Known for its openness toward the LGBTQ community, gay Puerto Vallarta has become an handsome vacation destination for gay singles and couples alike. Since the Mexican state of Jalisco legalized same sex marriage in 2016, Puerto Vallarta has also become a popular destination wedding locale. Whether you're traveling alone or seeking out your other half, the gay Puerto Vallarta scene is full of beaches, nightclubs and unique shops.
The best of gay Puerto Vallarta: the gay beaches
One of the top gay Puerto Vallarta destinations is Los Muertos beach. One section of the beach, “Blue Chairs”, is widely known as the unofficial gay beach of Puerto Vallarta. If this spot isn't quite satisfying your gay itch, the area around Ritmos Café has its own gay crowd, dubbed the “Green Chairs” area. Or, if you're looking to enjoy the sun with a bit more class and sophistication, check out the Sapphire Ocean Club: a small, gay-owned beach club.
Vallarta's Banderas Bay
You can't plan a visit to gay Puerto Vallarta without checking out Banderas Bay. This nirvana, also known locally as the South Side or Zona Romantica, is the LGBTQ mecca of gay Puerto Vallarta. A variety of clubs and bars line the streets filled with zest. You'll want to make sure you do have that after-dinner coffee, as the real party doesn't get started until well after midnight at these hotspots.
Gay Pride and Beef Dip Bear Week
If you want to see the city during its most prideful times of year, plan on visiting gay Puerto Vallarta during either Pride week or Beef Dip Bear Week. These two iconic gay events attract visitors from around the world. Both festivals will include a variety of gay-geared events, dance parties and rambunctious drag races!