Cancun or Puerto Vallarta in September

Old Jun 12th, 2018, 07:11 AM
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Cancun or Puerto Vallarta in September

Hi there,

My husband and I are looking to go to either Cancun or Puerto Vallarta the first week in September -- any thoughts on which one to prioritize? Looking for a nice balance of things to do and relaxation.

Also, should I be worried about the rainy season the first week in September? I know there is some risk, but wanted to gauge whether or not I should consider somewhere else altogether.

Any help is much appreciated!
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Old Jun 12th, 2018, 09:46 AM
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Yes. You should be worried about the rain I *love* Puerto Vallarta, absolutely adore it and visit 2x/year. Just got back from my most recent (30th+ trip) last week.

That said... I would not go in August or September. It's not only rain but really really hot and humid and buggy. September is statistically the wettest month of the year in PV. I just don't think it would be enjoyable.
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Old Jun 12th, 2018, 11:41 AM
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Helpful, thanks! Anywhere else in the Caribbean then that you would recommend or should you stay away from it all with the rain?
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Old Jun 12th, 2018, 12:34 PM
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Personal choice really I guess and how much the weather would impact what you plan on doing... but yes the rainy season is in full swing in that longitude including Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean islands at that time of year.

At least Pacific Coast Mexico is less likely to have a hurricane, which is a consideration for most Caribbean islands or the Caribbean side of Mexico.
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Old Jun 13th, 2018, 07:55 AM
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Looks like it's pretty much a wash regarding weather in these two places in September. Very similar in terms of temperature and rainfall. Looks like each place gets an average of 13 days with some rain in the month of September. I doubt very many of those are all day events. If you're still thinking of going - what are you looking for? Puerto Vallarta and Cancun are very different. I much prefer Puerto Vallarta but depends on your interests.
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Old Jun 13th, 2018, 09:03 AM
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East coast even worst chance of weather especially hurricanes. Wait at least to November for the coasts. Otherwise go to the mountains,
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Old Jun 13th, 2018, 09:19 AM
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How about Hawaii instead? Weather is better there that time of year.
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Old Jun 15th, 2018, 12:56 PM
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All helpful, thank you! We've been to Hawaii so what about Aruba? Heard that we have a better chance with weather there during this time frame.
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Old Jun 15th, 2018, 12:58 PM
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No idea, never been to Aruba. You might want to make a new post and put it in the Caribbean forum (?) so more people see your request (since this one is about Cancun and PV) and posted under Mexico.
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Old Jun 18th, 2018, 10:39 AM
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I hit two hurricanes in a week early 1970's in the Caribbean in September so it's chacy at besr,
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Old Jun 18th, 2018, 07:15 PM
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So far this season, 3 tropical storms/hurricanes on Mexico's Pacific side, none on the Caribbean/gulf side.
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Old Jun 19th, 2018, 07:57 AM
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All 3 disturbances, some that became hurricanes, did not approach the coast, that's the big difference between the two sides of Mexico in hurricane season.
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Old Jun 20th, 2018, 02:13 PM
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< All 3 disturbances, some that became hurricanes, did not approach the coast, that's the big difference between the two sides of Mexico in hurricane season.>
I wonder if folks in Baja Sur and Guerrero and Oaxaca know that?
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Old Jun 21st, 2018, 07:02 AM
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I was replying to the poster's original question.

Cancun or Puerto Vallarta in September

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Old Jun 22nd, 2018, 11:35 AM
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Rainy season is definitely going to be a concern that time of year & considering how crazy the weather has been it may be better for you to consider other areas too.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2018, 06:26 AM
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We are still waiting for the Rainy Season here in PV, late this year.
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Old Jun 25th, 2018, 08:07 AM
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It's here now, we've had rain two nights so far, nothing daytime - yet !
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Old Jun 27th, 2018, 08:54 AM
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Aruba would be a solid choice. Itís out of the hurricane belt and has great weather year round.
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Dying to go to Cancun is it worth it?
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Old Jul 15th, 2018, 08:46 AM
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What is your question about Cancun?
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