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Beachside hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe average temperature in Puerto Vallarta is 84 Fahrenheit. My father and I have this little "schtick" we do on the phone where he’ll call me and I’ll ask him, “How’s the weather?” and what he tells me every day will be different. He’ll tell me it’s -20 Fahrenheit and it’s snowing. In the springtime, he’ll say it’s 35 Fahrenheit, and it’s just coming down cats and dogs. He’ll always ask me, “How’s the weather in Vallarta Nayarit?” and every single time, I’d say it’s 85 Fahrenheit and sunny.
 
I was born just outside of Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada. Manitoba is called “home of minus 40’s,” and now I’m in the plus 40’s. 
 
That is the best way to explain the weather here in Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta has such a consistently wonderful weather. The weather is Puerto Vallarta isn’t high, low, raining, not raining, or having a storm. It is very consistent and you can almost set your watch to it. 
 
In Puerto Vallarta, we say in Spanish, “The rains come in with the mother, and goes out with the postman.” That means that rain comes in mid-May, on Mother’s Day, and goes out on the holiday for postmen which is in mid-October. During the rainy season, you get up in the morning and it’s a beautiful sunny morning, and by about 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon, it starts to get very humid, and it clouds over. By 5 o’clock, it starts to rain, and it lasts through the night. That humidity will then ease for the morning, and it starts all over again. 
 
We have two seasons in Puerto Vallarta: the 85 (Fahrenheit) and sunny, and the humid that has the clouds rolling in at 4 o’clock and rains starting at 5, and lasts through the night. You see the most amazing electrical storms here over the bay in Puerto Vallarta. 
 
During the rainy season, the temperature is still 85 Fahrenheit, but the humidity is what makes it feel warmer.  
 
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Balinese and mexican style home with balcony in the treetops, Sayulita, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe weather in the Puerto Vallarta area is wonderful.
 
We have essentially two seasons here. The cooler season starts about mid-November and goes through March and creates a temperate climate. You can even wear a sweater in the evenings.
 
One of the first years here, it was around Christmas time and every morning before I woke up saying “Oh, please be cloudy today.”  I was nostalgic for some winter weather. And every day it was a bright, clear blue, perfect day.
 
And then we have the rainy season or the hot season in April through October, when it gets very hot. The average temperature is in the 90s to 95, sometimes up to a 100. Puerto Vallarta is hotter than Sayulita because of all the traffic and cement. Most people would want to sleep with air conditioning. A lot of expats go back to their home countries during that time. There is only a handful in Sayulita who stay year round for those months.
 
The rain here is beautiful. There can be things like electrical outages and flooding that happen but it’s also really awesome to see and to experience it; the lightning, the intense, huge rainstorms.
 
(Balinese and Mexican style home with balcony in the treetops, Sayulita near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)
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Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe average temperature in Puerto Vallarta is beautiful. In winter, the temperature gets up to 85 degrees in the afternoon. It is a little chilly when I take my dog out at 7:30 in the morning, so I put a sweatshirt on. I wear a pair of shorts, a sweatshirt, and flip flops. And this is me coming from Chicago where I just left negative 14-degree weather. Other than that, even now in the winter, the weather is really nice. Sometimes it gets a little overcast so it will be hot, but the sun would not be beating down on you and there will be a nice breeze. 
 
In the summer, it gets really hot, up to 90 to 100 degrees. A lot of people in Puerto Vallarta sometimes travel inland. For those couple of summer months, some expats go to Guadalajara or San Miguel de Allende. Because Puerto Vallarta is right on the beach and surrounded by mountains, the inland cities are definitely a little cooler. There are mountains in and around Guadalajara. It is not that cold there in Guadalajara, but it is definitely a little bit cooler than here in Puerto Vallarta.
 
It takes about four to five hours to travel to Guadalajara from Puerto Vallarta. Whenever I go, everyone will say, "Yes, it takes four hours." It is four hours to the Guadalajara city limits, but you sit in traffic from the city limits to get to the city for another hour.
 
Guadalajara is a very big city. The city is not big "up" like New York or Chicago, but it is spread out for miles. There is only one big building that I know and that is the Riu Hotel. There are two other towns that connect very closely to Puerto Vallarta; Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, and a couple of others. These are all considered Guadalajara. 
 
I personally do not even like to leave the office for lunch in the summer because when I come back, my shirt will be one shade darker than when I left because of the heat. But I'd rather take the heat than the cold so I do not really mind.
 
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