It was a great experience to be there. Although I was a bit disappointed because, as others said, it's a place where the professionals easily outnumber the customers, I must say the boys were really hot. Also, there I saw one of the most gorgeous males I ever had the chance to look at. Caucasian, European or US-alike, owner of a lovely white face and a huge shaved pec! Date was Oct. 23rd, 2013. I guess he was a tourist and I just lost the chance of having a chat with him... Or am I wrong? Just a wish. Back to topic, this illustrates that in spite of the brothel dominant aspect, some of the clients were hot by themselves. I back those other comments regarding the kindness of the boys: all of them approached me and instead of "not getting to know me deeper", all kept being smiley and sympathetic. Place was also very hygienic, what is a must under my point of view, and the neighbourhoods are safe and discrete. I would return to there in a next ocasion. Regarding the comment immediately above mine, Nov. 2nd is a National non-working day in Brazil and many other Christian countries!
Rio de Janeiro Gay Guide
Rio is everything you can expect from a Brazilian city: chaotic, steamy and vibrant. Rio de Janeiro is beautifully situated at the Atlantic coast around a couple of bays and beaches which give you spectacular views on the city. In one glance you can see the wealth of areas like Ipanema or Copacabana and the poverty of the surrounding favelas. It proofs how fascinating Rio de Janeiro can be. Rio will also be the host of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Just one block from Ipanema Beach and within walking distance of Copacabana, this hotel offers a rooftop pool and panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro.
Map of Rio de Janeiro
Map of Rio de Janeiro with bars, clubs and all hotels · see larger mapOnline map
Gay tourist guide to Rio de Janeiro
The best areas to stay in Rio de Janeiro are the neighbourhoods of Copacabana or Ipanema. These are the wealthier areas in town and they offer the best shops, restaurants, hotels, gay bars and clubs. And on top, both areas have the most beautiful beaches in town. And Rio summers happen on the beach: just take your towel, your latest Speedo or AussieBum, little money and hit the sand!
Gay beaches and Carnival
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rio has quite a vibrant gay life and is famous for the New Years Eve celebrations at the Copacabana beach, the gay beach at Ipanema and of course the Rio Carnival, which is celebrated in the streets and in the massive Sambadrome.
Where to stay?
Make sure you book a hotel early. Best as close to the gay area (Ipanema, Copacabana) as possible. Please support our website and book your hotel here!Hotel suggestions and map
Reviews by visitors
This place is disgusting, filthy, smelly and only has 5-10 guys at a time. The guys are old and not attractive. Do not waste your money or time. I was in from California and did not expect the level of gay sauna's we have there, but this was so repulsive I left in 30 minutes and wasted 40 reals.
It is made of 4 levels, all choppy, dirty cubical rooms for fucking that look as if they have never been cleaned, a hot tub that no one got in, nor would I ever get in. The steam sauna was dripping water from the ceiling in huge puddles and smelled, the dry sauna was ok but the seating was flimsy hand cut wood slates that creak. I did see two hotties in the shower area with big digs who had just fucked and were cleaning up to leave. Everyone else was gross and looked like old taxi driver's.
There was a massage guy on the 3rd level across from the movie room. He was not attractive either, average at best and no one was using his services. The movie room has two old tv's playing two different porn movies at the same time. The furniture was so gross no one sat on it. Guys just stood in corners away from each other looking away from each other.
This place is the last place I would ever visit again. The photos on their website do not reflect in any way what the place looks like or feels like. The showers are electric and have no real hot water. I went to the Sauna Botafogo (was Sauna AX119) and it was much nicer, cleaner, hot showers, smaller cabin rooms but much better place and you are not affraid to touch things.
Is not bad, but need carefull the staff and principall the dancers is very indelicately. Be carefull wirh yours wallet can be take away from anyone. Foreigners must be in trouble the staff dont speak english and not worry with anyone dont speak portuguese. Dangerous place
I went tonight with my bf first time and it will be the last time during our stay.
The place is real tiny and after 1h the place was almost empty we were a total of 3 people including us !
Frankly it's not worth it for the price 58 reals.
Believe me don't go.
Very expensive for what it is. Portable toilet witch smell just awful, crap guest DJs, don't have an idea why they don't use local once witch are much better!
Drugs - fine by me but looking at people getting high on the dance floor its just too too much.
Bad quality, same valid for the "Original brasilian pool party" (same organisation)
If The week is on don't think twice. Much better, beautiful people and really nice music!!!
Hotel mobile search
Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Visit our Rio de Janeiro hotel page for information on where to stay. You can also try our online Rio de Janeiro hotel map to see and book hotels near the gay venues. Please book via the links on this website thanks!where to stayhotel map Rio de Janeiro
Next to Copacabana beach, Rio Othon Palace features a rooftop pool with excellent views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ipanema beach and Cantagalo subway station are within walking distance.
With its prime location, Atlantis Copacabana Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from both Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. It provides a terrace with Atlantic Ocean views and a rooftop pool.
Facing Copacabana Beach, less than a 5 minute walk from Ipanema Beach, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a rooftop pool and a restaurant.
Within walking distance of Ipanema Beach, Vermont is conveniently located near Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and General Osório subway station.
In a great location just 1 block from Ipanema Beach, the Everest hotel features a rooftop pool with bar service and panoramic views of Ipanema and Leblon beaches.