Although this small, relaxed destination isn’t a major blip on the LGBT radar just yet, gay icon Barbra Streisand’s purchase of a home here did pique the interest of some of her fans. However, there’s much more to this destination than one famous resident. Manzanillo remains Mexico’s biggest seaport, where a recently refurbished historic center charms with its bay views. A four-mile Hotel Zone provides great options for a stay in luxury resorts built right on gorgeous beaches and golf courses. Santiago Bay is posh and newer than classic Mazanillo Bay, but both offer temperatures slightly cooler than other Pacific Coast destinations to make 350 annual days of sunshine even more pleasant.

Catch a glimpse of green flash sunsets with your loved one for a taste of romance, then head out to gay-friendly Crazy Yag for a drink, Sunset Lounge to do just that, or youthful Vog Disco to while away those night hours. It’s your choice when you make it Manzanillo.

Good to Know

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

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Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos


Barcelo Karmina nestled between the cobalt blue ocean and the rolling Sierra Madre Mountains along the sunny Mexican Pacific on the Peninsula of Santiago in Manzanillo, Mexico. Barcelo Karmina is 25 minutes from Manzanillo International Airport and 30 minutes from Central Manzanillo. Features 324 elegant garden and ocean view suites that are 860 square feet, 6 interconnected pools including a secluded adults-only area, private 425-foot sandy beach cove with gentle surf suitab ...

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