Puerto Vallarta A Top City For Gay Retirement In Mexico

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Puerto Vallarta A Top City For Gay Retirement In Mexico. AARP and Expedia travel compiled the top 11 cities for LGBTQ Seniors to travel and retire! Discover why they call Puerto Vallarta the LGBTQ Beach Capital of Mexico and why is was included on the list! Its gay roots date back to the 1980s when expats began building businesses in the area. Then in 2016, the state of Jalisco legalized same-sex marriage. Puerto Vallarta LGBT continues to thrive as a gay destination, becoming a favorite among tourists and retirees alike.

Weather: With almost 300 sunny days and warm tropical weather all year, no wonder it is so easy to retire to Puerto Vallarta. The weather is very similar to Hawaii being located on the same latitude. The rainy season runs from June through Mid-October, with almost no rain the rest of the year.

Play: Zona Romantica is the gay neighborhood, but join an LGBT-specific tour to find out more about the area. Stake a spot down at Playa de los Muertos and stop in one of the many gay bars when you get thirsty. There are tons of attractions in Puerto Vallarta. Between exploring Isla del Rio Cuale and nearby Vallarta Botanical Gardens, you’ll soon realize the allure of this coastal hot spot. Still active as a retiree? Another great feature of PV is that everything is walkable inside the gay zone. You don’t need a car and it is a great way to stay to keep active!

See:Puerto Vallarta is the #1 cabaret show destination in Mexico second only to Provincetown in the United States. From November until April,  you can enjoy a fun entertaining cabaret show, musical or event at one of the four entertainment venues. Shows are every day starting at 7 and 9:30 pm. 

Stay: There aren’t any LGBT retirement home options, but the city is very welcoming to gay retirees. Many expats enjoy the city for its affordable living and easy access to healthcare. LGBT hotels, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and condo rentals abound.

Eat: Puerto Vallarta is a great city for foodies. Hundreds of great restaurants many located within walking distance of the zone. Almost every type of cuisine is found: Asian, Thai, German, several great Italian restaurants, of course Mexican. Every budget is accommodated from street taco stands to air-conditioned world class fine dining. There is even foodie events like Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week and the International Festival Gourmet.

Arts and Culture: Mexico is rich in culture and heritage. You can be very sophisticated in Mexico with all the arts and culture you will find. Most people only think of Mexico for its beautiful beaches. However, Mexico is influenced by the ancient Aztec and Maya civilizations as well as European colonization. After you really investigate and experience it, it is unique and probably one of the most fascinating cultures in the world.

Own: Yes, you can own real estate property in Mexico. The Puerto Vallarta real estate market is very strong and stable. Many vacationers choose to retire in PV full or part-time and typically purchase a condo or a residential home. 

Mark your calendars: Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride is a week-long celebration that takes place each May. Festivities include parades, cultural events, parades, and more! Many Bear and White Party weeks are organized during the year also!

There will be an estimated 7 million LGBT seniors living in the U.S. by 2030. Now more than ever, it’s important for gay seniors to have access to safe and welcoming places to visit and settle down.

See the other retirement cities on the list here.



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