May is a beautiful month with nice weather and summer break just around the corner. But is May an excellent month to visit Puerto Vallarta? Simple answer: Yes! Visiting Puerto Vallarta in May is a unique and beautiful experience each traveler must experience at least once in a lifetime. Read on to discover why May is the perfect month to discover Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta’s Best Weather
Puerto Vallarta is a beach resort city on a narrow coastal plain at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas. Because of its unique location, the climate in Puerto Vallarta tends to be consistent all year round: with warm and sunny weather most of the time. However, Puerto Vallarta in May offers one of the best months weather-wise: average highs rank below 86 °F in the afternoons, with cool evenings. Sea temperatures are slightly cooler this time of the year, offering an excellent climate for water activities and a simple, refreshing swim. Since May is not quite Summer yet, you get to avoid the rains and precipitation that are so common during June and July. Instead, you will find clear, blue skies, and cool water temperature, the perfect combination to enjoy all that Puerto Vallarta offers.
When is the shoulder season in Puerto Vallarta?
Another advantage of booking a vacation in Puerto Vallarta in May is that it is considered shoulder season. Surprisingly, Puerto Vallarta’s high season is during the winter, when tourists from colder cities and countries flock to Puerto to escape from chilling temperatures and get some sun. Therefore, during May, as it is a lower season, most hotels, beaches, restaurants, and other attractions are likely available, with much better prices and offers. So, suppose your ideal holiday includes enjoying the beautiful beaches, avoiding the crowds during Spring Break, and experiencing Puerto Vallarta at affordable rates. In that case, May is the perfect month to stay.
Are there fun activities to do during May in Puerto Vallarta?
Puerto Vallarta is always full of exciting activities, regardless of season or time of year. May offers fantastic experiences and activities you cannot miss, such as:
May is one of the best times of the year to chase some waves since amazing ones begin in the bay, making May a must-experience month to catch waves.
Explore what lies beneath the ocean. Since the weather is nice in May, you can find marine life, coral reefs, and many species lurking around.
Exploring the nearby natural attractions
May is the best season to get lost in the amazing jungle since the chance of rain is close to none. You can also visit the nearby Islas Marietas, an area of pristine and untouched little islands, or book a tour of the nearby Vallarta Botanical Gardens and spend a fantastic day in touch with nature.
Puerto Vallarta is known for being gay-friendly, and Pride Month activities and festivities take place during May, with many festivals, parties, and of course, the Pride Parade to enjoy.
Walk the Malecon
May evenings are the perfect time to visit the famous Malecon- the boardwalk along the ocean at the historic center of Puerto Vallarta. There, you can dine at a local restaurant, taste the local street foods, stroll, and finish the evening at one of the many nightclubs.
Where to Stay in May?
Hotel Mousai is one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with impressive suites, exclusive experiences by the beach, and the signature personal touch and service that is the staple of TAFER Hotels & Resorts.
Hotel Mousai is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that offers top-tier amenities and accommodations, such as two infinity pools, oceanfront rooms, a gym, a spa, and many activities for its guests.
Visit Puerto Vallarta, stay at Hotel Mousai, and experience the best beach vacation.