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Why Spring Is The Best Time To Visit This Popular Beach City In Mexico 

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Everyone knows that Mexico is a treasure trove of gorgeous beach hubs, but only a few of these have been able to stand the test of time quite like Puerto Vallarta, a place that’s been drawing entire generations of travelers through its dreamy shores and varied entertainment scene that caters to just about everyone.

That’s why most (if not all) Americans dream of getting to experience the allure of Puerto Vallarta firsthand at least once in their lives, and if you, too, have been curious to see what the hype is all about, now might be the best time to book those plane tickets.

puerto vallarta from above

Kayak’s “Best Time To Travel” tool is an algorithm that takes all of the platform’s data into account to determine when certain places can be enjoyed best, and based on a combination of factors, including pricing, weather, and overall enjoyment, spring is the perfect season to discover the many wonders of Puerto Vallarta.

There’s No Cheapest Time To Fly To Puerto Vallarta

You don’t have to consider yourself a budget-conscious traveler to appreciate a good deal – and that’s exactly what you’ll get if you schedule your Puerto Vallarta trip this spring.

puerto vallarta arches

According to Skyscanner, March is the cheapest time to fly from the U.S. to Puerto Vallarta, followed by May and April, in that order.

Return tickets booked during these months start at $225, which is roughly $100 less than what you’d pay during peak season (right around the winter holidays).

Hotels and short-term rentals in the city are pretty reasonably priced this time of year, too.

downtown puerto vallarta

The average daily rate hovers around $140, but some stays can go for as low as $72.

While not dirt cheap, this is still pretty good, considering you’re planning a dreamy beach vacation in Mexico.

The Weather Is Impeccable

Low prices aren’t enough to convince even the stingiest travelers, especially when that means going during a time of dreadful weather.

Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to visiting Puerto Vallarta in spring.

Tropical resort in Yelapa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In these upcoming months, the climate in the city will be impeccable – sunny, dry, and with temperatures that hover around the comfortable mid-70s to mid-80s.

Remember, though, that the gentle sea breeze that keeps you from overheating throughout the day can get a bit chilly at night, so bringing a shawl or light jacket along for those late-night seaside strolls is always a good idea.

Explore The Wonders Of Puerto Vallarta Crowd-Free

If you’re anything like me, even a visit to the most stunning destination on Earth will end up feeling stressful if you’re surrounded by hundreds of other people invading your personal space every step you take.

people on a puerto vallarta beach

That’s why timing your Puerto Vallarta visit to coincide with the later spring months can end up being the best decision you can make for that quiet, crowd-free experience you’ve been seeking.

In this case, however, March is out of the question since it’s one of the most popular months of the year to visit the Mexican hub (along with December).

Come April, though, the tourist crowds die down and you’ll be able to experience the long soft-sanded beaches, gorgeous Old Town, and colorful Malecón completely unbothered – not to mention restaurant lines get cut in half.

View Of The Cathedral And Old Town In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

There’s So Much To See And Do

Don’t let the lack of crowds fool you into thinking you’ll be visiting a dead city; there’s still so much to do and see in Puerto Vallarta this time of year that you’ll struggle to fit everything you want to do into your itinerary.

View from the street below of the The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe with colorful flags strung across the street on a sunny morning in Puerto Vallarta

Foodies can attend the annual Vallarta Restaurant Week in late May, whereas art lovers will need to hurry a bit more—the famous South Side Shuffle will take place in the Art District Zona Romantica on March 8th and 22nd.

Those looking to explore the area’s fascinating natural scene are also in luck since now’s the best time to go whale watching in Puerto Vallarta (the majestic creatures are currently migrating through Banderas Bay).

Whale coming out of the water

For more fun things to see and do around the city these upcoming months, you can check out this comprehensive events calendar.

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