Best time to go to Puerto Rico for a perfect weather and where to go?
Get the perfect time to go to Puerto Rico from average weather conditions in many locations like Bayamón or Caguas below.
When is the best time to go to Puerto Rico?
When is the best time to go to Puerto Rico? Here's some information to help you in your decision:
- In Puerto Rico, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April and December
- The weather is good all year in San Juan
- On average, the warmest months in San Juan are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
- The rainiest months in this city are May, August, September, October and November
- The cities with the best climate are San Juan, Bayamón, Adjuntas, Carolina, Guanica and Yauco, with good weather at least 11 months a year
- The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in San Juan
Annual weather in Puerto Rico
For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Puerto Rico for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:
|Month||Our opinion||View Details|
|January||74°F to 85°F||perfect weather*|
|February||74°F to 83°F||perfect weather*|
|March||74°F to 85°F||good weather*|
|April||76°F to 85°F||good weather*|
|May||77°F to 86°F||tolerable weather*|
|June||79°F to 86°F||good weather*|
|July||79°F to 88°F||good weather*|
|August||79°F to 88°F||tolerable weather*|
|September||79°F to 88°F||tolerable weather*|
|October||79°F to 88°F||tolerable weather*|
|November||77°F to 86°F||tolerable weather*|
|December||76°F to 85°F||good weather*|
Best time to travel to Puerto Rico by cities
Climate and Weather in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an archipelago of the Greater Antilles and it is bathed in the north by the Atlantic Ocean and in the south by the Caribbean Sea. It lies to the east of the Dominican Republic (the east coast from Punta Cana to the south faces the Puerto Rican west coast) and to the west of the Virgin Islands. Farther south is the coast of Venezuela.
The climate in Puerto Rico is tropical with hot temperatures throughout the year. There is a noticeable and fairly clear difference of climates between the coast and the mountains, the temperatures being lower in altitude. Similarly, it is a little warmer in the south of the island than in the north. During the warmer months, like in June for example, the heat can be lessened in areas like San Juan towards Ponce, for example. The climate is divided into two seasons: a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April. Like many islands in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is likely to be hit by hurricanes between the months of August and October.
During the rainy season, the weather in Puerto Rico is pretty humid. Note that the east coast, which is more exposed to trade winds, also has more rain than the west coast. If you choose to visit at this time, it may be best to decide upon Mayagüez, in Palmas del Mar for example.
The climate in Puerto Rico is ideal during the dry season: high temperatures, low rainfall, lack of hurricanes. Everything that is needed for sunny holidays, whether they be active or relaxing.
Temperatures and rainfall in Puerto Rico
On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Puerto Rico and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of San Juan, Mayagüez, Caguas, Arecibo and Bayamón, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Puerto Rico
Find out when Puerto Rico has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Puerto Rico
The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, April, May, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Puerto Rico is high in: January, February, June, July, August and December.
- Very low season in Puerto Rico: May, September and October.
- Low season in Puerto Rico: March, April and November.
- High season in Puerto Rico: January, February, June and August.
- Peak season in Puerto Rico: July and December.
Figure: Visitor index for Puerto Rico month by month
Average price for flights to Puerto Rico
A return flight between New York City and San Juan is generally cheaper if you go in october ($ 206 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 227 more for your airline ticket to San Juan if you go in april.
Where to go in Puerto Rico?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
|Isla De Mona||81°F||83°F||83°F||83°F||85°F||86°F||86°F||86°F||88°F||86°F||85°F||83°F|
About Puerto Rico
What can I do in Puerto Rico?
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