Salvador's men have traditionally been fluid in terms of sexuality and even today experimentation and bi-curiosity is the name of the game.

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Porto da Barra

Salvador’s main gay beach is as relaxed as the city itself. For a start it’s mixed with no demarcation lines between single gay men out on the pull, families of four or groups more

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Gay Venues

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Off Club

Most popular gay club in Salvador.

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San Sebastian

Techno club full of hotties.

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Beco dos Artistas

The oldest gay bar in Salvador. Always open.

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Sauna Rio’s

Popular, easy-to-find gay sauna.

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Salvador is a very ‘out’ city as befits the seat of the pioneering and influential Grupo Gay da Bahia, the oldest gay organisation in Brazil. Indeed, in 2008 a transvestite club dancer became a city councillor with the largest number of votes for any candidate.

Afro-Brazilian culture

It is also the de facto capital of Brazilian music with a percussion band in every corner and a music club in every square. Its culture is unique based on a mixture of African and Christian beliefs. Its beaches are warmer and much safer to swim in than Rio’s, while the majority Afro-Brazilian population is an attraction in itself for ebony and ivory fans.

Top Festivals

The big event in town is the Carnival. It takes place over six days in the streets with a drunken, bacchanalian fervour that sweeps along in its stride gay men, heterosexuals and everyone in-between. Salvador’s Gay pride in September is equally popular, drawing crowds of 800,000 of all persuasions.

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Where To Stay

Gay Hotel.

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Casa do Amarelindo

In Old Town. Great bar area. Gay Hotel.

In gay area.

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Pousada Papaya Verde

Local colour. Good value. In gay area.

Gay owned.

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Estrela do Mar

Excellent breakfast. Colonial villa. Gay owned.

On gay beach.

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Barra Turismo/Hit Hotel

Central and accessible. Cheap four-star. On gay beach.