Sunday, March 1, 2009

Vallarta by Night

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Vallarta by Night, originally uploaded by deanv41.

Nightlife in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta is a rich thing that is best explored after a siesta. It starts late, and under mercy of darkness the city cools, the discos open, the strippers begin to strip, and the fun begins.
Show here is the rooftop of Paco's. Historically, it is a Stonewall in the Vallarta gay world. The legends around it are thick, but this three story club at the center of Old Vallarta remains an essential spot. Manana's may have more contemporary energy and it's hacienda setting only a block away from Paco's, alone is worth the cover. Paco's attracts far more Mexicans than the rivals and so it is a bridge between worlds. Manana's is a cruising ground for the global gayerati and wildside tourists. That has its place, but Paco's has the soul.

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