Though Mexico is principally a Catholic country, culturally, you don't see issues here with other religions and other lifestyles. We have very few issues with the different cultures and lifestyles. The polarization of the population is not like how it is now in the US. The culture is much more European than it is American or Canadian. I think this puts everybody on a level playing field.
In Old Town, Puerto Vallarta, you've got a huge gay population. Old Town is a big LGBT destination that's well promoted here by all the different business associations. This brings in a tremendous amount of income to the area.
You've also got the retirees in Puerto Vallarta. There is a big number of Canadians who have been coming down for years to Puerto Vallarta to get out of the cold. Summer used to be very slow here. Now, we're seeing people coming in the summertime as well to vacation with children. There's diversity in the population and there's no off season.
Visitors are very happy about being here in Puerto Vallarta. They're all here because they want to be here, not because they were sent to Puerto Vallarta to work by their company or brought by relatives to live here.
( Boca de Tomatlan on the river and the beach, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)