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Summer in Vallarta: Clothes CAN Make a Difference

August 28, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Summer is winding down in a lot of places, but now it is just really starting to sizzle in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The second half of August, September, and pretty much all of October are the most brutally hot months of the year. The dew point is usually in the upper 70s/20s making the average relative humidity between 80 and 85 percent. It is "the air you can wear."

Life in the tropics can be really uncomfortable for visitors that bring the wrong kind of clothing and for residents, it is a challenge to keep spirits up when all you want to do is hang out at the local grocery store or movie theatre, just to escape the heat and humidity.

One of the easiest ways to stay cool is wear tropical-friendly clothing. The best fabrics should maximize air flow through the clothes, allowing heat and moist air to escape. It is best to select loose fitting garments made from natural fabrics.

Cotton, linen, manta, and rayon are excellent choices and there are many boutiques in Puerto Vallarta selling clothes made from these materials.

Cotton is probably the best fabric because it allows the air to move from the skin and through the clothes, so you'll feel cooler. It washes and dries easily. You'll want to choose thin, light weight material.

Linen is cool, absorbent and loses water quickly when it gets damp. The material is relatively stain-resistant and can be machine washed, but it does wrinkle. Don't worry if you are in PV because most people don't get stressed about wrinkly clothes because locals know you are trying to stay cool.

Clothing for the tropics should also be flowing, comfortable and light in color. White, beige and pastels are great choices. Dark colors shows sweat easily. In addition to being cooler, these materials help keep the body dry, preventing irritation, rashes and skin infections.

Just keep these suggestions in mind and you'll keep cool.

Ron Morgan Properties specializes in luxury real estate in the Marina Vallarta area and beyond to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita, as well as along the southern shores of Banderas Bay, from the Romantic Zone, Amapas and Conchas Chinas down to Mismaloya and even Costa Alegre. For more information, visit RonMorgan.net.

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