Weather Averages for Cancun in September
Averages for Cancun in September
September is the wettest time of the year to visit Cancun, Mexico, when the resort experiences 229mm of rainfall over 20 days, almost guaranteeing you a few storms as part of your holiday. During this month, the weather is hot and humid, with an average temperature of 28°C, created by highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. The resort enjoys around nine hours of sunshine each day, alongside an average sea temperature of 29°C.
Cancun, aerial view.
Things to do
If you want to attend mass whilst on holiday in Cancun, stop by Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. Only a short drive away from the centre of the resort, this open-air church features a beautiful altar below one painting of Jesus and one of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There is an English confession on Sunday from 8am until 9am, followed by an English mass at 9am. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, visit the locals outside the church who regularly sell a number of homemade Mexican dishes.
If you do experience some wet weather, seek shelter from the rain at the Mayan Museum. An interesting day out for adults and children alike, this attraction is full of displays and exhibits showcasing authentic artefacts, along with detailed descriptions in both English and Spanish. Outside the building you’ll find a genuine village excavation next to s small pyramid – a fascinating site to explore. Flash-free photography is allowed throughout the entire site, so make sure you pack your camera.
Hit the beach
Water sport enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to spend the day at Playa Caracol. This beach gets very busy during the peak season, but if you carry on walking westward, you should come to a quieter section where you’ll have plenty of room to relax. Here you’ll find fine golden sand alongside clean and calm waters which are ideal for swimming, snorkelling or trying your hand at the numerous aquatic activities on offer. In addition to the water sports, this beach offers plenty of other amenities, including lifeguards, bars, restaurants, sun loungers and parasols.
Many of the locals choose to soak up the sun at Playa Langosta – one of the most picturesque bays in the area. Here you can take it easy of the soft sand or enjoy a swim or snorkel in the gentle, shallow waters. Onsite facilities are numerous and cover buffet restaurants, sun loungers and shades, water sports and lifeguards.
Playa Langosta offers sunloungers and shades in picturesque scenery.
Where to eat & drink
Families and couples who want to enjoy ocean views whilst they dine should visit La Palapa Belga. Established since 1995, this open-air eatery is found on the seafront and offers a number of traditional European dishes, each of which incorporates a modern twist. As well as a varied starter and main course menu, you’ll also find a comprehensive dessert list, with puddings such as Key lime pie, chocolate mousse and sweet crepes.
Boasting some of the very best steaks in Cancun, Harry’s Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar is a carnivore’s dream. Situated in the heart of the hotel zone, this restaurant serves dry aged steaks and premium seafood, ensuring something to suit everyone. Foodies will be very impressed with their wise selection of wines available, with at least one bottle to accompany every dish.
When it comes to buzzing nightclubs in Cancun, it doesn’t get much better than Sweet. A must-visit for avid clubbers, this nightclub features a rotating dance floor which really makes it stand out from the crowd. Saturday nights are the most popular time to visit, when women can enjoy all the free drinks they want.
One of the very few clubs in Cancun which doesn’t charge an entrance fee, Slices provides an affordable alternative to the larger nightclubs. The resident DJs play a mix of the very latest dance tunes and classic 80’s and 90’s songs which always get the crowds going. Visitors can choose to hit the dance floor or take advantage of the people watching opportunities on the open-air terrace.
Harry's Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar, Cancun.
Where to stay
Families and couples searching for all-inclusive accommodation should consider staying at Jack Tar Village. Just a stone’s throw away from the beach, shopping districts, restaurants and bars, this hotel offers a selection of rooms, ensuring something for everyone to enjoy. The all-inclusive option allows guests to enjoy unlimited drinks, snacks and food at the onsite establishment, as well as access to the entertainment programme, water sports, fitness activities and swimming pools.
When it comes to family-friendly accommodation in Cancun, it doesn’t get much better than Flamingo Cancun Resort, where you’ll find standard rooms, deluxe suites and junior suites to choose from. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pools, kids’ pools, playground, kids’ club, restaurants and bars.
If a spa break sounds just like your thing, take a look at Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa. Located between Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, this complex offers accommodation in the form of deluxe rooms, club rooms and golden rooms, many of which come with ocean views. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, entertainment programme and swimming pools, as well as the spa which includes beauty treatment and massage services.
Another popular choice for spa hotels in Cancun, Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun Hotel is a wonderful place to spend your holiday. This beachside complex provides a variety of villas and suites, almost all of which come with fantastic views. Here you’ll find a wealth of amenities to enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, kids’ clubs, playground, swimming pools and water sports, as well as spa with sauna, Jacuzzis and massage services.
Park Royal Cancun is the ideal place for couples and families looking for beachside accommodation during their holiday in Cancun. Here guests can choose from standard rooms and suites, each of which comes with garden or lagoon views. Onsite amenities are numerous and cover bars, restaurants, swimming pools, entertainment programme and water sports.
Aerial view of some of Cancun's hotels on the beach.
September events in Cancun
Monday Night Football Tailgate Party
29th September 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.
Latin American Food Show
12th September 2014 to 14th September 2014
The Latin American Food Show is held in the middle of the month at the Cancunmesse Exhibition Center and provides visitors with the opportunity to sample all sorts of Mexican food. The country's top chefs head to Cancun for this event, alongside various culinary companies which set up product stands and workshop demonstrations. In addition to the ample supply of Mexican food on offer, the Latin American Food Show will also showcase international food, coffee, chocolate, green and organic products, meat and cold meats, seafood, drinks, sweets, cheese and dairy, and technology and service.
Grito de la Independencia
15th September 2014
Grito de la Independencia (Independence Cry) is celebrated throughout Cancun each September, in honour of Mexico gaining its independence in 1810. Many events, such as patriotic performances, take place in downtown Cancun on the evening of this date.
Mexican Armada Parade
16th September 2014
The Mexican Armada Parade is held every September in honour of Mexico's Independence Day. This historic parade is comprised of numerous accurate re-enactments, culminating with an impressive military parade through central Cancun.