September in Cancun

by Cristina on June 17, 2009

by Cristina | June 17th, 2009  

chichen-itzaCancun is blessed with sun bathing weather year round. However, if you don’t like the combination of hot weather and humidity it’s probably best to avoid coming here in September . But if you want to experience the Autumn Equinox at Chichen Itza, make sure to put Cancun on your vacation list in September.

Weather & Temperatures

September falls in the middle of the hurricane season. It’s not only one of the wettest months of the year, but also the hottest. So expect humidity and hot weather. Average high temperature in Cancun in September is 89F/31C, while the average low temperature is 76F/24C.

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Events & Things to Do

The water’s temperature is still high and you can swim even during the night. So although it seems cliché, spending time on the beach and enjoying the water sports are the main things to do here year round.

In September, Cancun comes to live during the Viva México En Cancun festival. There are plenty of things to do and see, including watch movies and listening to live music on the streets.

September 16 marks Mexico’s Independence Day so on the evening before the even, you can witness the Grito de la Independencia around downtown Cancun and the next day you can watch the Mexican Armada Parade (Military parade) which takes place in the center of the city. Prepare to face some serious crowds.

Mid-September marks the Latin American Food Show, when you get a chance to sample the real Mexican food you always dreamed of.

If you arrive here in late September you shouldn’t miss the Autumn Equinox at Chichén Itzá . It’s the time when the sun’s rays create the image of a moving serpent on the pyramid’s steps.

How to get to Cancun in September

Travelers come to Cancun by plane. Many US carriers offer flights to Mexico so make sure to check the prices in advance. It’s advisable to buy travel insurance in case your flight gets canceled or delayed because of the weather.

Where to stay in Cancun in September

Since September is off-season, you can really find a lot of good offers when it comes to accommodation. 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 most of them have special offers during this time of the year.

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