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Best time of year to visit Mexico? Climate?

Old Dec 8, 17, 9:03 am
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Best time of year to visit Mexico? Climate?

Mexico has a very diverse climate, so part of the answer would depend on where you’re planning to go.

As far as Seasons, rains begin in May and end in November. That being said, your typical rainy day in much of Mexico begins clear and sunny with clouds gathering inthe afternoon and rain beginning at about 4 pm or just raining overnight. And both coasts are subject to hurricanes, peaking Aug-Oct.

A hurricane will likely cause rain inland as well as on the coast, and is more likely on the Caribbean and Gulf coast than the Pacific.

Though winters are generally mild, at altitude it can get cool. In the Mexico City suburb of Santa Fé they say 26 F / -4 F last week. I’ve very rarely seen snow in the City, but I’ve seen it and snow or ice can occur in the high mountains between Mexico City and Cuernavaca, for instance.

It can get blazing hot in some areas, and peak heat in the highlands is May (not as hot as lowlands), and July - September are often hottest in the lowlands.

These are generalizations, but you can narrow them down with the World Climate Charts offered here. For example, see the charts below for Mexico City, and Hacienda Ylang, Veracruz. Temperatures are average daily highs and lows, not highest and lowest.
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For activities, the times will often depend on the activity and fairs or celebrations, etc.

For food blogging, there’d be no best or worse time in Mexico City, unless attending a food event. In other parts of the country there may be scheduled events and using Google should help reveal these.

Some food specialties are restricted by Seasons, however. I happen to like some of the traditional foods, so if I want to eat fresh ant larvae (Escamoles) tacos, the rainy season it is. If Huitlacoches (corn smut fungus or “Mexican truffle”), the same.

One guide is Saveur’s Guide to Mexican food festivals, here.

Escamoles and many other foods are described at EatYourWorld, as here.

If you want more Continental, fusion or ethnic foods (mole in Puebla or Oaxaca’s food) there are plenty of resources. Mexico City has some top eateries (Pujol, etc.) and many cities and towns have excellent restaurants offering local specialties, fusion, etc.

And yes, there are Restaurant weeks with associated food events, such as the one in Puerto Vallarta listed here.

Photos include Huitlacoches still on the cob (Great in crepes, among other preparations), and Escamoles prepared to eat as tacos.
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Old Dec 10, 17, 11:57 am
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Mexico has a very diverse climate, so part of the answer would depend on where you’re planning to go.

As far as Seasons, rains begin in May and end in November. That being said, your typical rainy day in much of Mexico begins clear and sunny with clouds gathering inthe afternoon and rain beginning at about 4 pm or just raining overnight. And both coasts are subject to hurricanes, peaking Aug-Oct.

A hurricane will likely cause rain inland as well as on the coast, and is more likely on the Caribbean and Gulf coast than the Pacific.

Though winters are generally mild, at altitude it can get cool. In the Mexico City suburb of Santa Fé they say 26 F / -4 F last week. I’ve very rarely seen snow in the City, but I’ve seen it and snow or ice can occur in the high mountains between Mexico City and Cuernavaca, for instance.

It can get blazing hot in some areas, and peak heat in the highlands is May (not as hot as lowlands), and July - September are often hottest in the lowlands.

These are generalizations, but you can narrow them down with the World Climate Charts offered here. For example, see the charts below for Mexico City, and Hacienda Ylang, Veracruz. Temperatures are average daily highs and lows, not highest and lowest.
we will be there , end of December in Mexico City.
I sent you a message, can u attend plz
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