Weather Averages for Cancun in February
Averages for Cancun in February
The weather hardly changes between January and February in Cancun, Mexico when the average temperature is a pleasant 23°C. During this month, lows of 20°C are common, rising up to 28°C at the warmest part of the day. At this time of the year, the resort enjoys nine hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 26°C, making it a wonderful month to spend a day at the beach. With an average of 14 rainy days throughout the month, it’s likely you’ll experience some rain during your holiday.
Things to do
The Captain Hook Pirate Ship is one of the most popular attractions in the whole of Cancun and is a great place for a family to spend a day together. This excursion departs from the port at Cancun and sails along the Caribbean Sea, when you’ll be entertained by a realistic pirate show, complete with sea shanties, cannons and sword flights. The boat trip also includes an open bar and lobster dinner with seafood, chicken, steak, vegetables, salad, rice, baked potatoes and dessert.
Nature lovers won’t want to miss the chance to spend the day at Parque Kabah – a huge ecological park which stretches on for 39 hectares. Here you’ll find a small zoo with ducks, monkeys, crocodiles, roosters, turtles, rabbits, birds and even a talking parrot. In addition to the enclosures, the park is also home to a museum, children’s playground, walking trails, pond and regular workshops throughout the year.
Nature lovers wont want to miss Parque Kabah, Cancun.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the superb weather by spending the day at Playa Tortugas. Lined by a promenade full of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, this beach is popular amongst families who want to be close to plenty of services and facilities. Along the pale sandy beach you’ll find several sections of the sea which can get quite rough, as well as a number of shallow child-friendly spots, making it suitable for everyone to enjoy. The list of onsite amenities is comprehensive and covers sun beds and shade hire, water sports, showers and lifeguards.
Just a short walk away from the hotel zone, Playa Juventud is popular amongst the younger crowds who like to party. This pale sandy beach is quite small and features sun loungers, parasols and water sports, with a number of beachside bars and restaurants which regularly host lively parties.
Beach party at Playa Juventud, Cancun.
Where to eat & drink
The Surfin Burrito is one of the best places to go in Cancun for affordable Mexican cuisine. This open-air café is known for its DIY tacos and burritos which allow you to tailor the dish to your own taste, ensuring a pleasant meal for everyone. Behind the bar you’ll find a selection of drinks available, including cocktails, juices and smoothies made from fresh fruit.
Cancun boasts a number of healthy eating establishments, with Le Natura being one of the best. For breakfast you’ll find a variety of smoothies, juices, yoghurts, fruit salads, waffles, pancakes, omelettes and croissants available, followed by baguettes, burgers, quesadillas, fajitas, pastas, soups, enchiladas and tacos for lunch and dinner.
The Surfin Burrito, Mexican food in Cancun.
Families looking for a child-friendly bar should consider going to Rainforest Cafe. A mixture of restaurant, bar and shopping mall, this venue is a fantastic place to spend an evening shopping and dining. Members of staff dressed as the café’s tropical characters wander around the establishment, finding bored children to play with and entertain.
If you want to go to the best pubs and clubs in Cancun but don’t know where to begin, consider signing up with Cuncrawl. One of the most popular club-hopping companies in the resort, Cuncrawl promises you a night you’ll never forget with unlimited drinks, VIP entrances, reserved tables and bottle service in three of the best clubs and bars in the resort.
Where to stay
Hotel Tankah is ideal of couples and families looking for low-cost accommodation in Cancun, Mexico. This complex provides guests with a selection of one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes with air conditioning, private bathroom and telephone. There is a handful of amenities available onsite, such as free WiFi access and parking, with a great choice of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops in the local area.
When it comes to luxury accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than Hyatt Regency Cancun. Boasting a seafront location, this hotel offers a number of standard rooms and suites, many of which come with ocean views. The list of onsite facilities is extensive and includes fitness centre, spa, swimming pools, restaurant and bars.
Holidaymakers looking for somewhere to stay during a golfing holiday in Cancun should consider staying at Casa Maya Cancun. Just a short drive away from Pok Ta Pok Golf Course, nightclubs, shopping centres and restaurants, this hotel provides accommodation for guests of all budgets, with studio apartments and several suites. There are plenty of onsite amenities to enjoy, including sports facilities, beach club, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, entertainment programme and kids’ club.
The Royal Cancun is one of the most popular hotels in the resort and is always a hit amongst couples looking for a romantic retreat. Here guests can choose from a number of suites which come with sea views, LCD TV and in-suite Jacuzzis. There is a wealth of facilities available, such as spa, boutiques, car rental, bars, restaurants and swimming pools.
Families and couples searching for all-inclusive accommodation in Cancun, Mexico should take a look at Club Med Cancun Yucatan. This complex offers a selection of classic rooms, deluxe units and suites to choose from, ensuring something for all tastes, group sizes and budgets. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous amenities which include kids’ clubs, water sports and other sporting activities, bars, restaurants, excursion booking and swimming pools.
A selection of classic rooms with all of the trimmings, Club Med Cancun Yucutan.
February events in Cancun
Día de la Candelaria
2nd February 2015
Celebrated on the same day as Groundhog Day in the US, Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas Day) is a low-key religious holiday honoured at home with family.
5th February 2015
The whole of Mexico, Cancun included, celebrates the signing of their constitution in 1917 with Constitution Day. This important constitution set a model for social rights which was later mirrored by international governments across the globe. Although there aren't any real events of activities celebrated in honour of this day, you'll find many banks, supermarkets and government buildings to be closed.
Día de San Valentín
14th February 2015
Día de San Valentín (Valentine's Day) is celebrated throughout Cancun, much in the same way as it is anywhere else in the world. On this day, many nightclubs, bars, restaurants and hotels throw romantic-themed parties, often with a red and white dress code.
Día de la Bandera de Mexico
24th February 2015
The Día de la Bandera de Mexico (National Flag Day) is celebrated with a number of colourful celebrations. During this event, locals decorate the front of their houses and the streets in white, green and red – the colours of the Mexican flag. You’ll also find plenty of street vendors throughout the resort selling miniature versions of the flag to tourists and patriotic locals.