Cancun Weather January Averages, Mexico

    • Temperature Temperature 23°C 73°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 28°C 82°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 21°C 70°F
    • Day Temperature Day Temperature 25.1°C 77°F
    • Night Temperature Night Temperature 22°C 72°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 43 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 7 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F
    • Chance of Cloudy Day 13 %
    • Chance of Windy Day 11 %

    Cancun Weather for January 2023

    What's The Weather Like in Cancun in January?

    January is the coolest time of the year to visit CancunMexico, although this is not saying much in comparison to the winter weather experienced elsewhere in the world!

    The weather is hot and sunny but not as stifling as in peak summer.

    With an average of eight hours of sunshine each day, these conditions make it a popular month to spend on the beach 

    However, be warned, this will be peak tourist time with higher prices and larger crowds.

    How Hot Is Cancun In January?

    The resort has a lovely average temperature of 23°C, with highs of up to 28°C and lows of a mild 21°C. This is perfect weather for getting out and about and more importantly, packing light layers, but it has the added positive of avoiding the even hotter temperatures found later in the year.

    How Warm Is The Sea In Cancun In January?

    The average sea temperature is also very warm at 27°C, which is normal across the year in this tropical country.

    Is Cancun Humid In January?

    The average humidity is very high throughout January, at 81%.

    But with just 43mm of rainfall, this is one of the driest months of the year.

    Still, with around seven rainy days, you might experience a light shower or two during your holiday. To be absolutely sure, check the up-to-date forecast before you visit. 

    Hotels for Cancun in January

    Suites Costa Blanca

    Couples and families searching for budget accommodation in Cancun, Mexico should consider staying at Suites Costa Blanca.

    Found in the center of the hotel zone, this complex is made up of 21 air-conditioned rooms.

    There are plenty of onsite amenities for guests to enjoy, including currency exchange, maid service, parking, gift shop, and sun deck, with a variety of shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants in the immediate area.

    Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort

    If you're looking for a little bit of luxury during your holiday, take a look at Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort.

    Also located in the heart of the hotel zone, this complex offers a selection of rooms and suites, many of which come with fantastic views.

    The list of onsite facilities is comprehensive and covers spa, sports facilities, fitness center, swimming pool, WiFi access, bars, restaurants, and kids' club.

    Courtyard Cancun

    Only a short distance away from Pok Ta Pok Golf Course and 

    Cancun International AirportCourtyard Cancun is perfect for golfers who don't want to venture far from the course during their holiday.

    This hotel features a wide variety of rooms and suites, as well as a wealth of facilities, such as free WiFi access, a restaurant, gym, babysitting services, a swimming pool, and a whirlpool.

    Nizuc Resort & Spa

    Nizuc Resort & Spa is ideal for couples who want to enjoy a romantic spa break in Cancun, Mexico.

    This complex offers a selection of spacious suites and villas, each of which is equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your holiday.

    Onsite facilities are numerous and include a spa, swimming pools, restaurants, 24-hour concierge, and kids' club, with the Moon Palace Golf Course  and several boutiques in the area.

    Live Aqua Cancun

    When it comes to all-inclusive accommodation, it doesn't get much better than 

    Live Aqua Cancun. This four-star beachfront complex features accommodation in the form of rooms and suites, each of which comes with a minibar, air conditioning, and free WiFi access.

    There are plenty of facilities for guests to enjoy, such as numerous bars and restaurants, swimming pools, spa, fitness center, gift shop, and beauty salon.

    Beaches for January for Cancun

    Forum Beach

    Even though it's the coldest month of the year, January is still a fantastic time to hit the beach. Forum Beach is located in the center of Cancun, close to a world of restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and shops, providing plenty of options when it comes to lunch.

    There are plenty of facilities and services available for visitors, including parasols, sunbeds, restaurants, bars, showers, lifeguards, and a children's play area.

    Playa Ballenas

    Playa Ballenas is found on the eastern coast of the resort close to several bus stops, making it easily accessible.

    Here you'll find soft white sands alongside clean blue waters with small waves which are fun to splash about in.

    Although the amenities are very limited, the beach is a fantastic place to try out water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.

    Restaurants and Bars for Cancun in

    Blue Gecko Cantina

    When it comes to traditional Mexican food, Blue Gecko Cantina is the place to go.

    One of the many open-air casual restaurants in the resort, this small eatery serves a wide variety of fajitas, tacos, salads, enchiladas, and burritos available in fish, meat, and vegetarian options. In addition to the food, Blue Gecko Cantina also serves a selection of cocktails made onsite with fresh fruit.


    If you find yourself craving a curry whilst on holiday in Cancun, Mexico, stop by Elephanta. Here diners can choose from a number of authentic Indian starters, followed by a selection of traditional curry-based main courses served alongside rice, naan bread, and vegetables.

    If you've left room for dessert, there are several options available, such as ice cream, gulab jamun, carrot halva, and kulfi.

    Hard Rock Cafe Cancun

    Hard Rock Café Cancun is the perfect place for families to spend a night out together.

    Decorated with interesting rock 'n' roll memorabilia, this bar is open from 11 am until 2 am and serves a vast array of food and drinks throughout the day. Children are well catered for at this establishment with a large play zone watched over by qualified and experienced childminders.


    Sports fans who want to keep track of their team should head to Sidelines, where you'll find two giant flat-screen TVs and plenty of other TVs capable of showing a number of different matches at any one time.

    Sidelines are only open to guests aged 18+ and also offer karaoke nights, pool tables, and a wealth of sports memorabilia to admire.

    Things to Do in Cancun in January

    Interactive Aquarium

    If the weather takes a turn for the worst, seek shelter at the Interactive Aquarium.

    The ideal place for families to spend the day, this attraction features a number of large tanks and enclosures full of interesting species such as moray eels, jellyfish, piranhas, and seahorses, some of which you can touch.

    In addition to the animal displays, the aquarium also gives you the chance to swim with sharks, dolphins, and sea lions.

    Exotic Rides Mexico

    Car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers won't want to miss the chance to drive a luxury car with Exotic Rides Mexico.

    This group owns a number of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes Benz, Audis, Camaro, Corvettes, and Lotus Elises, which you can drive as part of a track day program, road tour, hot lap, or drifting trip.

    Not just an attraction for car lovers, Exotic Rides Mexico also organizes go-kart races and speedboat jungle tours.

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