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, June, July 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 and November
  • The cities with the best climate are San Juan, Arecibo, Bayamón, Ponce, Adjuntas, Arroyo, Boqueron, Cabo Rojo, Carolina and Ceiba, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in San Juan

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Puerto Rico for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F to 81°F
February 77°F to 81°F
March 77°F to 81°F
April 79°F to 83°F
May 81°F to 85°F
June 83°F to 86°F
July 83°F to 86°F
August 83°F to 86°F
September 85°F to 86°F
October 83°F to 86°F
November 81°F to 85°F
December 79°F to 83°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Puerto Rico by cities

San Juan

Best time to go to San Juan

The best months to go to San Juan are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


Best time to go to Arecibo

The best months to go to Arecibo are january, february, march, april, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


Best time to go to Bayamón

The best months to go to Bayamón are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


Best time to go to Caguas

The best months to go to Caguas are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september and december.


Best time to go to Mayagüez‎

The best months to go to Mayagüez‎ are january, february, march, april, november and december.


Best time to go to Ponce

The best months to go to Ponce are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Other cities and places in Puerto Rico

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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.

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Vista

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, Arecibo, Bayamón, Caguas and Mayagüez‎, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
San Juan83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F86°F85°F
Cabo Rojo85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F


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Map of Puerto Rico

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Legend: cities in Puerto Rico

About Puerto Rico

What can I do in Puerto Rico?

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Is this weather information for Puerto Rico reliable?

Climate data for Puerto Rico has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Puerto Rico allows us to determine the average for each month in San Juan, Arecibo, Bayamón, Caguas, Mayagüez‎, Ponce, Adjuntas, Aguadilla, and 33 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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