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14+ photos of bears, bears and more bears at BeefDip in Mexico

14+ photos of bears, bears and more bears at BeefDip in Mexico

Playbears at BeefDip in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The annual BeefDip festival in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, continues to grow in strength each year.

Aimed at gay bears and their admirers, the week-long event is now drawing to a close. It attracts gay guys from all over the world, but with most coming from the United States. Much of the action takes places at the Mantamar Beach Club and Blue Chairs resort.

Enjoying the BeefDip pool at the Mantamar Beach Club
Enjoying the BeefDip pool at the Mantamar Beach Club (Photo: @BeefDipBearWeek | Instagram)
A man in panda trunks at BeefDip
Love the panda trunks! (Photo: @lalo.strada | Instagram)

There are daily pool parties, plus events like ‘bearaoke’ and regular excursions – such as swimming in Banderas bay, whale watching or zip-lining through a local treetop canopy.

(Photo: @BeefDipBearWeek | Instagram)

Others just choose to relax by the pool or explore this quaint and scenic vacation town. It lies on the Pacific coast in the state of Jalisco. Pretty pink and white bougainvillea line the quiet streets of its ‘Zona Romantica’, in the shadows of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Wandering the backstreets of Puerto Vallarta and discovering its Zona Romantica
Wandering the backstreets of Puerto Vallarta and discovering its Zona Romantica (Photo: @thewrite_stuff | Instagram)

BeefDip offers something for everybody – particularly if they’re a fan of bears!

‘I think what brings everyone back to BeefDip is Puerto Vallarta,’ says one attendee, Luke Layfield.

BeefDip in Mexico
Taking it easy at BeefDip in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Photo: @lukelayfield | Instagram)

‘It’s an incredible setting with beautiful beaches and some really great food. Plus, you can walk everywhere. You could put any group of like minded strangers here, and they’re going to have the best time.’

A man at BeefDip 2019
(Photo: ButchFactor | Instagram)

‘Great way to make new friends’

One of the week’s highlights was the ‘booze cruise’, which had around several hundred guys on four boats.

‘Now that was a fun day on the water and the beach with guys from all over the world,’ says attendee Christopher Hines, from Los Angeles.

BeefDip booze cruise
Hundreds of guys squeezed on to four boats for the ‘Booze Cruise’ (Photo: ButchFactor | Instagram)

‘What I like most about Beef Dip, aside from the stunning beauty of Puerto Vallarta, sandy beaches, warm water and sunshine, is the laid back vibe of the event. Everyone is friendly and comfortable in their own skin, accepting of all body types and ages. Not a lot of attitude. Great way to make new friends.’

Check out more images from BeefDip 2019 below. 

On the beach for BeefDip
On the beach for BeefDip (Photo: @bigbuilderc | Instagram)
Designer Griff Tucker (left), with a tank top he designed especially for this year's festival
Designer Griff Tucker (left), with a tank top he designed especially for this year’s festival (modelled right) for himself and friends (Photo: davequantic | Instagram)
Bears on a boat
BeefDip boat trip (Photo: @renzomcg_ | Instagram)
BeefDip in Mexico, January 2019
Photo: @twirlybear_in_nyc | Instagram
A man in red trunks looks at over a BeefDip party
(Photo: ButchFactor | Instagram)
Puerto Vallarta is famed for its sunsets... and bears!
Puerto Vallarta is famed for its sunsets… and for its bears! (Photo: @maxizarestrella | Instagram)
Two bears at BeefDip
(Photo: @loganotron | Instagram)
A group of men enjoying a BeefDip party
Nighttime partying in Puerto Vallarta (Photo: @rddygg | Instagram)

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