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Top 10 reasons why you should get married in Puerto Vallarta

1Gay-friendlier than any other place in Mexico or the Caribbean

In 2017, Puerto Vallarta became the first Gay Travel Approved city in Mexico and Zona Romantica was crowned as the 2016 Gay Travel Awards Gayborhood of the Year.

2 Plenty of activities for you and your guests during the day and the evenings

This is the adventure travel destination. Snorkeling, parasailing, zip lining, you name it. You can also go explore beyond the city. Visit nearby surfer’s paradise Sayulita, or take a boat to secluded gay hotspots like the small village of Yelapa.

3 Pretty much everything is close by, including the airport

Transportation to or from the airport can be as cheap as $10 pesos if you take a local bus, and it reaches all the way to Zona Romantica.

4 Same-sex marriages are completely legal


As of 2016, lesbian and gay couples can legally tie the knot here.

Filtered guest list

Puerto Vallarta is just far enough to allow you to appropriately filter out your ideal guest list.




Forget the cookie-cutter experience


Plenty of great venues for private and intimate gatherings that really no one knows about.

7 Competitive prices among other destinations


Prices for lodging and events here are very competitive with other Mexican and Caribbean beach destinations

8 It’s a scenic getaway


The lush Sierra Madre Mountains, long stretches of sand, incredible sunsets, they all add to the beauty that is this beach town.

9 The sun sets in the right direction for your photos


(hint—it doesn’t in Cancun or Riviera Maya), and being able to see the whole sweep of the Bay of Banderas truly is a world-class view!

10This beach destination is still more authentically Mexican than any other

Unlike some cities in Mexico focused exclusively on modern day luxury with a distinctly resort feel, Puerto Vallarta offers more than that. It truly offers a little something for everyone. It does a good job showcasing the best of Mexico.


Photo credit: Diana Flores

For more about Puerto Vallarta weddings, check out our LGBT Wedding Guide