GAYPV Gay Guide to the Best Puerto Vallarta Gay Resort

mantamar pv

Are you looking for the ultimate Gay Guide to the best Puerto Vallarta Gay Resort for an amazing gaycation?  First, let’s establish what is a resort? A resort is a hotel but provides more than lodging with amenities and typically space for centralized themed activities, entertainment, restaurants, even shopping. There are several types of resorts: Destination, All-inclusive, Beach, Golf, Luxury, and others. What are the amenities found in Puerto Vallarta for the LGBTQ traveler?: the gay beach, tours and things to do, entertaining cabaret shows, fabulous restaurants, arts and culture scene, and a rocking gay nightlife. This is what makes Puerto Vallarta a top rated LGBTQ resort destination town. Other popular gay resort cities include Palm Springs, Fire Island, Tel Aviv, and Mykonos. 

A few quick tips to know when looking for gay resorts in Puerto Vallarta: All the big name gay friendly resorts (Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Westin) are located outside of the gay zone, so know you will not be able to walk to the bars and beach if you book those. Also, there are many fabulous restaurants within walking distace of the gaybarhood, you don’t need an all inclusive resort either. If you do you will miss on some of the most fabulous restaurants in PV. Note some PV LGBTQ resorts will include clothing optional pool parties and event             pool club casa cupula casa cupula pump gym

1-Casa Cupula Callejon De La Iqualdad #129 is Puerto Vallarta’s premiere boutique hotel. Casa Cupula is one of the leading LGBTQ resorts in the Zona Romantica, with a worldwide reputation for sophisticated luxury and relaxing hospitality. It is hidden in a private hilltop retreat overlooking Banderas Bay but remains a private retreat. Casa Cupula opened as a small guesthouse in 2002 and was the first to offer luxury accommodations specifically intended for LGBTQ travelers in Puerto Vallarta.

The resort amenities at Casa Cupula include The Pump Gym, a Luxury Spa and

The Pool Club Casa Cupula. Here you can bring friends or make new ones at Puerto Vallarta’s Saturday swimsuit-optional pool club party sometimes known as Adam and Steve Pool Party with lively DJ music, a full bar and grill, hot tub, heated salt water pool and incredible views of Banderas Bay. The men’s only event started December 2017 continuing Casa Cupula’s excellent tradition of serving the LGBTQ community of Puerto Vallarta.

Bistro Restaurant at Casa Cupula. In October 2019 Casa Cupula announced a new partnership with popular local gourmet restaurant Bistro Teresa. The new location at Casa Cupula will manage the food and beverage operations and provide guests with the luxurious experience many have enjoyed at their El Centro location. The Bistro now serves breakfast and lunch in an open-air tropical setting, and features a full bar, diverse wine list, and the best gay brunch in Puerto Vallarta every Sunday!  

2-Almar Luxury LGBT Resort is an adults only and the only ocean front gay resort located in the Romantic Zone. It is ground zero for the ultimate gay vacation minutes from the world famous Malecon and the best gay bars and clubs in Puerto Vallarta. The amenities at Almar Resort include a new modern gym complimentary for hotel guests plus

     mantamar infinity pool      mantamar beach club puerto vallarta

Mantamar Beach Club and Sushi is the separate beach club amenity for Almar Resort. Here you can enjoy live DJ’s and the best pool parties using their huge infinity pool, luxury covered cabanas and beach lounge chairs. Mantamar presents and sponsors the biggest circuit parties in Puerto Vallarta such as Beef Dip, H20 festival, Vallarta Pride, White Party PV, Vallarta Heat, Sunland and more. If you are not dancing or swimming at the beach club, you could also be enjoying a delicious meal from the menu created by internationally renowned chef Thierry Blouet of Cafes Des Artiste. 


The Top Bar is a separate open air roof top bar and restaurant amenity located at Almar Resort. The remarkable panoramic views and sunsets of Banderas Bay from this bar is one of the best in PV, especially for fireworks. Other amenities of the Top Bar include a three 4 person jacuzzis, a stage and video screen for cabaret type shows and Ru Paul Drag Race viewings, and a bed for photo ops. 

      blue chairs butterfly cabaret      blue chairs resort

3- Blue Chairs Resort put the Puerto Vallarta gay scene on the map. The amenities include the beach club, the Rooftop bar, and Miss Butterfly Cabaret. Originally 41 rooms, Blue Chairs hotel beach became the original gay beach club in Puerto Vallarta with its world famous “blue chairs.” The area is small but became very popular with guests, locals and tourists. It became the original gay hangout during the day. As the beach popularity increased during the day, the roof top bar became the spot for the sunset Dirty Bitches Drag show in the 1990’s to early 2000. The gorgeous views of sunset and ocean gave way to what you could see from the go go boys, most who worked sunset at Blue Chair rooftop and showed up later at one of the strip clubs. 

The owners purchased adjacent property and built 44 more rooms for a total of 85 rooms around 2015. In 2018 Miss Butterfly cabaret was added. Named after Miss Butterfly from Montreal the cabaret is on the first floor of the new construction and features nightly drag shows in high season. Currently the roof top bar still features Go Go Dancers and a Dirty Bitches Show and Miss Butterfly Cabaret features varying performers. Check the gaypv entertainment listing and schedule for the latest information. 






  • Check Out Our May-Oct 2022 Edition

  • Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • On Key

    Related Posts