Rating Gay Friendly
Beaches Playa Shangri La, just north of the town of Playa del Carmen, is a clothing optional beach that's very popular with gay men. Also try the one two beaches north of Playa Shangri La.
Nightlife There is one small club, Playa 69, in Playa del Carmen.
Best For Those looking for beautiful beaches, relatively calm water and top quality resorts.
  • While Chichen Itza is better know, visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum, a couple hours south of Playa del Carmen.
  • Like Cancun, the Riviera Maya is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination (particularly on Sunday departures).
  • Both Cancun and Cozumel are easy to get to, so there are plenty of options for day trips, shopping or diving.

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