Cancun: Gay and Lesbian
The Caribbean Jewel of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula
As an up and coming destination, Cancun offers a fantastic festival every May. The Cancun International Gay Festival draws a free-spirited crowd. Activities during this non-stop party week include a Welcome Party, Caribbean Cruise, Bar Hopping and a Beach Barbecue. Unfortunately this beautiful beach destination does not have a strong gay network or a variety of gay services to make it an important gay spot in Mexico yet, but it's still worth visiting. There are about 5 gay bars and one gay Bed and Breakfast. Los Delfines, on the south area of the hotel area is where the gay beach is located. The Cancun International Gay Festival was started in 1995 by several gay tourism officials who wanted to show visitors that there is a gay presence in this Mexican-Caribbean paradise. There is no parade, but lots of fun activities, including a Rockin' Beach Party, a Sunset Caribbean Cruise, and a Grand City Tour to downtown Cancun and the Mayan ruins, and Special Events at all the bars. The party never stops in Cancun, and the gay club scene is no exception, there’s a lot of fun to be had at the three gay clubs.