Mexico’s Premiere LGBT Destination Showcased at World Pride 2014
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board brought a touch of Mexican folklore to the World Pride 2014 celebrations taking place across Toronto. On June 29, Puerto Vallarta's Noche Feliz took place in the offices of leading LGBT Tour Operator Rainbow High Vacations with an hour-long concert by local Mariachi group Viva Mexico Mariachi , go-go dancers and Mexican dishes by Santo Pecado Catering which created Puerto Vallarta inspired dishes for the event. Pairings and tastings were also done with El Jimador Tequila cocktails.
Those in attendance were able to register to win trips to Puerto Vallarta's top gay-friendly hotels, including Casa Cupula , Costa Sur , Grand Miramar resort & Spa , Marriott CasaMagna , Villa Mercedes or Velas Vallarta , a tour for two with Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Tours with an Outdoor Adventure o Hidden Mexico activity with Vallarta Adventure and a dolphin experience with Dolphin Discovery .
On Saturday, June 28, Puerto Vallarta was also featured in World Pride's International Travel Showcase where the tourism board distributed information on the diverse offerings the destination has to offer guests.
Puerto Vallarta made its debut as a tourism destination in the 1960s when celebrity visits by Elizabeth Taylor and Tennessee Williams launched the destination into the eye of international media, and has since developed into the country’s leading LGBT destination.
One of the few locations in Latin America that can claim to have a gay village, Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romantica , is home to almost a 100 LGBT-owned or cater to the LGBT traveler, including beaches, tours, activities and restaurants bars and clubs to choose from. LGBT travelers have the option of choosing from gay friendly resorts, hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and guest houses.
A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Puerto Vallarta has been a preferred LGBT friendly destination in the Americas for over 60 years and has an infrastructure that is frequently included on leading media as gay friendly destination lists. Puerto Vallarta also actively supports GLAAD, HMI and the GMHC.