Daylife, Tours & Activities

Gay Tour Calendar

You'll find plenty of ways to wait out the daytime until your next trip to the bars and discos.  During the daytime you might be inspired to do some shopping or browse through the many art galleries in Vallarta.  We have dedicated separate pages for those, so we won't repeat much about those ideas here.  Vallarta has many options for relaxation during the day including our gay beaches and many organized gay cruises and tours.  Unless your accommodations have satellite TV, the half dozen channels that are in English on the cable system here just might not do!  So, what else is there after TV in the daytime?  Part of the reason to visit the tropics is to enjoy the outdoor life that our climate makes possible.

Gay Beach

It's usually called the blue chairs, which really is one beach restaurant's section of this special beach on the southside of Puerto Vallarta.  Los Muertos is the busiest beach area in Vallarta, and one section of it is very gay: around the beach concession commonly known as the blue chairs.  Spread out under little palapa (thatched) umbrellas are literally blue beach chairs, where our kind of people tend to hang out.  So many, in fact, that the gay beach area always included the green chairs of the Ritmos Cafe concession area too, immediately south of the blue chairs.

The gay beach continues to expand. A short way further north is Sapphire Ocean Club, a small gay owned beach club with very classy service and great food.

In these beach clubs you'll find hundreds of gay men and women sitting under the palapas or on towels nearer the surf line, soaking up the hot Mexican sun and socializing with gays from all over the world. 

Once at the beach you'll immediately come in contact with the many beach vendors, who are licensed and very territorial.   There are various things being sold, all by differing vendors, since there are separate licenses for each kind of item.  You'll be offered fruit, ice cream, fresh pies, newspapers, silver jewelry, clothing items, tickets to cruises and tours, Mexican blankets, and many more items.  This is the place to bargain, you should never pay the asking price, although even with great bargaining skills you won't get as good a price here as when you shop for these items away from the beach.  After a while it can get irritating to some, because these vendors keep coming around.  Our recommendation is to stay relaxed and get used to saying politely (but firmly) "no, gracias" and don't let it bother you.

The beach is easy to find, it is less than a quarter mile south of the pier located at the foot of Francisca Rodriguez Street.  The blue and green chairs are marked on our map (see map).  In case your gaydar isn't working when you get there and you need help finding the place, the Blue Chairs flies a rainbow flag on top of their restaurant building.  If taking a taxi to the beach it is best to tell the driver "Blue Chairs - Los Muertos."


Arte Vallarta Museo

Arte Vallarta Museo

A non profit, bilingual art center dedicated to expanding the local and international knowledge of Contemporary and Historical Arts and Culture in puerto Vallarta.

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Attractions

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Botanical Gardens PV

Botanical Gardens PV

Vallarta Botanical Gardens opened its gates in 2004. Since then it has grown to become one of Puerto Vallarta's most fabulous “must see” tourist attractions. The Gardens hours are, 9am-6pm. 7 days/wk. From Dec. through Mar. (Except Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st.). Apr. through Nov. Open 6 days/wk (closed Mondays). December through March visit for the Early “Bird” Opening. Thursdays at 8am, Daily Guided Tour 1pm.

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Tile Park PV

Tile Park PV

Natasha Moraga and Mosayko Vallarta are one of the most recognized names in the Puerto Vallarta Art Community with her signature mosaic style. She has just begun her dream project with her brother Daniel Moraga, creating another internationally recognized icon in Puerto Vallarta: El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV.

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Puerto Vallarta Zoo

Puerto Vallarta Zoo

Located in Mismaloya, Zoologico de Vallarta is surrounded by lush jungle vegetation in one of Puerto Vallarta's most exotic zones. This naturally tropical environment provides the perfect setting for the zoo's more than 400 mammal, bird and reptile inhabitants.

Beach Clubs

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These beach clubs on Playa Los Muertos are gay owned or cater to the gay audience.

Blue Chairs Beach Club

Blue Chairs Beach Club

"The Beach Club" is a very popular beach club, where people from all over the world meet to meet new friends and enjoy delicious meals at a reasonable cost, with excellent Mexican food, fresh seafood, meats and snacks. **Open to the public from 7am to 8pm following all protocol.**

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Del Mar Yelapa

Del Mar Yelapa

Beach Club in Yelapa, Jalisco.

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Mantamar Beach Club

Mantamar Beach Club

located beachfront at Almar Resort Luxury All Suites & Spa.

Ritmos Beach Cafe

Ritmos Beach Cafe

Also known as "Green Chairs" is a friendly beachfront restaurant on the famous "Los Muertos Beach" with palapas, food, music, and Dj.

Sapphire Ocean Club

Sapphire Ocean Club

Featuring the finest amenities including a swimming pool, comfortable lounge chairs and cabañas, towel service, national and international drinks, and fabulous breakfast and lunch menus from an internationally experienced chef.

Day Tours

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There are several tour companies and cruises to choose from if you're interested in getting off that beach and doing something else. With the beauty out there that is Banderas Bay, the most common type of tour is a gay cruise. You can also choose horseback riding tours and shopping tours. All tours listed here are for the gay community. There are countless others (straight tours) that we don't detail here.

Estigo

Estigo

Estigo is a gay owned and operated tour group that offers organized tours and Adventures in Puerto Vallarta including ATV Tours, Zip Lining, Private Boat Tours, Horseback Riding, Sailing and more.

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Gays Off The Grid PV

Gays Off The Grid PV

Private tours of world famous Hidden Beach on Marieta Islands! Snorkel, sightsee, snacks, drinks. Flexible itineraries & fully customizable tours.

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IFC Home Tours

IFC Home Tours

The Luxury Home Tour is approximately 3 hours (10:30 to 1:30) Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the winter season. The Tour benefits the IFC and it's programs including the ongoing Cleft Palate Program providing surgery and care for children and young adults.

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Malecon Sculpture Tour

Malecon Sculpture Tour

Spend a pleasant morning walking Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon while learning about the many bronze sculptures located along the waterfront. Tour during High season only.

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Ocean Friendly Tours

Ocean Friendly Tours

Tours with Ocean Friendly are an experience out of a National Geographic Special, with an informed, enthusiastic, guide who is able to explain what is going on in English vividly and clearly.

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Puerto Vallarta Walking Adventures

Puerto Vallarta Walking Adventures

Offering walking adventures in the greater Puerto Vallarta area where every step is an invitation to discover the genuine essence of Mexico.

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Rancho Rider Horse Back Tour

Rancho Rider Horse Back Tour

Take a stroll through the mountains of Puerto Vallarta on some of the friendliest horses you will ever meet.

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Wet & Wild Gay Cruise

Wet & Wild Gay Cruise

Every Wednesday (during season) and Saturdays come on board the Wet and Wild Gay Cruise leaving from Los Muertos Pier at 12pm.

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Curiel Xperience

Curiel Xperience

Curiel, one of your favorite bartenders from Reinas Bar is now Guiding you on adventures to see Puerto Vallarta’s Beauty. Contact him for private Hikes.

Drag Race Jetski PV

Drag Race Jetski PV

Jet ski tours around the Bay of Banderas.

Jet's Private Boat Tours

Jet's Private Boat Tours

Boat Tours personalized just for you! With gay local tour guides. Perfect for couples. Groups or events. Boats of all sizes. Leaving daily” 4-5 hours.

PV Delice Party Cruice

PV Delice Party Cruice

A cruse unlike anything else you have experience in Puerto Vallarta.

Tamale's Tour

Tamale's Tour

"Discover a new day-tour like no other. From start to finish, and top to bottom, you'll feel the Tamale difference."

Vallarta 101

Vallarta 101

Take a stroll around town and learn about the culture, food, music, people and useful information.

Vallarta Eats Food Tours

Vallarta Eats Food Tours

Join Vallarta Eats Food Tours as they skip the usual tourist restaurants and head for the best off-the-beaten-path eateries in Vallarta. Eat with locals as they fill your plates with fresh, mouthwatering fare from the real Mexico. Let them treat you to a little taste of culture and a whole lot of fun. Come hungry!

Event Organizers

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Organizers of gay circuit parties, package vacations, themed events and cruises that come to PV. Also events from the greater community of interest to gay tourists.

Atlantis Events Puerto Vallarta

Atlantis Events Puerto Vallarta

The biggest party in the West starts in sunny San Diego as they sail to Mexico’s best beaches, or party and enjoy a week of activities at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Beef Dip

Beef Dip

Steve Buczek's Annual Leather & Bear Week BeefDip!

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Int. Fireworks Festival

Int. Fireworks Festival

Puerto Vallarta will host the second edition of the Festival of pyrotechnic LuminiaFest 2017 at Malecón del Centro. Free entrance.

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International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta

International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta

The best of queer/LGBTTTI movies worldwide as part of the International Festival of cinema in Puerto Vallarta. March 16 - 22 2019.

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Mardi Gras Puerto Vallarta

Mardi Gras Puerto Vallarta

The glitter and glow of the Mardi Gras season has officially begun.

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Mexico Event Design

Mexico Event Design

"Your Go-To Gay Guys for Events in Vallarta" -- They design same-sex destination weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and more! Bring your love to Mexico and celebrate with family and friends!

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Nuestro Orgullo PV

Nuestro Orgullo PV

An LGBTQ+ pride festival in Puerto Vallarta created by the community for the community. Beyond the parties, show our pride in what we are and what represents us. Nuestro Orgullo (our pride)

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Olivia Vacations

Olivia Vacations

Olivia and R Family Vacations have teamed up to produce their LGBT Family & Friends Hard Rock Vallarta Resort in Mexico’s most LGBT-friendly city, Puerto Vallarta!

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Pink & Proud

Pink & Proud

PINK & PROUD Exclusive Womxn-Only Parties in Puerto Vallarta! Because girls celebrate PRIDE too!

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Puerto Vallarta Virtual Pride Week

Puerto Vallarta Virtual Pride Week

This June 8-14, 2020 Puerto Vallarta’s favourite LGBTQ, Allies & their businesses will be coming to you LIVE, with all your favourite LGBTQ bars, restaurants, hotels and performers sharing their local flair with YOU! This is NOT an OFFICIAL Vallarta Pride event, but please tune in! Puerto Vallarta Pride celebrations has always meant to come together, enjoy, indulge and catch a ton of great events.

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Rainbow Race

Rainbow Race

The Race aims to promote active and healthy lifestyles in the population from outdoor physical activity, particularly running and make visible the LGBTTTIQA + movement in the fight against discrimination and violence, as well as promote equality, normalization and recognition of the human rights of the community.

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Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

"Following the trend of other influential fine dining destinations around the world, Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group established Restaurant Week in 2005 through an annual festival that takes place every year."

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Silent Disco Fabulous Drag Walk

Silent Disco Fabulous Drag Walk

ONE WALK ONLY Come dance with us and show your pride. It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on! Por Vallarta101 111 seguidores

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South Side Shuffle

South Side Shuffle

Come on down to the BEST street in town and enjoy an evening of music, drinks and the best shopping around. Now in its 6th season.

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Super Vallarta Drag Fest

Super Vallarta Drag Fest

Super vallarta Drag fest is an event whose purpose is to highlight the local talent of Puerto Vallarta to already consolidated drags, drags from the Mexican Republic, foreigners, as well as new talent babys drags, so attendees can enjoy a wide variety of shows , workshops, exhibitions, contests, and more.

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TropicaleVallarta

TropicaleVallarta

Your Favorite Promoters LLC- Mishelle Havinfun, Madison the Promoter, and Ladies Touch Travel present: Tropicale Puerto Vallarta a LGBTQ Women's + All-Inclusive Vacation October 25-31, 2021 at Hilton/Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta, MX

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Vallarta Pride

Vallarta Pride

Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Gay Pride celebration.

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WP PuertoVallarta

WP PuertoVallarta

Jeffrey Sanker presents is bringing the White Parties to Puerto Vallarta!

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What A Drag

What A Drag

Straight men standing up against domestic violence. Casa Esperanza women's shelter-Fundraiser. A home for victims of domestic violence. For more information: compassionforthefamily.com

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BearadiseMX

BearadiseMX

Enjoy all-inclusive events and specialty parties produced by Bearadise. Live it up at monthly clothing-optional daytime beach parties & pool parties designed by bears for bears, cubs, otters, daddies and their admirers. Get frisky at nighttime events in the hottest clubs and bars with the sexiest DJs and guest stars. Bearadise provides everything a bear could want for a growling good time in Puerto Vallarta, the #1 Bear Destination in Latin America.

Festival Gourmet International

Festival Gourmet International

20th annual Gourmet Festival. Passion, devotion and enjoyment – that is culinary art at its very best. Experience it in Puerto Vallarta from November 13th to the 23rd, 2014, at high-class events in the settings of our Festival partner hotels, restaurants and event locations. Over thirty star-crowned guest chefs of the international gourmet scene from all over the world will be there to pamper you along with the chefs from the exclusive local hotels and restaurants.

Vallarta Bear Weekend

Vallarta Bear Weekend

Announcing Vallarta Bear Weekend 2019 "We are a new concept of naughty parties not only for the bear community, but also for cubs, otters and admires in Puerto Vallarta created by locals."

Schools and Classes

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Gaby's Rest. Mexican Cooking Classes

Gaby's Rest. Mexican Cooking Classes

Live the experience of the cooking classes with chef Julio Cesar Castillon Perez. Reservations require!

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Piano Lessons with Salvatore Rodriguez

Piano Lessons with Salvatore Rodriguez

Learn how to play piano with Salvatore Rodriguez.