Playa Del Carmen
While that wall will likely never be built, there’s plenty of flights that take travelers to our wonderful neighbor across the border. Coastal Mexico is beautiful and unquestionably gay-friendly, and even couples are starting to head south to get hitched. Playa Del Carmen, about an hour from Cancun, is still one of the most popular places for a quick vacation. It’s loaded with boutique hotels, excellent nightlife, buzzing restaurants, and one of the best beaches on the coast. Among the number of new resorts that have recently opened, stay at Live Aqua Boutique Resort (www.liveaqua.com), a comfortable and stylish all-inclusive resort just steps from the beach and Fifth Ave, the main thoroughfare (Live Aqua is currently offering intro rates at 50 percent off through its website). We are obsessed with Mexican chef Jorge Ildefonso at La Marea (at Viceroy Mayakoba Resort, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/rivieramaya). Jorge’s innovative and refined modern Mexican is a true gastronomic experience. Check out El Pueblito (www.mayakoba.com/mayakoba-life/el-pueblito), in Mayakoba, an amazing outdoor “plaza” inspired by traditional Mexican public squares. Here you’ll find contemporary restaurants, boutiques, and a modern art gallery.