December 21, 2023

Mexico in September: Weather and Best Places to Visit

Orlando Osorio
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¿Are you planning to visit Mexico in September? This is a beautiful and diverse country located in the southern end of North America, where you can have memorable experiences year-round. But if you want to have a calm stay and don’t want to deal with large crowds, September is the best month for you to visit.

Continue reading for a short and simple Mexico travel guide for the month of September.

Mexico’s Weather in September

If you are planning to visit Mexico in September, you should get to know how the weather is going to be while you are there, so it doesn’t catch you by surprise.

Since September is the beginning of the fall in Mexico, average temperatures tend to be more pleasant than in the summer months, and it’s more recommended to visit Mexico during this time of the year if you can’t handle high temperatures.

Average daytime temperatures can be around 92ºF (33ºC) during the day, and they cool down to around 78ºC (25ºC) at night. However, the average high and low temperatures may vary depending on where you are in Mexico.

Mexico’s weather in September tends to be rainy, since the Mexican rainy season spans from May to October. September can be the wettest month of the year, with an average rainfall of 270 mm across ten days of precipitation, and it is the peak of the hurricane season in some places of Mexico. 

Don’t forget to take a look at the weather forecast for the chance of rain before going out in Mexico in September, so you don’t get stuck in the middle of a tropical storm.

Mexico Offers Less People and More Deals in September

The month of September is considered part of the tourism  low season in Mexico. It’s the ideal time to visit if you are looking to get away from crowds and prefer to receive personalized attention, better prices and plenty of deals.

When visiting Mexico in September, you’ll be more likely to get better deals on flights, hotels, food and nearly everything else, unlike in the high season when everything tends to be more expensive.

Mexican Celebrations in September

If you visit in mid-September, you’ll be able to experience the Independence Day celebrations or fiestas, which start on September 15th and end on September 16th at midnight. You’ll be able to see parades in streets swarmed by the Mexican flag and eat chile en nogada, a Mexican traditional dish that features the colors of the flag, and it’s only prepared on this day.

This is an unforgettable experience that ends with the enactment of El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) by the President of Mexico from the balcony of Mexico City’s National Palace. 

El Grito de Dolores is a speech originally proclaimed by priest Miguel Hidalgo in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, and it started the fight for independence in Mexico. This passionate speech is followed by a firework display and “Viva Mexico!” cries.

Chile en nogada is made with a poblano pepper stuffed with meat and fruit picadillo, and covered by a walnut cream salsa, parsley and pomegranate seeds.

9 Best Places To Visit in Mexico in September

September is one of the best times to visit Mexico and make memories that will last a lifetime. These are some of the places that have the most to offer during this time of the year:

Cancun in September

Cancun is a city located on the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s a popular destination for tourists seeking sunny days at the beach. September tends to be one of the least crowded months in Cancun.

September is the tail end of the rainy season in Cancun, so it’s common for it to rain all day long during this month, but you can still experience occasional rain showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon or early evening.

The warm and humid weather in Cancun in September is perfect to enjoy the beaches, water sports and other outdoor activities. You just have to make sure to wear breathable clothing and sunscreen, pack a rain jacket or umbrella, and stay hydrated.

Holbox Island in September

Holbox is a small island in the Mexican Caribbean, and it’s one of the best places to visit in September if you want to relax and have a calm experience when visiting Mexico.

In September, you’ll be able to enjoy the best prices, as it is a low season, and you’ll usually have the best of Mexico’s beaches all to yourself.

During this time of the year, the weather is cool and dry, perfect to go biking and hiking around the island, visit Yalahau and practice water sports, such as kitesurfing and snorkeling.

September is also the perfect time to admire the bioluminescence phenomenon in Punta Cocos and Punta Mosquito beaches, and swim with whale sharks in the surrounding waters.

In addition, to celebrate the independence of Mexico, Ser Casasandra Hotel has a special dinner prepared by the renowned chef Roberto Solís, a true modern culinary conqueror and creator of the new Yucatecan cuisine who works in partnership with Ser Esencia.

The Ser Casasandra Hotel offers many discounts if you choose to stay there during this time of the year.

Mexico City in September 

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, and it is located in Central Mexico at an altitude of 7,350 feet (2,240 meters) above sea level. In September, the temperature in Mexico City tends to be lower than in other parts of the country, with an average high temperature of 73ºF (23ºC) and an average low temperature of 54ºF (12ºC).

There’s an average of 15 rainy days in the month of September in Mexico City. It usually rains in the afternoon or evenings, but the rain is usually short-lived. These bouts of rain help clear the air and make the city’s architecture and parks look even more beautiful and vibrant.

Mexico City is one of the best places to experience the Independence Day festivities, and it’s also a great destination if you want to visit great museums, historic sites and restaurants.

Oaxaca in September

Oaxaca is a state located in the southern part of Mexico. It is known for its rich culture and history and its stunning natural beauty. You can expect warm and humid weather when visiting Oaxaca in September, with an average of 17 days of rain throughout the month. September is a great time to visit Oaxaca because the rain makes vegetation look greener and flowers bloom, and it is a splendid sight to admire. 

The Capital of Oaxaca State is considered the Foodie Capital of Mexico, so it’s one of the best places to visit if you want to experience traditional Mexican cuisine. Oaxaca also has some beautiful beaches located on the Pacific Coast, such as Puerto Escondido, Huatulco and Mazunte.

Puerto Vallarta in September

Puerto Vallarta is a beach town and port located in the State of Jalisco. It is one of the most popular stops for cruise ships in the Pacific Ocean. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon or to stay for a few days in one of their several beach resorts.

There is no shortage of indoor and outdoor activities to do in Puerto Vallarta, from tequila tasting to whale watching, you’ll never be bored when visiting this town.

Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest cities in Mexico, and it’s also a LGBT-friendly destination. Puerto Vallarta has some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, and you are able to admire the Sierra Madre mountains from the beach.

Cozumel in September

Cozumel is an island located off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. In September, you can find warm and humid weather like in other Mexican islands during this time of the year.

If you like snorkeling or diving, Cozumel is one of the best destinations for you. Just off the shore of Cozumel, you can find the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world. If you can’t swim, you can still see the coral reefs on a submarine tour.

Another activity that’s often enjoyed by people who visit Cozumel is exploring the ancient Mayan ruins during the day, and then enjoying the island’s vibrant nightlife.

Cabo San Lucas in September

Cabo San Lucas is a city located in the southern end of the Baja California peninsula. This city is one of the places where it rains the least during this month, as they only have an average of 5 days of rain.

Cabo San Lucas is a great place to practice outdoor activities, such as snorkeling, ziplining, hiking or simply walking on the beach. You can also indulge in the local cuisine by eating some delicious seafood tacos with a margarita or two.

Tulum in September 

Tulum is a walled city located on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. In September, you can find warmer temperatures than in other parts of Mexico, with an average high temperature of 90ºF (32ºC) and an average low temperature of 75ºF (24ºC).

Tulum is famous for its wild nightlife and luxurious beach resorts, but it’s also a great place to explore nearby Mayan ruins, swim in cenotes, and practice yoga in beautiful beaches.

If you are traveling to Tulum on a budget, September is one of the best times to visit. In September, you can experience Tulum’s nightlife to its fullest without breaking the bank or having to wait in long lines to enter clubs.

Playa del Carmen in September

Playa del Carmen is a beach town very close to Cancun with a small-town feel and several overwater bungalows. When you visit Playa del Carmen in September you can go to the Chichen Itza Pyramids, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and have them basically all to yourself. 

If you are in Playa del Carmen, you can’t miss the chance to admire Portal Maya, a sculpture created by Mexican artist Arturo Tavares Padilla. It was inaugurated on December 21, 2012, since it was believed that the world was going to end on that date according to the Mayan calendar. This sculpture has become a symbol of the city.

Due to its location, if you are staying in Playa del Carmen, you can visit other places, such as Holbox and Tulum in short day trips.

If you are looking to make the most out of your visit to Mexico in September, other places you can consider visiting are San Miguel de Allende, Mazatlan, Valle de Guadalupe, Riviera Maya and Puebla.

Mexico is a great place to visit if you are planning a vacation in September, especially if you prefer to avoid large crowds of tourists, and want to take advantage of every deal you can find.

If you have set your sights on visiting Holbox Island in September, Ser Casasandra is the best place to stay and enjoy.

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