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Veracruzanos in the state capital Xalapa celebrate during the annual pride march

LGBT places for Xalapa, Coatzacoalcos, Orizaba, Poza Rica

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Veracruz state has a vibrant and very active gay community with multiple destinations for LGBT travelers. The largest city, Heroica Veracruz has it's own page here which also covers nearby Boca del Rio.

The state capital is Xalapa. Sometimes spelled "Jalapa" (but always prounounced "ha-la-pa", this urban delight houses not only the government of Veracruz state but also the Universidad Veracruzana, a lively arts scene, a convivial café life and a sophisticated, chic population. They also have an annual gay pride march in May.

At the south end of the state is the port city of Coatzacoalcos, and the third largest city in the state. They also have an annual gay pride march in May.

We do not know of any LGBT specific places to recommend in Orizaba or Cordoba but they have an annual pride march in March. For places in Poza Rica see below. If you know of any please contact us at

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La Habana Bar We have been unable to recently verify this listing

Bar and disco/nightclub. Drag shows, strippers.
 +52 921 113 6647
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Naked Club Coatzacoalcos

Sex club for men only with dark rooms, cruising, bar, terrace, xxx video.
 +52 921 569 2392
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Sodoma's After Bar We have been unable to recently verify this listing

Gay bar, open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 pm. Strippers, gogos and drag shows, drink specials and waiters in underwear.
 +52 229 128 5461
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Poza Rica

Jarochos Cabinas

Private cabinas and cruising. Sexy underwear and sex toys.
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Gay disco with DJ, gogo boys
 +52 782 194 7185
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Colombe Hotel Boutique

Gay friendly boutique hotel with 10 rooms, 3 suites and modern design. Bar, restaurant and pool. Certified by the state tourism as experts in LGBT tourism. Located close to the university.
 +52 228 817 5730
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 Average room rate: $47 USD
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Holiday Inn Express Xalapa

Gay friendly hotel certified by the state tourism as experts in LGBT tourism. Located close to the center and gay nightlife.
 52 228 141 1690
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 Average room rate: $1000 MXN
 Average rating: 91 Excellent
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Queens Club Xalapa

Disco with local and traveling DJs playing circuit, pop & reggaeton.
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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

Coatzacoalcos: El Asifo Bar
Coatzacoalcos: Paradise Club Coatzacoalcos
Xalapa: Cabaret Antro Xalapa
Xalapa: Kloset Club Xalapa
Xalapa: La Bouche

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