When it comes to nightlife, Puerto Vallarta does it "con gusto". Whether the call is for sunset margaritas at a quiet cliffside terrace, a twilight sailboat cruise with cocktails, or cold cervezas at a boisterous bar, the wide variety of choices means Puerto Vallarta dazzles, day or night!
Looking for live music?
From sultry jazz to steamy salsa, or reggae to rock, Vallarta's selection of live music clubs is unsurpassed among Mexican resorts.
Save one evening to take in a traditional Mexican Fiesta, complete with folkloric dancing, games, dinner buffet and fireworks - it's a true testament to the Mexican art of the party!
So, when you have seen all there is to see, done all there is to do, eaten all there is to eat, and eat, and still aren’t ready for bed. No problem.
Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of post-dinner options. Many visitors are captivated by the colonial charm of Puerto Vallarta and enjoy relaxing over a cognac or dessert wine, enjoying the cool night air and romantic views and listening to some pleasant music. Others can take advantage of the many nightspots and the number of leading restaurants that have live bands. Nightlife also centers around the hotels and most have attractive lobby bars where visitors and locals alike gather.
For those who want to party the night away to hot tunes and flashing lights, Puerto Vallarta now offers a wealth of cool clubs, discos, and open-air beach places.
An evening on the town in Puerto Vallarta begins with a great meal in one of the city's many fine restaurants. Musicians serenade you as you sample the cuisine of world-class chefs or enjoy Mexican "home cooking."
After your meal, relax with a drink on a romantic terrace by the sea or in the hills with a breathtaking view of city lights, boats on the bay and fireworks. Then it's time to move on to the real action of the evening.
Music, dancing and live entertainment really get going after 11 pm. No need to dress up, just go as you are (but not in beachwear) to a restaurant-bar with your favorite kind of atmosphere. You will find sports bars, rowdy bars, refined and relaxed piano bars and everything in between. Several bars, discos and live music clubs offer rock 'n roll, Latin music, blues and jazz. At some of them, diehard dancers and late-starters are still kicking up their heels on the dance floor until five in the morning. Maybe you will be among them!
For the more sedate traveler and those still weary from the night before, just strolling along the lively Malecon is a lovely way to enjoy a balmy evening. Everyone can go "cruising" on foot and do some serious people-watching while savoring the tastes of regional snacks sold at stands along the way.