The 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.
(Beachside hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)