Bears En La Playa, located in Chelem, is a small bed and breakfast right on the beach. Chelem, Yucatan is a small fishing village just outside the port town of Progreso. We are 30 minutes from Merida, a city of about 1 million people. A better description might be that we are three and a half hours from Cancun.

robroy101The bed and breakfast is run by  Rob & Roy,  a gay couple in our sixties whose focus is to offer a place catering primarily to gay men such as ourselves (otherwise known as bears) and the LGBT community.  Of course, we welcome anyone who is accepting of other lifestyles.

Since our house has a secluded interior courtyard with pool, and a private roof top deck we are happy to offer our guests a clothing optional experience during their stay with us. There will be periods of time, with mixed company, where we will have to require clothing. Rest assured that we will inform you of these periods before you book. Once booked the clothing optional status will not change.

Rob is a retired technology executive and kibitzer (that means a person who likes to chat and help out). Roy is a retired teacher who is an awesome cook and loves to entertain. Roy handles the hospitality aspect while Rob handles the business end.

puppiesAlso part of our family are Mylo and Adele. Two adorable puppies that are growing fast. Friends of ours rescued their moma just after she gave birth and we adopted these two from the litter.

You can reach us at info@bearsenlaplaya.com

Our address is:

Calle 17 # 800 x 138 (Bacalar) y 138a

Chelem Puerto, Progresso, Yucatan 97322


Directions to our house is easy. From Merida follow road signs to Progreso. You will be directed onto 261 North. About 20 KM from Merida you see a sign for Chelem/Chuburna/Yuculpaten. Take the right hand exit which will put you on a road to Chelem. Follow the road until you reach a Y intersection, take the left hand fork to Chelem. Continue to the traffic circle and take the 2nd exit. Follow this road until you see a large left hand turn sign. At this point go straight onto the dirt road (and off the paved road). Continue to the 4th intersection where you will see a road the sign for Calle 136 and make a right. Go 1 block and make a left onto Calle 17 (if you continue straight you will end up in the Gulf). Go through the next intersection  (Calle 138) and we are the 4th house on the right.

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