Mexico is a hot international destination, and becoming part of the LGBT friendly tourism community is a goal that this country is working very hard for, and so far, doing so good at. Its climate, exotic and authentic food together with a vibrant culture and renewed open mindset, Mexico and its cities like Puerto Vallarta are becoming a hot and quite perfect queer destination.

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is Mexico’s hottest LGBTQ+ friendly destination, a beach resort city kissed by sunlight and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía. Located in Guadalajara, it is the second largest urban compound of he state after the Metropolitan Area. It hosts its Municipality and has gained popularity as a gay-friendly destination both for its natural sites and top notch beach resorts, as well as for its cultural richness and citizen’s kindness.

This small city is devoted to its visitants and offers sea, mountain, beaches and exuberant tropical jungle, all with the cherry on top of good weather and a safe gay environment.

Although its popularity is increasing, its citizens hold tight to their typical mexican charm and traditions, which they blend to perfection with modern touristic infrastructure; cafés, atms, bars and restaurants, an excellent airport, medical assistance, clean water supplies and over all a pro-gay philosophy that make visitors feel at home.

 

Some Recommendations

World renowned beaches, dozens of hotels and cruises or excursions destined for queer visitors are commonplace in Vallarta but there are some must do or visit in this authentic yet comfortable mexican destination.

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Gay pride

We all like a good party and pride in mexico is as good of a combination as it sounds. Puerto Vallarta launched the annual celebration of this event in 2013 and ever since it is increasingly popular and fun. It coincides with Us Memorial Day weekend which makes it easier for American visitors to assist the festivity, so there is no excuse to celebrate on whichever side of the continent you are this time of the year.

 

Explore in nature

With a boasting gay scene, the south-side of the city, also known as the Romantic Area (“Zona Romántica”) has plenty of bars and nightclubs as well as hotels and resorts centered around queer lifestyle and accommodation, all of it, a few steps away from the pacific shore. No wonder why it’s popularity is increasing, is there a better location to enjoy a water dipped sunset or a shot of tequila?

 

Have a drink and enjoy the sunset

Vallarta lies on a narrow coastal plain at the foot of “Sierra Madre Occidental” a mountain range that gives birth to several rivers like “Cuale”, “Pitillal” or “Ameca”, that flow to the coastal plain, protecting inhabited valleys and untouched tropical forest hillsides. Get lost or less risky, hire a local expert guide to explore the natural beauty and quite this land has to offer.

 

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The to do list in Puerto Vallarta could be infinite but, all in all, this destination is made to all measures; both fun and exciting plans or relaxed careless vacations, with its welcoming queer acceptance and tranquility, we can’t help but to recommend it!