Pedestrian street in the capital city of Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez

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The state capital of Oaxaca, with the full name of Oaxaca de Juarez, is home to a thriving but fairly discreet gay scene.

For other parts of Oaxaca state, check out our pages on Zipolite and the Rest of Oaxaca State.

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Hotels, B&Bs

Agrado Guest House

Boutique hotel in the centre of Oaxaca with stylish rooms and shared lounge area. Gay friendly certification. Apartments, master suites, junior suite options.
 +52 951 514 7407
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 Average room rate: $2000 MXN
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Casa de Don Pablo Hostel

Gay friendly hostel. Centrally located close to sights and gay nightlife. Supporter of Oaxaca Pride.
 +52 951 516 8384
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 Average room rate: $33 USD
 Average rating: 81 Very Good
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Casa de Siete Balcones

Gay friendly boutique hotel. Centrally located close to sights and gay nightlife. Supporter of Oaxaca Pride.
 +52 951 516 0133
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 Average room rate: $120 USD
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Flavia Luxury Hotel

Luxury hotel with unique design in a quiet location on the edge of Oaxaca city. Gay friendly option from the owners of Naked Zipolite. Restaurant.
 +52 951 166 0972
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 Average room rate: $260 USD
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Hotel Azul de Oaxaca

Boutique hotel, art gallery, restaurant in the courtyard and rooftop terrace bar with a city view. Gay friendly certification.
 +52 951 501 0016
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 Average room rate: $125 USD
 Average rating: 90 Excellent
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NaNa Vida Hotel Oaxaca

Boutique gay friendly hotel. The hotel supports local artists and artisans and you can see their work throughout the hotel. Courtyard where breakfast is served.
 +52 951 501 1285
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 Average room rate: $2000 MXN
 Average rating: 97 Exceptional
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Oaxaca Real Hotel

Gay friendly hotel right in the centre of Oaxaca. Works with LGBT tour agencies and so is committed to LGBT guests. Historic building with outdoor pool and restaurant.
 +52 951 506 0708
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 Average room rate: $70 USD
 Average rating: 88 Excellent
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Bars, Discos

Bar La Costa

Nightclub and stripper bar with all male stripper shows and drag shows.
 Average rating: 72 Good
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Blue 69 Bar

Video bar for gay men, lesbians and their friends. Karaoke, DJ.
 +52 951 130 9839
 Average rating: 74 Good
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Club Privado 502

Gay disco and night club better known as "el Número". Dance floor, lounge and terrace.
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La Casa del Mezcal

Gay Friendly, great atmosphere, tavern style bar, with wonderful artist murals.
 Average rating: 88 Excellent
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Archivo Maguey

Women led gay friendly bar and restaurant that hosts drag shows and other LGBT events from time to time.
 +52 951 350 9851
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Trendy bakery, coffee shop and restaurant that is gay friendly and popular with LGBT customers.
 +52 951 351 3648
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas

Baños del Jardin

Sauna for gay men. Steam room, lockers, cruising.
 Average rating: 70 Good
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Cyber Maya

Gay internet cafe with free condoms, cruising, booths. Affordable rates from just 20MXN per 60 minutes. Sodas, sweets and cigarettes sold. Location
 Average rating: 94 Excellent
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La Fuente Baños de Vapor

Mixed bathhouse with some cruising. Massage. While this was a popular bathhouse for the gay community it seems the owners are trying to go more upscale and promote spa treatments and encourage more women. They are also no longer open late on weekends.
 +52 951 259 4202
 Average rating: 80 Very Good
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Travel Agencies, Tours, Experiences

Operadora Turística Dainzúu

Tour company offering tours of the principal attractions of the central valleys of Oaxaca. They are a gay friendly and gay owned tour company that knows the needs that LGBT tourists require. Shared and private tours including Monte Albán, the Mezcal trail, el Tule, Mitla, indigenous crafts, Mezcal factories.
 +52 951 109 6555
 Average rating: 99 Exceptional
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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 Pavo Real
Bars, Discos: Cervecería La Chinampa
Bars, Discos: La Envidia
Bars, Discos: Luna Rosa

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