VALLARTA PRIDE May 22-26, 2014

VALLARTA PRIDE MAY 22-26, 2014

Puerto Vallarta is ready for its annual LGBT event “Vallarta Pride,” scheduled this year for May 22 to 26, 2014. Increasing the one 3-day weekend event into a week-long cultural celebration of Puerto Vallarta and its international population including music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitment ceremony and activities in participating bars and clubs.

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505109_600x600New this years will be PINK&PROUD Women’s Party, a women´s only event, which aims to celebrate, promote and strengthen the identity of the lesbian community in Puerto Vallarta. Taking place on Friday, May 23rd starting at 10 pm at El Arrayán Restaurant owned by Carmen Porras and Claudia Victoria, will welcome both local women and visitors with live  music by LIVE DJane NatCate DJane Serena Lazcano, and Drag Kings “Boi Job” from Vancouver, Canada and local Go Go dancers.

435339_600x600Taking advantage of the October 31 passing of civil unions by the state of Jalisco, where Puerto Vallarta, this year’s commitment ceremonies may also be registered for legal purposes.

Ceremonia15-700x522Puerto Vallarta offers an LGBT inclusive atmosphere in is Romantic Zone area which is home to many businesses that are LGBT-owned and/or target the consumer, 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.

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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, including TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, Out Traveler, Passport Magazine, gay.com and is the only Mexican destination on the Huffington Post Gay Voice’s Top 10 LGBT Honeymoon Destinations.

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435351_600x600Puerto Vallarta will also be hosting the International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo from June 12-14, 2014 with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA. Over 400 international, Mexican and local business who are interested in targeting the LGBT market are expected to gather during the three-day B2B trade show and networking events, including representatives from airlines, hotels, tourism offices, tour operators, travel agents, international media, international organizations and governmental offices.

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For a list of events, click here.

For Puerto Vallarta’s LGBT destination brochure, please click here.

Win a trip to Puerto Vallarta! Register here.

Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at www.visitpuertovallarta.com.

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