Where is Hot in January
for a Holiday? Cancun
Cancun is one of the most popular holiday destinations for holidaymakers looking for blue skies and turquoise seas. If you're wondering where is hot in January, then look no further than Cancun. Laced with beautiful white sandy beaches and situated on the eastern coast of Mexico – Cancun holidays boast some of the world's best hotels and all inclusive resorts and glittering white beaches.
Check out cheap holiday deals today and hit this popular resort famed for its powder soft sands, colourful coral reefs and brilliant beach bars.
Weather in Cancun
Cancun's dry period runs from November to April, meaning January is the perfect time to pay a visit.Crystal-clear Caribbean waters and miles of powdery white sand is what you can expect to find when you visit this tropical resort. It's balmy year-round temperatures make it a winner for winter sun holidays with January averaging at 23ºC (73F), reaching highs of 27ºC (81F) and lows of 19ºC (66F) - serving up the perfect blend of fun and sun. The range of hotels is vast, however, great-value all inclusives and luxury hotels offer some of the best deals year-round, even compared with the Caribbean.
We've rounded up 15 things to do during your holidays in Cancun so you can explore this all-round resort.
With awesome weather and beautiful beaches, Mexico holidays holidays are only growing in popularity. With approximately 8 hours of sunshine a day and sea temperatures averaging 27ºC (81F) – even with Cancun’s humidity, you’ll forget about the plummeting temperatures back home as quickly as you’ll down a mojito on the beach! The white sandy beaches are beautiful here and with a 22km stretch running along the Hotel Zone, you'll always have somewhere to lay your towel down - Turtle Beach and Beach of the Pearls firm favourites when it comes to fun in the sun.
The best month to go to Mexico
The beaches aren't the only cause for celebration though, with El Día de los Reyes (also known as Epiphany) on the 6th January - this Spanish Christmas tradition in honour of the Three Wise Men is marked by fantastic street parades and parties. If that's not enough, towards the end of January Cancun celebrates the annual Handline Barracuda Tournament. If you're a fishing enthusiast, join the local and visiting fisherman in Isla Mujeres and compete to catch the largest fish of the day!
If you want to know when's best to travel to Cancun, our holiday guide has the answers.
Besides the gorgeous beaches and festivals, there's an abundance of world-class attractions worth seeing during your holidays in Mexico. Among the magnificent Mayan Ruins is popular Chichen Itza, an awe-inspiring pyramid in one of the most important Mayan sites on the Yucatán Peninsula, but you don't have to travel too far to find more ancient Mayan history with superb site El Ray located in the centre of the Hotel Zone.
If adventure's more your thing, explore Cancun's fantastic Eco parks including Xcaret and Xplor, where you can whizz through the skies on zip wires, swim through stalactite caves and admire the natural surroundings. Cancun also serves up spectacular areas for diving and snorkelling, especially along the Great Mesoamerican Reef and near the sunken ships. For those who have never touched a snorkel before, Puerto Morales is considered one of the best diving locations near Cancun as the water is lovely and calm - so grab your flippers and go!
Whether it's the tasty cocktails, romantic sunsets, fully loaded shopping malls, stunning dive sites or Mayan ruins that you're most excited about, it’s hard to think of a better place to spend the beginning of the new year. Take a look at our 2017 holidays and jet off to Cancun in January!