Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta.

Highlights of Gay Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has many gay-friendly establishments and events. This guide for planning your visit includes recommended accommodations, nightlife, and tours, as well as advice on which beach is the place to be.

View from a hotel room of Mismaloya Beach, a crescent of white sand dotted with umbrellas.

Puerto Vallarta’s Best Beaches

Looking for the perfect beach in Puerto Vallarta? Justin Henderson suggests great all-purpose beaches with convenient access, fun amenities, and opportunities for everything from snorkeling to kayaking. He also shares the best hidden beaches, the best beaches for wildlife viewing on the Nayarit Coast, and more.

A white minivan on a well-paved two-land road that winds between rolling golden hills dotted with greenery.

Driving to Puerto Vallarta from the United States

If you’re adventurous and like going to out-of-the-way places, but you still want to have all the comforts of home, you may enjoy driving your own car or RV to Puerto Vallarta. Author Justin Henderson covers the essentials for motoring in Mexico: routes, fuel costs, car repair, insurance, and various safety tips.

Figures are silhouetted on the beach as a dramatic fiery sunset turns the sky gold to crimson to purple.

The Five-Day Best of Puerto Vallarta

For the most intimate view of Puerto Vallarta, stay in a comfortable hotel within close walking distance of the colorful Old Town sights, cafés, restaurants, and shops. Author Justin Henderson offers a five-day itinerary that features the best of this beautiful city.