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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 23-30, 2022: Vallarta Pride

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Neighborhoods

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.

Agave Azul Guesthouse

Gay owned guesthouse hosted by Ken and Kevyn. Six rooms and suites, many with kitchen.
 +52 322 135 4972
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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 full restaurant. 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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Amaria Villas and Resort

Hotel nestled in the jungle outside of Puerto Vallarta along the Rio Cuale. 20 minutes by car from Zona Romantica. Clothing optional pool. Siren's Bar and Grill. Entry for non-guests on non-event days is 200mxn daily from 11am-6pm. Accomodations in fully equipped 3 story villas, each with kitchenette, 1 bedroom and 2 baths.
 +1 972-352-7620
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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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Cárdenas Suites

Gay owned and operated hotel with studio and 2 bedroom suites. All with kitchen, king beds, room safe.
 +1 310 734 8213, +52 322 275 5564
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 Average room rate: $89 USD
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Casa 567

Small gay owned guesthouse with 4 rooms and an apartment. Several common areas to hangout including a rooftop patio with small pool.
 +52 322 123 8707
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 Average room rate: $60 USD
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Casa Cupula

Luxurious boutique hotel resort exclusively for gay men, lesbians and friends. 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. Clothing optional pool club open daily 12-7 for non-guests too. On Saturdays the pool club club hosts the Naked Pool Party with Gogos. 250 peso cover.
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 Average room rate: $175 USD
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Casa Lucas

Six luxury vacation rental apartments owned by gay porn actor/producer Michael Lucas. Studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and penthouse apartments. Straight friendly too.
 +1 917 449 3103
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 Average room rate: $200 USD
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Casa Río Danubio

Gay owned B&B with 5 spacious rooms located on 3 floors. Breakfast daily. Shared patio with swimming pool.
 +1 519 384 4556
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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 and Suites Pilitas

Gay adults only hotel in the former Cora space. Pool, terrace. Suites and rooms.
 +52 322 596 1915 y 322 365 1690
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 Average room rate: $100 USD
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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. Location. Beers Boys and Burgers event every Sunday 4-7 pm.
 +52 322 222 4793
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 Average room rate: $80 USD
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Jet's Gay Hostel

Gay hostel for guys 18-35 years old. Amenities include Wifi, lockers, rain shower head, memory foam beds, curtains for privacy, outlets and lamps by every bed.
 +52 322 274 7735
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Los Muertos Hostal

Stylish hostel with dorm accommodations located in the heart of the Zona Romantica with a mostly gay clientele. Bathrooms in each dorm room. Shared kitchen.
 +52 322 223 0466
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 Average room rate: $22 USD
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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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Pinnacle Resorts

Pinnacle 179, 180 and 220 are hotel properties with deluxe 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condo units and hotel services and amenities. Chictini Bar and Signature Lounge are mixed but have a LGBT following. The owners are supportive of the the LGBT community.
 +52 322 222 3556
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 Average room rate: $300 USD
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Rivera del Rio

Boutique hotel with rooms, suites and apartments with luxurious decor.
 +1 480 669 5530, +52 322 205 6093
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 Average room rate: $150 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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Sapphire Ocean Club and Suites

Ocean club with a primarily gay crowd. Bar and meal service, pool, lounge chairs, showers, wifi, towels for $200MXN daily fee for non-hotel guests. Luxurious king suite rooms.
 +52 322 223 3264
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 Average room rate: $200 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 David

Men only gay bed and breakfast.
 +52 322 223 0315
 Average room rate: $120 USD
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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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Zona Z Boutique Hotel

New boutique all suite hotel with 8 suites and a two bedroom penthouse. All welcome but very gay friendly. On site spa and wellness facility. All rooms with A/C, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom.
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 Average room rate: $110 USD
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Vacation Rentals

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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Hacienda Escondida

Gay owned hotel in the Zona Romantica. Hacienda style construction so all units face the gardens and clothing optional pool. Studio, one and two bedroom units, all with kitchenette or full kitchen, AC and flat screen TV. Lots of common areas to hang out with other guests including a jacuzzi and treehouse.
 +52 322 120 8611
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 Average room rate: $175 USD
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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. Pools with amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The owners frequently host clothing optional pool parties and events. Open minded travelers will find 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

Anónimo

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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Anthropology

Men only club with fully naked stripper shows
 +52 322 244 0061
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Blondies Loft and Slushbar

Open air bar a block from the beach. Modern style with a comic book decor. There is also a second location nearby called Los Otros Blondies.
 +52 322 222 0275
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Blue Bar PV

Small air-conditioned gay bar with 2 levels in the heart of the Zona Romántica. Cocktails, beer.
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Bombon Puerto Vallarta

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

Code or Co-De is a dance club with a big dance floor and an impressive sound system. Attracts a mixed crowd of men and women, gay and straight.
 +52 322 108 4358
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Desmadre Bar

Bar with drag shows and karaoke.
 +52 322 369 1950
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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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El Secreto de la Muxe

Show bar with drag queens. In parts of Mexico there is the tradition of Muxes, men who dress like women, or dress like men but have male lovers and hold traditionally female jobs.
 +52 322 157 8500
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Elixir Mixology Bar

Cocktail bar created by women
 +52 322 151 9308
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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 Brewing and Nightclub

Bar open daily with draft beer, cocktails and DJs. On weekends the larger space opens as Industry Nightclub, a 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. Newly opened in April 2021.
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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 Blondies, 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 2-8 pm.
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One Six One PV

Upscale LGBTQ bar with a living room lounge ambience. Live house music, craft cocktails and draft beer, snacks. Outside patio and a two level rooftop. Happy hour 5-7.
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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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Pervert Puerto Vallarta

Bar with male stripper shows. Open daily except Tuesdays.
 +52 322 266 6736
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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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The Corner Gay Bar

New gay bar that opened Oct 2021 with martinis and signature cocktails. Happy hour 4-7pm.
 +52 322 278 8593
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The Top Sky Bar

Rooftop bar on the top of the Almar Resort hotel. Everyone welcome but primarily gay crowd. Great views over the water. Drag shows and other entertainment on occasion.
 +52 322 222 4911
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Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge

Gay friendly rooftop lounge
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View Resto and Deck

Gay restaurant and bar. Deck overlooking the bar scene. Drag shows.
 +52 322 293 8311
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Wet Dreams PV

Men only bar with stripper and shower shows
 +52 322 222 8112
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Restaurants

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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Archie's Wok

Asian fusion restaurant in the heart of the Zona Romantica. Everyone welcome but very popular with gay crowd.
 +52 322 222 0411
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Frida's Bar and Kitchen

Friendly restaurant and bar. Cheap drink specials. This is the new location where Manny's previously was.
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Hamburger Mary's Puerto Vallarta

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

Beachfront restaurant and lounge for Almar Resort. Lounge by the pool or the beach. 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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Beaches

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 and Organizations

SETAC Tu Centro Comunitario
 setac.com.mx

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
 setac.com.mx

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.
 +52 322 224 1974
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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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Shopping

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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Mercurio Swim

Men's beachwear and accessories.
 +52 322 688 4111
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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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Travel Agencies, Tours, Experiences

Diana's Boat Tours

LGBT boat tours which have been running for 20+ years. Spend a day tour Banderas Bay with open bar, snacks, swimming, whales, dolphins, snorkeling and more. Lunch at a beach restaurant. Map location is where the boat tours leave from, contact them for booking.
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Los Veranos Canopy Tour

Tour company offering top rated canopy/zipline tours with more than 2 miles of cable. Then lunch, tequila tasting and a swim in natural pools. Thursdays and Sundays they offer an exclusively gay tour. Includes transport from pickup point in Zona Romántica or other spots. Other tours such as snorkeling, whale watching and hiking are offered as well (those are gay friendly but not exclusively gay).
 +52 322 223 0504
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Mariposario Jardin Mágico

Butterfly sanctuary near Puerto Vallarta that offers educational tours which support their mission to recover threaten species and to protect the ecosystem. A LGBT owned and managed business which hosts pride events.
 +52 322 182 6678
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Tamale's Tours

Gay owned and operated tour company that offers day tours on a 75' boat on the Banderas Bay. Private chef on board for all meals and snacks, premium open bar for duration of the cruise, water toys including snorkel gear, kayak, paddle boards, and a dinghy for tubing, towels and sunscreen.
 +52 322 205 1348
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Wet and Wild Gay Cruise

Gay cruise which starts from Los Muertos Pier. Six hour trip from noon with open bar of domestic drinks on board. Goes to Los Arcos and stops for included lunch at Las Animas. Adults only. $130.00 USD per person. Weekly on Saturdays and on some other days.
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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.
 6155004513
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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 info@gaymexicomap.com

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: Tropicana Hotel
Hotels, B&Bs: Vallarta Cora
Bars, Discos: Candy Bar Vallarta
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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