One of our top picks in Puerto Vallarta. The gay-friendly Hotel Mercurio is located in the centre of Puerto Vallarta, just 500 feet from the beach. All of the air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a safe.

The Mercurio is located in Vallarta’s main gay neighbourhood, surrounded by bars and restaurants. The city’s gay beach is just 5 minutes’ walk away.

The Mercurio has a swimming pool open 24 hours a day, as well as a pool bar open until late. Massage can be arranged on request.

The staff in the Mercurio will be happy to offer advice on what to see and where to go. A gourmet breakfast is offered each day.