When is the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta? Year-round perfect weather makes the answer a matter of preference. For festivals & street parties, come in the winter or early spring. For peaceful, quiet beaches, summer is the time for you.
Right Now is the Best Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
No matter when you’re asking, the answer is always the same: Now is the perfect time to visit PV. That’s because the weather is always perfect! The question then becomes a matter of what you want to do while you’re here. If you’re looking to indulge in local culture at festivals, street parties, and art walks, the best time for Puerto Vallarta vacations is November-April. Also known as high season, this is when you’ll find the highest rates at resorts, bustling beaches, and busiest attractions as well. If you prefer a quieter getaway, May-September is the time to come. There may not be as many impromptu things to do, but far fewer people mean you can real ly dive into everything Vallarta-Nayarit has to offer – which is something for everyone, all year round.
330+ Days & Nights of Nonstop Sunshin
That’s right. Only 35 days a year is there a cloud in the sky. Annual temperatures average a dreamy 77º F (25º C), reaching as high as 90º F (32º C) in the heat of summer, down to 62º F (16º C) on the coldest days in winter.
How Rainy is the “Rainy Season?”
Technically, PV’s “rainy season” stretches June-November. The term is a bit of a misnomer, however, as afternoon clouds only roll in occasionally, dropping brief rains just to cool things off before clearing out circa sunset.
When is it Hottest & Coldest in PV?
Like most places in the northern hemisphere, June is the hottest month in Puerto Vallarta (76-90º F), January the coldest (62-78º F).
What About the Water Temperature?
Pacific ocean temperatures in Banderas Bay tend to follow the season, ranging from 75-77º F (24-25º C) December-April, and 81-86º F (27-30º C) in May-November. As for underwater visibility, summer is superior.