Rio de Janeiro is widely regarded as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world and is a haven for LGBT travel. In Rio, the weather is hot and the people are hotter! Throughout the week of Rio Carnival there are numerous events that cater to a gay crowd and even more hotspots LGBT visitors are highly encouraged to check out. The Rio Carnival Street Parades are one of the many highlights of the entire week-long series of events, and there are a few of them in particular that are enormously popular among gay crowds. The most popular Street Parade for both LGBT tourists and native Cariocas is the Banda de Ipanema parade, which brings out a wild crowd of upwards of 50 thousand party-goers from all over the world. Dating back to when Brazil was still under a military dictatorship, the main attraction of Banda de Ipanema today is the colorful parade of drag queens and others dressed in outrageously fabulous costumes!
As there is so much happening every night during the Rio Carnival, it is a good idea to have an agenda of events. This will let you know where the best parties and the coolest events are being held. Most of the fun for the gay crowd can be had at night in the nightclubs. One of the most popular bars on Farme de Amoedo is Cafeina e To Nem Ai where most gay men begin their evening with a few cocktails. Farme de Amoedo is also home to several restaurants, shops and small bars.
Festive block parties, chic nightclub events, and over-the-top Samba parades … Carnival in Rio de Janeiro has a multitude of fun experiences for gay travelers. Check back later for the full agenda before Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Carnaval season in Rio starts basically after New Year's Eve celebrations. Things really warm up a couple of weeks ahead the official party. Dates change every year.