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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Upcoming events in Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca

June 26, 2022: LGBTTTIQ+ Pride March Oaxaca

The pride march in Oaxaca de Juarez will be Sunday June 26 at 1:00 pm from Fuente de las Ocho Regiones.

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Recommended Tours

We've selected a few tours from local providers that include transport from Oaxaca city. These are recommended tours and a good fit for LGBT visitors. Please email us at if you like to send us feedback on these tours or if you have others you think we should recommend.

Monte Alban, Coyotepec and Villages Full-day

Enjoy a tour of the extraordinary archaeological zone of Monte Alban. Constructed on a plateau at 1,940 meters above sea level, it has pyramids, a court for the pre-Hispanic ball game, among many other mystical constructions. Continue to the town of Coyotepec, famous for its ceramics production, followed by a visit to the convent of Cuilapam.

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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: 86 Very Good
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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: 92 Excellent
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Bars, Discos

Bar La Costa

Nightclub and stripper bar with all male stripper shows and drag shows.
 Average rating: 74 Good
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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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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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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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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
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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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Cyber Maya

Gay internet cafe with free condoms, cruising, booths. Affordable rates from just 10MXN per 30 minutes. Sodas, sweets and cigarettes sold.
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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, 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.
 +52 951 514 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

Hotels, B&Bs: Casa Pavo Real
Bars, Discos: Cervecería La Chinampa
Bars, Discos: La Envidia

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