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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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Naked Club Coatzacoalcos

Sex club for men only with dark rooms, cruising, bar, terrace, xxx video.
 +52 921 569 2392
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Asereje Ciber Cafe

Cruisy cyber cafe and sex club with booths
 +52 271 170 6584
 Average rating: 74 Good
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Hotel Boutique Casa Zevallos

As there are no particularly gay hotels in Córdoba, this boutique gay friendly hotel is our best recommendation. Right in the center, with a bar and restaurant.
 +52 271 157 8133
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 Average room rate: $1800 MXN
 Average rating: 93 Excellent
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Cyber café with cruising
 +52 271 100 8961
 Average rating: 48
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Sodoma Bar Córdoba

Gay bar with drag shows and gogo boys
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Poza Rica

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Jarochos Cabinas

Private cabinas and cruising. Sexy underwear and sex toys.
 +52 782 161 6100
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Gay disco with DJ, gogo boys
 +52 782 194 7185
 Average rating: 82 Very Good
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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: La Habana Bar
Coatzacoalcos: Paradise Club Coatzacoalcos
Coatzacoalcos: Sodoma's After Bar
Xalapa: Cabaret Antro Xalapa
Xalapa: Kloset Club Xalapa
Xalapa: La Bouche

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