August in Mexico City
August is probably the wettest month in Mexico City. However, it doesn’t mean you have to avoid the beautiful Mexican capital. Just plan for the rainy days and pack rainy and warm clothes. Plan your outdoors activities early in the day and stay inside when the rain starts.
Weather & Temperatures
August falls right in the middle of the rainy season. While it won’t be too hot, you can bet on humid weather. Generally it rains in the afternoon (after 3-4 p.m.) so plan your outdoor activities by then. The average high temperature is 74F/23C , while the average low is 56F/13C. Do take into account hat once the rain starts, the temperature drops suddenly so make sure to carry a sweater (and some rain gear).
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Things to do
As mentioned earlier, plan to visit the city earlier in the day. Make sure to check out the historic sites in Mexico City which can easily keep you occupied for several days.
Another good idea is to visit the Chapultepec Castle and Park . You can even pack a picnic basket and enjoy lunch in nature. Kids will be pleased to visit the zoo and botanical garden or check out the amusement park.
After all the walking, eating is definitely a priority. There are countless restaurants in Mexico City and the choice depends mostly on your tastes and budget.
The most important religious celebration in August is Ascension Day (August 15), which is celebrated in churches all over the country. Special masses take place all over Mexico but for an incredible mass, make sure to get to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City.
August marks the start of the soccer season in Mexico City so if you manage to check the schedule in advance you might just get a chance to see Chivas vs Club America, one of the biggest soccer rivalries in the world .
If you prefer to escape the city, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, located close to Mexico City (1 hr by road), are some of the most important Mayan ruins in the area.
Arriving in Mexico City in August
The majority of travelers arrive in Mexico City via a flight . Many US carriers offer affordable flights to Mexico so make sure to check the prices in advance. August is not a very busy month though.
Where to stay in Mexico City in August
Accommodation in Mexico City ranges from cheap, such as hostels , affordable and downright expensive. Hotels cater for pretty much all budgets but it depends a lot on where you choose to stay. The closer to the city center, the more expensive a room would be.