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

LGBT places for Veracruz, Boca del Rio, Xalapa, Coatzacoalcos

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Veracruz state has a vibrant and very active gay community with multiple destinations for LGBT travelers. All three cities have longstanding pride marches.

The largest city is also called Veracruz. It is a port city and along with the adjoining beach town of Boca del Rio there are many places catering to gay visitors.

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.

At the south end of the state is another port city, Coatzacoalcos, and the third largest city in the state.

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El Asifo Bar

After hours bar (from 9pm until 8am or 11am the next day) with strippers, drag shows, waiters in boxers
 +52 922 183 9188
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La Habana Bar

Bar and disco/nightclub. Drag shows, strippers. Open Thursday to Sunday usually from 10pm to late.
 +52 921 113 6647
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Sodoma's After Bar

Later night bar, open daily from 9 pm until early the next morning. Strippers and drag shows on weekends, drink specials and waiters in underwear.
 +52 229 128 5461
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Bar Paraiso

Bar with shows, daily specials. Open Thursday to Sunday
 +52 229 278 3267
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Boudoir Lounge Bar

Nightclub and lounge with dancing, strippers, shows. Open only weekends.
 +52 229 186 2431
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Cabaret Night Club

Disco with shows open Friday and Saturday from 10:30pm
 +52 229 250 7040
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El Rincon De Osorio

Night club / late night bar open from 10 pm Thu to Sun. Shows, strippers.
 +52 229 107 8776
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La Soberbia Bar

Late night bar open from 10 pm until early. Strippers, drag shows, waiters in underwear.
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Vapor Jarocho

Men only gay sauna with lockers, private rooms, jacuzzi, bar, lounge and of course cruising. Previously known as Approachmen's Club. Open from 3 pm to 10 pm Tue-Sun, until 3 am Friday and Saturday.
 +52 229 931 1021
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Yesterday Snack Bar

Friendly local gay bar since 1994. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 7 pm
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Cabaret Antro Xalapa

Disco open Thursday to Saturday from 10:30 pm
 +52 228 102 0709
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Queens Club Xalapa

Disco with local and traveling DJs playing circuit, pop & reggaeton. Open Thursday to Saturday from 10:30 pm
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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

Xalapa: La Bouche

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