The best gay-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta

The best gay-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta

When it comes to gorgeous gay getaways, it’s hard to beat the Bohemian allure of Puerto Vallarta—Mexico’s time-honoured gay beach capital. With its charming downtown gayborhood (the Zona Romantica), a rich cultural heritage abounding in natural wonders, and dazzling cerulean waters flanked by lush rolling hillsides, Puerto Vallarta delivers all the trappings of a sultry coastal vacation. With this gay tropical paradise on your radar, all that’s left to do is choose your ideal accommodation. From a buzzing, all-male gay boutique to a jungle hideaway overlooking an 85-acre nature reserve, here are the best gay-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta to help you book the ideal escape.

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As the city’s first gay hotel, Casa Cupula has long played an influential role in the Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ community

Casa Cupula

Casa Cupula rightfully tops most lists of where to stay in gay Puerto Vallarta. As the city’s first gay hotel, Casa Cupula has long played an influential role in the Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ community. Come for the hip gay events and swim-suit optional pool club—stay for the sophisticated design and award-winning style. Original artwork and contemporary interior design are unique to each room, all of which are appointed with lavish amenities like oversized towels and 400+ thread count sateen sheets. Don’t miss the Sunday Brunch, a perennial gay Puerto Vallarta thing to do.

Photo: Chris Mcqueen

Photo: Chris Mcqueen

Casa Kimberly

Immerse yourself in the extravagant celebrity lifestyle with a stay at Casa Kimberly, an ultra-luxe nine-suite boutique housed in the former homes of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It’s no secret that the beloved 1960s film The Night of the Iguana—and the passionate Elizabeth Taylor – Richard Burton love story that followed—catapulted Puerto Vallarta from a sleepy fishing village to sought-out paradisiacal getaway. Notable winks to the Burtons feature heavily throughout the massive villa, from the unmissable portrait of Taylor to the restored Puente del Amor (a bridge connecting the two houses and which the couple often used to secretly rendezvous during their long-standing affair.) Practically speaking, everything about Casa Kimberly screams stylish opulence. Think glittering Banderas Bay views, indulgent private Jacuzzi tubs, and a chandelier-laden open-air restaurant. For a real treat, opt for the Elizabeth Taylor Suite, once the actresses’ personal quarters.

Casa Kimberly

Casa Kimberly

Piñata PV Gay Hotel

Just 500 meters from action-packed Los Muertos Beach—and in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s thrumming gayborhood—Piñata PV Gay Hotel is for those discerning travellers after an all-male boutique hotel experience. Rooms feel decidedly trendy, with exposed brick and designer artwork adorning the spaces. The clothing-optional pool and hot tub are open 24-hours, a perfect respite before or after a hedonistic evening spent checking out the gay Puerto Vallarta nightlife scene. Regular evening social events and a buzzing bar make this an ideal place to meet and mingle with other discerning gay travellers.

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Verdant botanical gardens, swaying palms, and quaint koi ponds punctuate the impeccably landscaped grounds, while the scintillating pool and swim-up Aqua Bar provide a refreshing escape from the intense Mexican sun

Casa Velas

Casa Velas

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Casa Velas

Casa Velas is an adults-only, all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta boutique hotel nestled inside the peaceful Marina Vallarta Golf Club. Verdant botanical gardens, swaying palms, and quaint koi ponds punctuate the impeccably landscaped grounds, while the scintillating pool and swim-up Aqua Bar provide a refreshing escape from the intense Mexican sun. In terms of aesthetics, expect upscale takes on traditional Mexican decor, including fabulous statues by Mexican sculptor Sergio Bustamante. Casa Vela’s Four Diamond-rated restaurant Emiliano is the go-to when hunger strikes; the restaurant specializes in gourmet Mexican cuisine elevated by vibrant local spices and fresh regional ingredients.

Casa Velas

Casa Velas

Casa Velas

Casa Velas

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

While many of the best hotels in Puerto Vallarta are nestled in the hilltops, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a sleek beachfront option for those who prefer to keep their toes burrowed deep in the sand. It’s all-inclusive and family-friendly, so expect to hear the laughter of little ones from the kids’ pool. But if you don’t mind travellers of all ages, then you’ll love the powdery white sand of Nuevo Vallarta Beach, the multi-tier infinity pool, and the AAA Five Diamond-rated services and amenities. 

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Casa de Mita

Part serene fishing town, part affluent resort destination, Punta de Mita is somewhat of a contradiction. This sun-dappled town is not necessarily a hidden gem, but it certainly does feel like one. And with the cosmopolitan highlights of Puerto Vallarta just around the bend, Punta de Mita makes an ideal base for those seeking the utmost in secluded romance and lavish accommodation. Of the high-end resorts in Punta de Mita, none shine quite like Casa de Mita. Though unassuming from the outside, this extravagant all-inclusive beachfront boutique exudes pure luxury on the inside. Each of the eight rooms makes use of bespoke Mexican design elements like colourful hand-painted tiles and custom-crafted wood furniture. Dine on contemporary Mexican cuisine, daily-caught lobster, and top-shelf cocktails, then end the evening with a nightcap at the wonderfully decadent self-serve tequila lounge. A glimmering pool with swim-up bar and striking beachfront views round out this next-level gay Puerto Vallarta vacation.

Casa de Mita

Casa de Mita

Casa de Mita

Casa de Mita

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Though unassuming from the outside, this extravagant all-inclusive beachfront boutique exudes pure luxury on the inside

Hotel Mousai

Hotel Mousai is Puerto Vallarta’s only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort, an oasis of luxury overlooking a verdant 85-acre jungle preserve. The design-forward hotel is creative without ever sacrificing five-star comforts—minimalist decor, bold colours and textures, and private jacuzzi-appointed balconies all feel flirtatiously sophisticated. But for the real showstopper, make a beeline for the rooftop pool and its uninterrupted coastal views. The all-inclusive plan is a smart way to enjoy all eight on-site bars and restaurants without worrying about racking up a tab.

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

With locations in Cabo and Puerto Vallarta—and two more outposts set to open their doors in Cancun and the Riviera Maya—the name Garza Blanca Resort & Spa is now synonymous with refined style and indulgence. Tucked away in a jungle mountain preserve, this Puerto Vallarta hotel features two infinity pools, a range of contemporary dining options and spacious, extravagant suites. While away an afternoon on your private hammock while dozing to the gentle lapping of the Banderas Bay, or hit the nature trails for an opportunity to encounter fascinating jungle creatures. An optional all-inclusive package makes it easy to never leave the property, though, should you feel ambitious, many of the most prized Puerto Vallarta attractions are just a stone’s throw away.

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Many Puerto Vallarta hotels feature glittering ocean views, but Grand Miramar’s unrivalled location in Conchas Chinas takes the prize for the highest lookout point to Banderas Bay

Marigalante Pirate Boat | Photo: Alonso Reyes

Marigalante Pirate Boat | Photo: Alonso Reyes

Grand Miramar

Many Puerto Vallarta hotels feature glittering ocean views, but Grand Miramar’s unrivalled location in Conchas Chinas takes the prize for the highest lookout point to Banderas Bay. Soak in panoramic views of the entire bay while sipping the imbibement of your choice at the swanky rooftop bar. Or, cool off in any one of the three refreshing infinity pools. Suites are appointed with kitchenettes and stovetops, but with four sumptuous restaurants and bars on the property, you’ll likely prefer to save all that cooking and cleaning for when you’re back home.

Grand Miramar

Grand Miramar

Grand Miramar

Grand Miramar

Pinnacle Resorts 220

The last property to make our list of the best hotels in Puerto Vallarta is Pinnacle Resorts 220, a unique condo boutique offering one- to three-bedroom suites, along with a two-bedroom, two-story loft townhouse. Its ideal location in the heart of the Zona Romantica means you’re only steps away from the best gay Puerto Vallarta things to do. Each condo is individually owned, but all enjoy the use of a rooftop infinity pool complete with boozy swim-up bar and jaw-dropping 360-degree views.

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