Should You Visit Cabo or Cancun? – 2TravelDads

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. In both Cabo San Lucas and Cancun you will find tourism and hospitality that is catered to Americans looking for a cheap Mexican vacation, but then you will also find five star resort experiences and fine dining that exemplifies the best of Mexican cuisine.

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The Dorado Getaway – Baja Sur Gay Friendly Guesthouse

The Dorado Getaway - Baja Sur Gay Friendly Guesthouse

Beautiful Private Seaside
Baja Sur Gay Friendly Guesthouse

Our Baja Sur gay friendly guesthouse is the perfect Sea Side getaway. Awesome beauty in a safe and private location at a very reasonable price. This charming home is on The Sea of Cortez and only 150 yards from the ocean. Perfect for strolls on the beach, swimming, fishing, kayaking, or just kicking back, the national hobby in Mexico.

Only 10 minutes from Santa Rosalia, the most gay friendly town in Mexico. The LGBT culture started here in the late eighteen hundreds when a French company began miming cooper just north of town. They believed that LGBT employees were more honest, harder working, friendlier and smarter than other employees.

Those employees started the queer culture that continues today. If you are a member of the LGBT community and have never been to Mexico be assured that this area is safe and welcoming.

See The Dorado Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Baja Sur Gay Friendly Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Dickinson Guest House – Gay Guadalajara Guest House

Dickinson Guest House - Gay Guadalajara Guest House

GAY GUADALAJARA GUEST HOUSE, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, CLOSE TO GAY BARS

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 community, 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.

Our gay Guadalajara guest house is located just outside of the Guadalajara downtown core. And although this is not always where many people in our community choose to stay, we tend to enjoy a different view of this fun city.

Colonia Chapalita is a middle-class neighborhood that is quiet at night for a good night’s rest yet has a lively restaurant scene that can often feel more familiar with those who like who tend not to want to cook. No less than 25 excellent restaurants are very near to our home and, walks around the neighborhood are safe at any time of the day.

See the Dickenson Guest House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Guadalajara Gay Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Mexico City’s Palacio de Bella Artes – Keep Calm and Wander

Mexico City's Palacio de Bella Artes - Keep Calm and Wander

Inside Palacio de Bella Artes, you will find the grandest arts in Mexico City, or perhaps, the whole country. Its lavishly-ornamented facade combines Neo-classical and Art Noveau. 

Murals and paintings that were created by Mexico’s finest artists like Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and more are the most visible here.

From the outside, you’ll never find a building as beautiful as this all over Mexico. Its iconic colored dome has graced thousands of tourism promotion brochures, books, and travel blogs.

You can’t just look at it from outside and admire its marbled facade. You’ve got to go inside and discover the beauty that’s hiding there!

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Mexico City Gay Travel Resources

Gay San Miguel de Allende – The Nomadic Boys

Gay San Miguel de Allende - The Nomadic Boys

You heard it here first, guys. gay San Miguel de Allende is not just a delicious beer – it’s also a stunningly beautiful city located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, perfect for romantic getaways.

Founded in the early 16th century, San Miguel de Allende is dripping in history and culture. Many landmarks date back to periods of intense conflict, and the fact they’re still standing today is a testament to the will of the people. This is one UNESCO listed gem you need to check out!

San Miguel has also become super popular with gay couples thanks to its draw as a romantic getaway and even as a wedding destination. The people are famous for being super friendly, religious but curious and tolerant of everyone. So much so that gay owned businesses have flourished over the years, from artists, jewelry designers, painters, sculptors and art galleries.

This is why we love San Miguel and rate it as one of our absolute favourite gay cities in Mexico – a sort of cultural alternative to gay party town Puerto Vallarta! Here is our gay travel guide to San Miguel de Allende to inspire you and help you plan your visit to the “Heart of Mexico”.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Gay San Miguel de Allende Travel Resources

Gay Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – wolfyy

gay Puerto Vallarta

Mexico’s classic gay travel destination, Puerto Vallarta lures the LGBT community with ritzy beach clubs, budget-friendly hotels and animated gay nightlife. This small city is a frequent choice for Americans and Canadians, especially in winter.

Before visiting Puerto Vallarta, I never fully understood what specifically makes this destination so attractive to gay men. Gay friends and acquaintances of mine always raved about Puerto Vallarta. I quickly found out why.

Puerto Vallarta is so popular because the city is quite conducive to groups of gay travelers. The gay scene here is physically compact. This makes things super easy for friends to coordinate plans.

gay area in Puerto Vallarta

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Area

The Puerto Vallarta gay area starts in Zona Romántica and continues southward to the border of the Amapas neighborhood. Most of the gay-friendly establishments and nightlife is within the five or so city blocks from the waterfront.

I highly recommend staying in the Puerto Vallarta gay area. It’s convenient and you’ll never run out of things to do. Furthermore, meeting up with friends should easier here since there are so many hotel and resort options in close proximity. You’ll have tons of options for restaurants, shopping and beach clubs, all within a 5-minute walk.

There’s much more to know about gay PV, so continue to wolfyy’s Puerto Vallarta gay guide to find the best hotels, resorts, experiences, and gay nightlife venues. Plus, local travel tips!

Puerto Vallarta Gay Travel Guide on wolfyy – by Louis Lafata

Gay Mexico Resources – Purple Roofs

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.

See the Casa Alebrijes Hotel Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Guadalajara Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

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. 

See the Antigua Capilla B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Guanajauto Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

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

Yucatan Gay Travel Resources

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

Mexico Gay Travel Resources