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Puerto Vallarta Nightlife

De Santos
771 Morelos
Puerto Vallarta
Tel: 52 322 223 3052

De Santos is one of the hippest bars and restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Arches and curving brick walls evoke a chapel, but the behavior inside this urban-style club is decidedly more raucous. City types will feel right at home noshing on Mediterranean dishes before house DJs take the reins, rocking the crowd until the wee hours.—Maribeth Mellin

2043 Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio
Puerto Vallarta
Tel: 52 322 224 4616

On the weekends, live bands score nights of lively dancing at J.B., one of the best clubs in Puerto Vallarta for salsa and tango. The crowd skews slightly local, but everyone is welcome to hit the dance floor. Come early to take lessons, or just grab a beer and watch from the sidelines.—Maribeth Mellin

La Bodeguita del Medio
858 Paseo Díaz Ordáz
Puerto Vallarta
Tel: 52 322 223 1586

Salsa fans flock to La Bodeguita del Medio, the Puerto Vallarta offshoot of the legendary Havana club. Live bands keep the dance floor packed, but those lacking in rhythm can grab a spot near the large windows downstairs to catch glimpses of people strolling the malecón. Fill up on mojitos but skip the just so-so food. You're really here to dance and take in the scene.—Maribeth Mellin

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.