Nightlife and Entertainment in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta will entice you with its vivacious spirit and gregarious attitude and much as you can love or hate the town’s nightlife, there’s no way to ignore it. The Puerto Vallarta nightlife offers visitors of the nocturnal character the best places to visit to get a glimpse of the town’s famous nightlife.   


The destination has a robust and unrestrained nightlife that doesn’t believe in playing it down. Puerto Vallarta is a haven for party animals and night revelers. There is a superb line-up of dancing clubs, open bars, pubs, cafes, beach clubs and live music destinations that have attainted nothing short of a cult status in the region and has catapulted it to the big league of tourist gems in Mexico. The locals are extremely warm and hospitable and there are ample opportunities to strike interesting conversations with them. Each club here hosts special night entertainment events and the spirits never stop soaring. Most clubs in the town are open late into the night and play brilliant live music to accentuate the local charm. Music genres range from seductive jazz and salsa to classic reggae and pulsating rock. Sip a margarita while catching a spectacular view of a tangerine sky at sunset from a charming terrace bar or go cruise along one of the twilight boats with delicious cocktails served on board. Alternatively have a romantic meal in an intimate setting in one of the several cozy bars sprinkled around town. 

Where to go

Party on a cool catamaran for an unforgettable party experience under Puerto Vallarta’s night sky. The Vallarta Adventure cruise travels to the Las Caletas which incidentally is the former abode of John Huston. Guests are entertained with some super native dance performances and a sumptuous buffet. The cruise embarks at 6 p.m. daily and lasts for four hours. For a popular local dance club, head to J & B Salsa Club that plays pure and inviting live Latin music and compels visitors to shake a leg to its salsa and samba renditions. For gay and lesbian revelry, the best option is Disco Club Paco Paco. They have a transvestite performance on weekends and feature a great open air rooftop bar. Find the hip and happening of Puerto Vallarta at Nikki Beach, a hotspot heavily inspired by the night haunts at Florida and the French Riviera. It has an expansive outdoor beach-side lounge and an intimate indoor dining space that serves delectable signature dishes. Go there for their celebrated beach brunches on Sundays. The oddly titled No Name Bar & Grill has an extensive collection of spirits and serves lip-smacking barbecued ribs. Hilo is a high spirited club and music destination for teeny boppers and the early twenties brigade. They play good house and rock. Other popular club and music destinations include Mariachi Loco, Route 66 and Zoo. 

Puerto Vallarta is a dazzler, day or night not withstanding and parties with unapologetic gusto.

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