Rua Farme do Amoedo, Ipanema
22420-020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: +55 21 2266 9750
Gay and lesbian holidaymakers in Rio won't have to work too hard to find their perfect socializing point on the beach – at Ipanema, the GLS (Gay, Lesbian and Sympethizers) hangout is very clearly marked by a giant rainbow flag just opposite Rua Farme do Amoeda. The street itself is lined with many gay-friendly cafés and bars, and is widely regarded as a spot for gay locals and visitors alike to gather and socialize in a prejudice-free environment.