Gay Playa del Carmen

Gay Playa del Carmen

Planning your next holidays in Mexico, then Gay Playa del Carmen is the place for you. Ranking in 2nd place on the best Mexican beaches and Cancun in 4th place. There are so many things to do in gay Playa del Carmen that will make your holidays the most enjoyable in this gay Riviera Maya paradise! No wonder there are more than 2 million tourists visiting Playa del Carmen every year!

Playa del Carmen brings more than 2 million tourists per year!

Playa is just 45 minutes south of Cancun International Airport. With direct flights from most major cities around the world. It gets busy, but with 3 terminals handling the arrivals and departures, it does not seam that busy. It is very modern and clean. On your way out of the Airport, either going to Cancun or Playa del Carmen, you will feel safe and amazed by how much the Mexican Caribbean Coast has developed in recent years. It is very modern and many places will remind you of Florida.

Gay Playa del Carmen is the best gay friendly Riviera Maya destination on one of the best beaches in Mexico and the most charming spot on the Mexican Caribbean. It is open, somewhat bohemian and very cosmopolitan. Gay Playa del Carmen is a real paradise where you will feel secure and the atmosphere of “live and let live” is alive and well!

When talking about gay destination, Playa del Carmen is the up and coming gay destination, not just for visitors from United States or Canada, but now from many European and Latin American countries. Located just 45 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, Playa del Carmen developed from a small fishing village to this great tourist destination. It all started because of the ferry to Cozumel which is one of the great scuba diving destinations in the world.  It did not take long until this paradise was developed. Now a bohemian, gay friendly town, Playa del Carmen has many 5 star hotel resorts and restaurants. Playa del Carmen attracts thousands of gay tourists every year.


The smaller population and quiet nature of the city, compared to Cancun, allows a more comfortable environment for diversity with security and virtually no crime. Gay Playa del Carmen is a perfect combination of sea, sun and sand with a high quality of life. Playa del Carmen gay tourists will have it all at very reasonable cost on this amazing Riviera Maya coast.

It is all here for everyone—gay or not—from gorgeous beaches, fine hotels, a luxury gay resort, first class restaurants, bars, discos, gay sauna, boutique shopping, salons, dive centers, extreme sports, theme parks and just 45 minutes away of Cozumel by ferry. Come to gay Playa del Carmen and see for yourself and you will never want to leave!

In Playa del Carmen area there are some hotels that cater specifically to the gay community and many other gay friendly hotels. Some of the many restaurants have special nights exclusively for the gay community. There is incredible nightlife activity in the bars, beach clubs and discos, with a diverse mixture of friendly people where you will feel right at home.

Dontown Beach Playa del CarmenRiviera Maya Weather

The weather in Playa del Carmen and the Yucatan peninsula is great all year around with average temperature of 27C° (80F°) and sub-tropical climate. The humidity is high from June until August. The hurricane season starts with the summer in June, but because of the Caribbean calm waters the frequency of the storms tends to be from August to October. Hurricanes are not frequent and the tropical storms usually do not last long. From November until January the days are warm and the nights sometimes a little cool (just enough for a light jacket). Playa del Carmen has blue skies, white sand and turquoise blue sea water, just like a paradise.

Calle Corazon Playa del CarmenPlaya del Carmen lifestyle

Playa del Carmen has a unique European atmosphere as a place to live or visit. No longer a fishing village, but now a real trendy city unto itself, with a huge diversity of things to do and places to see for most all budgets. There are youth hostels and small boutique hotels to large 5-star beach resorts. Gay Playa del Carmen offers the best luxury hotels of the Riviera Maya. Many gay friendly hotels and a gay resort are here also.

Gay Playa del Carmen is a unique spot on the Maya Riviera that is presently the most important tourist destination in Mexico, thanks to its powdery white sand, crystalline water and lush vegetation. This magnificent location has the advantage of being close to important archaeological sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itza, and is also near other destinations, such as Sian Ka’an and the island of Cozumel. Best of all “Playa del Carmen” offers entertainment from sunrise to sunset!

An entire section of 5th Avenue is blocked to vehicles and pedestrians can be seen in crowds most any day taking in the fresh warm air and walking everywhere. There are many attractions on 5th Avenue that draw tourists from day trips off Cruise ships, the Cancun Hotel Zone and Cozumel. With enormous variety of cuisines the restaurants and cafes cater to every taste. Fifth Avenue is also famous for the souvenir shops, jewelery shops and high-end clothing stores.

For those of us who are gay and live here it is a real paradise where we never have felt any discrimination or homophobia! While the population continues to grow, it is still like a small, safe, quiet town with big city conveniences. Come and enjoy Gay Playa del Carmen’s unique atmosphere.

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