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Gay Beach at Playa los Muertos: Several beach clubs, Blue Chairs and Green Chairs, make for a festive scene at the beach. Photo by Doug Dosdall

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Puerto Vallarta's Gay and Lesbian scene is legendary! With a scene for every taste — from the packed gay beach on Playa Los Muertos to sophisticated Martini Bars and discos where you can dance into the night.

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Upcoming events in Gay and Lesbian Puerto Vallarta

May 24-31, 2021: Vallarta Pride

As we move closer to Puerto Vallarta Pride Week scheduled from May 24th to May 31st, they’ll be announcing specific events, headline entertainers, and special guests via their website and facebook page. All events will operate under government mandated safety and capacity protocols in place at the time.

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Zona Romantica

South of the Rio Cuale is the Zona Romantica which has many of the oldest buildings and most charm of Puerto Vallartas neighborhoods. Most of the gay businesses in Vallarta are located in this area or nearby.
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Hotels, B&Bs

There is a great selection of gay friendly hotels (and a few exclusively gay) in PV with most people choosing to stay in or near the Zona Romantica where the gay beach is and most of the gay clubs. Vacation rentals are also plentiful, you can see many more Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rentals listed here on VRBO.

Almar Resort

Luxury hotel with 78 suites for LGBT travelers and their friends. Adults only. Ocean view suites. Mantamar Beach Club at Los Muertos beach with an infinity pool, cozy cabanas, lounge beds and gourmet fine dining. The Top Sky Bar is located on the roof.
 322 222 4888
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 Average room rate: $179 USD
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Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea

Beach resort with a primarily LGBT following. The famous Blue Chairs Beach Club is right in front and The Rooftop Bar has gogos at 6pm and drag shows at 7pm daily.
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 Average room rate: $80 USD
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Boana Torre Malibu

Large gay and "straight friendly" condo-hotel. Located near Playa Los Muertos gay beach. They offer a wide selection of 1 and 2 bedroom condo apartments for rent with kitchens, balconies and other amenities.
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 Average room rate: $150 USD
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Casa Cupula

Luxurious boutique hotel resort exclusively for gay men, lesbians and friends. Offering the services of a five-star mainstream resort, only in a more intimate setting: gourmet food at "Taste Restaurant", cocktails, two pools, a gym, luxurious rooms and sophisticated modern design. Located within walking distance of the gay beach as well gay bars, restaurants and cafes. Regular Saturday clothing optional pool party open to non-guests.
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 Average room rate: $175 USD
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Casa Velas

Adults only all inclusive resort. Gay friendly and member of IGLTA.
 +52 322 226 8670
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Hotel Mercurio

28-Room hotel for LGBT adults. A/C, wifi. Pool with poolside bar and happy hour. Bar open to all, not just hotel guests.
 +52 322 222 4793
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Pinata PV

All gay male hotel on a quiet street in the heart of Zona Romantica. Boutique property with rooms arranged around a clothing-optional pool and hot tub. It is beautifully designed combining modern minimalist design with retro kitsch art. Occasional M4M parties where non guests are invited with lockers, jacuzzi and bar.
 PV 32 324 77237, USA +1 717-884-8378
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 Average room rate: $125 USD
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San Marino Hotel

Large hotel in the Zona Romantica with a mixed clientele but popular with gays as well for its convenient location near the gay beach and nightlife.
 +52 322 222 3050
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Tropicana Hotel

Non-gay hotel but popular due to its location very close to the gay beach.
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 Average room rate: $65 USD
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Vela Lounge and Hostel

Dormitories and private rooms with shared bath located in the heart of the Romantic Zone. Everyone welcome but has a strong gay following. Rooftop lounge which regularly hosts gay parties.
 +52 322-141-7553
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 Average room rate: $350 MXN
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Villa Lola

Small boutique adults only B&B in the heart of Zona Romantica. Gay owned and operated with a mixed clientelle. Two blocks to the beach and walking distance to all gay bars. Previously named Palacio 199.
 +52 322 100 5477
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 Average room rate: $199 USD
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Villamercedes Petit Hotel

Boutique hotel in a historic hacienda-style building well located in the heart of the Zona Romantica. Adults only, Gay and pet friendly. IGLTA member. Rooms and suites, all with AC, ceiling fan, safe, some with full kitchens. Pool.
 +52 322 223 4543
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 Average room rate: $100 USD
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Vacation Rentals

Rainbow Palms Resort

Originally called and widely known as Chee Chee, this unique, open air resort is located 25 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta in Boca De Tomatlan. The whole villa can be rented for special events with bar, pool and accommodations. The owners frequently host clothing optional pool parties and events. Open minded travelers will find pools with amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, a complete sex play room with a sling, glory holes, jacuzzi, and a video room.
 +52 322 148 4960
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Bars, Discos


Intimate little bar with three levels just off Olas Altas. Nice music, friendly people, video screens, wifi.
 +52 322 206 4439
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Men only club with fully naked stripper shows
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Blondies Loft and Slushbar

Open air bar a block from the beach. Modern style with a comic book decor
 +52 322 222 0275
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Bombon Puerto Vallarta

Cocktail bar: mixology, gastronomy and DJ.
 +52 33 3567 8418
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Candy Bar Vallarta

New gay bar opened in Jan 2021 serving drinks and food. Candy themed drink specials. Happy hour 4-7 pm
 +52 322 688 5547
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CC Slaughters

Popular gay bar which started in (and remains as well) in Portland, OR, USA. Lounge with happy hour and nightclub with DJs, dance floor, gogo boys. No cover.
 +52 322 222 3412
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Chachalaca Bar

Gay bar just off the beach with a popular post-beach happy hour. Karaoke on some nights.
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Code Puerto Vallarta

Gay club, big dance floor with impressive sound system. Attracts a mixed crowd of men and women, gay and straight.
 +52 322 108 4358
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Divas Bar

Bar offering drinks and food decorated with classic movie posters and other paraphernalia. Drag shows.
 +52 322 196 1103
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Garbo Piano Bar and Jazz

Bar/lounge with live music most nights. Relaxed place with comfy chairs and a mixed crowd.
 +52 322 223 5753
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Industry Nightclub

Circuit party style dance club. Catwalk overlooking the dance floor. Naked stripper shows.
 +52 322 191 6987
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Kooky Karaoke and Drinks

Gay karaoke bar. Previously named Kinky Bar.
 +52 322 109 9703
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La Cantina Margarita

Gay cocktail bar with stylish decor. Happy hour 2 - 7 pm daily.
 +52 322 222 1367
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La Catrina Cantina

Cabaret showcasing local artists and Spanish music including singers, dancers, and Drag Queens. Music genres range from Mariachi, Ranchera, Cumbia, Salsa, to Mexican Folk music.
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La Cueva Cantina

Bar and restaurant serving Mexican specialities and with nightly drink specials.
 322 171 2090
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La Noche Puerto Vallarta

Popular video and martini bar on multiple levels. Gets busy earlier before the dance clubs fill up. Rooftop patio.
 +52 322 222 3364
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Los Amigos

Friendly "cantina" style gay bar with an open terrace and friendly crowd. Dance floor.
 +52 322 222 7802
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Los Otros Blondies

A second location of the Blondie's Bar, this one with cocktails and beach gear for sale.
 +52 322 596 1823
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Mr Flamingo

Popular centrally located bar. Happy hour from 2-7 pm.
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Paco's Ranch

Oldest gay dance club in PV for more than 25 years. Dancing. Drags shows twice nightly in English and Spanish. Gets busy around midnight. Note: some other sources still show their address as Vallarta 278 (where Code is now) though they moved many years ago.
 +52 322 222 1899
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Reinas Bar Puerto Vallarta

Cozy bar, popular with more mature crowd and drag queens.
 322 205 0433
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Sixty Nine Stripclub

Men only gay club with stripper shows
 +52 322 221 1200
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Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge

Gay friendly rooftop lounge
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Wet Dreams PV

Men only bar with stripper and shower shows
 +52 322 222 8112
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Apaches Martini Bar

Martini Bar and Restaurant with great location for people watching on Olas Altas. Happy hour 6-8 daily with 2 for 1 drinks. Gay owned, welcoming to all.
 +52 322 222 5235
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Frida's Bar and Kitchen

Downstairs is a small friendly bar and a great place to meet locals after the beach. Upstairs is a restaurant.
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Hamburger Mary's Puerto Vallarta

Restaurant and bar with the well known Hamburger Mary's name is opening in Mid-April 2021. Burgers, shows, 2 outdoor patios.
 +52 322 223 2266
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Mantamar Beach Club

Beachfront restaurant and lounge. Or lounge by the pool. Mixed crowd but regularly hosts gay events.
 +52 322 222 6260
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The Swedes Bar and Bistro

Restaurant and bar owned by a couple of gay Swedes offering an international menu in an art filled open air space.
 +52 322 223 2353
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Blue Chairs Beach

The gay section of Playa de los Muertos is in front of the Blue Chairs hotel at the Blue Chairs and the Green Chairs beach cafes. (Green Chairs official name is Ritmos Beach Café).
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Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas

Spartacus Sauna

Gay bathhouse with sun deck and pool with nude sunbathing, steam room, dry sauna, jacuzzi, private rooms or lockers, video room, coffee and snack bar, massage.
 +52 322 178 4299
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Community Centres

SETAC Tu Centro Comunitario

Community organization offering health, wellbeing and HIV prevention services to both visitors and locals. Tu Centro Comunitario is a community center and resource center. They also offer services at the SETAC Wellness Center in the Zona Romántica. They also offer Covid antigen tests for travel.
 +52 322 224 1974
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SETAC Wellness Center

Community organization offering health, wellbeing and HIV prevention services to both visitors and locals from this wellness center in the Zona Romántica as well as from Tu Centro Comunitario in north PV. They also offer Covid antigen tests for travel.
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Gyms, Yoga, etc

Acqua Spa for Men

Spa for men offering services for men only from male therapists: massages, facials and more.
 +52 322 178 0856
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Angel's Store PV

Store offering club, fitness and swim wear for men made in Mexico.
 +52 322 365 1666
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Boutique Amsterdam

Men's swimwear and underwear
 +52 322 222 2933
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Theater and Music

Act II Entertainment

Gay staffed theater with a many LGBT themed shows on the program. Two stages and the Encore Piano Bar. Offers a variety of live music, comedy, drama and musical theater.
 +52 322 222 1512
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The Palm Cabaret and Bar

Live cabaret style entertainment with comics, drag queens and more. Sidewalk bar open before the show. Mixed clientele but very gay friendly.
 +52 322 222 0200
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Tourist and Travel Information

GayPV Magazine

Gay guide, magazine and online gay travel directory. Includes gay hotels, gay bars and clubs, event and calendar schedules. Gay travel deals, gay event calendars and things to do, gay and friendly business directory listings, LGBT travel news and blog stories, interviews with LGBT celebrities, photos of the gay scene in Puerto Vallarta, videos and more.
 +44 322 148 4960
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Out and About

Magazine with information for LGBTQ travelers and the local LGBTQ community. Travel information, news, features, business listings and more.
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Permanently closed places

The following venues have been reported as permanently closed but we have listed them here as other less current websites may still be listing them as open. If there is a place in this list that has reopened or one above that has closed, please advise us at

Hotels, B&Bs: Abbey Hotel
Hotels, B&Bs: Arco Iris BnB
Hotels, B&Bs: Blue Seas Old Town
Hotels, B&Bs: Descanso del Sol
Hotels, B&Bs: Playa del Sol Los Muertos
Hotels, B&Bs: Vallarta Cora
Bars, Discos: Club Mañana
Bars, Discos: Fiesta Bar and Lounge
Bars, Discos: La Alhambra Lounge
Bars, Discos: Los Balcones
Bars, Discos: Luna Azul
Bars, Discos: Open Vallarta
Bars, Discos: Plasma Bar
Bars, Discos: Sama Martini Lounge
Bars, Discos: Vanilla and Kinky
Shopping: BuenFlex Clothing Store
Shopping: Icker Sea

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Hola qué eventos tienen para el mes de abril cerca del domingo de pascua

March 02, 2019

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