Why LGBTQ Travel is Growing Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast

LGBTQ Travel DestinationsDid you know that Mexico’s Pacific coast has become one of the best LGBTQ travel destinations in the world?  This is especially true of the states of the state of Nayarit’s Riviera Nayarit, and the state of Jalisco’s city of Puerto Vallarta.  These locations have become celebrated places for being friendly to LGBTQ travelers.

As a result, visitors come here for around the world specifically to see this LGBTQ travel destination with its top accommodations, beaches, nightlife, activities and a great community of its own.  Check out some of the top spots that have made this specific part of Mexico such an incredible place for LGBTQ travelers to visit.

Places to Stay

There are some astounding accommodations along Mexico’s Pacific coast for LGBTQ travel seekers.  These include everything from private luxury villa rentals to resorts, traditional hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, lodges and more.  Almar Resort and Villa Mercedes are some popular accommodation options on Puerto Vallarta’s most popular beach, Los Muertos Beach.  Of course, there’s always the famous Casa Cupula Gay Hotel Boutique Guesthouse in Amapas.

Along the Riviera Nayarit, there are stunning villa rentals within an easy day trip’s distance to Puerto Vallarta – for those who don’t want to be right in the busy tourism areas.  On the other hand, if you want more traditional LGBTQ travel experiences, there are several resorts in the region that are friendly to this community and even offer same-sex honeymoon packages. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a five-star option that won the 2018 Gay Travel Award for the best LGBTQ2S+ friendly beach friendly resort in the world.

LGBTQ Travel Things to Do

LGBTQ travel friendly activities include everything from top beaches to historical locations, a rich culture, eco-attractions and delicious local food.  Between fine dining, cocktails, days at the beach and visits to officially designated magical towns, don’t miss the Wet & Wild Gay Cruise!  You can also take whale watching and other LGBTQ friendly boat tours. Don’t miss zip lining, spa sessions and private scenic tours that allow you to see the rivers, coastlines, tropical forests and exceptional exotic wildlife.

The UNESCO bioreserve Marietas Islands National Park in Riviera Nayarit is not to be missed.  It’s among the sanctuaries with the greatest biodiversity in the entire country.  Punta Mita Expeditions is among the LGBTQ travel friendly tour operators that can take you out on a customized tour of the islands.

Sayulita is another stunning place to visit on your LGBTQ travel itinerary.  This chic Mexican town somehow combines hippie culture with modern trendiness and makes it work. You’ll love to food, surfing, shopping, bars and restaurants to take in the friendly, welcoming local culture.

Author: Callie Lake

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