You might be surprised about how open and tolerant Playa del Carmen is. in fact, Quintana Roo, the state where Playa del Carmen is located, is leading in terms of LGBT rights. For example, same-sex marriages are legal since 2012. Playa del Carmen itself is a laid-back, cosmopolitan town, with a “live and let live” mentality, where one can feel secure and just enjoy the beautiful beaches and the vibrant nightlife. This might be one of the reasons why it’s attracting more and more people from all over the world, with a growing LGBT community.