Villa Merida – Merida Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 15th, 2017

Villa Verde Merida - Merida Gay Bed & Breakfast

Come visit us at Merida’s Villa Verde Merida B&B/Boutique Inn – a lovely, restored 250 year-old colonial mansion and grounds in Merida’s “Centro” district. We’re close to everything!

Villa Verde features just five guest rooms to ensure your tranquility and comfort during your stay here in Merida. Your guest room features a private bath, premium linens and towels, upscale amenity products, free WiFi access, flat screen TV, safe, iPod/iPad charger, blow dryer, and much more.

We serve a complimentary breakfast each morning and a happy hour cocktail each evening in our bar.

Love to swim? Villa Verde has a large, sexy waterfall pool surrounded by sunny and shady areas, including our clothing optional rooftop deck.

You can also relax in our front portico courtyard, with five trickling fountains.

Our dining room has a guest computer, as well as a library of Merida maps and history. Read a book, share some margaritas in our outdoor lounge – or reserve a relaxing massage in our private tropical garden.

Villa Verde Merida is a gay owned, gay friendly home away from home while you explore beautiful Merida and the wonders of the Yucatan. We offer spa services, can arrange excursions, and are always here to help you with restaurant and bar referrals, details and directions.

Click on our website link for property details, services provided, and directions.

Michael and Robert welcome you to Villa Verde Merida – come join us!

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Casa Del Maya B&B – Merida Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 21st, 2017

Casa del Maya B&B - Merida Gay Bed & Breakfast

Come explore the Yucatan from Casa Del Maya, an historic bed and breakfast in the heart of Merida that has been carefully restored to meet the needs of modern travelers, while maintaining its historic charm.

Although English is our native language, we also speak Spanish, and always love to speak with people from other cultures.

At Casa Del Maya, we respect and celebrate diversity – everyone is welcome here!

Casa Del Maya is a lovingly restored colonial-style Merida bed and breakfast, filled with Mexican charm and celebrating the rich culture and craft of the Mayans. An artful blend of hacienda and Mayan-inspired rustic elegance makes Casa Del Maya a unique and romantic Merida destination.

Come stay with us to explore Merida and everything it has to offer – we’ll make you feel at home.

Our Mexican bed and breakfast is in the heart of the Merida Centro, away from the bustling hotels. Casa Del Maya is located in the historic Santa Ana close to the parks of Santa Ana, Santiago and Santa Lucia, the Grand Plaza, and Paseo de Montejo. Our location is perfect for strolling, shopping, and sightseeing in Merida.

Our six spacious guest rooms include:

  • air conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • light-filled windows
  • large modern bathroom with rain shower
  • WiFi internet access in rooms
  • television
  • decoratively patterned “pasta” tile floors
  • handcrafted furniture
  • hand-sewn Mayan textiles
  • hand-painted Talavera tiles and sinks
  • Come stay with us at Casa Del Maya!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Ochenta y Dos, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Author: , August 29th, 2015

Ochenta y Dos

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Ochenta y Dos is an urban B&B in the heart of the beautiful historic colonial city of Merida. Our Merida Bed and Breakfast is gay owned and operated, and the owners live on the premises. Our brand-new building has been built with close attention to historic design and preservation, along with smart home technology which makes it a truly unique boutique property in historic Merida.

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Gay Merida, Mexico

Author: , December 4th, 2014

MeridaCome evenings, restaurant and bar La Fundacion Mezcaleria (465 Calle 56. www.facebook.com/iafundacion), in Merida’s historic centro, is a hive of social activity, especially on weekends. It’s Friday night, just past midnight, and a line of mostly 20-30-somethings, quite a few of them queer, eagerly waits to pay the admission fee and gain entry. Having arrived a half-hour ago, I’m already inside, sucking down a fruity and chilled mezcal cocktail from a mason jar.

A cram-packed, mini-labyrinth of indoor spaces with a narrow outdoor courtyard, La Fundacion isn’t a gay club per se, but the crowd is mixed. In fact, Ricardo Gongora, half of the first same-sex couple to be married in Merida, mingles among the throng tonight. He’s pointed out by a local gay friend of a friend, Irak, who’s serving as my blind bar-crawling date for the night in this charming LGBT-friendly mecca. How friendly? Well, June sees a gay pride march and November a White Party (hosted by a US expat couple). Many foreign LGBT people have chosen to settle down or start businesses here, and, despite all the churches and Catholicism, transgender individuals are met with c’est la vie acceptance among neighbors and the community.

After finishing our drinks, and ogling/critiquing the crowd, we walk a block or so over to Casa Pompidou (Calle 58, between 53 & 55. www.facebook.com/casa.pompidou.9). Another mixed venue, which also serves as an art gallery and a live performance space, Pompidou boasts a sizeable dance floor. The all-ages crowd, making merry to a DJ’s techno set, is primarily young hipsters (there are about a dozen universities in the area), young artists, and queer professionals. Irak introduces me to a sassy friend who works on cruise lines, while my attempts to snap photos are met with enthusiastic, grinning photo bombers.

By Lawrence Ferber – Full Story at passport Magazine | Yucatan Gay Travel Resources

Cenote Summer

Author: , May 6th, 2013

Summer is here and what better time to visit Mérida, Mexico to tour some of the wonderful cenotes that dot the landscape around the city. These wonderful sinkholes, each one with its own special feel, provide ample opportunity to relax, cool off, and enjoy one another’s company as you escape the heat of summer.

Over 3,000 cenotes dot the Yucatan peninsula. These swimming holes have been used by locals and visitors alike for hundreds of years. Some cenotes are just a few feet below the surface and resemble sunken lakes or a pond. Others are much deeper and require some climbing to reach the cool water. Still others require diving under a stone wall or archway to reach them. And many have been outfitted with ladders and even concrete stairs to facilitate reaching them easily. Whatever your adventure level, you will find a cenote just right for you. Here are just a few of the cenotes reachable in a day trip from Mérida.

Cenote Chelentun

With wonderfully clear, blue water, Chelentun, located in the town of Cuzamá, has stalactites and stalagmites adding to its beauty. Also in Cuzamá are the cenotes Chansinic’che and Bolonchoojol. All are worth at least seeing if not taking the time to swim in.
cenote Chelentun

Valladolid

Several accessible cenotes are located in and around the town of Valladolid, south of Mérida. Right in the center of town is Zaci, very popular for swimming and relaxing. An eyeless black fish, the lub, swims along with you in Zaci. For a fun day, rent bikes in the center of town and bike to two cenotes, X’Keken and Samula, located across the road from each other in the village of Dzitnup.
cenote samula

Cenotillo

This little village sports more than 150 cenotes. You can hire a local guide to take you to one or several of them.

cenote cenotillo

Xlacah

Just north of Mérida is Xlacah, on the Mayan site of Dzibichaltún. This cenote is at ground level and a treat for swimmers. At 140 feet deep at one end, it’s a great way to cool off after a hot day climbing the pyramids at Dzibichaltún.
cenote xlacah

Kankirixche

This cenote attracts snorkelers and scuba divers exploring its crystal clear waters.
cenote kankirixche

These are only a few of the many opportunities to take a dip in a cenote around Mérida. Come explore and decide for yourself which is the best.

Jordy and his partner, Steve, welcome guests to Casa Del Maya Bed & Breakfast in Mérida, Mexico. Their six rooms offer pasta tile floors, talavera sinks, air conditioning, pool, full breakfast, and much more, all centrally located for easy access to Mérida attractions and the Mayan ruin sites of Chichen Itza, Mayapan, Uxmal, Ek Balam, area cenotes, Celestun, Progreso, and many others. For information and reservations, visit www.CasaDelMaya.com.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Villa Verde Merida, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Author: , March 28th, 2013

Villa Verde MeridaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Beautiful Inn/B&B Right in Merida Mexico: Villa Verde Merida, Yucatan is a casual and elegant Inn, B&B and event space located in the heart the historic Centro in Merida. A beautifully restored 250 year old colonial mansion located just steps sway from all of your Merida destinations. Our spacious property features many outdoor spaces – from gardens to large pool area to rooftop clothing optional sundeck.

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Carnaval!

Author: , January 17th, 2013

Every year Merida, Mexico hosts one of the largest and best Carnavals in the world. This year, from February 6 – 13, locals and travelers alike will put on their dancing shoes, their colorful costumes, and headdresses to enjoy internationally known artists from the worlds of music and dance, parades, and daily events that will help bring out your wild side. Carnaval1

This year’s Carnaval, titled “Mérida Mística”, brings to the Yucatan internationally known artists to enthrall us with their music and dancing. From Salsa bands to traditional folk music, from lovely women and handsome men in traditional costumes presenting traditional Mexican dance to brightly costumed modern dancers, Carnaval week promises something for everyone. But music and dance are but one part of Carnaval. There are parades, from the opening parade with floats featuring school-age children, to the more adult-themed parties and parades later in the week. Men and women dress up in their most colorful costumes representing their long heritage in the Yucatan.
The week begins with the “Burning of the Bad Humor” in the main square, or zocalo. Each night will see a parade through town with a different theme. Thursday is the pre-school parade, followed on Friday by the Corso parade, and the week continues with the Fantasy Parade, Bachata Parade, Regional Parade, the Battle of the Flowers, and the week ends up with the Burning of Juan Carnaval. Carnaval2

Don’t miss this great week of fun; come to Merida and let your hair down!
Jordy and his partner, Steve, welcome guests to Casa Del Maya Bed & Breakfast in Merida, Mexico. Their six rooms offer pasta tile floors, talavera sinks, air conditioning, pool, full breakfast, and much more, all centrally located for easy access to Merida attractions and the Mayan ruin sites of Chichen Itza, Mayapan, Uxmal, Ek Balam, area cenotes, Celestun, Progreso, and many others. For information and reservations, visit www.CasaDelMaya.com.

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