This is not a city that sleeps when the sun goes down. Puerto Vallarta has some of the most vibrant nightlife in Mexico, and it will appeal to all sorts of partiers. Here are some picks:

  • For Romance: El Faro Lighthouse Bar is just what it sounds like: a bar set in a historic lighthouse with 360-degree views. A guitarist softly strums as you sip your cocktails and watch the sun set.
  • For a Sophisticated Scene: If you want expert mixology, lovely views, and a chill vibe, you can't do better than the Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge. Tip: Happy hour lasts all night on Mondays, which means martinis for just 50 pesos each.
  • For Cabaret: Top performers of all types, flown in from across the Americas, are the lure at The Palm Cabaret and Bar. It attracts a largely gay crowd, but all are welcome and the shows are uniformly entertaining.
  • For Dancing: At some point, everyone in the joint is up on their feet—and sometimes on the tables—shaking their booty at Andale's. It may be small, but it's a real party.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.