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:

January 74°F to 85°F
2 to 4 days*
February 74°F to 83°F
2 to 5 days*
March 74°F to 85°F
3 to 6 days*
April 76°F to 85°F
2 to 8 days*
May 77°F to 86°F
6 to 17 days*
June 79°F to 86°F
2 to 12 days*
July 79°F to 88°F
3 to 13 days*
August 79°F to 88°F
4 to 16 days*
September 79°F to 88°F
5 to 15 days*
October 79°F to 88°F
6 to 15 days*
November 77°F to 86°F
6 to 14 days*
December 76°F to 85°F
3 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Puerto Rico by cities

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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.

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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, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Puerto Rico is high in: January, February, June, July and December.

  • Very low season in Puerto Rico: May, September, October and November.
  • Low season in Puerto Rico: March, April and August.
  • High season in Puerto Rico: January, February, June and July.
  • Peak season in Puerto Rico: 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 september ($ 235 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 199 more for your airline ticket to San Juan if you go in december.

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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 Juan81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F
Isla De Mona81°F83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F
Cabo Rojo83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F


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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, Mayagüez‎, Caguas, Arecibo, Bayamón, Culebra, Isla De Mona, Ponce, and 36 other cities.

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

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