There are plenty of good reasons why Cancun is one of the leading sun-and-sand destinations for North American tourists: its beaches prove that Mother Nature is an artist, its jungles and Mayan ruins inspire awe, but above all, it’s fun.

This is no less true than for the LGBT community, many of whose members number among the more than two million tourists that kick back on its immaculate shores each year.

A thriving local queer community is happy to welcome them all to their favorite spots, including downtown’s amazing alternative clubs such as the famous Karamba; Playa Delfines, the unofficial gay beach of the popping Hotel Zone; and canal-crossed El Centro, where the main LGBT social scene is located. However, the action is far from limited to these areas. More restaurants than you can find time to eat at welcome all visitors, and many of the area’s straight clubs pull back the velvet ropes “GLAAD”ly for one and all.

Good to Know

  • Lively and actively expanding gay scene
  • Undesignated hot spots also found throughout this destination
  • Popular for destination weddings; ceremonies can be performed here
  • Same-sex marriage is legal throughout Mexico

Featured Resorts:

Golden Parnassus Adult All Inclusive Resort & Spa


The Golden Parnassus Adult All Inclusive Resort & Spa is a resort in Cancun for adults who want to escape to an adult's only all inclusive heaven. This hotel is located on a beautiful 131 foot beach on the Caribbean side. The goal is to be one of the best in all inclusive vacations for discriminating travelers.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa


The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is located on a beautiful stretch of Caribbean beach on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In the heart of Cancun's hotel district, The JW Marriott is adjacent to the Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort; the 2 resorts are connected by a "skywalk". Just 2 miles south of the convention center and shopping district, and approximately 11 miles from the Cancun International Airport, the resort is a 2 hour drive from several historic Mayan r ...

Additional Resorts:

Crown Paradise Club Cancun

The hotel is located between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon. The hotel has a concept entitled Crown Club, which is geared toward couples, offering premium hotel services along with All-inclusive. The hotel offers 9 Honeymoon Suites and has handicap accessible rooms. It is a high rise hotel with over 600 rooms.

Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort

Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort is a one of a kind hotel presenting the right blend of beauty, elegance and understated luxury allowing for the most discerning travelers to fully relax. The exclusive "Total Gourmet Experience" will awaken your senses and delight the palates with a variety of exquisite flavors.

Marriott CasaMagna Cancun

Feast your eyes on the cool blue of the Caribbean, while sinking your toes into talcum-white sand at the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. Located on the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this spectacular resort meets your vacation and meeting needs with a sun-filled slice of heaven. Beachfront location in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Over 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space for truly exceptional events.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa

All Junior Suite hotel located in Puerto Morelos, just 20 minutes from Cancun Airport. Beachfront resort, ideal for families and couples. Resort offers unlimited a la carte dining, free room service (11:00am to 11:00pm), premium drinks, day and night entertainment. Daisy's Kid Club will be the perfect place for your kids while you enjoy your vacation. Our unique Mike's Coffee Shop will make you feel like you're at home. For those ready to upgrade their experience, the Privile ...

Royalton Riviera Cancun

Perched on a dazzling strip of powdery white sand sits the spectacular Royalton Riviera Cancun. Your All-In Luxury vacation starts the second you arrive, with every aspect of your stay designed to deliver a personalized experience that awakens and enriches the senses. This decadent all-inclusive resort features a selection of luxury suite accommodations and thoughtful touches throughout, including the DreamBed designed exclusively for Royalton Resorts, 250 thread count sheets ...

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, complete with famous white sandy beaches and stunning ocean views in a privileged gated community. This brand new, adults-only, all-suite resort is only 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Cancun, adjacent to an 18-hole signature golf course and in close proximity to some of the best golf courses, shopping centers, beachfront restaurants and nightlife i ...

Secrets the Vine Cancun

Found on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets The Vine Cancun is located on one of the world's most picturesque beaches, the enticing white sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea. This resort presents 495 graciously appointed guest rooms with private balconies revealing awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea and Laguna Nichupte. The stunning 12,580 square foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia is designed for relaxation and rejuvenation evoking the magical world of the Cenotes. &nbs ...

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

A 650 foot private stretch of pristine, white sand beach offers non-motorized water sports, palapas and chaise lounges, while two swimming pools with a swim-up bar and an outdoor Jacuzzi await you! Send your taste buds on a wild journey at six gourmet restaurants, savor international and domestic unlimited top-shelf spirits at four bars and lounges, and stay fit & rejuvenated at the on-site spa and fitness center. Bring the kids, and they'll enjoy supervised activities at ...

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

To live like a rock star means never being far away from the action. Lucky for you, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Cancun puts you right in the middle of it. Located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, the hotel pays homage to a lifestyle of excess and unsurpassed services. It's almost time to see the show in Cancun.

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