Paraiso de los Angeles – Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico

Paraiso de los Angeles - Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico

OAXACA OCEAN VILLAS & POOL

Welcome to El Paraiso de los Angeles, an exclusive set of oceanfront vacation rental villas on Oaxaca’ pacific coast in Mexico. Rent a house with a fantastic ocean view and a pool surrounded by natural beauty.

Our Oaxaca vacation villas are just 70 kilometers East of Puerto Escondido, a popular surfing beach, and close to the villages of Puerto Angel, Mazunte and Zipolite, a gay friendly spot known for its unique “clothing-optional beach” in Mexico.

You’ll enjoy spectacular sea views from one of our four villas – from the terrace or from the infinity pool. You can watch turtles, whales or dolphins, depending on the season.

Our oceanfront Mexican villas are far from Mexico’s major tourist destinations. If crowded pools, lobby’s and the “tourist bubble” are not your idea of an escape then El Paraiso de los Angeles might be the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.

El Paraiso de los Angeles provides a stunning combination of modern beach holiday and immersion in nature: hear the waves crashing against the shore all day and see dolphins and whales jumping in the sea at the right time of year.

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Casa De Los Arcos – Gay Friendly Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Casa De Los Arcos - Gay Friendly Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

OVERLOOKING THE BAY AND OLD TOWN PV

Welcome to Casa de los Arcos, a gay friendly vacation villa in Purto Vallarta that has been in operation since the late 1980’s. Susan has been your host since 1994, and the property has been rated # 1 on Trip Advisor for Specialty Lodging.

Casa de los Arcos is a magical escape where you can get away from the stress of your everyday life and relax surrounded by the sounds of rustling trees, waterfalls, and soft Pacific Ocean breezes. Our Banderas Bay and Vallarta views are spectacular, whether seen from your private terrace, or on one of the terraces in our tropical gardens. Casa de los Arcos blends the charms of old Mexico with modern comforts, and isbright with color and sunshine.

We’re also just a short walk away from the beach or downtown.

Enjoy this PVR villa with a group of friends or family by renting the whole property, or just rent one of our four “casas” for yourself. The design of the villa provides absolute privacy in your suite, but we also offer large common areas if you rent the entire villa.

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Casa Alebrijes Hotel – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Casa Alebrijes Hotel - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

CENTRAL NEAR GUADALAJARA GAY NIGHTLIFE

Welcome to Casa Alebrijes – the best hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico for gay men and lesbians and their friends.

Guadalajara is often called the San Francisco of Mexico, and our boutique Guadalajara hotel is just two blocks from gay nightlife in town – twenty-five gay bars and discotheques, all within an easy walk from our front door.

Our Guadalajara hotel has two floors with two suites for 1-4 persons, and seven guest rooms that can each accommodate 1 or 2. The first floor also has a beautiful garden patio with a lovely fountain. The second floor has a wide balcony that overlooks the garden.

Casa Alebrijes is in a late 19th century home that has been carefully and lovingly restored in a traditional style. We’ve added all the modern conveniences, while respecting the beauty of the original architecture.

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Antigua Capilla B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Antigua Capilla B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

SUPERB HOSPITALITY, COMFORT, ELEGANCE

Welcome to San Miguel de Allende’s Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast, where we provide world-class hospitality, comfort and luxurious relaxation.

At Antigua Capilla B&B, we have fantastic views of the Parroquia and the city center from our outdoor living area and rooftop terrace. Our centrally located San Miguel B&B is just five minutes from the popular local Mexican artisan’s market on foot, and a ten- to fifteen-minute walk downhill will being you to the central Jardin in the historic San Miguel town square.

Your hosts Antonieta and Francisco welcome you to their beautifully furnished San Miguel de Allende Bed & Breakfast. Each of our ten unique guest rooms is decorated with handicrafts from all over Mexico, including copper from Santa Clara del Cobre in Michoacan and Mata Ortiz Pottery from Chihuahua.

Antigua Capilla B&B blends Spanish colonial architecture with a host of modern conveniences. 

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Gay Puerto Vallarta is waiting for you

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s number 1 gay travel destination, has gradually begun re-opening since June 1, 2020. Most of Puerto Vallarta gay businesses and bars closed March 17, 2020 before the Mexican government declared a national health emergency closing the beaches and the Malecon April 1, 2020. During the pandemic, many PV expats and international LGBT performers organized many fundraising events raising thousands of dollars to give back to the local community. As you can imagine, the local economy survives almost exclusively on gay tourism where locals only make a few pesos per day and rely heavily on tips. 

What is open now? Some of Puerto Vallarta gay bars reopened June 25, 2020 as restaurant/bars requiring the purchase of food to consume alcohol. Live entertainment and dance floors are still closed until further notice. Many of Puerto Vallarta’s popular restaurants reopened late May 2020 with limited capacity and social distancing for inside dining. Puerto Vallarta beaches and hotel common areas and pools can reopen with 30% capacity starting June 15, 2020. 

So, If you are considering a future vacation to Puerto Vallarta, here are some things to know. Gay Puerto Vallarta is waiting for you! The government has developed safety and re-opening protocols and certification processes for each and every business. See that program in Spanish here. So beyond that, many Puerto Vallarta businesses are going above and beyond what is required to make you as safe as possible while you are in town. So discover for yourself just how beyond gay friendly Puerto Vallarta can be.

Cabo With Kids – 2TravelDads

BLOG - Cabo With Kids - 2TravelDads

We’ve been to Cabo San Lucas with our kids load of times, like, we’ve spent the equivalent of three months in Cabo as a family. You could say it’s our favorite family destination in Mexico. Since we’ve done it so much, we’ve decided it’s time we share our best tips for visiting Cabo with kids.

I’ll say this right away, Cabo with kids is mostly about relaxation and swimming vs digging into Mexican culture and nature. There are lots of opportunities for that, but Cabo San Lucas really has built itself into a luxury destination more than adventure.

Getting to Cabo San Lucas

For those traveling from the west coast, getting to Cabo San Lucas is pretty easy. There are direct flights from Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego. Denver and Dallas also offer direct flights, so know that even east coasters should be able to find a good flight. When flying into Cabo, the airport is SJD (San Jose del Cabo), Los Cabos International Airport. The airport is actually quite nice now (thanks Hurricane O’dele) and as long as you arrive early in the day or in the early evening, customs is pretty fast and smooth. Thinking about Cancun instead of Cabo? Check out our detailed comparison of Cabo vs Cancun!

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Mexico’s Coba Ruins – 2TravelDads

Mexico's Coba Ruins - 2TravelDads

We love all things history and nature. And Mexico. Although we spend the most time in Baja California Sur there’s something truly unique and wonderful about the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Quintana Roo. In addition to the pristine waters, wildlife and cenotes, the magical attraction of the Yucatan is the concentration of Mayan ruins, and visiting the Coba Ruins is really a special experience, but you need to know how to visit.

The Coba Ruins are by no means the most famous or most popular ruins on the Yucatan, but they are the most awesome to explore, especially the site called Nohoch Mul, the great pyramid. A visit to the Coba Ruins is a lesson in history, an incredible demonstration in nature, and an intense workout. Of the several sites I’ve visited for Mayan Ruins on the Yucatan, the Coba Ruins was, hands down, the best.

Which is Better, the Tulum or Coba Ruins?

More people visit Tulum which is much more famous than are found visiting the Coba Ruins, but it is not better. In terms of the quality of the site and access to the many ruins, both sites are very similar.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Lesbian Mexico, the Ultimate Guide – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Mexico, the Ultimate Guide - Once Upon a Journey

Mexico is a big country and has so much to offer. Stunning beaches, (active) volcanos, mountains, incredible sea life, cenotes, Mayan ruins, waterfalls, cute magic towns and much more. It isn’t strange Mexico is a popular destination for tourists, it has something for everyone!

In this ultimate travel guide to lesbian Mexico, we will tell you everything about where to go, practical Mexico information and also very important: about safety and LGBT rights in Mexico. As Mexico is such a big country, you will notice differences within the country. Some areas are more conservative than others. Though luckily there are many places in Mexico known for being very gay-friendly, like the gay beach capital Puerto Vallarta. Below, we will tell you all about where you should go for your lesbian vacation in Mexico.

Why should you trust our information? We have traveled for over 6 months in total as a lesbian couple in Mexico and met queer locals nearly everywhere we went. Mexico is easily one of our favorite countries in the world. It’s such a diverse country with welcoming and passionate people. We love the ‘mi casa es tu casa‘ concept of Mexico and it’s easy to meet people everywhere. We are in love with this beautiful country and hope you will be too! 

Lesbian Mexico – Where to Go?

No matter if you are looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach, an adventurous vacation, a cultural or city trip, it’s all possible in Mexico. And we will tell you the perfect spot for every type of holiday!

By Maartje and Roxanne – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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Cabo San Lucas Snorkeling – 2TravelDads

Cabo San Lucas Snorkleing

As heartbreaking as it is to realize that your kids are growing up it’s also amazing.  We are able to do so many more fun things and share even more new experiences with them.  One that is really exciting is snorkeling! Snorkeling in and around Cabo San Lucas is surprisingly great and if you’re in the right spot, it’s mellow enough for kids. Our Cabo snorkeling guide highlights just that: best Cabo snorkeling spots!

Have you been snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas?  Have you been to Cabo when you WEREN’T on spring break as a college kid?  Well, Cabo San Lucas is one of our favorite family travel destinations and now with growing kids we’re excited for our many future visits.  When it comes to snorkeling, there are a variety of fish-type experiences we enjoy doing, both with and without the kids.

Cabo San Lucas Snorkeling: Boats vs. Beaches

We have done a wide variety of snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas over the years, and when we say “variety” we’re not just talking about the beaches we’re at, but the method of approach and overall wildlife. You know that we love to get out on the water, so that’s one approach we take, but then we also will venture out in a car or even on foot to find good snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas and all the way up to La Paz. The best Cabo snorkeling spots are in surprising places.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Cancun Cenotes – 2TravelDads

Cancun Cenotes - 2TravelDads

The Yucatan Peninsula is full of unique experiences from Mayan ruins and swimming with sea turtles to jumping into enormous natural swimming pools: cenotes. Cenotes are really a highlight to any Mexico vacation or road trip around the Yucatan and we’ve chosen our favorites, the best Cancun cenotes. You HAVE TO VISIT these spots! This handy how-to guide is also full of information about what you need to bring for a day in the cenotes, what to expect with the many types of cenotes, and our top tips for photographing cenotes and all the fun you can have.

Cenotes are a type of cave or sinkhole. They are typically formed in the same manner as caves with fresh water percolating through the earth and meeting up with the aquifer, or underground river. This erosion creates small and large holes in the earth’s surface and gives access to the beautiful, crystal clear waters of the aquifer just like the many fresh water springs in Florida.

What to Expect at Different Cancun Cenotes

Because each cenote is different from the next, you’ll have totally different experiences. The cenotes near Cancun and Playa del Carmen are more built up around the exterior to make it easier for tourists to visit, but then as you go inland you’ll find cenotes that are much more rugged and surrounded by jungle.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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