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
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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
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Bars, Discos

Bar La Costa

Gay disco and stripper bar/nightclub with all male stripper review.
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Blue 69 Bar

Video bar for gay men, lesbians and their friends. Karaoke, DJ.
 +52 951 130 9839
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Cervecería La Chinampa

Tavern style bar, oldest gay bar in Oaxaca. Very Mexican, lively, on the seedier side of things, but fun.
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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.
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La Envidia

Gay alternative bar, a mix of everything, fun, friendly, nice environment, reasonable.
 +52 951 156 4285
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Luna Rosa

Gay tavern style bar on the 2nd floor. Food also served. Friendly, comfy, and reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere.
 +52 951 130 9839
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Trendy bakery, coffee shop and restaurant that is gay friendly and popular with LGBT customers.
 +52 951 351 3648
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Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas

Baños del Jardin

Sauna for gay men. Steam room, lockers, cruising.
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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
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Travel Agencies, Tours

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.
 +52 951 514 4043
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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

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