Soon you will be bumping into beautiful bodies. The beach is located between Postos 8 and 9 right next to the Ipanema Plaza Hotel — a particularly gay friendly hotel. Whether you are on a budget, or wish to dine like a king, Brazilian restaurants serve some of the best cuisine. Facing Copacabana Beach, within a 5-minute walk from Ipanema Beach, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a rooftop pool and a restaurant. Although not classified as a gay beach, it is gay-friendly and becoming a bit of a hub within the gay population. It gives you access to guests-only rooftop views at gayest section Praia da Farme. It is easy to spot the gay beaches in Ipanema and Copacabana — just follow the rainbow flags and the buff Carioca boys in their Sungas!
Farme is so traditional with the gay community, that even beach vendors display the rainbow flag.
Rua Farme de Amoedo
If you wish to go on to eat, you may want to bring a change of clothes, if your hotel is not nearby as some of the better restaurants may not serve you if you are wearing wet speedos! The beach is also a place to find out about the hottest parties, as there will be cute gay club and party promoters making their rounds handing out flyers and selling tickets to some of the best events and parties of the night. While not exclusively gay, Abrico is gay-friendly and a nudist beach, so feel free to go around in your birthday suit. Rua Farme de Amoedo, 34 - Ipanema. The atmosphere is totally relaxed. Rua Francisco Otaviano, 61 - Ipanema.
To get there, walk slightly east of Rua Farme de Amoedo until you see the rainbow flags and thousands of hot guys standing or cruising around between the umbrellas at Posto 9 life guard tower 9. Sunday is one of the most popular beach days when Farme beach becomes the place to be seen. According to the Brazil Gay Guide, there are at least 5 specific gay bars and nightclubs close to the Farme de Amoedo block, including: Superb location on the Ipanema Beach, within a vibrant area of bars and restaurants. If you intend on coming for Carnival or New Years eve you should book well in advance.