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In Oaxaca state, the Zapotec culture has a tradition of Muxes, men who dress like women, or dress like men but have male lovers and hold traditionally female jobs. Photo from the beautiful photo exhibit We are Princesses in a Land of Machos. Photo by Nicola Ókin Frioli

A rich culture and beautiful beaches: Puerto Escondido, Huatulco, Juchitán, Mitla, Salina Cruz

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If you're looking for information and listings for
the capital city Oaxaca de Juarez go here.
Zipolite go here.

But beyond those two destinations which have so many attractions for LGBT tourists there is much else to see in Oaxaca state! See below for listings including the popular beach resort towns of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco and the archeological zone of Mitla.

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Casa Tulco

Four bedroom vacation home good for couples or groups in a private setting. Gay owned. Can be clothing optional after 1pm when the staff leaves. The house backs on to the nature reserve and shares a part of the forest as its garden. Easy access to any of the 36 bays which lie along this part of the coastline. Is just minutes by car, or not far by foot, from Crucecita where you'll find restaurants and cafes.
 +52 958 115 7713
 Average room rate: $165 USD
 Average rating: 88 Excellent
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Sugar Night Club

LGBT nightclub with drag and stripper shows.
 +52 958 101 0332
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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The village of Juchitán where parents say prayers in hopes that one of their children will be gay. In many ways Juchitán is Mexico’s Cherry Grove, where muxes even have an Invasion-type festival.
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Puerto Escondido

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INTO Textiles

Clothing brand that offers a diverse range of clothing for all people with a zero waste philosophy and with ethical sourcing. Gay owned business.
 +34 645 355 195
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La Catrina De Zapata

Bar and restaurant, think drag queens and karaoke. LGBT and friends. Upstairs from 22 Lunas.
 +52 95 4146 0002
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Punta Vida

A gay friendly bar where everyone is welcome. They have pride events during pride week and queer nights on Wednesdays. On the beach at Playa Zicatela.
 +52 55 5504 1982
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Salina Cruz

Gran Hotel Don Nacho

There are no particularly gay hotels in Salina Cruz, but this hotel with pool and gym is a gay friendly option.
 +52 971 134 1061
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San Pablo Villa de Mitla

Casa Buenas Vibras

Guesthouse located steps from the archeological ruins in Mitla, a jump off point for Hierve el Agua. Relax on one of the terraces or in the courtyard. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar, where we have daily happy hour. Guests can schedule a complimentary textile tours and free breakfast is provided daily. LGBT owned/managed.
 +52 951 355 8557
 Average room rate: $350 MXN
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Permanently closed places

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Huatulco: Casa Hoffa

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