Averages for Cancun in April
Daily averages for April
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Averages for Cancun in April
Good news for fans of dry weather, endless sunshine and hot temperatures: April is officially the driest month of the year in Cancun. It also represents an upward trend in temperatures which will be felt in this part of Mexico for the next 6 months!
Rainfall affects only 3 days of the month, possibly with slightly heavier showers which deliver a total of 20mm of precipitation for the month. Afterwards, clear blue skies will return, so at this time of the year it is unlikely rain will affect your holiday.
The average temperature is a very warm 26°C. At this time of the year, scorching highs of up to 29°C are common, cooling down to just 23°C after dark. This is very mild so accommodation with air-conditioning is a must and it may be worth checking the local forecast to be made aware of UV levels for sun safety.
During April, the resort also experiences 10 glorious hours of sunshine each day, alongside an increased sea temperature of 27°C. This matches air temperatures and means swimming will feel very comfortable – but it may not offer much ability to cool off from the heat.
Where to stay
Families and couples searching for self-catering complexes in Cancun should consider staying at Imperial Laguna Hotel. Ideally located in the centre of the hotel zone, this hotel offers single, double and triple rooms, as well as a number of suites, all of which come with fully-equipped kitchens. There are plenty of onsite facilities for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pool, gardens and restaurant, with loads of cafes, shops and restaurants nearby.
Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Cancun is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break in Cancun, Mexico. This hotel only accepts guests aged 12+ and offers a huge spa, with facial treatments, beauty salon, yoga, massages, body treatments, couple sessions and meditation. In addition to the spa, the complex also features internet access, gym, restaurants, bars and swimming pools.
When it comes to all-inclusive accommodation in Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is a top choice. Perfect for families, this complex offers accommodation in the form of rooms and suites which come with private balconies and double Jacuzzis. The list of onsite amenities is comprehensive and includes numerous bars and restaurants, swimming pools, sports facilities, kids’ club, entertainment and spa, ensuring a fantastic holiday for everyone.
Couples who want to enjoy a stress-free spa break should take a look at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. Here guests can choose from a selection of standard units, deluxe rooms and several different suites, many of which come with sea views. Onsite facilities are numerous and cover WiFi access, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, spa, fitness centre and 24-hour room service.
RIU Palace Peninsula Cancun is one of the newest restaurants to be built in Cancun. Already popular amongst families and couples, this complex provides accommodation in the form of standard rooms, junior suites and villas, catering for all budgets and group sizes. There is a wealth of amenities available for guests to enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, kids’ club, spa, gym and free WiFi access.
Hit the beach
Take advantage of the wonderful weather and spend the day at the beach. Punta Cancun offers plenty to see and do, including water sports, lifeguards, sun loungers, parasols and bars, ensuring a pleasant day out for everyone. At this beach you’ll find clean gentle waters which provide the perfect conditions for snorkelling or swimming, as well as plenty of room for children to play.
Situated on Boulevard Kukulcan, the beach at Yamil Lu’um isn’t just a place to work on your tan or enjoy a refreshing dip. It is also the location of two Mayan structures, one which is said to be a temple and one which was probably a lighthouse or lookout tower. There is a small selection of services and amenities available at the beach, including sun lounger and parasol hire, with many hotels, bars and restaurants in the area.
Where to eat & drink
If you’re in the mood for tacos, stop by Tacun in Boulevard Kukulcan. Most people travel to this small restaurant to try the pastor taco plate which is laden with various ingredients so you can make your own personalised taco at your table. As well as the extensive main course menu, Tacun also offers a large dessert list with ice cream freshly made from locally-sourced fruit.
Avid seafood lovers won’t want to miss the chance to dine at Puerto Madero. Here you can choose from a wide selection of fish and seafood, including grilled octopus, lobster, tuna steaks, black cod and wild Alaskan salmon. To complement your choice, there is a comprehensive wine list available with local and international bottles.
Azucar Caribbean Bar provides a top night out for Latin music lovers on holiday in Cancun. This venue hosts a variety of live entertainment in the form of some of the very best merengue bands and salsa dancers from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Colombia. After the performances have finished, you’ll have the chance to take to the stage yourself and dance the night away.
Hardcore clubbers won’t want to miss the chance to spend a night at Mandala. This heady nightclub opens every evening at 9.30pm and boasts a unique Asian-Oriental touch which makes it different from all the other clubs. You can choose to pay a set price at the door for unlimited drinks or pay or everything as you go along.
Things to do
Families on holiday in Cancun won’t want to pass up the chance to visit Dolphinaris, where you’ll have the chance to swim with dolphins. At this park you’ll find a number of itineraries available, such as the dolphin swim and ride, trainer for a day and interactive programme, as well as the dolphin swim programme – the most popular and comprehensive activity available at the park.
If the high temperatures are getting a bit much for you, cool off at Wet’n’Wild Cancun. Open from 10am until 5pm every day, this aquatic park offers a great number of water slides, with something for everyone from the youngest little one to the bravest adrenaline junkie. Animal lovers are also well catered for, with a free dolphin show and the opportunity to swim with the friendly mammals.