Weather Averages for Cancun in July
Averages for Cancun in July
Although July falls within the wet season, when the resort experiences 11 rainy days, it’s still a popular time to visit Cancun, Mexico. During this month the weather is hot and humid, with an average temperature of 28°C, created by highs of up to 32°C and lows of 26°C. The average sea temperature is 29°C and there are 11 hours of sunshine each day, providing you with plenty of opportunity to enjoy some time at the beach during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
The Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in the middle of the month, when locals and tourists come together to offer flowers to the saint. There are plenty of traditional dances which are performed in the streets, as well as many local bands which play at various venues throughout the resort.
On July 16th, the Mayan New Year is celebrated. The ideal opportunity for couples and families to learn more about the culture, this event marks the beginnings of new hope and features theatrical performances, lectures, musical concerts and plenty of dressing up.
Mayan temple gate entrance, Mayan New Year July 16th.
Things to do
If the weather takes a turn for the worst, seek shelter at Plaza Isla. This large shopping mall is a fantastic place to grab a bargain and is full of shops selling clothes, jewellery, souvenirs, perfume, coffee and electronics. Peppered throughout the shops and boutiques you’ll find a number of cafes, restaurants and bars, providing the perfect locations in which to re-energise.
History buffs won’t want to miss the chance to visit El Rey Ruins. Known as the place where the past meets the present, this archaeology site provides details about each section in English and Spanish, catering for tourists and locals alike. In addition to the ruins, the site is also the home of plenty of fully-grown iguanas which are very friendly if you’ve brought them some food.
El Rey Ruins.
Hit the beach
One of the most popular beaches in Cancun, Playa Linda is a must-visit for water sport enthusiasts. At this white sandy beach you’ll find a top selection of amenities and services, including sun beds and parasol hire, bars, restaurants, changing rooms and toilets. The list of water sports is extensive and includes jet skiing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and boat hire.
For something a bit quieter, spend the day at Playa Ballenas. Situated on the eastern coast of the resort, this beach features soft white sand next to crystal clear waters with waves which are fun to play in. Although there aren’t many facilities available, the beach is a great place to try your hand at water sports such as parasailing and jet skiing.
Playa Ballenas, boats taking you out in the water ready for parasailing.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to modern European dining, it’s tough to beat Du Mexique. Popular amongst families and couples alike, this restaurant has very limited seating, making previous reservations advised. The chef is also the co-owner of the restaurant and highly recommends the foie gras soufflé, duck confit and chicken in red wine.
Seafood lovers won’t want to pass up the chance to dine at Pescaditos. Boasting the very best fish tacos in Cancun, this small restaurant serves a number of Mexican fish-based delicacies, such as fried white fish, shrimp salad, ceviche and crab tacos. Their homemade salsa comes highly recommended and works wonderfully with everything on the menu.
If you’re looking for a high-octane club in Cancun, stop by Coco Bongo Cancun. Known as the mecca of the resort’s nightlife, this club is popular with the younger crowd and features a team of talented acts who perform incredible shows on stage every 30 minutes. In between the performances, DJs play the best of the classic and latest dance tunes to keep the atmosphere going.
The Cabana Beach is one of the best beachside clubs in the resort and is open throughout the day until the early hours. Also popular with younger holidaymakers, this club hosts bikini and pool parties throughout the week which are always a hit. If you want the VIP treatment, you can reserve a table and order bottle service, otherwise you can order your drinks from the bar and enjoy the atmosphere on the dance floor.
Where to stay
Sol y Mar is perfect for couples and families who want to stay in Cancun on an all-inclusive basis. Just a short drive away from the Cancun International Airport, this complex offers several rooms and suites, almost all of them with sea views. As well as the all-inclusive option, the hotel offers plenty of other facilities, such as 24-hour reception, swimming pools, WiFi access, parking, massages and babysitting services.
Families looking for accommodation in Cancun should consider staying at Sea Adventure Resort & Water Park. This hotel is located in Puerto Juarez and features swimming pools, kids’ pools, children’s club, mini golf, games room, bars, restaurants and entertainment programme, ensuring something for everyone to enjoy.
Couples searching for somewhere to enjoy a romantic break should take a look at Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa. Boasting a beachfront location, this hotel provides guests with many luxury rooms and suites, almost all of which come with sea views. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pools, water sports, fitness classes, spa, kids’ clubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club is one of the most popular hotels in Cancun and is the ideal place for families and couples alike to enjoy a relaxing break. Here you’ll find a selection of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and executive suites, all of which come with lagoon or garden views. Onsite facilities are numerous and include swimming pools, water sports, entertainment programme, bars, restaurants, cafes and excursion booking.
When it comes to budget accommodation in Cancun, Ambiance Suites is a popular choice. Offering a home away from home atmosphere, this complex offers accommodation in the form of standard rooms, junior suites and master suites, all of which are spacious and comfortable. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the many amenities, including restaurant, complementary cocktail on arrival, parking, free WiFi access and free breakfast each morning.
View of one of Cancun's hotels. Sol y Mar has sea views from almost every room.