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A trip to Puerto Vallarta wouldn’t be complete without a dip (or even better, many) in the ocean, and there are those for which the whole point of traveling to Vallarta is the ocean, the waves, and maybe the wind.

Seawater temperature in Puerto Vallarta

Then the question is: what water temperatures can you expect on your next trip to the area? Is the seawater warm, hot, or cold? Find out below:

Average Water Temperatures in the Bay
January to May
65° – 76°F (18 – 24ºC)
June to December
76° – 84°F (24 – 29ºC)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 22 21 21.5 23 25 26.5 28 29 29 27.5 25.5 22.5
Max °C 27 26.5 26 26.5 29 30 31.5 31.5 31.5 31.5 29.5 27.5
Min °F 72 72.5 73 75 79 81 83.5 85.5 85 83.5 79.5 75
Max °F 78.5 77.5 77 78.5 83.5 85 87 87.5 87.5 87 83.5 80

Monthly average water temperatures over a number of years *

Average Water Temperatures (Banderas Bay) Celsius

Average Water Temperatures (Banderas Bay) Fahrenheit

* Temperatures are from around the mouth of the Cuale River.
** Expect temperatures at the Marietas Islands to be about 5°F cooler than sites closer to shore like Los Arcos (The Arches).

For more details regarding air temperatures, humidity and precipitation, check our PV Weather section, click here.

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