Mexico City for LGBTQ Travelers
Collected by Julie Schwietert Collazo , AFAR Local Expert
Considered a haven in Latin America for people who identify as LGBTQ, Mexico City offers a number of hotels, bars, attractions, and services geared specifically toward LGBTQ visitors.
Calle de Niza 23, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico City has a number of excellent bookstores that double as cafés and cultural forums, and one of them is Voces en Tinta, a large, welcoming shop in the Zona Rosa neighborhood. The particular thematic focus of this shop is, in staff's words,...
Andrés Bello 29, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Calle Amberes 18, Juárez, 06600 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico
Though Papi Fun Bar is small and seemingly unimpressive compared to some of its trendy neighbors, this venue is super popular thanks to its Hermanas Vampiro (Vampire Sisters) drag show. Expect pop, kitsch, camp, and lots of gold lamé.
Luis Moya 31, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06000 Centro, CDMX, Mexico
If camp and kitsch aren't your thing, and the Zona Rosa "scene" is just a bit too much, then head to the Centro Histórico, where post-identity politics allow everyone to just be himself/herself/itself at Mezcaleria El Bósforo. The place is dark,...
Bosque de Duraznos 47, Bosque de las Lomas, 11700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Whether you're looking for eye candy or, as the gym promises, eager for "personal training to guide [you] towards 'eye candy' results," Madonna's Hardcandy Fitness, one of several international outposts of the Material Girl's growing empire of...
Culiacan 6, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
This wonderful bed and breakfast located in Condesa is a great place to spend your time in Mexico City. The staff, especially Victor and Ernesto, is extremely helpful and friendly and will provide you with site recommendations, safe taxis and a...
Isabel la Católica 30, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Hands down the best place to stay in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico is the aptly named Downtown. Located inside a restored 17th-century casona (mansion), the hotel shares its property with a select group of Mexican businesses,...
Carr. Picacho-Ajusco Km 1.5, Jardines del Ajusco, Tlalpan, 14200 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico City is a vast, vibrant city, with as many diverse neighborhoods and lodging options as you can imagine. For anyone who does not want to be in the downtown tourist zone, but still wants to be in a safe area, or for anyone who may be in town...
Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta 77, San Rafael, 06470 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Billed as Mexico City's first eco-friendly B&B, El Patio 77 is a charming, chic, and ultra-affordable accommodation in the neighborhood of San Rafael. Each of its rooms is named after a Mexican state and is decorated with handcrafts that...
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