What's January like in Puerto Vallarta?

Old May 14th, 2004, 08:36 AM
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What's January like in Puerto Vallarta?

Planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta in January. Since I'm coming from New York,I'm seeking for a warm weather where I can relax on the beach. But I hear it's in the mid 60s in January. Is it true? If it is, what other places should I try? Cancun, Acapulco, or Ixtapa any better?
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Old May 14th, 2004, 08:48 AM
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Where did you hear mid-60's? Fortunately that's not true! Check any of the PV vacation website; they all have weather charts. The one I just looked at showed January as 77-79F. I've been to PV 15 times, in all the months between November thru April and never seen it as cold as 60 degrees. I have never worn anything warmer than shorts and a t-shirt. Personally I much prefer PV to the other Mexican destinations you mentioned. It's an authentic town, charming, a good mix of tourist infrastructure and normal life. Cancun and Ixtapa were both "built" by the government to bring in tourist dollars. I'm not familiar with Acapulco.
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Well Suze you must not have been there the January I was there (I believe it was January of 1999). It was pretty nice during the day, but it still had a cool, not warm, breeze off of the ocean. At night, forget it. It got extremely chilly/cold. I didn't pack for that. The locals said this was unusually cold and that they never felt this cold before! Personally, I will never go back again in January after that. But then again, remember it was unusual weather.
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I have been go PV every January for the last 10 years in a row. It is hot during the day, certainly excellent beach weather! I always bring a light sweater for evenings, and only need it about every 4 years or so depending on the weather. I always pack some sundresses for evenings in town along with some long lightweight pants, and mostly wear the dresses. Don't worry, January is an excellent time to go to PV, the weather is great!
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Didn't mean to imply something unusual can't happen with the weather in PV or anywhere else in the world. And (for Dori) actually I was there early December 1998 and it was gorgeous.

If the weather turned unexpected I'd buy a sweatshirt and carry on.
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Agree with Suze -- have been in PV for the past 22 Januaries. Needed a light jacket twice -- in the evening around 9:00 or so, sitting in a restaurant ON the beach. Once we moved from the beach into the more central part of the city, it was quite warm.
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