Cancun: December Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||17 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||27 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||14 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||8 %|
Averages for Cancun in December
December is a very cool time to visit Cancun, Mexico, when the average temperature is 24°C, created by highs of 28°C at the hottest part of the day, cooling down to 21°C after sunset. During this winter month, the resort enjoys eight hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 27°C. With 109mm of rainfall over five days, there is a small chance you’ll experience a shower during your holiday.
What's the weather like in Cancun at Christmas time?
Cancun is an incredibly popular place to spend Christmas, simply because the weather is so fantastic at this time of year. During the fortnight in which Christmas Day falls in Cancun, the average temperature is 23.5°C, with highs of up to 27°C and lows down to 20°C being fairly common. Temperatures hardly ever drop below 15°C or rise above 29°C at this time of year.
Expect the skies to be fairly overcast if you visit at this time of year, with the median cloud coverage ranging between lows of 42% and highs of 78%. Mornings usually start getting cloudy around 9am, with things normally clearing up from 7pm. There's only a 22% chance that you'll see any rainfall during the fortnight around Christmas Day, but if you are unlucky enough to see some precipitation, it will probably be either slight rain or moderate rain.
As you'd expect for a holiday resort in Mexico, there is almost no chance of a white snowy Christmas in Cancun, but with an average of eight hours of sunshine each day, it shouldn't affect your holiday too much.
Spend your New Years Eve on the beach in Cancun.
Things to do
Golfers won’t want to miss the chance to play a game at the TPC Cancun at Cancun Country Club. Only a short drive away from the hotel zone, this golf club is made up of two 18-hole courses, each of which features challenging bunkers and lakes. In addition to the spectacular courses, the club also provides a golf shop with clothes, accessories gloves and golf balls, as well as a restaurant, bar, driving range, golf academy and practice facilities.
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend an evening, how about trying your luck at Dubai Palace Casino? Boasting over 350 slot machines with ever-popular games such as Williams and Cadillac Jack, ICT and Bally, this casino also offers a number of several electronic bingo machines which are great fun. If you’re starting to get hungry, visit the onsite restaurant which is open all day every day.
Play Golf at TPC Cancun at Cancun Country Club.
Hit the beach
If the weather is bright and sunny during your holiday, why not spend the day at Playa Chac Mool? This popular beach is divided into two sections – seemingly never-ending white sand in the south and a world of fascinating caves and rocks in the north. Here you can enjoy large waves which create the ideal conditions for surfing, body boarding or simply splashing about and having fun. Visitors can enjoy a number of onsite facilities, including sun lounger and shade rental, restaurants, bars, lifeguards and water sports.
Families looking for somewhere to spend the day together should consider going to Playa Las Perlas. Children will have a great time playing in the sand or swimming in the calm waters where waves are almost unheard of. There are plenty of services and facilities for adults to enjoy, too, such as sun loungers, shades, volleyball court, restaurants, bars, waters ports and lifeguards.
Lifeguards at Playa Las Perlas, Cancun.
Where to eat & drink
Thai Lounge is one of the most popular Asian restaurants in Cancun. Boasting views over the Nichupte Lagoon and the dolphinarium, this eatery serves a selection of dishes, including starters, soups, salads, curries, meat, chicken, seafood and noodles, all of which can be tailored to suit your palate.
Seafood lovers won’t want to miss the chance to dine at La Almeja Borracha Marisquería & Bar, where you’ll find a variety of ceviche, fish tacos, shrimp, mussels and calamari available for low prices. The drinks menu is famous throughout the resort for is variety of quality beverages, in particular the “Almejazo” which is a shot of tequila with oysters or clams.
Mexican seafood at La Almeja Borracha Marisqueria & Bar Cancun.
Champions Sports Bar Cancun is a must-visit for any sports fan on holiday in Cancun. This bar-restaurant provides one huge screen, in addition to a large number of 40” flat screens which are able to show several games and matches at any one time. Open every day from 12pm until 2am, Champions Sports Bar Cancun serves a top selection of drinks available for affordable prices.
Jazz fans looking for some evening entertainment should head to Roots Jazz Club. Known as the only jazz club in Cancun, this bar is a popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike. Entertainment is provided every night in the form of traditional and contemporary jazz, blues and funk, as well as flamenco jazz fusion.
Where to stay
Families and couples searching for beachside accommodation should consider staying at Cancun Bay Resort, where you can choose from a variety of standard rooms and suites, many of which come with ocean views. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers Jacuzzi, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, parking, shuttle bus service and free WiFi access.
If a romantic retreat sounds just like what you’re looking for, take a look at Presidente Cancun Resort. This complex offers a selection of single and double rooms as well as suites, each of which comes with incredible views. There are plenty of facilities available for guests to enjoy, including housekeeping, swimming pool, cocktail lounge, restaurants, spa, 24-hour fitness centre and WiFi access.
Another popular choice when it comes to romantic holidays, Oasis Sens is an all-inclusive adults-only hotel in the centre of Cancun. Here guests can choose from a variety of rooms and suites, all of which come with air conditioning, WiFi access and cable TV. Onsite facilities are numerous and include bars, restaurants, swimming pools, nightclubs, spa, gym and entertainment.
Sunset Royal Beach Resort is perfect for couples and adults searching for an all-inclusive hotel in Cancun. This complex provides accommodation in the form of rooms and suites which come with everything you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. There is a wealth of amenities available for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pools, bars, restaurants, fitness classes, sports activities, Mexican handicraft workshops and entertainment programmes.
Couples and families looking for luxury accommodation in Cancun should check out Barceló Costa Cancun, where you’ll find a number of comfortable double rooms and junior suites. Guests are invited to take advantage of the numerous facilities which include swimming pools, spa, bars, restaurants, beauty salon, kids’ club and entertainment programme.
Romantic holidays at Adult only accommodation, Oasis Sens Cancun.
December events in Cancun
Monday Night Football Tailgate Parties
29th December 2014
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa celebrates American football in true US style with Monday Night Football Tailgate Parties held every Monday night throughout football season. Every Monday throughout the year guests can gather on the beach and relax on comfy loungers whilst watching the game on a giant screen.
25th December 2014
Christmas Day in Cancun is celebrated in various locations throughout the resort. Most all-inclusive hotels throw huge parties with buffets, free-flowing drinks and live entertainment (the Ritz-Carlton is famed for its amazing buffet) and the Kukulcan Plaza Shopping Centre hosts live entertainment between December 20th and December 21st each night at 6pm.
Day of the Innocents
28th December 2014
Day of the Innocents is Mexico's take on the UK's April Fool's Day. On this day, locals turn into jokers so don't believe everything you see, hear or read - especially in the local media!
New Year’s Eve
31st December 2014
On New Year’s Eve, almost every bar and club throughout Cancun is full of people ready to party. As well as the nightlife hot spots, the beaches, such as Playa Caracol and Punta Cancun, are also popular locations for parties and are where the firework displays are held. It’s traditional in Cancun to eat 12 grapes at midnight – one for every time the clock strikes.