Isla Mujeres

According to local legend, this island was once the sanctuary of the goddess of love and fertility, Ixchel, making it only fitting that in modern day, it’s a haven for LGBT travelers. Just a short ferry ride away from the bustle of Cancun, its peace and quiet provides a romantic retreat for couples and a laid-back one for families, and many choose to at least day-trip to this small island if not staying there.

Its Playa Norte beach is well worth a visit, its lovely restaurants and bars charmingly accessible by golf carts, mopeds, and bicycles. For a more lively scene, head toward the mainland of world-famous Cancun, whose unofficial gay beach of Playa Delfines provides a long, wide mile of dreamy white sands and uninterrupted views of endless cerulean seas.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but generally inclusive
  • Popular for destination weddings; ceremonies can be performed here
  • Same-sex marriage is legal throughout Mexico

Featured Resorts:

Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres


Indulge yourself in the Art of Life at Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun, a luxurious, secluded retreat combining Endless Privileges with holistic wellness, tranquility, and romance. Idyllically located on the exclusive island of Isla Mujeres, this 35 oceanfront room haven features gourmet dining, a Spa & Thalasso Center, deluxe yacht services, Bvlgari bath amenities and graciously appointed suites, only 30 minutes from mainland Cancun.

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