A weekend in 

Puerto Vallarta

Feb 25-28 (3 nights) 

Gentlemen, 

I happy to present to details of your trip to Puerto Vallarta with Ursula Hosting. 

It's time to get excited!  

 

First a little about Puerto Vallarta...

 

Puerto Vallarta is a coastal town on the west coast of Mexico, State of Jalisco.  Jalisco is a thriving state with famous cities like Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Tequila! (Correct, where tequila comes from - 4hr drive). 

 

Puerto Vallarta has seen tremendous growth in the last years/decade and has become a world wide gay destination in the process. The city has a "modern side" where most resorts, large marina,  and hotels are located, and it is closer to the airport. Then there is an older side, more traditional where you can still see the colonial part of town. This is the gay friendly part of town.  The area where most of the gay establishments are located is called Zona Romantica, and it is located in the south of El Centro.   

Most Hotels, nice houses, and villas with great views in the area are located around this zone, in the hills. Most places in this area are close enough to most attractions.  You could walk, or at least take a short Uber/taxi ride; specially on the way back.

Accommodation

Gay Hotel in Hills, Near Town. Casa Cupula (2 Rooms)

We have reserved the Greenbelt  Suite and Vista King Room. They are connected to form one larger suite.  You will have your one terrace and private hot tub. 

  • Top Gay hotel in PV. 

  • Ocean and city views.  Large suites, with large terrace and private hot tub. Two rooms could be reserved together to form an even larger suite.  

  • Breakfast not included.

  • Pool, bar and restaurant in property. 

  • Walking distance to the town as well (downhill), or short Uber ($3)

  • The also host events and parties at their pool.

    • Pool Parties are happening (they might be cancelled if more COVID related restrictions by the government are implemented). No reservation is necessary for guests.  They go officially until 7PM on Saturdays.   

ITINERARY

Thursday

  • Arrivals - Private Shuttle. 

    • First you will go through the Immigration, Baggage claim and Customs areas.

    • When you come out of customs, you will face an infamous section of TIME SHARE stands and “Free Margarita Booths”. Avoid them, and don't pay attention to them and proceed out the other side of the room. (They’ll go as far as saying that they represent Casa Cupula if you even mention you are staying there)

    • Once on the other side, you will then see the Rental Car Agencies. Please keep going.

    • Head out the final set of double doors, past the yellow taxi stands and proceed outside the airport.  

    • As you head outside, you should see your driver wearing a black uniform, waiting with a sign with your name and the Casa Cupula logo on it.  The company is called "AirGo". If you have any trouble locating the driver, please call 1-866-352-2511 ext. 0 and there will be someone happy to assist you

    • Please refer to the image below as a further guide in locating your driver. 

  • Check in and settle at the hotel

  • Money exchange - 

    • You can do some at the airport if you would like to have some cash. just in case. Someplaces offer better rate if they. take it from a debit card. Please inquire. 

    • You can also do it later in town, which would have a better rate. Te rate in town is around 18 pesos per 1 USD.

    • The front desk could tell you where to do it. near by, or perhaps you see a place during your walk with Joe. 

    • Most places will take CC too, so don't worry if you can't do it the night you get in.

  • 6:00 PM -  8:00 PM Private Walking Tour (Malecon, Zona Romantica):  Your guide will be Joe.  He will show you key areas, and places you can later explore more, good bars and restaurants, and more.  Make sure to ask as many about whatever you would like to do. Don't be shy. Joe can recommend and guide you to the right direction.  Grab a drink or two with him, and then he will walk you to where you will have dinner.  

    • Joe will come get you at the hotel. 

    • Included: Guide, and a round of drinks​

    • Since there is no reservation required, let me know if you would like to start at a different time.

  • Dinner Recommendation - We are recommending "El Santo Taco". This place has amazing tacos, and drinks. Casual and relax atmosphere, great reviews.  Near the "gay area" in case you want to walk around after dinner. No reservation is required.  Joe will end the tour there. 

Friday

  • Morning - Recommendation is to have breakfast and relax at the hotel.

  • 10:30am - Reservation for COVID Testing at SETAC. This is a LGBT organization that provides services to the community, So you won't only be getting your test,  you will also be supporting the community.

    • You will have complimentary transportation to the site. Please check in at the front desk at 10:!5am. 

    • The reservation is for an Antigen test, which costs 599 Mex. Pesos (about 30 USD). You can pay with a CC; they would just add a 5% fee. 

    • You should be back by 11am. Plenty. of time to enjoy the pool and grab lunch at the hotell before the day activity. You could also ask the driver to leave you in the Zona Romantica, if you want to explore and grab lunch in town

    • Results should be in your email inbox within few hours.

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ATV Experience: Drive Drive ATVs outside the city. Visit a ranch where you can relax, eat, taste tequila, or do other offered activities.

    • Included:  Approx. 15 Miles (24 km) of ATV Riding, English-Speaking Guides, All Safety Equipment, Tequila Tasting.

    • You can arrange round trip transportation to where the tour starts with the hotel ($30).  but you can also take a Uber or taxi (About 55 Mex Pesos, or 3 USD). If you choose Uber, please plan accordingly.  Tour departs from (Unique ATV Tours)  HERE.

    • If you use the hotel service, please be at the front desk at 12:40pm

    • Please make sure to bring driver license, and at least one CC for security deposit. 

  • Free Night.  Explore the town, go out for a show, or dinner. I can offer recommendations and make reservations if needed. 

Saturday

  • Morning - Breakfast - I recommend breakfast at La Palapa Restaurant.  The food is really good, it is by the ocean, and only a short minute walk to the Los Muertos Pier, from where the boats depart to Wet & Wild.

    • Reservation is made. 10am (I strongly recommend trying the sweet breads they walk around offering)  

  • 11:30 to 6PM - Gay Boat Tour - Wet & Wild : Join other visitors on a fun day out in the sea.  Explore the bay, check out some of the most iconic places, snorkel, enjoy lunch, relax at a clothing optional deserted beach, and enjoy open bar on the ship.

    • Included: Boat ride, open national bar, lunch (no open bar during lunch), equipment, and entertainment on boat by go-go boys. ​

    • Boarding starts at 11:30, and boat departs at Noon.  At the pier, find the guy checking people in for the Wet n Wild boat. 

    • You can walk back to the hotel from the pier, get a taxi, or Uber. These options would be no more than 40 to 60 pesos. 

  • Free Night.  Explore the town, go out for a show, or dinner. I can offer recommendations and make reservations if needed. 

Sunday 

  • Departures - Private shuttle

    • Check in at the front desk of the hotel, 2 1/2 hours before your flight. The shuttle leaves 2 hours before. 

    • Let me know If you'd like to leave earlier.  I can coordinate as desired.​​

  • Flight 12:30PM

SUMMARY

 

This plan is for 3 nights, 3 people.  As detailed above, this package includes: 

 

  • Airport pick up and drop off

  • Accommodations for 3 nights

    • Option B - Casa Cupula

  • Activities 

    • Walking Tour with local guy

    • ATV adventure

    • Gay Boat Day

  • Concierge services before and during your trip.  I will be your concierge before the trip, and assist during the trip virtually as necessary.  You could also have access to concierge assistance through the hotel staff.

COST

  • With Option B = $2970 Total

  • NOTE: Tips are not included.  Feel free to show your appreciation, if you are pleased with the services of any provider.

We can adjust, and modify the plan as much as you want., and cost and details will be adjusted accordingly.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Some recommendations for restaurants

  1. Trio - Fine dining

  2. JoeJacks - Casual, comfort food

  3. MeridaGrill - Good southern Mexican food

  4. Maria Baja -  Great food, laidback atmosphere

  5. 116 Pulpito - Good Spanish

  6. Eclecticos - Greek Food

THANK YOU 

INFORMATION FROM INITIAL PROPOSAL /  PREVIOUS OPTIONS

Gay Hotel in Zona Romantica, Beach front -  Almar Resort (2 Rooms) -  $2910 Total

  • Only gay luxury resort on the beach

  • Oceanview rooms. Large rooms with balcony, small kitchen, seating area, and private bathroom

  • One room with a queen bed, and the second with two queen beds. 

  • Breakfast included

  • Beach club is part of the property, but it is a separate business ass well, located across the street, on the beach

  • It is also walking distance to most places in Zona Romantica. It might be louder at night, and during weekends.  

  • There is also a rooftop restaurant/bar

OTHER OPTIONS FOR ACTIVITIES ARE:

  • Zip lining

  • Hikes

  • Cooking class

  • Food tour

  • Private boat

  • Naked men only tour 

​Ursula Hosting, 2020