Cancun is divided into two distinct areas: the upscale grand hotels along the beach for foreign tourists, and the working class downtown Centro district, (2 miles from the beach – final 15 photos below) where the hotel workers live and shop (at Sears and Wal-Mart, etc.).

In the Centro are Cancun’s three gay bars (and possibly a mixed bar that sported a ‘bi’ night).
Gay life is quiet and subdued in Cancun (except for the loud dance music in the three disco-bars).



There is an annual ‘Gay Festival’ that is touted as a big event by the promoters but it is hardly city-wide and is usually confined to the one or two hotels booked by the organizers. See Passport Magazine story about the beachfront hotels and gay life.
Read the story about gay Mexico
Mexico, Cancun - resort hotel pool on the beach
Mexico, Cancun - resort hotel pool on the beach...
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach...
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach...
Mexico, Cancun - Parasailing
Mexico, Cancun - Parasailing...
Cancun sun bather
Cancun sun bather...
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach sand castle
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach sand castle...
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach...
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach hotel
Mexico, Cancun - resort beach hotel...
Mexico, Cancun - ancient ruins on the beachfront.
Mexico, Cancun - ancient ruins on the beachfront....
Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print (1200-1550 AD)
Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print (1200-1550 AD)...
Mexico, Cancun - local lizard
Mexico, Cancun - local lizard...
Mexico, Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print (1200-1550 AD)
Mexico, Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print (1200-1550 AD)...
Mexico, Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print (1200-1550 AD)
Mexico, Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print (1200-1550 AD) wit...
Mexico, Cancun - view from the Temple of the Hand
Mexico, Cancun - view from the Temple of the Hand Print (...
Mexico, Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print
Mexico, Cancun - Temple of the Hand Print...
Mexico, Cancun - Scorpion's Temple
Mexico, Cancun - Scorpion's Temple...
Mexico, Cancun - convention center
Mexico, Cancun - convention center...
Mexico, Cancun - colorful bus service
Mexico, Cancun - colorful bus service...
Mexico, Cancun - rocks along the hotel beach strip
Mexico, Cancun - rocks along the hotel beach strip...
Mexico, Cancun - rocks along the hotel beach strip
Mexico, Cancun - rocks along the hotel beach strip...
Mexico, Cancun - water slide
Mexico, Cancun - water slide...
Mexico, Cancun - tourist club sign
Mexico, Cancun - tourist club sign...
Cancun - new mall
Cancun - new mall...
Mexico, Cancun - Hard Rock club
Mexico, Cancun - Hard Rock club...
Mexico, Cancun - Senor Frogs bus
Mexico, Cancun - Senor Frogs bus...
Mexico, Cancun - Senor Frogs restaurant
Mexico, Cancun - Senor Frogs restaurant...
Mexico, Cancun - more condos
Mexico, Cancun - more condos...
Mexico, Cancun - not your average college kid on spring
Mexico, Cancun - not your average college kid on spring brea...
Mexico, Cancun - always more work
Mexico, Cancun - always more work...
Mexico, Cancun - going up or coming down?
Mexico, Cancun - going up or coming down?...
Mexico, Cancun - The Plantation House
Mexico, Cancun - The Plantation House...
Mexico, Cancun -  The Plantation House Pirate
Mexico, Cancun - The Plantation House Pirate...
Mexico, Cancun - resort pool
Mexico, Cancun - resort pool...
Mexico, Cancun - sidewalk flamingo
Mexico, Cancun - sidewalk flamingo...
Mexico, Cancun - decorative chairs
Mexico, Cancun - decorative chairs...
Mexico, Cancun - Margaritaville
Mexico, Cancun - Margaritaville...
Mexico, Cancun - Tycoon Store
Mexico, Cancun - Tycoon Store...
Mexico, Cancun - resort hotel
Mexico, Cancun - resort hotel...
Mexico, Cancun - another mall to entertain and absorb your
Mexico, Cancun - another mall to entertain and absorb your m...
Mexico, Cancun - view from a hotel
Mexico, Cancun - view from a hotel...
Mexico, Cancun - sunseekers from Europe
Mexico, Cancun - sunseekers from Europe...
Mexico, Cancun - The Royal Sands Resort & Spa
Mexico, Cancun - The Royal Sands Resort & Spa...
Mexico, Cancun - view from the Ritz
Mexico, Cancun - view from the Ritz...
Mexico, Cancun - waiting for the next event
Mexico, Cancun - waiting for the next event...
Mexico, Cancun - The Ritz-Carlton
Mexico, Cancun - The Ritz-Carlton...
Mexico, Cancun - night life in the Centro district (away
Mexico, Cancun - night life in the Centro district (away fro...
Mexico, Cancun - night life in the Centro district (away
Mexico, Cancun - night life in the Centro district (away fro...
Mexico, Cancun - gay bar in Centro district, away from
Mexico, Cancun - gay bar in Centro district, away from the b...
Mexico, Cancun - gay bar in Centro district, away from
Mexico, Cancun - gay bar in Centro district, away from the b...
Mexico, Cancun - restaurant in Centro district, away from the
Mexico, Cancun - restaurant in Centro district, away from th...
Mexico, Cancun - Centro district, away from the beach scene
Mexico, Cancun - Centro district, away from the beach scene...
Mexico, Cancun - small hotel in Centro district, away from
Mexico, Cancun - small hotel in Centro district, away from t...
Mexico, Cancun - gay club in Centro district
Mexico, Cancun - gay club in Centro district...
Mexico, Cancun - Glow gay club in Centro district
Mexico, Cancun - Glow gay club in Centro district...
Mexico, Cancun - Centro district guys
Mexico, Cancun - Centro district guys...
Mexico, Cancun - Centro district
Mexico, Cancun - Centro district...
Cancun - appeals to sexual diversity
Cancun - appeals to sexual diversity...