Many LGBTQ visitors to Mexico's west coast head to Puerto Vallarta, but not too far away is another Mexican destination that provides a more relaxed vibe compared to its more popular neighbor. Punta de Mita provides arguably better surfing, quieter beaches, and lots of quaint, local neighborhoods. Here are two properties that are LGBTQ-friendly that you should consider for your next Mexican getaway.
LGBTQ travelers looking for a secluded, less touristed alternative to Puerto Vallarta should check out Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, home to some of the best beaches and surf spots. Located on one of the best surf breaks, W Punta de Mita is a chic beach resort inspired by indigenous influences and pays homage to the area’s local surf culture with decor touches like beds with headboards made of surfboards. With features that include oceanfront suites with private infinity pools, two beachfront swimming pools, an incredible on-site surfing program, a 4,000 square foot full-service spa nestled in the jungle, and F&B ranging from Jean Georges’ Spice Market to Mesa1 — an ultra-exclusive al fresco setting that offers just one nightly seating under the stars — this vibrant, bohemian beach escape makes for an unforgettable, LGBTQ-friendly getaway.
Conrad Punta de Mita Opening in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit on September 1st, the thoughtfully designed Conrad Punta de Mita will offer travelers an inspired beach vacation, the Conrad way, situated among the area’s serene natural landscapes and aquamarine waters. Drawing influence from Mexico's rich history and unique culture, indigenous artwork will integrate with exceptional amenities to create a sense of barefoot resort elegance that highlights its local Mexican identity. All 324 guest rooms and suites will boast views of the Pacific Ocean, with suites and villa ‘Casitas’ offering large patios, plunge pools, freestanding soaking tubs and outdoor showers. Amenities will include three pools, including an adult, lap and kids pool, spread out among the resort’s vast outdoor areas. Four restaurant and three bar concepts will offer menus and spaces that pay tribute to age-old techniques and flavors of the local culture — among them, CODEX, a speciality restaurant, that will feature local ingredients and unique dining experiences like the Full Moon Experience which includes a curated menu based on the phases of the moon. The Conrad SPA will offer a unique indoor/outdoor design and traditional Temazcal spread across 10,000 square feet. In response to new “workation” trends that suggest travelers are leveraging technology and taking their work abroad while reconnecting with family in a beautiful setting, the resort is also introducing the “WFP: Work From Paradise” package. With starting rates of $260 USD and a four night minimum stay, this package includes a daily $75 USD resort credit, premium Wi-Fi, early check-in/late check-out and 50% discount on a re-energizing massage -- not to mention the most beautiful of backdrops for your Zoom calls.