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6 best gay resorts and B&Bs in Puerto Rico

Stefan Arestis
6 best gay resorts and B&Bs in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico – the gay gem of the Caribbean!

This is home of Latino pop gay icon Ricky Martin as well as some of the best RuPaul Drag Queens – Nina Flowers, Alexis Matteo, and Yara Sofia. There is a good reason why we rated Puerto Rico as the gayest place in the Caribbean in 2021!

The “Isla del Encanto” (“Island of Enchantment”) also has an exciting gay scene, largely based in the capital city of San Juan, with hangouts like Oceano and The Bear Tavern, a gay beach in Condado, and no fewer than two Pride events – Winter Pride Fest in December, and Pride Puerto Rico in May/June. There is also an abundance of gay resorts in Puerto Rico to pick from which ultimately makes it one of the best gay vacations in the USA.

In this guide, we've sorted through some of the best gay resorts in Puerto Rico and given our two cents on which ones you should check out when planning your own gaycation here.

🏳️‍🌈 OUR GAY RESORT PICKS IN PUERTO RICO 🏳️‍🌈

Is Puerto Rico safe for gay travelers in 2021?

As one of the gayest places in the whole Caribbean, you know you're heading to a pink haven! Puerto Rico is very gay-friendly and super safe for LGBTQ travelers.

As Puerto Rico is part of the US Commonwealth, LGBTQ rights here are more or less in line with those in the USA. Gay marriage was legalized here in 2015, transgender people have been allowed to change their legal gender since 2018, and the definition of hate crımes was extended in 2002 to include offences towards the LGBTQ community.

That being said, as with all destinations, Puerto Rico is a small island with a large population of over 3 million. Therefore, petty crıme is inevitably going to be prominent in the big cities as much as it would be in New York, Houston or Phoenix, so apply the same common sense in relation to safety as you would back home.

COVID entry requirements for Puerto Rico

All US domestic travelers to Puerto Rico need to complete a Travel Declaration Form and also produce a negative Covid test no more than 72 hours old to avoid quarantine. Find out more detailed information about this on the Discover Puerto Rico Travel Guidelines website. The same may apply for your return leg depending on which State you are flying back to – check the US Department of State Travel section for the latest Covid info.

What is the gay area of Puerto Rico?

Santurce in San Juan is the beating heart and soul of Puerto Rico's LGBTQ community. There are lots of gay bars, clubs, saunas, and restaurants here for gay boys in all shapes and sizes. The best gay bars to check out here include Oceano and The Bear Tavern. For the best drag shows, you'll want to be heading over to Circo, and for dancing, check out SX Club. If you're feeling frisky, PR's got you covered with the Xteamworks gay sauna!

During the day, most of the gay boys hang out at the Condado gay beach located in front of the Atlantic Beach Hotel.

Puerto Rico is our top pick for the most gay friendly island in the Caribbean
The boys come out to play on Puerto Rico's awesome Condado gay beach

All-inclusive gay resorts in Puerto Rico

When it comes to all-inclusive options and gay resorts in Puerto Rico the main thing to bear in mind is that here it's not like the gay resorts of Fort Lauderdale or Puerto Vallarta which are large, uber gay, and very clothing optional! By comparison, the gay accommodation options in Peurto Rico are more low-key and boutique in feel. The closest you'll find to a gay resort in Puerto Rico, which is on par with those in FL or PV is Coqui Del Mar (See Below).

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Coqui Del Mar

San Juan

As the gayest guest house in Puerto Rico, Coqui del Mar really lives up to its claim!

In a nutshell


  • Gay adults-only resort
  • Fully clothing-optional
  • It is “4/20 friendly” with designated outdoor areas for smoking
  • Just minutes walking distance to Ocean Park Beach

The Gayest Guest House in San Juan Puerto Rico!

Coqui Del Mar is the birth child of American/French gay couple Rob and Vianney (honest they are super adorable – check out their wedding video in Bordeaux). It is a large guesthouse, fully clothing optional, and also very 4/20 friendly!

In Puerto Rico, going green(!) is legal for medical purposes, so the boys can help you obtain a medical license for it before you arrive. They allow outdoor consumption in designated areas but never indoors.

Coqui Del Mar is super famous amongst the gay community of Puerto Rico, especially for their weekly Saturday evening gay pool parties which get quite raucous! In terms of rooms, Coqui has many to choose from, ranging from a cozy poolside studio to a tropical cabana, or an exclusive beach villa and more. Other perks include two pools, Jacuzzi, BBQ, and lounging areas. It's also just a few minutes walking distance to Ocean Park Beach.

Prices at Coqui del Mar start from $100 per night:


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Casa Flamboyant Bed & Breakfast

Naguabo

Casa Flamboyant is one of the most romantic spots for a gay couple to stay in Puerto Rico

In a nutshell


  • Gay owned boutique guesthouse
  • Natural spring infinity pool
  • Located in a large estate within the El Yunque National Forest
  • Not clothing-optional

Ricky and his husband Florin are the power house team behind this lush gay boutique hotel! If you're looking to impress your partner or book a place for your honeymoon, this is the one you want to choose!

Casa Flamboyant is a gay guesthouse secluded within a tropical jungle paradise, right in the heart of the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Everywhere you look it's a labyrinth of rich green foliage, streams, rivers, and waterfalls. This is Garden of Eden realnesses at its finest!

The most memorable thing about Casa Flamboyant is the comforting nightly symphony of nature – the trill of the Puerto Rican screech-owl mixed with the sound of the coqui tree frog. The forest is also home to red-tailed hawks, bananaquits, emerald hummingbirds, and the Puerto Rican tody. Beyond the scenery of the jungle lie sweeping views of the Puerto Rican mountains and the Caribbean waters.

There are just 3 room options: the large Rainbow room (325 sq ft), the Ginger Terrace (143 sq ft), and the Taino room (100 sq ft). Outdoor massage services are available on-site to book, as well as yoga classes. This is one truly gay romantic gem you do not want to miss out on!

Prices at Casa Flamboyant start from $182 per night:


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The Dreamcatcher

San Juan

The Dreamcatcher is a gorgeously bohemian hotel in Puerto Rico that's also very gay friendly

In a nutshell


  • Gay owned boutique hotel
  • Many activities: yoga, meditation, salsa nights, paddleboarding
  • Just 200 steps to the beach!
  • Not clothing-optional

The Dreamcatcher is truly unique because it is Puerto Rico's only “vegetarian gay owned hotel”! This means that everything on site is organic with a low carbon footprint, while all food is vegetarian or vegan and locally sourced by chef Jordan.

We love the focus given to the many activities that guests can sign up for, from morning yoga classes to meditation in the Zen Lounge, Salsa Nights, and paddle-boarding with Pablo. The location of The Dreamcatcher is our favorite thing about it – just minutes from the beach! It's also around 25 minutes walking distance to the Condado gay beach.

The Dreamcatcher has 9 rooms and 3 suites, each with its own unique style, all of them with air con! The Gallery Suite is particularly opulent, featuring a large arched door and full-on Bohemian decor, but the one that piqued our intrigue was The Goddess Suite – the largest of all their rooms, complete with hammock, private terrace, and outdoor shower.

Prices at The Dreamcatcher start from $209 per night:


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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

San Juan

The Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is definitely one of the best gay resorts in Puerto Rico, especially if you like to go big!

In a nutshell


  • 5 stars gay-friendly resort
  • Four outdoor pools + a swim-up bar with luxury cabanas
  • Beachfront location on Playa Isla Verde
  • Not clothing-optional

Fairmont is famous for being a very gay-friendly hotel brand, known for celebrating diversity and welcoming everyone in our LGBTQ family! We've stayed at several Fairmont hotels and have always left with a fabulous smile on our faces. The Fairmont El San Juan is no exception. They welcome all LGBTQ travelers and staff won't bat an eyelid if two men ask to share a bed.

When there is a gay event taking place in Puerto Rico, such as Pride in May/June, the Fairmont always gets involved by hosting some of the events/parties.

It's also downright gorgeous here! Luxurious, indulgent, and totally captivating! Upon entry, you're welcomed with a glistening oval chandelier, which contrasts with the intricately carved mahogany and polished marble directly below. This opulence extends to the rooms – a choice of staying in the Grand Tower with pool/ocean/city view, or one of the pool villas which have plenty of outdoor space and very large bathrooms!

The big draw here however is the location: right by the beach!

Prices at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel start from $300 per night:


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Tres Sirenas Beach Inn

Rincon

Tres Sirenas Beach Inn is a beautiful lesbian-owned spot in Puerto Rico for LGBTQ travelers to enjoy

In a nutshell


  • Gay owned stylish boutique hotel
  • Outdoor pool, hammocks, and yoga classes
  • Oceanfront hotel located in Rincon (West Puerto Rico)
  • Not clothing-optional

Experience the dream of living “La Vida Sirena” is the tagline of this lavish lesbian owned boutique.

Lisa and Wanda are the power duo behind this dreamy and luxurious oceanfront gay guesthouse located in Rincon, the western tip of Puerto Rico. One word: sunsets! Every evening, be prepared to witness some of the most unforgettable sunsets. To get a feel of just how incredible Tres Sirenas truly is, we recommend checking out their Instagram.

Tres Sirenas (“three mermaids” in Spanish) is a two-story villa with a choice of five room options: two Ocean Rooms, the Ocean Front Studio Suite, the Sea View Apartment, and the Sea View Penthouse, each offering an ocean view (if the name wasn't obvious enough!) and private white-washed balconies.

Tres Sirenas also offers the option to rent one of two Concha Azul Villas located directly behind. Heads up – note the 4-night minimum stay booking policy (shorter stays are considered for last-minute bookings subject to availability).

Prices at Tres Sirenas start from $255 per night:


You'll find plenty of fun and exciting activities to keep you busy in Puerto Rico

What to do in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is a stunning spot with gorgeous beaches, lush jungle, historic towns and lots of local wildlife. You'll find plenty to do if you can drag yourself away from the beach!

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Andalucia Guest House

San Juan

Andalucia Guest House is a fabulous spot for gay travelers to Puerto Rico on a budget

In a nutshell


  • Gay owned and gay-friendly affordable option
  • Not clothing-optional
  • Minutes away from gay bars like The Bear Tavern
  • Just 10 minutes walk to Ocean Park Beach

Esteban and Emeo are the gay couple from southern Spain (Andalusia to be more precise, hence the name!) who built this guesthouse.

The Andalucia Guesthouse is located in Ocean Park, around 10 minutes walking distance to Ocean Park Beach and a short cab ride to Condado gay beach. It's also just around the corner from The Bear Tavern and a short cab ride away from the gay bars/clubs in San Juan.

We think this hotel is ideal for solo gay travelers or LGBTQ tourists on a budget. It's not as lavish as some of the others in this list, but it's still comfortable and homely. Each room has air-con, blackout curtains, a private bathroom, and some with a kitchenette.

The communal areas are the perfect place to hang out and connect with other travelers especially on the 2nd-floor sundeck area and the tropical patio. But the main draw is the location and proximity to the beach. You can't beat that for the price. As a bonus, they let guests take beach towels and chairs to the beach, which is super handy!

Prices at Andalucia Guest House start from $89 per night:

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Stefan Arestis

Stefan is the co-founder, editor, and author of the gay travel blog nomadicboys.com. As a travel nerd, he has explored more than 80 countries across 5 continents. What he loves the most about traveling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends, and learning new cultures. His advice about LGBTQ travel has been featured in Gaycation Magazine, Gaycities, Gay Times, Pink News, and Attitude Magazine. He has also written about gay travel for other non-gay-specific publications including Lonely Planet, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. Stefan is also a qualified lawyer, having practiced as a commercial property litigator in London for over 10 years. He left his lawyer days behind to work full time on Nomadic Boys with his husband Sebastien. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.

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