Mexico: Gay and Lesbian
A land of contrasts straddling temperate and tropical zones
Puerto Vallerta is the prime destination for a gay and lesbian holiday in Mexico. Gay and lesbian tourists flock here to savor the hedonism of this liberal-minded town. Puerto Vallerta has a 'live and let live' ambience, where queer and straight mingle without any apprehensions. In addition to its liberal-minded ambience Puerto Vallarta also offers a slew of ecological adventures. For example, hop aboard the Princess Yelapa and enjoy the bar on the sail over to the Isle of Yelapa’s hiking trails, waterfall and lagoon.
Although Mexico is a strictly Catholic country homosexuality is legal in Mexico and you will find large gay communities flourishing in cities like Guadalajara, Tijuana, Cancun, Acapulco and Mexico City. A number of gay and lesbian events are organized during peak season such as the Latin Fever in Puerto Vallerta over the Thanksgiving Holidays and the Mexico City Parade, where gays and lesbians come out in colorful and flamboyant parades. Gay and lesbian cruises are popular off the coasts of Mexico.