I would like to know what temps we can expect in May on the Mexican Riviera cruise. We have booked a cruise on the Pride for leaving April 25, 2004. Long time to wait. But we look forward to every cruise. We like to book early and there are 10 of us who cruise. We enjoy the anticipation also. We have cruise parties. and we go to Brunch and discuss our cruise. It is fun to plan it too. Makes the time go by faster. Never been to the Mexican riviera... So anyone have some helpful hints or fun excursions. Always looking for new things to do. Thanks... Char
Char, We did the Star on 4/5/03 and the weather was great. Mid 80's but can get a little overcast. The days at sea leaving and returning can be a little cold. It will be windy and rough heading north back to CA. There is plenty of fun stuff depending on what you like. Golf in Mazatlan is good, fished in Cabo and caught a marlin, rode horses in Maz with Randi you can get her info at www.mazinfo.com. Went to Las Caletas in PV nice trip but the beach was closed due to the jellyfish. It was still a great day with lots of food and drink.
I was on the Star Princess 04-05 and have been in P.V. many times in April. It is usually quite warm and clear. The real hot/humid weather doesn't get to P.V. until late June usually. All should be quite fair for you.
Seas are pretty calm then as well. Storms are unlikely at that time of year.
Good for you! I'm thinking about taking my next cruise about the same time but was trying to figure out when Spring break was over so I could avoid the masses of tourists. Anyway...I was on the Carnival Elation this past May (4th-11th) and the weather was great! Just a bit of humidity in PV...but the warm water made up for it! It got a bit windy on the ship one night on the trip back but as far as I'm concerned it was not bad at all.
I can highly reccommend a tour company I used while escorting a group in PV.
Its called the Stone Island tour and Carnival offers one that is simular but alot more expensive. I had contacted the tour operator by email to set everything up and paid upon our arrival at the port, all very simple and easy. Eme for the details if you'd like
We went during this time frame this year. The weather was wonderful, mainly in the 80s and sunny. It was a little bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta because of the humidity but not unbearably so.
In Puerto Vallarta we went on the Eden Jungle Paradise tour..it was very nice. Made some stops at local artisans on our way to "El Eden". There we were taken on a 30 minute walk (sometimes steep or slippery) through the surrounding area where the movie "Predator" was filmed. It was explained to us how taquilla was made and some sampling was done. We ate lunch at the open air restaurant there. The food overall wasn't the greatest...BUT... the homemade tortillas were THE BEST I've ever had!!!
There is great shopping right by the pier here...three rows of buildings with individual shops....and you can bargain for the price you want...if you want to bargain.
In Mazatlan we went on the Sierra Madre Tour. The restaurant we had lunch at was excellent! We toured by bus several of the surrounding sights. Great shopping while out and we were given time to shop back in the Golden District before heading back to the ship. There was also a fairly nice group of little shops back by the pier.
In Cabo San Lucas we took the Coastal Highlight Tour. This was probably the least favorite of our excursions...but since we had never been to Cabo before we still feel it was the best way to see it for the first time. The tour felt rushed because we didn't have as much time in this port as the other ones. The shopping area by the pier was in a big tent type area...divided into individual shops. It was extremely crowded as the walkways were narrow...and as stated further below it was much more expensive here as well as elsewhere in town.
One additional note about Cabo San Lucas...unless money is no object I suggest you do the majority of your shopping before you get to Cabo. Some one told me ahead of time it would be more expensive but I wasn't expecting it to be that much more. We couldn't bargain down the the beginning prices of the same items in the other two ports...let alone get them anywhere near the final price we paid. I was going to pick up another chess set but it was going to cost me twice as much as each of the other three I had gotten...so I didn't bother getting another one.