Marchers fill the street for the annual gay pride parade in Puebla

Overshadowed by Mexico City but a big destination in its own right

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The city of Puebla, formally Puebla de Zaragoza, is the capital and the most populous city of the state of Puebla and is the 4th largest metro area in México. It was an important city as well in colonial times so you will find a lovely colonial center. Now it is known for its many universities and industry.

Most of the action is in the Historic Center but the university suburb of San Andrés Cholula also has a number of LGBT nightlife options.

With about 50% of the state's population in the metropolitan area of the capital, other areas do not have much of a developed LGBT community and we are not aware of any LGBT bars or meeting places outside the capital region. Let us know if you discover some!

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Puebla state since Aug 2017.

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Hotels, B&Bs

Hostal Gente de Más

Trendy gay friendly hostel in the center. Private rooms or dormitories. Shared kitchen. Rooftop hang out zone.
 +52 222 232 3136
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 Average room rate: $450 MXN
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La Alhondiga Hotel

An elegant hotel located in one of the oldest buildings in the city built in colonial Puebla. Mixed but promotes itself as gay friendly.
 +52 222 242 4603
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NH Puebla Centro Histórico

180 room full service hotel of the gay friendly NH chain. Very centrally located and close to gay nightlife. Rooftop pool, gym, restaurant.
 +52 222 309 1900
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 Average room rate: $60 USD
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Bars, Discos

El Coktelito

Gay bar with popular karaoke nights. Also called 41 club.
 +52 222 605 1459
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Francos Disco Club

Gay disco with dancing, strippers, and drag shows.
 +52 222 246 1639
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Garotos Dance Club

Gay disco. DJ, gogo boys and girls. Reggaton, pop and electonica.
 +52 222 242 4232
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Red Bay

Trendy gay bar which attracts a somewhat mixed crowd. Cocktails and snacks. Popular for pre-drinks before the big night out.
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Secret Coffee and Beer

Bar with drag shows and karaoke.
 +52 221 260 8228
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Zuntra Pop Club

Gay disco with DJs, dancing. Mix of gay boys, lesbians and allies. Stylish upscale crowd.
 +52 222 327 4534
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Coffee Shops

Zaranda Café Palafox

Spacious coffee shop also with internal patio popular with the LGBT crowd at the Palafox location.
 +52 222 242 09 88
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Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas

There are many traditional bathhouses in Puebla which generally have separate sections for men and women. A few are men only. Most of these are primarily straight but some cruising happens especially in the steam rooms. Listed below are only the bathhouses and sex clubs that are exclusively gay or have a strong gay following.

Baños Las Termas

Gay bathhouse with sauna, steam, jacuzzi, video room, solarium, lockers, private changing rooms, dark room.
 +52 222 232 9562
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Baños San Joaquin

Traditional bathhouse that is now primarily for gay men
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El Ático

Club de encuentros, baño.
 +52 222 230 4624
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Gym Club

Gay sex club for men 18+. Dark room, video room, showers, lockers, music, drinks, gym.
 +52 222 926 4856
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Menbox

Cruising club for gay men with cabinas, gloryholes, dark room. General entrance is 35$mx and cabinas are 20$mx/hr with specials available on some days or with their card.
 +52 1 222 817 3705
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Mi Club Puebla

Sex club for men with nightly themes. Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and some Saturdays. Entrance, clothes check and self service bar all included in the entrance fee. Adults only.
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Shopping

Choneria

Sexy underwear and swimwear for men
 +52 222 471 7773
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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 info@gaymexicomap.com

Bars, Discos: Cabaretito VIP Puebla
Bars, Discos: Envy Puebla
Bars, Discos: La Cigarra
Coffee Shops: La Casona (de la Quimera)

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