Rio de Janeiro gay accommodation
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This tropical South American jewel, Rio de Janeiro, boasts one of the world's most open attitudes toward sex and sexuality making it the perfect gay destination. Rio de Janeiro is everything you would expect from a Brazilian city: buzzing with life, steamy and vibrant. Rio’s gay life is centred around the Ipanema suburb and the neighbouring Leblon district where there is a plethora of gay venues such as gay bars and restaurants mixed amongst major art galleries, universities, theatres and boutique shops. Some of the most popular Rio de Janeiro gay bars and restaurants can be found in the streets of Rua Farme de Amoedo and Teixeira de Melo in Ipanema. The bars Galeria Café and Bofetada can also be found here and are very popular with the Rio de Janiero gay and lesbian crowd.
Rio’s beaches are among its greatest attraction with the best-known being Copacabana. Adjacent to Copacabana is the Ipanema gay beach. The gay sun-worshiping crowd is concentrated near Rue Farme de Amoedo, also called Farme Gay, where the muscle men and pretty boys flock. You will recognise it from the rainbow flags and the thousands of hot guys standing between the umbrellas, showing off their suntans and biceps. This section of the beach has a relaxed and flirty atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to flirt with the locals.
The gay nightlife in Rio starts very late, so don’t expect the bars to fill up before midnight. There is not a specific area, though most of the popular gay bars are situated in either Ipanema or Copacabana. Taxi's are inexpensive, so be sure not to walk from one bar to another late at night. Huge parties hosted by DJ celebrities are now a big feature of the Rio scene. Perhaps the most popular gay club is Le Boy Located near Posto 6 in Copcabana, however the new club The Week, downtown in Centro, attracts the biggest crowds, up to 3000 people during the weekends.
Gay Pride is celebrated yearly in Rio de Janeiro and it is estimated that over 2 million people attended in 2010. The centerpiece of the Gay Pride festival is the Gay Pride march and after the parade there are many gay parties all over town - so pace yourself for the roller coaster ride that is Rio de Janeiro. For Rio Gay Pride find your perfect LGBTQ private accommodation, shared-rental, gay guesthouse room, B&B or short-let apartment in Rio. Unlike a stay in an expensive hotel we offer our customers a unique experience by connecting them with local people living and working in Rio. Furthermore, if you have a spare room in your home, an apartment or gay guest house in Rio you can add your accommodation and earn some extra cash.