Featured Gay Friendly Hotels in Mexico City

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The St. Regis Mexico City

The St. Regis Mexico City captures its diverse, distinctive surroundings as no other hotel in Mexico City.

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Discover the most vibrant hotel in Mexico City!

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Le Méridien Mexico City

Rising above the timeless Paseo de la Reforma, Le Méridien Mexico City stands at the juxtaposition of culture and business.

Gay Mexico City

As one of the world’s most populous urban centers, with over 20 million people, Mexico City is intense. Thankfully, the people are gregarious, the pollution is less than commonly stereotyped, and crime has fallen to be on par with most mega-cities. Costs are also comparatively lower here, making the city an affordable urban destination. Mexico City is also a fantastic place for gay and lesbian travelers, as the city has been at the leading age of gay rights in the country. Same-sex marriage is now legal in Mexico City, which demonstrates how fully the enormous metropolis is bucking the traditionally conservative, Catholic Church-influenced national culture.

Distrito Federal, or D.F. as its known locally, has a long history that radiates out from the bustling Zócalo in the Centro Historico. The Zócalo, also known as the Plaza de la Constitución, is the largest in Latin America and third largest in the world after only Beijing’s Tiananmen and Moscow’s Red Square. Most historical colonial landmarks, including the Aztec Templo Mayor, can be found here. Everything else is easily visited via the city’s extensive – if crowded – metro system.

Mexico City’s higher elevation is particularly suited to year round travel, because the summers are not as stifling as many in Mexico. In fact, the warmest months are March through June, overlapped by the rainy season that runs from May to the end of September. November through March is especially gorgeous, with moderate highs cooling off at night and little rain. The elevation is real, though, so bring ample clothes for the nighttime!

Mexico City Gay Scene

The surprising legalization of same-sex marriage really liberated the gay scene in Mexico City, the capitol of religiously conservative Mexico, inspiring a growing general acceptance of LGBT people. In fact, Mexico City has skyrocketed in our eyes as one of the best gay destinations: a big urban centre without the big urban price. You can still find beers for a buck and big meals for under $5; taxis are inexpensive and the subway cheap. And there is no sacrificing culture – this place is chock full of it – or a vibrant gay community.

There are 16 delegaciones, or boroughs, within the city. From trendy Condensa to creative Coyocan (home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera), many have become hip and stylish with significant gay populations. The throbbing center of gay life is Zona Rosa, named not after the gays but after the hue of the pavers, where festive bars overflow into the streets.

Most gay-friendly lodging can be found in the Condensa delegacion, which is also a perfect foundation from which to explore the city. Be aware of your surroundings, as petty theft is common in the sprawling urban core, and it’s best to not wander alone in the wee hours in the morning.

Gay-Friendly Dining

Restaurante Pujol

Pujol offers an a la carte menu, as well as a 6 course tasting menu

Bellini Restaurante Giratorio

Bellini Restaurante Giratorio offers high-class international cuisine, with the best 360 degree view of Mexico City.

El Lago

This restaurant is ready to make your night special whether you are having an intimate dinner for two or hosting a large event.