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Bobby Valen: My favourite gay travel destination

Entreprenuer Bobby Valen discovered great street food and killer mescal

Whether it's the bustle of New York or the Mayan ruins of Tulum, often one vacation spot resonates with us and becomes a favourite travel memory. 

We asked 20 gay celebrities, business people, and movers and shakers, "What is your favourite gay travel destination?"

"Tulum, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, is the dream laid-back adventure. Mayan ruins, bio reserves, diving with sea turtles, cenotes, amazing white-sand beaches, cool accommodations, from high-end to cheap as dirt. Great street food — and even queer bars with killer mescal. Tulum is safe, friendly and runs on its own time. No rushing or watches necessary." — Bobby Valen, owner of the Henhouse in Toronto

Cancun is the focal point of the Mayan Riviera's gay scene. For the most up-to-date travel information on gay Cancun, see our City Guide, Listings Guide, Events Guide and Activities Guide.

Read more in our My Favourite Gay Travel Destination series.