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Best time to visit Santa Maria Huatulco, Mexico

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The best time to visit Santa Maria Huatulco is December-January

Santa Maria Huatulco can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, December-January is the best time to go.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 30℃ (85℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 33℃ (92℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 19℃ (67℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Santa Maria Huatulco are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Santa Maria Huatulco in September – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Santa Maria Huatulco, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

May

Santa Maria Huatulco seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Santa Maria Huatulco as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Santa Maria Huatulco 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 Santa Maria Huatulco

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 Santa Maria Huatulco 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.

Santa Maria Huatulco 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 Santa Maria Huatulco 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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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Santa Maria Huatulco in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Maria Huatulco in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Maria Huatulco in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Maria Huatulco in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Maria Huatulco in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Maria Huatulco in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Maria Huatulco in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Maria Huatulco in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 214mm (8") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Maria Huatulco in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 161mm (6") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Maria Huatulco in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Maria Huatulco in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 222mm (9") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Maria Huatulco in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Maria Huatulco in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 254mm (10") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Maria Huatulco in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Santa Maria Huatulco in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 147mm (6") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Maria Huatulco in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Maria Huatulco in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Santa Maria Huatulco is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Santa Maria Huatulco is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Santa Maria Huatulco 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 Santa Maria Huatulco, 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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