Puerto Vallarta Gay and Lesbian Vacations

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Your gay Puerto Vallarta vacation

Located in the Pacific state of Jalisco, sandwiched between mountains and a gorgeous bay, Vallarta attracts not only a swath of gay and lesbian North American and European travelers, but also a fair share of queer Mexicans. Puerto Vallarta is home to more than a dozen LGBT hotels and guesthouses, a pumping selection of gay bars and clubs, a world-famous gay beach called “Blue Chairs” along with its adjoining neighbor “Green Chairs.”

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LGBT Best in Stay Puerto Vallarta hotels

From $285

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique and Ocean Club - All Inclusive - Adults Only

4 stars
4.6 / 5 32 reviews

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Casa Velas Hotel Boutique and Ocean Club - Luxury All Inclusive Adults Only charms with sweeping views of Banderas Bay and pristine, lushly landscaped grounds. Whimsical pieces of Mexican art enhance the beauty of the 80 luxury suites, which set the scene for romance thanks to soft textiles and recessed lighting. A... More

From $133

The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

4 stars
4.1 / 5 193 reviews

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta maintains a tranquil setting, even with all the activities hosted on the site. Lagoon-style pools -- complete with a swim-up bar -- and outdoor restaurants take advantage of the stunning beach and ocean vistas. Rooms favor contemporary furniture and brightly colored accents.... More

Casa Cupula Gay Friendly

4 stars
4.7 / 5 33 reviews

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Casa Cupula Gay Friendly aims for high style in the lushly landscaped Olas Atlas (or Zona Romantica) neighborhood. Within walking distance of the gay beach in Puerto Vallarta, the quaint property impresses with details, from art-filled suites to a romantic restaurant whose menu spans the globe. Due to its size -- just 15... More

From $55

Hotel Mercurio - A Gay-Friendly Hotel

2 stars
4.1 / 5 78 reviews

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hotel Mercurio - a Gay-Friendly Hotel, a 28-room property in the heart of the Romantic Zone, attends to the needs of its gay and lesbian travelers. The haven boasts rustic wood furniture, tasteful artwork and welcome conveniences such as free safe-sex products at bedside tables. An outdoor pool and bar keep the fun going... More

From $83

Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian

2 stars
3.1 / 5 195 reviews

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay & Lesbian beckons with ocean-view patios from every room and a casual ambiance suited for couples and singles. The 43-room property also holds the distinction as the only gay hotel in Puerto Vallarta with direct beach access. Contemporary style keeps spaces fresh and up-to-date,... More

Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 182 reviews

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rate includes breakfast

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa calls the glorious Marina Vallarta area home. Ocean-facing balconies or terraces and contemporary furniture bring a fresh look to the 404 rooms and 29 suites, which come with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. A rich menu of family activities -- plus... More

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  • The LGBT scene

    Gay tours and cruises. Fine dining. Sophisticated art galleries. P.V. could be considered the Key West or Provincetown of the western coast of Mexico, where the locals don’t bat an eye at all the gays and lesbians frolicking about.

    Zona Romantica

    Zona Romantica is the heart of LGBT life. More modern hotel and shopping areas have arisen north of the cobblestone old town, allowing the area to retain much of its colonial charm.

    Vallarta surroundings

    The rebuilt Malecon (the town’s main waterfront street) presents sculptures in an outdoor palm-lined art walk, and galleries outnumber churches. Despite the onslaught of timeshares and ex-pats who now call it home, Vallarta still feels authentically Mexico. Fun side trips include natural hot springs, mountain villages and boat tours for swimming with dolphins.

  • There are plenty of beaches to choose from

    The gay scene at Blue Chairs beach is fun, but the crowds can make it feel like traffic jam. Extending north and south of P.V. are more than 26 miles of beaches lining the Bay of Banderas, where you’ll find more elbow room, if less gay eye candy.

    Join gay excursions

    No need to be packed in with straight tourists when going on excursions: Blue Chairs Beach Resort (right on the beach) arranges LGBT boat trips, horseback jungle tours, zip lining trips and scuba dives.

    Be aware of holidays

    Certain weeks in P.V. can get packed with both foreigners and Mexicans. This includes New Year’s to Epiphany on Jan. 6, Semana Santa (Holy Week) just before Easter, and All Saint’s and All Soul’s Days (Nov. 1-2).

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