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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Puerto Vallarta...

Puerto Vallarta is a beach in Mexico. The water temperature around Puerto Vallarta varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 23.7°C (74.7°F) in March up to 30.9°C (87.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Puerto Vallarta is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Puerto Vallarta?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Puerto Vallarta is ca:
25°C (78°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Puerto Vallarta. The nearest one is Puerto Vallarta, which is only 12.9km (9.6miles) away from Puerto Vallarta. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Puerto Vallarta and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Puerto Vallarta are La lancha, which is roughly 15.5km (9.6miles) away, and Veneros, located 20.4km (12.7miles) from Puerto Vallarta.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches in proximity to Puerto Vallarta. The closest one is Playita del Condado, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Puerto Vallarta. Another fun beach near Puerto Vallarta is Nuevo Vallarta, which is ca 5.3km (3.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Puerto Vallarta?

The sea temperature at Puerto Vallarta is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (88°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Puerto Vallarta. However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures reach lows of 24°C (75°F). During these months, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Puerto Vallarta?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F) during February, March, and April. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 26 to 31°C (79-88°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Puerto Vallarta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Puerto Vallarta...

Do you know what the the city Colpo in France, the city Cohasset in United States, and the city Melchor Ocampo in Mexico have in common with Puerto Vallarta? Click on the links to find out...