Cancun Weather October Averages, Mexico
- Temperature 27°C 81°F
- High Temperature 31°C 88°F
- Low Temperature 24°C 75°F
- Day Temperature 28°C 82°F
- Night Temperature 25.3°C 78°F
- Sunshine Hours 8 hours
- Rainfall 177 mm
- Rainfall Days 11 days
- Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F
- Chance of Cloudy Day 28 %
- Chance of Windy Day 6 %
What's The Weather Like In Cancun in October?
October is one of the best times to get a great holiday deal in Cancun, Mexico . Although it's officially 'rainy season' you'll still get long periods of hot, fine weather with Cancun boating an average of eight hours of daily sunshine.
How Warm Is The Sea In Cancun In October?
The sea is very pleasant for swimming in at this time of year when the average sea temperature is an enjoyable 29°C.
When Is Hurricane Season In Cancun?
October coincides with the hurricane season, but the chances of a major hurricane affecting Cancun is very small.
How Hot Is Cancun In October?
How Much Does IT Rain In Cancun In October?
During October in Cancun, the resort is subject to an average of 177mm of rainfall, which is spread out over 11 wet days. This makes October the second wettest month of the year.
Is Cancun Windy In October?
In a typical October in Cancun, regular wind speeds range between calm to moderate breezes, rarely exceeding a fresh or strong breeze.
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Hotels for Cancun in October
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is one of the most popular all-inclusive spa resorts in Cancun. Located just steps away from a huge beach, this luxury resort boasts a world-class spa with massages, water therapies, facials and body scrubs.
These spa treatments take place in the 39 treatment rooms and the three couples' massage rooms with golf course and lake views, plus the two master spa suites. If you take out a spa package when you book your stay, you'll be treated to complimentary use of the hydrotherapy facilities on the day you arrive.
Another highlight of the resort is the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and accompanying golf academy. Other popular facilities and services include the flow rider surfing pool, two lagoon-style swimming pools, state-of-the-art gym, kids' club with play area and activities organised for children of all ages.
There are seven categories of suite, ranging from deluxe resort view rooms (the cheapest) up to family connection luxury suite (the most expensive). All suites are decorated in a stylish, sophisticated way, with panoramic views from the balcony, double whirlpool bath tub, smart TV and luxury amenities. The all-inclusive package includes food at 15 international restaurants specialising in everything from vegetarian food and Asian cuisine to Brazilian dishes and Mexican specialities, and drinks at 12 bars across the resort.
Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa
Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa is a great choice for adults looking for a quiet break in the sun. This adults-only resort is situated on a secluded sandbar tucked in between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon, making it much quieter and calmer than the other hotels you'll find in the main Hotel Zone.
At this five-star resort you can choose between five categories of rooms, most of which have ocean or lagoon views. All rooms are appointed with cool coastal décor and offer cable TV, 24-hour room service, one king or two double beds and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Guests can dine at six international onsite restaurants or chill out whilst enjoying a drink at one of the four bars.
To keep you entertained, there is a lagoon-style swimming pool and solarium just a stone's throw away from the beach, non-motorised water sports, volley ball, water polo, tennis court and fitness centre with sauna and steam room. If you'd prefer something more relaxing, head to the ocean-front spa where you can enjoy massages, body wraps, facials, hydrotherapy treatments and beauty salon services.
Flamingo Cancun Resort
For something more affordable, check out Flamingo Cancun Resort. Situated in the centre of the Hotel Zone, just 20 minutes away from Downtown Cancun and the Cancun International Airport, this hotel is ideally located for partying.
Accommodation comes in the form of 260 fully air-conditioned rooms, all brightly decorated in orange hues. Standard rooms, junior suites and deluxe suites are available, each of which includes an ocean or lagoon view from the balcony and satellite TV. The junior suite is similar to the standard room, except the bed is more elaborately decorated. Deluxe rooms are the largest type of room and also include free WiFi access, access to the hospitality room on the executive floor and iron with ironing board.
Dining options include La Fuente Restaurant and Albatross Restaurant Bar which serve international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Palenque Lobby Bar where you can sip cocktails whilst listening to music and the poolside Las Palmas Bar which serves American and Mexican snacks.
There is also an oceanfront swimming pool and sun deck with loungers and hot tub, gym with cardio and weight training equipment and children's play area onsite.
Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun Hotel
Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun Hotel is another great pick for travellers who want to be in the midst of it all. This complex is well-situated in the Hotel Zone, just a short walk away from the main shopping malls, restaurants and bars of the resort. Popular tourist sites, such as Chichen Itza and Tulum are also just a couple of hours' drive away. The décor of the public areas and rooms at this hotel is Mexican-inspired, with warm colours and dark woods running throughout.
Accommodation comes in the form of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, divided between deluxe, junior suite and master suite categories. Each guestroom boasts a private balcony with beach views, air conditioning, cable TV, microwave, coffeemaker, mini fridge and dining table although there is no stove or grill.
If you don't want to eat in your room, head to La Palapa beachside restaurant which serves Caribbean and international dishes, or the Lobby Bar where you can enjoy a drink alongside Mexican snacks and light bites.
For children, there's the Fiesta Kids' Club with a detailed activity programme, beach games, supervised swimming pool and loads of games. Whilst the kids are having fun, parents can retire to the spa which boasts a huge treatment menu of hairdressing, waxing, hands and feet treatments, tattoos, massages, facials, exfoliations, body wraps and hydrotherapy.
Park Royal Cancun
Families looking for child-friendly accommodation in Cancun highly rate Park Royal Cancun. This beachside hotel features 288 luxury guest rooms decorated in serene blues, turquoises and greens to reflect the Caribbean Sea which you can see from all the balconies. Each guestroom offers two double beds, air conditioning, full bathroom with shower and tub, cable TV and coffeemaker upon request. For a more luxurious experience, the huge Ambassador Suite and the even larger Presidential Suite are also available to book.
The all-inclusive programme includes unlimited food and drinks at La Veranda (international buffet) and El Mirador (a la carte Italian) restaurants, three bars, one of which is swim-up, and two open-air snack bars.
The programme also covers an activity programme with beach and pool volleyball, bingo, live entertainment, pool DJ and games coordinator, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and other non-motorised water sports at the nearby beach. Other services and facilities include swimming pools, children's play park, gym, free WiFi access and free parking.
Beaches for October for Cancun
Make the most of the hot Caribbean sunshine by spending a day at Playa Delfines. Located on the eastern coast of Cancun, this white sandy beach is popular with surfers and body boarders who use the large waves to their advantage. However, the typically breezy conditions, riptides and sometimes rough currents can make swimming dangerous, so be cautious if you decide to go swimming.
Here you'll find all the usual services and facilities sun loungers and parasols available to hire, public toilets and showers but there aren't any bars or restaurants, which makes this beach a lot quieter than others in the area. Playa Delfines also stands out from the others since it's one of the very few to offer free public parking, it has a beautiful 'Cancun' sign at the front and there are some Mayan ruins nearby.
Playa Gaviota Azul
Families with little ones will love Playa Gaviota Azul. Located on the northern side of the resort, this beach features bright, clean sand but that's not its major appeal. The crystal-clear waters allow for beautiful swimming, whilst non swimmers can enjoy the bars and restaurants which line the sand. You'll find various water sports on offer here, too such as kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling as well as sun loungers and shades available to hire, plus life guards.
Restaurants and Bars for Cancun in October
Wazaaabi is one of the best places to go in Cancun for authentic Japanese sushi. Open every day from 1.30pm, this restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes, covering Asian specialities such as maki, sashimi, sushi, domburi and California rolls. If you're dining with someone who prefers their fish cooked, Wazaaabi also serves a selection of noodle, teppanyaki and tempura dishes.
Super Carnes Jr del Norte
Carnivores seeking out the best steak in Cancun should take a trip to Super Carnes Jr del Norte. This restaurant boasts a huge number of quality cuts, including cowboy, New York strip, T bone, sirloin, national rib eye and kobe rib eye, each of which is served with a delicious homemade sauce. There is also a number of family platters available with enough meat, sides and salads to serve a small group.
If you're in the mood for some karaoke, head to Captain's Cove. This popular bar hosts karaoke sessions every night after sunset, when visitors aged 18+ can choose from more than 8,000 songs, with everything from the 1950s through until today.
Dos Equis XX Bar and Terrace
Dos Equis XX Bar and Terrace offers some of the best music, entertainment and service in the whole of Cancun. Decorated in a Caribbean style, this bar features live acts in the form of DJs, MCs, bands, dancers and solo artists, with a selection of electronic, hip hop, disco and rock music played in between.
Things to Do in Cancun in October
Riviera Cancun Golf Club
If you're visiting Cancun as part of a golfing holiday, make time for a round at Riviera Cancun Golf Club. Set in the heart of an eco reserve, this golf course was designed in 2008 by Jack Nicklaus who created it to merge with the natural contours of the terrain, with strategically-placed bunkers, well-maintained greens, wooden bridges, sand dunes, mangrove trees, lakes and 18 challenging holes with a par 72. On holes 14 and 15, golfers can also enjoy clear sea views. In addition to the main golf course, Riviera Cancun Golf Club also boasts a Mexican-Contemporary Club House, with club and cart rental, pro shop and golf academy with a professional teacher.
Tequila Herradura Sensorial Museum
Tequila-lovers won't want to pass on the chance to visit the Tequila Herradura Sensorial Museum. This museum showcases both the modern and traditional methods of making tequila Mexico's national spirit and shows you just how hard and complex the process is. Here you'll also have the chance to learn about the legacy and history of Hacienda San Jose del Refugio at Amatlan, which is home to one of the country's best tequilas. For most, the highlight of a visit to the museum is the opportunity to sample some locally-produced tequila at the end of the tour.