6 Reasons Why Mexico’s Pacific Coast Is a Year-round Destination

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1. Tropical Climate

With an annual average temperature of 25º C, Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, are a holiday-makers dream. Over 330 days of uninterrupted sunshine each year, make for the perfect backdrop to all your holiday snaps too.

2. A Natural Playground

Thanks to a thriving, diverse ecosystem, a real-life national geographic experience awaits you. Different seasons bring different animals but there are many beautiful spots that can be explored at any time of the year. Tours to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Islas Marietas in Riviera Nayarit, including a beautiful hidden beach, and a visit to El Salado Estuary in Puerto Vallarta, a protected natural area of 169 hectares with crocs and hundreds of bird species are two of the best!

3. A Variety of Events every Month

In both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit you’ll find many different kinds of events taking place each month. Lively Independence Day celebrations take place in September whilst the colourful Day of the Dead and International Gourmet Festivals are held in November. The rest of the year you’ll find many celebrations happening in the smaller towns as well as a variety of sports events, including El Día Nacional del Charro – Charro Day in Puerto Vallarta and the Polo Cup, in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit.

4. Paradise Beaches

Beaches in Mexico’s Pacific Coast are sure to never disappoint. Enjoy an amazing excursion to the Majahuitas or Yelapa beach in Puerto Vallarta, full of restaurants, bars and activities, then relax the following day in Riviera Nayarit’s Lo de Marcos, a serene town with one of very few remaining untouched beaches.

5. Vibrant Arts & Culture

Mexico’s Pacific Coast puts on a vibrant art show all year round! The art scene is graced by many national and international artists, sculptors and musicians and there are plenty of galleries and shows. In Puerto Vallarta, you can see various sculptures and paintings along El Malecon. Whilst in San Pancho, the cultural heart of Riviera Nayarit, you can enjoy local cultural events at the Community Center, an Arts Collective and a flourishing local music scene.

6. Colourful Snorkelling & Diving

Snorkelling and diving are great activities at all times of the year! It is highly recommended to get your own snorkelling gear before going to the coast. There are differences in the seasons but the water is wonderfully warm and waves are fairly calm all year round. From December to February you are more likely to encounter manta rays and dolphins in the wild, whilst the water is at its warmest and visibility is clearest from June to October.

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