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 sexual preference. If you’re looking for a LGBT-friendly hotel, here are some of our favourites.
Hotel Aventura Mexicana
This gay-friendly Hotel has a perfect location: just half block from the restaurants, bars and stores of the 5th Avenue and two streets from the turquoise waters and sandy beach. Aventura Mexicana has 2 swimming pools in its beautiful beach club. All rooms have air conditioner, private bathroom, TV, telephone, wifi, free parking, refrigerator, valet parking and balcony in some of the rooms. Though is not a big hotel, has everything to feel comfortable and relaxed, is cozy and counts with a restaurant, bar and spa.
In Fashion Hotel & Spa
Just like its name, this adult-only hotel represents style and good design with an exclusive atmosphere and ultra-modern style. From the moment of your arrival, you will notice an emphasis on fashionable design. The hotel is decorated in a stylish, contemporary manner, and the 42 suites, too, are spacious and well-designed. In Fashion Hotel & Spa has two swimming pools: one on the first floor and another one on the roof, with a very good view towards the beach, just two blocks away.
Le Reve Hotel & Spa
Le Reve is a non-smoking hotel located four miles (six kilometers) from the airport, by the stunning Xcalacoco beach. Its infinity pool has a breathtaking view of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Le Rêve has a bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a restaurant offering room service, valet parking, and a modern gym. Its services include 24-hour front desk service, transportat to the airport, TV and wifi. The hotel is near to restaurants and bars such as the salsa night club La Bodeguita del Medio and La Fe.
Playa Palms Boutique Beach Hotel
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 the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea. There’s concierge service, and the amenities in your room include hairdryer, sofa bed, iron, free wifi, and a safe. Playa Palms is only a 10-minute walk from 5th Avenue.
The Royal Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Spa & Resort
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. Royal Playa del Carmen is a AAA Four Diamonds resort offering a new dimension in luxury in every suite. Each suite has a minibar that is restocked daily, a liquor cabinet, free wifi, 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 in the swim-up bar. Don’t miss the hydrotherapy experience and steam bath in the SPAzul. There are also cooking demonstrations and tequila tastings.
Blue Pearl Suites
If you’re looking for a cozy hotel where you can get away from it all, this place is for you. Blue Pearl has eight spacious suites where you can feel at home and enjoy privacy and comfort in an excellent location. Every suite has a wide private terrace where you’ll be able to relax; if you prefer, there’s a lounge swimming pool on the solarium, with a beautiful view of the crystal waters of the sea, which is only three minutes away. Just across the street you’ll find the Blue Pearl’s beach club.
Acanto Hotel & Condominium
Acanto is a five-star hotel that has been beautifully designed throughout. Its modern rooms have private terraces and jacuzzis; there’s a swimming pool and a roof terrace with an amazing view of the sandy beach. There’s 24-hour service in the café bar, and if you don’t want to lose any fitness while you’re on holiday, visit the well-equipped gym. There’s also a spa. This is the perfect location to be near the city’s nightlife but secluded enough to have some privacy.