The gay zone is spread between Emiliano Zapata district at its north and the Amapas district at its south. It is jointly known as Zona Romántica.
Puerto Vallarta has become Mexico’s premier gay resort town as a satellite for its big sister Guadalajara, but also for international travelers. It is now considered the most welcoming and gay-friendly destination in Mexico, dubbed the “San Francisco of Mexico.” Previously quite conservative, the municipal government has become increasingly supportive in recognizing and accepting the LGBT tourism segment and in supporting LGBT events such as Vallarta gay pride celebrations which launched in 2013 and is now held annually to coincide with US Memorial Day weekend. The gay scene is centered in the city’s south-side, Zona Romántica, with hotels and resorts as well as many bars, nightclubs and a gay beach on the main shore. Puerto Vallarta has been cited as the number one gay beach destination in Latin America.
Gay Resort Hotel – Located at Los Muertos gay beach. Rooftop pool. Rooms offer balconies with ocean views and flat-screen cable TVs. Guest rooms provide free Wi-Fi and ceiling fans. They also include coffee makers, bathroom amenities and hairdryers.