Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - When the 2016 edition of Vallarta Pride takes to the streets of Puerto Vallarta's La Romantica Zone from May 16-30, a voice of unity will resonate via multiple messages.
Chiming in with Pride's "We Are One Family" theme is Jalisco state's legalization of same-sex marriage on Jan. 27. Puerto Vallarta's home state joined Chihuahua, Coahuila and Quintana Roo, as well as the country's capital, Mexico City, in this milestone recognition.
Considered the largest LGBT celebration in the region, Vallarta Pride welcomed some 15,000 revelers in 2015. This lively Pacific Coast destination is once again expected to burst at the seams - especially in its La Zona Romantic "gayborhood" that will play host.
"Vallarta Pride has organically grown to become one of the most successful events in Puerto Vallarta, attracting thousands of international visitors who enjoy diverse offerings in the destination," said Agustin Alvarez, PVTB's director. "The festival attracts national and international celebrities, and media who put a spotlight on Vallarta during Pride. And that is good for everyone."
Activities scheduled for 2016 include a local designers fashion show, circuit party, film festival and Drag Derby. A full calendar of events is available at VallartaPride.com.
Over the past few decades, Puerto Vallarta has evolved into a top Mexico LGBT winter beach destination, welcoming diversity with a broad array of LGBT friendly nightclubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, entertainment and services in La Zona Romantica.
"Puerto Vallarta has been recognized internationally as the friendliest city in Mexico. And this is because our people are so welcoming of everyone that comes to our shores," Alvarez said. "Our LGBT community has always been a part of Puerto Vallarta and its events and festivals. It is a pleasure to see families, boomers, locals, expats and lovers all commune on the Malecón daily," Alvarez continued. "And this is also the case during Vallarta Pride's fashion shows and performances in the park."Read more at TravelPulse.com