Mexico is a largely conservative country, with deeply rooted Catholic religious traditions that are prevalent in many communities. Public displays of same-sex affection are rare and still considered shocking for men, especially outside of urban or resort areas; however, gay and lesbian travelers are generally treated with respect and should not experience any harassment, assuming they pay the appropriate regard to local culture and customs. Los Cabos and La Paz are both very gay-friendly resort destinations, with a few gay bars each, although for serious clubbing you'll have to go to Tijuana. Purple Roofs ( lists many gay-friendly and gay-owned hotel and rental properties in Los Cabos and Baja. Alyson Adventures (tel. 800/825-9766; offers gay and lesbian adventure-travel tours, including a Baja-specific kayaking tour from La Paz to Loreto.

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