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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Numerous gourmet dining experiences await at the Le Blanc Spa Resort, including a fine Italian restaurant, small plates restaurant, Asian eatery and third-floor terrace restaurant turning out dishes from a wood-burning oven. Several bars and lounges pour fine spirits and wines from around the world. GeneralCancun... More
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The 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 club deck, work out in the 24-hour fitness center or lounge on... More
Several dining venues at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa cater to an array of tastes, be it the Southwestern grill or the gourmet Mediterranean trattoria dispensing upscale Italian fare. A Japanese restaurant with teppanyaki tables, Argentinean steakhouse and Thai eatery are also on site. Drinking options range... 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. Garden,... More
|Los Angeles||Cancun||Sat, Sep 12 - Thu, Sep 17||$349|
|New York||Cancun||Sat, Sep 26 - Wed, Sep 30||$320|
|Chicago||Cancun||Mon, Sep 14 - Tue, Sep 15||$271|
|Newark||Cancun||Tue, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 24||$245|
|San Francisco||Cancun||Sun, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 23||$249|
|Washington DC||Cancun||Wed, Sep 23 - Thu, Sep 24||$237|
|Minneapolis||Cancun||Sat, Sep 19 - Sat, Sep 26||$302|
|Denver||Cancun||Sat, Sep 26 - Wed, Sep 30||$260|
|Dallas||Cancun||Tue, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 17||$249|
|Houston||Cancun||Tue, Sep 15 - Wed, Sep 16||$244|
|Seattle||Cancun||Sun, Sep 27 - Wed, Oct 7||$454|
|Detroit||Cancun||Wed, Sep 30 - Sat, Oct 3||$353|
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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.
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.