Puerto Vallarta has long been a #1 popular stop on the well-trodden North American gay trail for many years. Puerto Vallarta is easily accessible, truly accepting, and a very affordable gay beach destination. The city has more gay English speakers than most anywhere in Mexico. Many expatriates have chosen to make it their home. Local gays also come every weekend from Mexico City and Guadalajara, providing a solid and transient crowd year round. The year round warm beach climate is very attractive to lgbtq+ travelers seeking a great gay beach vacation South of the Border.

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Most Popular Gay Events and Venues in Puerto Vallarta:

  1. Puerto Vallarta Pride: This annual event takes place in May and features a week of parties, parades, concerts, and cultural activities. The highlight of the event is the colorful and energetic parade, which attracts thousands of participants and spectators.
  2. Leather Weekend Puerto Vallarta: Puerto Vallarta Leather Weekend will feature nightly parties at STUDS Bear and Leather Bar, pool parties, a beach day experience, tea dance, cigar socials, a leather brunch with stunning views of Puerto Vallarta and the ocean, and more.
  3. BeefDip Bear Week: is an annual event held in the beautiful coastal city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which typically takes place during the winter months. It is a week-long gathering that brings together the international bear community and their admirers. The event features various activities, parties, and social events designed to create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees.
  4. GAYthering: This event is a series of parties and social gatherings that take place throughout the year in Puerto Vallarta. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, dance, and have fun.
  5. Blue Chairs Rooftop Barr: This iconic gay bar is one of the most popular spots in Puerto Vallarta, known for its stunning views of the city and the ocean. The bar frequently hosts events, including live music performances, drag shows, and more.
  6. CC Slaughters: This lively gay club is one of the best places to dance the night away in Puerto Vallarta. It features a spacious dance floor, a large bar, and a fun and friendly atmosphere.
  7. Casa Cupula: This luxurious gay resort is a popular destination for lgbtq+Q+ travelers, offering a range of amenities, including a pool, spa, restaurant, and more. The resort frequently hosts events and parties, making it a hub of the gay scene in Puerto Vallarta.

Gay Bars and Hotspots in Puerto Vallarta:
Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for the lgbtq+Q+ community, with a vibrant scene that includes a variety of gay events and hotspots. Here are some details about the most popular ones:

  1. Los Amigos - Cantina Style Gay Bar: Friendly "cantina" style gay bar with an open terrace and friendly crowd. Dance floor.
  2. Anonimo Video Bar PV: "A place for everyone! Multiple floors, balconies, patios, and bars. We have the best bartenders in PV! Come on in and see for yourself!"
  3. Mr. Flamingo: An hugely popular open air tiki bar with a very popular dance vibe. It is gay owned with an mixed crowd of visitors! It is the place to party and you have to see the hot bartenders and waiters starting at the corner sidewalk. The bar is located in the corner of Lázaro Cárdenas and I.L. Vallarta streets in Old Town. Open daily from 2pm to 3am.
  4. Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea: This iconic beachfront resort is located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's gay district and is known for its lively atmosphere. The resort features a popular gay beach club, as well as a rooftop bar that offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding area.
  5. Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill: This popular beach club is located in the Zona Romantica and features a large pool, hot tubs, and a bar and grill. It's a great place to relax during the day and also hosts a variety of events and parties throughout the week.
  6. The Palm Cabaret and Bar: This intimate theater and bar is located in the heart of the gay district and features a variety of performances, including comedy, music, and drag shows. It's a great place to enjoy a night out with friends and experience the local entertainment scene.
  7. Paco's Ranch: This popular nightclub is located in the gay district and features a variety of music, including pop, dance, and Latin beats. It's a great place to dance the night away and meet new people.
  8. La Noche: This popular nightclub is located in the heart of the gay district and features a variety of music, including pop, dance, and electronic beats. It's a great place to dance and party with friends.
  9. Casa Cupula Hotel: This boutique hotel is located in the Zona Romantica and features luxurious accommodations, a spa, and a restaurant. It's also home to the popular Taste restaurant, which serves up a variety of delicious dishes using local ingredients.

Here is a list of gay-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta:

  1. Casa Cupula Casa Cupula is a luxurious gay-friendly boutique hotel located in the Zona Romantica. It offers stylish rooms, a spa, a fitness center, and a rooftop pool with breathtaking views. The hotel hosts various lgbtq+Q+ events throughout the year. Check Availability and Prices.
  2. Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea Blue Chairs Resort is a popular gay-friendly hotel located on the beachfront of Los Muertos Beach. It offers comfortable rooms, a beach club, a rooftop pool, and a lively lgbtq+Q+ nightlife scene at the Blue Chairs Beach Club. Check Availability and Prices.
  3. Casa Dona Susana Casa Dona Susana is a gay-friendly boutique hotel situated in the Zona Romantica. It features charming rooms, a rooftop pool, a spa, and a restaurant. The hotel is within walking distance of popular lgbtq+Q+ bars and clubs. Check Availability and Prices.
  4. Almar Resort Luxury lgbtq+ Beach Front Experience: Almar Resort combines luxury with a welcoming atmosphere for the lgbtq+Q community, offering stunning ocean views. Check Availability and Prices.
  5. Hotel Mercurio: This hotel is known for its friendly staff and comfortable accommodations, making it a popular choice for lgbtq+Q travelers. Check Availability and Prices.
  6. Pinnacle Resorts 180: Offering luxury accommodations with modern amenities, this resort is popular among lgbtq+Q travelers for its location and high-quality service. Check Availability and Prices.
  7. Casa Velas – Adults Only: This adults-only resort provides an elegant and serene experience, welcoming lgbtq+Q guests with open arms. Check Availability and Prices.


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