Cancun weather


You want to plan a vacation to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, but you are worried about the weather. Will it rain? Will there be a hurricane? Will it be sweltering hot? Cold? We never know for sure, but here is a general explanation of the weather in Cancun and the Riviera Maya that can help you plan your vacation.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th, but most hurricanes occur August through October. The chances that a hurricane will hit during your vacation are very low. The Cancun area has only been hit by two major hurricanes: Gilbert on September 15, 1988 and Wilma on October 21, 2005, 17 years apart.

The best precaution you can take, just in case a hurricane does occur, is to purchase trip insurance.


Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall…it can rain anytime in the Riviera Maya, but rain in the forecast often means a passing shower that lasts just a few minutes, or it might rain in Playa del Carmen, but be sunny in Cancun.

Here is a graph of the Average Monthly Rainfall in Cancun (


Cancun rainy season


If it does happen to rain during your vacation, don’t despair! Hacienda Tres Rios always offers plenty of rainy day activities.


In general, January is the coolest month and July is the hottest month.

Here is a graph of the Average Monthly Temperature in Cancun (


hurricane season Cancun


No matter what the weather is like during your trip, remember that you are on vacation. You can relax and you don’t have to go to work, so enjoy yourself, and if you don’t like the weather, don’t worry, wait five minutes and it will probably change!

See our Hacienda Tres Rios Riviera Maya Packages and Specials here.