From: Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019
To: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2019
No place on Earth does Carnival like Rio! – 7 days of non stop partying.
Rio de Janeiro is world famous for its carnival, and a must see at least once in a life time, a sceptical that will leave you breathless. For five days all of Rio parties towards the climax the Samba Parade with some of the world’s most spectacular costumes and floats.
There are street parties and smaller parades each day, and every gay bar and club has a different party each night, take a look at www.gayrio4u.com for a list of gay clubs and bars, there is so much to do in Rio like Sugarloaf Mountain, the gay beaches, Christ the Redeemer statue, gay bars/clubs and saunas and so much more that you will never be board.
The Carnival King is Momo, he is the god of mockery in the Greek mythology, and according to Carnival tradition, King Momo should be jolly and as big as a house. Legend suggests that he was expelled from the Olympus to come and settle down in Rio, the City of Carnival. The Rio Carnival officially opens with the delivery of the key of the city to King Momo. When King Momo sambas, everything and everyone should also samba with him. We highly recommend that you visit www.rio-carnival.net and read about the parade as this is the best place for you to understand what tickets would best for you to buy and how to get there and when. We have found some good hotels for you to stay at so please take a look. Hotels In Rio.
The gay bars and clubs in Rio are quite spread out, and you will probably need to take taxis to and from them, we have picked hotel that keep you central to the shopping and the beaches in nice and safe areas that have a good rating, hotels tent to be expensive in Rio and normally you have to pay for internet,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
For those who prefer private parties, there are the classic gay carnival balls. Gala Gay at Scala, situated in Leblon, is on Carnival Tuesday and it is the most traditional one. It concentrates the most exotic personalities with the most luxurious costumes. We think it is important to warn that Scala Gay is televised, so if you don’t want to be caught, don’t forget to take your mask!
But if you want to change a little or if you really don’t like carnival rhythms and want to escape, there are some routes in this time of the year, specially for those who enjoy e-music. Gays and lesbians can go to the X-Demente great parties on Carnival Saturday and Tuesday. These parties usually take place at Fundição Progresso, in Lapa, or along the Guanabara Bay, in Marina da Glória.
The very famous B.I.T.C.H party, from which abbreviation (Barbies in Total Control Here) we can figure out what is going to happen, is on Sunday Carnival at a thematic park in Barra, or at an abandoned railroad station, in downtown. Dama de Ferro, in Ipanema (Vinicius de Moraes Street) is an alternative disco which promotes thematic parties with the most remarkable national DJ’s and international guests playing live.
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 Rio Gay Carnival
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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.