Christian Serrano owns and hosts the very popular Gay Vallarta Bar-Hopping Tour. Since hosting his first group in January 2011, Christian and his Bar-Hopping Tour have provided patrons with VIP excursions through Vallarta’s vibrant gay nightlife, hitting up all the main hotspots while skipping lines and having cocktails ready and waiting upon arrival.
When not leading revelers through the streets of the Zona Romantica, Christian spends his time pursuing some of his other passions like music, photography, traveling and his local bear group “VallartOsos” (oso is the Spanish word for bear), of which he’s a founding member. He’s also active collaborating with Vallarta Gay Pride, the local LGBT Business Alliance and Beef Dip Bear Week. Originally from Acapulco, Christian came to Puerto Vallarta for a two-week vacation in 2006 and decided to make it home. Shortly after, he met Eric, whom he recently married in Mexico City.
With so much going on, we were lucky to get a few moments of his time to find out what he loves most about his home and its residents.
What is your favorite thing to splurge on?
Of course it would be a shopping spree!
When traveling, what do you never leave home without?
My husband and my ChapStick.
Where is your all-time favorite travel destination?
After Mexico it would definitely be California to visit my family (and go to Coachella.)
What is your most cherished possession?
My wedding ring.
Describe your perfect weekend in Puerto Vallarta.
Beach time, tacos stands, gourmet restaurants, napping, bar-hopping, cuddling, a relaxing massage, shopping (of course) and just simply disconnecting.
What is your favorite neighborhood or street in Puerto Vallarta?
My lovely Gayborhood, "The Romantic Zone".
If you had to give a visitor one keepsake from Puerto Vallarta what would it be?
An amazing experience here and the memories of it that they will have forever.
Alive, dead or fictional: who is your favorite local?
For sure Elizabeth Taylor. I have always admired strong women. She was a legend and soooo beautiful! I would have loved to party with her.
What makes someone a local in Puerto Vallarta?
To begin with, you have to move or travel here often. But more importantly, you have to get involved with some of the wonderful activities that Vallarta has to offer and support the local businesses.