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The annual pride march in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz in 2018

Veracruz state has a number of different cities which have attractions for the LGBT community. We've split our listings into two different pages:

  • Veracruz and Boca del Río - The state's largest city, officially called Heroica Veracruz, has a huge gay scene. The nearby beach resort of Boca del Río is also popular with LGBT travelers.

  • Xalapa, Coatzacoalcos, Orizaba, Poza Rica - The rest of the state is covered here. There are places to visit and annual gay marches in many cities in Veracruz including the state capital Xalapa and the city of Coatzacoalcos.

Veracruz State beyond the city of Veracruz - Gay and Lesbian hotels, bars, beaches

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

LGBT places for Xalapa, Coatzacoalcos, Orizaba, Poza Rica

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

Bar and disco/nightclub. Drag shows, strippers. Open Thursday to Sunday usually from 10pm to late.
 +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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Paradise Club Coatzacoalcos We have been unable to recently verify this listing

Disco for LGBTI folks open Tuesday to Sunday nights from 10 pm. Friday is open bar night. Strippers.
 +52 921 270 3974
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Sodoma's After Bar

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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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: $1000 MXN
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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: $1200 MXN
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Kloset Club Xalapa

Bar with stripper shows, DJs. Open Friday and Saturdays.
 +52 228 151 7953
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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
Xalapa: Cabaret Antro Xalapa
Xalapa: La Bouche

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