Gay pride march in Morelia, 2014. Photo by alejandr0.amad0

LGBT places for Morelia, Pátzcuaro, Uruapan, Lázaro Cárdenas, Zamora, Sahuayo

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Morelia, the bustling state capital and largest city of has the most to offer LGBT visitors to Michocán.

But there are a wide variety of other places to explore too:
Patzcuaro is a tranquil, artsy and gay friendly town of on the lake of the same name and is a popular tourist destination
Uruapan is a city with colonial charm and is the second largest city in the state
Zamora is the third largest city
Lazaro Cárdenas is a port and beach city and is the fourth largest city in the state

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Hotels, B&Bs

Cantera Diez Hotel Boutique

Gay friendly design hotel well located to LGBT nightlife. All suite hotel in a restored building with modern design. Gym, spa, bar and restaurant.
 +52 44 3312 5419
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 Average room rate: $3000 MXN
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Holiday Inn Uruapan

Gay friendly chain hotel located in the business district.
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Hotel Pórtico Cultural

Gay friendly design hotel with unique artist designed rooms in a restored 19th century house. Art gallery, breakfast, meeting room, yoga.
 +52 443 312 1446
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 Average room rate: $750 MXN
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Hotel Posada Yolihuani

Small gay friendly inn of adobe, timbers and tile with fragrant and sunny gardens, set in an ancient village house, has ten warm guest rooms.
 +52 43 4342 1666
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 Average room rate: $1300 MXN
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Villa Patzcuaro Hotel RV Park

Gay owned hotel and RV park. Rustically styled rooms with fireplace and cable TV. Equipped villas with kitchens. Swimming pool.
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 Average room rate: $900 MXN
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Bars, Discos

Aquelarre Pool Bar

Circuit party style dance club with touring DJs, big dance floor, gogo boys and girls, shows. Sunday nights are gay nights, the rest of the week it is mostly straight.
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Burlesque Morelia We have been unable to recently verify this listing

Night club with a burlesque show. Gogos. Dancing.
 +52 443 335 5502
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Con Las Rojas Pop

One of two LGBT bars in town under the Rojas banner. This location has pop music and live music shows.
 +52 443 317 4601
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Ekipales Bar

Gay bar with shows. Also spelled Equipales.
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Club with shows and strippers. Previously named Mirage.
 +52 443 217 6073
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Kastelar Open Club

LGBT bar
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Las Rojas Electro We have been unable to recently verify this listing

One of two different LGBT bars under the Rojas name in town. Electro is a stylish dance club open Thu, Fri and Sat nights.
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Mamá No Lo Sabe

Bar with drag shows, dancing, karaoke, gogos.
 +52 452 111 6471
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Open Mind Morelia

Show bar with male stripper shows and drag shows. Men only sex shows some Sundays. Generally open from 10:30 pm until 4 am Wednesday to Saturday and some Sundays.
 +52 443 217 6073
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Planetha Happy Bar

Bar with stripper shows, both men and women. Drag shows. Mixed crowd, gay friendly.
 +52 753 149 0887
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Queen's Antro Bar Morelia

New nightclub opened Dec 11, 2021. DJ, strippers, drag show.
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Sak Bar

Gay bar with shows and terrace, great for cocktails.
 +52 443 312 6225
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Mamá Testa

Restaurant, bar and karaoke
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Valhalla Sport Bar

Gay friendly bar and restaurant. Most popular for LGBT crowd on Tuesdays when they have a show with drag queens.
 +52 443 351 8276
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Coffee Shops

Friend Plus

Friend+ is a coffee shop and soda fountain which is a safe space for the LGBT+ community and others free of prejudice. Drinks, crepes, desserts.
 +52 443 730 9438
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Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas

Baños de Vapor El Edén

Small mixed bathhouse with cruising. Busiest Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons.
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Baños Valladolid

Men only bathhouse, primarily gay. Lockers, jacuzzi, steam room. Entrance 110 pesos except special events.
 +52 443 312 9985
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Baños Villalongín

Bathhouse for men and women with a outdoor pool in addition to the usual steam rooms. There's a somewhat mixed crowd but the Russian steamroom is designated as the special area for gays and where you'll definitely find cruising.
 +52 443 471 8640
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Babel Arte Emergente

Art shop with a diverse collection of fan art, collectibles, emergent art. Many LGBT creators.
 +52 44 3317 6119
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Sex Shops

Sexy Appeal Sahuayo

Sex shop and travel agency. Offers products and services for men and women and is a sponsor of LGBT events.
 +52 353 172 7420
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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

Bars, Discos: Bar Inframundo
Bars, Discos: Baruba Terraza y Bar
Bars, Discos: Esquina 203
Bars, Discos: Glam Club Nocturno
Bars, Discos: Las Rojas Morelia
Bars, Discos: Lux Rainbow
Bars, Discos: Ni Santa Ni Diabla
Bars, Discos: Play Bar
Bars, Discos: The Cave
Coffee Shops: El Closet, Café
Coffee Shops: Red Star Café
Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: Vapor Francisco Villa

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