanish and Arabic melding of the culinary arts. Grab some grub and rest at the Plaza de la Constitución, the huge city square that has beautiful tree-lined walkways and lots of places to sit back and watch people go about their daily lives. Oaxaca is a perfect equilibrium of tradition and modern urban life all packed into one vibrant, and beautiful package.
Accommodations in Mexico
A great time to book a summer trip to the Pacific Coast and Yucatan, you will expect really good deals since people are off-put by the sound of a rainy season. They do not know that it doesn’t necessarily rain much and when it does, they are in short spats. The continental climate provides stability and heat which makes it a good time to visit. If you want to visit the Mexican interior, however, make sure to book in advance as it will be a busier time as international visitors are more attracted to spend their vacation away from potential rain.