Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico? If you're planning to go to Puerto Vallarta, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Based on the climate and weather in Puerto Vallarta, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Puerto Vallarta, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico by month

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January

If you are traveling to Puerto Vallarta in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you visit Puerto Vallarta during February, you might see that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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March

If you vacation in Puerto Vallarta during March, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Puerto Vallarta during April, you will probably see that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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May

If you visit Puerto Vallarta during May, you might see that it can be sweltering, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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June

If you are traveling to Puerto Vallarta in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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July

July is sizzling and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August here can be blisteringly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you go to Puerto Vallarta in September, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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October

If you vacation in Puerto Vallarta during October, you are likely to see that it is sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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November

If you visit Puerto Vallarta during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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December

If you vacation in Puerto Vallarta during December, you may notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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Activities for Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Puerto Vallarta.

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