Cancun Winters

Turns out that over the last 2 weeks or so, Cancun has had a few record-breaking low temperatures.

The days have been beautiful, usually in the 70s with a cool breeze and lots of sunshine. (I wish it were like this all year!) At night, however, it has gotten down to 50 degrees. I know those of you who have been experiencing blizzards and snowstorms this winter are probably saying “What are you complaining about?” but hear me out…

-Houses in Cancun have no heating system.

-Houses in Cancun are made of concrete, which is designed to make things cooler.

-Houses in Cancun usually have all-tile floor. Great for the heat, but not too cozy for 50-degree weather.

-Windows and doors in Cancun aren’t usually airtight, letting in a bit of the cold.

So what does this mean? We have basically been sleeping in 50 degree temperatures.

I love it sometimes, so long as I have good blankets and PJs. We borrowed 2 fleece blankets from my brother-in-law yesterday. I grew up sleeping under heavy blankets and comforters, and I think it’s the best way to sleep! Jorge, however, is having a difficult time with the cold. This is a guy who sleeps at most with a thin blanket… although usually he will sleep on top of the covers or in a hammock.

The dogs usually sprawl out on the tile floor to stay cool while they sleep. Lately they’ve been making use of their doggie beds to cuddle up from the cold. Yesterday I washed the doggie beds and they hadn’t dried, so last night we had to improvise. Suki slept on my laptop bag by my side of the bed (her favorite spot). Dolly snuggled up with one of Jorge’s old t-shirts under the bed. Konan used a doggie bed cushion (the only part that had dried by then) under the bed, as well. I would love to shave their fur to keep them cleaner, but with this weather that won’t be an option until March or April.

The upside is that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying some Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Starbucks, we’ll save a ton on the electric bill by not using the AC, and I get the chance to wear my cute jackets, scarves and long-sleeved shirts that spend all year in my closet. Plus it feels more like Christmas!

How cold is it where you are?