Nightlife in Riviera Nayarit is a mixture of quiet, romantic dinner spots, vibrant Mexican fiestas and dancing, sunset booze cruises and a host of colorful bars. (See Booze Cruises/Pirate Ships: www.nuevovallartatours.com.) It's also a place where you can enjoy theme nights at the numerous resorts that dominate the town or simply find a secluded spot to watch the sunset. (Sunsets are a sight to behold here.) Of course, there's always the more raucous Puerto Vallarta. Your hotel concierge can happily point you in the right direction. Some options:
An ocean facing, open air restaurant with music 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. most nights.
A loungy, romantic martini bar with not only an amazing view but a decadent chocolate molten dessert. (Av Mexico at Ave Hidalgo, Bucaria)
Put on your dancing shoes for a night at Christine, a thoroughly modern dance club with a sound system that's out of this world. (Puerto Vallarta)
A multi-level action-packed bar with live entertainment, a pool saloon, bowling and video arcade. (Puerto Vallarta)