News from Around Banderas Bay | October 2007
|Puerto Vallarta Welcomes Gay Cruise Ship|
Being a port city and a destination for many cruise lines including RSVP and Atlantis, the world's largest gay and lesbian first-class cruise, resort and tour company, Puerto Vallarta is tolerant and abundant with all things gay.
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|Empresarios Gays de Puerto Vallarta together with Atlantis, the world's largest gay and lesbian first-class cruise, resort and tour company, are hosting a T-dance for Mexican Celebration Cruise passengers at Club Paco Paco on October 17, 2007.|
In fact, Puerto Vallarta has become Mexico's favorite gay destination in recent years, attracting gay travelers from around the world who are drawn to its mix of Old Mexico charm, casual atmosphere, beautiful beaches and fantastic year-round weather.
So Atlantis is starting this year off right with a Mexican Celebration Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas. By chartering the entire ship, Atlantis has developed a unique all-gay environment designed for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment - so it comes as no surprise that this popular cruise is sold out!
Scheduled to depart from Los Angeles on October 13th, 2007, this eight-night cruise will sail to the best of Mexico's luscious beach towns, including Ixtapa, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and a full overnight stay in gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta.
Because these cruise ships are filled with people from all over the world, their arrival presents us with the unique opportunity to show gay travelers what Puerto Vallarta has to offer as a world-class vacation destination.
At the same time, the ship's arrival presents us with an opportunity to raise money for Empresarios Gays de Puerto Vallarta, an exciting new business alliance that promotes gay and gay-friendly tourism in Puerto Vallarta.
E.G.P.V. is striving to increase gay tourism in Puerto Vallarta, not only during the 2007/2008 high season, but all year long. To achieve this goal, members are planning new events that will attract more first-time visitors while encouraging repeat visitors to return more often.
The association has successfully coordinated with the promoter of the Atlantis cruise, which is scheduled to arrive in our port on October 17th, to organize a huge T-Dance at Paco Paco on October 17th from 4-8 pm.
Featuring Classic Disco, singer Kim Kuzma, drag artist Diva, and more... some of the proceeds from the Paco Paco/Atlantis T-dance will go to Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA A.C., Banderas Bay's HIV/AIDS Organization.
The mission of Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C. is to successfully reduce the number of new cases of HIV infection in Puerto Vallarta and to assist persons and families already affected with HIV by providing the most current and comprehensive information, counseling and assistance available.
Since the HIV/AIDS organization is 100% funded by donations and depends on the support and assistance of the Puerto Vallarta business community as well as members of the general public who are able to help, the Atlantis Tea Dance is just of the many events E.G.P.V. has planned to support the newly formed non-profit organization this season.
Tickets for the T-Dance at Paco Paco cost just $50 pesos in advance or $100 pesos at the door, and are available at Sama Martini Bar - Olas Altas y Pulpito, Hotel Mercurio - Olas Altas y Francisca Rodriguez, Liquid Men - Ignacio L. Vallarta y Carranza, Blu by Len - Olas Altas y Pulpito, PVRPV - Francisca Rodriguez y Olas Altas and at Paco Paco - Ignacio L. Vallarta #278.
With the price of admission you'll receive your first drink free and a complimentary Vallarta Map with discount coupons for local restaurants, shops and bars. So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today!