Best Time to Fly to Puerto Vallarta

Peak Season

Puerto Vallarta's peak season runs during the winter months. December through February months are packed with travelers looking for an escape from the frigid cold Northern air. The weather is beautiful here, but rarely can you find a discount on a Puerto Vallarta flight or hotel.

Off Season

Hurricane season falls from late-September to early-November and while this is also some of the best temperatures, travelers risk being indoors due to a hurricane. The rainy season is June through October, but if you can handle some spouts of rain and don't mind a few cloudy days, cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta and discounted hotel rates are easily found.


You won’t need Captain Stubing or Julie McCoy to help navigate your Puerto Vallarta vacation. The Love Boat travelers were docked at the Port of Puerto Vallarta, but people on have more opportunities for exploration on this Mexico resort destination.  There’s no shortage of things to do in Puerto Vallarta. From secluded beaches to deep-sea diving and food festivals to tequila distilleries, booking a Puerto Vallarta flight and hotel vacation package won’t disappoint.

Puerto Vallarta blends Spanish culture in historic old town with a cosmopolitan feel from the newly developed beach-front resorts. The quaint center of town is lined with cobblestone streets, and washed-white homes with wrought-iron balconies and blooming flowers. Not far from the center of old town are luxury hotels, restaurants and bars that line the coastal walkway, offering Puerto Vallarta visitors the best of both worlds. Depending on when you plan to visit, your Puerto Vallarta flight might arrive in the middle of festival season (and you won’t be disappointed). Puerto Vallarta is a culinary Mecca. The food on your plane ride to Puerto Vallarta might be less-than award winning, but the Gourmet Dining Festival every November features some of the best chef’s from around the world.

It’s easy to find an airline tickets to Puerto Vallarta for a weekend of debauchery and decadence that helps escape reality. The nightlife in Puerto Vallarta is famous for its discos, live music clubs, and outdoor nightclubs. There’s no shortage of Mexican fiestas to be had in this destination hotspot.

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Puerto Vallarta climate

The rainy season in Puerto Vallarta is June through October, but this is also the best time to find cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta’s hurricane season runs from late September to early November.

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Getting around Puerto Vallarta

You don't need a car in Puerto Vallarta unless you plan to extend your vacation to other areas of Mexico.

Cabs and taxis are easily found through old town and along the resort district. If you're staying at a resort, let your feet do the walking around the area. The beach front resort area is packed with restaurants, bars and shopping all within walking distance from the many resorts.

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Puerto Vallarta Travel Information

  • There are so many activities to do in Puerto Vallarta, it's wise to think ahead and plan your days. From wind surfing to scuba diving, and snorkeling and water-skiing, there's something for everyone. Take a day to swim with the dolphins or go whale watching.
  • The South Side of Puerto Vallarta features plenty of alternative entertainment, including gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs.
  • Take a tour of an authentic tequila distillery while you're in Mexico. Many hotels will arrange tours to some of the area distilleries, and they are worth the visit. Learn how tequila is made, taste test a variety of different tequila versions and take home a bottle for a special occasion.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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