When is the best time to go to Puerto Vallarta?

When is the best time to go to Puerto Vallarta? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Puerto Vallarta are January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • April is the driest month
  • The rainiest months are July, August and September
  • The best months for swimming are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Puerto Vallarta

For full information about the climate and weather in Puerto Vallarta a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 61°F/85°F
February 61°F/86°F
March 63°F/88°F
April 65°F/90°F
May 68°F/92°F
June 70°F/90°F
July 70°F/90°F
August 70°F/90°F
September 70°F/88°F
October 68°F/90°F
November 65°F/88°F
December 61°F/85°F

Weather and climate in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Puerto Vallarta is 88°F (ranging from 85°F in december to 92°F in may). Annual rainfall is 76in, with a minimum of 0.2in in april and a maximum of 16.5in in august.
  • From january to april the climate is perfect. At lunchtime, it's 90°F in average and it rains about 0.2in each month.
  • In the month of may the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 68°F and, in may, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • From june to october the climate is just OK. The record temperature this month is 97°F and you can expect to have 10.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between november and december the climate is perfect. By early evening, the temperature averages 72°F and, in december, 3 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Puerto Vallarta

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Puerto Vallarta: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Puerto Vallarta

Find out when Puerto Vallarta 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 Vallarta

  • Very low season in Puerto Vallarta
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: June, September and October.
  • Low season in Puerto Vallarta
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April, May, July, August and November.
  • High season in Puerto Vallarta
    The number of visitors to Puerto Vallarta is high in: January.
  • Peek season in Puerto Vallarta
    The largest number of tourists visiting Puerto Vallarta is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Puerto Vallarta month by month

Best time for low prices in Puerto Vallarta

Average prices of hotels in Puerto Vallarta month by month

Generally, October is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Puerto Vallarta. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, December is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Puerto Vallarta

On average, it costs $ 17 per day to hire a car in Puerto Vallarta. This price varies by $ 4.8 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 16 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in december is $ 21.

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