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Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco Mexico: Top 3 (Updated 2021)

Mexico City is the one biggest  city of Mexico  and a is one of the  gay-friendliest place in Mexico along with the city resort of  Acapulco. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Mexico have expanded in recent years, in keeping with worldwide legal trends.

LGBT people in Mexico have organized in a variety of ways: through local organizations, marches, and the development of the Commission to Denounce Hate Crimes. Mexico has a thriving LGBT movement with organizations in various large cities throughout the country and numerous LGBT publications (most prominently in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, and Puebla).

Acapulco, a beach resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is set on a large bay backed by high-rises and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. Made famous by the jet set in the 1950s and ’60s, it’s known for its high-energy nightlife, beaches and golf. From its iconic La Quebrada cliff, professional divers plunge 40m into a small ocean cove every day and night.

 

Top attractions to visit in Acapulco

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1. Casa Condesa Hotel Gay 3* – Gay Hotels Acapulco

 

Casa Condesa Hotel Gay
Casa Condesa Hotel Gay

All the guys working there were pleasant and helpful, they also had a lot of patience for my lack of Spanish. The other guests were all Mexican and really nice to get to know. I’m happy to return to Acapulco and stay again at Casa Condesa.

My partner and I spent one night in Casa Condesa, and really loved the experience. We will definitely be back for another getaway or just to enjoy the pool some afternoon. The lush greenery around the pool make you forget you are in the heart of the bustling city. The friendly staff and other guests made us feel welcome immediately, like we were at home. It’s a sweet little posada (only eight rooms) with a full bar poolside. We had a nice breakfast (included).

Casa Condesa is no Four Seasons Resort, however the hospitality shown us by the previous owner, James & current owner Garrison along with their staff was unparalleled to any resort experience I’ve encountered! The casa is eclectic with Mayan & what looks like Asian influences. The small wading pool is tucked cozily into a corner as you enter surrounded by lush foliage.

There is a small clothing optional sunbathing deck surrounding 2 sides of the pool with chairs & tables. They will greet you with open arms and invite you to lounge around freely even if you do not have a reservation there. They will cook for you & make amazingly cheap /good cocktails. We toured the rooms…each very unique , a/c units,tv in all, some have fans & safes & some don’t, some have tons of sunlight, some are like cozy caves….I’d recommend requesting a room with a safe when u book. James told me the weekends are busiest while the weekdays are more chill. I truly enjoyed the large upstairs open patio with straw roof…we watched the sunset each night from up there looking out onto the bay. Traveling in a new city can be daunting but James & Garrison really helped us with inexpensive taxis, very accurate directions, & stimulating conversation. James has pretty much single handedly kept the gay scene alive in Acapulco by opening the Casa Condesa!

The area surrounding Casa Condesa felt safe & it was a 7 minute walk to the gay beach where James told me of a husband /wife team (Juan /Marisol) that would take care of our every need if you sit with them. Ps…our last day Juan brought us a special treat “on the house”… It was possibly the BEST Chinese food we have ever had anywhere in the world! & it was definitely better than the Mexican food the vendors sell on the playa.

In short…Casa Condesa is a no brainer if your a gay man in Acapulco! They will not steer you wrong. All that being said….if you are a more pretentious type of traveler this may not be the place for you to sleep but please definitely visit them and share with them your valuable tourism dollars.

Casa Condesa is a tropical fantasy come true, perched above a busy and dusty street in the center of Acapulco’s Zona Turistica. It takes the form of a three story tree house or palapa, open to the constant Pacific breezes and surrounded by plants and flowers, where hummingbirds and finches come and go. As soon as you arrive you’re a member of the family. Jaime, the former owner, who created the chic Balinese/Thai decor, still lives on the premises and his knowledge of Acapulco life and its history gave our trip a special dimension. All the staff are helpful and friendly but I have to single out Alex, the manager, David and Fernando the drinks waiters, and Augustin, who does the night duties. They all went the extra mile.

Guests come from the US and from Mexico City and one is immediately drawn into conversation. If you get up early, before the boys start on the coffee, you can hear the jacaranda blossoms falling into the pool. Prices are not low but this is a very special place indeed.

 

How much does a room costs at Casa Condesa Hotel Gay ?

Prices start 65 $/night for Standard Double Room

Where to book onlineCasa Condesa Hotel Gay – Gay Hotels Acapulco you can find the best hotels deals in Acapulco during Day of the Dead  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Acapulco on Booking.com  or  Trivago.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Banyan Tree Cabo Marques 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco

Banyan Tree Cabo Marques
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

Situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this 5-star Acapulco hotel boasts a full-service spa, 3 restaurants and luxury villas with private pools. Acapulco International Airport is 20 minutes away and of course gay friendly hotels Acapulco.

Every villa at Banyan Tree features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views, a private sundeck next to the pool and a plasma TV. Bathrobes, a minibar and daily turndown service are provided.

Dining options at Banyan Tree Cabo Marques include Thai and Latin cuisine. Las Rocas Grill & Bar offers a different menu daily using fresh ingredients and Las Vistas Bar & Lounge is a full-service bar.

Banyan Tree Spa features 7 treatment rooms and an extensive list of body and beauty services. Guests can also relax by the 2 outdoor pools, use the gym or the library.

Rediscover the charm, romance, and dramatic sunsets of Acapulco at Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, nestled in an exclusive hideaway of Punta Diamante. The Valley View Pool Villa has its own private pool and floor to ceiling windows to capture inspiring cliff-side views, of Acapulco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The resort boasts a distinctively Asian flavour, with steeply pitched roofs, wide eaves, and the entire villa built on stilts.

I have been coming back again and again to this resort as it is one of the best in Acapulco. I like the fact that you are not confined in a hotel room but a mini villa with own pool so that you can either spend some private time there and soak in the beautiful view of the bay or enjoy the infinity main pool and get some cocktails and snacks during the day. Not to mention their delicious breakfast menu with many choices from Mexican to International favorites. The staff there has been excellent and go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. Also they have excellent spa treatments with spacious rooms and staff from Banyan Tree Bangkok and also Saffron their signature Thai Restaurant that is a highlight for all the Banyan Tree Resorts.

The Banyan Tree Cabo Marques is a very romantic place to spend wonderful moments with your significant other. Not recommended for children.

Each of the beautiful villas have a private swimming pool with amazing views to Puerto Marques Bay or to the Pacific Ocean.

The restaurants are fantastic or you can have a barbecue prepared at your own villa with the traditional excellent mexican service.

The hotel do not have a beach but you can take a taxi to one of the beautiful beaches in Acapulco Diamante area.

Pros – beautiful property, spacious villa with a terrace and a private small pool, very good service, great spa suites and excellent massage! The staff that works at the spa is excellent, as are the golf cart drivers that are there within minutes every time you need a ride to the lobby, the main pool, the restaurant or anywhere else on the property. They were all very kind and helpful.

The “rooms” are spread out to insure privacy, and each “room” is a private villa. Each villa has a private balcony with two lounge chairs, a couch and a hammock, and your own infinity pool. We had our lunch every afternoon brought to our villa, and enjoyed excellent food, while enjoying an amazing ocean view. I really loved the bath set up. The bathtub is set against a floor to ceiling window overlooking that beautiful ocean view.

Dinner was wonderful, the service was very good, but best of all was watching the sunset over the Pacific. The colors just spectacular. This resort is amazingly private, especially considering it was not a long trip from the airport.

If you are looking to have some sun the entire daytime book an ocean front. We had an ocean view with partial sun time and we were told “all ocean view have the same issue”. Otherwise don’t waste your money, book a bay view of even a jungle view and just go to the main pool for more sun. If we would have know this we would have booked different. So we hope this information helps you make a conscious decision.

Food is super delicious, staff is wonderful and take such good care of you. Definitely go to the spa – it’s way worth it, with highly trained masseuses from Thailand (exact same experience I had at Banyan Tree Phuket). Personally, I suggest just staying on the property and not wasting time venturing off the property. You’re perfectly safe and so well taken care of at the hotel and you’re not going to go out and see anything more beautiful than the setting this hotel is on – there’s just no reason to leave. Excellent experience overall and I will definitely go back.

Sure, the location is superb and security is tight but a hotel with no pool bar and the main bar closed on two nights of my four was alien to me. Further, the Saffron Thai restaurant was closed on Monday evening. The main buffet style breakfast restaurant had a small evening menu and the food I opted for ( it is mainly shellfish ) was bland – Watermelon and Goats Cheese salad followed by a Rib Eye steak. The expensive wine is not in keeping with the Banyan Tree brand but the Thai food on my first evening was. Breakfast was good, nice selection.

Opt for an ocean front villa. It’s a higher price but if privacy is key, you’ll get that with a view to match. I got a hill side villa which was not at all private; the outdoor area ‘shabby’ but I was moved to the ocean view for two nights – much better.

LGBT Friendly Hotels Acapulco

Golf carts need to be called for to get around the estate which works well. My Spa treatment was excellent carried out by Adele from Indonesia, a real expert. The pool staff were the best of the crew and the pool itself is wonderful. The golf cart staff are very polite & a credit to the team.

It is in the Ocean Front Class which is Southward facing. We chose this Villa after reading a comment from another Trip Advisor user. The entrance has a short stone staircase down from the buggy path which added privacy. The pool and Villa faces the South side and it is not directly in the setting Sun’s path which is much cooler. It is also not as windy. The view is 180 degrees unobstructed ocean view with no visible man made buildings in front. The view several hundred feet below is also incredible as waves crashes against the jagged stone edge.

This creates an immediate feeling of tranquility and sense of relaxation. The Villa is simple, spacious and yet elegant. We were then taken by a buggy to the famous BT spa. We had the classic Thai massage with a series of stretching and deep tissue massage by a masseuse from BT In Thailand. The message Villa was hidden in a lush green tropical forest with peeks of the ocean in the distance. The experience thus far was one of deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

Dinner at Saffron was amazing. The incredible sunset view was mesmerizing. The classic Thai dishes were tasty and delicious. We ate at Las Rocas and the grilled whole snapper was very delicious. This restaurant offers a beautiful bay view while we enjoy our lunch. Our days were spent mostly in the villa’s private pool and at the spa. We brought our own Bluetooth speakers outdoors using our iPhones for music. The wifi was fast. Oh, the Yoga lessons by Judy was amazing. It is available on weekends. She helped us achieved another level of relaxation by doing a series of stretching. It was my first time doing Yoga and I was able to keep up with most of her stretches. The Yoga room is above the spa, it is nice and quiet with beautiful greenery seen thru it’s windows. There is a gym next to the Yoga room which I used for aerobics and weight training.

On the third night of our stay, we returned to our Villa with a pleasant surprise! The resort staff had decorated our bedroom and bathtub with rose petals, candles and classic BT essential oil fragrance. Our expression was a big “wow”, they sure know how to make you feel romantic!

The Banyan Tree experience is unique and deeply relaxing. We have been to several BT resorts in Asia and the Cabo Marques resort certainly shares Banyan Tree’s philosophy of “Sanctuary for the Senses”. This is the nearest BT resort from Southern California. We will definitely be coming back.

Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco
Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco

How much does a room costs at Banyan Tree Cabo Marques ?

Prices start 295 $/night for Hillside Pool Villa King. The Ocean Front Spa Pool Villa
is  695$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.

Where to book onlineBanyan Tree Cabo Marques – Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco you can find the best hotels deals in Acapulco during Day of the Dead  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Acapulco on Booking.com  or  Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Las Brisas Acapulco 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco

Las Brisas Acapulco
Las Brisas Acapulco

Nestled in 40 acres of lush hibiscus gardens on a hill overlooking beautiful Acapulco Bay, this luxury hotel features spacious bungalow-style rooms with private or shared pools. Guests can enjoy a variety of international dishes in the restaurant located in an ample terrace.

Las Brisas Acapulco offers transportation between the hotel and the private beach club every 20 minutes. The club boasts 2 large saltwater pools that are open to the bay and a freeform freshwater pool. Guests can relax at the sundeck.

Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail upon arrival as well as coffee and sweet rolls delivered in-room every morning. The small on-site spa offers relaxing massages and body treatments. Pink and white jeeps are also available for traveling within the hotel or to explore the area.

Welcome to Las Brisas Acapulco, your Acapulco “home away from home.” Las Brisas Acapulco aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as Excursiones Aca/Aca Tours (1.8 mi) and El Fuerte del Virrey Museo & Gourmet (2.2 mi) make Las Brisas Mexico a great place to stay when visiting Acapulco.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and you can stay connected during your stay as Las Brisas offers guests free wifi.

The resort features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a rooftop terrace. Plus, Las Brisas offers a pool and breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Acapulco, you may want to try some filet mignon at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Zibu.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Capilla del Atardecer (0.8 mi) and Acapulco Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanico de Acapulco) (0.8 mi), which are all within walking distance of the resort.

Las Brisas Acapulco puts the best of Acapulco at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Words can’t describe how unbelievable our stay was. Since the minute we got there and the minute we left. The staff is so friendly! Loved the private pool and tennis courts. The place is so discreet especially for a gay couple.

We would suggest opting for a private pool casita or higher category and you will not be disappointed. This is a perfect place for a romantic getaway or a gathering of friends. The food is very good and the resort is naturally socially distanced with most venues “open-air.” Having a private pool at our casita also was wonderful. The 24 hour room service allowed us on some days to not even leave our room!

Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco
Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco

We love fine dining and after enjoying a great dinner on our first night at Bellavista in the resort, we ventured out each night to enjoy spectacular evenings at restaurants nearby.

If you really want the feel of Mexico with your own pool and great service, Las Brisas is the answer. Unbelievable views from each room, and the CLIFF restaurant. Food is excellent, and the employees are really friendly. We really liked the beach club where we met Sylvester Stallone, and had some great drinks & lunch. If you play tennis you will love the location of the courts on the side of a cliff. Prices have come down over the years to compete with the new glitz and glamour hotels where all the tourists go to. If you want a quiet, romantic and really relaxing resort, this is it.

This is a hotel with lots of charm and highly attentive staff. Each room comes with a private pool and spectacular views of Acapulco Bay. The rooms are nice. What makes this place special are three things. 1)Privacy…very romantic and private surroundings (Fresh flower petals on the bed and in the pool. 2) Restaurant has amazing chefs and an outdoor patio that reveals the beauty of Acapulco’s famous sunsets. 2) Private transportation (Pink Jeeps) that take you and your loved one to your own private, seafront paradise. Las Brisas-Acapulco is a very special place.

We were upgraded to a Master Suite with private pool and jacuzzi at the high point of Las Brisas which is terraced into the hillside with winding roads manned by the Resort’s famous pink jeeps. The Master Suite with large King bed, sliding glass doors to the pool and the incredible view keep us focused on relaxation 24/7, as did our covered patio featuring a day bed and refrigerator. An umbrella offered sun protection for the two poolside chaise lounges and there was a convenient daily resupply of fresh large outdoor towels.

A big “wow” in our Suite was the step-down rock shower with a rainfall shower head; the shower could be used a tub as well. I confess to spending too long in the shower; it was a luxury. A large closet contained a five-drawer chest and standard personal safe able to hold our laptops, iPads, phones, wallets, passports and anything else of value.

Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco
Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco

How much does a room costs at Las Brisas Acapulco ?

Prices start 195 $/night for Private Pool Casita with King BedThe Master Suite with Hot Tub
is  384$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.

Located on the third and fourth level, this suite features a private pool with a hot tub and a king bed. Guests will enjoy views of Acapulco Bay or the Pacific Ocean. The bathroom boasts a massage shower, glass ceiling, bathrobes and Gilchrist & Soames bathroom amenities. There is also a covered outdoor terrace with teak lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Includes a bottle of wine and welcome hors d´oeuvre, as well as complimentary breakfast consist of sweet rolls and free WiFi. Please note that the complimentary breakfast consist of sweet rolls, coffee and fruit and it is delivered to the rooms every morning via room service and it is not valid in the restaurant Children are not permitted in this room type.

Where to book onlineLas Brisas Acapulco – Gay Friendly Hotels Acapulco you can find the best hotels deals in Acapulco during Day of the Dead  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Acapulco on Booking.com  or  Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.