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Puerto Vallarta Gay and Lesbian Vacations
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
Puerto Vallarta hotel with modern style and true resort experiencesThe 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.... More
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Stylish Puerto Vallarta hotel caters to gay couples and singlesCasa 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... More
Gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel open to guests 18 and olderHotel 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... More
Gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel in the heart of the Romantic ZoneBlue 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... More
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Luxury hotel boasts coastal Mexican style, resort activities and spaCasaMagna 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... More
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Puerto Vallarta highlights
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 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.
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.
Insider tips for Puerto Vallarta gay travel
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).