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14 Best Gay-Friendly Hotels in Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town

Known for its picturesque beaches, buzzing nightlife and luxury beachfront hotels, Puerto Vallarta is an LGBTQ holiday paradise. Gay travellers flock to this idyllic Mexico destination for its accepting atmosphere, particularly in the Zona Romantica (Old Town), which has gay-friendly beaches, bars and restaurants. Quirky boutiques sit on winding cobblestone streets, while the iconic Malecon boardwalk leads to sun-kissed beaches.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve highlighted the best gay-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town. These alluring accommodations also offer inviting on-site perks, such as enticing restaurants and leisure facilities.

Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel

Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel

Located in Zona Romantica, Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel is nestled on a private hilltop retreat overlooking Banderas Bay. Chic rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffeemakers, while upgraded suites add kitchens and terraces. Stay in the Sayuri Suite for an Oceanview terrace and heated dipping pool.

Dine at the open-air Taste Restaurant or enjoy live music, happy-hour specials and poolside dining at the swimsuit-optional Pool Club, then indulge in a relaxing massage in the luxury on-site spa. At night, sign up for the Dinner & Bar Hopping Tour to explore the city’s best nightlife.

Hotel Highlights

  • The ceviche, taco and quesadilla stations at Taste Restaurant’s Sunday Gay Brunch.
  • The spa’s saltwater zen pool, Jacuzzi and steam room.
  • A 15-minute walk from Los Muertos Beach.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 783 – USD 2,106
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 129 Callejon de la Igualdad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience

Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience

Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience is an adults-only gay resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Standard Suite features a king-size bed and private Jacuzzi, while the Grand Almar Hydrobath & Terrace Suite with Full Ocean has a hydro bath and private terrace with ocean views.

Kick back in the sparkling infinity pool, lounge beds and oceanfront cabanas at Mantamar Beach Club, then wine, dine and party at the exclusive Top Sky Bar. Enjoy exhilarating water sports, such as surfing, diving and paddle boarding, then recharge with a pampering in-room massage or a visit to the spa’s relaxing sauna.

Hotel Highlights

  • The only oceanfront gay resort in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Gourmet cuisine, top-shelf cocktails and live DJs at Top Sky Bar.
  • Two kilometres from the Malecon boardwalk.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 605 – USD 1,367
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Amapas 380, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hotel Mercurio – Gay Friendly

Hotel Mercurio - Gay Friendly

Within a 10-minute walk from Los Muertos Beach, Hotel Mercurio – Gay Friendly is a tranquil oasis. Travelling on a budget? The Double Room features purified water, cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi and laundry service. For extra space, upgrade to a King Room with a king-size bed.

Swim in the pool, then refuel with food and drinks at the Pool Bar & Restaurant, which serves pizza, pasta, burgers and salad. Looking for a memorable night out? Snag tickets to Rhythms of the Night, a unique cultural show with live music, dancing, fire twirlers and contortionists.

Hotel Highlights

  • A 24-hour adults-only pool.
  • The complimentary buffet breakfast can be served to your room.
  • Comfortable and clean rooms for solo travellers and couples.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 335 – USD 397
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: C. Francisca Rodriguez 168, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pinata PV Gay Hotel

Pinata PV Gay Hotel

Pinata PV Gay Hotel sits on a cobblestone street off Highway 200, a 15-minute walk from the Malecon boardwalk. The Standard Queen Room boasts a flat-screen TV, mini fridge and daily bottled water, while the King Room adds a sitting area and the King Loft Room includes Apple TV.

Get the party started at the on-site bar or sunbathe at the clothing-optional outdoor pool, then workout in the fitness centre or sign up for outdoor excursions, such as ATV and hiking tours. Want to feel like a celebrity? Charter your own luxury yacht and sail Puerto Vallarta’s picture-perfect waters in style.

Hotel Highlights

  • Exclusive all-male gay accommodation.
  • A clothing-optional pool and hot tub.
  • Weekly social parties and bar nights.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 69 – USD 215
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Venustiano Carranza 322, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa

Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa

Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa overlooks Bahia de Banderas on Playa del Sol. Rooms feature Mexican Colonial decor, mini fridges and private balconies, while upgraded suites add kitchenettes and separate living areas. For stunning ocean views from a private balcony, stay in a Superior Oceanfront Room.

Take advantage of the full range of resort-style amenities, which includes an infinity pool and pool bar, the oceanfront Mi Pueblito restaurant and pampering spa treatments at Spa Holistic. Want to celebrate your love? Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach at La Palapa, a five-minute walk away.

Hotel Highlights

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 116 – USD 296
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Olas Altas 380, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48280 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Jet’s Gay Hostel

Jet's Gay Hostel

Jet’s Gay Hostel is the first gay hostel in Puerto Vallarta, inspired by the owner’s travels around the world. Shared rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, lockers and outlets in addition to curtains for privacy and lamps by every bed.

Mingle with fellow travellers, then explore the local vendors, restaurants and bars along the waterfront Malecon boardwalk. Want to explore more of Puerto Vallarta? Sign up for an island-hopping excursion with Vallarta Adventures to the Marietas Islands to see the famed Lover’s Beach or explore local flavours on a Tequila Tasting tour.

Hotel Highlights

  • Accommodation only for 18-35 gay travellers and students.
  • Shared accommodation ideal for budget-conscious travellers.
  • A five-minute walk from the beachfront Day Off Beach Bar & Restaurant.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 113 – USD 282
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Libertad 336, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa – Adults Only

Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa - Adults Only

Boasting a long list of 5-star amenities, Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa – Adults Only sits on the beautiful Camarones Beach. The Junior Suite Swim Out offers a king-size bed, furnished terrace and direct swim-out access to the pool, while the Master Suite Swim Out Ocean Front has an oceanfront pool, solarium and whirlpool.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the on-site dining options, which range from a five-course menu and sommelier at Caper’s to late-night bites at Coco Cafe. Enjoy your favourite cocktail poolside or on the private beach or try your luck at the on-site Casino 52. For epic sunset views, drive five minutes to El Barracuda beach bar.

Hotel Highlights

  • Casino 52’s slot machines, electronic Roulette and sports bar.
  • An open-air theatre with live events, shows and themed party nights.
  • Multiple on-site dining options, including French cuisine at Bordeaux and Mediterranean dishes at Castaways.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 811 – USD 3,756
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: David Alfaro Siqueiros No. 164 Col. Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Las Palmas by the Sea

Las Palmas by the Sea

Las Palmas by the Sea is an all-inclusive beachfront hotel in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Hotel Zone. Enjoy stunning sunset views from your private balcony or terrace in the Ocean View Room with Balcony or upgrade to the Golden Ocean View Room with Balcony for “golden package” perks, such as premium drinks and food.

Relax on a plush lounge chair at the adults-only pool, then order a margarita or pina colada at the poolside bar or enjoy the international cuisine at Guacamajazz. Finish your day with a massage at the on-site spa, watch one of the nightly live shows or walk five minutes to the Strana nightclub.

Hotel Highlights

  • Has recreational activities, such as aquatic volleyball, beach soccer and kayaking.
  • Nightly entertainment, including a themed Mexican Night and Michael Jackson Show.
  • The spa’s aromatherapy, deep-tissue and hot stone massages.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 105 – USD 419
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Blvd Fco Medina Ascencio Km 2 5 Zona Hotelera Norte, Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Steps from El Salado beach, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa offers luxurious rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, mini bars and balconies with ocean views. Upgraded rooms add separate living areas, while the opulent Presidential Suite boasts an oversized balcony with Banderas Bay views and a private whirlpool tub.

Savour the full resort experience at the sparkling infinity pool and adults-only pool, then enjoy Mexican favourites at La Estancia, sushi at Mikado or lobster tacos at Las Casitas. Need some pampering? Get spoiled at Ohtli Spa with a couples’ massage, facial or aromatherapy treatment. 

Hotel Highlights

  • More than 180 tequilas and 12 kinds of draft beer at Ceviche & Tequila Bar.
  • The latest games streamed on the big screens at Champions Sports Bar.
  • Located next to Marina Vallarta Golf Club.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 355 – USD 606
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Paseo La Marina Norte 435, Marina Vallarta, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

San Marino Vallarta Centro Beach Front

San Marino Vallarta Centro Beach Front

HotelsCombined visitors love the location of San Marino Vallarta Centro Beach Front, which is a short walk from Los Muertos beach and the Malecon boardwalk. The laid-back hotel boasts simple rooms with king-size beds, cable TVs and air-conditioning, while upgraded rooms add flat-screen TVs and private balconies.

Savour the Mexican sunshine from the plush chaise lounges at the outdoor pool or pull up a chair at the beach. Enjoy Mexican and international favourites at the buffet restaurant El Galeon before kayaking and bodyboarding. Looking for nightlife? You’re within walking distance from some of the area’s top gay bars and clubs, including Anonimo and La Noche.

Hotel Highlights

  • The private balcony with mountain and city views in the Superior Room.
  • A sparkling pool with towel service and chaise loungers.
  • In-room massages available.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 193 – USD 432
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: Rodolfo Gomez N 111 Col Emiliano Zapata Olas Alta, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Costa Sur Resort & Spa

Costa Sur Resort & Spa

Treat yourself to the 5-star amenities at Costa Sur Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort with stunning Banderas Bay views. Stay in the Ocean Front Studio for a full kitchen and balcony or terrace or upgrade to a Master Suite for a separate living and dining area.

Enjoy seafood dishes and Mexican favourites at La Cascada Restaurant or freshly-made ceviche at Seahorse Snack Bar, then sip cocktails at Barefoot Bar. Visiting for the annual Puerto Vallarta Pride event? Book the Pride package for Honeymoon Suite accommodation on an adults-only floor, a complimentary couple’s massage and a bottle of wine.

Hotel Highlights

  • An on-site spa with 50-minute Swedish massages.
  • An outdoor pool and private beach area.
  • Themed Italian, Surf and Turf and Mexican Fiesta dinners at Costa Sur.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 166 – USD 1,125
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: Carretera a Barra de Navidad km 4.5, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Villa Divina Luxury

Villa Divina Luxury

A boutique hotel with only seven rooms, Villa Divina Luxury is an oasis in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Rooms feature their own lounge areas, Satellite TV and coffee makers. Looking to splurge? Enjoy the private balcony, infinity pool, separate living area and kitchen in the two-bedroom Penthouse.

Cool off in the outdoor pool or relax in the Jacuzzi, then enjoy a cold beverage on the outdoor terrace. The in-house food service provides succulent dinners prepared by a chef, while the spacious kitchen gives you the option to cook for yourself.

Hotel Highlights

  • All rooms have access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Satellite TV and Netflix.
  • An in-house food service with chef-prepared dinners.
  • Full concierge services available, including 24-hour security.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 347 – USD 980
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Paseo de Las Conchas Chinas, Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea

Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea

Sitting on the alluring shoreline of Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea is the first gay and lesbian beachfront resort in Puerto Vallarta. Bright and spacious rooms feature water views, flat-screen TVs and balconies, while upgraded suites add kitchenettes and living rooms.

After a long day of sightseeing, return to the hotel’s on-site spa for a day of relaxation. Its spa services list includes one-hour Swedish massages, reflexology and Sea Salt Scrubs. Kick back at the rooftop pool, which features plush loungers, or visit the gay bars and nightclubs nearby.

Hotel Highlights

  • An on-site restaurant and bar with Los Muertos beach views.
  • The ocean view, king-size bed and private balcony in the Ocean Front Suite.
  • A one-minute walk from Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 149 – USD 448
Guest Rating: 7.1
Address: 4 Malecon Y Almendro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hotel Posada De Roger

Hotel Posada De Roger

Boasting traditional Mexican architecture, Hotel Posada De Roger offers colourful rooms with Mexican-style decor. Standard rooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, while upgraded Double Rooms add two double-size beds.

Enjoy the on-site pool and roof terrace surrounded by tropical foliage, then prepare a meal in the communal kitchen or walk to one of the local markets selling local produce. Connected to the hotel is Fredy’s Tucan, which offers both American and Mexican specialties.

Hotel Highlights

  • An outdoor pool and roof terrace with lawn chairs and umbrellas.
  • Near popular shopping areas.
  • Budget-friendly room options 800 metres from Los Muertos Beach.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 88 – USD 149
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Basilio Badillo 237 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Discover a Tropical Oasis in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is an iconic coastal resort getaway with beautiful beaches, fine-dining restaurants, boutique shopping and world-class nightlife. Located in Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant and entertaining Old Town, these top gay-friendly hotels keep you close to nightlife and beaches and typically have gourmet restaurants, lavish day spas and beachfront rooms and suites. 

Where will you stay in Puerto Vallarta for your next holiday? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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