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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
  • Banderas Bay sunset cruise from Puerto Vallarta
  • Delicious candlelit dinner and open bar
  • Traditional Mexican music and dance
  • Show at the Pyramid Amphitheater

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Arriving by a sunset cruise over Banderas Bay is the best—and only—way to reach the private beach.

What's Included

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Dance Show at the Pyramid Amphitheater
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • A port fee of MXP$ 30 must be paid in cash before boarding your boat.

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Depart from Puerto Vallarta Marina on a stylish vessel to begin your sublime sail into the sunset. Cruise across the calm waters of Banderas Bay to the serene and secluded cove of Las Caletas; feel your feet sink into the soft sands of the beach as you disembark the boat and awaken your senses to the entrancing setting. Watch torches flicker, hear the waves lap the shore and listen to melodious music permeate the air as you take a torch-lit path to your dining destination.

Take a seat at your beachside table and enjoy the ambience of the candle-bathed scenery; select from sizzling steak, freshly caught fish or succulent chicken, all of which come accompanied by fresh vegetables, crisp salads, and handmade tortillas. Delve into a delicious dessert buffet after your main, pleasuring your palate with tropical fruits, indulgent brownies, and locally inspired rice pudding.

Let the pulsating beat of native drums summon you to the outdoor amphitheater, the sacred space in which the spectacular show is to unravel. Hypnotic and hallucinatory, the incredible performance is sure to leave you spellbound; watch in wonder as stories of ancient civilizations are depicted through dance and music, marveling at the astounding agility of costumed contemporary dancers.

Relax beneath the sparkling stars during your return journey to Puerto Vallarta, where the enchanting evening concludes.

Nuevo Vallarta Beach

Vallarta Adventures Office in Nuevo Vallarta is one of the meeting locations available for this experience. When departing from this office, you'll be cruising by Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Puerto Magico

Puerto Mágico is one of the meeting locations available for this adventure

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket or sweater with you
  • "Rhythms" is a romantic evening specially designed for adults and couples.
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Important: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You must contact Vallarta Adventures to confirm the check in time & location on your booking. It may change according to our operation
  • Please be advised that Mexico's Federal Maritime Ports operate a strict No-Drug Policy, including electronic cigarettes, vapers, and all kinds of drugs. Please be advised not to bring them to any of our tours. We cannot offer a refund or change of day for any guest to whom Federal Security has denied access.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

They can charge a lot for this trip because it's worth a lot.
Surprisingly great for this kind of tour, same level than Cirque du soleil but shorter !
The extra money doesn’t really provide much more than you receive at the normal rate.
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30th birthday
Emily_T, Oct 2022
My partner and I traveled to Puerto Vallarta for her 30th day! We chose this excursion because of all the reviews. The crew onboard were amazing! The drinks we flowing and the entertainment was amazing!
Amazing show! A must see when in PV!
Pamela_F, Aug 2022
It was our first time to Puerta Vallarta and this was one of the things to do according to all the reviews I read! It was everything and more! Amazing show, delicious food, great boat trip there and back! All around great experience! Definitely worth the money!
Adventure, Romance and Culture
Aaron_B, May 2022
To begin this excursion on a catamaran across Banderas Bay set the tone for our arrival to Las Caletas Beach where we were greeted by performers in costume along the path to our dinner. The food was delicious and the setting was romantic as we ate at our own table in the beautiful tropical jungle of southern Banderas Bay. After dinner we walked to the stage at the base of an ancient pyramid where we were mesmerized by the performances of an all star cast. This is an excursion that must be included with any visit to Puerto Vallarta.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice crew snd...
Gabriela_L, May 2022
Nice crew snd expectacular huichol dancing show Good dinner, i will definitely come back hoping to see other shows
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Must See experience
Armando_G, Mar 2022
The Rhythm of the Night show and dinner is a “must do” experience in Puerto Vallarta. The staff all did a great job in providing directions and instructions to ensure every part of the experience was delightful.
Ten Stars!
Bradley_T, Feb 2022
Everything was a 10 from start to finish. The boat ride over was smooth, fun and so much to see including whales! The second we arrived we were blown away with the magic and mystery of the area. The food was delicious. All you can drink too. But the real highlight was the show. AMAZING! Highly recommend. You have to add this one to your list for sure!
OMG!! Amazing!
Paula_J, May 2019
This should be a "must do" for everyone f all ages visiting Puerto Vallarta! The boat ride was pleasant (and entertaining) and from the moment you approach the dock it's as if you have arrived at Fantasy Island! The place is amazing, the beauty, the people welcoming you (in costume, musicians, etc.), the landscape, the design & layout of the various dining areas & the entire area. Even the bathrooms were amazing! So many things to see and discover while you roam around before the show. The buffet was pretty darned good! The show...INCREDIBLE!!! Loved every minute of this experience! The stage, the music, the costumes, the holds up to any Cirque show we've seen! We would definately do it again! Highly recommended!
This is something you have to see...
Brenda C, Apr 2018
This is something you have to see while visiting Puerto Vallarta!! Sunset cruise with candlelight dinner and show does NOT describe this, you have to see it to believe it. Whatever I write here will not begin to do this adventure justice 4000 candles hand lit and glowing when you land on this beach is breathtaking, the show is a mixture story telling, acrobatics and island fire dancing plus much more. This place seriously looks like a Disney World set, it's immaculate and beautiful everywhere you look. We were blown away by the overall experience, but don't go for the dinner, the food is not the main attraction. A true must see from Vallarta Adventures !!!
Best experience !
Myriam_C, Nov 2020
The Asian dancers , the core dancers and the couple were great. But overall it was beautiful ! Food was great. The entertainer on the boat was amazing ! It is a must do in puerto Vallarta .
Fun night out
Craig_M, Oct 2020
The show was most excellent. the entertainment kept you on your toes and we very professionally done. The show was more then I had expected and as good as I have seen on a destination tour. They literally blew my mind with their acrobatic feats and outstanding dancing and vocal abilities. the fire show and the so many other elements make it a must do when in Puerto Vallarta.
Cruise isnt really accurate
Teddy_C, Dec 2018
I had seen this many years ago. Water taxi was small and offered snacks and history. This tour is loud, full of drunken guests and is really a party boat to the site of the show. The show was very good and much like a cirque del sol and the food was tasty and plentiful. I would have like an english narrator of the reasons for the customs. And although we were very delayed due to a cruise ship blocking the marina the night was lovely. The small fish chasing the lights at the dock and the staff was very attentive. Ill recommend but provide the disclaimer that its a party boat going and coming back. The show is very nice.
This trip was definitely enjoyable...
Janell S, Jan 2018
This trip was definitely enjoyable. Or Uber driver did not speak English and brought us to the wrong port. But I called Vallarta Adventures who spoke to him and sent him to the correct place. Upon arrival, we were directed by a pirate to exit the security gate and cross the street to exchange our evoucher. This was not necessary as the exchange desk is located to the right inside the security gate. The trip across the bay was entertaining and arrival at the beach was clearly planned. We were seated at the small stadium and waited for the one hour show, really excellent. Dinner was buffet style with a nice assortment all clearly labeled and fresh. We sat on the beach so wear appropriate shoes, also walking around the island would be tough with heels. Our trip in January was a bit chilly, so the boat staff provided blankets for the return trip. Be prepared to pay a small port entry fee and tip the boat staff and dinner waiter.
Fantastic evening cruising the...
Joseph L, Feb 2018
Fantastic evening cruising the across the bay. The show was so much fun and the dinner buffet was wonderful. What a fun way to spend an evening in Puerto Vallarta.
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This is an amazing experience and...
keywasted, Jun 2017
This is an amazing experience and will take this tour the next time we are in Puerto Vallarta.
This is a very well put together...
bsansone, Dec 2014
This is a very well put together event. The boat trip out is on a nice catamaran with a crew that is trained to entertain the guest and make them feel happy. Once at the island everyting is first class to include the meal and entertainment. I think it would be a shame to miss it on your trip to Puerto Vallarta.
My husband and I did this for our honeymoon this week and it was amazing! Definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Would highly recommend doing this especially for couples
Will do it again!!
John_P, Nov 2022
Well worth every penny!!! Spectacular show!! The boat ride was great food was good!! Order a pina colada on the boat!! I’m still in awe over the show!!! Well run organized tour
Had a great time. And the...
Tina_K, Nov 2022
Had a great time. And the show that they did was so great. And the boat staff was wonderful. The boat staff did an awesome job on keeping us entertained.
Two thumbs up!!
LaSonya_W, Nov 2022
This show is a must see! Our crew, the show cast, the food, two thumbs up! We had a marvelous time all around. Was very impressed with ALL of the entertainment from leaving the dock to arriving back at the dock. It’s a highly recommended show!! You will thoroughly enjoy it.
Show was great but boat ride is adults only
Kim_M, Oct 2022
While the show, Alma by Rhythms of the night was awesome and the island was something out of Disney. The beauty and amazement of that all was overshadowed by the boat ride to and from the venue. We booked this evening as a family show my husband and I and our 3 kids ages 10-17 and in my sons (13) own words was a drunken boat ride. Granted even though we don’t drink we don’t mind if others do. What we do mind is getting our ear drums blow out with the speaker right over us and having people smoke all around us. But that wasn’t even the worst part. On the way there and mostly on the way back the crew decided to put on a show (what people won’t do for money) it ended up being a strip show complete with lap dances. We tried to hide in the back but that’s where the smokers were told to smoke. So there was absolutely no where to hide. My 10 yr old daughter was in tears from the music and my 13yr old was disgusted by the few people who enjoyed the show. This seemed by all description to be family friendly, I honestly wish it said adults only because we were the only people with kids. I wish we were separated from the party crowd, and most of all I wish the music wasn’t so loud.


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