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November 24, 2023

Puerto Vallarta Named Beach Destination of the Year at the 2023 LGBTQ+ Travel Awards

Puerto Vallarta reaffirmed its position as the preferred beach tourism destination for LGBTQ+ people in Mexico and around the world, winning four awards at the 2023 LGBTQ+ Travel Awards Mexico, including Beach Destination of the Year.

Organized by National Network of LGBT Tourism Entrepreneurs (UNET), the LGBTQ+ Travel Awards Mexico recognize the best in tourism for gender-diverse travelers.

Puerto Vallarta was selected among 120 nominees from 26 cities in Mexico during the ceremony held Wednesday, November 8, in Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacán.


The four 2023 LGBTQ+ Travel Awards Mexico that Puerto Vallarta received are:


Puerto Vallarta loves its LGBTQ+ visitors. And LGBTQ+ visitors love Puerto Vallarta.  “The Friendliest City in the World” is Latin America's only destination with its own Gayborhood, located in the Romantic Zone.  In addition to the famous Los Muertos Beach—the "Gay Beach of Mexico"—, this area includes more than 70 gay-owned or gay-friendly establishments such as: hotels, restaurants, theaters, cabarets, art galleries, bars, boutiques, barbershops, spas, coffee shops, among others.

Puerto Vallarta confirms its position as a safe city for the LGBTQ+ population by hosting important national and international events that have chosen the destination to celebrate diversity, inclusion and pride in a respectful and warm environment.

Puerto Vallarta has also been included in important rankings such as "Trending Pride Destinations Year after Year" and is among the top 15 of "Airbnb's Best LGBTQ+ Destinations", in addition to national and international recognitions such as the Gay Travel Awards.


Stylishly designed and located in the heart of the Romantic Zone, Almar Luxury Resort LGBT Beach Front Experience is Puerto Vallarta's only gay luxury hotel beachfront.  Under Almar Group ownership and operation, Almar brings exclusive luxury brands and experiences to Puerto Vallarta's LGBT community.  They offer a full range of services, from Mantamar Beach Club—one of the best pool party venues in town—to their signature The TOP Sky Bar, as well as adventure tours, outdoor activities and lavish spa treatments, creating the complete experience for your gaycation.  In addition, Almar Luxury Resort is a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2022 winner.


For 32 years, Café des Artistes—a “Mexican-inspired French restaurant”—has offered an exclusive, elegant and comfortable atmosphere for everyone.  Underlying every dish is the passion and creativity of Chef Thierry Blouet to maintain a menu inspired by the flavors of Mexico, with a great dose of creativity and innovation.  With an atmosphere for every occasion, Café des Artistes is an experience for the senses: P'yote Lounge & Piano Bar, decorated with Huichol themes and other chic accents by renowned Mexican designer Cristina Covalin; the new La Troje terrace, which offers an elegant outdoor setting; the new and recently renovated interior courtyard, with fresh and elegant windows leading to the main courtyard; and the most famous area of the café: the verdant Garden for an evening under the stars, amidst works of art and natural beauty.


Located in one of the highest enclaves in Puerto Vallarta, Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences offers LGBTQ+ visitors an experience of luxury and distinction.  Each of their spacious suites and residences offers spectacular panoramic views and privacy in the exclusive Conchas Chinas area, just south of the Romantic Zone.  The hotel is also an Equality Institute LGBT+ Wedding Certified by the Gay Wedding Institute®, a leading institution in research, education and training for equal marriage worldwide, making it one of the most popular venues for LGBTQ+ weddings in Puerto Vallarta.  Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences has been awarded the prestigious Four Diamond Award and has won the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award for two years in a row.

We are honored to receive the prestigious LGBTQ+ Travel Awards Mexico presented by UNET LGBT. We are very happy with the great success of Puerto Vallarta, which has been a winner in most of the categories for which it was a nominee.

This is what Mr. Luis Antonio Villaseñor Nolasco, General Manager of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, said when he received the awards in the company of business people like the President of ACT LGBT A.C., Mr. Javier Jimenez.

Puerto Vallarta once again confirms the work that has been done on behalf of the community by being one of the friendliest, safest and most inclusive cities for the LGBTQ+ population, which has consolidated the destination as their favorite, he stated. 


As part of the 2023 LGBTQ+ Travel Awards Mexico, the State of Jalisco has also been recognized in the following categories:

· Most Admirable Project of the Year - Gay Games Guadalajara 2023

· Pueblo Magico of the Year - Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

Puerto Vallarta is once again demonstrating its leadership as a tourist destination for the LGBTQ+ population, a segment of the population that chooses it year after year to spend an extraordinary vacation in an environment of inclusion and respect.

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