Puerto Peñasco, where it's located

The climate of Puerto Peñasco is sub-tropical desert, with a very mild winter and a very hot, muggy summer.
The city is located in the northernmost part of the Gulf of California, in the state of Sonora. We are in the coastal part of the Altar desert.
Winter is very mild, but at night it can get cold.
From June to November, but with a higher probability from August to October, the city can be affected by the remnants of Pacific Ocean hurricanes, which arrive from tropical regions after passing over Baja California. However, hurricanes are rare in June, the month in which they are most frequent is September, and historically they have never occurred in November.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 14.2 °C (58 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 31.7 °C (89 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Puerto Peñasco - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)91012151822272825191310
Max (°C)192023262932353635302419
Min (°F)485054596472818277665550
Max (°F)666873798490959795867566

Precipitation amounts to 65 millimeters (2.6 inches) per year: it is therefore at a desert level. Here is the average precipitation.
Puerto Peñasco - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)876201310141651465
Prec.(in)0.30.30.20.1000.10.40.60.60.20.62.6
Days11100011111210

The sea temperature ranges between 17 °C (63 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). The sea is quite cold from December to April, while it becomes very warm from July to October. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Puerto Peñasco - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)171718202225283030272319
Temp (°F)636364687277828686817366

Puerto Peñasco

Best Time


The best time to visit Puerto Peñasco is from November to April. Winter, from December to February, is generally a mild and sunny season, although it can sometimes get a bit cold (especially in December and January). You can therefore choose the months of March, April and November.