Fall Travel in Mexico

Why travel to Mexico in the Fall

San Miguel de Allende Street
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Each of the seasons offers a special experience in Mexico. Although winter is the most popular time of year to visit to escape from colder temperatures, the autumn months also offer some special experiences. For many frequent travelers to Mexico, fall is the preferred time to visit. They cite the pleasant weather, few crowds and great deals to be found at this time of year as some excellent reasons to visit Mexico during the fall.

Festivals and Events

There are several celebrations you can participate in during the fall months. You may associate the fall season with going back to school or work after summer vacation, but here in Mexico we're just gearing up for some special holidays and events. Mexican Independence is celebrated in September and some of the festivities stretch out over the whole month. The Festival Cervantino is an important cultural festival that is held in Guanajuato every year in October. Day of the Dead is another Mexican holiday that takes place in the fall, and one that offers a unique glimpse into Mexican culture.

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Low-Season Travel

The fall is an ideal time to plan a romantic escape to Mexico. Since it's low season, you'll enjoy few crowds and super-attentive service, and you may have many of the sights and attractions to yourselves: idyllic conditions for spending some time with your sweetie! Check out the top 10 adult-only resorts in Mexico for some ideas about where to spend it.

On the other hand, if you'd like to take a vacation with kids in tow, it's also a good time for that. Some of the kids stay free deals offered by resorts in Mexico are available through the fall, giving you a good excuse to stretch your summertime fun out into the fall months.

The Weather

The weather in Mexico in the fall is particularly fine - rainy season is coming to an end throughout most of the country so you'll get to enjoy the lush, green vegetation but you likely won't have to contend with much rain. Hurricane season in Mexico ends in November, so there is still some chance of storms during the fall months. Check to see if your hotel offers a hurricane guarantee and follow our other hurricane season travel tips.

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Packing for Fall

Check the weather forecast for your destination for particulars, but for travel to Mexico in the fall, you may wish to pack an umbrella or raincoat. If you're going to be in a high altitude area, take a sweater because evenings can get chilly. Even so, you should not forego sunscreen, because you can still get a sunburn even if it doesn't feel hot. If you're heading to the beach, you'll probably have warm weather but it may be a bit humid, so be sure to choose light, comfortable clothing.

The fall is also the time of year when Chiles en Nogada, one of Mexico's national dishes, is in season, so if you're visiting Mexico in the fall, take the opportunity to try it.