Is Puerto Vallarta a Gay-Friendly Vacation Spot?

Is Puerto Vallarta a gay-friendly vacation spot? Yes, and for more than sixty years the LGBT community have established that Puerto Vallarta is a great vacation spot to visit. Have you heard that Puerto Vallarta is also known as “The Friendliest City in the World”? It is and it is also known as the “San Francisco of Mexico,” due to the large number of visitors and residents that are part of the LGBT community. The locals are very friendly people that welcome all visitors to enjoy amazing vacations in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay, and is a wonderful place for a gay-friendly getaway. If you want a great deal on all-inclusive travel packages, call the Villa del Palmar. They are located in the Hotel Zone and have top accommodations and amenities. Meanwhile, read below to learn why is one of the most gay-friendly vacation spots.

Is Puerto Vallarta a Gay-Friendly Vacation Spot?

There is so much to see and do in Puerto Vallarta and it is a popular LGBT resort spot. The main gay area is the Zona Romantica, or also known as Old Town, and there is where all the popular gay bars and clubs along with many of the top restaurants and in Banderas Bay as well. Puerto Vallarta is home to many wonderful restaurants, art galleries, spas, and so much more.

No vacation would be complete without enjoying a stroll on the Malecon boardwalk. The Malecon boardwalk is lined with stunning art sculptures, restaurants, bars, and shops. In hte Old Town area, there are more than twenty gay bars in Puerto Vallarta including cantinas, clubs, and cabaret shows. There are also gay beach clubs, too, so you can soak up the sun on the beach as well.

The Top Gay Bars and Clubs in PV

If you would like to know what the top gay bars and clubs are in Puerto Vallarta, then you can start off with Mr. Flamingo’s. This is an open-air bar that has music, cute waiters, and a great place to go dancing. Just a few steps away you can find La Noche is where you can go to watch impressive pole dancing performances and drag queen shows.

Want to sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail? Head to the Margarita Cantina if you’re in the mood to relax and drink a cold beer or margarita. Don’t miss Paco’s Ranch which is actually the oldest gay bar in the area, and this bar is known for having amazing music and the best place to go dancing all night long. Last but not least, the Palm Cabaret & Bar is where you can watch the humorous and creative cabaret acts.

Gay-Friendly Activities

In addition to tons of bars in Puerto Vallarta, there are also regular events that are specifically tailored to the LGBT community. For example, Bear week attracts gorgeous, burly men towards the end of January, then in the latter part of February the annual Carnival is held. The Puerto Vallarta Carnival is a festive event where the entire street becomes a big party with a parade, dancing and colorful Caribbean costumes.

The last weekend in May is when the Puerto Vallarta Pride or Orgullo Vallarta Pride annual event is held, and this is a celebration for the LGBT community. It is actually the largest Puerto Vallarta gay festival. The Day of the Dead Festival or the Día De Los Muertos is held in early November, and there are so many parties, parades, and festivals to enjoy at that time as well.

Check out the list above if you are interested in attending a certain festival or event for the LBGT. Puerto Vallarta is a perfect place any time of the year to visit for the LGBT community. No matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, there are great choices for travelers who want a wonderful getaway.

Author: Kristen Holmes