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Pride Vallarta 2013, Puerto Vallarta’s gay pride, is set to sizzle - GTH
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Pride Vallarta 2013, Puerto Vallarta’s gay pride, is set to sizzle

 

Vallarta’s majestic beauty lies in the marriage of mountain, jungle, and sea to the arts, culture, and heritage. © 2012 GTH & Nathan DePetris

Vallarta’s majestic beauty lies in the marriage of mountain, jungle, and sea to the arts, culture, and heritage. © GTH & Nathan DePetris

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s paradise on the Pacific, announces the details of Pride Vallarta 2013. The three day weekend event, May 24th through 26th, offers up a bevy of gay Pride celebrations and activities. Events will start with a cocktail kick-off at Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Cupula Hotel Boutique and continue for three days, celebrating gay culture and Puerto Vallarta’s welcoming community with music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitment ceremony and activities in participating bars and clubs.

A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Puerto Vallarta has been a preferred gay welcoming 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.

Puerto Vallarta offers an inclusive atmosphere in is Romantic Zone area, home to many businesses that are gay-owned. Businesses include beach cantinas, tour companies, and restaurants, bars and clubs. Gay travelers have also have many options when choosing gay friendly resorts, hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and guest houses.

Moreover, the 3-day event was created by the city to celebrate the unique and all-inclusive culture that has flourished in Puerto Vallarta, successfully blending the rich traditions of Mexican culture with ideas introduced to the local community from its large and global expatriate community; visitors come from all corners of the world including the US and Canada, and as far afield as Asia, Russia and Europe. The gay community is just one of the many communities that thrives in Vallarta, organizers explained.

 

Many bronze statues line Puerto Vallarta’s seaside boardwalk, the Malecon, including this newer piece added during recent expansion. Perhaps one day Vallarta’s progressive community may add one depicting its vibrant gay community as well. © 2012 GTH & Nathan DePetris

Many bronze statues line Puerto Vallarta’s seaside boardwalk, the Malecon, including this newer piece added during recent expansion. Perhaps Puerto Vallarta may one day add one depicting its vibrant gay community as well. © GTH & Nathan DePetris

If You Go:

Confirmed events for Vallarta Pride 2013:

  • Opening Reception Vallarta Pride 2013
    Friday May 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula
  • Commitment Ceremony
    Saturday May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am
    Lido – Beach Club
  • Vallarta Pride Fashion Show
    Saturday May 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    Blue Chairs Beach Club
  • “HEAT” – Tea Dance Saturday
    May 25, 2013 from 4:00 pm
    Lido / Blue Chairs
  • Vallarta Pride 2013 @Night
    Saturday May 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Themed Nights at participating bars/lounges/clubs
  • Vallarta Pride Parade 2013
    Sunday May 26, 2013 from 4:00 pm
    Romantic Zone
  • Vallarta Pride Festival 2013
    Sunday May 26, 2013 from 5:00 pm
    Lazaro Cardenas Park / Romantic Zone

This news bulletin is based largely on information created or provide by the Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

 

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