article in the Bay Area Reporter  stated,”A couple of guys from Los Angeles, Peter Deep, and his business partner, Shaun Butler, made a huge impact on Puerto Vallarta’s gay nightlife when they opened the Ma ana nightclub in November 2006. It quickly established a following among locals who were ready for a change from the established Club Paco Paco. And where the locals went, the tourists followed, making Ma ana the most popular gay club in Puerto Vallarta. A handful of other smaller gay bars have opened over the past couple of years and there are even more gay and gay-friendly hotels and bed and breakfasts to give LGBT travelers plenty of options.

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Nightlife is hotter than ever in PV.

The upscale Mañana club has an indoor disco but its centerpiece is its open-air pool surrounded by a dance floor and seating areas. It’s open until 6 a.m. during the week and until 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The owner of the  Gay Guide Vallarta  explained that a big part of Mañana’s runaway success was that it was able to obtain a late-night operating permit. That attracts locals who work in the restaurants and hotels and need someplace to go after the night shift. Buses don’t start operating until around 5 a.m., so it’s critical to have a place where they can stay late. Tourists, in turn, want to go where there are a lot of locals.