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Visiting Mexico in Winter

While warm and sunny destinations may seem unrealistic here in England, Mexico is your go-to destination if you're looking to get away from the English chill in the cold, winter months.

What is the temperature in Mexico in winter?

Winter is, in fact, one of the best times to visit Mexico. Mexico's wet season is between July and August, making its winter months dry and relatively mild. The average temperature in Mexico between November and February is 20-24 degrees Celsius, much higher than the average temperatures of the UK which are around 3 degrees Celsius through the winter.

How often does it snow in Mexico?

Although you might think that these warm temperatures prevent snow all year round, it snows regularly on the mountain peaks surrounding Mexico City. In these areas, there are around 5-10 inches of snowfall during the winter. However, in the cities themselves, snow is not expected and has only occurred twice within the last decade. When travelling in winter, you should ensure that you take out travel insurance to cover flight cancellations and other weather permitting activities.

What fun things are there to do in Mexico in the Winter?

Some of the most popular activities to do in Mexico include water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving, which can be done in cities such as Cancun. The fun does not stop at water sports, with a range of eco-tours such as whale watching and ziplining at Xel-Ha park, a natural aquarium and aquatic theme park.

If you're less adventurous but still want to join in the fun, you can enjoy watching cliff-jumpers dive off the 40-foot ledges near La Quebrada, a popular tourist attraction with a purpose-built restaurant where you can watch the divers perform.

Mexico is a great country for winter holidays, from water sports and even skiing to the warm and mild climate forming the perfect winter paradise.

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