Mexico Hurricane Season - Puerto Vallarta

Old Aug 7th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Mexico Hurricane Season - Puerto Vallarta

Hi,

I am planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta on october. But I found out that a huge hurricane landed on PV in october 2002 and it really scared me.

Should I try another destination ?
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 02:11 PM
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Not really .

Hurricanes are not that common on the Pacific Coastline.

Hurricanes have hit Cancun,Acapulco and Mazanillo....it is a tough break for tourist when they do come.

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Old Aug 8th, 2007, 01:35 PM
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october is the best time... vallarta is in the bay of bandaras... very seldom hurricanes come here..
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Old Aug 9th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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I was planning to go to P.V. when the hurricane hit the first in 65 yrs. Had to change my plans at the last minute and go somewhere else. No one even notified me I happened to be talking on the phone to friends of ours in P.V. and they told us not to come. It is totally up to you, I would not take the chance again. Try going in November if you can it is beautiful I go in Nov & Mar. Nov it is quiet not too crowded actually it is off season too. Again I don't want to change your mind, hurricanes hardly ever happen in P.V. whatever you decide have a great time.
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Old Aug 9th, 2007, 12:29 PM
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That was the first hurricane to hit land in the region for over 50+ years... I think you're safe
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Old Aug 9th, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the hurricane itself hit PV. What I believe hit PV was some storm surges from the hurricane that was outside the bay. Which I believe is something like 200 miles or km's.

With all that said October is one of my favorite months to travel to PV. Everything is still so lush and green. Do not change your plans for something that has only happened once in 50+ years.
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Old Aug 9th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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True... it hit land around San Blas (3 hours to the north of Vallarta, along the coast, not in the Bay of Banderas).
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Old Aug 9th, 2007, 03:47 PM
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Ditto to posts by Suze. It would be very very unlikely that the "waves" of a hurricane would again come into Banderas Bay in the next 65 years. I would only be concerned about the heat and possible rains in October.
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