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Art Gallery

Atelier 2020 –  arte de hoy

226B Leona Vicario, Centro, Puerto Vallarta

A refreshing breeze to Vallarta’s artistic venues, Atelier 2020 – arte de hoy, fulfills the need for a space focussing on contemporary abstract art: works on paper, collages, prints, paintings, mixed media and glass sculptures. Come discover in this gallery-workshop (“atelier’’) a haven of inspiration and creativity as printmaker-owner Petru Voichescu, along with artist friends present their exciting and amazing techniques and works. Leona Vicario, 226C, Centro, Puerto Vallarta. +52 322 103 6095 www.petruvoichescu.com

Furniture/Interior Design/Building

Contractor PV

ContractorPV is a construction, and design firm with a focus of Implementation of new development in Puerto Vallarta. Whether you want to start from the ground up or renovate an existing space, they are here to help. ContractorPV’s mission is to modernize the construction, design, and implementation of new development in Puerto Vallarta. We realize how stressful construction projects can be and that is why we strive to deliver constant contact to our clients during their project(s) with us. https://contractorpv.com/ or info@contractorpv.com

Guey Design Studio

Are you looking to build your dream home in Puerto Vallarta and not sure where to start? Is the language a barrier? Not sure how to make a budget or a plan? The team at Guey Design Studio can help! With a creative, young and frank thinking, we seek to give a güey treatment  to our graphic and architectural designs, that is, with daring ideas, outside the conventional, but always taking care of aesthetic canons and the reason for implementing them. Our vision is to be a benchmark design studio, and have fun in the process. (YHLQMDLG) *. For more information visit https://www.gueystudio.mx/

Hacienda: hda. and hdgallery

Offering a wide range of interior design services, Hacienda: hda. along with hdagallery, wants to take your lifestyle to a level of excellence. Brett Kladney, who is the founder of Hacienda: hda., has more than 30 years of experience as an interior designer, is in charge of the design in collaboration with Mónica Granados, interior designer; whose approach and point of view always correct to complement every last detail of each piece, we can assure that each article of our approved projects will be unique and functional, creating spaces with personality. Three locations to serve you: Rio Amarillo 272, Fluvial Vallarta; Venustiano Carranza 263D E. Zapata and Miramar 406 Centro. Whats 322-175-3941. https://haciendahda.com/

Reyes Enterprises
If you’re looking for an architect design and construction firm, Reyes Enterprises offers a wide range of services. Founded in 2015 by Francisco Reyes, an architect from Hidalgo, the company originally dedicated itself to the design and construction of architectural projects. Throughout its history it has built projects in the States of Nuevo León, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, State of Mexico and CDMX. In 2018 the company entered the hotel sector, where it began its successful career that allowed it to expand internationally. In 2019, Rafael Reyes joined the company as Financial Director, adding shares and cryptocurrencies to the company. REYESENTERPRISES is a journey of adaptation, of continuous evolution and a team that continues to set the standard in quality and service, making it undoubtedly the company of the year in its field. Current and previous clients include Walmart, CFE, Google Latinoamérica…and many others.  https://reyesenterprises.com.mx/

SOlutions Mexico
Trying to furnish a home in Mexico is difficult. if you do not speak Spanish, don’t have a car or know Mexico driving laws, don’t know where to go, or what to buy (that will last in our climate), or what a fair and reasonable price is, it will be an incredibly stressful experience. Never mind trying to arrange shipping and delivery with only Spanish speaking delivery reps. Over the past 10 years, we have worked hard to become the most trusted furniture company in Mexico. Our customers hug us because we take away all the hassle and stress and make buying furniture easy. Located at C. Constitución 363-A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico. https://www.solutionsmexico.com/

Real Estate

Alfredo Sanchez, Real Estate Agent
Tropicasa Realty

Alfredo has more than 14 years of experience with Tropicasa Realty, and is passionate to help you find your Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit dream home. Alfredo says “I understand that for most of you, buying or selling a property in Mexico is a completely new experience, but my goal is to simplify this process.I will support you through the entire real estate process so you can make an informed decision. “ Tropicasa Realty was founded in 1997 by Wayne Franklin, a former broker from California with over 25 years of real estate experience in the U.S. and Mexico.

https://tropicasa.com/AlfredoSanchez

David MacLean
International Property Specialist

Living in Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Representative

David MacLean began his real estate career over a decade ago. He has worked with sellers, buyers and investors in both Canada and Mexico. He benefits his numerous clients through his wealth of experience, strong negotiation skills, and his communications and social media expertise. David’s clients view him as a ‘go to’ person for all their real estate related needs. David’s philosophy is to work hard, but to ultimately not take yourself too seriously. https://livinginpuertovallarta.com/

David Hoffman, Real Estate Agent
Tropicasa Realty

David is a world traveler, but his heart and home is in Puerto Vallarta. He loves Mexico and its people. He’s bought and sold real estate for many years – his own homes, rental properties, and his then-Puerto Vallarta vacation home. David is originally from the midwest (U.S.), and worked in corporate America for 20 years in progressively more senior roles.  David served as President of a toy and gaming company in Seattle, where he designed a turnaround plan then led the company through a successful turnaround.  After he sold the company to Paramount Pictures, he made a life change, and moved to Puerto Vallarta. David believes in knowledge, integrity, and trust and is looking forward to being your real estate partner in Puerto Vallarta. For more information visit http://www.davidhoffmanproperties.com/

Monica Miller, Real Estate Agent

Ryan Donner & Associates
Monica was born in the San Francisco bay area and raised two sons in the Napa Valley. Monica’s background is personal and business finance. She has managed multiple investment real estate properties in the Napa Valley as well Vineyard Operations. Monica’s knowledge of the area combined with her finance background and her steadfast work ethic make her a trusted resource to a broad spectrum of clients.
https://ryandonner.com/contact/monica-miller/

Timothy Real Estate Group
Timothy Real Estate Group is a locally-owned and operated real estate brokerage with strategic sales office locations throughout the Bay of Banderas from the Romantic Zone to Sayulita. Because the Banderas Bay area has varying neighborhood personalities, we practice localized real estate. We believe neighborhood knowledge is a top factor in solid sales, and we know our communities well.
https://timothyrealestategroup.com/

Entertainment


The Palm Cabaret & Bar
The Palm has been a part of Puerto Vallart’s entertainment scene for more than 21 years. It is Puerto Vallarta’s oldest live entertainment venue in Old Town, and was originally a video restaurant-bar. – a hangout where singers, musicians and drag queens would perform during their stay in Puerto Vallarta. It now has the honor of occupying Trip Advisor’s number three of the 116 things to do in Puerto Vallarta in the “concerts, shows and cabarets” category. www.thepalmcabaret.com

Vallarta Pride
Mark your calendars and book your rooms for the world renowned Vallarta Pride, set for May 23 to 30, 2022. Vallarta Pride is a week-long annual event that pays tribute to the LGBTQ community. The pride celebrations 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. https://vallartapride.org/home

Healthcare

Dr. Aurelio Jimenez – Doctor at Home PV

Dr. Jimenez makes house calls! Yes, if you’re feeling ill and need medical assistance, Dr. Jimenze and his associates offer a home consultation service so that you can be attended to quickly and professionally from the comfort of your home, hotel or apartment so that you have a speedy recovery. Dr. Jimenez, creator of Doctor At home, is a general practitioner who graduated from the University of Guadalajara in 2016 (professional ID 11526687), since then he has worked as a general practitioner and has extensive experience with the diseases that afflict the Puerto Vallarta tourist.

Dr. Omar Hernández – Doctor Puerto Vallarta
Dr. Hernández graduated as MD in November 2016 from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México by unanimity of votes with the thesis  “New perspectives in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.” After his graduation, he moved to Puerto Vallarta working as a physician in different resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita. Doctor Puerto Vallarta offers a wide range of professional services, including medical consultation, physical examinations, check-ups, vaccinations,  an array of laboratory services,  weight loss programs, and specialized treatments such as ear irrigation, nebulization, and wound treatment using specialized tissue adhesive or sutures. https://doctorpuertovallarta.com/home

Doctor Luis Dominguez Zuniga

Anti-aging, nutrition, fitness and more! Dr. Zuniga is a wellness professional offering a variety of services including facial rejuvenation with botulinum toxin. Take care of wrinkle removal and lines of expression. Want to look and combat aging? Get your botox treatments in Puerto Vallarta by a certified doctor. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Luis-Dom%C3%ADnguez-Z%C3%BA%C3%B1iga-104482918249756/

Expat Insurance

Got insurance? Don´t become a GoFundMe campaign and make sure you have insurance. Brett LaMar is an insurance agent who represents multiple insurance companies offering Health and Life Insurance options for expats living abroad or for travelers outside of their home country of passport. Get a free quote at BrettLaMar.com or email Brett.L@expatinsurance.com

Farmacia del Rio Sonsultorio
This brand new pharmacy and doctor’s office is located on the popular Olas Atlas street and not far from the gay beach and the Los Muertos pier. Look for the colorful and cheerful building. Offering a wide variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Doctor’s office is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m..  Olas Altas 490-B Col, Emiliano Zapata, 48380. 

Guardian Insurance

As an expat, one of the main problems you will face is finding a health insurance provider in Mexico that fits your unique wants and needs; Bilingual assistance anytime you need it, free election of doctors and hospitals, direct payment benefit and a policy structure simple to understand. At Guardian Insurance MX, we have personally researched and evaluated the options in the market, and we have chosen only companies that can match and exceed your insurance expectations in every way. You can rest easy, knowing that every program that we offer is one put to the test by us, a team of expats and nationals working together towards the same goal: your satisfaction. For more information visit https://guardianinsurancemx.com/

Pause Anti-Aging & Wellness
This is Puerto Vallarta’s first-ever clinic that specializes in Bio-Identical hormone replacement. Working with the transgender community, this clinic provides personalized treatment and care, to provide a more stable hormonal management.  Staff also specializes in Andropause for men and Menopause treatment for women. 

https://www.facebook.com/pausemexico/

SETAC

SETAC provides health services programs for LGBTQ residents of Puerto Vallarta. SETAC Wellness Center has a comprehensive and integrated health services program that includes educating and disseminating information about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). SETAC has three locations, Aldanaca 178, Int. 4A, on the corner with Viena, in Colonia Versalles; the Wellness Center in Zona Romántica, located at Calle Lázaro Cárdenas # 379 C in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood; the “Rapid Connect” information booth in Parque Lázaro Cárdenas aka Parque de los Azulejos. For more information visit https://setac.com.mx/

Vallarta Medical Center
With modern facilities and cutting-edge medical equipment, Vallarta Medical Center’s healthcare staff is ready to provide medical, surgical and hospital care. Focused on making you feel the best during your stay, the medical center has a group of nationally and internationally recognized specialists. With bilingual medical professionals, the team is a specialist in stabilizing and treating patients in any emergency.


Restaurants and Bars

All Acces Sports Bar

All Access Sports Bar is located at Calle Lazaro Cardenas, half block from the beach and offers a terrace setting with view of #Plazalaza. It is gay owned and has local fun and gay-friendly staff, this is the place to be to watch sports on the screens or to enjoy live music. Watch their Facebook for the events.
https://www.facebook.com/AAsportsbarpv/

Arriba Bar and Restaurant 

Arriba has this unusual and delicious American Classic, Fried pickles! Found only in Arriba Puerto Vallarta. With food from a classic American breakfast to more adventurous Mexican dishes (including our favorite Coconut shrimp), you’ll be able to find what you’re hungry for at Arriba, located on Olas Altas 443 A, Emiliano Zapata. Arriba is a Restaurant Bar where you can find Mexican-American food, national and international drinks, a place to be with friends and enjoy a pleasant time full of flavor and entertainment. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ArribaPV/

Blue
PV’s Boutique Bar

Daily Specials and great music with a DJ are waiting for you at BLUE. Open from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Follow our social media for daily specials. Find your fun in Puerto Vallarta at Blue, PV’s Boutique Bar, located at 279D Lázaro Cárdenas, 48380, Puerto Vallarta.  https://www.facebook.com/BlueBarPV

Elixer Mixology Bar

Elixir Mixology Bar, located at Basilio Badillo 419, in the Emiliano Zapata Colonia, opened in early 2021 and is owned by Elena Esquer Zolezzi, her wife Sarah Rose, and Laura Jaimes.

It was a lifelong dream of Zolezzi and Jaimes to open a venue in Puerto Vallarta to welcome anyone, and to be a predominant meeting and gathering spot for the lesbian and queer women in the community. And even though the bar is LGBTQ owned, all are welcome, and the owners want to stress that anyone who comes in will feel like they belong.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/elixirmixologybarpv for more information.

La ChaChalaca Bar

Located just a few minutes from the Los Muertos Pier and a few blocks from the gay beach area, La ChaChalaca Bar has an open-air patio and air conditioned bar. A terrific place to enjoy excellent food, drinks, videos, spend time with friends, and make new ones! Always a 2 OZ strong pour! Enjoy a full dining menu and delicious drinks in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. www.facebook.com/lachachalacabar

La Catrina Cantina
La Catrina Cantina is a Mexican Cabaret showcasing local artists and Spanish music including singers, dancers, and Drag Queens. Music genres range from Mariachi, Ranchera, Cumbia, Salsa, to Mexican Folk music. Located at Calle Lazaro Cardenas 315B

https://www.facebook.com/La-Catrina-Cantina-112001270989272/

La Tienda Grande Restaurant
Creative Cuisine Exalting Mexican Food by chef Salvador Carrillo, the concept of La Tienda Grande restaurant consists of offering creative Mexican cuisine, where the flavors and aromas are mixed with a decoration that stands out for the small details recalling the ancient Mexico. Located in the Ixtapa, Jalisco downtown, La Tienda Grande occupies the building of what was once one of the first grocery stores that this Puerto Vallarta delegation had. In 2020 he was awarded by Pro Chef Awards as the best chef of Mediterranean cuisine with a Latin twist. Located at Centro Ixtapa, 48280 Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 48280 Ixtapa, Reservations suggested. For more information – https://www.facebook.com/LaTiendaGrandepv/

Lix Ice Cream

Lix has multiple locations in Puerto Vallarta and they offer delivery service. This homemade ice cream is some of the best, and with unique flavors sure to capture your taste buds. Lix Homemade Ice Cream’s magic lies in its authenticity. We use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients to make everything from scratch in our beautiful production kitchen. Without any artificial colors or flavors, everything is made in small batches each week to ensure the most delicious frosty bites possible. For more information visit https://www.lix-pv.com/

One Six One

One Six One is the newest LGBTQ bar/lounge located in the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. An upscale environment with a ‘living room lounge’ ambience, One Six One offers live DJ’d house music, craft cocktails, an outside patio and a rooftop. Enjoy happy hour daily from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/onesixonepv/ for more information. 

Vallarta Food Tours
Vallarta’s number ONE tour with more than 2,600 five-star TripAdvisor reviews. It was recently awarded the number four food experience in the world by TripAdvisor for 2020! Pick from ten different food tours, almost anything to fit your taste!  Vallarta Food Tours 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. Their love of Puerto Vallarta and Mexican culture has inspired them to create the city’s finest culinary tour. 

https://vallartafoodtours.com/

Yamada

Located in the same building as ACT 2 Theater, Calle Basilio Badillo 330-C Emiliano Zapata, this Japanese Restaurant welcomes you to enjoy fresh sushi rolls or a hibachi meal. The owner and chef studied under Mr. Yamada for 20 years and honored him by naming his restaurant after him. Open every day except Sunday from  3 to 10 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Yamadapv/

Rosie’s Kitchen

Formerly called “Can’t stop cooking for the whole village” this restaurant, located in Plaza Romy,  Ignacio L. Vallarta 228, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, provides home cooked meals for pickup or delivery. Rosie, Blanca and Carlos will deliver great service with delicious meals and the specials you love and cherish. Place your order by WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/cantstopcookingandbaking/

Spas and Fun

Spartacus

With more than 4,000 square feet, Spartacus is a men’s only gay sauna/bath house located in the gay district of Puerto Vallarta, Zona Romantica. Four floors with a large rooftop terrace, pool, dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, showers, and so much more. 

http://www.spaspartacus.com/

Hamam Turkish Spa
By appointment only Hamam Turkis Spa is a boutique authentic hamam spa that provides an oasis of tranquility and revitalization.  Choose from a comprehensive range of turkis bath Hamam rituals, body scrubs with Vichy shower, and massages. This indulgent time can be share with up to two people at the same time, and arrangements can be made for men only, ladies only, or couples. 
http://www.hamampv.com/

Retail Stores

Angels PV Store

Looking for club, fitness and swim wear for men made in Mexico. Angel’s Store PV offers quality products made and designed in Mexico. Proud to support the local economy by buying and selling locally. Visit https://www.facebook.com/angelsstorepv/

CHB Clothing Store
CHB Clothing Store, located at 332 Basilio Badillo Emilino, offers men’s clothing inspired by beach wear. Owned by Christian H Banderas, the collection of clothing offers a fresh look including shirts, shorts, swimwear and so much more. https://www.facebook.com/chbclothingcompany/

Mercurio Swimwear
Mercurio Swim was conceived and launched in 2018 by Paul Crist and fashion designer Todd Barnes with a mission to create men’s swimwear of high quality, excellent fit, and limited production for local guys and tourists. The swimwear line was designed in order to address several shortcomings they saw in the men’s swimwear available in local stores. At Mercurio Swim, we’re very serious about quality and quality control. https://mercurioswim.com/

Xocodiva
Handmade right here in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, these custom chocolate treats start with the finest Belgian chocolate and the freshest local ingredients. All chocolate is all natural and free of preservatives. Each truffle is carefully and lovingly hand-painted or decorated and prepared with care and passion creating the finest chocolate truffles that are as beautiful as they are delicious! Xocodiva handmakes all of our other delightful products, from a huge assortment of mouthwatering creative barks to our hand poured bars. Check them out (Monday thru Saturday, 10 -6) at their production kitchen (A. Serdan #368), where you can watch the magic happen.

http://www.xocodiva-pv.com/

Places to Stay/Rentals

Hotel Mercurio
Hotel Mercurio has been ‘home’ for LGBTQ guests for nearly two decades. Arriving for your stay with them, you’ll feel the warm and welcoming embrace of greeting beloved friends. Most of the staff have been part of the Mercurio family for many years, so our returning guests really do become our friends—an experience you may not enjoy at larger hotels or rental properties. Hotel Mercurio offers a popular breakfast every day, included in your room rate. Breakfast is 8 am to 11 am weekdays, and until noon on weekends (with free mimosas and bloody Mary’s!).
https://www.hotel-mercurio.com/

Rentals PV
Offering apartment rentals in Puerto Vallarta, in the heart of the Romantic Zone, Old Town, just one block from the beach Playa Los Muertos. Offering different apartments for rent at with all located close to the beach. Concierge and free wifi connection in all units. One well-behaved dog is allowed in some units. Our staff speaks Spanish, English, French, German and Dutch. So please contact us if you are looking for a house or apartment for rent. 
http://www.rentalspv.com/

Samson Waters
Samson Waters offers vacation rentals, concierge services, and property management. With a staff that prides themselves on an ability to understand its guests needs and provide an experience that will surpass all expectations. Samson Waters has offices in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Merida and Puerto Vallarta, and caters to international individuals who wish to maximize their rental income or those looking for an exceptional vacation experience.  

Specialized Services

Learn Piano!
Salvatore Rodriguez

Pianist and Piano Teacher

Salvatore Rodriguez, professional musician and teacher, has played piano since age eleven, ultimately earning a degree in music at the University of Guadalajara. He has since played for some of the biggest names in music, including icons Juan Gabriel, Rocio Durcal, Lila Downs, Vikki Carr and many others. He is the only Mexican who has won the prestigious Yamaha Piano Award, and in 2016, he was named “Best Lyricist Pianist of Latin America”, an award given by Mexico’s Secretary of Culture. Learn how to play piano from this expert. Give yourself a chance. No obligation and totally free. Request an informative appointment at no cost. For more information call 322 533 12 13

https://www.facebook.com/ELPIANISTASALVATORE/

Marco Hernandez

Massage Therapy
Offering sensual, erotic and therapeautic massages, Marco brings massage to a new level to help your body and mind heal emotionally. As emotional beings, when we keep things inside and pent up, for fear, for not wanting to hurt, we hurt ourselves. Massage therapy of any kind helps remove blocks and emotions come out and your body starts to detox. For more information or appointment visit https://www.facebook.com/infinitygabostart-105079731539033 or call/text to +528120226646.

Nomad Family Photo Group

With over 10 years of professional portrait experience, you are guaranteed to love your photos! Our sessions are perfect for engagement or honeymoon portraits, family gatherings, or profile worthy pictures of you and your best friends! Looking to learn photography? We provide several photography workshops in PV, San Pancho, Guadalajara, as well as providing wedding and portrait photography to locals and visitors.  www.nomadfamilyphotogroup.com

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