Recently I made a trip to gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. As I usually do, I looked at my own site to see if there were any masseurs on MassageM4M.com in Puerto Vallarta, and found a guy who travels to PV every so often:
I'm not surprised that I didn't find more, as 99% of the masseurs on my website are based in the United States.
Where do I find a masseur in Puerto Vallarta?
I've been to Puerto Vallarta a few times in the past just on day-trip excursions from several cruises to Mexico, and usually just went to the Blue Chairs gay beach (located at Playa Los Muertos Beach in the Zona Romantica area) to hang out for the day. On this trip to PV, I noticed quite a few masseurs offering their massage services in a variety of creative ways:
- As I am walking along the streets, masseurs stand in front of their store-front-spas yelling "Massage, Amigo?"
- As I am sitting at the beach, enjoying the views, independent masseurs are giving out business cards on the gay beach
- In the lobby of most gay friendly hotels, are postcards & business cards of male masseurs
- On mobile social media apps like Grindr and Adam4Adam you'll find profiles of "CMT", "LMT" or "Great Hands"
So, how do I know which masseur to see?
I rarely try any masseur without reading reviews, and in PV it was extremely difficult to find any masseurs with any reviews online. However, since the Mexican Peso is cheap compared to the US Dollar, the price for a massage is pretty much the same as a nice dinner back home, around $40 for an hour (sometimes if you can negotiate you can get it for 90 minutes). That's not a bad price compared to back home in Los Angeles, where an hour massage generally goes for $120 or $160 for 90 mins. So the risk vs. the cost really isn't too bad.
Any advice or tips next time?
I did not end up seeing any of those masseurs and still had a nice time in Puerto Vallarta, but I do wonder if anyone else has any recommendations of masseurs in PV that I might try next time.Photo credit: Ernie - November 2012 - View of Blue Chairs Beach in front of the Blue Chairs Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Photo taken from the 3rd floor Ocean Front Balcony room.