Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico? If you're planning to go to Cancún, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Based on the climate and weather in Cancún, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cancún, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico by month

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January

If you go to Cancún in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

February in Cancún is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

April here is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

If you vacation in Cancún during May, you are likely to see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

Traveling to Cancún in June, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Cancún in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Cancún in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September in this region can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

October in Cancún is constantly hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

In November, Cancún is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cancún, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in Cancún is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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Activities for Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Cancún.

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