The Puerto Vallarta South Shore Entertainment Report

Over the past couple of years there were so little venues to enjoy for those who live in Puerto Vallarta or just snow bird throughout the winter, now………with the ex pat ever so growing fast community, Puerto Vallarta is bursting at the seams with talented performers who live here part and full time and want part of a stage!

Whether you crave a romantic piano bar venue, Rock and raging roll, musical theatre, plays, open mike, drag, big bands, jazz, sing along with movies, mariachi or kid friendly venues. There is something for everyone in downtown Vallarta NOW for you to enjoy at very considerable prices. 

What stage?

Act II Entertainment


Act II Entertainment Stages is a unique venue of its kind.Located in the heart of the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta, this entertainment complex boasts a 180 seat theater and a 98 seat cabaret where original productions are presented, as well as a cozy bar and lounge area where performers serenade patrons. Act II Entertainment engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. They are passionate and  train and support the next generation of theater artists. They provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community and they celebrate the essential power of the theater to illuminate common humanity.

El Incanto  

Incanto Vallarta takes its name from the charming and elegant setting along the Rio Cuale that divides old town from Centro in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Incanto features an eclectic offering of world-class entertainment in both their lower level 90 seat cabaret/theatre, and in their intimate piano bar space on the second floor.  Classic cocktails and delicious offerings from their cafe will make Incanto a destination where you’ll want to linger well before and after the show; especially on one of our two riverside terraces looking over the Rio Cuale where you can spot pelicans and Iguanas lounging in the majestic trees. Mornings on the terrace at Incanto features their signature coffee and delicious creative breakfast selections.  

Mariachi at Hacienda San Angel Boutique Hotel and Gourmet

Mariachi moments can be enjoyed daily except for Saturdays throughout Puerto Vallarta´s winter season.  Enjoy dinner and entertainment under the stars surrounded by lush gardens, antiques, art, culinary delights and attentive staff all meticulously coordinated to indulge whomever walks through the door. Nestled high above the narrow cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta, the Hacienda was born of romance and passion. Stories and history freely shared for the asking. Please call 222.2692 to speak to a concierge to reserve the ever so highly sought after dining space and Mariachi venue schedule. 

The Palm

Their air conditioned, newly renovated, intimate cabaret space seats 100 comfortably in plush salon style chairs and padded, roomy bar stools. Enjoy excellent cocktail service prior to and during the shows! A two drink minimum is requested during each show.  They serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Palm began 19 years ago as a Cafe that served great burgers. Entertainers would pop in who were visiting on vacation and do a number or two. Before long, artists from all over were doing everything from disco to drag and beyond. Eventually, a show schedule was organized and many entertainers returned year after year and so did the audiences!  The Palm no longer serves food, but they usually send you a bowl of great, fresh popcorn!

Garbo Bar


Live music in old town where you can  talk and mingle at the bar or in comfy lounge chairs in an air conditioned stylish petite committee environment. Garbo is absolutely the place one must visit! It’s perfect for either an evening out with friends or your special love. The music is spectacular and the atmosphere inside is magical! A classy place to have a classy drink and have some sassy talk! 

If you have any South Shore musical venues to contribute, please send your suggestions to info@haciendasangel.com addressed to Nicole Martin (Social Media+PR) or call 322.137 3972 and we will be happy to add you to this ever so important list of downtown happenings!

The show always goes on in the South Shore of the Bay of Banderas!