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CANCUN: More than a beautiful beach!

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Cancun is such a unique combination of resorts, historical attractions, and the greatest food. In addition, LGBT couples will feel welcome and at home here. My partner and I get spoiled wherever we go: tours, restaurants, resorts.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • LGBT

12 Places

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12 Places

Captain's Cove

Restaurants

La Isla Shopping Village

Shopping Malls

The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort

Hotels

Museo Maya de Cancun

Specialty Museums

The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Hotels

Captain Hook Barco Pirata Pirate Ship

Dinner Theaters, Boat Tours

Jugo de Limon

Restaurants

Dolphin Discovery

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Swim with Dolphins

Isla Mujeres

Destinations

Hacienda Sisal

Restaurants

Chichen Itza With Jerry

Walking Tours

Ruins of Tulum

Ancient Ruins

Johannes K's City Tips

  • We book all-inclusive tours so we won't have to drive. Find a tour guide who not only speaks English and Spanish, but is Mayan as well. They have abundance of knowledge about the history and the folklore of Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula.
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    Captain's Cove
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood)
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    Johannes K Says:

    Located on the Laguna side of Cancun.....with an ambiance, a menu , and a wine list that are outstanding.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Like most of Cancun, go casual and relax.
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 828 restaurants in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dinner with my lovely wife 11/16/2017
    • Great Service 11/16/2017
    • Captain's Cove
    Address:
    Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 885 0016
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$23
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    La Isla Shopping Village
    Shopping Malls
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    Johannes K Says:

    What a wonderful combination of shops, bistros, restaurants, and even dolphins.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Don't rush through here, take time to browse , eat, drink....and watch the dolphins.
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 158 things to do in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect 11/16/2017
    • Great shopping 11/16/2017
    • La Isla Shopping Village
    Address:
    Blvd Kukulkan km 12.5
    Zona Hotelera
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 883 5025
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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    The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort
    Hotels
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    Johannes K Says:

    Known to many of its members and guests as VCI (Vacation Club International)....this resort has it all: ambiance, good food, fabulous villas, top-notch service, and beautiful gardens. As a gay male couple, we are treated with such respect and love by the staff. It is indeed our home away from home.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Both restaurants are just great.La Palapa is like eating outdoors, even when it rains....And the Italian restaurant dishes up the finest pastas.
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 177 Hotels in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Rooms, Great Service, Flexible All Inclusive, But Beware of Expedia 11/16/2017
    • THE BEST TWO WEEKS 11/14/2017
    • The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort
    Address:
    Kukulcan Boulevard Km 4.5 Hotel Zone
    Lotes C2 & C2A
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    (954) 736-5831
    Other:
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    Museo Maya de Cancun
    Specialty Museums
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    Johannes K Says:

    It's only been open for 2 years, and we want both years. The most fabulous collection of Mayan artifacts, jewelry, in addition to the ruins of a fine Mayan settlement in the forest behind the Museum......

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • LGBT
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • No US dollars accepted....you must pay in pesos.
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 158 things to do in Cancun
    • Very well presented museum... 11/16/2017
    • A nice break 11/13/2017
    • Museo Maya de Cancun
    Address:
    Hotelera Cancun Quintana Roo Blvd. Kukulcan Km 16. 5
    Esq. Gucumatz
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 885 3842
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
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    The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive
    Hotels
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    Johannes K Says:

    In contrast to the Royal Cancun (VCI) this resort is a must for the younger, partying crowd, although my partner and I ( in our 70s) come every year to our penthouse that almost looks out over the whole world!!!! Same great Royal Resort restaurants, service, swimming pools, etc.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try to come during the summer and participate in the Sea Turtle Release program. I do every year.
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 177 Hotels in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not what I expected 11/16/2017
    • Mr John and Sarah Leverton (England) 11/16/2017
    • The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive
    Address:
    Blvd. Kukulcan km 13.5, No. 32, Seccion A, Segunda Etapa
    Zona Hotelera
    Cancun 77504
    Mexico
    Phone:
    (954) 736-5831
    Other:
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    Captain Hook Barco Pirata Pirate Ship
    Dinner Theaters, Boat Tours
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    Johannes K Says:

    An exciting, floating dinner show.....leave at 7, return at 10....food and drinks (open bar).. and a fun show for all ages.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Choose your food when booking: steak or lobster.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 9 Concerts & Shows in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bad 11/13/2017
    • Good experience but too long of a ride! 11/13/2017
    • Captain Hook Barco Pirata Pirate Ship
    Address:
    Avenida Lopez Portillo
    Terminal Maritima Puerto Juarez
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 849 4451
    Hours:
    Fri - Wed
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
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    Jugo de Limon
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    Johannes K Says:

    A bit hidden away at La Isla shopping center. Great food, great drinks, and below your table..........swim the dolphins!

    Good for
    • Family
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Take time to read your menu carefully. ....It's chock full of exciting dishes.
    From the community
    Ranked #170 of 828 restaurants in Cancun
    • Great Breakfast... Great View! 11/13/2017
    • Great Place for a Cheeky Beer 10/23/2017
    • Jugo de Limon
    Address:
    Blvd Kukulkan KM. 14. 5
    Plaza comercial La Isla
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 176 8107
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$26
    Other:
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    Dolphin Discovery
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Swim with Dolphins
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    Johannes K Says:

    I swam with stingrays, a nurse shark, 2 manatees.....and topped it off with 2 dolphins. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. A total tour with boat transportation, food and drinks as well.

    Good for
    • Family
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Buy the DVD they offer you at the end....You will see what a great tim e you had and will view it over and over again.
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 158 things to do in Cancun
    • Best excursion ever 11/15/2017
    • Awesome vacation 11/12/2017
    • Dolphin Discovery
    Address:
    Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340
    at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 1 866 393 5158
    Other:
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    Isla Mujeres
    Destinations
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    Johannes K Says:

    Spend the day on a most unique island just 20 minutes off the coast of Cancun. Rent a golf cart and travel from the Punta Norte to the Punta Sud (only a few miles). "Downtown" has shops galore, lost of restaurants, etc.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go early in the morning (first ferry at 9:15) and stay the whole day.Male sure you don't miss the last ferry in late afternoon.
    • Isla Mujeres
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    Hacienda Sisal
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Central American)
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    Johannes K Says:

    Go dine in a great Mexican , but casual, style and enjoy true Mexican cuisine.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • During high season, make a reservation.
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 828 restaurants in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The tableside guacamole is amazing 11/15/2017
    • Another Cancun favorite! 11/15/2017
    • Hacienda Sisal
    Address:
    Blvd Kukulcan 32
    between Kukulcan Plaza & The Royal Sands & Spa
    Cancun
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 848 8220
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    Chichen Itza With Jerry
    Walking Tours
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    Johannes K Says:

    One of the seven wonders of the world, this archeological site is a must. We booked with Thomas Moore. It is a whole day affair which begins with continental breakfast on board of the luxurious bus. Our host/guide was Mayan and fluent in both English and Spanish. He stayed with us and led us throughout Chichen Itza. Be prepared to be amazed!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make plenty of pictures,pictures, pictures......
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 336 Tours in Cancun
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Trip to Chitzen Itza 10/30/2017
    • Repeat customer 10/01/2017
    • Chichen Itza With Jerry
    Address:
    Ave. Palenque 6
    Cancun 77500
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 845 6411
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Other:
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    Ruins of Tulum
    Ancient Ruins
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    Johannes K Says:

    Booked a special tour through Thomas Moore Travel......Amazing Mayan archeological site. Great lunch was included.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make lots of pictures, pictures, pictures.....
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 87 things to do in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Gorgeous ruins 11/16/2017
    • journey thru history 11/16/2017
    • Ruins of Tulum
    Address:
    Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Price range:
    US$60 - US$60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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