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Carnavall Scala, Rio Carnival Gay Ball
The Scala Rio Gay Ball is a baile (one of its many names is the Baile Gay do Rio Scala.) During Carnival, many balls are held at the Scala Rio nightclub, but they save the best and most fabulous for last.
The Scala Rio Gay Ball has become a Rio Carnival institution attracting visitors from around the world, gay and straight to celebrate the end of Carnival. Doors open from 11pm. Tickets sell out fast and many VIP options are available.
The Scala Rio Gay Ball is a costume ball, but this is open to interpretation. You will find Drag Queens, S&M Guys, Halloween style outfits and more!
The Red Carpet arrival gala is broadcast on television with some of the most stunning costumes on display. The “Travestis” attempt to outdo each other every year – the red carpet rivalry is fierce!
The main dance floor gets packed pretty quickly, especially once the Brazilian Samba band take to the stage. The event attracts a wide mix of gay guys of all ages, but is more of a dance ball and relaxed party, than a circuit party.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Rio
Most of Rips gay bars are located in Ipanema and Copacabana. Ipanema’s gayest nightspot is on the beach block of Rua Teixeira de Melo, next to Farme.
Along Copacabana beach there is a traditionally gay-friendly area known as Bolsa, near Lido. Hustlers are pretty much part of the scene, and you should keep a good hold on your wallet
Video Of Carnavall Scala Rio – Rio Carnival Gay Ball
Traditional carnival gay ball held in Rio
Recommended Hotels in Rio
We recommend that you try and grab a beachfront room if your budget will stretch that far! 4 star hotels offer great value but book fast. The newer 5 star hotels in Rio are some of the most opulent in the Latin America.
4 Star Great Beach Views
Facing Copacabana Beach, within a 5-minute walk from Ipanema Beach, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a rooftop pool and a restaurant.