Puerto Vallarta

Mexico's prime gay resort on the Pacific coast is a sophisticated blend of the traditional and the modern.

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Beaches

Los Muertos

Los Muertos is a huge expanse of sand, dominated by sun loungers. Here the swimming is safe, the sea is always warm and there are sports activities, such as jet-skiing or scuba diving for th..read more

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Gay Venues

Dance club

Paco’s Ranch

Most popular club in town.

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Bar

Anónimo

New cheap and cheerful bar.

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Restaurant

Apaches Bistro

Popular bar and bistro.

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Bar

La Cueva Cantina

Cowboy-style gay bar.

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Cruise / Fetish

Vallarta Cora

Cruisy pool bar with rooms.

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Scene

The transformation of Puerto Vallarta from a traditional fishing village to a glitzy resort started in the early sixties with the filming of Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana” by John Huston, one of those old Hollywood movies with a subtle gay theme. Attracting the paparazzi was a galactic cast: Ava Gardner, Debora Kerr and Richard Burton, who brought along his new girlfriend, Elizabeth Taylor. In fact, “El Set” still stands in the small bay of Mismaloya just outside Puerto Vallarta, and is an attraction in itself.

The biggest gay resort in Latin America

In the last twenty years, a special effort has been made by the locals to attract gay tourists from the United States and Canada and the response has been overwhelming, as gay holidaymakers appreciate being welcome. As a result, Puerto Vallarta with is beautiful long curve of a bay has become the biggest gay resort in Latin America with hotels, clubs, saunas and a vibrant nightlife, all year long.

Excellent choice for the gay scene

The village is split by the Rio Cuale with the family condos and skyscraper hotels in the beaches north of the river while the less concreted south attracts the gay clientele in the Playa Los Muertos. But with the scene concentrating in the charming old town, beautifully renamed La Zona Romantica, who is complaining?

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Where To Stay

Clue Chairs Hotel Puerto Vallarta
On the Beach

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Puerto Vallarta

Blue Chairs Resort

Best location. Prime gay hotel. On the Beach

Hotel Mercurio Puerto Vallarta
Gay Resort.

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Puerto Vallarta

Hotel Mercurio

Quiet but close to scene. Fabulous pool. Gay Resort.

Casa Cupula Puerto Vallarta
Luxury Boutique hotel.

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Puerto Vallarta

Casa Cupula

Exceptional Spa. Activities Galore. Luxury Boutique hotel.

Hotel Hacienda de Vallarta - Centro
In the Zona Romantica.

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Puerto Vallarta

Hacienda de Vallarta – Centro

Great value. Traditional decor. In the Zona Romantica.