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Bobby Valen: My favourite gay travel destination

Entreprenuer Bobby Valen discovered great street food and killer mescal

Bobby Valen discovered paradise on the Mayan Riviera. Credit: Courtesy Bobby Valen

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.