Weather in Mexico in July Weather Info + Travel Tips (2024 Guide)

written by local expert Catrin Lynn

Catrin is a history enthusiast based in Wales. Her passions are her animals, exploring the Welsh mountains with her husband, wellness, and traveling to different European cities.

Are you heading to Mexico in July? You are probably curious about the weather in Mexico in July. I will give you hints and tips for you to make the most of your trip.

The Adventure in You team has spent time living and traveling through Mexico, so trust us when we say we know what we’re talking about!

I will take you through the top places to visit in Mexico in July based on the weather and provide you with some tips and information to make the most of your trip.

So let’s get started…

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You should expect some rain in Mexico for the month of July

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Weather in Mexico in July

July is in the middle of the rainy season, but don’t be disheartened, Mexico has plenty to offer in any season! You will find the coast to be hot, humid, and wet with some afternoon showers, which can sometimes be a relief in the heat.

The average temperature in Mexico in July varies depending on the location. In Mexico City, for example, the average high temperature in July is around 75°F (24°C) and the average low temperature is around 55°F (13°C).

In Cancun, which is located on the Caribbean coast, the average high temperature in July is around 89°F (32°C) and the average low temperature is around 77°F (25°C).

My tip, if you’re looking for cooler weather, head to the cities. If you head to the Pacific Coast, places like Baja California, has temperatures that range from 95-105 °F. In Mexico City, the average relative humidity in July clocks at 74%.

In the Yucatan Peninsula, you get an average high of 90 -95°F during the day and about 80-85 °F during the night. July is hurricane season in the Peninsula so do expect some rain showers during your trip.

When is Rainy season in Mexico?

The rainy season in Mexico runs from May to October. If you decide to visit in July, you can expect some rain. Some good news is it won’t rain all day every day, just around an hour or so in the afternoons, which may be the perfect excuse to sneak in a siesta!

You can either prepare for the rain with an umbrella or rainproof jacket or stick to doing a few indoor activities when it’s raining.

The international hurricane season in Mexico also runs from June to November, so just be aware that if you travel to Mexico during this time you could experience some stormy weather.

Hurricanes themselves are very rare and storms tend to pass quickly so don’t worry about it, but it’s worth thinking about when choosing your destination in July.

The Adventure in You team has been in Mexico during 2 hurricane seasons and while it is scary, the hotels are all very equipped in handling these situations if they do happen!

Average Temperatures for Mexico in July

Mexico is huge so the average temperature will depend on where you’re visiting. You can expect temperatures around the mid-80s to low 90°F.

If you’re planning on visiting Mexico in July, just be warned that the humidity levels are quite high so it can feel a bit warmer than the average temperatures and weather data that is reported.

Why Visit Mexico in July

There are still plenty of reasons to visit Mexico in July. Despite the weather, there is still plenty to do. Even though it’s classed as the rainy season, you will still see plenty of sun. July is a popular time for families to visit Mexico, but on the whole, it will be quieter than high season.

This means you can enjoy the surroundings without big crowds and you may find it cheaper to visit in July.

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Popular Places to Visit in Mexico in July

I will take you through the best places in July for the optimum weather for exploring the area and making the most of the activities on offer.

Dark clouds in Cancun, Mexico
Cancun will be rainy during this month but it’s likely HOTTER than the dry months!

1. Cancun in July

Cancun is a super popular destination so you’ll find visitors in any month, and although July is no exception, it is one of the quieter months due to the humidity. The average humidity in Cancun in July is 76%.

July is part of the rainy season for Cancun, but it’s likely hotter than the dry months! With average high temperatures hitting 91°F during the day and can be as high as 80°F at night!! There are only around 5 rainy days in July so although it’s officially part of the rainy season, you won’t see much rain unless there is a tropical storm coming.

With the hot weather, we would recommend spending some time in the waters of Cancun. If you are a thrill seeker you could try this Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling to combine some adrenaline and cool off in the sea. Or for something a bit more low-key, check out Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid which mixes some culture and also a refreshing dip in the Cenote!

July is the best time to see and swim with sharks, so much so that there’s actually a Shark Festival in Isla Mujeres. It’s quite easy to get from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. Or you could enjoy this Whale Sharks tour.

For more tips on the Best Time to Go to Cancun, read our detailed article.

Weather in Cancun in July

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Cancun weather in July (Photo via Weather and Climate)

2. Mexico City in July

Mexico City is the largest city in Mexico and offers an array of opportunities for a wonderful trip and authentic Mexican experience.

The weather in Mexico City in July is quite pleasant despite being in the rainy season. You can expect showers almost daily in the afternoon and temperatures will be around 74°F.

You can take advantage of the small crowds of Mexico city in July and visit the numerous museums and sites.

I’d recommend planning all outdoor activities before noon, like a Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Tour, this trip to Xochimilco, or one of the many Grutas Tolantongo Tours.

You can then plan inside tours for the afternoon when the rain is due such as Mexico’s famous Anthropology Museum. If you’re looking for something to do in the evening, a must not miss in Mexico City is the Lucha Libre Night for a night of entertainment and tacos.

There are numerous Things to Do in Mexico City and if you need some tips for planning your trip, check out our 4-Day Itinerary Mexico City.

Weather in Mexico City in July

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Mexico City weather in July (Photo via Weather and Climate)
Sunny weather at Vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

3. Valle de Guadalupe in July

Valle de Guadalupe is renowned for its wineries and gorgeous cuisines, It’s becoming a more and more popular tourist spot and July is a great time to visit.

July is one of the hottest months for Valle de Guadalupe with average temperatures around 80°F.

Not only is it one of the hottest months, but also July is one of the driest months for you to visit.

The weather will provide you the perfect setting for visiting some of the 200 wineries regions which produce 90% of all Mexican wine.  You can either do a group Wine and Dine Tour or if you’d prefer something more personalized, then check out a private tour where you can design a custom made trip around the wineries you want to visit.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay while in Valle de Guadalupe, check out our Gorgeous Stays in Valle de Guadalupe.

Weather in Valle de Guadalupe in July

4. San Miguel de Allende in July

Located 4 hours from Mexico City, you will find San Miguel de Allende. This charming town offers traditional and original buildings, with an active expat community and welcoming locals.

July in San Miguel de Allende will provide you with lovely, consistent weather with temperatures around 75°F, and low humidity providing a very comfortable atmosphere.

There can be some rain in July, but with an average 66mm for the whole of July, it won’t make a big impact on your trip.

If you fancy visiting some of the colorful and iconic landmarks, check out this Landmarks and Lunch Walking Tour, or you could mix history and enjoy the culinary delights with this Tacos and Tequilas Tour.

Check out our Best Airbnb and Vacation Homes in San Miguel de Allende if you’re looking at where to stay!

Weather in San Miguel de Allende in July

White sand beach in La Paz, Mexico

5. La Paz in July

July will be a great time to visit if you are looking for a sun destination as La Paz in July is both hot and dry.

You can expect maximum temperatures of 95°F and can drop to a cooler 71°F in the evenings.

We would suggest wearing cooler clothes and staying hydrated in this heat.

The weather is ideal for checking out some of the exquisite beaches such as Balandra beach, Playa Escondida or El Tecolote Beach.

If you like scuba diving, June-November is a great time to go to La Paz due to the whale sharks. Overall, diving in Mexico is a fantastic experience and is something I highly recommend.

You can explore the waters with the Espírito Santo Island Tour and Sea Lion Encounter or if you fancy something a bit different, try this Sandboarding Tour.

Weather in La Paz in July

A beautiful ocean of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen will be a good destination during this month if you are looking for some sun!

6. Playa del Carmen in July

A vibrant beach city and top tourist destination, Playa del Carmen is located in the Mayan Riviera and is a good pick when visiting Mexico. Although July is technically the beginning of the rainy season, the humidity and hot temperatures make it perfect for beachside destinations.

July is considered the hottest month in Mexico but it does have fewer tourists. There are endless opportunities here for your holiday where you can enjoy both a city and a beach break.

With an average temperature of 82°F and only 4 days with rainfall, Playa is still a good destination to choose in July if you are looking for some sun!

You can spend the time cooling off in the sea, and with water temperatures at a very relaxing 82°, you can spend all day! You can visit one of Best Playa del Carmen Cenotes to cool down.

There are also plenty of historical and well-known landmarks you could check out on a trip, including Chichen Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Tour. If you’re planning on visiting any of the Mayan Ruins, make sure you book an early tour or leave early to avoid the heat.

If you are heading to Playa del Carmen and wondering if it’s safe, then check out our article Is Playa del Carmen Safe? as it is filled with information and tips for you.

Weather in Playa del Carmen in July

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Playa del Carmen weather in July (Photo via Weather and Climate)

7. Cabo San Lucas in July

Located at the top of Baja California Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday surrounded by spectacular natural beauty.

If you visit Cabo San Lucas, or ‘Cabo’, in July, you can expect temperatures around 90°F and high humidity which makes it a very hot destination.

I would make the most of the turquoise seas or swimming pool to escape the heat. You could check out this 4-Hour Snorkeling Cruise with Open Bar which will keep you cool and hydrated!

It’ll be comfortable to relax in the seas all day with water temperatures around 78°F. There is also very little rain, with an average of 2 days with rainfall throughout all of July.

If you enjoy the heat, there are plenty of adventures for you to enjoy, such as Luxury Sailing Trip or this outdoor ziplining adventure.

Weather in Cabo San Lucas in July

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Cabo San Lucas weather in July (Photo via Weather and Climate)
An aerial shot of rock formation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is a great place to visit in July!

Events in July In Mexico

Guelaguetza FestivalAs mentioned above, this festival takes place in Oaxaca. You can enjoy traditional dances in this cultural festival. There are a number of celebrations for you to enjoy that take place.

Guanajuato Film Festival –  Guanajuato town is home to one of the largest film festivals in Mexico. You will find short films and documentaries shown all over town, and admission is free to one of the most important film festivals in Latin America.

The Ruta del Vino Bike Ride Wine Festival- This fun event combines cycling around different vineyards along the Guadalupe Valley wine country, passing over 25 vineyards along the way.

Fiestas de la Vendimia (Grape Harvest Festival) – This free event takes place in the state of Queretaro where wine producers La Redonda offers a wine tasting, a commemorative glass, and even a chance to stomp some grapes!

Whale Shark Festival – Located on Isla Mujeres, the Whale Shark Festival celebrates local culture and cuisine. Participants can enjoy water activities, including swimming with the sharks.

Feria Nacional Durango – Celebrate the agricultural roots of Durango’s state with these festivities of equestrian events, a Mexican rodeo as well as some music concerts.

A beautiful church in Mexico

FAQ on Spending July in Mexico

What’s the weather like in Mexico in July?

During the month of July, the weather in Mexico can be described as warm and sunny. Temperatures tend to be high, with average highs ranging from the mid-70°F to mid-80°F. Nights may be slightly cooler, with average lows in the mid-50°F to mid-70°F. The humidity is generally quite high, which can make it feel even warmer. July is officially the start of Hurricane season so there may be occasional thunderstorms, but they usually don’t last long. Overall, the weather in Mexico in July is great if you plan on spending time by the beach.

When is the best time to travel in Mexico?

Mexico is a year-round destination. Its high season runs from November to April so although you may get better weather, it will be busier and more expensive. Traveling to Mexico in July will get you more for your money, you can still enjoy the heat and the crowds will be smaller.

What are the best Mexican festivals to visit in July?

One of the most popular July festivals is the Guelaguetza which takes place in Oaxaca. There is also the Whale Shark Festival that is popular which celebrates the endangered species. See the list above of festivals in Cancun.

Is July a good time to visit Cancun?

July isn’t a good time to visit Cancun because it is rainy season during this month. While the weather isn’t the best that it can be, this shouldn’t stop you from visiting Cancun in July as the weather is still hot and there are plenty of opportunities for water activities. It’s also a quieter time to visit so you may get a bargain when booking!

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