Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gay Rio de Janeiro travel guide

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Golden Tulip Ipanema PlazaGolden Tulip Ipanema Plaza  

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Rua Farme de Amoedo, 34, Rio de Janeiro
4 star hotel, 140 rooms, 578 reviews, score 7.3

Just one block from Ipanema Beach and within walking distance of Copacabana, this hotel offers a rooftop pool and panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro.

Map of Rio de Janeiro

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Gay tourist guide to Rio de Janeiro

The best areas to stay in Rio de Janeiro are the neighbourhoods of Copacabana or Ipanema. These are the wealthier areas in town and they offer the best shops, restaurants, hotels, gay bars and clubs. And on top, both areas have the most beautiful beaches in town. And Rio summers happen on the beach: just take your towel, your latest Speedo or AussieBum, little money and hit the sand!

Gay beaches and Carnival

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rio has quite a vibrant gay life and is famous for the New Years Eve celebrations at the Copacabana beach, the gay beach at Ipanema and of course the Rio Carnival, which is celebrated in the streets and in the massive Sambadrome.

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Make sure you book a hotel early. Best as close to the gay area (Ipanema, Copacabana) as possible. Please support our website and book your hotel here!

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Reviews by visitors

Copacabana

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9 days ago   

Old but well kept gay sauna. It's clean and there's always someone to have fun with. It's mostly older guys (40s, 50s) but not exclusively. It's a two story building. 1st floor: pool, locker room, bar, toilet, showers, sauna. 2nd floor: private rooms (no additional fee), video room (a small tv), showers, massage rooms. Entrance fee R$ 34

Projeto SB

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9 days ago   

Old and not very clean gay sauna. Some areas smelled bad, I saw a cockroach and there were puddles in the sauna area. Mostly older guys. It's a three story building. 1st floor: jacuzzi, bar, lounge, wet and dry sauna, toilet. 2nd floor: locker room, private rooms (no additional fee). 3rd floor: tv room (quite big, two tv screens), dark room, toilet. Entrance fee R$ 45

Club 117

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9 days ago   

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Le Boy

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1 months ago   

Went to LeBoy during Carnival. Arrived relatively early (11pm) hardly anyone in bar or dance floor. We went to sauna on the second floor. Relatively small quarters. A dark area, showers, steam, sauna and cabins. There is not a lot of "hidden" space…ie. people see you heading into a cabin (no one likes to be possibly brushed off with an audience). The guys were younger crowd (20'3-30's). They seemed to know each other which bodes poorly for play purposes. It was pretty clean. After the sauna we went to dance floor which is on the basement level. Nice bar, music, lighting etc. A few uninterested but hot dancers (dicks covered with towel) and as we walked around found that on the balcony level there is area for making out. Didn't go in so don't know how far people went. But a good place to have some fun and dance.

Rio G Spa

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1 months ago   

Went on second night of Carnival after gay parade on Tuesday night. Front desk guy spoke very good english. It was pretty organized. The lockers are small…so don't bring too much stuff! Seems a lot of guys go there after day at the beach which is just steps away. They even have clean out facilities. The place is three levels. First had some lockers, bathroom facilities, small lounging area, small bar, steam room and showers. Second was more lockers, internet lounge, more sauna. The third was a narrow corridor to cabins and dark area. The place was packed. Very very hot guys. Wasn't too lucky…mainly 10s looking for 11's but they were very beautiful bodies.Would like to go not during Carnival to see what it is like. I do highly recommend it.

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Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Visit our Rio de Janeiro hotel page for information on where to stay. You can also try our online Rio de Janeiro hotel map to see and book hotels near the gay venues. Please book via the links on this website thanks!

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Rio Othon PalaceRio Othon Palace  

Rio Othon Palace
Avenida Atlântica, 3264, Rio de Janeiro
5 star hotel, 602 rooms, 1647 reviews, score 7.6

Next to Copacabana beach, Rio Othon Palace features a rooftop pool with excellent views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ipanema beach and Cantagalo subway station are within walking distance.

Atlantis Copacabana HotelAtlantis Copacabana Hotel  

Atlantis Copacabana Hotel
Rua Bulhões de Carvalho, 61, Rio de Janeiro
3 star hotel, 86 rooms, 1486 reviews, score 8.0

With its prime location, Atlantis Copacabana Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from both Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. It provides a terrace with Atlantic Ocean views and a rooftop pool.

Orla Copacabana HotelOrla Copacabana Hotel  

Orla Copacabana Hotel
Avenida Atlantica, 4122, Rio de Janeiro
4 star hotel, 115 rooms, 864 reviews, score 7.7

Facing Copacabana Beach, less than a 5 minute walk from Ipanema Beach, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a rooftop pool and a restaurant.

Hotel VermontHotel Vermont  

Hotel Vermont
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 254, Rio de Janeiro
3 star hotel, 84 rooms, 722 reviews, score 7.6

Within walking distance of Ipanema Beach, Vermont is conveniently located near Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and General Osório subway station.

Praia Ipanema HotelPraia Ipanema Hotel  

Praia Ipanema Hotel
Avenida Vieira Souto, 706, Rio de Janeiro
4 star hotel, 101 rooms, 635 reviews, score 7.7

This hotel is in a great location, across from Ipanema Beach and near Jardim de Alá Park. It features a restaurant and rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea.

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