Nightlife in Nayarit

Resort Destinations and Riviera Nayarit Nightlife

The main Riviera Nayarit nightlife scene is focused on quaint and eclectic bars, pubs and cantinas, but travelers looking to party all night long still surely have a blast in neighboring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Nuevo Vallarta

Although the city is known for offering tranquility and relaxation to its guests, there are also several places where tourists can discover the Mexican party scene and join in on the fun! Most bars are located within the resort hotels and restaurants in the area, offering special nights such as ladies’ nights, Martini nights.

Check out – No Name Bar & Grill, Wing’s Army.


Bucerias offers great bars and pubs of every sort. Whether you’re staying in Punta de Mita or Nuevo Vallarta, consider coming here for a great night out! Come see Restaraunt row or visit each establishment one after another – they are very close to each other.

Check out – La Pachanga, Sunset’s Beach Bar or The Shamrock Irish Pub & Lounge.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

La Cruz is a quaint fishermen’s village with its own selection of restaurants, from the street taco stand to the fancy restaurants with live music. They all share a distinct trade mark, the best flavors of the area, the best regional seasoning, a homey taste and the freshest quality at reasonable prices.

Check out – Yaya, or Philo’s.

Punta de Mita/Punta Mita

When night time falls, the bars and restaurants transform the peaceful atmosphere of Punta Mita into one full of life and flavor.

Check out – Café Des Artistes Del Mar bar, Sea Breeze bar at the St. Regis,
Sufi Bar in Porta Fortuna and The Observatory at Imanta Resort.


With charming, laid-back appeal and an enticing array of things to do, the fishing village of Sayulita, 35 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, has attracted savvy international travelers for decades. Surfing is quite popular as international travelers come for the outstanding waves here. There’s also snorkeling, fishing and irresistible beaches, casual beachfront restaurants beckon and a collection of art galleries and boutiques satisfy any vacation shopping urg

Check out – Bar Don Pato’s, Bodeguita del Medio, Mi Amigo Cantina.

San Pancho

San Pancho is home of the famous Polo Club which comes alive between November and May. The town also offers horseback riding, diving, climbing, yoga and jungle excursions. It has a lovely beach, several small hotels, B&Bs, and charming restaurants as well as a thriving expat community.

Check out – Cielo Rojo Organic Bistro for a drink or try Las Palmita Karaoke Bar.

Rincón de Guayabitos

Described as the “Hidden Pearl” among the beaches of Nayarit, Rincon features all the conveniences of modern life in a relaxing, traditional setting; an excellent option for fishing and diving. Guayabitos’s spot for romantics is Vista Guayabitos restaurant (noon-10 p.m. daily) on the south edge of town. Little has been spared to afford a perfect spot to enjoy a refreshment and/or snack and the breezy panoramic view of Guayabitos’s curving cloud-tipped shoreline. Follow the south road to Los Ayala; at the big hilltop curve, follow the driveway on the right steeply uphill.

Check out – Charley’s or Nivel Zero Bar.

San Blas

The port city of San Blas is a rapidly growing tourism destination, thanks to its many beaches, colonial history, Spanish fort, excellent restaurants, and an abundance of migratory birds which attract ornithologists from around the world. The La Tovara National Park nearby is a federally protected mangrove forest with birds, crocodiles and turtles. For the nightlife enthusiasts, San Blas is well known for its Social Club, where jazz albums are lined up on the walls and you can pick your favorites to be played right on the spot. Try the special “Martin & Lewis” – a beer and a shot of tequila in one.

Check out – Billy Bob’s, The San Blas Social Club, Viejanos Canteen.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is famous for its high energy nightlife party scene at the Malecón/board walk or in El Centro/downtown of Puerto Vallarta and Olas Altas south of downtown across the Cuale River.

Check out – Barra Bar, Club Nitro, De Santos, Hilo, Mandala or Glam.