Online since 1998, Discovery Vallarta is Puerto Vallarta's oldest & most comprehensive gay and lesbian vacation directory with details and travel tips on where to eat, stay, relax and play and plenty of what's happening in Vallarta.
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The Puerto Vallarta gay travel and rental guide presents extensive info about nightlife, beaches, excursions and shopping, relaxing tropical getaways and dozens of superb restaurants for dining out.
Browse affordable apartments and condos for rent, many of which are beach-front with spectacular sunset and ocean views, including El Dorado, Playa Bonita, popular La Palapa, Vista del Sol, and the new Molino de Agua with its luxurious three-bedroom units. The Molino's beach-front and penthouse condominiums have particularly fabulous and lovely views of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas (Flags) Bay.
Read up on the gay beach, which for well over 25 years has been largely known simply as the Blue Chairs, the popular beachfront restaurant, bar and resort located near the southern end of Playa Los Muertos, the principal beach in town. Over the years the gay beach has grown to include a good portion of the Green Chairs or Ritmos cafe next door, and close by, the more upscale and recently totally remodeled gay-owned Sapphire Ocean Club with its dipping pool, comfortable lounge chairs, national and international drinks, and breakfast and lunch menus from internationally-experienced chef Michel Pascal Ferrari. The fourth and newest addition to the line-up, Mantamar Beach Club, a bit further to the south, has a very popular hot pool scene as well as gourmet lunch and dinner service, under its enormous thatched palapa, by the world-renowned chef and owner of Cafe des Artistes, Thierry Blouet. Both of these newer beachfront places are located practically adjacent to the traditional Blue and Green Chairs.
Discovery Vallarta also has detailed info on local art galleries, which include such well-known and gay-owned galleries as Contempo Galeria and Muy Guapo Vallarta in Old Town; as well as the Galeria Corsica, Omar Alonso, Sergio Bustamante, and The Loft Galeria in downtown, all within several blocks of the lovely mile-long Malecon. Also noted are individual artists and their studios, the popular annual Art Walk, the South Side Shuffle, and the Xiutla Folkloric Dance troupe who perform regularly in Cardenas Park during the winter months.
You can also learn about local charities and non-profit organizations, gay tours and cruises, tourist information and the weather, local services, gyms and health spas, as well as the splendid Malecon boardwalk with its many performers and public sculptures and statues.
Review the bustling gay nightlife which is full of exciting discos, Mexican cantinas, clubs, strip joints and lounges such as La Noche, Apaches martini bar, La Margarita, piano bar Garbo, popular nightclubs Paco's Ranch and CC Slaughters, and fun cabaret show bar The Palm. If you're in town with some straight friends or want a change of scene, there's also an extensive listing of straight nightclubs, sports and karaoke bars in town (e.g. La Santa, Mandala, Strana, Zoo, La Vaquita and dozens of others) in this handy on-line resource.
As an online source for the gay and lesbian community in Vallarta since 1998, you can read up on a wide variety of exciting activities and things to see and do such as: horseback riding; bird and whale watching; private tours of some of the city's most beautiful villas and homes; Bay cruises; the famed Botanical Gardens; sailing and fishing; walking tours of the city; and of course annual fun Puerto Vallarta gay events and festivities.
Presenting valuable advice and travel tips to assist the vacationer with their plans and help decide on where to shop, relax, play, socialize, dine and stay.