Puerto Vallarta

Located in the Pacific state of Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta has more than 350,000 residents, 6,500 American expatriates and 2 million-plus visitors annually. This once-conservative city has become somewhat of a Castro South in recent years. Comparisons are often drawn between San Francisco and Vallarta: the hilly landscape, the quaint shops, raging nightclubs, sophisticated restaurants, and now, a thriving gay community. In the 1990s, bars and other gay-owned businesses cropped up on the "South Side", an area known as Zona Romantica. Today there are more than 40 gay businesses in the city.

The gay beaches at Playa Los Muertos, known as "Blue Chairs" and neighboring "Green Chairs," both named for their signature color chaises, fly rainbow flags. Mexican and Americano gays happily lounge in Speedos, with no sense of hiding. Vallarta offers a range of gay lodgings, from villas to hotels to B&Bs, some even clothing optional—a rarity in most of Latin America.

Hotels

  • Amantes del Sol (Apartment Rentals)
  • Carr Mismaloya 690
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.amantesdelsol.com
  • 503-614-8535 (USA #)
  • Arco Iris Guesthouse
  • #120 Paseo de los Delfines
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.GayBnB.com
  • 310-943-6366 (US)
  • Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea
  • Malecon y Almendro #4
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.hotelbluechairs.com/
  • 52-322-222-5040/1-888-302-3662
  • Blue Seas Beachfront Resort and Spa
  • Calle Malecon 1 ESQ Abedul
    Puerto Vallarta, JL 48380
  • Website: www.BSPVR.com
  • 888-481-7444
  • CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  • Paseo de la Marina Norte #435
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48354
  • Website: Click here to see our website
  • 888-236-2427
  • Hotel Mercurio
  • Francisca Rodr
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48380
  • Website: www.hotel-mercurio.com
  • 52-322-222-4793/1-866-388-2689
  • Los Castillos de Vallarta
  • Paseo de Los Corales 136
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.loscastillos.com
  • 52-322-226-7470/1-866-503-1116
  • Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
  • David Alfaro Siqueiros No. 164
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48333
  • Website: www.secretsresorts.com/
  • 866-GOSECRETS
  • Vallarta Cora
  • 174 Pilitas
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-323-223-2815

Bars

  • Antropology
  • Morelos #101
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-322-223-1159/52-322-221-5013
  • Apaches Martini Bar
  • Olas Altas 439
    Puerto Vallarto, JA 48300
  • 52-322-222-5235
  • Blue Sunset Rooftop Bar
  • Malecon y Almendro #4
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48380
  • Website: www.hotelbluechairs.com
  • 52-322-222-5040/1-888-302-3662
  • Club Manana
  • Venustiano Carranza 290
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48380
  • Website: www.manana.com.mx/
  • 52-322-222-7779/323-230-9876
  • Club Paco Paco
  • Calle Ignacio Vallarta 278
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.club-pacopaco.com
  • 52-322-222-7667
  • Divas
  • 388 Francisco Madero
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-322-222-7774
  • El Corralon
  • Calle Pilitas 174 (at Vallarta Cora hotel)
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.vallartacora.com
  • 52-322-222-6234
  • Encuentros Pizza Bar Lounge
  • Lazaro Cardenas 312
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-322-222-0643
  • Frida
  • Lazaro Cardenas 361 (at Insurgentes)
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Kit Kat Bar
  • Pulpito 120 (next door to Chiles restaurant)
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-322-223-0093
  • La Noche
  • Lazaro Cardenas 257
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-322-222-3364
  • Los Amigos Bar
  • Calle Venustiano Carranza 237 (upstairs)
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.bar-los-amigos.com
  • Los Balcones
  • Calle Juarez #182
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-322-224-2405
  • Palm, The
  • 508 Olas Altas
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Sama Martini Bar
  • Olas Altas 510
    Puerto Vallarta, JA .
  • 52-322-223-3182
  • Vallarta Cora Bar
  • 174 Pilitas
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • 52-323-223-2815

Shops

  • Blu by len A Salon & Spa
  • Olas Altas 513-B
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48399
  • Website: www.blubylen.com
  • 52-322-223-9660
  • FunGayParties
  • Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.fungayparties.com
  • +52 (322) 146 3215

Attractions

  • Boana's Horseback Riding
  • Amapas 325
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.boana.net/
  • 52-322-222-0999
  • Diana's Tours
  • Meet at Los Muertos pier
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.dianastours.com/
  • 52-322-222-5040
  • FunGayParties
  • Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.fungayparties.com
  • +52 (322) 146 3215
  • Jungle Secret Oasis
  • 388 Lazaro Cardenas Street
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: secret-oasis.com
  • 044-322-168-9377 (Cell)
  • Ocean Friendly Tours
  • Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.oceanfriendly.com/
  • 52-322-225-3774
  • Playa Los Muertos - (City Beach)
  • Malecon y Almendro No. 4
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48380
  • PVRPV & Pegaso Chartering
  • Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta, JA 48300
  • Website: www.pvrpv.com
  • 1-877-462-7720/52-322-222-0638

Events

International LGBT Business Forum