Puerto Vallarta is well known for its vibrant gay bar and club scene. It is Mexico’s #1 gay bar and club scene. So what about the LGBTQ traveler looking for Arts, Culture and Nature? Puerto Vallarta does not disappoint. From November until April, the every other week Southside Shuffle on the cobblestone streets of Basilio Badillo in the Romantic Zone feature street music, food and drinks, and artists showing their work in the local art galleries. Also the Centro Historic Artwalk draws a large crowd to the center of town every Wednesday to galleries open until 10 pm.
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Just how gay-friendly is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico? What is gay life really like there?
Many people exaggerate about a destination being super gay only once it is visited discover it really is not. Mister BnB just produced an article about how gay friendly Tel Aviv is so we used the same criteria to produce our answer to just how gay Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is. The destination has been known as a gay mecca since the 1980’s and until recently Puerto Vallarta’s tourist season was very limited *the busiest months from November until Easter. Recently, Puerto Vallarta has been moving toward a year round busy season and its increasing appeal to LGBT travelers and residents is due to several factors. Among them are increased national airline flights into Puerto Vallarta, the rising Mexican middle class traveling more, and the increased marketing and awareness of Puerto Vallarta as an LGBT destination.
Why the popularity of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico among the LGBT travelers?
1. Puerto Vallarta has the most well developed gay nightlife in Mexico! The first gay bar opened more than 20 years ago and today more than 25 hot gay bars and clubs are operating *some until 6 am, each unique and all located in the gayborhood.
2. Puerto Vallarta has a true Gay Zone. The Zona Romantica is a true gayborhood with all the gay bars, clubs, businesses, restaurants, and gay hotels within a safe walking distance of each other. With some rare exceptions, you never have to leave the gayborhood for anything!
3. Puerto Vallarta is for foodies! There is something for every culinary appetite and budget, from street taco stands to fine dining and everything in between.
4. Puerto Vallarta has an amazing arts and culture scene including the best gay cabaret scene in Mexico! We have three great cabaret venues producing two shows 7 nights a week from November until May…with 2 of them open year round. Also we have numerous great art galleries and artists exhibiting and living in town. Mix in festive Mexican culture and rich traditions for an amazing treat for everyone.
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, thenSan 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.
We were fortunate to get a few minutes with Michael Lucas, Founder and CEO of Lucasentertainment.com. He was just back from his Christmas vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Q: You just came back from vacationing in Puerto Vallarta Mexico where you stayed in Piñata PV Gay Hotel (www.pinatapv.com)
A: Yes, I spent Christmas at Piñata PV. I travel all over the world and can tell you that the hotel’s owners Ronnie and David are the most amazing hosts I’ve ever met. Not only did they explain to me how to get around Puerta Vallarta and booked some fantastic trips, but they actually took me and other guests out for dinner, showed us some amazing places, restaurants, galleries, nightclubs and introduced us to some cute local guys. The hotel itself is the one of a kind: they designed and built it themselves on a beautiful & quiet street in the heart of PV; it’s a modern boutique hotel.
Q: What do you think about PV? Also, we know that you collect art and crafts from all over the world and you love shopping in Mexico.
A: I love Mexico: it’s wonderfully warm and has hospitable people. I’ve traveled all over this amazing country. PV is a small place but it has so many things to do and see. One of my favorite places to visit is the botanical garden. When visiting make sure to meet its founder, Bob Price, who is an American man that fell in love with PV and built a spectacular collection of plants from all over the country there. It’s a huge area with a river, waterfall, and a beautiful restaurant on top of the hill with a magnificent view; it is also a perfect place for hiking.
Photos courtesy of Ric Chamblee taken at Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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