Cancun Gay and Lesbian Vacations
Your gay Cancun vacation
Although Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and Acapulco are considered some of the top destinations for gay travelers to Mexico, Cancun actually has a thriving LGBT scene. Cancun has many things other larger Mexican cities don't: Nearby gay-owned beachfront hotels, gay beaches like Playa Delfines at southern end of the Hotel Zone, and a hopping queer nightclub scene with clubs still pumping since the 1980s.
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Jacuzzi suites and Cancun beachfront opulence at this adult playgroundThe five-acre Le Blanc Spa Resort is located along the Caribbean Sea within a 10-minute walk of Cancun shopping and entertainment. The adults-only resort woos couples with its all-suite accommodations complete with double Jacuzzi. Two infinity pools, a... More
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All-inclusive beachfront Cancun resort for social grown-upsThe beachfront Complete ME by Melia Cancun is an adults-oriented destination with a hopping, expansive infinity pool and full-floor lounge. Rooms are outfitted with artwork from Yuri Zatarain, iPod docks and private Jacuzzis. Guests can chill out at the beach... More
Sophisticated, oceanfront Cancun resort and spa with luxury amenities The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is on the Caribbean Sea and offers the utmost in luxury. The tranquil resort has a swanky, three-story Mayan-inspired health spa with fitness center and heated swimming pool. The JW Marriott Cancun Resort... More
Action-packed family resort in Cancun with beachfront setting The six-story, U-shaped Marriott CasaMagna Resort Cancun welcomes families with a supervised club for children and complimentary family activities. The resort is located in the heart of the Cancun hotel zone and sports 219 yards of white sand beach.... More
|Los Angeles||Cancun||Fri, Jan 23 - Fri, Jan 30||$403|
|New York||Cancun||Wed, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 28||$368|
|Chicago||Cancun||Mon, Jan 5 - Mon, Jan 12||$309|
|Newark||Cancun||Tue, Dec 30 - Thu, Jan 8||$401|
|San Francisco||Cancun||Sat, Feb 14 - Sat, Feb 21||$395|
|Washington DC||Cancun||Tue, Jan 20 - Fri, Jan 23||$247|
|Minneapolis||Cancun||Thu, Jan 1 - Thu, Jan 8||$382|
|Denver||Cancun||Fri, Jan 9 - Wed, Jan 14||$382|
|Dallas||Cancun||Tue, Jan 6 - Tue, Jan 13||$237|
|Houston||Cancun||Thu, Jan 8 - Thu, Jan 15||$364|
|Seattle||Cancun||Sat, Jan 10 - Tue, Jan 20||$408|
|Detroit||Cancun||Thu, Jan 1 - Wed, Jan 7||$311|
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Mexico made easy
Gay Cancun vacations offer 14 miles of perfect beaches and luxury mega-hotels. It's Mexico made easy: English is widely spoken, roads are well-paved, the city feels clean and manicured, and familiar brand names are prevalent for dining, shopping and nightclubbing.
The famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum -- is just a short day trip away. Cancun also has a couple of small museums. The Museo Arqueologico de Cancun has relics from archaeological sites around the Yucatan, and Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano is filled with masks, native costumes and religious artifacts.
Cancun is home to two major gay and lesbian party events: The Cancun International Gay Festival in May and the Cancun Mayan Riviera Gay Fall Festival in November have booming beach parties along with raves in the downtown LGBT clubs.
Insider tips for Cancun gay travel
Mayan ruins in the city
Climb the remains of a small Mayan settlement at the El Rey ruins, oblivious to its age, dating back to 10th century A.D. Bring fruit and feed the hundreds of sunning iguanas. El Meco is quiet, naturally shaded and tranquil enough for a picnic among the 14 structures or at nearby Isla Blanca, a local beach. Both are a reasonable drive from the Hotel Zone.
Look for low-season deals
Low season in Cancun is from May to mid-December, not counting a mini high season in June and July, when Mexican and European travelers head to Cancun. Keep in mind, though, that hurricane season overlaps this period.
Practice your Spanish … and your haggling skills. Pottery, hats, jewelry and local crafts mix with fresh meat, fish shops and fruit stands at this very local market.