Let talk about the first factor. Less so in places like NYC where there it is more common to see a guy in heels and makeup. You should check out his instagram as well! Madrid Gay Pride. It draws a crowd from around Mexico as well as international crowd.
Interestingly enough it is very popular with lesbians. It is getting better organized so there are more events and more integrated into the society of Playa.
You can walk into town and be on 5th Avenue in about 20 minutes or take a taxi. Mega grocery store is the more popular store for tourist and expats. If you wanted to stay in Playa Del Carmen and have access to clubs, beaches and dinning, then you might choose one of the small hotels like the Artisan Hotel.
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