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Best time to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is December-January

Are you looking for the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Puerto Vallarta is a great destination to visit almost all year round, December-January is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) in Puerto Vallarta. The average low temperatures in winter float around 17℃ (62℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 14℃ (58℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Puerto Vallarta when the days are longest, you should visit in May. September sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in April instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Puerto Vallarta below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

May

Puerto Vallarta seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Puerto Vallarta as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Puerto Vallarta is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Puerto Vallarta

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Puerto Vallarta for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Puerto Vallarta climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Puerto Vallarta for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
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Puerto Vallarta in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Vallarta in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Vallarta in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Vallarta in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Vallarta in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Vallarta in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Vallarta in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Vallarta in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Vallarta in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 144mm (6") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Puerto Vallarta in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (5") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Vallarta in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Vallarta in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Vallarta in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Puerto Vallarta is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Puerto Vallarta is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Puerto Vallarta, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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