Cancun Weather June Averages, Mexico
What's the Weather like in Cancun in June
June marks the beginning of the hurricane season for Cancun, Mexico. Although hurricanes are most likely to hit between August and November so June is considered to be a safe time to visit. To put you at rest even more, know that Cancun has only ever been hit by two hurricanes Gilbert on September 15th 1988 and Wilma on October 21st 2005.
At this time of year, the average temperature for the resort is 28°C/82°F, with average highs of 33°C/91°F during the heat of the day and average lows of 25°C/77°F in the coolest part of the night. Daily averages fluctuate between 28°C/82°F and 29°C/84°F throughout the month, with the last few days remaining a consistently hot 29°C/84°C. This makes the final week of June the hottest time to visit Cancun. During this month, temperatures will rarely drop below 27°C/80°C and more than half the days of the month will see temperatures over 32°C/90°F in other words, it is very hot!
In recent times, the hottest June temperature Cancun has ever experienced is 33°C/91°F, whilst the coldest June temperature the resort has ever experienced in 7°C/45°F. If you're not a fan of high temperatures and would rather visit Cancun when it's a bit cooler, think about planning your holiday for January or December instead these are usually the coolest months of the year for the resort.
Cancun receives a lot of its annual rainfall in June, although not as much as in September, which is the wettest month for the resort. But don't let that put you off your holiday. Although the rainfall is very heavy, it falls in short bursts and usually clears up just as soon as it arrives.
At this time of year, the likelihood of rainfall occurring stays fairly constant throughout the month, starting off at 24% on June 1st and peaking at 27% on June 11th before dropping down to 25% by June 30th. During this month, Cancun is subject to an average of 109mm/4.3 inches of rainfall which is divided across 8 wet days. The most common type of precipitation to fall in June is light rain (which occurs on 41% of days with rainfall) this is followed by moderate rain (40%) and thunderstorms (11%).
Throughout June, Cancun enjoys an average of 10 hours of sunshine every day, along with median cloud coverage which stays fairly constant throughout the month. Cloud coverage begins at 68% on June 1st, rises up to 70% by June 15th and returns back to 68% by June 30th. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 20% of the time, partly cloudy 28% and mostly cloudy/overcast 44%.
Average Sea Temperature
Year round, the sea is always warm enough for swimming in Cancun and June is no exception. During this month, the average sea temperature for the waters around the resort is 28°C/82°F.
Humidity is intense throughout the year in Cancun, even more so in June when rainfall and temperatures are both high. The relative humidity for the resort during this month ranges between 62% (mildly humid) and 96% (very humid), rarely falling below 52% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
Over the course of an average June, typical wind speeds in Cancun vary between 0 m/s (calm) and 7 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely going above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around June 1st, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s (moderate breeze). On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s happens around June 30th, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s.
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Hotels for Cancun in June
The Royal Caribbean
For self-catering accommodation in Cancun, consider the Royal Caribbean. Located on the main hotel strip just steps away from a plethora of bars, restaurants, clubs and shops, this hotel is also situated directly on the beach, with exclusive sun loungers available for guests to use. The huge resort provides accommodation in the form of ocean-view suites and villas, the latter of which offer kitchenettes with microwave, fridge, coffeemaker, crockery, utensils and cookware.
These units also feature free WiFi access, TV with DVD player, air conditioning, dining-living room, two bedrooms and two full bathrooms with tub and shower. Onsite dining options include eight restaurants which serve everything from Mexican and Italian cuisines to fresh pastries and fast food, plus the Captain's Cove seafood restaurant and Pancho & Willy's Bar which are just a short walk away. Within the hotel there's also a large swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, water sports at the nearby beach, tennis courts, yoga classes, gym with trainer, mini spa and mini market.
Mallorca Hotel & Suites
Families and couples searching for a boutique hotel should consider staying at Mallorca Hotel & Suites. Situated in the heart of Downtown Cancun in Las Palpas Park, this hotel boasts traditional colonial architecture, complete with orange-washed walls, dark wooden window frames and stone-covered interior walls to create an intimate and comfortable feel that you don't get at many chain hotels. Here guests can choose between nine double rooms and three suites, each of which includes internet access, 32" flat-screen TV with cable, small kitchenette, air conditioning and private bathroom. Suites boast a king size bed, as well as a spacious living and dining room. Although the Hotel Zone, its beaches and nightlife are 2km away, you'll find the bus station just a five-minute walk away, plus some local and international bars and restaurants within the streets surrounding the hotel.
Gran Caribe Real
Gran Caribe Real is perfect for those who want some luxury during their holiday. Nestled into the resort's Hotel Zone directly on the beach, this all-inclusive resort provides non-stop activities and entertainment whatever you're into. For the kids there's a mini club, crazy golf, pirate splash park with water slide, outdoor movie nights and live entertainment. For the adults, there's a spa with treatments and massages, beachfront fitness classes and sports games, fitness centre with cardio and weight equipment, hotel-organised resort tours, shopping boutiques, daily and nightly entertainment, plus water sports organised at the beach just steps away.
Onsite dining options include six international buffet and a la carte restaurants, five bars and two 24-hour lounges where you can grab food, drinks and enjoy a game of pool. Guests can choose between grand master, junior, family and presidential suites, many of which have sea views and some of which even have their own private cabana on the beach.
Hotel RIU Cancun
Hotel RIU Cancun is another top pick when it comes to all-inclusive hotels. This five-star complex is set in the centre of Cancun's Hotel Zone on the beach and runs a 24-hour all-inclusive programme, which includes five international restaurants ranging from Italian cuisine to Asian cuisine, plus one nightclub and four bars, including one poolside and one sports bar which is open 24/7. Guests can relax by the three freshwater swimming pools, swim in the 290m2 infinity pool with fantastic sea views, relax in the Jacuzzi or workout at the onsite gym all for free. Other activities covered by the all-inclusive programme are catamaran hire, canoe hire, snorkel equipment hire, one in-pool scuba diving lesson, daily entertainment, live music and evening shows. The Renova Spa provides spa therapies, beauty treatments, massages and hairdressing for an additional charge. Free WiFi access is provided throughout most of the public areas of the hotel. Accommodation comes in the form of 569 double rooms, junior suites and complete suites all of which were renovated in 2014. Each unit includes paid WiFi access, air conditioning, satellite TV, liquor dispenser and balcony or terrace, most of which come with sea views. Junior suites include a separate lounge with sofa bed, whilst complete suites also boast a hydromassage bath and spacious terrace.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Couples and families searching for budget accommodation in Cancun should think about staying at La Quinta Inn & Suites. Situated in the heart of Downtown Cancun, just a short distance away from the Hotel Zone, this hotel has been awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and offers basic double rooms. Each guestroom includes free WiFi access, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and cable TV, with the possibility to have a whirlpool tub upon request. All guests enjoy a free traditional breakfast of seasonal fruit, cereals, juices, bread, eggs and Mexican dishes every morning. Other services and amenities include free shuttle bus within a 3-mile radius of the hotel, free local calls, free parking, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and Bright Side market. There are three bars and restaurants VIPS, Sanborns and La Cantinita just 0.5 miles away, plus the Las Americas Shopping Centre situated only 1 mile away.
Beaches for June for Cancun
Playa Punta Nizuc
If you're looking for somewhere in Cancun to snorkel, it's got to be Playa Punta Nizuc. Located on the southern tip of Isla Cancun, close to Club Med, this beach is home to an offshore reef which boasts an abdunance of marine life. If you want to get a closer look, you can sign up for a diving excursion and dive the 30m to the bottom. Divers have reported seeing barracuda, sergeant majors, manta rays, grupers and giant lobster, so it's definitely worth doing.
The statue from MUSA underwater museum is another readon Punta Nizuc is such a popular diving spot. Called "the Gardener of Hope", this artistic attraction was created by Jason deCaires Taylor and shows a young girl lying in a bed of coral. Thanks to the shallow water and gentle currents, the sea is suitable for adults and children of all levels to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. Unfortunately there are no amenities onsite, so you'll have to bring your own food, drinks and shade.
San Miguelito Beach
For those who can't decide between a day at the beach or visiting archaeological ruins, San Miguelito Beach offers the best of both worlds. Since this beach is located outside the Hotel Zone, it's a lot quieter than many of the others in Cancun and offers secluded golden sand and peaceful waters calm enough for swimming and snorkelling. Beach facilities are limited to sun loungers, shades, showers and a few snack bars which serve typical Mexican food and cold drinks.
The San Miguelito Archaeological site is what attracts most people to this beach, set just a few steps away behind the newest Mayan Museum. This site boasts 1,000m2 of jungle with winding paths which lead to an assortment of ancient structures. The Mayans were believed to have inhabited the site more than 800 years ago and there are over 40 structures found within, only five of which are open to the public.
Restaurants and Bars for Cancun in June
Couples and families in the mood for modern European cuisine should consider dining at Peter's Restaurante. Here you'll find a vast selection of traditional European dishes, each of which includes a modern twist and is presented in a unique way. Boasting the reputation as being the eatery where feelings and flavours meet, Peter's Restaurante also features an extensive wine menu with options from Mexico and around the world.
Fred's House and Seafood Market
Seafood lovers won't want to miss the chance to spend an evening at Fred's House and Seafood Market. This eatery offers a seasonal menu which changes regularly, guaranteeing you a fresh and locally-sourced meal every time. You'll find plenty of dishes to choose from, such as sharing platters, tacos, salads, soups, carpaccios and grilled fish, as well as the ever-popular catch of the day. In order to suit everyone, there is also a small selection of steaks.
When it comes to evening entertainment, Cuatro Elementos is the place to go. Boasting some of the resort's best talent, including solo artists, bands, comedians, musicians and singers, this bar also offers a varied selection of drinks available for low-cost prices. Shows take place Thursday to Sunday every night at 9pm and Xbalamque Resort guests benefit from a 10% discount off their bill.
Found on the top floor of the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Club 91 is one of the best nightclubs in Cancun. This popular night spot is made up of three floors and offers a five-star experience. There is free food available throughout the club, as well as a number of Jacuzzis, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for an opulent, relaxing night out. Lively entertainment is provided in the form of gogo dancers and fire-eaters.
Things to Do in Cancun in June
If you want to snap some incredible photos during your stay, make sure you visit the Scenic Tower in Xcaret. This 80m-tall tower features an enclosed observation deck which takes visitors from the bottom to the top where you can enjoy unparalelled views of the whole resort. Within the observation deck, there's a multi-lingual tape playing which tells you about everything you can see as you slowly rotate. Some of the things you'll see from the top include the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Gran Tlacho Theatre and St Francis of Assisi Chapel.
When it comes to retail therapy, Avenida Kukulkan is one of the best places to go in Cancun. This shopping district boasts loads of souvenir kiosks, designer boutiques and other shops which sell everything from artwork and handicrafts to clothes and local produce. As well as the shops, you'll also find plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars in this area. Although it's not typically Mexican - Avenida Kukulkan is highly commercial and Americanised - this area is still a great place to explore.