Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant destination where you will discover that entertainment is a big part of the local culture, and live music is a significant part of that. If you enjoy taking in live musical performances, you will find plenty of opportunities to do so while you are on vacation at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa. From phenomenal productions on-site at the resort to venues in town, take a look at some of the top places to discover Puerto Vallarta’s best live music:
Live Music Experience at Garza Blanca
When you are a guest at magnificent Garza Blanca, you will have the opportunity to enjoy live music at the resort each and every day. A talented quartet of musicians delight guests with the smooth sounds of the flute, violin, trumpet and saxophone at various locations around the resort. They play music from a vast range of genres, and while these solo artists generally play individually, there are times when they also come together for delightful ensemble concerts. The music they provide is sure to make your experiences at Garza Blanca even more spectacular. You can find out more about when and where you can catch these live music performances by consulting the activities calendar at the resort.
La Bodeguita del Medio
This Cuban gem is located right on the bustling Malecon boardwalk, and it’s signature mojitos and live Cuban band are a big draw for locals and tourists alike. Practice your best salsa moves on the dance floor or watch the crowds below from a seat upstairs. This lively hub becomes even more of a hotspot during weekends.
Address: Paseo Díaz Ordaz 858, Colonia – Centro.
The Jazz Foundation
As you might expect, this is a great place to encounter some live jazz music, although musicians also perform reggae, funk and blues here, too. Each Wednesday features a live jam session, and the weekends bring a variety of musical styles. Gaze out at the sea and the crowds of people who walk by on the busy Malecon as you listen to the live music.
Address: Calle Allende 116, Colonia – Centro.
Roxy Rock House
This hard-partying music venue is a nightlife institution in downtown Puerto Vallarta, where the sounds of live rock’n’roll and blues have long kept its crowds entertained. Catering to night owls, the party doesn’t even get started until 10 pm when the live music begins. It continues on until the wee hours of the morning with plenty of dancing and drinking.
Address: Ignacio L. Vallarta 217, Colonia – Emiliano Zapata.
This relaxing bar is located right on the beach and feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of nearby downtown. Enjoy live music on Wednesday and Saturday nights (which could be funk, reggae or an acoustic set) or check out the DJ action on Fridays. There is something particularly enchanting about listening to live music with your toes in the sand, and this is the place to do it!
Address: Paraguay 1294, Colonia – 5 de Diciembre.
Patio de mi Casa
With its romantic open-air atmosphere featuring stone walls and lush foliage, this is a terrific spot to listen to some blues or smooth jazz. Sip on a handcrafted cocktail or order a wood-fired pizza while you soak up the mellow vibes. There is live music on Tuesday evenings as well as Friday and Saturdays beginning at 9pm.
Address: Guerrero 311, Colonia – Centro.
If you would like to discover Puerto Vallarta’s best live music for yourself, check out some of the above venues for very happy listening!