Mexico City Travel Guide

Gay Mexico City Mexico City Travel Guide

The intoxicating, sprawling buzz of gay Mexico City has enthralled hedonists, foodies and culture buffs alike for centuries. Step foot in any of the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods to be met with a torrent of rich, cultural encounters and a complex history spanning Spanish colonial times and dating back to the ancient Aztec empire. Revel in Mexico City’s awe-inspiring contradictions; where high culture meets hazy, horn-honking squalor, and where, beneath the dominating shadow of the Catholic Church, you’ll be greeted with an open-minded Gay mecca of a million colours and many displays of gay life – showcased annually during Latin America’s largest Pride festival. Though long marred with crime and bad traffic, Mexico is continuously reinventing itself, boasting a fusion of boutique hotels, upscale nightlife offerings and a unique urban landscape that blends colonial heritage with modern innovation. For a look at what to do in Mexico City, read on for Mr Hudson’s ultimate Mexico City gay guide.

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The best hotels in Mexico City

Gay Mexico City’s first-time visitors may immerse in its captivating colonial history and Mexican culture by staying near to iconic landmarks in the historic city centre like the Catedral Metropolitana and Palacio des Bellas Artes in the stately Historic Centre. Occupying one of the oldest residences in the area, Downtown Mexico bring’s modern elements of the area’s colonial style and indigenous culture to its own public spaces from the lobby to the rooftop bar and pool. Meanwhile, the 17 suites are stripped-back, light, and spacious for an easy relaxed stay. Circulo Mexicano is a boutique hotel-come-marketplace for all things design, fashion, and food to provide guests with an authentic experience of contemporary Mexican culture. While the modern marketplace occupies the ground floor, the second and third floors contain 25 minimalist rooms and suites at the epitome of luxury.

Downtown Mexico

Downtown Mexico

If exclusivity and elegance come before culture for you, then consider staying in one of gay Mexico City’s most sought after districts, Polanco. Boutique hotel icons, Pug Seal, own two of the most superb establishments in Polanco, each offering the personal service of a b&b with the pomp of a palace. The first is Pug Seal Anatole France where vintage meets avant garde to form a space that exudes glamor and power. Pug Seal Allan Poe, on the other hand, pays homage to Quetzalcóatl, the Mesoamerican god of creation with exquisite Mexican art. For the ultimate luxury stay, look no further than Las Alcobas DF, one of the top 25 hotels in Mexico. Indulge in a Mayan Healing Ritual at the spa followed dinner at award-winning restaurant Dulce Patria before chasing those dulce sueños in your Yabu Pushelberg-designed suite.

La Roma is Mexico City’s trendiest neighborhood, and naturally, therefore, its most LGBTQ+ concentrated neighborhood too. Brick Hotel fully embodies its stylish surroundings with modern rooms and suites that accentuate good taste. With a spa, fitness centre, chef’s table restaurant, speakeasy bar, and rooftop terrace too, it has quickly become one of the leading hang-out spots in the city. Nima Local House Hotel also embodies its stylish surroundings, but emphasises that luxurious home-away-from-home feeling to become one of the cosiest places to stay in the city. For that extra touch of comfort, the Nima team are on hand to cater to your every whim.

Photo: Pug Seal Allan Poe

Photo: Pug Seal Allan Poe

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