Puerto Vallarta weather
Puerto Vallarta is the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable beach vacation, due to its subtropical climate, the temperature which rarely falls below 24°C/74°F during the day. Due to its location and geographical characteristics, it has a different climate each season.
During the first few months of the year, the temperature drops to 25°C/77°F in the daytime and 20°C/68°F in the evening, perfect for an outing to the beach or one of the many rivers that grace the mountainside city. It is the busiest time of the year for tourism, whose high season run from late November to April.
Spring, which runs from March to May, is a warm climate with moderate temperatures. The climate is perfect, the city quiet and romantic and the sky a perfect shade of blue.
Summer, from June to October, has temperatures in the range of 27°C to 32°C, or 81°F to 90°F, and tends to be the hottest and most humid season. However, the rains refresh and regulate the climate.
There are phenomenal thunder and lightning displays during the summer, mostly in September. During the day, the warm summer sun shines allowing for daytime activities. Then, in the late afternoon and evening, the cumulus clouds roll in from the mountains and over the sea for a warm rainfall that sometimes lasts till morning. The Sierra Madre mountains are rejuvenated and teeming with life during these summer rains, which make the mountains sparkle a lush emerald green from the vine cover. For bird lovers, summer brings an abundance of species that fill the skies with birdsong and are quite a beautiful spectacle to see while they satiate their appetite on the plentiful variety of insects and butterflies.
From November to January, the climate is warm with moderate temperatures ranging from an average of 22°C to 25°C, or 72°F to 77°F. There is often a gentle breeze that blows in from the Pacific Ocean across Banderas Bay, one of the world´s largest in the country. The rivers are at their best during the autumn months.