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Lots of Exciting Changes Happening at ACT2PV !

 

Dear Friends and Fans of ACT2PV,

As the newest member of the ACT2PV team, I greet you with great excitement for the upcoming season! It promises to be one of ACT2PV’s most artistically fulfilling seasons yet!

For those of you who may not know, I have recently accepted a few key positions here at ACT2PV in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  These positions are: House Manager, Booking Director, Special Events Producer, and Director of Donor Relations & Outreach. News of my appointment can be found HERE. I look forward to welcoming you all each night as you come to the theater.

But first, I must THANK both Act2PV owners, Alfonso Lopez and Oscar Cisneros,  for entrusting me with this very important responsibility. Together, we hope to fully realize, and even exceed Founding Director Danny Mininni’s vision for world-class entertainment in Puerto Vallarta.

During the new 2024/2025 season, ACT2PV will be instrumental in raising the standard of entertainment excellence in Puerto Vallarta!
We will be bringing top-tier Broadway and Cabaret talent from around the globe, as well as redesigning and restructuring ACT2PV’s beautiful facility to optimize the space and offer an enhanced experience to our guests.

Here’s a sneak peek at some NEW additions for Act2PV this coming season:

  • NEW Ovations Piano Bar
    The current plans include a complete redesign and remodel of the “Melody Bar” into the brand-new “Ovations Piano Bar!” We want to make this the hub of the city, where people are entertained by great musicians in a beautiful, comfortable setting.  Ovations will feature unique entertainment, with special showtimes, making it Puerto Vallarta’s newest entertainment destination, and it will include a late night cabaret bar! Additionally, Yamada Japanese Cuisine can be enjoyed in both the Ovations Piano Bar (OPV) and the new “Terrace Bar,” making it completely possible to enjoy dinner and a show… before the show!The remodeled Ovations Piano Bar will have an entirely new vibe, with some of PV’s best entertainers, where you can relax and enjoy the music with your favorite cocktail! Entertainment schedules and showtimes between The Casa Karma Red Room and the Ovations Piano Bar will be staggered, allowing guests the opportunity to see more than one great performance in one evening.
  • NEW Terrace Bar
    The new outdoor Terrace Bar, located at the front of the building on the second level, overlooks Basilio Badillo.  It will feature a full bar with table-seating, as well as special music and lighting!  The Terrace Bar will open at Happy Hour (4pm) and extend through the evening. Visitors to the Casa Karma Red Room will also be able to enjoy the Terrace Bar before and after a show.
  • Danny’s Main Stage: 

    Broadway Icons! A Special Event Series

    ➤ Lorna Luft – Emmy Award-winning Broadway, Film and Television Star, and daughter of the iconic Judy Garland
    ➤ Lilias White – Drama Desk, Obie, and TONY Award Winner (Best Featured Actress in a Musical “The Life”), fresh from her starring Broadway role in “Hadestown.”
    ➤ John Lloyd Young – Drama Desk, Grammy, and TONY Award Winner (Best Featured Actor in a Musical “Jersey Boys”)
     Sam Harris – Motown Recording Artist, Broadway legend, and Grand Champion of America’s first television singing competition, Star Search!In this special high-season series, each of these artists will offer two performances between Jan 10, 2025 – March 15, 2025.  This is a level of talent you will not find anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta!

    Plus – we have NEW BROADWAY MUSICALS and other special events that will be announced soon!

  • Casa Karma Red RoomThe Great American Songbook Series

    This special subscription-based series of timeless vocal repertoire will feature multi-award-winning, international cabaret artists from around the world. (artists & dates TBA)


    And for those looking for something a little more scintillating….

    Frisky Fridays at ACT2
    This themed night in both the Ovations Bar, and the Casa Karma Red Room is designed for the night owl and those looking for more adult-oriented entertainment, including:

    Best of Drag

    It’s Raining Men 2.0

    LibeRaunchy (a frisky follies hosted and accompanied by “Mr. Showmanship” himself – David Maiocco aka Liberace!)

    Cutting-edge Alternative Performance Art from around the globe.

    Fridays at the Ovations Bar: Special entertainment designed to stimulate, titillate, and start your evening off right!

    PLUS, Mexican National Acts will be presented In order to continue our commitment to fostering and developing the best talent Mexico has to offer!  We will be featuring fantastic cultural and Mexican National acts from around the country

    And there’s more….

    BINGO EVERY SATURDAY in the Ovations Piano Bar and a

    Special Matinee Film Series in Danny’s Mainstage will provide family fun for everyone,

    Other Special Events:

    “A Liberace Christmas,” starring David Maiocco

    “Love Beyond Borders,” the ground-breaking concert “featuring some of PV’s greatest talent in a special program highlighting the worldwide LGBTQ refugee crisis

Yes, this is an ambitious season that features the type of world-class talent that hasn’t graced the stages of Act2PV in many years. But the entire team, including our friend (and my Associate Booking Manager), Mark Hartman, has worked tirelessly to envision this new direction and concept  for the future of Act2PV.  We have made all the plans and now we need your help!  Very soon you will receive another email explaining various options for patronage and sustaining donorship.

I urge you to look at these levels of patronage and donorship as your opportunity to shape the artistic life of Puerto Vallarta, and participate at the highest level possible.

THANK YOU so much for your continued support. Truly, the BEST is yet to come.

I look forward to seeing you ALL at the theater.

Sincerely,
David Sabella       ACT2PV, Puerto Vallarta, MX

 

 

Gay Hotel Mercurio Abruptly Shut Down May 17th

OUT AND ABOUT PV first broke the story. Hotel Mercurio, a popular Gay Hotel in Zonal Romantica in Puerto Vallarta, has been closed and apparently its assets seized by Federal and Local Police Authorities, with guests left stranded on the street.

It all happened on Friday, May 17, 2024, around 9:30 p.m. just before one of the busiest weeks in Puerto Vallarta as gay pride begins.

Multiple trucks outside the hotel were loading all of the furniture, equipment and everything from the hotel.

A female police office outside the hotel told O&APV that a bank is repossessing the property and seizing all of the assets.

Guests at the hotel were not even allowed to pack their own bags. Authorities packed everyones bags – which left many guests shaken at the traumatic experience. Some are trying to location medications and phone chargers and still do not know where they will be spending the night.

Local Vlogger &  Journalist Paco Ojeda reported, in his show “Puerto Vallarta Coffee & Headlines • May 18, 2024“, around the 19  minute  mark, that he spoke to Hotel Mercurio Owner Paul Crist’s Husband Luis, who told him that their had been a long-standing legal suit against the hotel and a judgement had been made in the suit and that the hotel had lost. Authorities seized the property and all the contents of the building are in a warehouse in Ixtapa.

It’s just terrible news.  Owner Paul Crist and his husband do so much for the community here. They had an amazing staff and hotel guests love staying with them.  There has been talk about starting a  GO FUND ME  for  displaced employees.

 

GAY  PV  MAGAZINE  did a story  also.

“Paul needs a brief period to assess the situation and determine the best way to move forward. We are certain he will release a public statement outlining how anyone from the community who is interested can offer assistance to him, his employees, and the affected guests. He is concerned about his employees and guests as much as we are.

During this trying time, it is crucial that we respect his need for space, avoiding overwhelming him with calls and inquiries as why this happened. Giving him this space will enable him to focus on the recovery process and make informed decisions.”

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Update  5/19  4pm. 

-Paul Christ updates community – An Open Letter from Paul

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Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Week May 2024

LGBTQ+ Tourism Makes Up 40% of Vallarta’s Tourism GDP

Puerto Vallarta has always been a welcoming haven for LGBTQ+ travelers. Now, the undeniable impact of this community on the city’s finances is finally clear.

In 2023, a record-breaking 2 million LGBTQ+ tourists visited Puerto Vallarta, according to data released by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust. This influx injected a whopping $17 billion pesos into the local economy.

Vallarta Pride stands as the most significant LGBT+ pride celebration on a beach in North America,” explained Raúl Alfaro Segovia, managing partner of RPA, the public relations firm managing the event. “Furthermore, Puerto Vallarta holds membership in the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), solidifying its commitment to this vital market.”

The upcoming Vallarta Pride boasts a diverse schedule, including:

  • A flag raising ceremony and recognition of Kenya Cuevas as LGBT+ Activist of the Year (May 23rd, Lázaro Cárdenas Park).
  • A retrospective fashion show by Mexican designer Armando Mafud (May 21st, Industry Club, Zona Romántica).
  • The “Pride Sun Festival,” a social and commercial event running from May 23rd to 25th at Lázaro Cárdenas Park.
  • The “Rainbow Pride” race, a 3km and 6km run along the Malecón (May 25th).
  • The official pride parade, led by activist Kenya Cuevas, featuring over 55 floats (May 25th).
  • The “Pride Beach Party” for community connection and celebration (May 25th, Olas Altas Beach).
  • An art auction benefiting the Arte Vallarta Museo association (May 26th, Púlpito Street).

DÍA DE MUERTOS 2023 CELEBRATIONS

Puerto Vallarta is preparing for the annual celebration of the Day of the Dead Festival. SOON  we will get to see the monumental Catrina erected on the esplanade of the Malecón Lighthouse during the ten days of celebrations in honor of the faithful deceased.  “The Tallest Catrina in the World.” is a  must-see! The monumental Catrina, stands 75.5 feet high.

The planned events  will run Oct. 27th-Nov 5th

 

SEE the full schedule here

 

ACT2 PV Greatest Show on Earth Wednesdays FREE

Have you heard about the GREATEST SHOW ON  EARTH  @  ACT2PV??

It’s a FREE Show!  with  2  drink  minimum

Returning again this year, due to overwhelming popular demand! Every Wednesday night, prepare to be dazzled by many of Act2PV’s talented entertainers. Join us for a really fun experience as they take the stage, sharing their heartfelt performances and captivating you with their incredible voices. Each show is a delightful surprise, as the performers often break free from the norm and bring you fresh, innovative ideas!

To secure your favorite spot for this unforgettable evening, we offer convenient online reservations for just 200 pesos. The best part? Your reservation fee will be credited toward your beverage purchase, making it an even more enjoyable experience for you! As a bonus, 100% of all donations you make during the show will go directly to supporting these talented artists, helping them continue to bring joy and inspiration to our community.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Reserve your spot today at www.act2pv.com and prepare to be enthralled by the magic and passion of our talented performers. We can’t wait to welcome you to the show!

  •  THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • WEDNESDAY’S
  • Location: Marsha’s Red Room Cabaret Act2PV

 

SPCA PV Benefit Gourmet Brunch @ Hacienda San Angel Nov. 5th

The SPCA PV will be having a Brunch Buffet fundraiser at Hacienda San Angel on Sunday November 5th from 10:30 to 1:00 pm.  In addition to the support of Hacienda San Angel, the Brunch is also being sponsored by Tito’s Vodka.
The Brunch Buffet will be as superb as all offerings at Hacienda San Angel and will feature extensive breakfast offerings; prime rib, salmon and shrimp; and multiple seasonal Mexican entrees such as chicken mole.  Tito’s Bloody Marys will also be included.
(Hacienda San Angel creates memorable upscale Mexican and international meals at Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, the hotel’s highly regarded, full-service rooftop restaurant. A superbly elegant and scenic experience, Hacienda San Angel Gourmet is open to the public as well as to our hotel guests. Patrons enjoy views of the Sierra Madres, Banderas Bay, and Puerto Vallarta’s evening fireworks display.)
Live entertainment and an auction will add to the enjoyment.
The funds raised will allow the SPCA PV to rescue and care for more abused and neglected animals in Puerto Vallarta.  Much of the SPCA PV facilities were destroyed in Hurricane Nora in 2021 but with the generous support of the community we have been able to rebuild and re-open our doors to provide a lifeline for more animals.
We are selling a limited number of tables for six persons for $10,000 mxn. 
Contact Christopher Rising at cbrising@sbcglobal.net to reserve.  Individual seating may be available.  

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Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Week 2023

Vallarta Pride arises from the initiative to create an Association that promotes and defends equality for the LGBTQ+ community being much more than an exciting event full of fun and entertainment, as it includes cultural and artistic events, film festivals, sports, fashion shows and much more to celebrate the amazing diversity, promoting at all times, to feel proud of our nature.

Accompanied by an impressive Pride parade that runs through the main streets of the city, showing the creativity of different companies and individuals that under an annual theme, decorate their vehicles and dress in the colors of the rainbow. This annual event has placed Puerto Vallarta in the spotlight as one of the main places in the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.

VALLARTA PRIDE 2023

Start :  MAY -20-2023
End :  MAY -28-2023

Vallarta Pride is an annual event held on the last week of May.  It gets bigger and bigger  every year!

It celebrates the diverse LGBTQ+ community that lives in and visits Puerto Vallarta.

The program of activities includes: the Pride Parade, which travels down Puerto Vallarta‘s main avenue and the Malecon, ending in Olas Altas Street at the Romantic Zone; and the ever popular Block Party on Lazaro Cárdenas Street with DJ’s, live music and a lot of fun.

In addition, there will be cultural and artistic events, movie screenings, sports, fashion shows and other activities to be confirmed.

In 2023, Vallarta Pride is themed “Be proud of your nature”, celebrating the natural richness of flora and fauna that makes Puerto Vallarta one of the world’s leading places to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.

Have a look at the program of activities and more information at: Vallarta Pride

BEST Vallarta Tours and Experiences – Off the Beaten Path

I just discovered this amazing service in Puerto Vallarta!

OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOURS  AND  PHOTOSHOOTS IN PV!

Experiences for everyone! / Personal Photographer & Tour Guide

If you are looking for;

* NAKED PHOTOSHOOTS on secluded beaches, rivers, waterfalls, buildings or some pools.

* A tour to find sublime street art.

* Taste the ancient Mexican tradition of insect food experience.

* Hike to Hidden Beaches.

 

* Discover  little gem towns, not far from Vallarta with a totally different atmosphere than the Vallarta you think or know.

* An exploration of the Vanilla fields, and one of the most amazing Botanical Gardens in the world.

 

* Take a Hike and explore the jungle, the rivers, beaches or waterfalls.

* Drag Queen & Kings Makeover / Party & Photoshoot.

“My name is Ezeqkiel and I’m a Gay Traveler & Photographer.

Me and my Husband love to travel, and we have been around the world,   I have the opportunity to take pics from all over, my style is more street, natural lifestyle, NO POSES just NATURAL LIFE.”

 

His  website has an awesome slide show which gives you a first hand look  to his awesome tours/experiences  and  photographic styles!

Tour guide / photographer Ezeqkiel says, “We want to share with you our Vallarta Experiences!

Several years ago, my husband and I, moved from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta,  we came here and since the first moment, we fell in love with this fantastic place that now we call home.

We have prepared some experiences for you, in order that you can also fall in love as we do with this amazing and magical paradise.”

 

“As a traveler I understand the importance of have amazing experiences, and have the best memories of a place, that’s why I‘ll share with you my love and passion about traveling, about Vallarta and about my work.”

Off the Road Tours, Hikes, Experiences & Photoshoots / Personal Photographer & Tour Guide

“Let me be your guide (and photographer) in this beautiful paradise.”

VALLARTA EXPERIENCES

More  photos  on Instagram @Ezeqkiel

 

Fundraiser for Omar Aguilar Medina

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, there’s a young man who loves to dance. His name is Omar. While he’s best known in our small community as a passionate dancer, many of us know him to be a charming, great humored and sometimes silly fella who loves to make you laugh. As a young entrepreneur following his dreams against all odds, he is really an inspiration to all of us that, “life is about doing what you love, whether it brings a feast or a famine, follow your heart and make your dreams come true.”
We don’t have much information yet, but what we know is that he collapsed in a seizure and when he awoke he didn’t know who anyone was.  He had been sick for over  10 days. This is all the info we have right now since it occurred recently on March 13th at 8:30am.
As of March 18th, he is still in the hospital  but doing slightly better.
We’re asking for help because as any entrepreneur knows (Especially Mexican ones) there are not many safety nets in place to hold our lives together when emergencies come. We need to see him out of the Regional Hospital and into the IMSS for better care. His mom had to fly here from Carmen City, put her work on hold and take care of her baby. Also, he still has rent to pay, and his business, which he has worked so hard to build with his Colleagues, will need some support as well so he has something to come back to when he is better.

 

Of course in every GoFundMe summary we always write, “There’s no better person etc.” but this is different. If you have ever met him; you’ve felt his hugs, if you’ve ever gone out with him; he’s made you laugh, if you’ve ever been to his show; he’s made you shiver, and if you ever needed a friend; he was there with bells on.
Maybe he won’t need much. Maybe by the time I’m done writing this, he is on his way to recovery. Let’s hope. One thing is for sure, he wouldn’t take charity in the worst of times – trust me I’ve tried; he’s too proud. So if there’s anything he doesn’t need I know he will redirect it to someone who does.
Hug someone you love, and pray for Omar.
  • My Name is James Loney: I’m from Ottawa, Canada and promise to be honest, fair and transparent throughout this fundraising process.
  • DONATE   HERE

 

INTERNATIONAL BEAR FESTIVAL 2023 Bearadise

Some visitors to Puerto Vallarta experience  life-changing moments when the energy of this Mexican Pacific coast city gets deep into their hearts.  Some people look toward retirement in Vallarta.  Some people buy vacation rental property.  Some people study Vallarta and think about how they can contribute to one of the fastest growing destinations in Mexico.  Enter: Mistr Bear, the Montreal-based fashion, gear, pet play boutique.

 

“Every year brings us an opportunity to grow our bear network and also welcome new products and services to the business community,” explains Christian Serrano, Bearadise Producer.  “This year our good friends at Mistr Bear join the growling good times at our International Bear Festival 2023.

MistrBear sponsors the Bears in Heat Pool Party at The Pool Club at Casa Cupula and the Beary Horny nighttime party at STUDS Bear Bar on Friday, February 3rd.

In addition to sponsoring two of the IBF’s events, Mistr Bear, will also style the sexy Go-Go’s at selected events during the week.

Mistr Bear shares a special connection with Puerto Vallarta.  “I was enjoying a beautiful afternoon on vacation in Puerto Vallarta in April of 2017,”  explains  Christian Boudreau, one of the proprietors of Mistr Bear. “I began to notice some of our clothing had discolored and lost its shape. I remembered one of the rules of business: What is the customer’s problem and how can I solve it?  After a few margaritas, we started jotting down ideas.  It was not long before these random ideas paved the way to opening the first Mistr Bear boutique in May of 2018 in Montreal,” explains Boudreau. “So the Mistr Bear idea was born in Puerto Vallarta. It just makes sense we present ourselves in Mexico for the first time in this special place.”

Mistr Bear commits to their belief that all bodies are perfect despite our differences, and that no one should judge your physical appearance. No matter the size or gender, we are each an example of a standard of beauty.  It was with this mission that Mistr Bear proceeded to create merchandise in association with Canadian craftsmen that includes fashion and a fetish line for all sizes and genders.

“We could not be more excited to help grow not only the bear community in Puerto Vallarta, but to contribute to the all-inclusive, body-positive, welcoming spirit for residents and visitors alike,” continues Boudreau.  “See you soon in Puerto Vallarta!”

Learn more about Mistr Bear on their website and check out some of the incredible merch that will be available during IBF 2023.  https://mistrbear.com/

SPECIAL OFFERING!

Not only surviving but thriving through the COVID pandemic, Mistr Bear debuts their one-of-a-kind merchandise during the Bearadise International Bear Festival from February 1st through 5th with an extra-special offering.  “I get excited when we share new products,” says Christian Serrano.  “The first 100 IBF COMPLETE ALL ACCESS (13 events) tickets will receive a fabulous gift bag with exclusive Mistr Bear products. “These items never before seen in Mexico are going to be a gotta-have-it gift!”

TICKET & MERCH PURCHASE 

From single events to All-Access tickets, you can mix and match and create your own Bearadise Life experience including Daytime Pool Parties, Nighttime Club parties, and Bearadise Beach events.  Visit: https://bearadisemx.com/ and design your week!

Bearadise merch, including muscle shirts, speedos, harnesses and jockstraps will be available for purchase at all events.  So no need to overpack. Bearadise has everything you need! https://bearadisemx.com/tickets/ols/categories/merchandise

So come ready and loaded for bear at the Bearadise International Bear Festival 2023 Edition. The Bearadise Life awaits you in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

Nahuales – A Mystical Night – Sundays!

ESCAPE to a private island for this sexy show!

It has been getting  RAVE  REVIEWS!

Your ticket includes access to a boat ride (approximately 45 minutes), an open bar, and food, local Mexican performers on a private beach.  $120  and  EVERYONE agrees  it is well worth the experience!

Inspired by a Mexican legend from the Mesoamerican folk region, a nagual (pronounced na’wal), is a human who has the power to shapeshift into their animal counterpart. The legend is tied to the belief that one can access power and spiritual insight by connecting with their animal counterpart within.

We’ve taken that legend and created Nahuales, a Mystical Night – a show where our performers will find their animal counterparts, amazing you with their acrobatic talents.

This spectacular live performance features professional dancers and circus-like performances including a live fire dance. You’ll be amazed at the acrobatic performances held on a stage at a private beach.

The show is approximately 40 minutes long, and afterwards you’ll be able to meet and talk with each performer. A DJ will then take over and you can dance on the party stage and enjoy the evening on the secluded private beach. There are special guests planned for some shows, which may extend showtime.

Your ticket includes access to a boat ride (approximately 45 minutes), an open bar, and food prepared by authentic local Mexican residents of the island that you will visit.

When you arrive, the boat will dock at a pier, and once on the beach you can dance to music played by a local DJ, and watch the sunset while you enjoy an open bar, fruits, snacks and select one of three different types of Ceviches (including a vegetarian option).

After the sunsets the real show begins!

Your ticket to the show also supports local Mexican talent, since the show is produced and performed by all locals. Many of whom you may recognize from other local performances.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride and Parade 2023

Eight years ago, the first event looking to inspire, mark, and celebrate the LGBT community took place, and over the years it has become one of the best events to honor Gay Pride in Mexico, known as a world stage for celebration.

 

IT’S BECOME  HUGE!!!      BOOK  EARLY!!

WE ALL KNOW Puerto Vallarta is  THE BEST beach resort city in Mexico’s Jalisco state! It has a large LGBTQ community, with the majority of the city’s gay bars and nightclubs based in the charming cobblestone streets of the Zona Romántica neighborhood – all nicely summarised in our detailed gay guide to Puerto Vallarta. There is also an impressive number of gay hotels in Puerto Vallarta, which get completely booked out during PV Pride and other big events like the New Year’s Eve White Party.

Vallarta Pride is a week-long annual pride event.

It has become one of the leading pride celebrations in Latin America. Events include arts and cultural events, concerts, films, beach parties and a lot of fun outdoor performances to show the world the fabulous diversity of Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Pride was created to showcase all the unique elements that have made the resort town one of the top destinations for the international gay community.

 

The Pride Parties

  • Events kick off with a opening parties across all of the resort’s main gay bars and clubs together with The Pride Week at Mantamar Beach Club from the 23rd to the 30th of May. The beach club is situated along the famed Los Muertos gay beach in charming Zona Romantica. Live acts will perform at the Eden Club, The Mantamar and at The Top Bar over 5 days.
  • The Top Bar typically hosts The Pink Dinner on opening night with live DJ, fireworks, a four course dinner and the “Pride Vanguard Award” presented by the Vallarta Pride Committee.

 

 

 

  • Will Gorge’s “Lust Puerto Vallarta“, a series of late night after parties, continue the celebration after the nightclubs have closed.

The Pink Dinner & After Party

  • Wednesday, May 24th – Multiple Venues from 7.30 pm  – Pink Dinner Official opening event for Puerto Vallarta Pride featuring a gourmet meal at The Top restaurant followed by an after party at One Six One restaurant.

The Main Parade

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7 pm – To be confirmed Join the Vallarta Pride Parade which takes place from the Sheraton down the Malecon and into the Zona Romantica!

 

MORE DETAILS   AT  Gay Travel 4 U   and  Vallarta  Pride !

Best Gay Bar Hop Crawl Puerto Vallarta

Experience the nightlife in gay Puerto Vallarta!

No lines and make new friends!

They  offer  several  options;

Choose With or Without a delicious 3 course Gourmet Meal and 2 Drinks. The Dinner option is the most popular option and includes a famous fun and games hour with Andrew Christian giveaways, a delicious 3 course meal and 2 drinks at one of Puerto Vallarta’s most popular restaurants and visits 4 bars after dinner with 1 drink at each bar.

The tour only visits 4 of the most popular gay bars in Puerto Vallarta with 1 drink at each bar!

Choose Your Drink Package: Top Shelf Brands, National or Well Drinks, or Light Drinkers Package (Beers, Waters, Juices or Soft Drinks)

Discover for yourself why PV Gay Bar Crawl is rated #1 by Trip advisor as one of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta.

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Best Information About Gay Puerto Vallarta

Looking for a quick answer to your Puerto Vallarta  questions?

This Facebook Group is the place!   Join now.

“The official FB group: A place for the fabulous gays of Puerto Vallarta to talk and ask questions.
Find your next gay roommate, gay cool spots, drag shows, bar hopping events, local gay realtors, business, meet ups, tours, safety information etc.
Maybe even some chisme (spanish for gossip) ☕️
This group’s main intention is to positively build up our fabulous community and to provide the best and fastest way to obtain information.”
Lots of local immigrants/expats belong to this group  and  give good  recommendations.
The group is managed by Jet De La Isla, who is a boat tour guide, naked tour operator, and gay hostel owner!

Puerto Vallarta reopens with health and safety protocols

PUERTO VALLARTA REOPENS WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE FOR LOCALS AND VISITORS
New standards helped State of Jalisco obtain WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — July 1, 2020 — The first visitors to arrive in Puerto Vallarta since the reopening of its hotels and beaches last week found not only a renowned tourism offering intact but also a destination engrossed in health and safety protocols to meet the realities of a world of Covid-19.

Local officials put the entire city of Puerto Vallarta under quarantine starting in early March. It has since undergone a multi-phase reopening process led by local officials following state, federal and international protocols. The process ultimately contributed to the State of Jalisco obtaining the “Safe Travels” stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) last week.

The measures implemented in Puerto Vallarta began at Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport — the destination’s main “filter” — which, thanks to its own internal protocols to prevent Covid-19, received the WTTC “Safe Travels” stamp. Social distancing is being practiced by airport workers, and thermal video cameras are being used as people enter the immigration zone, where electronic documentation is currently taking place. Disinfectant mats are used at all airport entrances and exits.

The health and safety of locals and visitors are of the utmost importance across Puerto Vallarta. In addition to the preventive and precautionary measures at the airport, the city is requiring extensive and continuous sanitization in hotels, public transportation, and public spaces. Restaurants must maintain physical distance between tables and patrons, and establishments must place disinfectant mats at entrances. Local officials are also distributing antibacterial gel and conducting temperature checks.

More than 45 hotels have reopened to visitors, with a maximum 30% occupancy, and are offering modified access to on-site restaurants, pools and beaches. A second group of hotels will open before, or during July, for the summer, and the remainder will open in the last trimester of the year, facing the winter high season.

Puerto Vallarta’s iconic Malecon waterfront promenade is not yet fully open to the public, only access points to restaurants and shops. Bars remain closed until the destination exits its current phase of the reopening process.

Connectivity has improved in a notable way since last week. Mexican airlines are offering continuous flights to main domestic destinations, including Mexico City (CDMX), Guadalajara, Tijuana, Aguascalientes, and Monterrey. Internationally, four airlines are connecting U.S. cities with Puerto Vallarta.  Alaska Airlines has daily flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco. American Airlines offers a daily connection to Dallas and Los Angeles.  United Airlines maintains a daily flight to Houston. Delta Air Lines will restart daily services to Los Angeles from July 2nd.

Other U.S. airlines are waiting for growth in demand, while Canadian carriers await Canadian government approvals.

Given the dynamic nature of the situation, new measures are expected from Mexico’s federal and state governments, aimed at continuing to advance the reopening of activities in a gradual and safe manner.

For more information, please visit www.visitpuertovallarta.com

Puerto Vallarta begins to Reopen!

On June 14, 2020 the official newspaper register of the State of Jalisco has published provisions for Puerto Vallarta Shopping Centers, Gyms reopen at 25% capacity and with measures of social distancing required. In this measure, The commercial shopping centers  Galerías, La Isla or Macroplaza will be allowed to open which have been closed for three months now. However, shoppers of commercial plaza will not be able to use common areas such as children’s play areas, communal dining rooms, since fast food restaurants will only be able to deliver takeout products; parking lots will only receive 25% of their capacity. Movie theaters will remain closed for now.

Also June 15, 2020 public and hotel beaches are allowed to reopen in Puerto Vallarta per the the Jalisco governor  Enrique Alfaro. He made it clear on Friday during his visit to Puerto Vallarta that hoteliers should take care of  social distancing on their beach fronts, while the city municipalities monitor that public areas are not saturated with people. Hotel pools and common areas can also be open but now are reduced to 25% of their capacity, taking care that the common areas are not saturated and urging social distancing measures.

READ MORE AT  GAY PV.com

Puerto Vallarta #1 rated Food Tours

I have been coming to PV  for almost 20 years now. While I know many business owners and a few locals who work in the service industry, I still do not know a whole lot about how the locals live.

By taking one of the many food  tours offered by Vallarta Food Tours, in just 3-4 hours you learn so much, you will be in the know, like the locals! Taste local food, meet local people  and visit hidden gems and places off the beaten touristy path. Taste food  from street vendors who have been in business over 40 and 50 years!

Vallarta Food Tour’s mission is to help visitors and residents alike enjoy the best that Vallarta has to offer by highlighting off-the-beaten-path, “non-touristy” food and drinks along with a local insight of its treasures. Our love of Puerto Vallarta and Mexican culture inspired us to create the city’s finest culinary tour. We sampled the perfect mole, sipped on succulent tuba water and tasted fresh coconut from arguably the best coconut vendor in the country.

I took the Original Downtown Tour last month.  $52 for adults. (For a couple dollars  extra  you even get a couple beers along the way!) You get 8 tastings of amazing regional cuisine, and that’s enough (more than enough!)  to  serve as a satisfying lunch.  And  you get a 3-4  hour cultural tour and walk of the city by an awesome tour guide who explains the food  but also many local interesting tidbits of information and traditions.

 

There is a Bikes and Bites Tour. ($55). On a comfortable bike, cover 4.5 miles on this culinary tour, tasting regional dishes influenced by Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, Spanish and French cuisine. This tour is designed for moderate fitness levels. Prior cycling experience is required and all guests must be 18 or older.

Did someone say drinks?? Take the evening Mex-ology tour!  Drink And Eat Your Way Through Downtown Vallarta. Tacos and Tequila are at the top of everyone’s list when they come to PV. This tour gives you both in one fun and food-filled evening. ($79).

  • This 4-hour guided tour is perfect for dinner and will introduce you to the best indigenous spirits and regional cocktails in Vallarta.
  • You will sample Tequila, Mezcal, Racilla, and local craft beer mixed into a regional cocktail by a master Mexican Mixologist. To keep you on your feet you will enjoy a few tacos along the way, including a one-of-a-kind seafood stuffed Jalapeño taco, carne asada taco, and more.

Vallarta Food Tours say, “Our goal is to ensure that all of our tour participants have a fantastic time and leave with a real confidence to continue their exploration of our beautiful city. We recommend taking our food tours at the start of your stay so you can take on the city armed with knowledge and insight of what makes Puerto Vallarta so beautiful, so vibrant and so special. We are proud to share our culinary discoveries with you. Let us take you on a 3-hour adventure, introduce you to the best of the best and help open up a bright and delicious new world just waiting to be explored!” –

We give them 5 PINK CROWNS!

          Trip Advisor agrees  as well! 

Stop  by the website and book a  tour!  and  read  the many many great  reviews!

You WON’T be disappointed!

The Puerto Vallarta city tour takes place in the heart of Vallarta, giving participants insight into the city’s true soul.  Besides the Puerto Vallarta Tours offered, Vallarta Food Tours offers Private Group Food Tours and Gift Certificates.  Surprise someone  with a tour!   They will LOVE IT!

Super Wendy Needs Your Help!

Super Wendy has been a key source of entertainment for the Puerto Vallarta community for years – giving us all she’s got to bring a smile to so many locals and guests of Puerto Vallarta!

Earlier this November she started to lose muscle strength and eventually lost her ability to walk.  Since then, she’s been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome – an autoimmune disorder where the peripheral nervous system is attacked by its own immune system.

Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.

These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. In its most severe form Guillain-Barré syndrome is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment.

She’s slowly improving, but the recovery period will be lengthy, and won’t be able to work or perform for quite some time.  This is obviously a huge financial burden to her and her livelihood!

Please give back a little to the person who has given us so much!

WEDNESDAY  NOV  27th 9pm  – there will also be a special show at Le Noche Bar PV

Lázaro Cárdenas #263

GO FUND ME page is here

Thanks!