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As the gay capital of Latin America, there’s no shortage of incredible gay hotels in Puerto Vallarta to stay in during your vacation!

Puerto Vallarta is one of the best cities in Mexico for LGBTQ+ travelers. It’s widely considered a safe place to visit for gay travelers and is a mecca of gay bars, buzzing nightclubs, and gay-friendly hotels.

To complement your time here, you’ll want an equally fantastic hotel.

From luxury gay resorts to small boutiques in the city center, here are the best gay hotels in Puerto Vallarta.


Don’t have time to read this whole article? The best choice is the stunning Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience

All Inclusive Gay Resorts Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is world-famous for its all-inclusive resorts, and there are a few specifically aimed at the LGTBQ community.

#1 Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience

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Almar Resort is the top all-inclusive gay resort in Puerto Vallarta | Pool view, photo from

⭐️ Rating: 8.3/10 |📍 Location: Zona Romantica | 🏩 View on Expedia

Almar Resort is THE best Puerto Vallarta gay resort. It’s the only Puerto Vallarta LGBT resort on the beach and is famous for being one of the best party venues in Puerto Vallarta – if not the world.

This luxurious all-inclusive hotel is located in Zona Romantica on Playa Los Muertos, so you’ll be in the heart of the action. However, you may not leave the resort with so much going on here! Almar is famous for its wild parties, especially during pride week.

The property has two buildings that house 89 luxurious and contemporary suites, each with its own private balcony with sweeping views of the beach.

Choose from the exclusive and slightly quieter Almar Tower or The bouncing Mantamar Tower, where the pool parties and special events are at your door.

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The gym at Almar | photo from

Amenities at Almar include a spa, sun terraces, jacuzzi, freshwater infinity pool, oceanfront cabanas, lounge beds, and the exclusive Top Sky Bar with stunning panoramic sunset views of the city.

This is the perfect place to start your night with a cocktail while you listen to extraordinary DJs and meet other guests from around the world.

If you get hungry, head to the Mantamar Beach Club Bar and Sushi, which is one of the top restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. You may come for the food, but you’ll stay for the themed parties, delicious cocktails, and nightly performances.

I think this review by Jay on sums it up:

if you are gay, just do it. you will not be disappointed.

Gay hotels Zona Romantica Puerto Vallarta

Zona Romantica is THE best area to stay for LGBT travelers – it’s the gaybourhood of the city! Check out some of these gay hotels in Zona Romantica.

#2 Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel

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Villa premiere is one of the top boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta (pool area, photo:

⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 |📍 Location: Zona Romantica | 🏩 View on Expedia

Villa Premiere is one of the best boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta.

You’ll be treated like a queen as soon as you enter this gorgeous hotel, starting with a five-minute anti-stress welcoming massage.

And that’s just the start of your amazing experience. Each room is customizable, starting with a pillow and scent menu based on aromatherapy.

For a truly unforgettable romantic getaway, request the romance treatment, which includes a three-course meal and jacuzzi with candles and rose petals.

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Interior of the rooms, photo:

Perks of staying at Villa Premiere are concierge assistance, a large fitness center, two pools, lush gardens, three excellent on-site restaurants, in-room dining, and access to butler service.

This place was beyond nice! Clean, modern and the location was excellent for what we were needing. The staff was excellent by being overly helpful, polite and attentive! The room was comfortable and overlooked the ocean. The food was delicious, even though it wasn’t “all-inclusive” it was a phenomenal place to stay.

– Ashley (read more guest reviews).

#3 Hotel Mercurio

Outdoor pool at Hotel Mercurio
Outdoor pool at Hotel Mercurio | Photo from Expedia

⭐️ Rating: 8.6/10 |📍 Location: Zona Romantica | 🏩 View on Expedia

If you’d rather a bed and breakfast over an all-inclusive, look no further than Hotel Mercurio for your gay Puerto Vallarta hotel.

While it’s not an LGBTQ+ exclusive hostel, they attract many queer guests by employing queer staff members and hosting regular LGBTQ+ events.

To make the most of your stay here, time your trip on a Sunday so you can participate in the Beers, Boys, and Burgers party on Sunday evenings.

For a fixed price, you’ll get unlimited burgers and beers, a live DJ, and handsome gay dancers.

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Interior of the rooms | Photo from Expedia

They have 28 rooms from which you can choose a king, queen, or double room. Each comes with AC, ceiling fans, a small refrigerator, a safe, TV with cable, free WiFi, and a complimentary breakfast with the option to have it in bed!

Other perks include a heated swimming pool with a poolside bar, an intimate patio for relaxing, a 24/7 number for reception, and complimentary laundry.

Hotel Mercurio is centrally located in Zona Romantica, steps away from the best gay nightlife in the city.

“These people have fun all day, every day, and still get their jobs done. They always provided a welcoming atmosphere for everyone, guests and visitors alike.”

– Travis (read more reviews)

# 4 Pinata Hotel Puerto Vallarta

⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 |📍 Location: Zona Romantica 

Pinata PV Gay Hotel is in the heart of Zona Romantica, just 500m away from Los Muertos Beach, which is one of the top gay beaches in the world.

There you can find countless activities and boat trips departing to smaller beach towns along the Bay of Banderas, like Quimixto and Yelapa.

The interior of Pinata features modern rooms with exposed brick, designer artwork, and lush plants. Each room has all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay, including AC, flat-screen TV, and fast WiFi.

Amenities include a rooftop gym, steam room, and a clothing-optional pool and hot tub open 24 hours—the perfect place to come home after checking out the gay Puerto Vallarta nightlife.

This hotel is known for its party atmosphere at night, so be prepared!

This hotel has excellent reviews online, with many guests commenting that the owners went out of their way to cater to guests in a way that made them feel like close friends.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Hotels

These hotels are in Puerto Vallarta neighborhoods other than Zona Romantica but offer a fantastic experience.

#5 – Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel

Exterior of Casa Cupula
Exterior of Casa Cupula | Photo from

⭐️ Rating: 9.0/10 |📍 Location: Amapas | 🏩 View on Expedia

Casa Cupula was the first LGBT hotel in Puerto Vallarta and has long played an important role in the gay community.

It’s in on the hills overlooking Banderas Bay with absolutely stunning views. Zona Romantica is within a 10-minute walk away, so you can easily head out for a night on the town.

Amenities include a swim-suit optional pool club, an infinity pool rooftop, an in-house restaurant, hip-gay events with erotic dancers and DJs, and the excellent Taste Restaurant. Be sure to time your trip to stay on a Sunday so you can participate in the famous Sunday brunch.

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Interior of the bedroom | Photo from

Each room is designed in a sophisticated style, with original artwork and lavish amenities.

With only 19 rooms, the atmosphere here is much more intimate than some of the larger all-inclusive gay resorts in Puerto Vallarta. You’ll undoubtedly get to know everyone there, including the friendly owners.

After many visits to PV over the years, this was my first at Casa Cupula and it certainly won’t be the last. The property is well-maintained and the rooms felt comfortable and unique, not at all cookie-cutter. The staff was incredible and called me by name. And the pool parties were fun, inclusive and diverse. loved it.

– Scott (read more reviews).

#6 Villa David

⭐️ Rating: 9.0/10 |📍 Location: El Centro 

Villa David is Puerto Vallarta’s longest-operating gay Bed and Breakfast operating since 1988, and it is one of the top gay-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta!

This gorgeous hacienda-style mansion features several rooms with daily maid service, AC, Flat-screen TV, WiFi, a safe, beach towels, and an extended continental breakfast. They also have a masseuse who will come to your room for a deep tissue or relaxing massage.

Other amenities at Villa David include a beautiful heated outdoor clothing-optional pool surrounded by lush plants, an open-concept living room and dining room, and a rooftop deck with lounge chairs and a hot tub.

This B&B is in the historic center of Puerto Vallarta, with sweeping views of downtown and the Bay of Banderas. You’ll be about 10 minutes from Zona Romantica, within easy walking distance of all gay attractions. 

Puerto Vallata gay hostel

If you’re traveling on a tight budget or a solo traveler looking for a social atmosphere, then a Puerto Vallarta hostel may be for you.

#7 Jet’s Gay Youth Hostel

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Exterior of Jet’s gay hostel | Photo: Expedia

The best Puerto Vallarta gay hostel is Jet’s gay youth hostel.

The owners combined the gay hostel concept from Berlin and the capsule bed concept from Japan, creating a fun gay hostel in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.

Each dorm room offers a comfortable and safe experience with WiFi, rain showerheads, memory foam beds, privacy curtains, outlets, lamps, and lockers by every bed.

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Dorms in the hostel | Photo: Expedia

This hotel is open for travelers aged 18-35, so it’s bound to be fun. They also run a “naked boat tour” that guests can join.

Must stay hostel in Puerto Vallarta, as a solo traveler it was amazing to come to the city and already feel like I had a group of guys to hang out with. The design of the hostel makes sure you will meet everyone in your room and have fun escapades…

– Tyler (read more reviews)

Find more gay hotels in Puerto Vallarta using the interactive map below!

Best area for LGBT travelers to stay in Puerto Vallarta

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Zona Romantica

Zona Romantica is the official gaybourhood of Puerto Vallarta.

You’ll find plenty of gay bars, gay nightclubs, trendy cocktails bars, never-ending fiestas, and Spartacus – a strictly men’s sauna. It’s also where Playa Los Muertos is, where you’ll find a gay beach.

If you want to be in the heart of the LGBTQ+ community, the Romantic Zone is the place to stay.

However, most hotels in Zona Romantica are smaller boutiques, and you’ll have to go a little further out if you want to stay in one of the all-inclusive gay resorts.

Uber is available in Puerto Vallarta, so even if you’re staying a little further out of town, you can still quickly come into town to party to your heart’s desire.

Pride week in Puerto Vallarta

The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is during pride week at the end of May. The city becomes a massive party as the LGBTQ+ community is celebrated, with parades, street parties, pool parties, and more. It’s one of the best Puerto events to take part in!

🇲🇽 Puerto Vallarta Quick Guide 🇲🇽

✈️ Airport – The Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) airport is a 20-minute ride to the city center. You can book an airport transfer here.

🏩 Hotels – The best website for booking hotels and resorts are and Expedia, which search all properties to find you the best deals. For inspiration on where to stay, head to my ultimate guide to Puerto Vallarta hotels.

🚗 Getting around – Puerto Vallarta is easy to get around by walking and Uber, but renting a car is the best way to explore the surrounding areas. Discover Cars is the best website for finding deals, which searches International and local Mexican companies.

🌊 Things to do Puerto Vallarta is a paradise for outdoor adventure! Some of the top things to do are whale watching, yacht trips, and ATV tours.

✔️ Don’t forget travel insurance! I use and love SafetyWing, which is insurance for remote workers. For shorter trips, I recommend HeyMondo – you can get 5% off by using that link.

There you have it, the best gay hotels in Puerto Vallarta!

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 Lora Pope is a travel content creator who’s been wandering solo for over a decade. She lives a nomadic lifestyle and is on a quest to visit every country in the world - always on the lookout for new adventures, hidden gems, and dogs to pet. You can follow her adventures on Explore with Lora</a or any channels below.

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