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Why Cancun Is The Perfect Family-Friendly Budget Destination For The Summer

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If you’re on the lookout for a dreamy family vacation that’s well within your budget this summer, then Cancun has got you covered!

Family in Cancun Ocean

Planning a family vacation can sometimes be overwhelming, but the beautiful city of Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean coast is one of the most perfect destinations for that balance of relaxation and adventure, all while being easier on the wallet.

Since summer is technically the ‘off-season’, hotel prices tend to be lower than other times of the year. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit during this time, quite the opposite!

There are several reasons to visit Cancun, but the summer, in particular, raises plenty of additional reasons why it’s one of the most appealing places for families to visit.

family at sunset

Let’s Talk Weather

Hurricane season begins in June and usually lasts until around November, but don’t let that put you off; you can still experience extremely beautiful weather.

Generally speaking, for June and July, you can expect a mix of hot, sunny, or rainy and overcast, but in Cancun, there are activities for all weather, and that’s what makes it so appealing.

June and July have lower rainfall than the rest of the months, this honor definitely goes to October, but realistically, there is always a risk of rain no matter the month, as it is in the tropics, so just because it’s the rainy season, doesn’t mean there won’t be any sunshine for you!

Also, when it rains, it tends to pour for a while and then clear the way for the sun again. So even on days it rains, you will still get sunshine.

If you are concerned about the hurricane season, you can always check the weather before heading out.

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Family in Cancun Pool

It’s advised to purchase travel insurance for your trip in case you need to cancel due to adverse weather conditions such as a hurricane – however, it has been a long time since there was a significant hurricane in Cancun.

It is hotter and more humid than the December – March months, so do bare this in mind – if you’re looking to avoid the intense midday heat, try to find some water activities such as swimming in the cenotes, or snorkeling during these times.

Travelers seeking shade from the sun in Cancun

Fewer Crowds

The stigma of hurricane season typically puts people off visiting, but it tends to mean it is a lot less crowded, and you’ll find accommodation and activities are a lot cheaper than normal – so you will be able to find some absolute bargains, especially last-minute!

Family Activities

You have a huge selection of family activities in Cancun; come rain or shine!

Family on a Mexican Caribbean Beach in Cancun, Mexico

You can also enjoy your day at the museums, such as Museo Maya De Cancun (Cancun Mayan Museum.

There’s also the Cancun Wax Museum, Cancun Vintage Car Museum, and Ripleys Believe It Or Not! – where you purchase a family day pass for 6 places in one, including the Cancun Wheel and Chocolate Museum.

mayan museum

You have the exciting opportunity to experience swimming with the whale sharks or the Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Festival, so you can tick that off your bucket list!

You can visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, which is just a 2.5-hour drive away from Cancun.

Alternatively, there are several other ruins in Cancun, which are located a lot closer, although perhaps not with the same wow factor. However, if you’re limited on time, or don’t want to commit to a full day, then you have these options:

  • San Miguelito Ruins at the Cancun Maya Museum
  • El Rey Ruins
  • El Meco Ruins
  • Yamil Lu’um Ruins

You can soak up the sunshine of Cancun’s beautiful beaches or maybe take a day trip to nearby Isla Mujeres or the uninhabited paradise of Isla Contoy, a Mexican National Park.

Aerial view of Isla Mujeres near Cancun

So why not fly into Cancun International Airport, grab a quick transfer to your choice of an insane amount of all-inclusive hotels on the Caribbean seas, and then relax by the beach with a drink and let Cancun take you away for the vacation you deserve?

With it being the summer, grab the kids, grab your bags, and have the perfect budget-friendly getaway to the Mexican Caribbean!

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