With more than 40 different beaches on the Island, gay Florianopolis or “Floripa” is well known as the best place to live in Brazil. The 35 miles from south to north of the island offers beaches for every taste. The east side has the best beaches for surfing and the north and northwest beaches are very calm.
The best time to visit gay Florianopolis is from December until March, when the average temperature is between 79 and 83 F, and the Floripa carnival is a big gay attraction that brings thousands of gay people to town. Because its natural beauty, a laid-back and safe place, it has always been a magnet for alternative lifestyles. There lots of tourists filling all the beaches. The North of the Island, Canasvieiras and Jurere is literally taken over by tourists from Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. But for gay tourists the best places to stay are around Lagoa da Conceicao area, because of its beauty and proximity to the gay beach.
Joaquina is where there are several international surfing championships every year and famous dunes where sandboard is a big attraction. Praia Mole is the gay Florianopolis beach or the preferred beach for the gay community (with a large section crowded with gay people – by “Bar do Deca”) and Galheta beach is the only nudist beach on the island. The gay nightlife scene is in downtown where the gay clubs, bars and saunas are. Also the carnival and gay pride that are big events in Floripa take place at Beira Mar Avenue in downtown.
Where to go in gay Florianopolis
Concorde Club – gay disco club downtown
Located in downtown, the Concorde Club has changed the gay Florianopolis Saturday night since 2001, becoming consecrated by great attractions. The house has 2 runways, 5 bars, smoking area and cabins located on the top floor, with sofas and privileged views. The Concorde has an open air smoking area with sound system, bar, lounge and bathrooms. Seeking comfort and excellence, the bathrooms were redesigned, leaving the house even more complete to better serve its customers.
Mix café club – gay disco club downtown
A club dedicated to electronic music and the gay public. During the last 15 years has been bringing the very best for the gay Florianopolis’s night. With warm modern look the club brings the best DJs and gay show performances on Fridays and Sundays nights with the best in sound and visual effects. With a bar, lounge and bathroom in the ground floor and Dance floor, stage in the second floor.
Jivago Lounge – as the night goes on the more gay it gets also downtown
In a privileged location, right in the heart of Florianópolis, the Jivago Lounge features five environments, adding indoor and outdoor. Programming is varied, as well as the Jivago’s public. Despite already having a very loyal clientele, the public change according to the theme of each party. The agenda includes the nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday with “label parties” known across the region. On Fridays the party at the Upper Club with the sound of the most renowned DJs in the gay electronic scene dominates
Thermas Oceano – gay sauna Florianopolis downtown
Over 10 years offering the best gay sauna in Florianopolis. This male only sauna, with neutral façade and ambiance, cherish for good hygiene, safety and fun making each visit a moment of satisfaction. Free Internet – WIFI, ambient music, Sauna and steam, erotic video, Darkroom, Glory Hole, Labyrinth, Private rooms, Smoking Area and massages are available. Open daily from 4pm to 11pm.