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 surf spot 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 August at Puerto Vallarta is ca:
Are there any other surf spots near by?
Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Puerto Vallarta. The closest one is La lancha, which is just 2.6km (1.6miles) away from Puerto Vallarta. Click here
to check out more information on La lancha and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Puerto Vallarta is Veneros
, which is ca 7.6km (4.7miles) away.
Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Puerto Vallarta?
There are other beautiful beaches near to Puerto Vallarta. The nearest one is Nuevo Vallarta
, which is just 7.7km (4.8miles) away from Puerto Vallarta. Another beach near Puerto Vallarta is Puerto Vallarta
, which is 12.9km (8miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit do I need 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 usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Puerto Vallarta. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to 24°C (75°F). In this season, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.
How is the diving and fishing near Puerto Vallarta?
Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F) during spring. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 26 to 31°C (79-88°F). Fish that love this water temperature 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 Capolat
in Spain, the city Zurow
in Germany, and the city Fordongianus
in Italy have in common with Puerto Vallarta? Click on the links to find out...