Puerto Vallarta and The Riviera Nayarit, A Dream Location For Christmas And New Year

By NuHome Realty Co.
Category: Lifestyle, Real Estate, Tourism, Travel
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Winter in Puerto Vallarta

Winter in Puerto Vallarta, and particularly Christmas and New Year, is a magical time around the Bay of Banderas. The rainy season has long since departed, with holidaymakers keen to return to their dream location and rejoice in the sun, sea, sand, and surf. 

While rest and recuperation are a priority for many visitors and residents, enjoying the end-of-year festivities is one of the main reasons people choose to relocate to Mexico or make it their favorite place to vacation year after year. Let’s take a look at why buying or renting a second home in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit is so magical, especially during the holiday season.

The Weather

The Weather temperatures around the bay are fantastic during the winter months as the balmy summer takes a backseat and blue skies and clement conditions take their place. The crystalline waters are temperate enough for swimmers and toe-dippers while beachcombers stroll along the shoreline or relax on a sun-lounger. 

Whale watching

Whale watching. One of the great wonders of the natural world is being able to watch the largest mammals on earth arrive in Banderas Bay for their annual migration. Book a sightseeing boat tour or gaze from a viewpoint as the monarchs of the ocean gracefully breach the surface, often with newborn calves by their side, truly breathtaking.

Artisanal Markets

Throughout the high season, markets selling artisanal goods, local handmade arts and crafts, and offering mouth-watering cuisine begin to appear. Located in Old Town Vallarta, Marina Vallarta, Bucerias, and some outline towns and villages, the perfect Mexican Christmas gift for friends, loved ones, or yourself can be purchased. Visiting markets and street vendors throughout the area is fantastic for the community and supports local artists, producers, and growers.  


Our Lady Of The Guadalupe is one of the most important religious festivals in Puerto Vallarta, attracting thousands of visitors and pilgrims every year. Celebrated throughout the first twelve days of December, the festival commemorates the appearance of Mary to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531. Daily processions and services culminate with Feast Day, an important holiday in Mexico observed on the 12th day. Although Our Lady Of The Guadalupe is a religious festival, the sheer spectacle is a must-see for all visitors and tourists alike.

Christmas and New Year for many people is the most wonderful time of the year. For Canadians, Europeans, and numerous US citizens, spending time in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit during the festive period is a chance to escape from the cold weather and experience a sunshine holiday season on the beach. Mexican families celebrate their Christmas meal on the 24th, while New Year’s Eve is a welcoming spectacle of music, dance, and a fireworks display that illuminates the sky at midnight.    

To experience the very best of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, NuHome Realty can help you find the very best rental properties in Mexico. Buying or renting your second home is our specialty. Contact us today and we will guide you towards the ultimate real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Mexico.