Guide to New Year's Eve in Puerto Vallarta

Welcome to the new year, enjoying the magic of one of Mexico’s most vibrant cities — Puerto Vallarta.

Fireworks at Los Muertos pier Puerto Vallarta

As the year draws to a close, there's no better place to celebrate New Year's Eve than in the enchanting coastal city of Puerto Vallarta. With its breathtaking beaches, perfect winter climate, and a wide array of celebration options, Puerto Vallarta promises a memorable welcome to the new year. 

We have put together a comprehensive guide with insider tips to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Booking Accommodations and Flights Ahead

Puerto Vallarta hotel

It's no secret that New Year's Eve is a peak season in Puerto Vallarta, so booking accommodations well in advance is essential. Whether you prefer the comfort of a hotel or the coziness of an Airbnb, making your reservations at least four months ahead will ensure you have a wide range of options to choose from.

The same goes for flights – if your schedule allows, aim to arrive in Puerto Vallarta before December 15th and depart after the first week of January. This timing often offers the best airfares, helping you save on travel expenses and allocate more budget for your celebrations.

Perfect Winter Weather

Puerto Vallarta winter weather

One of the many reasons Puerto Vallarta is a sought-after New Year's Eve destination is its impeccable winter weather. During the daytime, you can expect clear skies, warm but not scorching temperatures, and a pleasant absence of mosquitoes and rainy days. However, as the clock approaches midnight, the temperature may drop slightly, so packing a light jacket or sweater is advisable to stay comfortable during nighttime festivities.

Top 5 New Year's Eve Celebrations: From Epic to Budget-Friendly

fireworks at midnight in Puerto Vallarta

There are countless ways to welcome the new year in Puerto Vallarta, from truly unforgettable epic celebrations to budget-friendly options. Keep reading to find our Top 5, and make sure you book yours in advance:

1. Rhythms of the Night: The Most Iconic Night Show

New Year Rhythms of the Night

For those seeking a magical experience, Rhythms of the Night offers a mesmerizing New Year's Eve celebration.

Depart Puerto Vallarta at sunset on a scenic cruise to an alluring nature reserve illuminated with hundreds of torches and candles. Enjoy a captivating show, a romantic gourmet buffet dinner, an open bar, and ring in the new year with Puerto Vallarta's dazzling fireworks display while on the boat.

If you want to add an extra layer of enchantment to your night, opt for the VIP ticket to this magnificent special edition of Rhythms of the Night.

2. Majahuitas New Year Party: An Immersive Experience

New Year Majahuitas

For revelers and music lovers, the Majahuitas New Year Party is the ultimate immersive experience.

Held at the exclusive Majahuitas Beach Club, amidst an exclusive and secluded cove, this celebration features world-class DJs Rodriguez Jr. and The Soul Brothers, a mesmerizing laser show, live performances, and a magical New Year's ceremony. You can choose between a Dinner & Party option and a Party-Only option.

3. New Year's Eve Luxury Cruise: Intimate and Romantic

New Year Sailing in Puerto Vallarta

For a more intimate and romantic celebration, the New Year's Luxury Cruise is the perfect choice.

Sail away on a luxury French sailboat, toasting to the new year while cruising along Puerto Vallarta's picturesque coastline and the iconic Malecón under a moonlit sky. Enjoy delectable appetizers, wines, cocktails from the open bar, and the most exclusive view of Puerto Vallarta's vibrant fireworks. 

4. Dinner at Restaurants with a View

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant for New Year La Capella

Almost all the resorts and renowned restaurants in Puerto Vallarta offer special dinners or parties.

Restaurants with breathtaking views, such as Le Kliff perched on the cliff side of Conchas Chinas, La Capella nestled in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's downtown with a privileged view of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Mar y Vino located on the lively Los Muertos beach, are particularly sought after.

Reservations for these restaurants with stunning vistas tend to fill up quickly so make sure you follow them on social media to be up to date with their announcements.

5. Picnic on the Beach: Budget-Friendly option

New Year on the beach

For budget-conscious travelers, a memorable New Year's Eve celebration can still be enjoyed. Stake your spot on one of Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta's public beaches, bring your picnic, and savor the fireworks from ground level. The sand will feel a little damp from the night dew, so bringing a thick or waterproof blanket to sit on will make your picnic more comfortable. Arriving around 9 PM is advisable to secure a good spot, and even earlier if you need a parking space in the public lots.

Visit Puerto Vallarta on New Year's

New Year's Eve in Puerto Vallarta is a truly magical experience. By planning your accommodations and flights in advance, taking advantage of the perfect winter weather, and exploring the range of celebrations from epic to budget-friendly, you can create lasting memories in this beautiful Mexican paradise.

Embrace the opportunity to welcome the new year in style and start it on the right foot in Puerto Vallarta.

New Year Puerto Vallarta celebrations


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