Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta is an awesome place to party anytime of the year, but on New Year's Eve it literally detonates! Fireworks exploding all over Banderas Bay provide an excellent backdrop for the festivities, and wherever you turn the city is one huge party, with something fun for every taste and budget.
Some people choose to "take it to the streets," bar crawling; hangin' on the Malecón, where there will be a huge celebration that includes free entertainment and an awesome fireworks display at midnight; or dropping in on the Olas Altas street party before heading to the beach or Los Muertos Pier to watch the fireworks over Banderas Bay.
Others book an "all-inclusive" evening of food, drinks and dancing 'til dawn, while still others choose to reserve a table at one of the city's fine dining restaurants for an intimate evening of wining, dining and romancing.
Whatever your preference, our New Year's Eve Planner is your guide to some of the most spectacular celebrations taking place in Puerto Vallarta on the last night of 2019.
Free Entertainment on the Malecón
Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Every year, thousands of tourists from Mexico and around the world meet in Puerto Vallarta to ring in the New Year in this beautiful city. As the sun starts to set on December 31st, thousands of people head downtown to enjoy the free live entertainment that's performed on the El Faro (the lighthouse) stage on the Malecón. This year's party, called El Súper Mega Fiestón de Fin de Año runs from 10 pm to 1 am with a spectacular lineup that includes Akuaman Sound System, Puerkas Band DJ Set and Tlalocan Danza Prehispánica. As midnight approaches, everyone starts looking for the best place to enjoy the Espectacular Piromusical, a spectacular fireworks and musical presentation that welcomes the New Year - Vallarta Style! *Schedule and acts are subject to change.
The Palm Cabaret and Bar
Olas Altas #508, Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone
Music, comedy and celebration come together on the Palm Cabaret stage for a very special New Year's Eve celebration. The fun starts at 5:30 pm with Trend recording artist Doug Varty paying tribute to Rod Stewart, followed by one of Puerto Vallarta's funniest and most loved Divas of Song, Kim Kuzma, in 'British Invasion' at 7:30 pm, and 'Stocking Stuffer,' a holiday cabaret starring live singing queen of stage and screen, Sutton Lee Seymour at 9:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the venue's box office, which opens daily at 10 am, or online at ThePalmCabaret.com. For more information call (322) 222-0200.
Olas Atlas 314, Los Muertos Beach
Ring in 2020 with style at at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, where you'll enjoy fabulous food (see menu), live entertainment, party favors, a glass of bubbly and festive fireworks - right on Los Muertos Beach! Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at DDPV.com, or by calling 322-222-0566.
No Way José! Restaurante - Bar
5 de Febrero #260, South Side, Puerto Vallarta
No Way José! invites you to celebrate New Year's Eve at Tu Casa en Vallarta. Our signature New Year's Eve fiesta includes a special four-course menu, live entertainment, a party kit, raffles and lots of surprises for $1199 pesos per person. *If you prefer early-bird seating from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, receive a 20% discount on the event price. Cover charge of $150 pesos for seatings after 8:00 pm, when PV favorite Piel Canela takes the stage for a special New Year's Eve concert that will add to the festive atmosphere on the terrace at Tu Casa in Vallarta, No Way José! Make your reservations TODAY for this limited seating event at nowayjosemx.com.
Act2PV - The Red Room
Insurgentes 300 at Basilio Badillo
There's always something fun happening at STAGES, and New Year's Eve is no exception! On December 31, The Red Room will present "PAST-Modern Jukebox," starring Lollipop at 7:00 pm, followed by "In My Voice," a musical tribute to Linda Ronstadt starring Brenda Gaviño 7:30 pm, and singer/songwriter and overnight internet sensation, Steve Grand at 9:30 pm. Whether you choose to go to one show or two, there's no better way to ring in 2020 than with the top-quality entertainment you'll always find at Act2PV. Tickets can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 10 am. For more information, call 322-222-1512.
The River Café
Isla Río Cuale 4, Old Town Puerto Vallarta
Ring the bells and light the firecrackers! It's New Year's Eve at The River Café, and their special four-course menu, live music and traditional 12 grapes and champagne toast at midnight for just $1595 pesos will start your New Year off right! Click HERE to see the New Year's Eve Menu at The River Café, then fill out the form to book your party today! *Tickets must be paid in advance to guarantee a table.
Nacho Daddy Mextex Restaurant & Bar
Basilio Badillo #180, South side Puerto Vallarta
Bring in the New Year at Nacho Daddy, located on restaurant row at Basilio Badillo 180 in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. The party starts at 8:30 pm with The Texas Embassy Blues Band and special guests playing tunes that will keep you dancing all night long! An exceptional dinner special will be available, so you don't have to mortgage your home to have a good dinner on New Year's Eve! There will also be plenty of party favors, silly hats and champagne at midnight, so join us for our annual New Year's Eve bash and start 2020 out with a smile on your face and music in your heart. No cover charge and you don't need reservations. For more information, visit NachoDaddyPV.com or their Facebook Page.
Olas Altas #380 B, Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone
Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant's prime location, right in the middle of Olas Altas street, makes it the perfect place to spend an unforgettable New Year's in Puerto Vallarta! Starting at 8 pm (last seating at 9 pm,) in addition to a front row seat to all of the Olas Altas street party action, you'll enjoy a spectacular five course meal, plus a DJ playing music for dancing and a glass of Sparkling Wine - all for just $1850 pesos (approx. $100 USD) per person. Gratuities not included. Click HERE to see the New Year's Eve Menu at Kaiser Maximilian. Make your reservations online at KaiserMaximilian.com or by calling the restaurant at (322) 223-0760.
La Palapa/El Dorado Beach Party
Pulpito 103, Col. Emiliano Zapata
Spend this New Year's Eve on Los Muertos Beach, dining under the stars and the fireworks at La Palapa and El Dorado. They are throwing a joint party this year, extending the dance floor and seating across the beach in front of both restaurants. Their New Year's Eve Beach Party includes a special 5-course Tropical Gourmet Dinner (see menu), a premium open bar, a Champagne toast at midnight and ring-side seat for the fireworks that explode all across Banderas Bay, and dancing under the stars on Los Muertos Beach 'til 2 am for $3950 pesos per person. Tickets are running out, so click HERE or call 322-222-5225 to make your reservations TODAY and ring in the new year in classy style.
Whether you choose to hit the streets, enjoy fine food, drink some champagne, listen to live music, or dance the night away, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal place for those in search of the perfect New Year's Eve celebration. Fireworks exploding all over Banderas Bay provide an excellent backdrop for the festivities, and wherever you turn, the city is one huge party. We hope you have an unforgettable night, and we wish you all the very best in 2020!