A guide to nightlife in Puerto Vallarta

There’s plenty of after-dinner entertainment in Puerto Vallarta, so if you’re keen to fill your holiday in Mexico with music, dance, and memorable moments, you can find it here. Indulge in a dessert wine or expertly crafted cocktail from one of the many bars, clubs and restaurants, or dance to live music from local and foreign performers. Whether you want to party all night – or just enjoy a mojito or two before strolling back to your hotel – Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and clubs to suit your mood.

Something for everyone at The Malecon

The Malecon is a tranquil walkway during the day filled with dozens of restaurants, bars, and clubs, but it transforms into the biggest and liveliest party hotspot after nightfall.

As soon as the sun sets, the fun begins – and doesn’t end until the early hours of the morning. Live music streams from various venues. From jazz to rock, salsa to reggae, you’ll hear it all around you as you make your way to the next bar or club. The sounds of joyful chatter and laughter echoing along the Malecon is sure to tempt you and get you in the mood for a memorable and spectacular night out.

An evening with a view at Sky Mandala

The Sky Mandala Nightclub is one of the only clubs that offer spectacular views of Puerto Vallarta. With spacious bars and comfortable sitting areas, there’s no need to feel confined and packed in with other party-goers.

Each room contains comfortable couches, chairs, and tables around spacious, vibrant dancefloors. You can rest your feet after an energetic dancing session and relax with a delicious cocktail in hand in the luxurious VIP area. And if you’re feeling a bit peckish, there’s also a food menu available to satisfy your late-night cravings.

Dance the night away at Teatro Vallarta

A lovely way to spend your evening and experience the city’s cultural history is by visiting the theatre. With spectacular shows that offer traditional Spanish and Mexican folk dancing, the Teatro Vallarta will certainly keep you entertained and get you in the mood to do some dancing of your own.

The Teatro Vallarta offers a variety of entertainment including dance shows, plays, concerts, film screenings and more. The theatre accommodates just over 900 people and is located downtown, so depending on where you are staying, a taxi is probably the best option for getting there.

Modern and sophisticated at La Santa

The nightlife is always booming during the summer in Puerto Vallarta and although La Santa is one of the area’s newest nightclubs, it’s also one of the most popular. Its modern decor and beautiful chandeliers make it one of the most elegant and sophisticated clubs in the city.

Dance, socialise and party hard with your friends on a gigantic dancefloor as the DJ plays the biggest hits and hottest mixes. Mesmerising lights rain down on the grandeur of the place as you sip on delectable fruity cocktails crafted by La Santa’s excellent and friendly bar staff.

A night to remember at La Nocha

This incredible evening hotspot was first opened in 2002 as an intimate Martini lounge for the classy in Puerto Vallarta. Today, it’s a must-visit for those who travel to Mexico, with three floors of dancing, cocktails and chart music. There’s even a rooftop bar, with a great view and stylish decoration.

La Nocha has its own resident gogo dancers, a team of muscular men throwing shapes or spinning from the ceiling on aerial silks. A night at La Nocha always goes down in your memory because of its intense atmosphere and welcoming staff, but a night with the dancers is something else.