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For Tropical Relaxation, Elect to Stay at Cancun’s InterContinental Presidente Resort

For Tropical Relaxation, Elect to Stay at Cancun’s InterContinental Presidente Resort


The stereotypical American idea of Cancun typically involves binge-drinking college students. If you need proof, you don’t have to look much further than the luxurious InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort. This resort hotel features two on-site restaurants, a modestly sized spa, two pools, and is located on a beach that many refer to as one of the best in a city filled with them.

I can personally attest to that: The beach is heavenly. I’d argue that there’s no better way to relax than by cooling off in those crystal-clear blue waters, trudging back to your lounge chair, and then just lying around all day as the sun shines down on you.

And the beach is just the beginning. The small spa provided a soothing atmosphere too. Mere steps from the beach, this is a great place to unwind after a long day, and I loved the flowers floating in the small bowl of water at the entrance. After my soothing 80-minute massage, I relaxed at the centerpiece of the spa, a gorgeous pool surrounded on both sides by chic lounge chairs. It almost astounded me that I could find a quiet place that close to the hubbub of the nearby beach.

If you get hungry or thirsty, there’s poolside service. I especially loved the fresh guacamole and chips, the crispy fish tacos, and the classic beachside cocktails like piña coladas and daiquiris. The menu also features traditional American offerings like hot dogs and hamburgers, if you’d rather stick to what you’re familiar with. The only thing I didn’t like about this was that at times the staff was a little slow to pick up finished plates. Not a huge deal, but it’s annoying to have bugs swarming around when you’re trying to relax.

As for other dining options, there are two restaurants onsite, and Le Cap Beach Club was probably my favorite. It’s just off the beach (no shoes, no problem) and provides diners with an elegant, low-lit setting that’s quiet but close enough to the beach that you can still hear the waves breaking. You’ll want to order anything that comes out of the outdoor oven here; my tasty flatbread was just crispy enough.

The thatch-roof covered El Caribeño (expect to see some birds inside here) is a great place to watch the beach while dining, especially in the morning under the shaded patio. It does get a tad warm in here, but fans help move the air around. I appreciated the mix of traditional American offerings like pancakes, bacon, and sausage, in addition to the more traditional Mexican dishes like refried beans at the breakfast buffet.

Lunch and dinner are also served at El Carib, and you really can’t go wrong with any of the seafood dishes. Try the fresh ceviche, topped with two slices of kiwi and served in a coconut, which is common here. I also really enjoyed my creamy avocado soup — a specialty here — and the roast snapper served with burst cherry tomatoes, black olives, and caper butter had just the right amount of accompaniments.

The most stunning dining experience here was when I got to enjoy dinner on the beach. Watching the sunset from a table with my toes in the sand is something I’ll be thinking about for a long time to come.

The only real con at this resort is it’s somewhat far from other sites in Cancun, and you’d have to take a cab to get downtown or to some of the other attractions. But does it even matter? You’ll probably just want to lay on the beach sipping cocktails instead. And the Presidente InterContinental is the perfect place to do just that.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


Gay Mexico

Mexico is an astoundingly eclectic country that welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. In recent years, LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded, though tolerance of sexual diversity was prevalent in indigenous Mexican culture. For these reasons, and much more, it is a popular destination for many gay travelers.

In 2017, Mexico became the sixth most visited destination in the world, proving that interest in this dynamic country is only growing. Don&rsquot come just to relax on the beach (or gay beach) &mdash come for the top-notch food, the thriving arts scenes, and the high-end gay resorts in Mexico that cater to your every whim. Our friend and neighbor to the south is brimming with beach towns, each one different from the next, electric urban centers, and wondrous mountainous regions. Though English is fairly widely spoken in Mexico, it is important to understand vital phrases in the local language. For instance, if you are looking for a certain bar or part of town, it can be particularly helpful to know a few of these terms. Before beginning your journey to Mexico, read our list of important practical phrases you will need for your trip.

Got Mexico in mind but not sure where to jet off to? Below are a few gay Mexican destinations we highly recommend:

Los Cabos is a stylish gay-friendly escape spread over two coastal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Come here to bask in the glorious sun or sail by the famous &ldquoEl Arco&rdquo rock formation, then spend your nights sipping margaritas at restaurants or bars overlooking the ocean.


El Arco, Cabo San Lucas

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Between Cancun and all of the coastal villages forming the Riviera Maya to the south, gay travelers will find a huge variety of experiences to savor &mdash everything from snorkeling and bar hopping to visiting Mayan ruins and indulging in spa treatments. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and activities are mostly clustered near Boulevard Kukulcan downtown.


Cancun

Looking for a gay-friendly resort or hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Check out our ultimate LGBTQ resort guide.

Mexico&rsquos Pacific Coast is a veritable treasure trove of well-developed beach towns. It doesn&rsquot get much better for LGBT travel than Puerto Vallarta&mdash the town was even recognized as having the best Pride event in our 2018 GayTravel Awards! Nearby Punta Mita is better suited to those seeking tranquility and luxury, and Acapulco, further down the coast, beckons with its star-studded past and unique seafood offerings.


Punta Mita

Culture-seeking travelers in search of the best gay vacations should look to this fascinating country&rsquos interior for mountainous topography, breathtaking architecture, and trends in everything from fashion to food. For gay travelers who want to broaden their horizons, nothing beats a trip to these gay-friendly cities in Mexico: sprawling Mexico City and its charming Spanish-style neighbor Querétaro located about three hours northwest.


Mexico City

Want to explore more of Mexico? Scroll down for a full list of our Mexico gay travel guides.

Gay Marriage and Weddings

Though gay marriage in Mexico is not necessarily legal in all jurisdictions, it is legal in much of Mexico. In addition, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that said any same-sex marriage performed in Mexico must be recognized by the country at a federal level, which was a huge win for the Mexican LGBT community and for same-sex couples all over. As a result, there are many popular wedding destinations in Mexico. And, since there is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies, many choose to have their gay wedding abroad in Mexico. With its stunning landscape, tropical climate, and amazing beaches, there is no question that Mexico is an amazing backdrop for a gay wedding.

With its extravagant and exciting gay clubs and bars, Mexico City is widely considered the capital of gay Mexican nightlife. At the center of this capital is Zona Rosa, a neighborhood in Mexico City that is especially popular for its shopping, nightlife, and overall gay community. But, Mexico City does not wholly define Mexico's gay scene, as there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Cancun and other major Mexican cities.


Gay Events

There are plenty of ways to experience gay events in Mexico. Pride events are extremely prevalent in much of Mexico's major cities and are continuing to gain popularity. In fact, in Guadalajara alone, LGBT Pride parades have been held each June since 1996. These pride events are also popular in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara. In addition, the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico, is a popular time for events with many gay clubs and bars hosting costume parties to celebrate the holiday. Check out our events page to see if there are any upcoming events in Mexico.


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