Weather and area info

Villa Del Palmar Flamingos

Puerto Vallarta Weather & Area Information

Villa del Palmar Flamingos is located in Nuevo Vallarta which is part of a larger area known as Puerto Vallarta. (See map below.) Nuevo Vallarta is located just north of downtown Puerto Vallarta and a short drive from the International Airport. Puerto Vallarta, formerly a fishing village, now is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. It is a typical Mexican town with historic beauty.

The beach at Villa del Palmar Flamingos is situated on the Bay of Banderas (Bahía de Banderas). This is the largest bay in Mexico and the 7th largest in the world. It reaches depths of 3000 feet in places and is considered among the most beautiful world-wide.

Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta Weather

Puerto Vallarta's exceptional climate has only four months of tropical heat, while the rest of the year is temperate and moderate. Located on the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands, its sub-tropical climate is very similar to Hawaii's.

The Puerto Vallarta area is surrounded by jungle and receives considerable rain. The rainy season is June to September with the rainiest time being in September. December and January, the peak tourist season, are hot and sunny. Spring (March - June) and Autumn (Sept. - Dec.) produce moderate temperatures. The storms can be quite beautiful, with rain seeming to march across the hills and lightning illuminating the sky. Temperatures reach 90 degrees F (32 C) during the summer, and the humidity can add to the perception of heat. During the winter, temperatures are in the low to mid 80's F (28-30 C) and quite comfortable. Nighttime temperatures range from the 60's to the mid 70's (19-24 C).

Nuevo Vallarta Area

The Mexican town of Bucerías is next door to Villa del Palmar Flamingos. There are scenic beaches, wonderful restaurants & lots of fresh seafood. Other neighboring towns are La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita.

There is a lot of variety of restaurants and cuisines. From American style burgers and prime rib to lobster ravioli and lasagna, from fresh tuna and red snapper to 'pozole' and tacos, you will find it all here. Friendly service, fresh produce and great chefs, together with gentle breezes, ocean views and the soothing rhythm of the sea, assure a meal you won't soon forget.

Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta Area

The sub-tropical jungle surrounding the Bay of Banderas (home to both Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta) offers a unique opportunity to experience nature at its finest, with the untouched forest and its rare and precious flora and fauna. The area is bordered by the majestic Sierra Madre mountains on one side and the sparkling depths of the Pacific Ocean on the other side. Wildlife & plant life is inland along the coast, just off the beach. As you kayak up one of the many rivers or hike through the jungle, you will encounter numerous species of birds, reptiles, fish & plant life.

Whale watching (humpbacks) is best in February & March. Dolphins also play in the waters off the coast.

The area is the perfect departure point for the many attractions found in this coastal area called the Costa Vallarta. You'll find quick and easy access to dozens of activities. Enjoy jungle walks, sport fishing, golf, water sports, boating (there are 3 modern marinas), cultural festivals, live music, Eco-Tours, art shows, mountain biking, windsurfing, and much more.

The Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta area offers something for everybody. Here one can find a blend of relaxation and exhilaration, tranquility and activity.