Puerto Vallarta gay hotels after Corona Virus- what to expect. Some Puerto Vallarta gay and other hotels are reopening after June 1, 2020. What should gay travelers expect to see or not to see when returning to Puerto Vallarta gay hotels?

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Paul Christ, owner of Hotel Mercurio is readily preparing for the return of his LGBT travelers. “Our open air patio is open for bar/restaurant service since May 26, 2020, but the pool will not open until we are allowed to do so. Our breakfast buffet will no longer be offered, but we will have a breakfast menu available, included in the rate, for hotel guests. The public will be able to join us for breakfast ($140 pesos) on a space available basis.  We will no longer offer the Sunday Beers Boys & Burgers pool party, until the pandemic is over, likely when there is a vaccine. That may be well into 2021. We can accommodate a maximum of 26 people in the pool area, based on the spacing protocols provided by the state of Jalisco. That policy will be in effect until we get new guidelines from state health officials. Hotel Mercurio has met and implemented all the procedures and requirements itemized in the state of Jalisco protocols for room cleaning, disinfecting common areas, and staff training.

Vidal Mesa, CMO of the Almar Group, has announced that Almar Resort will be reopening June 1, 2020 with very strict hygiene and sanitary protocols. “We have been working very hard at all our locations to be ready for our guests to return. At Almar Resort changes for the common area will include a maximum of 4 people per elevator, elevators cleaned every hour, all staff will be wearing masks at all times, and masks (provided by the hotel) will be required by guests in some common areas . At check in your luggage will be disinfected upon arrival.  For the rooms, the extra protocols include the mini bars will be stocked only on demand not pre-stocked prior to arrival, bedsheets and towels will be removed every day, all room surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected every day, and additional room visitors will need to register, have their temperature taken, and go through the disinfection process before entry. See the complete information about Almar Resort, Mantamar Beach Club and the Top Sky Bar here. 

Pinata PV Gay Hotel. Beyond the obvious hand gels and disinfectants available in the Art Loft, clothing optional pool & sun terrace, and gym, they will now provide single use towels, sanitizers, and soap for extra cleansing and personal use.Shared Air. Prior to the pandemic, Pinata Hotel has always been smoke free. Now, coronavirus has brought into sharp focus the health impact of breathing shared air in public space. An important reminder is they are a smoke free hotel and there is no common space or tolerance for smoking, vaping, or second hand smoke anywhere on their property. Smoke free air protects the health and safety of everyone and at Piñata you will not be breathing in respiratory droplets from someone smoking or vaping. See the full information on Pinata PV here

Casa Cupula releases a 10 Point plan for COVID19 prevention that goes way beyond masks and hand gel. Here are a few highlights: 

  1. Pre Arrival Room Cleaning  Including nebulizing each room, sanitizing A/C filters and even your pillows. Your room will be sealed when it is sanitized. Paper items like magazines and guides will be handed out in a new guest welcome kit that will also include fabulously fashionable Casa Cupula facemasks and hand-gel.
  2. Daily Room Cleaning –  Procedures include using shoe covers when entering guest rooms and airing out rooms thoroughly. See the entire list of Casa Cupula guidelines here

Vidanta has created a new safety program called Extraordinary Standards. Vidanta is certified for its exceptional practices by Cristal, the leading authority in hygiene and safety for the hospitality industry. We have implemented the use of the of following sanitization equipment:
– Disinfecting foggers to ensure that all equipment and surfaces are completely sanitized.
– Electrostatic disinfecting sprayers that guarantee that the disinfectant reaches, and clings to, all corners using electrostatic charge.
– Thermonebulizers to disinfect enclosed areas overnight. See the complete Vidanta program here

Villa Group Resorts with a collection of luxury resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Rivera Nayarit are taking measures to ensure that everyone who walks through the doors is calm, COVID-Free, and they remain that way during their stay. “Not only are we cleaning and sanitizing guest rooms, common areas, and the high traffic zones of our resorts, but we are also taking additional precautionary measures that include important changes to our guest services and daily routines, ” according to Rubén Martinez, the Director of Operations for Villa Group Cabo. See their care and cleaning committment information here

This is a continuing story. Check back for updates from your Puerto Vallarta gay and friendly hotels. See what Puerto Vallarta restaurants are reopen after the corona virus here.