Puerto Vallarta has two distinct seasons; the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season runs from November through June and the rainy season from July through October. Puerto Vallarta is beautiful any time of the year but if really hot weather bothers you, you will want to know when to go.
The dry season which most people refer to as high season is the most popular time to visit Puerto Vallarta. Temperatures are warm but not excessively hot and it never rains and the sun shines every day. Daytime temperatures hover in the low to mid 80‘s. Evenings are cool but never cold, usually in the low 70’s and on occasion down into the 60’s. For the evenings you might want to take a pair of slacks and a light windbreaker.
The rainy season is a less popular time to visit but Puerto Vallarta still receives hundreds of thousands of visitors. Almost every afternoon around 4 or 5 o’clock the sky darkens and it rains heavily for 1 to 2 hours. Almost as quickly as it begins to rain, the rains stop and the sky clears. Daytime temperatures are in the low to mid 90’s and night time temperatures in the high 70’s. You will never need long pants during the rainy season although a light rain jacket is handy.
Travel costs are higher during high season due to the higher demand from travelers. The rainy season is a better time to look for vacation deals. Hotels always offer better deals to encourage more people to visit. September and October are the best month to find travel specials because most people find them to be less desirable months to visit due to the heat and humidity.
Find out what the Puerto Vallarta weather is like today from the Puerto Vallarta web cam. It will inspire you to visit. Is it rainy or sunny?