GAYPV Magazine Puerto Vallarta joins the many friends, family and supporters in grief and mourning the tragic loss of our friend, community leader and founder of White Party Palm Springs and White Party Puerto Vallarta. We had the pleasure of working with and knowing Jeffrey personally and hope to see his legacy continued and his memory honored with dignity and respect. We were proud to feature him on the cover of issue 13 when announcing White Party would be coming to Puerto Vallarta.
Mexico’s classic gay travel destination, Puerto Vallarta lures the LGBT community with ritzy beach clubs, budget-friendly hotels and animated gay nightlife. This small city is a frequent choice for Americans and Canadians, especially in winter.
Before visiting Puerto Vallarta, I never fully understood what specifically makes this destination so attractive to gay men. Gay friends and acquaintances of mine always raved about Puerto Vallarta. I quickly found out why.
Puerto Vallarta is so popular because the city is quite conducive to groups of gay travelers. The gay scene here is physically compact. This makes things super easy for friends to coordinate plans.
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Area
The Puerto Vallarta gay area starts in Zona Romántica and continues southward to the border of the Amapas neighborhood. Most of the gay-friendly establishments and nightlife is within the five or so city blocks from the waterfront.
I highly recommend staying in the Puerto Vallarta gay area. It’s convenient and you’ll never run out of things to do. Furthermore, meeting up with friends should easier here since there are so many hotel and resort options in close proximity. You’ll have tons of options for restaurants, shopping and beach clubs, all within a 5-minute walk.
There’s much more to know about gay PV, so continue to wolfyy’s Puerto Vallarta gay guide to find the best hotels, resorts, experiences, and gay nightlife venues. Plus, local travel tips!
Puerto Vallarta Gay Travel Guide on wolfyy – by Louis Lafata
Gay Mexico Resources – Purple Roofs
PV Delice wishes to communicate the positive resolution of the tragic event on December 31, 2020, in relation to the sinking of one of our gay party boat cruises in Puerto Vallarta, where fortunately there were no injured lives or health problems to regret. The PV Delice Cruise company thanks the competent authorities for their support, also the crew for their great professionalism, the media for keeping the citizens and of course our clients informed in a timely manner for their trust and understanding.
Please note that many news articles are incorrectly reporting the sinking ship was chartered by Jeffrey Sanker of White Party Palm Springs. Please use this article as confirmation that Jeffrey Sanker of White Party PV did not charter the ship that sank December 31, 2020 in Puerto Vallarta. PV Delice who chartered it is a separate weekly boat cruise tour that operates in Puerto Vallarta that is in no way affiliated with Jeffrey Sanker and White Party PV.
Gay Puerto Vallarta Is A The Top Destination For Thanksgiving Holiday 2020 Travel. For the sixth consecutive year, Mexico is the most popular travel destination for Americans during Thanksgiving Holiday with Puerto Vallarta at No 3 (moving up 4 places from last year). According to Allianz, Mexico has been a leader in tourism recovery since COVID-19 began with safety protocols like restricted capacity at resorts that enable proper social distancing helping make travelers feel safe.
Get ready to kick off Thanksgiving Week with BRAWNY BEAR WEEKEND. Brian Kent Productions and Mantamar Beach Club join forces to bring you an epic Weekend you won’t soon forget spanning THREE DAYS and featuring FOUR international DJs at TWO stunning venues. Prepare yourself for mind blowing sunsets, amazing music, bears of all shapes, colors and sizes and lazing on the dazzling sandy beaches.
White Party PV Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 27-30 2020 DJ’s Anne Louise, Nina Flowers and Isis Muretech headline White Party PV Thanksgiving 2020.
ALL VENUES ARE FOLLOWING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO OPERATE** Events are limited capacity, temperature checks, hand sanitization, shoe sanitization, and masks are required to enter all venues. If you are not comfortable being around others during this time, please do not attend.
“Seby, it’s 1am – time to go to the church!”
My Frenchman looked at me funny wondering if my drink had been spiked…
I was serious! In Mykonos, the church is where all the gay boys head to in the evening. Specifically, to the rocks surrounding the Church of Panagia Paraportiani in “Chora” (the main town of Mykonos). ‘Cause right here, on those sacred rocks, you’ll find plenty of gay lads, on their knees, deep in worship…!
Mykonos has long been not only one of the top gay destinations in Europe, but in the world! This is especially true in August during the XLSIOR Festival when around 30,000 hot gay guys from all over descend on this Greek island to party. XLSIOR is considered by many as a staple in the gay European calendar together with Madrid Pride, Circuit Barcelona and Tel Aviv Pride.
XLSIOR is, of course, just one small side to gay Mykonos. Whilst it has a worldwide reputation for being a gay party island, we also found a tranquil and really pretty side to it, which is what makes it so appealing to all gay men regardless of interest, budget or age. The beaches here are stunning, with a mix of busy party beaches, nudie beaches and remote, laid-back beaches. In terms of accommodation, there is something for all budgets, from the many lavish luxury hotels, to affordable local guesthouses. Finally, “Chora“, the main town, is where the bulk of the gay scene is, especially Jackie O’, Babylon, and the infamous cruising area around the Church of Panagia Paraportiani where I tried to get Seby to visit with me (strictly for research purposes of course!).
We’ve been to Mykonos for holiday several times, both for partying and for a relaxing beach getaway. We always have a blast every time we come! We’ve put together this detailed gay guide to Mykonos based on all our many trips here, featuring the best gay beaches, bars, clubs, events and more.
Spain is famous for being very gay friendly and we absolutely love it!
As well as having some of the hottest men you’ll ever see, it also has some of the best gay parties we’ve been to, from the famous Madrid Pride, to Barcelona’s Circuit festivals. We’ve put together our 5 favourite gay cities in Spain to come and party like crazy.
The Spanish capital is famous for being the best gay city for partying in Spain. We love visiting Madrid, whether it’s for Pride, or just an ad hoc weekend of partying. Either way, we know that a visit here is always going to be a lot of fun.
The Madrid Pride (“Orgullo Gay de Madrid”) takes place every year in June/July, and it is huge. It is famous for being one of the best and largest gay pride parades in the world with around 3-4 million people attending. We absolutely love it because as well as guaranteed beautiful weather (remember to pack plenty of sunblock cream!), the entire city gets involved and it becomes one giant rainbow street party. The focal point is around the gay neighbourhood in Chueca, where the bars spill out into the streets, and free outdoor concerts take place.
The annual WE Pride Festival in July is another huge party highlight in Madrid. It is 5 days of parties with the biggest brands and famous DJs.
During the winter months, there is another huge gay party: the We Party New Year Festival. This is the biggest gay winter event in Europe, with around 20,000 people attending to see in the New Year.
The gay clubs of Chueca always have a party taking places every weekend. The main ones are Boite, DLRO, MalaMala, Kluster and Baila Cariño. Just one word of advice, the Madrileños LOVE to party till the early hours of the next day – so fact in a disco nap before heading out!
Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance has analyzed U.S. travelers’ Spring Break travel plans for 2018. Internationally, the top three destinations are in Mexico, with Cancun (14.2 percent) leading the list, then San Jose Del Cabo (6.3 percent) and Puerto Vallarta (5.1 percent). Let’s pick Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s top gay destination and here are some top things to do.
Attend the VIVA CIRCUIT JUNGLE FEVER PARTY March 31, 2018… Party an incredible 10 hours with DJ Alex Lo, DJ Angel Rios, DJ Diego Alvarez at Lions Club on Lazaro Cardenas next to La Noche.
See one of the amazing cabaret shows at ACT 2 Entertainment or The Palm. Puerto Vallarta’s cabaret season will be in full swing and features the top cabaret scene in Mexico. In fact Vallarta competes with many US/Canadian cities in terms of gay entertainment offered. Many of the top drag show performers like Jo Ana and Chi Chi Rones, Mama Tits, Hedda Lettuce, Sutton Seymour and Miss Conception make PV their home from December until April with nightly sold out shows.
In the gay bar scene you will not find a city in Mexico with more gay bars and clubs. From gay dance clubs rocking until 6 am, latin skin strip clubs, to quite sidewalk martini bars there is something for every gay spring break traveler. If you can’t make it to Vallarta during spring break, don’t worry. There are parties and themed events all year long in Mexico’s number 1 gay destination.
Wild costumes, oversized floats, film festivals and fabulous live performances – it draws a reported 500,000 spectators a year, everyone in the world knows about Sydney’s annual dusk till dawn Mardi Gras party.
Though Sydney might have earned the moniker “gayest city on earth” with its festivities, for the discerning LGBT Aussie it’s certainly not the only live attraction around. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the biggest and best festivals and gatherings to keep you occupied for the whole year.
Started in Melbourne in 1989, this 3 week queer extravaganza looks to celebrate everything LGBT and more. It brings 120,000 people together every year just for its enormous opening day carnival. Consisting of hours of free music, entertainment and hundreds of stalls with plenty of food, fun, dancing and drinks – and that’s just the first day!
Across the rest of three weeks you can expect to enjoy such events as the Australia Day Picnic at Forest Glade Gardens, a 50,000 strong Pride March and an LGBTIQ sports day with 17 groups competing in a variety of sports. With 150 events in total there’s something for everyone from art lovers to families.
This is one for the movie buffs, turning 18 this year the Brisbane Queer Film Festival has long promoted queer cinema from Australia and around the world. Recognized alongside other international queer-centric festivals in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, the festival runs from March 10-18th every year. The stated intent of the festival is to showcase a diverse screening of inclusive films that really reflect the modern LGBTIQ experience.
Alice Springs’ Pride Carnival
The celebrations aren’t just confined to major cities anymore. Relatively new to the LGBTIQ festival scene, the carnival seeks to promote sexual diversity across all the different cultures of Australia. Special focus is given to Brotherboys and Sistergirls trans communities of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders that have existed long before European settlers came to Australia.
The weekend long September festival includes art exhibitions, a fair day, travelling performers, a dog show and stalls amongst many other attractions. So if you’re in the Northern Territories, now is the perfect time to check it out.
On the books since 1997 Adelaide’s premier event for LGBIT causes, Feast Festival is a worthy entry on our list. Remarkably, it is counted as the third biggest queer festival in the country. The extravaganza was headlined last year by pop idol Danii Minogue and takes place over 2 weeks, centred on the Raj House in Adelaide’s East End. The festival is very arts-centric with theatre and fringe performances occurring throughout, alongside dances and the obligatory bombastic carnival. The festival also plays host to important forums for discussion of queer issues and culture, for the heady types amongst you.
While these are some of the bigger festivals that have drawn our interest, they’re far from the only game in town. Pride events in Perth and the Chillout Festival in Victoria are just a few more that escaped the attentions of this list; however you can keep up with all the latest gay festival news on sites like emen8.com.au amongst others.
Whatever kind of festivity suits your style it’s clear that Australia has a variety of parties and events for every taste. So pack your bags, body glitter and costumes because this year is going to be a real celebration.
THIS April, gay beach festival TropOut will head to Thailand for its grand unveiling. TropOut will draw together likeminded travellers from all over the globe in a bid to promote unguarded and stylish travel experiences for gay people and their straight friends. Offering a point of difference for gay travellers, TropOut’s aim is to inspire a stylish beach festival which gives gay travellers from all over the globe the opportunity to Chill, Party & Explore together. Guests can also experience Thailand’s rich culture and spectacular sights.