Call it an anomaly or call it irony: While debate and legal maneuvers roil around Prop. To be sure, homosexuality is still fairly closeted — many gay Mexicans staunchly maintain a macho front, and the lesbian scene is still mostly underground — but in general Mexico's attitude toward homosexuality is surprisingly liberal, especially in larger cities. Mexicans do prefer more discretion in public than we are accustomed to in the United States, but gay travelers will find a warm welcome in much of the country. In fact, PlanetOut, the San Francisco media company serving the gay and lesbian market, named Mexico its travel destination of the year. Here's a look at Mexico's top gay destinations. Please leave comments with your recommendations and experiences for a future column about lesser-known gay-friendly Mexican destinations.
Mexico welcomes everyone with open arms and a warm smile. You can be a gay, a lesbian or just another queer. Mexico offers plenty of destinations for gay couples and singles. It is one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. The legalization of gay marriages in Mexico City has given a second wind to gay life. The amazing gay-friendly beaches all over the country have only increased its allure. So what are you waiting for?
The Old Puerto Vallarta is also considered the gay neighborhood since , when the gay community and retired Canadians and Americans bought land and properties in order to create gay-friendly businesses. In this zone is nestled the popular beach Playa de los Muertos, which, although not exclusively gay, for the last 20 years has been known as a gay-friendly beach also called Blue Chairs, because of the many blue chairs placed by a gay resort which bears the same name , mainly in the high season, from November to March. Why is this pristine beach the LBGT meeting point?
Mexico has many natural treasures — and the beautiful Mexican beaches are but one of the things that makes Mexico so great. Playa de los Muertos is the most famous gay beach in the country. There are a number of resorts in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum with adult entertainment. Though this club attracts the most gay clientele, most bars and clubs here are gay-friendly. Los Cabos is one of the most sophisticated tourist destinations in Mexico.