Mexico City is the one biggest city of Mexico and a is one of the gay-friendliest place in Mexico along with the beach resort of Tulum. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Tulum.
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).
Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its beaches and well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city.
The main building is a large stone structure called El Castillo (castle), perched on a rocky cliff above the white sand beach and turquoise sea. Near the ruins is the Parque Nacional Tulum, a coastal area with mangroves and cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes).
Best Day Trips in Tulum
- Chichen Itzá, cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip from Tulum
- Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch
- Sian Ka’An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
- Coba, Tulum, Cho-Ha Cenote and Paradise Beach, Premium Service.
- Sian Ka’an Biosphere Tour
1. Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort Adults Only 5* – Gay Friendly All Inclusive Resorts Tulum Mexico
Surrounded by a lush natural environment and situated on the Caribbean Sea, this luxury, adults-only resort offers exceptional amenities and services, including free Wi-Fi, in an unforgettable location.
The Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort Adults Only & Gay Friendly Hotels Tulum- All Inclusive features a number of modern conveniences.
Relax by one of the spacious swimming pools, play a game of volleyball, or get a massage at the hotel’s spa.
Guests at the Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort Adults Only – All Inclusive will also appreciate the resort on-site concierge service that can advice the arrangement for excursions and tours.
Browse for gifts at the hotel’s boutique or enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the 7 restaurants located on-site.
Adults only all-inclusive resort & gay friendly located in Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coastline.
It is surrounded by native jungle trees, local plants, mangroves and cenotes – water springs where a diverse variety of flora and fauna can be found in an unspoiled habitat.
Video Review of Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort Adults
It is just 25 km from Playa del Carmen and Tulum archaeological site, and 85 km south of Cancun International airport, in Quintana Roo State, Mexico.
My fiancée had an incredible time at the Catalonia Royal Tulum celebrating our engagement. Being a gay female couple we worried about how we would be perceived however we were treated no differently to any other couple, and found many other gay (male and female) couples who felt the same, we felt extremely safe!
We decided to upgrade to when we arrived, and Jesus kindly upgraded the upgrade for free as an engagement present.
It was really appreciated as the room was beautiful (Room 5201).
It was made even more beautiful by the maid Victoria and her team.
Upgrading was highly worth it, breakfast and lunch at BLoved is well and truly worth it! Thank you specifically to Juan, Angel, Rosario, Fabiana and Julio for being incredible people!
You made our stay even more enjoyable! Your insight was helpful and we loved getting to know you more.
I heard from many travellers that this is the nicest beach they have ever been to. It was definitely the nicest beach we have ever seen, but most of our beach experience comes from California.
There are plenty of trees and grass huts for shade as well as beach chairs enough for everyone even when they are at capacity.
One guest I talked to referred to the sand as ‘air conditioned’ as it never gets hot on your feet – which is true.
If you want a ‘prime’ spot on the beach, it may be worth heading down early (7ish) to claim a pair of beach chairs with your beach towels.
The beaches in Mexico are public; so feel free to wander up and down the coast. Heading northward (left as you face the beach) all the way as far as you can yields an amazingly beautiful, calm, and shallow area that quickly became our favorite spot as it was away from the resort (even though the resort is small, the beach area there is never quiet).
If an excellent beach is what you’re after, this is your place.
Additional note: there is no night swimming allowed.
ROOMS AND UPGRADES:
As previously mentioned, the rooms are cleaned daily and are well accommodated. There is a mini-fridge that is stocked daily with a few bottles of water, beers, and sodas.
If you want something specific, just leave a note. We asked for several more bottles of water everyday and they were always there when we got back. We didn’t drink the beers.
We upgraded to the Junior Privileged Suite. While the room was nice and roomy, it wasn’t worth the extra $70 a day.
You also get with the package a cheese plate, fresh fruit, and small bottle of tequila brought on different days. In all, it’s not worth it. Don’t upgrade, unless it’s free or close to it.
We found our bed to be super comfy. The pillows are great and are defaulted with the ‘soft hypoallergenic’. They do have a pillow menu if you prefer firm or down pillows.
We were told by one of the employees that Hotel Catalonia is a Spanish company (needs verification) and they market heavily in Europe.
As many other reviews have noted, the resort is heavily populated with Italians, however many other Europeans are there as well.
Keep in mind that there are some different social norms (swimming attire, meal schedules, not greeting strangers as you pass by) that you will encounter.
There were a great variety of couples. Old, young, groups, what looked to be a wedding group, straight, and gay.
In all, just go into it knowing as a middle-aged American couple, you will most likely be in the minority.
FOOD AND DRINK:
There are many dining options for the evening, but only a few for your other meals. Breakfast is buffet style at La Selva near the main lobby.
It has a variety of options and you will never be left for wanting (unless you’re like me and enjoy biscuits and gravy).
Lunch is served Buffet style at the restaurant near the beach (don’t remember the name).
It also has a variety of options – you’ll likely find something you will enjoy there.
For lunch/afternoon snack there is El Sorrento, which has Hamburgers, pizzas, and a smattering of other options. Supper brings Texas style grill (at least Mexico’s version of it), Asian, Italian, tapas, and Mexican.
All evening meals’ portions are small; so get an appetizer as well as a main course.
Our favorite was the Italian, which was actually the last one on my list I wanted to try.
The evening meals are ‘cuisine’, so expect points for presentation, but lacking in overall quality.
It just doesn’t have that je ne sais quoi you get from local eateries you’d expect in Mexico.
All in all, we were satisfied with the meals; we never found anything we disliked, the service is very good, and it was fun trying each restaurant.
Extra note about the evening meals: It seemed that the main mealtime for the Europeans was between 8:00 and 8:30.
If you show up around that time, expect a wait at any of the restaurants.
The hotel consists of the main lobby/reception area, a pathway over a small cenote, and then 6 buildings (3 on your right and 3 on your left).
After this, there is a wooden pathway that takes you to the pool area/spa/lunchtime buffet restaurant.
It dead-ends into the beach. To walk from the main lobby to the beach takes about 6-8 minutes.
The resort is built into the jungle, so it always feels like you are still ‘in nature’.
There are coati, iguanas, birds, and many other critters around that we got a kick out of watching.
It is a stark contrast to the types of beach resorts you find in Cancun, and dare I say, an improvement.
Because of this though, no rooms have beach views and your walk may be as long as 6 minutes to the beach if you have a room in one of the first buildings.
Staff are constantly cleaning and picking up all over the resort. It is very impressive how many workers they employ and all of the different job responsibilities.
I can’t say enough how well kept the property was – from the beach to the pool, rooms, walkways, and restaurants.
All the staff have a smile and are quick with a ‘hola’ or ‘buenas dias’.
Our privileged status came with a free 30-minute massage and free use of all of the spa amenities (steam room, indoor Jacuzzi, sauna). We used the massage, but not the extras. It was fantastic, but be prepared to pay for it.
If you are a spa junky, they probably have what you are looking for, though I can’t comment on how it compares to what you are used to.
If all you are after is a nice relaxing massage, there are tables at the beach where you can get a 50 minute massage + 10 minute cranial massage for $35 plus tip.
There is a nice pool the never gets deeper than four feet (I think) with a Jacuzzi in the center. It is warmer than the ocean and almost uncomfortably so. We didn’t spend much time in there, as it’s not the beach.
There are also two separate Jacuzzis. One is cool temperature and the other is hot temperature.
After spending too much time in the sun on the beach, we would sometimes spend time in the cool Jacuzzi.
In the early evenings before heading back to our room to change for supper, we spent a couple minutes in the hot Jacuzzi. The pool and Jacuzzis are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN:
We did a shopping excursion as PlayA Del Carmen for an evening and it was quite the adventure.
It’s a huge outdoor heavily crowded shopping mall. Not my thing, but I was able to find some unique bottles of tequila.
There is a bar up near the main lobby and then another near the beach. Live it up.
We didn’t partake in any of the nightlife, however there are evening shows as well as a disco.
How much does a room costs at Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach?
Prices start 300 $/night for Premium Room. The Privileged Romance Deluxe is 365$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This double room has a cable TV.
Where to book online – Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach – Gay Friendly All Inclusive Resorts Tulum Mexico – you can find the best hotels deals in Tulum during Day of the Dead which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tulum on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Maya Tulum Resort 3* – Gay Tulum Resort
Located in Tulum, 8 km from Tulum Archeological Site, Maya Tulum Resort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Featuring a private beach area, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1.6 km from Parque Nacional Tulum and around 1.7 km from Ziggys.
The accommodation features evening entertainment and a concierge service.
Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Maya Tulum Resort also offer free WiFi.
All rooms include a wardrobe.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet or an American breakfast.
Mexico’s Maya Tulum Resort is a destination like no other – a vortex of natural energy and wonder.
Video Review of Maya Tulum Resort
Located an hour and a half from Cancun on the sparkling waters of the Mexican Riviera, Maya Tulum Resort guests are encouraged to engage in a life-transformational yoga experience, indulge in healthy cuisine, be pampered by gifted healers and spend lazy afternoons basking alongside the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Maya Tulum Resort features two fully-equipped yoga halls offering classes twice daily under the skilled and gentle guidance of experienced teachers.
Yoga classes are offered in many different styles and variations – including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar and SUP Yoga – plus a variety of special yoga retreats.
Maya Tulum Resort also offers outdoor oceanfront yoga, a Meditation Labyrinth and a Temazcal Sweat Lodge for traditional Mayan ceremonies.
Maya Tulum Resort offers 49 spectacular thatched-roof guest accommodations, including Villas, Beach Front Cabanas and Ocean View Cabanas.
Each secluded bungalow was designed to let in the light, fresh air and the soothing sounds of the ocean. Guests can enjoy immaculate beds with crisp white linens, well-appointed tiled bathrooms and daily maid service.
To help guests truly retreat and disconnect, Maya Tulum Resort offers no televisions, phones or clocks in the guest rooms.
Wireless Internet is available in the restaurant and at the Front Desk. Maya Tulum Resort features a seaside restaurant with cool marble floors, white limestone walls and enormous windows offering fantastic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
The restaurant serves a variety of fresh dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including proteins, seafood and vegetarian meals, along with Americano coffee, fresh juices and a selection of house teas; a full bar is also offered.
Great focus is placed on nutrition and meals are designed to accommodate a wide range of dietary preferences.
Maya Tulum Resort features eight individual spa rooms specially designed to help guests find absolute peace of mind within the beauty and elegance of simplicity.
Rooted in ancient inspiration, the resort offers a variety of relaxing spa treatments based on ancient Mayan specialties, including the Mayan Honey Xuunan Kab and a traditional Mayan Clay Massage.
Additional options include Aromatherapy, Hot Stones Therapy, Reiki, facials, body treatments and exfoliators.
Guests are encouraged to explore Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula through a variety of guided half and full day adventure tours.
Excursion options include visiting the Tulum Ruins or the Coba Ruins to learn about the ancient Mayan culture, snorkeling trips to a lagoon filled with tropical fish and coral formations or a tour of the Aktun Chen caverns followed by a cool, refreshing dip in the Xunaan-Ha Cenote.
First, the small beach–our favorite spot at any time of the day. Quiet, almost private (although all beaches are public here, we were told,) blue sky, white clouds, gentle breeze, emerald fresh water, fine sand.
Just us and the birds diving to fish just a few feet from us. No disrupting vendors, only a couple who quietly showed us their products (hats, earings…) and after we nicely declined, quietly walked away. We did feel grateful for their consideration.
Our room—just a standard cabana with 2 twin beds about 20 feet from the beach. With the ceiling fan and addition portable fan, we slept comfortably.
The bathroom is nice and roomy.
One night, some sewage bad smell entered our room. When mentioned to the front desk the next day, the problem was fixed.
There is a bid bottle of water at room temperature. We were graciously given some ice at the restaurant when we went up there to request.
No lizards, no frogs, not even mosquitoes in our room. We did sleep very well with the muted sound of the waves.
There is no Wifi in our room. So we could not plan much for the next day (e.g. check the weather, research restaurants.)
In case of emergency, I think we just had to run to the Front Desk and hope that someone will be there since there is no phone in the cabana either. It’s a good place to internet-detox, I guess.
The restaurant—we had the breakfast buffet included in the package.
The menu was rather spartan. Two to three different kinds of fruit, some scrambled eggs, some vegetarian enchiladas or lasagna.
The toasts were warm and soggy, kept in closed tray. Some gluten free items. Some oatmeal.
Two flavors of yogurt. Coffee is nice and light…sort of Americano (my taste 🙂 but too weak for my sister’s.)
The menu is quite spartan. No colorful, vegetable loaded, fresh pico de gallo with a touch of lemon. No Mexican dishes!
Why do I have to eat scrambled egg and toast or oatmeal in Tulum!
More than once, I looked at an empty tray and moved on to the next.
I think the kitchen tried to minimize food waste, still I felt like a diet was forced upon me.
So, each morning, I just had breakfast for the sake of breakfast and looked forward to lunch in restaurants outside.
To compensate, the restaurant décor is nice with lots of windows opened onto the blue ocean and green foliage; the staff was courteous and efficient.
We were able to connect with our family and friends via the Internet while sipping our coffee.
Maya Tulum only have WiFi in the front desk area and the restaurant.
Yoga schedule—We had to forget our yoga practice plan because the classes (at $15 per session) were offered at 8-9 am and 4-5 pm.
We don’t want to rush our Breakfast because the buffet closed at 10am.
We don’t want to go to town after sunset for dinner so we cannot do that after 5 pm.
We then decided to practice the art of doing nothing on the beach and got our fitness routine with a walk on the beach to a restaurant nearby.
Also some good exercise for our eyes when we both finished our Grisham and Connelly books in 3 days.
How much does a room costs at Maya Tulum Resort?
Prices start 270 $/night for Bungalow with Garden View. The Bungalow – Beach Front
is 380$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This bungalow has a private entrance, bathrobe and tile/marble floor.
Where to book online – Maya Tulum Resort – Gay Tulum Resort – you can find the best hotels deals in Tulum during Day of the Dead which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tulum on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. The Beach Tulum 5* – Gay Hotel Tulum
The adults-only & Gay friendly hotels Tulum – The Beach Tulum Hotel offers a beautiful setting on Tulum Beach within 7 km of its famous Mayan Ruins.
It features beachfront rooms with terraces and lounge area, an outdoor pool, beach club and a restaurant. Onsite Spa and onsite shop.
Each luxurious, beach-front room has stylish, minimalist décor. Each air-conditioned accommodation includes free WiFi and a seating area.
Guests can enjoy full breakfast either in the Ziggy’s restaurant or Fresco’s.
Ziggy’s Beach Club serves drinks and snacks from 09:00 until sunset.
The Beach Tulum is a small adult-only upscale boutique hotel with 28 specially designed rooms for your enjoyment.
We offer ground floor Deluxe rooms with private pool, Rooftop rooms with hot tub and Junior Suites with private plunge pool.
All rooms have 1 king size bed and are beachfront.
Enjoy complimentary à la carte breakfast at Ziggy’s or Fresco’s, welcome drink, free use of our bikes to tour Tulum, complimentary daily on site yoga class, on site Spa, on site gym, private beach, private assigned queen size beach bed for each room and free parking.
Video Review of The Beach Tulum
Overall, the property was small and very quiet, not crowded during July. The staff was warm, friendly and very attentive. The highlights:
— Dinner by the pool. We booked a candlelight dinner by the pool through the hotel. With all the food options in Tulum, we were a bit hesitant to book a ‘hotel dinner’ – however we were thoroughly impressed.
The 6 course tasting menu was prepared by one of The Beach’s staff members and his wife.
We have had a number of Michelin rated tasting menu’s in the past and would easily rate this as one of the best dinner’s we have ever had.
Beautifully prepared Mexican dishes paired with local Mexican wine.
— Breakfast at Ziggy’s each morning is as delicious as it is picturesque. Even in July, there was a nice breeze off the ocean that made eating outside very comfortable.
— Location. The Beach is centrally located as far as other restaurants and properties so we appreciated being able to easily venture out to other areas along the main road in the beach resort area. The free bikes offered by the hotel were great for exploring.
— Fresco’s offered an array of interesting, locally inspired craft cocktails as well as higher end food options.
— Daily Yoga classes. The yoga studio is beautiful and a relaxing way to start the day. Valentina provided a friendly, inviting class for all levels of yoga experience.
— The concierge team was very responsive and easy to contact via WhatsApp. We appreciated the daily water and evening turndown service.
— Laying out options. We appreciated having several options for laying out in the sun, depending on our mood.
The beach bed by our room, poolside lounge chairs/beds and access to Ziggy’s beach club. Each option provided a different level of privacy and service.
— The room was beautiful. We stayed in a deluxe room on the first floor with a private plunge pool.
For two people we found it to be a comfortable size with plenty of space.
Because it was summer, we did use the in-room AC and loved the ceiling fan directly above the bed for helping us keep cool while we were sleeping.
The lobby, pool, and amenities look like something out of a movie.
At check-in, we were greeted with a delicious Hibiscus margarita from the awesome bartender, Matias.
We stayed in the ground floor Deluxe Suite, just steps away from the beach. Each room has it’s own beach bed.
It was such a joy each day to walk out onto our porch with a lovely hammock and dunk pool.
The daily breakfast options are incredible. Everything is so fresh and yummy!
They have free yoga everyday in a “treetop-style” room.
They also have bikes to rent for free.
Another perk we enjoyed was the Mexican Wine Tasting! We missed the Mezcal tasting but I’m sure that’s also wonderful.
I would recommend this place to anyone. I can say with certainty that when we go back to Tulum, we’ll come back to The Beach. I’ve never said that about any other hotel.
We stayed in a deluxe room that had an ocean view from the bed and direct beach front access. Terrific!!
Breakfast is included, and that includes having it as room service.
We ate ours on the patio overlooking the water every morning, and it was wonderful. Fresco’s is amazing.
We absolutely loved all of the food we had from Fresco’s.
Every morning we had the homemade bread, and I wish I had asked for the recipe! So delicious. The overnight oats and pancakes were also great.
Also for lunch, the shrimp pastor tacos were to die for.
You also have service all day on the beach, so you can get any food and drinks delivered to you.
Ziggy’s is the other restaurant and is equally as good. Again, great service, and you can eat in front of the beach.
The pool is very picturesque and well maintained, as is the entire property. We did not make it to the spa, but hope to next time!
We had an amazing stay at the Beach, and cannot wait to return! Muchas gracias.
How much does a room costs at The Beach Tulum?
Prices start 710 $/night for Roof Top. The Junior Suite is 850$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
All junior suites are located ground floor and have a king bed and a patio facing the sea, with a private plunge pool per room.
They are the largest of the rooms and have a sitting area with sofa inside the room. The bathroom has 2 sinks, a shower and separate hot tub.
Where to book online – The Beach Tulum – Gay Hotel Tulum – you can find the best hotels deals in Tulum during Day of the Dead which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tulum on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.