Puerto Vallarta is a preferred destination for LGBT travelers. // © 2014 Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBT event, Vallarta Pride, will take place this year from May 22 to 26. What used to be a three-day weekend event has grown into a week-long cultural celebration of Puerto Vallarta and its international population. Music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows and a mass commitment ceremony are just some of the planned activities, plus festivities in participating bars and clubs.
Puerto Vallarta offers an LGBT-inclusive atmosphere in its Romantic Zone area, which is home to many businesses that are LGBT-owned. LGBT travelers also have the option of choosing from gay friendly resorts, hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Puerto Vallarta has been a preferred LGBT-friendly destination in the Americas for over 60 years, and the destination is frequently included on gay-friendly destination lists.