Best time to visit Puerto Vallarta

The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta for a beach holiday is from November to May, when the region experiences relatively dry and warm weather.


Puerto Vallarta weather

Puerto Vallarta has a hot, tropical climate year-round, with a drier, slightly less-hot season from December to April, and a hot, wet and muggy season from June to October.

Winter is typically warm, with occasional cool and windy periods.

What is the best month to visit Puerto Vallarta?
November through May are the best months to visit Puerto Vallarta – you can expect warm, sunny weather, with clear blue skies and little or no rainfall.

Which is the hottest month in Puerto Vallarta?
The hottest month in Puerto Vallarta is normally July, when maximum daytime temperatures usually reach 32°C (89°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 25°C (77°F).

The hot season lasts from early-June through to late-October, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (87°F). On the hottest days, the temperature usually reaches 34°C (93°F).

Which is the coldest month in Puerto Vallarta?
The coldest month in Puerto Vallarta is January, with an average daytime high temperature of 27°C (80°F) and an average night-time temperature of 17°C (62°F).

The cooler winter season lasts from mid-December to early-April, with an average daily high temperature below 28°C (82°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Puerto Vallarta?
The sunniest month in Puerto Vallarta is usually May with nine hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 67% of daylight hours.

The months of February and March also receive around 8.5 hours of sunshine per day, which equates to around 72% of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Puerto Vallarta?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Puerto Vallarta in August when the water temperature averages 30°C (86°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

The sea in Puerto Vallarta is warm enough to swim all year-round.

Which month has the most rain in Puerto Vallarta?
September is usually the wettest month in Puerto Vallarta with an average of 370mm (14.5in) of rainfall, usually distribute across 16 days.

The rainy season lasts from mid-June through to early-October, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. You can expect brief showers and thunderstorms.

The dry season lasts from early-October to mid-June. April and March are the driest months in Puerto Vallarta, with no rainfall, typically.

Which is the windiest month in Puerto Vallarta?
The windiest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 11 kilometres per hour (7 mph; 6 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from mid-January through to mid-June, with average wind speeds of more than 9 kilometres per hour (5.6 mph; 5 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from mid-June through to mid-January. The calmest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 8 kilometres per hour (5 mph; 4 knots).

The predominant average wind direction in Puerto Vallarta varies throughout the year.

What's the likelihood of a storm in Puerto Vallarta?
The months of June through October all carry a slight risk of a tropical storm, with the likelihood greatest in September and October at 4.5%.


Puerto Vallarta Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max (°C)
27 27 27 28 29 31 32 32 32 32 30 27
Average daily min (°C)
17 17 17 19 21 25 25 25 25 24 21 18
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
7 8 8 8 9 7 6 6 6 7 8 6
Average daily daylight (hrs)
11 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 11
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
77 77 75 75 75 77 78 80 81 78 76 77
UV Index (max)
7 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
2 1 - - 1 11 16 15 16 5 1 2
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
35 5 - - 15 190 330 310 370 95 20 25
Average wind speed (km/h)
10 10 11 11 11 10 8 8 9 9 9 9
Average sea temperature (°C)
25 24 24 24 26 28 29 30 29 29 28 26
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Holiday seasons

High season: From November to May; Low season: From June to October


Source: Meteorological data for Puerto Vallarta is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation – at the closest weather station, Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), which is located 7km (4mi) north of Puerto Vallarta.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Puerto Vallarta: 9 May, 2024


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.



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