Visiting Gay Friendly Puerto Rico

Live Your Own 5-Star Vacation Story in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has often been called the gay center of the Caribbean as it is the most gay-friendly Caribbean island. You will find a host of accommodations, restaurants, clubs and bars that cater to the gay clientele.


Most of the LGBT infrastructure can be found in the Old City of San Juan. This beautiful walled city still preserves its stunning colonial architecture, ranging from fortresses to colorful buildings; many declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

A great way to go out and explore Old San Juan is by bike.  We recommend Rent The Bicycle, a tour company specializing in everything from guided tours to hourly bike rentals.


All bike tours are by reservation and offered twice a day, and, if interested, Rent The Bicycle, will even customize a tour for you!

After all that exploring you will want to wind down with some retail therapy!


No matter where you are on the island, you will be sure to find a shopping mall within reach. There are over 20 shopping malls, including the largest one in the Caribbean, The Mall of San Juan.

There are also unique shopping districts, from luxury designer fashions in Condado, to handmade artisan goods in Old San Juan.

Learn more about shopping in Puerto Rico HERE.

Then, of course, there is the nightlife!


Condado, San Juan’s gayest beach neighborhood, has a high concentration of gay / LGBT friendly nightclubs including such hot spots as Oceano, a gay-owned, modern mansion, located right on the gay beach in the heart of San Juan, delivering a state-of-the-art oceanfront dining  experience for both lunch and dinner!

Oceano attracts a mix of straight/LGBT clientele and is a great place to indulge yourself in a chic, trendy atmosphere.


Santurce, San Juan’s hub for gay bars, is located 10 minutes from car from Condado.  One of Santurce’s most popular gay clubs is Circo, a  gay dance club that packs in both tourists and locals. Enjoy dancing, drag shows, go-go boys and a great energy with two floors and multiple bars to explore.

For more information on San Juan’s gay nightlife click HERE.

After  an exciting night of dancing, relaxing the day away at one of Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches!


Puerto Rico is surrounded by more than 270 miles of coastline.

The “gay beach”  is located at the foot of Calle Vendig (Vendig Street), in front of Oceano bar/restaurant.

For a complete listing of Puerto Rico’s beaches click HERE.


Interested in exploring more of what Puerto Rico has to offer?


Be sure to visit top attractions such as the beautiful Bioluminescant bays that set the water aglow or the only rainforest under US national park service, El Yunque.

The best part about traveling to Puerto Rico from the United States is that no passport is required !

If visiting from another country other than the United States, a visa is required to enter the island.

These requirements are standard and are the same as for entering the United States.

The purpose and extent of your visit will determine which visa to apply for. 

For more information click HERE.


There are so many fantastic experiences to be had on the island of Puerto Rico.

I just touched on some of my personal favorites!

Visit for ideas planning your perfect getaway and be sure to share with us your plans in the comment section of this article.

What are you waiting for? Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico!

** Sponsored Post by Puerto Rico Tourism. All Opinions are my own. 

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