If you ask a hundred tourists about the best show in Vallarta, most of them, if not all, will point to Rhythms of the Night, an exclusive show by Vallarta Adventures performed at Las Caletas Beach. Many people claim that the show is better than Las Vegas shows and albeit not cheap, it is worth every penny.
As Las Caletas Beach is accessible only by boat you will start your 5-hour tour in Nuevo Vallarta at Vallarta Adventures Center or at the Maritime Terminal boarding a comfortable catamaran that in an hour will get you to the final destination. On your way you can enjoy the views of the Mexican Pacific Ocean while sipping a refreshing beverage from the full-service open bar.
About 7:30 pm, when the lights diminish and the sun hides behind the horizon, you will be reaching the secluded cove of Las Caletas. The moment you arrive, the mystical experience begins and you are surrounded by tropical sounds, sights and smells. You will be directed to a private beachside table illuminated by candles only and you can start your banquet. Over 100 people work all day long to give you the best quality dishes and fresh, hand-made tortillas.
Visitors are often surprised by the upscale service and the delicious food, superior quite often to what is offered in many inland restaurants. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian, a large selection of salads, pasta, grilled vegetable and fish await you. Open bar includes absolutely everything: bottled water, fruit juices, sodas, beer, Bacardi, tequila, Smirnoff vodka, margaritas and table wine during your meal. If you prefer you may choose a special bottle of wine for some extra charge.
Everybody agrees that this part of the tour, dining under the stars, is a strong point. Rhythms of the Night is very popular with couples, as a matter of fact it is not recommended for small kids, and the romantic evening under the star-lit sky can be as memorable as the show itself.
When you are almost done with coffee and “to die for” desserts the sound of native drums will summon you to the outdoor amphitheater around a torch-lit pyramid scene. The show changes every year, to satisfy the guests that come back season after season, but is always based on the ancient traditions of Mexico. The choreographer trained at the famous Cirque du Soleil and the dancer practice every day for at least three hours, so you must be sure that the performance will be of the highest quality and totally unique.
Rain or shine , the hypnotic show goes on. Watching it in a downpour, protected obviously by large umbrellas, can make it even more mystical. 30 minutes pass very fast; fire, dancing, singing and even a 10-foot python imprint memorable images in your mind. The moment it finishes you decide to return next year and make a strong commitment while the party will continues onboard with an open bar till you touch the ground at one of the drop-off points.