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Puerto Vallarta: Gay Travel Approved

Puerto Vallarta has long been a celebrated vacation destination for the LGBT community in Mexico. Now, Puerto Vallarta has been honored as the first city in Mexico to be granted Gay Travel Approved status by

Gay Travel Approved is's seal of excellence, awarded to select travel partners around the world that have shown themselves to be deserving of recognition from the LGBT community.

"With more than 20 years of history as the go-to resource for memorable, lifetime travel experiences, a seal of approval from carries significant weight," said CEO Steve Rohrlick. "In fact, in a survey, nine out of 10 gay travelers said that it would be very important for them to know a destination is 'Gay Travel Approved.' Being 'Gay Travel Approved' lets the world know that's team of experts and editors, along with feedback from our discerning followers, have given a travel partner the distinction of having that je ne sais quoi that LGBT travelers appreciate. Puerto Vallarta has long been a favorite LGBT destination, and GayTravel's Celebrity Gurus have experienced the warmth of the people and the inclusiveness of the culture firsthand."

The Gay Travel Approved moniker is not handed out lightly. First, recipients must be nominated and offer something special and unique to the travel experience—whether it's the good energy that is palpable, the sense of inclusiveness, the feeling of well-being when you are there—those things that make an impression and carry forward with you, wherever your journey takes you.

"Having worked closely with the team, I know personally how passionate they are about ensuring that the destinations and properties they recommend are safe, welcoming and top quality," said Gustavo Rivas-Solis, Director of U.S. and Canada Campaign, Latitude. "Because of this, we are deeply honored that Puerto Vallarta is the first city in Mexico to receive Gay Travel Approved status."

Click here for more information on Gay Travel Approved destinations.

For additional information on Puerto Vallarta, download the Vallarta Pride press kit.

Photo courtesy of Vallarta Pride.


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