October is the last month of the rainy season so although showers are expected, they are quickly followed by sun. In Cancun the weather is great for swimming and soaking up the sun year-round, so October is not an exception. You can visiting one the Mayan ruins near-by or take a relaxing day-trip to Isla Mujeres.
Weather & Temperatures
Although the chances of several tropical storms are almost gone by now, October is still a rainy month. Expect short showers followed by sun. The average high temperature is 87F/30C while the average low is 74F/23C.
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Events & Things to Do
No matter when you visit Cancun, the main activities here are related to the beach. Soak up the sun, go swimming, play water sports or just enjoy a lazy day watching other travelers do the same.
In mid-October, you can take part in the festivities related to Dia de la Raza. There are bullfights , music, dancing and a general party atmosphere on the streets.
You can also plan a day trip to Chichen Itza . Try to arrive early to avoid the crowds. Wear appropriate clothing and don’t forget your camera.
You can also take the ferry to Isla Mujeres and check out the turtle farm, the beaches or go snorkeling in Garafon Park.
How to get to Cancun in October
The majority of travelers come to Cancun by plane. Many US carriers offer flights to Mexico so it’s just a matter of choosing the best offer for you. Don’t forget to buy travel insurance so that you are protected in case your flight gets canceled.
Where to stay in Cancun in October
October is still off-season and you can find quite a lot of good offers when it comes to accommodation. If you are on a low budget, a very good choice is to check out the hostels near downtown Cancun , which combine the low prices with a great location.
If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there are plenty of hotels in Cancun and there are quite a lot of special offers available.
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