mexico in August?? Bad idea??

Old Apr 16th, 2003, 09:09 AM
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mexico in August?? Bad idea??

I am wanting to go to Puerto Vallarta in mid-late August, especially Sayulita (30 min south) but I am coming across info about bad weather. Does anyone truly suggest I don't go in August? If so, can you reccommend anywhere else in Mexico that might be OK that time of year, as August is the only time I have to travel. Thanks!!
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Old Apr 16th, 2003, 09:13 AM
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Sarah, Sayulita is about 45 minutes north, not south.

Are you definitely wanting a beach? I would be more inclined to go inland to the mountains if I had to go in the summer. It'll be very hot and humid, I think.
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Old Apr 16th, 2003, 07:31 PM
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Yes, Sayulita is north of PV. Yes, it will be HOT, humid, and most likely raining at least some of the time. Personally I love PV/Mexico and would go any chance I get!!

For cooler weather try the mountains maybe?
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I agree with Suze; if you have to go to Mexico in August, definitely go to the higher elevations. Believe that would include the Copper Canyon area but not positive. Temps in the beach areas can reach 120F in August. No fun.
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Not only is it way too hot, but since it is off-season (because it is way too hot, naturally), you will be treated like stepchildren at most hotels.

San Miguel de Allende is a wonderful place to go and it's much cooler. They have a nice golf course, horseback riding, galleries, etc.

Also Guadalajara, though not quite as cool as San Miguel, you can live without air conditioning and it has EVERYTHING! The Teatro, mariachis, museums, parks, and only a short drive to beautiful Tequila. Fantastic shopping in suburban Tlaquepaque and Tonaly; not too far from the pottery capital of Mexico - Delores Hidalgo (that's the name of the town).
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 12:39 PM
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I'm curious about pasquale's comment above about being treated like a stepchild at hotels. I'd think in Puerto Vallarta in August they'd be thrilled for tourist business and treat you grandly, no?
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I'm going to Cuernavaca the first week in August and I too have wondered about it being the rainy season so thanks for posting the question. I wonder if anyone knows if Cuernavaca gets a lot of rain in August?
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pasquale,
Thanks! Friends are going to Guadalajara & San Miguel this summer and worried about no a/c in the hotel.
Any other recos for that area? How about Guanajuato?
Thanks.
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Jaime.
"120F in August." no way at the most 95yF
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No different than Eastern US which is hot and humid all summer! At least you cnn experience the cultural differences and enjoy umbrella drinks pool side!

Go 4 it!
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