February 18

Tipping Guide For Getting The Best Services in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Nightlife

Nobody wants to be that guy - the one that leaves a garbage tip on the table - so we have the ultimate guide to tipping in Puerto Vallarta, so you're always the boss in every situation, getting bomb service, looking like a rock star and feeling like a decent human being in the process. So, let’s get a couple myths out of the way, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how much to tip in Puerto Vallarta bachelor party.




Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta is truly epic, with a reputation as of one of the best party cities in Mexico, attracting jet-set beautiful people from major urban centers like Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, to come hang with glitterati locals and visitors, for next level, Insta-worthy partying. Making party life easy, the dress code for night clubs Puerto Vallarta is pretty standard at most of the clubs, with the exception of La Vaquita – and we’ll get back to that one later.


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Alright, let’s get serious about this, just because it’s on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s true, even though it often says right there on the resort website, “tips included”. While resort staff will receive what is tantamount to a profit-sharing percentage, the slice they’re getting is thinner than a piece of good prosciutto for bottle service packages, and their daily wages are certainly below what hotel staff in the USA or Canada would make.


January 25

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Alright, let’s get serious about this, just because it’s on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s true, even though it often says right there on the resort website, “tips included”. While resort staff will receive what is tantamount to a profit-sharing percentage, the slice they’re getting is thinner than a piece of good prosciutto, and their daily wages are certainly below what hotel staff in the USA or Canada would make.

Tipping your hotel staff in Puerto Vallarta la Santa nighclub, at an all-inclusive resort or otherwise, is just the right thing to do and it will be greatly appreciated. While you can pay in USD in a lot of places, you’re generally going to get burned on a really crummy exchange rate and, due to money laundering laws, there are limits on the denominations you can use, so save those Benjamins and bring small bills ($1, $5, $10 and $20) with you.




January 18

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If you need more yet another reason to celebrate a birthday dinner at Sonora Grill, allow TripAdvisor commenter Justin to educate you on his birthday dinner experience: One of the best overall bottle service packages dining experiences I’ve ever had. Martin was our primary server, and he was professional and kind and very helpful. Santiago was the captain of the team and ensured our meal was perfect! David left no detail untouched and never left us asking for anything. The wagyu I ordered was incredible, the ribeye was perfectly cooked, and the desserts were HUGE and shareable. 10/10 would return here on every visit to PVN.


January 16

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Street vendors laugh as they sling zesty fish tacos and crispy churros, locals relax with beers in hand along the beachfront malecon (boardwalk), and the nightclubs open their doors to another world of beats, dancing, lights, and emotion. But don’t be fooled into stepping into any old nightclub in PV. Puerto Vallarta is Mexico’s premier destination for pristine beaches, exotic flavors, and serene relaxation. But when the sun goes down, another side of the city wakes up. The streets come alive with an electricity that can only be felt in PV.


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The Malecon is Puerto Vallarta Nightclubs version of a Boardwalk. This seaside stroll is full of cafés, bars, shops, and street food pit stops by day, and at night it’s where you can find some of the hottest clubs. It’s right between some of PV’s most iconic beaches, Playa Los Muertos, Playa Olas Altas, and Playa Rosita, so it makes for a convenient spot to get out of the sun and grab a bite and a cold drink (or to pre-game in the evening).


December 18

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Vegas has its flaws, both logistically and financially. With long night clubs in Puerto Vallarta lines (especially for guys) and insanely inflated prices on hotel accommodations and bar covers, Vegas is a city that can only be truly appreciated with industry connections and deep pockets. For those looking for an epic bachelor party packages experience without the headaches and monetary commitment of Vegas, look no further than Puerto Vallarta, the dynamic resort town on Mexico’s picturesque Pacific coast.


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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.



August 20

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Puerto Vallarta is Mexico’s premier destination for pristine beaches, exotic flavors, and serene relaxation. But when the sun goes down, another side of the city wakes up. The streets come alive with an electricity that can only be felt in PV.

August 14

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The Malecon is Puerto Vallarta's version of a Boardwalk. This seaside stroll is full of cafés, bars, shops, and street food pit stops by day, and at night it's where you can find some of the hottest clubs. It's right between some of PV's most iconic beaches, Playa Los Muertos, Playa Olas Altas, and Playa Rosita, so it makes for a convenient spot to get out of the sun and grab a bite and a cold drink (or to pre-game in the evening).



August 08

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Get ready for another PUERTO VALLARTA INSIDER TIP! Thursday nights are Ladies Nightlife at La Leche and ladies drink free from a selection of specialty cocktails, making this place the perfect choice for a Puerto Vallarta bachelor party. Another amazing Puerto Vallarta steakhouse, La Vaca Argentina is housed in the same building as Biblioteca and La Santa, so you don’t get more central than that! With indoor and terrace seating, they have a huge menu of massive cut, juicy prime steaks, seafood, pasta, Mexican and international dishes including, unsurprisingly, some traditional Argentinian dishes.



August 01

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Whether you’re coming for Spring Break in Puerto Vallarta, a girls or guys trip, birthday or a bachelor or bachelorette party planing, Puerto Vallarta Nightlife has you covered. So why go it alone, when we’re here for you? 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!

Our list of the best nightclubs in PV was compiled by real Puerto Vallarta Nightlife residents and partygoers. We love everything about our town, especially the epic party scene. We’ve watched nightclubs open and close their doors over the years, but only the ones that have stood the test of time deliver the unforgettable experiences you can only find here. These are the Puerto Vallarta nightclubs that you cannot miss.

We saved Strana for last, because if it was first on this list, you may have stopped reading. We promise your jaw will drop when you walk through its doors. This Puerto Vallarta nightclub brings to mind a huge gothic cathedral. Say goodbye to smoky clubs with low ceilings, Strana is open, epic, and full of life. This club is known to be the top pick of the chic and sexy of PV, so make sure you dress to kill.

July 16

Legal Drinking Ages Around The World | Puerto Vallarta Nightlife

The What, Where and How Old for Drinking in Puerto [...]

The What, Where and How Old for Drinking in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta nightlife is legendary, one of the many factors that make it one of the best Spring Break destinations in Mexico.

One reason why many younger travelers opt for a party vacation in Puerto Vallarta is because the legal drinking age in Mexico is lower than most parts of Canada or the USA.

The official drinking age in Puerto Vallarta is 18 years old, so you don’t need to wait until 21 to get into the hottest clubs in Mexico.

Now, like a lot of things in Mexico, there is the official law….and then there is the way things sort of go.

While 18 is the legal drinking age, and should expect to be asked to present identification at your resort or at any of the nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, you certainly won’t always be asked.

Getting carded in Puerto Vallarta can be hit or miss, based on a few factors:

  • You look super wasted and already messy when you roll up to the club (getting carded)

  • You are a jerk to the bouncer (getting carded)

  • You look like you’ve got a lot of money to spend and you’ve already ordered bottle service (probably not getting carded)

  • You’re super hot and so are your friends (probably not getting carded)

But just because we’re telling you the truth, doesn’t mean that we’re condoning it. It’s never a good idea to break the law when you’re in a foreign country and you don’t want to put yourself at risk.

That said, if the question is “All my friends are 18 and over and I’m almost 18, do I have to stay at the hotel and feel like a sad and lonely loser when they go clubbing in Puerto Vallarta?” then the answer is (keeping in mind our handy checklist above) that you can most likely get yourself into the club but don’t be an idiot while you are there.

If you are heading down for a Puerto Vallarta spring break vacation, whether you are 18 years or older, there are a few things that you need to do to keep yourself safe and have a good time.

Nobody wants to wreck their vacation with an easily avoidable visit to the hospital, the consulate or the state prison. Here are some easy adulating tips to keep things right and tight:

  • Use the in-room safe or the hotel safe to store your passport and your tourist visa. The tourist visa will be given to you when you enter Mexico at immigration. You need it to leave, so tuck it in your passport where it won’t be lost. And then don’t lose your passport. Easy. Didn’t listen to us? That was dumb. There is a Canadian Consulate in Puerto Vallarta and an American Consulate in Nuevo Vallarta to help you out. But seriously, lock it up and use your driver’s license or other government ID while you are partying in Puerto Vallarta.

  • We are big fans of using Uber when you are club-hopping in Puerto Vallarta because you can share your ride with friends, so they know where you are. But taxis here are generally safe and you don’t need to take a “registered” taxi. The regular yellow cabs and white airport taxis are fine, just make sure to check the fare as you get in and text the taxi number on the outside of the car to your friends as an extra precaution.

  • Don’t do drugs in Mexico. Just don’t. Bad idea. And illegal, including marijuana – and if you happen to be from a legal weed state or province, you will find that pot here is crappy by comparison, so the risk of getting busted is nowhere near the reward.

  • Stay off the beach late at night. Not only will a mugger be happy to relieve you of your wallet on the beach in the wee morning hours, you may also encounter a wild crocodile who would be happy to relieve you of a limb. And swimming? No. You are not Aquaman. Swimming in the ocean, drunk and late at night, is a fabulous way to drown, because our water is calm and safe in the day but can have a strong undertow at night. And don’t do it at the resort either, because a loud drunken swim when the hotel pool is closed promises an easy way to earn yourself a forced early check out and get escorted off the premises by security.

  • Be careful before taking someone home. Is he or she insanely hot or super interested? Hotter or more interested in what you’re used to getting at home? You may have just met yourself a prostitute, my friend, who will have a big bodyguard making sure she gets paid, or a really nice guy who wants to “cuddle” until you fall asleep and then steal your watch and your wallet on his way out. We’re not saying you’re not a total babe but be smart about things.

With the legal and “being responsible” part out of the way, let’s talk about what you should be drinking while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta

Allow us to present your guide to the top three most popular Mexican spirits, so that you can order like a champion and be king of the club.

Tequila: yes, obviously you know Tequila, but did you know that Puerto Vallarta’s own state of Jalisco is the home of Tequila? To officially be considered Tequila, it must come from the region of Tequila, Jalisco, just like true Champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France.

You can just drop that little fun fact as you order a round of shots and be impressive. Tequila comes in 5 distinct forms:

Blanco or Silver: colorless and with a strong taste of the blue agave plant, from which all Tequila is made, blanco goes straight from the distilling process to the bottle or may be aged up to two months in stainless steel tanks. Some people think that silver Tequila is the cheap stuff but there are some that are distilled to be very smooth and of high quality. How do you know the difference? The price tag will tell you – or the brutality of the hangover the next day.

Joven or Gold: Young and usually inexpensive Tequila, this is the stuff usually reserved for making mixed drinks.

Resposado: meaning “rested”, this Tequila is aged in wood barrels for 2 to 11 months, and each brand will have its own distinct flavor profile. Grab some salt and lime, because this is perfect for shots.

Añejo: Tequila Añejo is made in small batches and aged in wood barrels for no less than one and up to three years, and is meant to be sipped and appreciated, like a fine cognac or brandy.

Extra Añejo: Now you’re getting fancy. Extra Añejo is “ultra-aged”, having rested in wood barrels for over three full years. Extremely smooth and with complex flavor profiles, prices can run up to $2000 USD for an elite bottle.

Mezcal: whereas Tequila can only be made from the blue agave plant, mezcal can be made from any type of agave plant, giving it a different flavor. Sort of like scotch and whiskey, they are related, but not the same. And like Tequila, mezcal also comes in blanco, reposado and añejo form.

Raicilla: another cousin of Tequila, this agave-based spirit has only recently become legal for sale in Mexico, having been a favorite bootleg booze made in underground distilleries in Jalisco for literally generations. Ask for this and enjoy the look of approval from your waiter or bartender.

And where should you be drinking? For the best Puerto Vallarta nightclubs, you will want to head to Bar Morelos in downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mandala and La Vaquita on the famous Puerto Vallarta Malecon, or La Santa, Strana or Biblioteca in the Vallarta Hotel Zone.

Even better, book one of our VIP Packages and experience Puerto Vallarta nightlife like a rock star.

Perfect for a bachelor party in Puerto Vallarta or bachelorette, New Year’s Eve, birthday parties, or a girls or guys trip to Puerto Vallarta, let our local area nightlife experts make sure you get the exclusive PV Nightlife’s VIP treatment, guaranteeing that you and your squad get the best service for the best price.

In fact, our party planning experts can take care of your Puerto Vallarta party vacation from start to finish, with everything you need for an epic holiday.

With just a click, access expert planners to book you and your group private villa accommodations, transportation, Puerto Vallarta sightseeing tours, beach and jungle excursions, spa packages, sport fishing or luxury private yachts, reservations at Puerto Vallarta’s most trendy restaurants or VIP booths at Puerto Vallarta’s hottest nightclubs. Whatever you need, the local party-planning professionals at PV Nightlife will be there to make sure your trip is amazing, and your partying is on point, every day and every night of your Puerto Vallarta vacation.