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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 20-26, 2019: Vallarta Pride

The week long pride festival is from May 20 to 27.

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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, Vacation Rentals

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 HomeAway.

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.
 322 222 4888
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Blue Chairs Beach Resort

Beach resort right behind the famous "Blue Chairs" beach cafe, exclusively for gays, lesbians and their friends. As well as the on beach cafe there is also a rooftop bar popular at sunset.
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Boana Torre Malibu

Largest gay condo-hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The hotel is also open to heterosexuals. 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", tempting 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.
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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

Gay owned. Mexican flavor and friendliness. A/C, Pool, Bar, WiFi.
 (322) 222-4793, from US/Canada: 1-866-388-2689
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Palacio 199

Exclusive intimate boutique Bed & Breakfast in the Heart of PV. Only 2 blocks to the beach and walking distance to all gay bars.
 322 222 3861
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 Average room rate: $199 USD
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Petit Mercedes

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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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.
 PV 32 324 77237, USA +1 717-884-8378
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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.
 (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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Bars, Discos


Intimate little bar just off Olas Altas. Nice music, friendly people, video screens, wifi. Good prices and daily martini specials. Open 4 pm - 2 am daily.
 (322) 206 4439
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Men only club with strippers
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Blondies Loft and Slushbar

Open air bar a block from the beach. Modern style with a comic book decor. Open 1pm - 2am, closed tuesdays.
 (322) 222 0275
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CC Slaughters

Very popular dance club which started in (and remains as well) in Portland, OR, USA.
 (322) 222-3412
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Divas Bar

Bar decorated with classic movie posters and other paraphernalia. Occasional drag shows.
 +52 322 222 7774
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Fiesta Bar and Lounge

Neighborhood bar. Daily specials. Drag/stripper shows at 10pm every night.
 322 181 9172
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Frida's Bar

New location: Insurgentes # 301a at the corner of Carranza. Small friendly bar and a great place to meet locals after the beach.
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La Alhambra Lounge

Cocktail bar/lounge. Sunday T-Dances.
 322 356 6851
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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 Margarita

Trendy cocktail bar. Located in the space where La Noche used to be before it moved next door.
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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.
 (322) 222 3364
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Los Amigos

Friendly "cantina" style gay bar with an open terrace and friendly crowd. Dance floor.
 (322) 222-7802
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Mr Flamingo

Popular centrally located bar. Open from 2 pm-3am with happy hour from 2-7
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Paco's Ranch

Multi-level Gay & Lesbian disco and club with shows and strippers. Rooftop terrace.
 (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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Wet Dreams PV

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

Martini Bar and Restaurant with great location for people watching on Olas Altas. Happy hour 5-7 daily with 2 for 1 drinks. LGBT owned, welcoming to all.
 (322) 222 5235
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Mantamar Beach Club

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

Restaurant and bar owned by a couple of gay Swedes offering an international menu in an art filled open air space.
 (322) 223 2353
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Coffee Shops

The Coffee Cup Olas Altas

Coffee shop located in the Romantic Zone serving Puerto Vallarta's best coffee since 2002. In addition to a full service espresso bar, they feature homemade baked goods, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, bagels, wraps, salads, fresh squeezed orange juice and Blue Bell ice cream.Free computers with internet access and Wi-Fi service.
 (322) 222-8584
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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, steam room, dry sauna, jacuzzi, private rooms or lockers, video room, coffee and snack bar, massage.
 (322) 178 4299
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Community Centres

SETAC Community Center

Solidaridad Ed Thomas A. C. (SETAC) was founded in Puerto Vallarta in 2009 in order to create bonds of protection in the community regardless of gender, religion or social status. Puerto Vallarta is a free, unique and special place, which makes it vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Since then SETAC has worked to reduce the risks of infection and disease control. And having a great acceptance in society and our foreign brothers who visit our center for treatment as well as our local people. Open Mon to Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 (322) 224 1974
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Amsterdam Clothing

Men's swimwear and underwear
 322 222 2933
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BuenFlex Clothing Store

Clothing for men for the beach, gym, home and clubs.
 (322) 222 1561, (322) 222 1778
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Icker Sea Wear

Sexy officer's exclusive boutique firm Mexican lingerie and swimwear.
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Liquid Men

Locally designed men's swimwear and other clothes for guys and also for women.
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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.
 (322) 168 9950
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Tourist and Travel Information

Discovery Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta’s oldest online gay directory and travel guide, since 1998, specializing in beachfront condos and luxury vacation villas for rent. Its Puerto Vallarta gay travel guide has copious info about fun activities, the beach, top restaurants and relaxing coffee shops.
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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, Vacation Rentals: Abbey Hotel
Hotels, Vacation Rentals: Arco Iris BnB
Hotels, Vacation Rentals: Blue Seas Old Town
Hotels, Vacation Rentals: Descanso del Sol
Hotels, Vacation Rentals: Playa del Sol Los Muertos
Hotels, Vacation Rentals: Vallarta Cora
Bars, Discos: Club Mañana
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

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Oscar diaz

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

March 02, 2019

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