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Peter F Gordon, MD of Lake Medical Group – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingDuring summertime in Puerto Vallarta, you expect higher temperatures and humidity. When the rainy season comes in, there is cloud cover so this reduces the temperature and it doesn't get that hot. The humidity during the rainy season might climb up a little bit, but air conditioning could help control this.
 
The rainy season in Mexico starts in June up until October, as does the hurricane season in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is near the Bay of Banderas and hurricanes don't come into the bay. The bay is our natural protection against hurricanes. South of Puerto Vallarta is a very large chain of mountains that also protects it from the natural course of hurricanes. Hurricanes usually head inland before they get to Puerto Vallarta or it might completely bypass Puerto Vallarta and head north. 
 
Puerto Vallarta has tropical rainstorms. Tropical rainstorms kick up within a few minutes, pour down rain for about half an hour to an hour, and then they stop and the sun comes out again. The rain and gray skies is not an all-day event. 
 
The precipitation of these tropical rainstorms in Puerto Vallarta could be from half an inch to a couple of inches of rain. The land is designed to handle runoffs. There might be a street or two that's flooded for a little while, but the flood subsides immediately. 
 
The rains in Puerto Vallarta are short, heavy bursts that lasts for an hour or two, and then they're done. You could schedule your day around these rains because they're predictable and might occur at the same time each day. It sometimes rains at night, but if you're indoors, then it's not a problem. If the rain is in the morning, you could hang around the house and do something else for a while. When the rain stops, then you're out and about.  
 
( Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured. )
Paul Mayer of Vallarta Food Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Participants in Vallarta Food Tour, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe rain in Puerto Vallarta comes in in July and ends in late October. During the rainy season, it rains for three to four hours every day, usually in the afternoon.
 
Having rain every day doesn’t really change my lifestyle, although it does get hotter and more humid in the rainy season, so you stay home because of that and not because of the rain.  
 
(Participants in Vallarta Food Tour, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)
Antonio Trejo of Guardian Insurance Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
On a river above Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe rainy season in Puerto Vallarta starts around June and July and it lasts for about 2 months. Then the intense rainy season comes when it rains almost every other day. It is beautiful, though, and you would see lots of green and smell nature around you. Sometimes the rain just makes everything nicer.
 
If you are in the river, or if you are playing and exploring, or if you are just swimming in your pool, the rains can make it all better. That lasts for another 2 months. Then the rains start to be less again. Then the dry season comes, which I hate because it’s super hot. That’s the only thing I hate about Puerto Vallarta because it’s very uncomfortable. Here at Novo Mar, our offices have air-conditioning, which makes it a lot nicer but people who are working in hotels, in different offices, if they can, travel with the weather. I’m sure expats travel with it too. Summer is the the low season for us because the expats have already gone back to their home countries because they just can’t take the weather anymore.
 
(On a river above Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)

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