Since the Mexican state of Jalisco legalized same sex marriage in 2016, Puerto Vallarta has gone from strength to strength in terms of its openness towards the LGBTQ community, and its overal popularity as a gay travel destination. Idyllically positioned on the Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is a resort town that is simply made for dreamy days on the beach, and nights of al-fresco bar-hopping and gay clubbing.
During the day, take a step back in town and wander through the charming cobbled streets of Puerto Vallarta’s downtown. Head to the main square first, and start your morning with a refreshing Tuba drink - a typical Puerto Vallarta beverage made from coconut palm. Enjoy some Mexican sun, mingle with locals, and appreciate some live entertainment which often illuminates the square throughout the day. Hungry for more? Wander through the narrow streets of downtown, and marvel at the collection of urban art lining the buildings, various sculptures, and beautiful architecture and soak up some local culture.
For gay travelers, Puerto Vallarta’s picturesque Zona Romantica is a must. The area is renowned for its red-tiled buildings, art galleries, restaurants, and of course its’ populous gay scene. Head to the areas of Olas Altas, Rio Cuale, and Lazaro Gardens, where a selection of gay bars and gay clubs will keep the revelry alive well into the night. People party late here, so bear in mind that most venues only open around midnight. For some class-A kind of dancing, pencil in a visit to La Noche, which offers one of the biggest gay dance floors in Puerto Vallarta.
Once you’ve had your dose of the gay scene in Puerto Vallarta, retreat to your gay accommodation and catch up on a little R&R. With misterb&b, you can find the ideal gay accommodation in Puerto Vallarta. Traveling with friends? Opt for an entire apartment, and enjoy the luxury of having your own place to call home. Alternatively, if you are traveling solo, why not stay with a local misterb&b host and get all the inside gay tips to Puerto Vallarta? A gay hotel is more your thing? Choose from the many gay and gay-friendly hotels on misterb&b, ranging from beach resorts to boutique hotels, and enjoy a host of luxury amenities for your gaycation.