Rio Gay Guide

Ipanema gay beach at farme de amoedoPHOTOS BY SILVIANO COURTESY OF WWW.IPANEMA.COM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Nobody knows exactly how it started, but in the 80's the beach spot across from Farme de Amoedo started showing some gay tendencies. By the mid-eighties it was already known as the gay beach spot of Ipanema. And it still is. Here you will see gay and lesbian couples sometimes walking hand in hand, or even kissing. The right spot is a bit to the left of Rua Farme de Amoedo - use the rainbow flags on the kiosks for reference.

Beach fashion in Brazil is the coolest in the world. Even if you bring along your favorite swim trunks or Speedos, do stop at a local shop to sample the variety. To keep a consistent tan line you must wear the same model swimsuit, but you may change colors and patterns. Enjoy!

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