Acapulco promises lots of sunshine, and other than the rainy season from June through October, visiting Acapulco is a pretty sure way to get a good tan. Just as reliable as the sun is the heat. Daytime temperatures average around 90 degrees for most of the year, while lows linger between 70 and 75. Most visitors prefer to come in the drier winter season between December and April. Days are warm and sunny, and evenings are mild. Prices shoot up during this busy period, reaching their highest during holidays such as Christmas, Semana Santa (just before Easter), and spring break.
Watch for partiers to hit town the heaviest in the week leading up to Lent, when Carnival brings its decadent core to the Costera. While the celebrating doesn’t reach the grand scale of that in New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro, it’s by far Acapulco’s most “gone wild” event.
During the rainy season, the humidity can be downright stifling at times. Random large storms may roll through at times, but mostly the rain is contained to brief showers in the late afternoon or early evening. July and August are the hottest, most humid months. So if you travel then, make sure you book air-conditioned accommodations. July and August also hop with Mexico’s national summer travelers, and prices will spike right along with the temperature, humidity, and crowds.
To avoid the droves and get better values, consider September through November. May is another prime time since it’s on the heels of spring holidays and comes right before the hectic summer travel.