The Best Gay-Friendly Travel In Spain & Latin America

If you’re an LGBT couple, family or even ally planning a vacation, it’s not always clear where you can and can’t travel safely.

Acceptance is a tricky but, luckily, the Pew Research Center recently released a world map that tells us exactly the percent of people who say homosexuality should be accepted by society. Among the top scorers? The U.S., of course, with 60% acceptance rates. But we know that’s not the kind of travel you’re really thinking about. Rounding out the list are some of our favorite countries in Latin America and Spain: Mexico (61%), Argentina (74%), Brazil (60%), Chile (68%) and Spain at a whopping 88% acceptance rate.

In order to celebrate this news (and because, let’s face, we all have the travel bug), we’ve compiled a list of the best gay-friendly travel spots (from hotel to beach to clubs to neighborhoods) in each of these countries. Now, get ready to pack your suitcase and away we go!

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Irina Gonzalez,

An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York,,,,, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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