Welcome to Rio de Janeiro
Rio is everything you can expect from a Brazilian city: chaotic, steamy and vibrant. Rio de Janeiro is beautifully situated at the Atlantic coast around a couple of bays and beaches which give you spectacular views on the city. In one glance you can see the wealth of areas like Ipanema or Copacabana and the poverty of the surrounding favelas. gay rio guide
See our hotel page for maps and suggestions on where to stay in Rio de JaneiroWhere to stay?
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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.
Where to stay?
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!Hotel suggestions and map