Embassies & Consulates
Come on out – the rainbow flag flies high over Puerto Vallarta. An ever-increasing stream of visitors descends on the city annually for its formidable selection of gay bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as its busy annual calendar of gay- and lesbian-themed events. The Gay Guide Vallarta booklet and website (www.gayguidevallarta.com) have tonnes of information and a helpful map for finding gay-friendly businesses. The nine-day Vallarta Pride event in May celebrates the LGBT community with special fervor.
Although most businesses in Vallarta accept US dollars as readily as they accept pesos, rates are generally poor. Banks with ATMs and casas de cambio (currency exchange) are abundant.
Municipal Tourist Office Vallarta’s busy office in the municipal building at the northeast corner of Plaza Principal has free maps, multilingual tourist literature and bilingual staff.