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What Puerto Vallarta Travelers Can Expect This High Season  

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If you are planning a visit to Puerto Vallarta in the upcoming high season, you are in for a treat.  

The beautiful coastal destination is gearing up for an exciting end to its 2023 travel season.  

After what has been a slower-paced off-season, the high season promises to bring a wave of visitors seeking sunny beaches and exciting adventure.  

aerial view puerto vallarta with el malecon

Jorge García, the Director of Tourism, shared that there has been an incredible amount of hard work going on throughout the year to prepare for this moment. 

Let us look at what travelers can expect this high season in the Puerto Vallarta region.  

The Start of the High Season 

The high season is expected to kick off in November and extends all the way through April.  

That is right; nearly six months of prime travel time.  

During this period, you can anticipate a surge of tourists heading to this tropical destination. 

Pleasant weather and a variety of activities attract travelers during this time looking to experience the best of Puerto Vallarta.  

tourist walking along beach puerto vallarta

Fantastic Occupancy Rates 

One of the highlights of this high season is the anticipation of fantastic occupancy rates. 

It is estimated that hotels in the area will enjoy an average occupancy rate of over 70% during November, December, January, and February.  

That is fantastic news for both local businesses and tourists looking for a vibrant atmosphere. 

But what is so special about Puerto Vallarta during the high season?  Well, there is a lot to look forward to. 

puerto vallarta beach during sunset

Perfect Weather 

First, the weather during this time of year is spectacular.  

With temperatures ranging from the 70s to 80s, Puerto Vallarta offers some of its best weather during this time, drawing in visitors looking for warmer climates and to escape the cold.  

The sun shines brightly, and temperatures are comfortably warm, making it ideal for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.  

las conchas beach puerto vallarta

Festive Celebrations 

During this time, the city also hosts several festivals like Dia de Muertos and the Festival of Virgen de Guadalupe where you can immerse yourself in beautiful and vibrant traditions. 

From October to May, Puerto Vallarta hosts the Historic Center Art Walk where amazing art is displayed including local artists and hand-made items.  

The city comes alive with festivities, and you can expect celebrations that highlight the rich culture and traditions of this region. 

dancers in festival puerto vallarta

Water Adventures

The calm and clear waters during the high season are perfect for water-based activities.  

Whether it is snorkeling, diving, or simply swimming in the gentle waves, you will find endless opportunities to enjoy the clear waters of Puerto Vallarta.  

December kicks off the prime whale-watching season in Puerto Vallarta, offering travelers an opportunity to witness these amazing creatures in their wild habitat.  

snorkeling in puerto vallarta arcos

Thriving Nightlife 

Evenings in Puerto Vallarta are equally exciting.  

The nightlife scene comes to life during the high season with beachfront bars, live music, and dance clubs that keep the party going until the early hours. 

nightlife puerto vallarta

Plan Ahead for an Unforgettable Visit 

With so much to experience in Puerto Vallarta during high season, it is a good idea to plan your trip in advance.  

Popular attractions, restaurants, and accommodations can get booked quickly.  

Make your reservations, pack your bathing suit, and get ready for an unforgettable experience in this tropical paradise. 

If you have been thinking about visiting Puerto Vallarta, the high season promises an incredible blend of culture, natural beauty, and exciting festivals.  

From sunny days on the beach to vibrant nights on the town, this season offers it all. So, start planning, pack your bags, and get ready to experience Puerto Vallarta this season.  

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