Gay Travel After Covid-19 Expected To Surge New Survey Finds. A new study of 6300 LGBTQ travelers by IGLTA shows 73% of LGBTQ travelers expect to take their next major vacation before the end of 2021. The most popular months chosen to vacation for 2021 are May (12%) July (12%) and August(11%). Short flights of less than 3 hours are desired by 50% of the respondents. 58% are likely or very likely to stay in a hotel and 43% of the travelers are likely or very likely to attend a pride event or festival.
Airlines are announcing increased flights and demand to Puerto Vallarta. Aeromar begins new nonstop flights from McAllen Texas to Guadalajara extending to Puerto Vallarta, June 10, 2021. On July 1, Spirit Airlines will begin operating non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta.
Good things to know when going to Puerto Vallarta.
You are required to submit a mobile health questionnaire before arrival to Mexico and once it is completed you receive a QR code to be presented upon arrival to the airport. To leave Mexico you must test negative for COVID-19 to re-enter the United States. Several local hotels and local gay businesses offer this test so its is easily obtained when you are ready to depart.
What is open in Puerto Vallarta?
All the gay bars, gay and friendly businesses, and beaches are open. Bars and clubs are open until 2-3am, the beaches open normally as well as all gay businesses, hotels and restaurants. Most businesses have temperature checks and limited capacity with social distancing protocols in place.
Puerto Vallarta will be celebrating in person Gay Pride May 24-31, 2021. There will not be a pride parade or large block party but many great parties and events sponsored by local businesses are scheduled. Bearadise has organized Puerto Vallarta’s first bear pride for 2021. Several international celebrities will be appearing for the first time in Puerto Vallarta pride events including international drag star Bianca Del Rio and gay film performer Rocco Steele. Pink and Proud Puerto Vallarta is also organizing a full schedule of women only pride events.
Can’t make it to Puerto Vallarta in May?
There are always fun weekly events to attend year round. Hotel Mercurio brings back it famous Beers Boys and Burger pool party every Sunday starting June 6, 2021. July 14 to 19, 2021 enjoy the best international talent in 5 different locations a summer circuit party by Jubileo. Puerto Vallarta Restaurant week which celebrates regional cuisine at discounted prices to both residents and visitors takes place on special dates for the second year in a row September 15 to October 10, 2021. Act 2 Entertainment will have fun entertaining shows throughout the summer months so check their website for schedules and performers.
Discover for yourself just how beyond gay friendly Puerto Vallarta can be. Cover photo is the new LGBTQ Hotel and Suites Pilitas. Photo below is the new Eden Pool and Lounge Garden at Almar LGBT Resort.