Gay Pride march in Merida

Colonial City with a happening gay scene

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The capital of Yucatan state, Mérida, has a thriving gay scene. The city's ambiance is colonial and the climate is tropical. And it is close to famous tourist sites like the Mayan ruins of Chitzen Itza as well as to the beach resorts of the Riviera Maya such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

For other places in Yucatán state, please see the Yucatán state page.

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June 10, 2023: Pride Yucatán 2023 Mérida

Merida will have its pride march on June 10, 2023.

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Plaza Grande

Also called The Zocalo or Plaza de la Independicia. Main public park bounded by calle 60 and 62, and calle 61 and 63. Lots of cruising. Caution: Many rent boys. Part of the circuit, that includes Parque Hildago at calle 60 and 59 and Santa Lucia area at Calle 60 por 55.
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Hotels, B&Bs

Casa Ana Bed and Breakfast

Lesbian owned and run bed and breakfast inn with four rooms.
 +52 999 924 0005
 Average room rate: $50 USD
 Average rating: 100 Exceptional
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Casa Del Maya Bed and Breakfast

Six room gay owned B&B in historic Santa Ana Park. Walk to parks, restaurants, museums, galleries, shops and markets. Complimentary full breakfast, pool, air conditioning, Wi-fi, TV, in-room safes.
 +52 999 181 1880
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 Average room rate: $115 USD
 Average rating: 98 Exceptional
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Casa Macorina

Small gay owned guesthouse with your hosts Javier y Ricardo. Rooms with private bath and kitchenette.
 +52 999 217 5233
 Average room rate: $475 MXN
 Average rating: 94 Excellent
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Hacienda Santa Cruz

Exclusive gay friendly hotel with a gourmet restaurant. Supporter of Merida Gay Pride. They are 10 min away from the airport (7 miles) and 15 min away from the center of the city (8.6 miles).
 (999) 254 0541
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 Average room rate: $169 USD
 Average rating: 93 Excellent
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Ochenta y Dos

A gay owned urban bed & breakfast located in the heart of Merida. Offers accommodations with 4 poolside guestrooms and amenities that include king size beds, luxurious bedding, rain showers, WIFI, swimming pool, steam room, roof terrace, full breakfast, pool side snacks and a daily happy hour.
 999 192 4085
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 Average room rate: $82 USD
 Average rating: 99 Exceptional
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Bars, Discos

Banana's Club

Gay bar and restaurant with drag shows and gogo boys.
 +52 999 450 6198
 Average rating: 82 Very Good
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Jorge's Cantina Imperial

Officially Cantina Imperial but normally just called Jorge's. This dive bar is full of men daily for big cheap beers. Drag shows, gogo boys, snacks. Some rent boys.
 Average rating: 88 Excellent
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La Comadre

Gay bar with drag shows and gogos. Reopened in a new location in Nov 2021.
 +52 999 637 9757, 999 156 1096
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Papis Merida

Gay bar and disco. Gogos and strippers. Daily drink specials. Snacks and meals. Karaoke.
 +52 999 268 8316
 Average rating: 86 Very Good
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La Fundación Mezcaleria

Hip gay friendly bar and restaurant with cocktails. Art exhibitions, special events. Sometimes live music, sometimes DJ.
 +52 999 159 6389
 Average rating: 86 Very Good
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¡Tuyo y Mío! Restaurant Bar

LBGT restaurant and bar with drag shows
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Gyms, Yoga, Spas, Wellness etc

Armor Gym

Mixed but gay friendly gym that has been a sponsor of the Merida LGBT Pride March. Weights, cardio, spinning, classes.
 +52 999 209 8230
 Average rating: 90 Excellent
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Permanently closed places

The following venues have been reported as permanently closed but we have listed them here as other less current websites may still be listing them as open. If there is a place in this list that has reopened or one above that has closed, please advise us at

Hotels, B&Bs: Casa Sonrisa
Hotels, B&Bs: Posada Santiago Guesthouse
Hotels, B&Bs: Villa Verde Merida
Bars, Discos: Angeluz
Bars, Discos: Bar Rafaris
Bars, Discos: Cantina Bullpen
Bars, Discos: Eros Bar 2.0 by Detalles
Bars, Discos: Foxxys Platinum 5 stars
Bars, Discos: La MalQuerida Cantina
Bars, Discos: Macumba II
Bars, Discos: Mandala by Blúe
Bars, Discos: Milk Gay Club
Bars, Discos: PK2 Disco Bar
Bars, Discos: Pride Cabaret
Bars, Discos: Restaurante Bar La Sirena
Bars, Discos: Rush Bar Terraza
Bars, Discos: Scalibur Disco
Bars, Discos: Temptation Social Club
Bars, Discos: Zeus Bar
Restaurants: Botella Verde
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: Banana Azul
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: Ciber Zoom Zoom
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: La Caza Vapor
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: La Cueva Merida
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: Olympus Spa for Men
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: Phone 61

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I had read that Mexico is considering legalizing marijuana for recreational use and wondered if the laws would change before my visit in the last week of January 2016?
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December 15, 2015

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No. This was a very narrow court decision that applies only to four people so far. It is likely that it will proceed but expect changes to take years not months. More info here.

December 15, 2015

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