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Attractions: Bargain-hunters take note: Forbes magazine voted Mexico the most affordable holiday destination in 2017. Puerto Vallarta has long cosseted the North American gay crowd. Acapulco is the country’s official romantic haven. But, now it’s Tulum’s turn to shine.
A few hours’ drive from party central Cancun (where young, straight Americans let their hair down and then vomit on it) the Tulum region is gifted with some of the most beautiful azure beaches in the Americas. There’s also mucho ancient Incan ruins to explore and Mayan river canals to float down. Best of all though are the cenotes, thousands of limestone sinkholes, perfect for swimming and sometimes diving, dotted all over the landscape.
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Distractions: To be honest, it’s hard to find downsides for Tulum. If you’re not a fan of amazing burritos, or don’t appreciate sunrise swims, mosquito net beds and long bike rides along seashores, this may not be your dream honeymoon.
Safety-wise, Tulum has very little tourist crime to report and, as a gay couple, we never felt in any danger or threatened in any way. In fact, Tulum has become a popular gay wedding destination for many American couples. Aww.
Romance Factor: Full disclosure: this is the very spot my husband and I went for our honeymoon so, rest assured, it comes with a post-wedding personal guarantee.
Gay or nay? Suddenly, Mexico seems more gay-friendly than its northerly neighbour. There’s no gay party scene as such in Tulum, just a smattering of gayness about. You’ll have to look hard for it though and, as elsewhere on the globe, gay culture here revolves around apps.
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