One of the most anticipated events by the community every year is, undoubtedly,the LGBT+ Pride Day
. An event that has evolved from being solely about reclaiming everyone's right to love, to also being celebrated by millions across the world. June 28th marks a special date for those of us who choose to love who our hearts decide to love and not society.
This year, we find ourselves in conditions unprecedented in the world; the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 outbreak changed the way we live and interact with our environment. For the sake of the most vulnerable, we have been forced to stay at home and assume a social distance, which has affected all areas of our lives: social, economic, emotional and others.
Due to this pandemic, many events have been cancelled to avoid crowds of people and thus prevent the spread of the disease. Among the events cancelled around the world are the LGBT+ pride marches, which for the good of all, have postponed their celebrations without this meaning that they no longer represent pride in belonging to this community.
The Pride Day March, which began humbly in New York in 1970, has found echoes in many cities around the world, each one with its own unique touch.Below, we'll tell you about how the celebration is experienced in Puerto Vallarta, the best beach destination for the gay community in all of Latin America.
Puerto Vallarta Downtown will fill with color
Although the official LGBT+ Pride Day is June 28th, not all places hold celebrations on that exact day. This year 2020 is different, the committees of each city in different points of the earth will analyze and propose, when it will be possible for them to carry out their festivals once the pandemic has passed.
For example, because of the current circumstances, the committees in cities such as London, Paris, Rome and São Paulo have been postponed, while in San Francisco, Tokyo, Lisbon or Bogotá the Pride has been cancelled.
In the case of Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Pride organizing committee, in accordance with the indications of maintaining social distance, has decided to cancel the event for this 2020. This breaks an 8-year consecutive streak of being one of the most important Prides in Mexico.
This is going to pass and Puerto Vallarta will continue to receive its visitors with open doors and the best disposition to ensure that those who visit us, will have an unforgettable experience.
To make these days a little more enjoyable, we'll tell you what a Vallarta Pride experience is like and encourage you to come along once the pandemic passes.
Puerto Vallarta Downtown, the spot to celebrate with pride
23. The traditional parade, more than a march starts at the municipal stadium, and ends in the city's most inclusive neighborhood, the Romantic Zone
. Passing by the Malecon, the Vallarta Pride Parade offers you a unique combination in the world: the celebration ofour diversity and a privileged setting overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in the Mexican Pacific.
Whether you are part of the community or not, attending the Vallarta Pride Parade on the Malecon is a must-do event if you are in the port, whether you are a Vallarta resident or a tourist, at this event everyone is welcome to enjoy the colorful and warmth of our community.
After crossing the malecon, we crossed the Cuale River to get to where we have found a place to flow freely for several years. The romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta has been gradually shaped to accommodate the tourists of the community.
One out of every three tourists who arrive in Puerto Vallarta identifies itself as LGTB+, recognizing it as the CITY with the best vibe for us.
Perhaps we are too repetitive in worshiping the city as the best gay destination in Latin America. In this Vallarta Pride you will find a variety of bars where you can hang out with your friends, the hottest clubs in the Pacific, and restaurants with exquisite food and the friendliest attention.
To increase your comfort, in the very same Downtown you can find the gay hotels Puerto Vallarta have to host the adventurers with a thirst for partying
Your best option for a Puerto Vallarta gay hotel
When you come for this kind of celebration, although it is advisable to be responsible, it is understandable that with the adrenaline of the party you lose a little of control. No one is going to judge you on that, we all come here wanting to party, but for your convenience, just a few steps away from the best parties held by the Vallarta Pride, we recommend you stay at Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea
, a proud gay hotel.
In addition to being in the heart of the Party Zone, Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea has many surprises prepared to celebrate diversity. Between the shows, the beach club and our comfortable rooms, you're sure to have fun, and you're sure to find someone to have your own party with.
If you have booked your trip and stay for Vallarta Pride 2020, we recommend changing the date of your visit
. Despite the cancellation of the event, Puerto Vallarta has a lot to offer you once the activities get back on track, because they will. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the best LGBT+ tourist destination in Latin America.