August 01

Bachelorette Parties in Vallarta | Bachelorette Party Ideas

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.

July 01

The Ultimate Cocktail Party Guide Ever – Puerto Vallarta Nightlife

Cocktails are final icing on the Hens night in Per [...]

The Ultimate Cocktail Party Guide Ever

Cocktails are final icing on the Hens night in Perth cake! Here are some pointers in regards to organizing cocktail events through organizations. When booking for a package ensure you find the minimum quantity of people for each package at the per person price advertised – for instance we charge $79.99pp for unlimited cocktails and waiters for four hours in one of our packages, this amounts to $1600 minimum at 20 people.

If you had 15 people, you would actually be paying $106.60 each for this service. Other organizations might charge $79 for seemingly more value, however when you enquire further you realize that you are actually paying a minimum of $2000, so proceed with caution when checking out your options.

I would also proceed with caution in regards to the word “unlimited” when discussing cocktail packages with your spoken provider. Many providers will state the word unlimited but in fact they will provide you with maybe 40 cocktails max, always investigate whether or not you can truly help yourself to unlimited cocktails for the full duration of your event and keep an eye out for any soft-caps that may be put on your event. At John Parker Events – our Hens night packages Perth always provide you with UNLIMITED drinks for the entire duration of the bachelor party packages.

Other, less reputable companies however may follow overly-strict RSA laws to cut you or your guests off earlier than normal in order to save on alcohol costs (another soft cap), I would always ask for a copy of the company’s terms and conditions before depositing any money.

Like anywhere, tipping the doorman to bypass the line can be a tricky equation based on many factors – how full the club is, how many people are in your group, your general level of hotness, what others have been offering that night to jump the line, if you’re a connected local – so why not just make life simple and book a Puerto Vallarta Clubs Package from PVNL Puerto Vallarta Nightlife, skip the line and get down to business with a VIP host, table reservations, bottle service, open bar packages and more, at the hottest clubs in Puerto Vallarta.

Wrapping things up

I hope this guide has given you a little bit of insight into hens nights in Australia, whether you have any experience in organizing these events or none at all!

June 19

Classy Hens Party Games For an Unforgettable Hens Night

Hens Night Games One of the most difficult things [...]
Hens Night Games

One of the most difficult things when organizing a Hens night in Adelaide is deciding what fun hens night games to play – here is a list of a few I know and the ones I would avoid in my experience.

All of these games are best enjoyed with groups of 16+ and are definitely best enjoyed with topless waiters! Here are the best hens night games.

Good hens night games Penis Playdough!

Separate the girls into even groups (2-3) and make them battle it out in an epic sculpting contest of who can sculpt the best penis! Give each girl different prizes, most realistic, most creative and best representative of grooms! Let the Topless Waiters choose your winner! All you need is a few tubs of playdough, you can give them out at the end of the night to ladies with children/nephews anyway.

Q & A

Have the groom record himself answering pre-determined questions given to him by the bridal party about their relationship (make them interesting and a bit embarrassing) – then have the bride answer the same questions – whenever her answer doesn’t line up with the grooms she has to take a shot! When it does line up, the bride can nominate another to do the shot!

Jelly shots are great for this game, use a topless waiter to do body shots off for extra punishment! Don’t make the questions boring and keep it to 5-6 questions (otherwise the game can drag on), it’s more interesting to ask raunchy questions, which will force the bride to either lie or to guess whether her husband is going to lie!

This one is a classic, it consists of grouping up into pairs with one decorator and one model!

Essentially you must dress your model into the best toilet paper bridal dress possible! Place a timer on to give a sense of urgency, then perform a catwalk and let the Topless Waiters pick out the winner! Maybe not the best game to pay if someone is very environmentally friendly though… (save the trees!) A fun twist is to see how long the ladies can leave their dresses on for – with a prize for the winner (I’ve seen ladies take this so seriously they wear their toilet paper dresses out!!)

Ping Pong Twerk Off

Attach an empty tissue box to the bum of the different competitors and fill it with ping pong balls! They then must twerk-off and whoever gets all the ping pong balls out first wins!

Bad Malteser in bowl game

This game involves girls forming teams of two and attempting to pick up a malteser out of a bowl using a straw and drop it off in a bowl – it is not a terrible game but it tends to be actually very hard and quickly grows quite boring. If you’re going to do this make sure you don’t use too many maltesers otherwise it will take ages!

Popping Balloons on people in sex positions

This is one that sounds like it would be a lot of fun in theory, but in practice almost always devolves into stupidity – basically anything that involves popping balloons is actually really hard to execute! Why? Because balloons are actually really hard to pop! You actually have to squeeze extremely hard on the person to pop the balloon and even then it may not pop – people begin using sharp objects or dig in their nails and the whole purpose of the game just gets ruined!

Games in general are a great addition to spice up a hens night, however they are not really essential to make your night a good one. If you see the ladies having a good time just chatting on their own and the party has good vibes then there is no real need to stop everything in order to play a game, however if it is a little dull then that’s a great time to get everyone into a game and a few shots in their bellies! I wouldn’t go too overboard on the games, 1-2 games across a 3-4 hour period is more than enough! Many hens I’ve been to don’t even play any hens night games, each to their own. The best night club in Puerto Vallarta contains 2 free hens night games to spice up your event, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!


May 04

Quirky Things To See And Do In Puerto Vallarta

These top 20 things to do in Puerto Vallarta were [...]

Puerto Vallarta clubs are a point of pride in the city. They are known for their excellent service, signature drinks, and world-class DJs. When partygoers talk about the best clubs in the world, PV’s clubs rank in the top spots with Las Vegas and Ibiza clubs. The difference is that they cost a lot less to enjoy! La Santa: La Santa is best known for having an on-site pool. Are you ready for your night to get wet and wild?



May 04

10 Best Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

These top 20 things to do in Puerto Vallarta were recommended by real locals and will guarantee you see the very best of this incredible coastal city. In Puerto Vallarta, you have the opportunity to experience vibrant local Mexican culture and a luxurious beach holiday all at once. From the shops and quaint cafes on the Malecon to hidden beaches and tranquil coves to epic Puerto Vallarta clubs overlooking Banderas Bay, there’s something for everyone in this Pacific paradise.


April 27

What To Do For New Year's Eve In Puerto Vallarta

Are you tired of having to tie up your snow boots [...]

To find the right restaurant at the right price and to book a table worthy of the evening, you need some local insight. The insiders at Puerto Vallarta clubs have connections at all the best restaurants.They can book your table, deal with all the translations, and even drive you to the restaurant. Local Tip: We recommend dining like a baller at least once during your stay in PV, but don’t wait to book a table. People come from far and wide just for this culinary adventure!



February 24

How To Make Your Puerto Vallarta Bachelorette Party Perfect


Clubbing is obviously a key element for any bachelorette party, and the off-the-hook Puerto Vallarta Nightlife is famous for lasting literally until the break of dawn. Puerto Vallarta nightclubs fly in the hottest international DJs and are home to the world’s glitziest fashionistas. Dress-codes are in effect, so get your girls in full glam gear before heading out. What are the hottest clubs in Puerto Vallarta? You and your squad can hit up the mega clubs in the Hotel Zone like La Santa, Strana, and X-tine, or head to the famed Malecon where you’ll find Mandala, Mandala Sky, La Vaquita or The Zoo for open-air partying every day of the week starting around midnight.



February 24

The Most Important Nightclubs In The World

The hottest DJs. Insane parties. The red carpet VI [...]


Our list of the best nightclubs in PV was compiled by real Puerto Vallarta 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.

It’s a lounge. It’s a bar. It’s a club. It’s a venue. There’s nothing that Bar Morelos doesn’t have, which is what makes it a great place to stay from dusk ‘til dawn. The atmosphere is relaxed yet refined. The comfortable couches lining the floor make for great places to do a little flirting while sipping a signature jungle bird cocktail from the bar.



January 13

Best Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta Clubs


All of the locals we spoke to agree on one thing—you CANNOT leave Puerto Vallarta without at least one night of wild fun at a PV club. Puerto Vallarta clubs are a point of pride in the city. They are known for their excellent service, signature drinks, and world-class DJs. When partygoers talk about the best clubs in the world, PV’s clubs rank in the top spots with Las Vegas and Ibiza clubs. The difference is that they cost a lot less to enjoy!


January 13

10 clubs in Puerto Vallarta where the party never ends


In Puerto Vallarta, you have the opportunity to experience vibrant local Mexican culture and a luxurious beach holiday all at once. From the shops and quaint cafes on the Malecon to hidden beaches and tranquil coves to epic Puerto Vallarta clubs overlooking Banderas Bay, there’s something for everyone in this Pacific paradise.

But, you can’t trust just anyone to tell you how to experience the best of Puerto Vallarta. As much as we love our city, we admit that tourist traps are popping up left and right. That’s why the local experts at PV Nightlife decided to put together a top 20 list of things to do in Puerto Vallarta made 100% by locals!

We’re excited to share our beautiful city with you, but before we dive into our list, let’s take a look at the parts of the city you’ll want to explore. North Zone: This area north of the city stays pretty quiet. Those looking for peace and relaxation can come here for lazy beaches, traditional villages, and good access to waters ports like kite surfing. Nueva Vallarta: This area is where the all-inclusive resorts are, so it’s not the best place to experience PV culture. Locals aren’t big fans of this area, but it’s a good spot for families looking for the ease of a package holiday.


December 24

Reserved Night Party at Puerto Vallarta’s Hottest Nightclubs

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 Clubs, you will want to head to Bar Morelos in downtown Puerto Vallarta.


Puerto Vallarta is a city made for fun. Start with cocktails by the pool, move on to drinks with dinner, and then hit the town for some of the best nightlife you will ever experience. As you might imagine, you wouldn’t be the first to fall prey to a Vallarta-induced headache the next morning. If you wake up from a night of partying in PuertoVallarta Nightlife.



Think ahead before day drinking on the beach or take a little siesta in the afternoon before heading out for dinner. Some of the best memories are made late into the night when the beats get louder and people come out to play. Puerto Vallarta Nightlife amps up after 11pm so be ready to party until the early morning!