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Welcome to Rio
Welcome to your Gay Rio Guide, the ultimate guide to what's happeing on in the Marvellous city. This site aims to bring you the latest information on Rio's gay clubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, apartments, shopping, beachs and cruising, together with a round-up of the latest events in the city.

Browse our comprehensive directory and check out the hottest parties and where the cutest guys hang out. Whether for Business of a Holiday, we have all the information you need. Use it to plan and book your trip before you arrive.

Make sure you check out the "About Rio" section, where you can get an overview of the town and its unique culture, from nudist beaches to the trendy cafes, the museums to the markets.

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Rio Othon Palace
Lux: Rio Othoron Palace

The Rio Othon Palace is next to Copacabana beach. The rooftop pool offers excellent views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ipanema beach and Cantagalo subway station are within walking distance.

Rio Othoron Palace
Mama Ruisa
Boutique: Mama Ruisa

Located in the quiet Santa Teresa district and overlooking the Guanabara Bay, the Mama Ruisa offers elegance and tranquility in a perfect setting for a romantic stay. The boutique hotel has seven air-conditioned rooms, all of them overlooking the bay and the Sugar Loaf.

Mama Ruisa
Orla Copacabana Hotel
Location - Orla Copacabana

The 4-star Orla Copacabana Hotel welcomes you in a great location in Rio de Janeiro, only a few meters from Copacabana and a 15-minute walk from Ipanema Beach.

Orla Copacaban Hotel
Portinari Design Hotel
Portinari Design Hotel

Located close to the Copacabana Beach, Portinari Design offers 4-star accommodation. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and sauna. It is a 10 minute walk to Ipanema underground station. Portinari Design’s rooms feature designs by Brazilian artists.

Portinari Design Hotel
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Welcome to Rio De Janeiro

Rio, recently voted "The Sexiest Place on Earth!" is one of the most spectacular cities on the planet. Combine its wide expanse of white beaches, lush greenery and semi-tropical forest with the stunning Carioca guys in their tiny Brazilian speedos, no wonder it's known as The Wonderful City.

The city is large, with over 6 million inhabitants, however the gay areas are located in Ipanema and Copacabana, making it very easy to navigate your way around the bars, restaurants and clubs. If in doubt, head for the beach and look out for the gay flags. Soon you will be bumping into beautiful bodies. Sunday is one of the most popular beach days when Farme beach becomes the place to be seen. Relax, watch some gay volleyball and soak up the sun with a Caipirinha.

Dinner in Rio is served around 8 or 9pm. Gay nightclubs never start earlier than 12am, so tourists first hit the gay bars before they go clubbing. Many of the gay bars in Rio have dance floors to get you in the mood for the night ahead. The main venue in Rio is Le Boy, a super club full of hot guys, tourists and hot hustlers. There are also lots of different Circuit Parties that take place throughout the Summer season. The Week is perhaps the most famous and definitely the most popular, together with the Sunday Pool Parties.

Cruising in Rio is at your own rish and while it does go on, we would sugget you do it before it gets dark. If you do meet a local guy, remember, Rio has lots of Sex hotels where you can rent a room for some fun. They are clean and safe and much better than taking someone back to your hotel or apartment.

The three big events in the gay calendar are Rio Pride which takes place in early November, the New Years Eve celebrations or Reveillon and of course Carnival, the biggest party in the world. If you intend on coming for Carnival or New Years eve you should book well in advance. There are some great gay parties that dovetail with the Carnival parades.

This is a city that is blessed with both manmade and natural wonders. From Sugarloaf mountain to the Corcovado, make sure you take in all the sights. One way to take in the breathtaking beauty of the city is to take a helicopter tour. Definitely the highlight of any trip to Rio.

Finally, remember, One tip: word of mouth works wonders in Rio. If you`re savoring a nice, cool chopp (the local lager), don`t miss the chance of striking up a chat. Rio people love a gringo!