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Best time to visit Mazatlan, Mexico

Our verdict

The best time to visit Mazatlan is April

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Mazatlan such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, April is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 31℃ (88℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 17℃ (63℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Mazatlan during the day, the sun stays up the longest around May. The wet season in Mazatlan usually falls during the months surrounding September each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

For more information about when to travel to Mazatlan, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

May

Mazatlan seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Mazatlan as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Mazatlan is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Mazatlan

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Mazatlan for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Mazatlan climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Mazatlan for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Mazatlan in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mazatlan in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mazatlan in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Mazatlan in April

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Mazatlan in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Mazatlan in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Mazatlan in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Mazatlan in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Mazatlan in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Mazatlan in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Mazatlan in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Mazatlan in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mazatlan in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Mazatlan is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Mazatlan is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Mazatlan is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mazatlan, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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