Best time to visit Oaxaca, Mexico?

  • The best time to travel to Oaxaca is in May when temperatures are still warm and rain is more common but accommodations are a lot cheaper. During this month, the nightly cost of a one-bedroom rental is approximately $45. That's 40% less than what you would have paid in April. Temperatures are in the mid 70s, a few degrees warmer than what you could get during high season.
  • Most people visit Oaxaca from February through April. This is peak season so expect to pay more for your hotel or vacation rental. March 24th to April 2nd (Easter Week), the Christmas New Years week (December 20th to January 5th) as well as the Day of the Dead week (October 26th to November 6th) are also popular dates that you should avoid if that's not the reason for your visit.
  • Expect heavy rain if you visit Oaxaca in April - September since this is the wet season.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Oaxaca, Mexico is September.

April

Most crowded

September

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico is September.

$59
JUL
$49
AUG
$44
SEP
$62
OCT
$68
NOV
$105
DEC
$91
JAN
$71
FEB
$86
MAR
$89
APR
$47
MAY
$50
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

07/14 - 07/30
Price increase 44
10/26 - 11/06
Day of the Dead 63.5
12/20 - 01/05
Christmas New Years 109
03/24 - 04/02
Easter Week 112
Starts 07/13
Price increase 48.5
Ends 08/01
Price increase 48.5
11/01 - 11/05
Price increase 37.5

Weather

In Oaxaca, Mexico, March is the sunniest month and May the warmest.

72
22
JUL
72
22
AUG
71
22
SEP
69
21
OCT
67
20
NOV
67
19
DEC
66
19
JAN
68
20
FEB
72
22
MAR
75
24
APR
75
24
MAY
72
22
JUN
UV index
5
7

6.6
17cm
JUL
6.5
17cm
AUG
8.2
21cm
SEP
3.5
9cm
OCT
1.1
3cm
NOV
0.3
1cm
DEC
0.3
1cm
JAN
0.1
0cm
FEB
1.5
4cm
MAR
2.0
5cm
APR
5.0
13cm
MAY
9.2
23cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter