Gay Puerto Vallarta



Puerto Vallarta is getting so gay friendly, it is one of my favorite travel spots. It’s a beautiful little old town filled with galleries and 5-star restaurants, at great prices! They also have over 15 gay bars and nightclubs. On their gorgeous sandy beaches, each hotel has different colored lounge chairs. The gay area is the blue chairs. While you lounge and sip tropical drinks, young men wait on you all day and treat you like a king. (or a queen!).


Puerto Vallarta was a small town based on agriculture and fishing until 1963, when Hollywood director John Huston chose his site for the filming of Tennessee Williams’ brilliant play

“The Night of the Iguana” in the small fishing village of Mismaloya, ten miles south of Vallarta. The movie starred Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Taylor. I highly recommend taking a self-guided tour of the location. There are miles of streams and waterfalls and hardly any tourists go up to see it – so it’s very peaceful and quiet and beautiful!

I would also recommend staying at a gay hotel or villa. There are plenty to choose from right in town. You don’t want to stay out of the city at a chain hotel. Take advantage of the hospitality and charm of the locals right downtown.

Discovery Vallarta is Puerto Vallarta’s only gay reservation service that also specializes in villa and condo vacation rentals. I happened to stay at amazing villa tucked away in the hills of downtown. It was not gay owned, but very welcoming.