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Six reasons why Puerto Vallarta is a great gay destination

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Puerto Vallarta has been Mexico's most popular gay resort destination since the 1990s.

What's not to love? A vibrant nightlife, great beaches and a friendly laid back, relaxing atmosphere. It is also a great value especially this time of year. For example, starting on June 1, the fabulous Hotel Mercurio is offering rates starting at $65 nightly and that includes the 19% taxes that you will be charged anywhere you stay in Vallarta. (Be sure to check with your hotel to make sure the price you are quoted includes taxes.)

One of the finest gay boutique hotels in the world, Casa Cupula, is offering summer specials for as little as $103 per night. Casa Cupula is one of the most beautiful and upscale hotels in PV.

Blue Chairs Beach
Blue Chairs Beach Ed Walsh

Blue Chairs Beach

The fabulous Blue Chairs beach in the heart of gay Puerto Vallarta in the Romantic Zone on Los Muertos Beach directly in front of he Blue Chairs Hotel.    Even if you are not staying there, be sure to stop by the rooftop bar for a meal or a drink. 

Hotel Mercurio
Hotel Mercurio Ed Walsh

Hotel Mercurio

The fabulous pool at the Hotel Mercurio in the heart of the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta. This hotel has it all.  Just a short walk to the gay Blue Chairs Beach.  It also has a great hot breakfast that is included with the room.  This hotel has budget prices but a much better than budget feel.  Great place for singles who want to meet new people.

Diana's Tours
Diana's Tours Ed Walsh

Diana's Tours

Don't go to Puerto Vallarta without taking Diana's Tours.   It is a must-do attraction in the city.   It goes by the famed Los Arcos rocks where you can swim or snorkel through the rocks.   The Wet and Wild cruise is also wonderful but more sexually charged than Diana's. 

Carmen Porras, owner of El Arrayan
Carmen Porras, owner of El Arrayan Ed Walsh

Carmen Porras, owner of El Arrayan

Regarded as one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city, El Arrayan, is regarded as one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Mexico.  It features genuine Mexican food, not the Tex Mex stuff that you get in Mexican restaurants in the US. 

Appaches
Appaches Ed Walsh

Appaches

The staff of Appaches bar in Zona Romantica.   This lesbian-owned bar is one of gay Puerto Vallarta's favorite places.   It is also a great place to people watch or grab a meal or beer on the sidewalk seating. 

Casa Cupula
Casa Cupula Ed Walsh

Casa Cupula

A bed at the wonderful Casa Cupula hotel in Puerto Vallarta.  It is one of the best hotels you will find anywhere in Mexico.   No wonder why this hotel has a loyal repeat business. 

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