Playa del Carmen is located just south of Cancun, along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Along with the town’s very rapid growth rate, it also has a rapidly growing gay scene, though currently it continues to be more gay-friendly oriented, than gay. Playa del Carmen is on the Riviera Maya, which runs from south of Cancun to Tulum and the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve.
The main tourist zone centers on Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), which stretches from Calle 1 Norte to Calle 40. A pedestrian walkway located just one or two blocks inland from the beach, 5th Avenue is lined with hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. The gay bars are within easy walking distance of this area, though are quite spread apart from one another.
Playa del Carmen Gay Events 2019
January 30th to February 4th – Arena Music Festival – Circuit festival – Web
Stylish, modern party hostel, located just 1 block from the beach and 5th avenue. It offers private rooms and trendy dormitories along with a 5-hour open bar. The rooms and dormitories have modern, minimalist decor. The rooms come with a private bathroom and air conditioning; while the dormitories have a shared bathroom and air conditioning just at night. Its very popular, so book early! Full details
The Palm at Playa features a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool, bar, spa and gym. It is located just 4 blocks from Playa del Carmen town centre and a 2-minute walk from the beach. The hotel has access to 4 private beach clubs. It sometimes hosts gay pool parties in the summer. Full details
Last updated: January 12th. 2019