Mexico City

The first place in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, this city began its press toward progress as early as 1979, when it hosted the very first pride parade in the country. A large gay and lesbian population has given rise to an LGBT culture that is distinctively strong, with newspapers that feature dedicated gay entertainment and event columns, local stages that feature gay plays, and over two dozen bars, discos, and clubs geared toward this community.

Stay near the action by keeping close to the historic enter, Polanca, and Zona Rosa, where you’ll find the majority of the entertainment that has given rise to the unofficial slogan of “Straight by Day, Gay by Night.” It’s one that’s been embraced by many, with the city’s 2007 Minister of Tourism and Financial District Senator Alejandra Barrales even signing a “Strategic Alliance” agreement with the president of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the world’s leading LGBT tourism trade group.

This modern attitude further supports the oldest North American city’s nickname as the “City of Hope,” where the largest U.S. expatriate community resides enjoys the many benefits of living in one of the most materially and culturally wealthy urban destinations in the world.


Good to Know

  • Active, lively, and out gay scene, centered around the Zona Rosa neighborhood
  • Popular for destination weddings; ceremonies can be performed here
  • Same-sex marriage is legal throughout Mexico

Featured Resorts:

Presidente InterContinental Mexico City


The Presidente InterContinental Mexico City hotel is Grupo Presidente's flagship property in Mexico. Its excellent location and facilities make it an ideal hotel for business or leisure travelers in one of the world's biggest and most important cities. The hotel is within walking distance of the city's major financial, commercial, cultural and entertainment centers.

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