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:

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

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Perfectly situated within a world famous golf course and in the exclusive gated community of Playa Mujeres is Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort. This all-suite resort is surrounded by secluded white walkable sandy beaches and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, providing an ideal vacation setting for couples and couples with children.

Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

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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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