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Weather Averages for Cancun in August
Averages for Cancun in August
August is one of the hottest months of the year in Cancun, Mexico, when the average temperature is 28°C. During this month, highs of up to 32°C are expected at the warmest point in the day, cooling down to 25°C after the sun sets. August falls in the middle of the wet season and with 150mm of rainfall over ten days, it’s likely you’ll experience at least one shower during your holiday. Despite the wet weather, Cancun does enjoy an average of 11 hours of sunshine each day, alongside an average sea temperature of 29°C.
Dates for the diary
There is plenty to do in August in Cancun, when the resort celebrates a number of festivals. La Fiesta de Playa takes place in the middle of the month, with plenty of activities such as parties, barbecues, music concerts, competitions and cultural activities held at various beaches.
The Isla Mujeres Founding Day is celebrated on August 17th and is great fun for the whole family to get involved with. During this event you’ll have the chance to watch numerous street parades as well as join in with the singing and dancing in the resort’s squares.
Things to do
Temple of the Warriors is a must-visit during your stay in Cancun. This popular attraction comprises of four platforms surrounded by 200 columns and over 300 carvings of soldiers dressed for battle. Open from 8am until 5.30pm every day, the site is laid out like an open-air museum full of unique photo opportunities. If you want to get the most out of your visit, it’s recommended that you join a guided tour.
If you’re looking for somewhere to pick up a souvenir or buy some gifts for friends and family back home, be sure to stop by Avenida Tulum. Here you’ll find a number of kiosks, shops and boutiques selling everything you can imagine from traditional clothing and artisan jewellery to designer goods and perfumes. Not just a place to shop, this site also boasts a number of authentic ruins and some incredible sea views.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the hot weather by spending the day at Playa Marlin. Known throughout the resort for its amazing views, this beach is also a great place for water sport enthusiasts who can try their hand at body boarding, sail boarding and parasailing. Although facilities are very limited, the beach is an ideal place to soak up the sun or splash about in the medium-sized waves.
If you want to be close to many amenities and services, Playa Tortugas is the place to go. Just a stone’s throw away from a world of cafes, shops, bars and restaurants, this beach offers a variety of child-friendly swimming sections and rough, wavy parts which are more suitable for adults. There are loads of amenities for visitors to enjoy, including sun lounger and parasol hire, water sports, lifeguards and showers.
Where to eat & drink
If you’re in the mood for Italian food, look no further than Savio’s Bistro. Here you’ll find an extensive menu with a top selection of seafood, fish and meat-based dishes, as well as risotto, pasta, pizza, soups and salads. Families dining with little ones will be pleased to hear that there is a large children’s menu available, with many Mexican and European options.
For the best grilled meat in Cancun, visit Bovino’s Churrascaria. An authentic Brazilian steakhouse, this eatery invites diners to relax at the table whilst their server delivers skewers laden with various quality cuts throughout the evening until you’ve had your fill. If you’re still feeling peckish, there is also a wide variety of desserts available, such as tarts, cakes and ice cream.
One of the most popular clubs in Cancun, Congo Bar makes for a top night out. Here guests can purchase an all-inclusive drinks ticket at the beginning of the night or opt to pay for drinks as they go along. Offering something for everyone, the resident DJs play a great selection of music, with popular favourites from the 80s and 90s up until the best tunes of today.
La Viuda Bar is a small local bar popular with locals and visitors alike. Found in the centre of downtown Cancun, this venue hosts live music on Fridays in the form of bands and DJs on Saturday nights. There is a great variety of drinks available behind the bar, including beers, wine, spirits and cocktails, all of which are very affordable.
Where to stay
When it comes to all-inclusive accommodation in Cancun, it’s tough to beat Crown Paradise Club. Boasting a beachfront location, this hotel provides a wide variety of accommodation, ensuring something for everyone. The extensive all-inclusive package includes all food and drinks in the onsite restaurants, as well as a number of water sports, mini golf, swimming pools and kids’ clubs.
Cancun Clipper Club is ideal for families seeking child-friendly accommodation in Cancun. Here guests can choose from a number of rooms, suites and studios, ensuring something for every budget and group size. The list of onsite amenities is comprehensive and covers swimming pools, kids’ playground, beauty parlour, restaurant, tennis court, jogging track and internet access.
Found in the centre of the hotel zone, GR Solaris is ideally located for those who want to be in the middle of the action. This beachfront complex offers as selection of deluxe rooms to choose from, all of which come with lagoon or ocean views. Onsite facilities are numerous and include swimming pools, gym, babysitting services, bars, restaurants, kids’ club, spa and entertainment programme.
Families and couples searching for all-inclusive accommodation in Cancun should check out Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe. Also situated on the beach, this hotel offers 311 luxury rooms and suites which have all recently been renovated to ensure maximum comfort. As well as the all-inclusive option, this hotel also provides guests with access to a number of facilities, such as bars, restaurants, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools, 24-hour room service and water sports.
Fiesta Inn Cancun Las America Hotel is perfect for couples and families looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Cancun. Guests can choose from a number of superior rooms and junior suites, each of which is equipped with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay. There are plenty of facilities available to guests, such as restaurant, lounge, mini market, fitness centre, swimming pool and 24-hour room service.