Playa del Carmen has a multicultural ambience that has encouraged its inhabitants to open their minds to different ways of seeing the world. Locals welcome tourists of all nationalities and backgrounds, and tend not to make any distinctions about their sexuality or gender. If you’re looking for an LGBTQ-friendly hotel close to the action of 5th Avenue, here are some of our favorites, bookable on Culture Trip.
This gay-friendly hotel has a perfect location, just half a block from the restaurants, bars and stores of 5th Avenue (La Quinta Avenida) and two blocks from where the turquoise waters meet the sandy beach. Aventura Mexicana has two swimming pools at its beautiful beach club. All rooms have air conditioning, a private bathroom, TV, wifi, free parking and valet parking, while some rooms also have a balcony. Though not a big hotel, it has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed, with a restaurant, bar and spa.
As the name suggests, this adults-only hotel exudes an exclusive atmosphere and ultra-modern style. From the moment of your arrival, you’ll notice an emphasis on fashionable design. The hotel is decorated in an upscale, contemporary manner, and the 42 suites are smart and spacious. There are two swimming pools: one on the first floor and another on the roof, with a beautiful view of the beach, which is just two blocks away.
Le Reve is a non-smoking hotel positioned near the stunning Xcalacoco Beach. The main attraction is the infinity pool, which has a breathtaking view of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Le Reve has a bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a restaurant offering room service, as well as valet parking and a modern gym. Its services also include 24-hour front desk, and transportation to the airport.
Relax and take in the breathtaking view of the beach from the beautiful infinity pool of Playa Palms. The rooms are designed to make you feel at home, and all of them have a balcony and a hamaca (hammock) from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. There’s a concierge service, and the amenities in your room include a hairdryer, sofa bed, iron, free wifi and a safe. Playa Palms is only a 10-minute walk from 5th Avenue, keeping you close to the action at all times.
This is an all-inclusive adults-only hotel where you can have a luxurious experience and complete privacy, just a few steps from 5th Avenue. Hilton Playa del Carmen is an AAA Four Diamond resort offering a new dimension of luxury in every suite, each equipped with a minibar that is restocked daily, a liquor cabinet, free wifi, a flatscreen TV and an aromatherapy turndown service. You’ll also find robes and slippers to welcome you after a long trip. You can enjoy delicious food at one of the seven gourmet restaurants, and sip a cocktail at the swim-up bar. Don’t miss the hydrotherapy experience and steam bath in the SPAzul. There are also cooking demonstrations and tequila tastings – what’s not to love?
Acanto is a beautifully designed four-star hotel. Its modern rooms have private terraces and jacuzzis, and there’s a swimming pool and a roof terrace with amazing views of the white-sand beach. There’s 24-hour service in the café bar, and if you want to stay in shape while you’re on holiday, visit the well-equipped gym. Alternatively, if you’re looking to relax completely, then head straight to the top-quality spa. When you’re halfway into a soothing shiatsu massage, it’ll be hard to imagine that such a relaxing place can also be so close to the city’s roaring nightlife.
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