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It may not be Rio or San Paulo, but don't underestimate Florianopolis, Brazil. With its sandy beaches, tanned denizens and happening nightlife, it's no surprise that this tiny but loud city has a full-blown gay scene (GLS) of its own. Floripa, for short, has world-renowned beaches but it's not all relaxation at this... More
Hotels in FlorianopolisMarge Simpson voice "ahumm" just OKPROS:
1) right at gay beach
2) The Week bar takes over on holiday weekends
3) When you need a place just to sleep
1) 2 star.
2) No AC
3) Pool is a little sad
I really dont like giving a bad review, but for my tastes.. this is just a hostel. If you are young and just need a place to sleep by the beach, then it will do. There are plenty of condos & homes to rent by the Praia Mole that are much better than this place. This is the ONLY hotel at the gay beach.First to Review
WOW.. is the word that comes to mind..The Week is a franchise from Sao Paulo. This is the "IT" place to be during Carnival , New Years, Easter. It puts most clubs in the USA to shame ( all 3 do really.. Sao Paulo, Rio, Florianopolis ).
The Week bought the hotel Ecco Village Hotel ( although the hotel is not that great ) and converted the back to HUGE dance club. There is mulit terraces. It all over looks the back lagoon. They really did this up right. They usually have DJs from around the world. One nice thing is that they dont play "trance" music for ever and ever. They have dance shows on separate stages. In typical South American standard.. nothing starts until midnight and the crowd does not arrive until 1:30am. Last song is about 6-6:30am. Then usually the The Week has an after party on the beach until noon. ( So you need to change your sleeping habits or have a different "stimulus" to keep you going ). The beach bar is at the entrance of the gay beach.
The Week is pricey. $75USD entry. Cheaper if you buy tickets in Sao Paulo or Rio before your arrival. If you are shy about dancing in your underwear ( you can dance with clothes on but you will die of the sweat ), you could be nervous about going... but no one cares. Also like other bars in Brazil, you pre pay and get drink coupons, that are then used to get drinks or water at the bars. This keeps the lines moving quickly.
Sum up in one word: DAMN ;-)
- Awesome setup
- The hottest guys around.
- Pre-purchased drink coupons keep the bar lines moving very fast
- Morning beach party
- Sweat from everyone packed in
- Dark-area by lagoon
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- Pricey entrance fee
- Not a place for the body image conscious.
- Parking can be tight if you are not staying at the beach
Great Bar at the beach!Praia Mole is the gay beach in Florianopolis and Bar do Deca is the bar / restaurant to get food and drinks from while sun bathing.
They have a shower to rinse yourself off. Note, you will be on display as you shower so you cannot be nude. They have live dance music and good bar food.
If you are feeling "frisky", all you have to do is walk to your left and the sand dunes / Rocks that separate the nude beach from the clothing beach is right there. That is where many guys release their "stress".
I was not there at night, so I cannot tell you about what happens then.
New Years / Carnival / Easter weekends are huge gay weekends in Florianopolis. This place is worth the visit.First to Review
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