Summer Travels in Mexico

Mexico is a natural summer holiday destination, uncrowded beaches, archaeological sites and indigenous cultures are just a few of the attractions. Swim with whale sharks, help rescued sea turtles, find the best waves or cool off in one of any of the cool cenotes.

Though most visitors to Mexico come for the winter sun there are several excellent reasons to visit in the summer months. Holiday rental in Mexico for rent are in abundance and suit every budget.

Visitors can take part in colourful summer festivals, full of culture and traditions, and take advantage of summer savings and fewer crowds as summer is low season in Mexico.

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Colorful Festivals

Summer allows visitors the perfect opportunity to experience some of Mexico’s vibrant cultural events. One of the most important festivals held in Mexico each summer is the Guelaguetza Festival. Guelaguetza is a Zapotec word meaning offering and the festival in Oaxaca City keeps alive a centuries old tradition as well as showcasing the best regional folkloric dance and music.

Held in July, most of the events take place at a large amphitheater at the of a hill. For a more intimate experience, many surrounding towns host smaller versions of the festival.

Surfing and Wildlife Watching

Eco-adventures and outdoor activities are best enjoyed in the summer, when the sun is shining. Whether you’re looking to spot whale sharks, help rescued sea turtles or simply catch some waves, summer is the best time of the year to do so.

The summer is sea turtle season in Mexico, female sea turtles start to arrive in Mexico in May to nest and lay their eggs, with their babies hatching around 40 days laters.

Sea turtle rescue programs scan the beaches for nests and either move the eggs to safe spots or mark them. After the baby sea turtles hatch they release them into the ocean.

Summer is also whale shark season and from July through to November Cancun is an excellent place to swim with these gentle beasts. While surfing is also another huge summer activity, from Baja California to Oaxaca – the Pacific coast of Mexico is home to some of the world’s best surf. Warm water and a largely unexplored coastline sees surfers from around the world flock to Mexico.

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca is a low-key fishing village which offers some of the best surfing in the world including the legendary Zicatela pipeline. This break, coupled with the chill beach and unpretentious vibe, helped put Mexico and its surf on the map.