This article was published on July 16th, 2020
Puerto Vallarta has always been an exciting destination for the LGBTQ+ community, and even in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, interest still remains high for those that are searching for a locale to visit and enjoy in the coming months. Although the coronavirus is a serious global pandemic, those that are traveling can have a great time by being vigilant and cautious about how they travel in order to enjoy the many gay beaches and outdoor spaces that are available in Puerto Vallarta.
The popular gay events that happen there have been affected, but there are still some that are open that visitors can experience should they choose to travel to the region. HomoCulture provides some suggestions and recommendations for those that are interested in Puerto Vallarta in the immediate future.
Puerto Vallarta has already been certified by the World Travel and Tourism Council as a destination that is safe to visit now, with their doors reopened to international tourists. Businesses in the region have incorporated sanitary measures and protocols since May in order to make every area as safe as possible for travelers. The World Health Organization has also certified local beaches, restaurants and shopping centers, ensuring that visiting PV can be done in a safe manner so people can enjoy some the beautiful beaches.
Puerto Vallarta welcomes tourists back, and now is the best opportunity for travellers looking for a great deal with airlines drastically reducing prices and many hotels following suit. The majority of hotels have already opened and for travellers that come in the near future, there are discounts available to as much as 75% off, with no rescheduling charges or cancellation fees.
Puerto Vallarta is known for its myriad of activities in the vicinity, with fishing, local tours, water sports, and others popular choices. The great news is that these are all currently available, with capacity limitations in place so that social distance regulations are met as part of the current health protocols. This means that large groups will be split into smaller groups, and employees are regularly temperature checked throughout the day. There is hand sanitizer available throughout the area for tourists to utilize.
Travelers to Puerto Vallarta in the near future should check up with their own embassies and governments policies before traveling to the country, in case a quarantine is necessary upon return to their own country, such as the case is currently for Canadians for 14 days upon re-entry.
COVID-19 has introduced a new normal that has been adopted in the region, and the key to safely enjoy all that gay PV has to offer is to understand that the proper measures have been taken to keep everyone safe, and Puerto Vallarta is ready and able to welcome all that travel there now. Get started on those destination plans, and start planning your next visit to Puerto Vallarta!