Travel to Mexico in the Spring

Weather, festivals and other springtime travel considerations

Mexican children welcome spring
••• Mexican children welcome spring. © Suzanne Barbezat

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Every season offers advantages and disadvantages for travel to Mexico. If you're planning your trip for the spring months, there may be a few thoughts on your mind. You're probably wondering what kind of weather you can expect, whether your holiday will be over-run with college kids on vacation (you may be hoping for that, or maybe not), and whether your vacation will coincide with any important holidays, festivals and events.

Here is some information to help you plan your springtime trip to Mexico.

Springtime Weather in Mexico

The type of weather you can expect in Mexico during the spring varies according to your destination. In central and southern Mexico, this time of year is usually hot and dry. Rainy season begins towards the end of the season and lasts through the summer. Read up on our Mexico weather guide to find out what conditions to expect during your stay.

Spring Break or Not

If you're going to Mexico for spring break, we have lots of resources to help you. Begin with our Spring Break in Mexico Travel Planner, and be sure to read our safety tips for spring break and Spring Break FAQs. If you'd rather avoid the madness, be sure to plan your trip with that in mind. Here are some tips: How to Avoid Spring Break in Mexico. When is spring break? Not all schools have their break at the same time. A few have spring break in February, but most take their break in March and a few in April.

Timing Your Trip

There are a few special celebrations during this time of year that you may enjoy witnessing, such as greeting the Spring Equinox. Carnival, Lent and Easter are springtime celebrations that you should keep in mind when planning your trip. They are celebrated on different dates each year, so be sure to find out when is Semana Santa in Mexico and when is Carnaval.

 Lent is the period after Carnival and before Easter. You may want to see the special festivities for these occasions, or you may prefer to avoid them, but either way, find out when they're celebrated and keep it in mind for your planning. Travelers to Mexico City during Easter week enjoy less traffic and fewer crowds because many city residents head to the beach at that time.

Festivals and events during the spring months: 

- March in Mexico
- April in Mexico
- May in Mexico

Spring can be a lovely time to visit Mexico. It does require some planning to ensure your holiday is everything you hope it will be. Spring breakers looking to party hard in Mexico and forget all their stress and worries related to school love this time of year. Others who are seeking a quiet, relaxing vacation may choose to travel during other seasons, but travel to Mexico in springtime brings many delights.

Also read our Mexico month by month view and when to go to Mexico.