Gran Cenote Tulum – Once Upon a Journey

You’re in Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, and you must visit a cenote. You’ve picked the Gran Cenote, or as some call it: Grand Cenote, and now you’re here! Welcome! Gran Cenote Tulum is one of the best Mexico cenotes to visit and we’ll tell you all you need to know about it!

The very official cenote definition by the one and only Oxford dictionary is a natural underground reservoir of water such as occurs in the limestone of Yucatán, Mexico.

In English, a cenote is called a sinkhole and funny enough, our native language (Dutch) doesn’t even have a translation! I don’t think a sinkhole is the exact right word though, because a sinkhole is a cavity in the ground, especially in a limestone formation, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground. But a cenote is not just the cavity, as it always is a water reservoir!

Glad we got that cleared up! So a cenote is basically a limestone cave-pool. And the water is insanely blue.

Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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Dickinson Guest House – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Dickinson Guest House - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

JUST OUTSIDE OF THE BAR-HOPPING AREA

The Dickinson Guest House has been in business since 2006 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. We have guests from all walks of life and reasons for visiting this historical city.

As we move to more full property rentals, we would like to welcome the GBLTQ who would be traveling as a group of friends or couples that may enjoy the historical sites of the city as well as visiting with their friends in a private and secure environment.

See the Dickinson Guest House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Mexico – The Globetrotter Guys

Mexico is an incredibly popular gay travel destination and it’s easy to see why.

Along the coast you can find the most spectacular turquoise waters and powdery soft white sand beaches. Inland you can explore gay Mexico’s diverse history  from Mexico City through to iconic monuments like Chichen Itza before diving into one of Mexico’s many underground pools (cenotes) to cool down.

We first visited in 2015 and to date have travelled to Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel. We fully intend on seeing more because our experiences to date have been amazing!

Like all the destinations we travel to, we want to explore what gay Mexico has to offer and how safe it is for gay travellers. In short, we have not had any problems at all and if you are planning on visiting the tourist hot spots, you should feel welcome as a gay traveller.

To dig a little deeper, we have put together a short guide on gay Mexico to look into gay rights, where the top gay destinations are, what gay events Mexico has to offer as well as a short interview with Ricardo, a gay guy from Mexico.

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Cabo or Cancun? – 2TravelDads

Quite often people ask us if we prefer Cancun over Cabo San Lucas. That’s a tough question and depending on what the goal is with a Mexico vacation, we might answer with either one. We’re going to help you decide if a trip to Cabo or Cancun is the better option for you and your family.

I think you will see that the two areas are extremely different and in many ways are not comparable. But since people ask us, clearly there is either some confusion or people just want to take a trip to tropical Mexico and don’t understand their options. You can decide for yourself after this which you would prefer.

Cabo or Cancun for Your Mexican Vacation?

When you compare Cancun and Cabo San Lucas you will find that both have tons of both small independent and major resort hotels, there are lots of beaches, and both tend to be popular spring break destinations. But truly they have more that is different than the same… but you find timeshare presentations in both spots. See why we own and love our timeshare here!

Full Story at 2TravelDads

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Gay Bar Guide Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 

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Puerto Vallarta has become one of the world’s most recognized gay travel destinations. Gay PV Magazine has had the pleasure of seeing the Puerto Vallarta gay scene grow to become one of world’s most famous gay travel hotspots in the world. What has made the gay life of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico so popular many international gay travelers visit for the first time, repeat and then even live here? Here is the GAYPV Gay Bar Guide Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Much can be said about the incredible, endless gay night scene in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta has the most well developed gay nightlife in Mexico! The first gay bar opened more than 20 years ago and today more than 25 gay bars and clubs are thriving *some open until 6 am, each unique and all located in the gayborhood!

Start at 4 to 5pm with sidewalk and open air gay bars like Apaches and Anonimo open daily with happy hour specials.  At 9pm check out the sexy strippers found at Wet Dreams Antropology or Club 69 until 2 or 3 am. La Noche sports popular drag shows nightly from 9pm and the hottest go go boys at midnight. Mr Flamingo a corner tiki bar is packed with shirtless guys dancing to popular American hits.

After Midnight gay dance clubs like CC Slaughter’s and Industry Nightclub PV attract world renown DJ’s and dancing until 6am. CODE features cirus type dancers and entertainment inside a fabulous posh environment. Paco’ s Ranch, the oldest gay dance club in Puerto Vallarta, has 2 drag shows nightly and largely a national dance crowd.

There are always new gay bars opening like CODE, La Chachalacabar and Los Otros Blondies PV  that keep PV fresh and exciting. Spartacus Sauna is Puerto Vallarta’s Men only 18 +gay sauna with 3 floors, steam room, Jacuzzi, lockers, cabins, cold room, bar, pool, massage and much more.

 

Gay Life in Mexico – The Nomadic Boys

Gay life in Mexico - The Nomadic Boys

There was a time when the number 41 was considered very bad luck in Mexico. The Army used to leave the number 41 out of battalions, and in hospital/hotel rooms, Room #41 would just be skipped out entirely. It was so bad that some people would even skip out their 41st birthday completely!

Why?

This innocuous number became synonymous with Mexican queer culture in the early 1900s following a raid on a private party by police on 17th November 1901. At this party, there were 41 men: 22 dressed as men, 19 as women. There was, in fact, a 42nd person in attendance: Ignacio de la Torre, who was President Porfirio Díaz’s son-in-law. Whilst the police allowed Ignacio to escape, they arrested the remaining 41, beat them, jailed them, convicted them, then later conscripted them into the army as punishment. This became a massive scandal in Mexican society and became known as “The Dance of the 41” (“Baile de los 41”).

Whilst homosexuality was legalised in Mexico as far back as 1871, society remained so hostile to homosexuality that this scandal led to the vilification of the number 41. Calling someone 41 was akin to saying they were queer.

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Arts, Culture and Nature for the LGBTQ Traveler Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is well known for its vibrant gay bar and club scene. It is Mexico’s #1 gay bar and club scene. So what about the LGBTQ traveler looking for Arts, Culture and Nature? Puerto Vallarta does not disappoint. From November until April, the every other week Southside Shuffle on the cobblestone streets of Basilio Badillo in the Romantic Zone feature street music, food and drinks, and artists showing their work in the local art galleries. Also the Centro Historic Artwalk draws a large crowd to the center of town every Wednesday to galleries open until 10 pm.

For the rest of the art, culture and nature found in Puerto Vallarta visit this story.

Hotel Villa Verde – Merida Gay Owned Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Villa Verde

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

Hotel 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 Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV, safe, iPod/iPad charger, blow dryer, and much more.

We serve a complimentary breakfast each morning and have an honor bar filled with wines, beers and soda is available anytime.

Love to swim? Hotel Villa Verde has a large, sexy waterfall pool surrounded by sunny and shady areas and a private upper sun deck.

You can relax in our front portico courtyard, with five trickling fountains or our large tropical garden in the rear of the property.

See the Hotel Villa Verde Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Puerto Vallarta – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Puerto Vallarta - The Nomadic Boys

Puerto Vallarta in Mexico is one of the hottest gay destinations. Over the past few decades it has become a popular draw for gay men, particularly expats from the US and Canada. It has tons of bars, clubs, boutique shops, beach parties and events happening throughout the year.

We came for the exciting gay Puerto Vallarta Pride which takes place every May. It was absolutely awesome and the reason why we regard it as one of the best Pride events in Latin America.

Whether you visit Puerto Vallarta for Pride or at another time of the year, the city always seems to ooze a feeling of acceptance, tolerance and outright fabulousness!

This is our comprehensive gay guide to Puerto Vallarta featuring all the best gay places to hangout, hotels to stay, events, things to do and loads more.

Gay rights in Puerto Vallarta

Mexico has some pretty progressive LGBTQ laws. Homosexuality was decriminalised as early as 1871 during its brief French occupation, and a wide range of anti-discrimination laws were introduced in 2003. It’s also slowly heading towards full gay marriage equality.

In relation to the Jalisco Province, where Puerto Vallarta is based, gay marriage was legalised in March 2016 following an unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Mexico that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. As a result, the offending law was quickly revoked and as of 20 April 2016, gay weddings were allowed to take place.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Gay Puerto Vallarta Travel Resources

 

The San Miguel de Allende Cathedral

The San Miguel de Allende Cathedral

The San Miguel de Allende Cathedral in Mexico is the most iconic landmark of this colonial city. This postcard-perfect town is located 170 miles north of Mexico City.

San Miguel de Allende was voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine as the “World’s Best City” in 2017 and 2018!

The old part of this town was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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