Just like any other travel destinations, knowing the best time to visit Isla Mujeres will spare you the woes most travelers experience when visiting the famous Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea. Once a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel, this island is now considered one of the top destinations in Mexico, with its pristine beaches and laid-back vibe. Just don’t let the name fool you, it ain’t just an island paradise with semi-clad women playing siren to lure the opposite sex, it’s a destination for all!

If you already have your eyes set on this beautiful Island off the Yucatan Peninsula, then here’s a quick guide to the best time to visit Isla Mujeres.

the beach in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Climate. Isla Mujeres, like the majority of Mexico enjoys a tropical climate, with year-round hot and humid weather. But the temperature reaches its peak in June, July and August, with daytime temperatures reaching 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 C) or higher.

But the temperature becomes more pleasant when November arrives, with day time temperatures reaching around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 C).

The best time to visit Isla Mujeres is often in Early November, when the temperatures start to drop and the weather becomes balmy and pleasant. In addition, hotel prices and airfares start to drop during this season as well so expect some great deals during this time of the year.

Peak season starts week before Christmas and continues until after Easter. So if you would like to enjoy Isla Mujeres on a tight budget, you may want to avoid this season. If you are set on going there just in time for Christmas, do book ahead or you’ll have a hard time looking for hotel accommodations.

March and Late May is also a peak season as it coincides with Spring Break.

But anytime after Easter, you can still get great deals on hotel accommodations and airfares. But please note that rain is frequent during this time of the year.

Festivals. In addition to weather conditions, festivals and holidays are worth taking note of when planning a holiday in Isla Mujeres. There’s the Sol a Sol Regatta on late April, the Day of the Dead from October 31 to November 2 and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception from December 1 to 8. Festival season also means peak season as it is considered a holiday for the locals. So expect huge crowds and expensive hotel rates during this time.