Guatemala: Gay and Lesbian

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Guatemala Gay and Lesbian

Homosexuality is legal in Guatemala for people aged 18 and over. However, like most other parts of Latin America, Guatemala is still steeped in macho culture, so overtly gay and lesbian culture is often frowned upon. As a consequence there are very few places to stay that explicitly cater for gay and lesbian people in Guatemala.

The opportunities in Guatemala for socialising and night life are also severely limited for gay and lesbian people. There is a gay scene in Antigua (Guatemala), but it is anything but out in the open, the Casbah Club being one place that you might want to try. You will find some clubs, such as Eclipso and Pandora's Box, in Guatemala City. One US company runs adventure tours to Guatemala exclusively for gay men.