Public beaches are high on the list for popular travel locations after the corona virus pandemic. Puerto Vallarta’s gay beach is well known for its popularity among LGBT travelers. A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted April 8 to 10, 2020 by Mower, a marketing, advertising and public relations agency, asked respondents to gauge their comfort for travel the day after Corona Virus restrictions ease, 30 days later and 60 days later. The survey gauged Americans’ sentiment regarding places where they feel comfortable once the pandemic subsides. Twenty-six percent said they’d feel comfortable at a public park or beach on Day One, 52% by Day 30 and 72% by Day 60. The Puerto Vallarta gay beach after Corona Virus should be very popular among LGBT travelers. When we will see big crowds on the gay beach in Puerto Vallarta remains to be seen. However, the reasons the gay beach is so popular are the same.
Why is Puerto Vallarta’s Los Muertos gay beach so popular? The gay beach is located inside the romantic zone. This includes the original gay beach clubs in front of Blue Chairs gay hotel to Mantamar LGBT Beach Club with Sapphire Beach Club slightly north of Blue Chairs. This old town south side of Puerto Vallarta has been the gay hotspot of international gay travelers since the 1980’s. Because of the nearby gay and gay friendly hotels and condo rentals, during the day there is always a large concentration of gay tourists and residents enjoying the almost 300 days of sun. In the afternoon and evening tourists can walk holding hands under the dazzling sunset of the Pacific Ocean. North of the gay beach are many top rated restaurants like La Palapa, El Dorado, Si Senor and Daiquiri Dicks. These are favorite places for a wonderful meal, gay wedding ceremonies and sunset happy hour cocktails.
The original gay beach was the sand in front of Blue Chairs Gay Hotel. There is a very small amount of space but was the original congregating space for all gay travelers during the day. The guests of blue chairs gay hotel formed the original gay beach in Puerto Vallarta. As they invited their friends and other gay tourists joined them this became the gay place to be. As gay tourism and the number of travelers continued to increase, blue chairs beach could not hold them. They spilled over into nearby Ritmos beach club so the gay beach expanded.
Most recently, Mantamar Beach Club Bar and Sushi became the new gay beach ground zero. As the original gay beach in front of Blue Chairs was small there wasn’t room for a pool and parties could not be hosted there. Green Chairs was not gay owned. They would not allow gay parties there even though they had plenty of space to do so and had absolutely no facilities or amenities either. Smartly, Mantamar constructed a huge infinity pool overlooking the beach with luxury cabanas poolside. The popularity was almost immediate. The expansive space of the beach and the amenities of Mantamar finally brought the long sought circuit party to the Puerto Vallarta gay beach. Beef Dip, White Party PV, Jubileo and H20 have hosted huge gay circuit parties in the sand in front of Mantamar Beach Club both day and into the night. Pictured Below.
Sapphire Ocean Club Calle Malecón 1. Started by Michel Pascal Ferrari who combined sophistication of his native Switzerland with the welcoming warmth of Mexico to create a unique space to savor and sip. Sapphire has a small dipping pool, beach club bar and resturant, and comfortable beach chairs. Pictured below.