Puerto Vallarta nightlife offers entertainment to please all, from the most sophisticated lounges to the hippest techno music. Puerto Vallarta nightclubs offer live music and a great atmosphere so you can dance the night away to the rhythms of salsa, cumbia, and even some good old Rock and Roll.
The center of Puerto Vallarta nightlife is the downtown malecon (beachfront walk) where there are many of the city's better bars, and restaurants that specialize in fine food. Nightclubs can be found on the upper floors of malecon establishments and the best way to judge them is to listen to the music you like and watch the crowds of people overflowing onto the balconies.
Here you can enjoy cold margaritas watching a sunset from one of the terraces that seem to hang on the bay waters, relax with refreshing cocktails while admiring the dusk on a sailboat, or have a few beers in a fashionable bar.
Many major hotels have weekly Mexican Fiestas, with open bar, Mexican buffet, mariachis, folk dancing, and fireworks. In the Marina area are two luxurious discotheques that offer great entertainment and dancing opportunities. The variety of options reflects the fact that Puerto Vallarta vibrates day and night! Here are some suggestions about the main Puerto Vallarta nightclubs:
Collage is unlike any other club in Puerto Vallarta! It's as if a bunch of clubs were all in one, centered on the massive dance floor that you can see from anywhere. The booths all around make it feel like an intimate VIP scene, while the dancers provide some crazy entertainment. Possibly the busiest night is Collage's Tuesday night Foam Party which has been known to bring in crowds of more than 2,500 people.
Located at the Krystal Vallarta resort, this well-equipped club known as the most beautiful and extravagant place in town attracts many hotel guests, conventioneers and dance fanatics. There's a top-notch laser light show, a fog machine, beat-heavy music, and real '70s-style lighting to help everyone disco the night away.
You'll find Mandala right in the heart of the city's downtown area. This nightclub is a popular hangout for locals, meaning that you're sure to enjoy a long night out and a great atmosphere. Once you walk in, you won't be able to resist the music and delicious drinks, so get ready for a unique nightlife experience in Puerto Vallarta.
With a tradition in Puerto Vallarta spanning more than 12 years, Party Lounge makes an excellent place to start the evening or spend the whole night enjoying high quality drinks, friendly service and the fun atmosphere. Party the night away on the state of the art dance floors with LED lighting to the beats of top DJs, or chill out in the exclusive lounges and VIP rooms for a more upscale and intimate time with friends.
With a new kind of atmosphere, this is a top spot among Puerto Vallarta locals, and a great choice for tourists looking for an avant-garde vibe. Punto V opens its doors in the evening as a restaurant, offering great food and a fun atmosphere. As night sets in, you can enjoy sets by popular DJs along with the club's Sky Bar and Lounge featuring amazing views of Banderas Bay. This is without a doubt an unbeatable spot to get the party started or end the night.
Roo nightclub is easy to find, located right across from the famous seahorse on the boardwalk. This space is known for its chic design with an elegant and innovative atmosphere. Your night in Puerto Vallarta is sure to be an unforgettable experience filled with fun, drinks and dancing.
A young, lively crowd keeps this downtown establishment in the Malecon area jammed every night. Dance floor too crowded? Dancing on the tables is common. While food is available, most customers come here at night to party.
The minimalist, fashionable and very popular De Santos restaurant, offers some of the most innovative cuisine in the city, featuring culinary creations with Mediterranean influences. After dinner, the bar area takes over, as the place is transformed into a hip nightclub.
A few years ago this club was relatively small, but its popularity among locals and tourists has transformed it into an exciting venue with an amazing vibe and great music. It stands out for its beautiful bartenders and delicious micheladas served in glasses with a unique cow print design!
You can be an animal at The Zoo but it might be more fun to party and to watch the apes, rhinos, and leopards! All-day happy hour starts when they open the doors for breakfast until they close in the wee hours. Techno-beat, rock, and reggae pulse all night long right on the Malecon.