Puerto Vallarta: November Weather Averages
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|Chance of Sunny Day||59 %|
|Rainfall days||1 days|
|Chance of Rain||3 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||9 %|
Averages for Puerto Vallarta in November
November marks the start of the dry season in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as the city heads towards winter. Luckily, thanks to its location so close to the equator, Puerto Vallarta boasts a tropical climate which means that the temperatures are still very high at this time of year. The crowds began to file back to the city after the rainy season, and you’ll see the beaches and attractions start to get busier.
High temperatures in November can reach 31°C and above, though daily averages tend to hover around 25°C. At night the temperature remains mild, rarely dipping below 18°C. It’s best to pack layers if you’re visiting Puerto Vallarta at this time of year – t-shirts, shorts, and swimwear is ideal for the daytime, whilst you might want to pack some lightweight cardigans and jumpers for when the sun goes down. One thing you absolutely must pack is suncream, as the sun is still exceptionally strong despite the city being on the downwards spiral towards winter.
The rainy season is finally over, and there is hardly any rain at all in November compared to the previous months, with around 22mm falling over an average of just 1 day. It’s unlikely you’ll get caught in any showers, but you can pack an umbrella if you want to stay on the safe side. Alternatively, you can always duck inside a shop, café, or bar until it passes.
Puerto Vallarta might well be on its way to winter in November, but there is still plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed with around 10 hours of sunshine per day – loads of time to explore all the cultural attractions as well as spend some time on the beach!
As the rainy season is finally over, the crowds begin to flock to the numerous beaches that flank the city’s coast – there’s plenty of sand to go around though! With sea temperatures sitting at a positively tropical 28°C, hitting the beach is definitely something you’ll want to do. Plus, if you’re a watersports enthusiast, there’s plenty of opportunities for you to get your adrenalin pumping along the coast.
November is a popular time to visit Puerto Vallarta as the rainy season is finally over, being replaced instead by hours of uninterrupted sunshine – perfect for soaking up some last minute sun before winter finally sets in.
Where to Stay
The Crown Paradise Golden is a luxury all-inclusive resort on the beachfront of Puerto Vallarta. It’s an adults-only accommodation option and boasts spacious rooms with crisp white designs flecked with splashes of colour. Each room has its own large balcony or terrace with views out across the bay and beyond. There are six restaurants for guests to try, as well as a bar and a pool-side lounge, a spa, and tennis and SCUBA lessons.
The Hotel Paloma del Mar is ideally located in the heart of the city and boasts a selection of suites and apartments that each come with their own kitchenettes and lounge areas. The design is cosy and comfortable with typical Mexican touches like distressed wood furniture and tiled floors. In addition, there is an on-site spa with a range of high-quality treatments, as well as a restaurant that serves up a delicious selection of traditional Mexican dishes.
The San Marino Hotel is a four-star accommodation option located by the beach. Its rooms are spacious and brightly coloured with tiled floors and large balconies overlooking the water and surrounding landscape, plus there’s a relaxing on-site pool, a kid’s playground, and an on-site restaurant for guests to enjoy.
Things to do
Art lovers should visit the Galeria Pacifico where you can browse a selection of contemporary artworks and sculptures by famous local artists. The gallery owner leads a number of tours along the Malecon, taking in the numerous sculptures that dot the strip, ending up back at the gallery for refreshments and further information. Visitors can pick up locally made souvenirs, too, and learn about the history of the art scene in the area.
If you’re on the hunt for some beautiful nature, head to El Eden, which boasts a natural pool complete with waterfalls surrounded by jungle scenery. Here, there’s the option to participate in some canopy tours, or to sit back and relax with a drink at one of the nearby cafes. A great alternative to a day at the beach!
Hit the Beach
The beaches begin to get busier again in November as the rainy season comes to an end – there’s plenty of sand to go around, though, whether you’re looking for secluded coves or stretches of sun-bleached coast. As well as swimming and sunbathing, visitors can also try their hand at some watersports along the beach, including kitesurfing and jet-skiing, plus there’s numerous places to snorkel and SCUBA dive to get up close and personal with the city’s underwater world.
Playa Las Glorias is a very quiet beach just off Los Tules. It’s the perfect place for kicking back, relaxing, and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of the city. The water here is warm and the shallows are great for splashing around in. There’s often not many people around as it’s difficult to get to from the main road – instead, it’s accessed through a hotel and restaurant.
Where to Drink & Eat
Café Roma is a lively pizzeria in the heart of the city centre. It’s tucked away down a side street, and boasts a colourful, quirky interior complete with an in-house parrot! The menu consists of pizzas, pastas, ribs, chicken wings and more, plus the flavoured margaritas are a firm favourite – including fresh lime, banana and mango. In addition, there are karaoke nights throughout the week to get everyone in the party mood.
El Andariego is a traditional Mexican restaurant featuring a rustic design with tiled floors and plenty of pot plants dotted around. There is a well-stocked bar with a variety of spirits and cocktails on offer, and the menu is filled with delicious fresh fish dishes, a selection of grilled meats and, of course, typical Mexican food like quesadillas and enchiladas.