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Money Matters

The currency here is the Mexican peso. US Dollars are accepted at times in many of the city's businesses, but normally for purchases under 100 dollars, ask beforehand to make sure it's an option. For current exchange rates, ideas and tips, credit cards and so on read the specific currency section.

More on Banks, ATMs, Important phones

marina whale

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There's a dedicated section on our site with the many options in town, most are free to enjoy. Right off the top of our heads, we can recommend:

More ideas here:

Marieta Islands

Feed yourself

Though the newbies in town arrive looking for sun and beaches, those that have been coming back to the place know it for the great food and variety of restaurants available to tempt and pamper their tongues. You can find European style restaurants as elegant as they come with gourmet offerings, but you can just as well get fresh fish grilled on a stick on the beach or the good ol' tacos on the street stand. So, you can be sure you'll find it all here mostly very relaxed and well priced.

Pescado embarazado

Local food & drinks

  1. Agua de coco: fresh coconut juice, they'll cut open a fresh green coconut, and put the refreshing juice in a plastic bag (common Mexican method for juices). They then normally ask if you want the meat too, if so they cut it open, scrape the soft meat and cut into pieces, the norm in Mexico is to add lime juice and some chile powder, if not, tell them to just give it to you unseasoned.
  2. Agua de Jamaica: a very refreshing and healthy juice made from red hibiscus flowers, great to cool down and with that color (as long as it's natural) you can imagine it's healthily full of antioxidants and stuff ;-)
  3. Aguachile
  4. Ceviche: raw seafood “cooked” by in lime juice. Can be mixed with tomato, coriander, avocado, onion, salt, and spices. The fish used is normally: mackerel, tuna, shrimp, octopus, and squid. can be served on tostadas.
  5. Chilaquiles: a Mexican breakfast favorite, it's made different ways around the country, but in essence, it's salted totopos (what people might normally know as nachos) with a tomato-based sauce on top and then grated cheese that can be melted too. You can add chicken and eggs too and they can be red or green, depending on the tomato used, the red you already know, the green tomato is a Mexican specialty (tomatillo), very tasty, do ask for them without chili "sin picante" if you are not used to the strong spices used in Mexico.
  6. Chiles en nogada
  7. Coctel de camarones
  8. Mezcal
  9. Pescado embarazado (en-vara-asado)
  10. Pescado zarandeado
  11. Pozole
  12. Raicilla: moonshine Mezcal, due to the production process is quite smokey and some say it's made with agaves that have hallucinogenic substances...
  13. Tacos al pastor: tasty tacos made with pork meat cut from a spit shawarma style, add all the sauces you like, some parsley, onion and you can top it off with a piece of pineapple too, that they have there for the occasion.
  14. Tequila

Food stands at Playa Los Muertos

Festival gourmet

Airport transfers and taxis

Check with your hotel if they offer airport transfers, if not, once you get out of immigration and the baggage claim (through the timeshare shark tank, read more in the airport section) and into the airport hall you can reserve a taxi with one of the two companies there. The fees are fixed by area and you don't need to haggle or worry. Read more about the rates.

taxis

Taxis / Uber

Taxis are a great option to move around town, you'll find them everywhere in town, they aren't very expensive and charge based on zones, just make sure you are happy with the price before you drive off in one. Minimum rate is around $3.50 (US dollar) and a set fee of around $1.50 (US dollar) per zone. Tips included in the fare, but if you wish you can tip around 10%. They are easily identified by their yellow-white color and signs. Read more. A new option is using the Uber App to get transport service. There have been startup issues, with taxis adopting a belligerent stance. Seems things have calmed down, specially as laws have now protected the service. It's cheaper, but requires you wait for their arrival, whereas, you'll find taxis right there waiting for you around town. You choose.

Buses

Local Buses

Local buses are also a popular way to move around town, especially for those that have visited a few times, it is a bit awkward when you try it for the first time, but you soon get a hang of it it's liberating, plus the price is hard to beat at around $0.60 (US dollars). They drive from around 6 AM till around 10:30-11 PM all week. You can identify them by color, blue buses go to the Marina Vallarta from downtown, the orange ones travel from the Romantic Zone to the south zone and so on. Remember to bring change to pay for the fare, don't arrive with a 200peso bill!

More information on local buses and longer trips in the bay.

Rental cars

You can also rent a car and have the freedom of moving around at will and whenever you want, read more on requirements and find a company in our car rentals section.

Malecon II

On foot

A great way to soak it all in, it's my favorite way to move around, you never know what you'll see or find. Take in all the sights and get some great photos while working up an appetite for the next meal. You'll find the hidden stores, small side streets, fun paths winding up the hill, small restaurants or cafes, it's discovery time.

Though distances can be large if you choose a hotel far from the downtown area, it is still possible to walk almost anywhere in the urban area if you are in the right shape, have the right shoes and put on some sunblock.

There are sidewalks all over town and you won't need to be worried when crossing bridges or parks, there'll always be some way to get to the other side. Read more.

Yelapa Pangas

Water taxis

If you are going to visit the beautiful paradise-like beaches south of Boca de Tomatlán (we can't recommend them enough) you'll need to take a water taxi, mainly from the Los Muertos Pier, Marina Vallarta or from Boca de Tomatlan. Here's the schedule. Prices will vary depending on where you take the boat and how long the trip is, will normally fall between 50 and 100 pesos each way south from Boca.

Safety | Hurricanes | Sharks

Safety & crime

It'd be foolish and false to say that there is no crime In Puerto Vallarta, there is, as there is in any other city of its size, but violent crime is rare and involving tourists it's even rarer. The scary news you hear from Mexico is related to drug gangs and is centered mostly in border states with USA and cities like Ciudad Juárez, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, more than a thousand miles away from Puerto Vallarta. Read our specific article on the subject.

If we are to give you any recommendations while you are in the city, it'd be the normal, common sense ones you use in your own country:

  • don't wave money around
  • don't wear all your gold and diamonds
  • don't act the ugly American
  • keep your eyes open, be aware of your surroundings, and
  • try not to behave like a fool, for example getting drunk passing out on the street (easy victim).

Others would be:

  • don't do drugs
  • don't get involved with drugs and
  • follow the law, this includes while driving and on the street

... that's the best way to be sure nothing will happen anywhere in the world.

Most visitors and regulars state they feel safer in the streets of PV than in their own hometowns, even at night.

So, despite what you may have read or seen on the TV and the warnings you may receive from well-meaning but ill-informed friends and family, the odds are that Puerto Vallarta is actually safer than the place you are traveling from, so just relax and enjoy your stay in the city!

Read more on safety and crime.

Hurricanes

hurricanes

Even though Puerto Vallarta is mostly free from hurricanes, it does not mean it's completely free from them, but they are rare events, something like once every 30 years or more. For details read more in our hurricane specific article.

Sharks

sharks

During the 1930's and 40's sharks were part of an economic boom in the bay area, it was good for the pockets of the local businessmen that sold shark fins to Chinese restaurants around the world, not so good for the sharks that were all but extinguished. Furthermore the area is not known for dangerous species. There are no records of attacks in many decades, no one remembers any either. Read more in our sharks and Vallarta article.

In general, if you want to experience Mexico, a new culture, the history, the food and the colorful ambiance, then you have to stay in Puerto Vallarta, preferably in the downtown or romantic zone areas.

If you like the beach, an all-inclusive, just relaxing and maybe take a tour and eat outside the resorts once or twice, then you can go to Nuevo Vallarta, the North zone hotels around Punta Mita or the South zone, including the beaches south of Mismaloya, or any resort within your budget in the area, just make sure that they have a nice beach, if that is your thing. Most hotels in the PV hotel zone do not have great beaches, either small, steep, rocky or maybe even without sand... that's just the truth. There are some acceptable ones, Los Muertos Beach in the Romantic zone or Playa de Oro in the Hotel zone.


Families with children

Romantic zone

Here it depends a little on your kid's ages, but in general, we can say, children, enjoy the pools and the beach and parents want to take them out on smaller fun trips.

Nuevo Vallarta:

Pros:

  • Offers a great beach, wide, low slope, waves aren't too strong (though that can vary at times)
  • There are many nice hotels / resorts that offer great pools, all-inclusive service, choose those with children for free or reduced fees.
  • Many of the resorts have great kid clubs, so they are well taken care of, have fun (treasure hunts, painting and so on) and you can relax as a couple too.
  • Aquaventuras Water Park close by.
  • Vallarta Adventure, the main tour provider is here too, offering various dolphin activities.
  • There is a small mall in Paradise Village and a larger one out by the highway Lago Real, with a Walmart and cinemas.

Cons:

  • You are far from Puerto Vallarta
  • It's not really Mexico (this is a planned tourist development).
  • There are many great things to do in downtown PV and you are really far from it all: the Malecon, one of the fun activities with kids, things you'd enjoy to see like Los Muertos beach and pier, The Marina, or the iconic Parish, but that's to be expected as you've chosen another destination: Nuevo Vallarta.

Read more on Nuevo Vallarta.

In Puerto Vallarta

The Marina area has a good beach on the Pacific side, wide and some great hotels and resorts, the Marina itself offers some restaurants and shopping options and is a nice little trip for the family, but you are still a bit far from town to just jump in and enjoy the action, you can always take a cab/Uber/local bus. The hotel zone has many great all-inclusive hotels too, but distances can be larger to get to malls and other shopping options (check our maps).

If you are going to really enjoy being in Puerto Vallarta with your kids, I think it's best to stay in the downtown area, you can walk everywhere, the Malecon is at hand with the many kid friendly options. Beaches aren't that great, that's the downside, but if you stay in the Romantic Zone, you have Olas Altas and Los Muertos Beach that are great fun for kids.


Couples

Couples

If you are going to relax and have a romantic time, the options are innumerable. There are many great and impressive hotels in the North Zone, like the Four Seasons or St. Regis or in Nuevo Vallarta too. If you want to go out a lot, then the options at the Marina Vallarta and the Hotel zone are better and the closer you are to town best. If you are into restaurants, bars, nightlife and being in the heart of it all, then downtown and the romantic zone are for you, plus you'll get to experience the real Mexico, which of course, is what most people want when on vacation, feel like they've gone to some other country and culture.


Seniors

Seniors

Here the option is clear, either downtown or the romantic zone. You can enjoy the city, the distances aren't large, you can stroll along the Malecon, enjoy the sea, the views and you have everything close by. If you choose to make your own food for some meals, choose a hotel with a kitchen, makes things so much easier. If not, you have all kinds of food options around. The art galleries, the architecture, the history of the town, is right there, outside your door.


Single

Singles

You are going to enjoy Vallarta because there are so many options, you'll be looking for fun with other single people, you can meet them on the various tours, in town, at the restaurants at the nightclubs and bars. It's easier to get to the main attractions and places to be if you stay in the Downtown area and in the Romantic Zone. The romantic zone offers more concentrated activity and the south part of the area also caters to the LGBT community. Downtown Vallarta is more traditional and offers many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs on the Malecon or on side streets leading to the Malecon. For tours and other activities, it doesn't really matter as many of them pick you up at your hotel or in nearby locations.


LGBT Community

Los Muertos Beach

You want to be in the middle of it all, then it's the romantic zone and more specifically the southern area of Los Muertos beach, there are also many bars and nightclubs in the general area. At Los Muertos beach, look for the blue beach chairs. Even though some decades ago PV was hesitant regarding LGBTQ visitors, things have opened up and you'll find the town is now actually a welcoming destination with a booming scene.

The main areas of the city from the airport going south, the Marina Vallarta, the Hotel zone, Downtown, Romantic zone (Old Vallarta) and the South zone. Going north from the airport you leave the state of Jalisco and enter the neighboring state of Nayarit, here you find Nuevo Vallarta, another popular destination and the North zone. For more towns north and south check this map.

What's Interesting in each zone?

A good way of deciding where to stay in town would be to know beforehand what interests you and if the zone you are going to stay in has them too, it's hard to give a detailed recount of everything a specific zone has, but we'll try to include the highlights.


North zone

El Anclote

The north zone is quite large, starting in the south at Bucerías and ending on the NW side of the bay in Punta Mita, you'll find small towns that have a more Mexican feel to them, meaning a less developed, a bit more rustic, more traditional, say, the-neighbor-has-chicken-and-roosters-in-his-backyard traditional, and when you pass La Cruz you start finding more resorts, some very exclusive and luxurious, like the St. Regis or the Four Seasons in Punta Mita. In general, the north zone is more for people that want to relax and get away from it all, no night in town, no boozing and so on, either older couples, romantic couples or families with pre-teen kids.

Bucerias

Bucerías is the largest town in this area, many travelers swear it's what Puerto Vallarta was like 50 years ago, it's still very active, has a great long and wide beach, many water-related activities, for example, the area is a kitesurfing, windsurfing favorite. There are good local restaurants and even international ones too. Beyond the bars, small shops and the beachside restaurants there isn't too much to do.

Read more about Bucerías.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Moving further north you arrive in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a smaller town, that has changed its profile quite a bit since the Riviera Nayarit Marina was installed there, there are a number of great little restaurants, the local beach, La Manzanilla is very good too.

Read more about La Cruz.

Between La Cruz and Punta Mita there are only a few condo developments and some nice beaches, like Destiladeras.

Punta Mita is also a small town, with its plaza and church, the main drag is El Anclote beach, here you'll find some great restaurants and the chance to enjoy sea and beach activities. Boats can be rented to visit the Marieta Islands too or to go out scuba and snorkeling.

Read more about the North zone.


 

Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta Hotels

This area is a purpose built tourist destination, á la Cancun, so there is no downtown, no church, no city square, just hotels, resorts, golf courses, two marinas, condos, villas and a few malls and other services that have opened to cover the needs of the local inhabitants and the visitors.

This area is more for the all-inclusive fans, where you mostly stay at the resort, get a tan, relax and eat-drink to your heart's desire.

There's always the chance to jump into Puerto Vallarta or Bucerías, but it'll be a once or twice happening as it's a bit of a distance, especially if you want to save and take a bus.

The beach in Nuevo Vallarta is very nice, wide and great sand and the waves are not too rough, so it's also recommended for families with pre-teen kids, even with teen kids that are not too rowdy, there's a lot to do here too, and the malls that are close by will help them get something else done than just sit in front of their portable "cuckoo" machines (you know, iPads, Smartphones and so on).

Read more about Nuevo Vallarta.


 

Marina Vallarta

marina vallarta

Now we are in Puerto Vallarta, though the Marina is not walking distance from downtown Puerto Vallarta, it's close enough and well connected that you won't hesitate so much in grabbing a taxi or a local bus to go there.

There's a marina with stores, restaurants, cafes, and bars that should cover most of your needs, there was once a mall, but it didn't catch on and has been left abandoned... wonder for how long. There's a championship golf course too and many condominiums and a number of the best hotels and resorts in PV. Most, if not all are all-inclusives and the beachfront ones have a good beach to offer on the Pacific side, it's not nearly as good as the ones in Nuevo Vallarta or further north, the sand is a bit grey, making it hotter and not as esthetically attractive.

Many of the hotels open their doors to the spring breakers, so the Marina area is definitively a place with a bit more noise, more "action" that caters more to a variety of clients. You'll find the very luxy hotels, like the CasaMagna Marriott or Casa Velas more for the older crowd or the Velas Vallarta and Meliá, more for the younger couples, some with kids.

Besides the Marina and the boats you can take from here into the bay, this area doesn't have much more to offer than food, hotels and the golf course.

Read more about Marina Vallarta.


Hotel Zone

Hotel zone

The hotel zone starts off around the harbor area, where you'll find the cruise ships and the Galería Mall beside the local Walmart and SAM's Club. There are many hotels in this area, from the most humble two stars up to luxurious 5-star hotel/resorts.

Pitillal is close by, if you are interested in learning how real Mexicans live, a small town with its plaza, that has been overrun by PV's growth.

There are quite a few malls in this area, so you'll have access to banks, food, restaurants, movies and much more. The area, in general, is relatively new, so there's not much to enjoy in terms of architecture and history. Distances into downtown are now possible on foot.

There are a few important nightlife options in the area, as well as some of the top restaurants too, so you are not far from it all.

The beaches in this zone are not much to write home about, if there is any, they are normally small, crowded and barely more than a bit of sand before reaching the containing walls of the seaside hotels. Some, like the beach by the Sheraton are nothing more than seaside edges full of 3-inch rounded stones...

Read more about the Hotel zone.


Downtown

Downtown

This is the historical part of town, despite the name given to the area south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, this is the real Old Vallarta, here's the plaza, the iconic parish, the hills and the Gringo Gulch. It's in this part of town you'll find the Malecon, a boardwalk that is the starting point of most the area's activity. If you are into strolling around, shopping, people watching, eating, dancing, art, bars, cafés, history, architecture, then this is the zone you need to stay in together with the Romantic zone.

This area offers less than a handful of all-inclusive resorts, in part because space is limited, and mostly because it makes no sense, having an incredible array of options right outside the door, who would stay at the hotel for meals!

The only decent beach in the downtown area is Camarones Beach north of Hotel Rosita all the way to Villa Premiere, a 700-yard beach, but Los Muertos Beach and Olas Altas in the Romantic zone are within walking distance too.

Main attractions: the Malecon, the Guadalupe Parish, the plaza and amphitheater, the hills and Gringo Gulch, Isla Río Cuale and the bridge from Gringo Gulch to the island, the various Flea markets, the Naval Museum, the side streets.

Read more about Downtown Puerto Vallarta.


Romantic zone (Old Vallarta)

Romantic Zone

Even though the romantic zone is a part of town that is actually newer than the downtown area, it's also an area that developed primarily around the first hotels and bars on Los Muertos beach, so it's more geared for tourism, lots of stores, restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, all one beside the other, so this place is electric with activity, but it's also a bit less attractive from the architectural and historical point of view. Even so, Olas Altas and Los Muertos beach all make up for it and more. The Malecon on the north side has now been united to the south side by the Malecon II and the pedestrian bridge over the Cuale river, so it's almost as if it all was just one long beachside stroll.

Old Vallarta is a favorite of the expats and the regulars in town, this is because there's always something to do, always somewhere to go and enjoy their town. It's a great option for families with kids of all ages, great for the older couples and it's the best place for the LGBT crowd, as the south side of Los Muertos offers many of the resorts they favor.

Main attractions: Los Muertos beach, the pier, Olas Altas, the Isla Cuale and the Farmer's Market (Nov.-May).

Want to be in the middle of it all, here and downtown are the places to stay.

Read more about the Romantic zone.


South Zone

South Zone

The South zone is a bit like the North zone, it's a bit far from it all, transport helps you come into town, but it's not something you'll do so often, so you tend to stay in the resorts and hotels. There are some very exclusive condo developments in this area too.

The main attractions found in this area are Mismaloya beach, Los Arcos, which can reached by sea from Mismaloya, the Zoo a few nice beaches, El Tuito, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Boca de Tomatlán and the beaches to the south that can only be reached by sea, which include Las Ánimas, Quimixto, Majahuitas and Yelapa.

The area caters to families with small children and older couples. The southern beaches are more for newlyweds, endless romantics and those that enjoy getting away (really away) from it all.

Read more about the South zone.

This information is just as a general reference and can change at any given point in time, we recommend you contact your local travel authorities for updates and confirmation.

Documents US and Canadian citizens need to travel to Mexico

USA citizens need to have an original, signed passport that is valid for at least six months beyond their stay. Canadian citizens also need to have a valid passport. Citizens without a valid passport will not be allowed entry into Mexico and will be returned to their country of origin.

South ZZone, Las Animas

Entry requirements UK citizens

If you’re visiting Mexico as a tourist you don’t need a visa, but you do need a tourist card, which you can get on arrival by completing an immigration form available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico.

If you lose your tourist card you can get it replaced at the immigration office at any international airport in Mexico. You need a tourist card to leave the country. They currently cost 500 pesos (25 dollars approx.)

Tourists are not allowed to undertake voluntary (including human rights) work, or activity, or any form of paid employment. If you wish to carry out this type of work you must get the correct visa from the Mexican Embassy before you travel.

It is no longer possible to switch immigration status in-country. You can’t enter Mexico on a tourist visa and then change it for a work visa. You must apply at the Mexican Consulate of your normal place of residence in plenty of time before you are due to travel.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Mexico.

Do you need a visa to get into Mexico?

Countries that need a visa to enter Mexico, those that don't.

What you need for your trip

First off, you have your passport, if not, then get one and then start planning, because you just can't travel any longer without one. Do you need a visa? Countries that need a visa to enter Mexico, those that don't.

Yes, you have your passport, you've then maybe chosen an area in the bay area or the town that is best for your interests, you now need to choose your accommodation.

You should choose your hotel based on budget and interests, beachfront for those that enjoy beaches, swimming and sea activities, close to shopping options or not, close to the attractions, romantic or boisterous and so on. This will require a bit of research. Use our hotel maps by zone to find the hotels that are best for you.

Buy your plane ticket or package and plan your perfect trip, make a list of what you'd like to see, visit, experience and enjoy and then find out how you can get it done.

Malecon statues

What to pack

Depending on the season you'll pack light or very light summer clothes, a light sweater or cotton jacket for nights if you are the chilly type, but otherwise just the summer stuff. Maybe a fancy dress, pants, jacket if you are going to go to the "chic" restaurants and nightclubs, plus your comfortable tennis shoes for long walks and tours, flipflops are very common "gringo" trait. The rest of the list should at least include money, debit/credit cards, sunblock, swimming clothes, insect repellent for your tours.

Packing list

  • Passport with visa if necessary
  • Driver's license
  • Health insurance card
  • Money & credit cards
  • Your airplane reservation and contact phone numbers
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses (prescriptions too)
  • Cellphone (contact your provider beforehand if you're going to use it in Mexico) and charger
  • Any important prescription medicine
  • Reading material for the trip
  • Sunscreen

If you forget anything you can get these products in town at one of the local supermarkets or Walmart & Sam's Club. See our supermarket list.

Bugambilias

Puerto Vallarta enjoys great tropical climate all year-round, average daytime temperatures of 80ºF (27°C) and cooler evening temperatures during the winter months. Summers are sunny with afternoon rains, just enough to cool things off so you can enjoy your evening activities.

December to February (winter months)

Daytime: temperate and you can easily wear light clothes.
Nighttime: if you are from the area you put some warmer clothes like a light sweater, a cotton jacket or a long-sleeve shirt, but if you are from a cold climate, you'll be fine with short sleeves.

March to June

Very light clothes, this period is hotter than the winter months with some wind, careful with short light skirts.

Temperatures

July to mid-October

The rainy season begins, bring rain clothes or an umbrella which is better so you don't have an extra layer in this hot humid weather. Get a cheap umbrella in town. It's important that you know that it does not rain all day and every day. It may rain a bit in the morning, a bit during the day and then most of it at night, it's intermittent and for short runs, it doesn't get in the way of touring and enjoying the area, it is actually a blessing as temperatures actually go down. Temperatures rise to around 90 - 93ºF (32 - 34 ºC) on some days, especially during August and September and it is very humid, expect to sweat quite a bit, so bring extra shirts or blouses, cold showers will be a regular treat during the day. A good tip is to bring a water spray along to cool down.

Mid-October until the beginning of December

Temperatures decrease, the rain stops, very little wind, you should use light summer clothes, you might need long sleeve clothes in the afternoon and night if you are accustomed to high temperatures. This period is great as the high season hasn't arrived yet and you can get good deals.

What to Pack Throughout the Year

January
Hat, sunglasses, light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool. Sunscreen.
July
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, travel umbrella, long sleeved shirt, jacket or cardigan for air-conditioned restaurants.
February
Hat, sunglasses, light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool. Sunscreen.
August
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, travel umbrella for nightly rains, long sleeved shirt, jacket or cardigan for air-conditioned restaurants.
March
Hat, sunglasses, light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool. Sunscreen.
September
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, travel umbrella for nightly rains, long sleeved shirt, jacket or cardigan for air-conditioned restaurants.
April
Hat, sunglasses, light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool. Sunscreen.
October
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, travel umbrella for nightly rains, long sleeved shirt, jacket or cardigan for cooler evenings or air conditioned areas. This month sees the end of the rainy season.
May
Hat, sunglasses, light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool. Sunscreen.
November
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, for warm sunny days; light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool.
June
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, travel umbrella for nightly rains, long sleeved shirt, jacket or cardigan for air conditioned restaurants.
December
Light, cool clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, for warm sunny days; light sweater, jacket or cardigan as nights can be cool.

More in our weather section.

PV sunset

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