Newsweek just compiled a list of their top 10 picks for the world’s best gay beaches with Puerto Vallarta’s Los Muertos gay beach coming in number two. Gay beaches are a popular vacation destination—and not just for LGBT travelers. And while there are gay-friendly seasides all across the globe, several rise to the top—whether because of their sheer beauty, their unique character or the crowd they draw.
One of the largest in Latin America, Playa Los Muertos gay beach tops many best-of lists. It gets it’s ghoulish name from the fact that the area was a cemetery before the graves were moved and the area redeveloped to now become a world famous gay beach. Unsurprisingly, it’s sometimes just referred to as “Blue Chairs,” the name of a popular beachfront gay resort Blue Chairs Hotel on the Los Muertos’ southern end. Thousands of sun worshippers descend on the area soaking up the rays, the open-minded and gay friendly ambiance, and sparkling views of Banderas Bay. You might even spy a school of dolphins and whales. When the sun goes down, head to one of the nightclubs just steps away in Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta’s gayborhood.
Why is this beach the gay meeting point and so popular? Because the gay hotels and accommodations (Casa Cupula, Pinata PV, Torre Malibu, and Villa Mercedes) causes—and guarantees—a high concentration of LGBT tourists, bringing a multicultural ambience from all over the city. During the day we can socialize while staring at the hot gorgeous bodies and in the afternoon walk holding hands under the dazzling Puerto Vallarta sunsets. Such is the high demand for LGBT-friendly gay beaches that the area has been extended to include Mantamar Beach Club and Sapphire Beach Club.
Other famous gay beaches on the list include Elia Beach in Mykonos Greece, Pines Beach in Fire Island, and Playa de la Bassa Rodona in Sitges. Read the full list here. For a complete list of the beach clubs in Puerto Vallarta visit www.gaypv.com.