Puerto Vallarta has become one of the world’s most recognized gay travel destinations. Gay PV Magazine has had the pleasure of seeing the Puerto Vallarta LGBT scene grow to become one of world’s most famous travel hotspots in the world. What has made the gay life of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico so popular many international travelers visit for the first time, repeat and then even live here? Here is the GAYPV Definitive Puerto Vallarta Gay Guide.
Why is PV loved by the LGBTTTIQA community and so popular among LGBTQ travelers? First the local people are very welcoming to the LGBT community. The local community doesn’t give a darn about your sexual orientation. That is reflected in their warmth and friendly acceptance for the gay community seen as city is often called the friendliest city in the world. Blended with that is a unique natural beauty the Banderas Bay provides: amazing Pacific coast sunsets, towering Sierra Madre mountians, lush tropical jungles, and the warm sunny gay beach for day time cruising all year long. Generally speaking Puerto Vallarta’s travel industry is very well connected to other parts of the world, especially the US and Canada. Also the recent increase of local Mexican airlines Aeromexico, Interjet, Volaris, Vivaaerobus, and TAR have easily connected Puerto Vallarta with cities like Guadalajara and Mexico City with large gay populations.
Puerto Vallarta has warm, sunny weather almost year round surrounded by mountains, jungles and a famous gay beach stretching from the world famous Blue Chairs Hotel to Mantamar Beach Club. This day gay cruising spot is the world famous local gathering spot for socializing, cruising and sunbathing during the day. The beach is normally busiest in the day from 2pm until sunset. At night, the club scene is centered around the gay bars on Olas Altas and Lazaro Cardenas street. The bars are generally busy after 9pm and the clubs after midnight.
Puerto Vallarta has a true Gay Zone. The “Zona Romantica” is a true gayborhood with all the gay bars, clubs, businesses, restaurants, and gay hotels within a safe walking distance of each other. With some rare exceptions, you never have to leave the gayborhood for anything.