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Cancun Weather in December, Mexico


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Cancun Averages December

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    8 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    7 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    87 mm
  • What is Chance of Windy Day?
    Taking historical wind data for a month at a certain threshold wind speed. Take the number of days the wind was above this threshold, and divide that by the days in the month to determine the chance of a windy day

    Chance of Windy Day

    8 %
  • What is Chance of Cloudy Day?
    This is based on the sunshine hours per day minus the daylight hours, if the sunshine hours are less than half of the daylight hours, it is labeled a cloudy day

    Chance of Cloudy Day

    14 %

Cancun Daily Averages December

December, 2024

1 Avg 23º 73º
2 Avg 23º 73º
3 Avg 23º 73º
4 Avg 25º 77º
5 Avg 24º 75º
6 Avg 24º 75º
7 Avg 25º 77º
8 Avg 22º 72º
9 Avg 22º 72º
10 Avg 23º 73º
11 Avg 24º 75º
12 Avg 24º 75º
13 Avg 24º 75º
14 Avg 23º 73º
15 Avg 23º 73º
16 Avg 23º 73º
17 Avg 24º 75º
18 Avg 24º 75º
19 Avg 25º 77º
20 Avg 25º 77º
21 Avg 25º 77º
22 Avg 25º 77º
23 Avg 25º 77º
24 Avg 24º 75º
25 Avg 24º 75º
26 Avg 25º 77º
27 Avg 25º 77º
28 Avg 25º 77º
29 Avg 25º 77º
30 Avg 25º 77º
31 Avg 25º 77º
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What's the Weather Like in Cancun in December?

December is a lovely time to visit tropical Cancun, Mexico.  The resort experiences eight hours of sunshine a day - far higher than experienced in winter in other destinations. This is matched by a glorious sea temperature of 27°C which makes for some very pleasant days on the beach.

What's The Weather In Cancun Like at Christmas?

The warm weather and sea temperatures mean Christmas is a very popular time to visit Cancun and prices will be higher. There is not much chance of a white Christmas here, but the sunshine should make up for it! 

On Christmas Day in 2019 the average temperature for the day was 22°C and the previous year it was 25°C but both years were sunny and would have risen to around 28°C at the warmest part of the afternoon.

How Hot Is Cancun In December?

High temperatures are reduced to their annual lowest for Cancun at 28°C. And daytime averages are much more bearable at this time of year, around 24°C. Low temperatures dip as far as 21°C which will still feel lovely and mild, But this makes the weather less humid and sticky than other months in this resort.

Is It Rainy In Cancun In December?

With just 87mm of rain across seven days, you're unlikely to encounter any rain on your trip.

Hotels for Cancun in December

Cancun Bay Resort

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.

Presidente Cancun Resort

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.

Oasis Sens

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

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.

Barcelo Costa Cancun

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.

Beaches for Cancun for December

Playa Chac Mool

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.

Playa Las Perlas

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.

Restaurants and Bars for Cancun in December

Thai Lounge

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.

La Almeja Borracha Marisqueria & Bar

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.

La Capilla Argentina

Another quality restaurant you should visit is La Capilla Argentina. Located conveniently in downtown Cancun, this eatery brings the best of Latin cuisine to the table, serving mouth-watering steaks and seafood. The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine cellar which stocks the finest red wines from Argentina. 

Champions Sports 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.

Roots Jazz Club

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.

Things to Do in Cancun in December

TPC Cancun at Cancun Country Club

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.

Dubai Palace Casino

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.

Cancun Events December


25 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas Day 🛐

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.


28 Dec 2024
28 Dec 2024

Day of the Innocents 🗓

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!

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