We’ve done the legwork for you, checking out every club in town and getting the kind of insider knowledge you need to know every night out partying in Puerto Vallarta one of the best nights of your life.
Whether you’re coming for Spring Break in Puerto Vallarta, a girls or guys trip, birthday or a bachelor or bachelorette party, Puerto Vallarta Nightlife has you covered. So why go it alone, when we’re here for you?
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Even though we’re going to do all the heavy lifting with the planning, so that all you need to do is relax and plan your outfit (find more on Puerto Vallarta nightlife dress codes here), we live in the information era, so here is all the info you need about the top nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta Nightclubs By Location
One of the smaller nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, this cool hideout is in the El Centro Zone of Puerto Vallarta and is a favorite for local young urban professionals for a night of serious partying.
With two stories and a chic throwback cocktail lounge décor with tufted leather couches and wide wood staircase, don’t let the posh look of Bar Morelos fool you – people come here to get wild.
If you’re having a bachelor or bachelorette party planning in Puerto Vallarta, trust us, they will make a BIG DEAL about it, so get your Insta-story ready!
Perhaps the most famous Puerto Vallarta nightclub, Mandala manages to balance high-end service, a sexy Southeast Asian-inspired décor and a more casual approach to upscale clubbing in Vallarta.
Directly on the famous Malecon, this legendary hot-spot overlooks the Pacific Ocean and attracts a lot of tourists, as well as locals, so the nights start earlier – but end just as late.
And the dress code is a little more relaxed, so ladies, you can wear flats (you’re welcome).
The dance floor on the main level is already pumping by 10pm, which is a good couple hours earlier than other big nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, but there will be a line pretty much any night of the week by 11pm, so let us get you sorted with a reservation so you’re not stuck waiting.
And make sure to check out the open-air Sky Bar on the second level for a slightly more chill vibe and a wicked view across Banderas Bay.
Also located on the Malecon, La Vaquita (which translates to “the little cow”) takes the bull by the horns when it comes to awesome partying in Puerto Vallarta.
Don’t let the name fool you, this ain’t no cowboy bar, the DJ will be spinning EDM, international pop and Latin favorites, with some theme nights thrown in.
Remember how we said Mandala has a more “casual approach” to nightclubbing in Puerto Vallarta? La Vaquita is as casual as it gets! Bikini top, tank top, cut offs, flip flops – no problem! This place is anything but pretentious and they just want you dressed to have a good time.
La Vaquita is pretty much the antithesis of the other major nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, but in a super fun, super high energy way.
We can pretty much guarantee that at some point, if not many points, in the night, you will be “WTF is going on here?!?”, whether it’s the indoor/outdoor swings that soar you out over the Malecon and back over the dancefloor, the signature cow that flies over head or when the cattle brand makes an appearance….that’s right, y’all read that correctly…THE CATTLE BRAND…this place is always a freaky farmyard of fun.
Welcome to the church of Puerto Vallarta nightlife, where you will pray to the alter of the DJ in this cathedral-like club that elevates clubbing to an almost religious experience.
Strana is the high priestess of exclusive nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta and playground to the young and beautiful people and is the best spot in town for bumping into Latin celebrities.
Extravagance rules at Strana, with each group lucky enough to make it past the velvet ropes, being escorted to their own private table where they will have individualized service of the highest caliber all night.
Top-billed international DJs fly-in for guest appearances at Strana, as well as their phenomenal resident DJs, who keep the party kicking until dawn.
But don’t take your entrance into this holy space of club life as a given – the velvet ropes are serious at Strana.
Be sure to book your table in advance to get ultra-VIP service and make sure your night is insanely amazing.
Heaven on Earth with a devilish side, La Santa is an upscale club with a reputation as one of the best nightclubs in Mexico, frequented by Latin American celebrities, beautiful people and the glitterati.
A mega-club with capacity for 2500 people, La Santa comes complete with a swimming pool and poolside lounge, so bring your swimsuit…or don’t…things have been known to get wet and wild.
But do make sure to dress to impress, because the vibe at La Santa is sexy, chic and elegant, yet pumping tips to choose best nightlife out on the dancefloor with international and wicked resident DJ’s keeping the party moving.
Next door to La Santa, is Biblioteca, a more intimate space dressed up like sexy librarian meets Christian Grey’s reading room.
This is an awesome spot to hang with well-heeled locals and has an upscale feel without the mega-club vibe of other Hotel Zone nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta.
What are the Best Puerto Vallarta Nightclubs by Night of the Week?
Solid question. We’re glad you asked. Basically, all the clubs in Puerto Vallarta are going to get lit every night of the week, but as a general rule of thumb, Sunday through Thursday are great nights for hitting the night clubs on the Malecon and downtown – Bar Morelos, Mandala and La Vaquita – which will be packed with locals and tourists.
The Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone nightclubs – Strana, La Santa and Biblioteca – are also busy during weeknights, but really kick it up a level on the weekends, when the hot, young and beautiful from Guadalajara and Mexico City come to Puerto Vallarta to party.
And while reservations are a good idea any night of the week, especially during high season, you’re going to want that VIP table reserved at any Puerto Vallarta nightclub on the weekend to make sure your Puerto Vallarta partying goes exactly to plan.
Best Puerto Vallarta Nightclubs to Meet Girls?
Hey man, that’s on you. How good is your game? But here’s our advice, if you aren’t dressed in Gucci/Prada/Ferragamo and your Puerto Vallarta party budget doesn’t include sending over bottles of Champagne to hot chicks in town for the weekend from Guadalajara, head over to Bar Morelos, Mandala and La Vaquita for hooking up.
But we have faith in you. You can score a hottie anywhere.
Best Puerto Vallarta Nightclubs to Meet Guys?
Are you cute? Are you willing? Why are you even bothering to ask this question? Anywhere. You will meet guys literally anywhere.
Best Puerto Vallarta Nightclub for Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties
We’re going with Bar Morelos for this one. As we mentioned, they make a big deal about it.
But all the top Puerto Vallarta nightclubs are going to help you splash out to celebrate your final night of freedom, so you really can’t go wrong with any of them
Just make sure that when you make your reservation, they know it’s a special occasion and they will take care of you.
Now that you’re armed with everything you need know about the best clubbing in Puerto Vallarta, let our local nightlife experts set up your night with everything you need to make it the best party night of your life. Book your VIP Puerto Vallarta nightlife package here.