• Joey Amato

Celebrate Pride in Central America & The Caribbean



Now that most of us are fully vaccinated, it is time to start traveling again and the perfect way to celebrate Pride Month is by taking a trip to an LGBTQ-friendly destination in Central America and the Caribbean. A more challenging decision is trying to find an LGBTQ-friendly property for your visit, so we have assembled a few hotels that will welcome you with open arms.


W Mexico City

W Mexico City is the place where design and style meet fashion, music, entertainment, and everything that surrounds them. Located in the district of Polanco, landmark for business and fashion, the guests will find the best places to go shopping, dining, or to sense Mexico City’s nightlife. W Mexico City also offers food and beverages experiences in a W style. During the day, Living Room Bar is the ideal place for drinking coffee while enjoying a cool working environment with free Internet access. At night, it turns into into a vibrant space, granting access to the best music proposals curated by our resident DJs, from Wednesdays to Saturdays, led by the talented Tatiana de León, Dj T.A.T. It also offers a cocktail menu with daring and exciting proposals that will surprise the five senses of our guests.


Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

During the end of May and early June, Puerto Vallarta host the most important LGBT Pride celebration in the region. For 5 days, the destinations offer different cultural and entertainment activities. For those travelers who are looking for a place where comfort, luxury and extraordinary is combined, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, is where the charm and warmth of Mexico are captured in every corner. This resort is sent along the curve of Banderas Bay on the Pacific Coast at the base of the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. At this resort, the guests can learn more about the tequila tradition, which has its origin in Jalisco. The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa grows its blue agave plant and distills its tequila: Casamagna Tequila. So, whenever guests want to enjoy this spirit, they can do it in the Ceviche and Tequila Bar where they can pair amazing seafood dishes with different tequilas or they can also educate their palate, through tequila tastings with their tequila sommelier.


TierraLuna - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

TierraLuna is an innovative new shopping and entertainment complex, will celebrate Mexico’s rich culture and customs with restaurants, boutique shops, and work by prominent local artists in a zen-like space in the south of Puerta Vallarta at Garza Blanca Preserve, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Weekly organic farmers’ markets and art exhibits, a family carousel, outdoor living rooms for relaxation and people watching, an outdoor deck for yoga classes and meditation, and a special events space will make this center a top attraction for visitors and locals alike. The June 1 opening event will feature live music and art, with all boutiques open to the public. Four restaurants offering international cuisine from top chefs are expected to open in November 2021.


Solaz, a Luxury Collection resort

Its iconic architecture, immersive cultural experiences and indigenous natural treasures makes Solaz, a Luxury Collection resort, the most captivating retreat. The foodies can indulge themselves in its gastronomic offerings that satisfy the soul. In Al Pairo seafood market, the resort offers local dishes with fresh ingredients from the sea. For Contemporary Mexican fare, Cascabel is a vibrant venue with a show kitchen and live cooking stations. If you the guests are looking for a relaxed spot, Mako is the spot to enjoy of sea vistas in every direction. Explorers can enjoy cocktails and food from an elevated rooftop or pair some delicious dishes with a glass of wine from La Cava’s selection with more than 2,5000 bottles.


JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Right at the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa offers unforgettable vacations. The 447 luxury rooms and suites are equipped with private balconies that showcase the most astonishing views from the Caribbean Sea. During June, the resort will make the second edition of its Wellness Fest Series to celebrate Global Wellness Day. In each week of June, the guests will be able to choose between different activities like Tai Chi, Spinning, Fitness Salsa, Meditation and Yoga to immerse themselves in a healing and mindful experience guided by a unique lineup of health and wellness coaches.


Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

In Aruba, happiness is above all. The destination has a long-standing reputation for having the warmest and friendliest locals in the world. It also has some of the beautiful and sunny shores in the Caribbean, which are the perfect paradise spot for a rejuvenating escape. At the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino the couples can plan some romantic and fun experiences like a dinner at Atardi or trying stand-up Paddle Yoga at Vela Aruba. The best way to embrace being in the Caribbean is by taking a yoga class on the water. Yes, as you read it! Enjoy an uninterrupted ocean view while absorbing the serenity of the ocean during a stand-up paddle yoga class at Vela Aruba. You can choose to be part of a group class or you can take a private class with one of Vela’s yoga instructors. And after some energizing exercise, enjoy the stunning sunset at Atardi. This intimate pop-up restaurant is located at the oceanfront of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, their culinary offer has a special focus on seafood dishes, but the menu also includes delicious meat entrees, from Beef Tenderloin to Short Ribs and flavorful sides.


AC Hotel San Juan Condado

During June, Puerto Rico hosts its annual Pride events. The island has a variety of festivals and activities to enjoy the whole month. Whether you find the perfect spot for seeing the parade in the capital of San Juan or head to the Museum of Contemporary Art to marvel at the paintings, sculptures, and illustrations from the local artists, this destination is a fantastic place to visit during PRIDE month. If the travelers are looking for the perfect accommodation to stay AC Hotel San Juan Condado is situated in the heart of San Juan. Due to his location, travelers can walk the shores of Condado Beach or soak up in the city’s colorful architecture. The hotel also offers different packages for creating an inspiring Destination Wedding at their iconic Bar.C.Lona Rooftop. Whether is for smaller and more intimate parties for 15 -35 people, to larger groups of 36 -70 people, the hotel offers a diverse number of wedding planners that are qualified and experienced to create a memorable wedding for all types of couples.