Best gay beach destination in late January

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    Oct 09, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    Hey everyone!

    I've been reading the threads and I decided to post one since I'd need your help on something!! :-)

    I'm planning a vacation in late January - early February and I was wondering what would be the best pick. I'm a little be undecided right now.

    What I'm looking for is warm weather, a good (gay) beach, parties and of course hot gay guys, you know the handsome athletic kind of guys... icon_cool.gificon_wink.gif

    Until now I've short listed Puerto Vallarta, South Florida (Fort Lauderdale + Key West), Rio de Janeiro and Thailand (Bangkok - Phuket)..

    I guess all these are great places in general, but they also all have some kinds of downsides, and I hope you can tell me more about that and help my pick one up! I'm open to any other place too, maybe except Australia which is a bit out of my budget.

    Puerto Vallarta : Is it a good idea to go there during the Beef Dip Leather and Bear week if you're not into bears? If the clubs will be packed of bears, it will not do it. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against bears, they're just not my type of guys when it comes to hooking up...

    Fort Lauderdale + Key West : Is it popular with the gays at that time of the year?

    Rio de Janerio : I've read scary things about it, like the city is totally unsafe, even at daytime... anyone has been there and could tell me more about it?

    Thailand : I know it's very gay-friendly there, but I'm wondering what the gay scene in Bangkok and Phuket actually looks like. If it is only composed of old grandpas looking for sex with underage locals and hookers, I will better not go there! icon_confused.gif
    Is there a lot of young foreign gay tourists there? These are the ones I'd be interested in.

    Hope you can help me out on this, thanks a lot in advance!!!

    A
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    Oct 09, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    Do you think any gay beach will only have "hot" guys? Ive only seen the ones in South Beach and Hauover Beach in North Miami (clothing optional). the north far end tends to be the gay section. In Jan, the weather may be questionable. Yea it still warm, but water temps wont be as warm, expecially if you go after a artic front passes through. Seems to be my luck When i go down there in winter.

    As far as type of guys... Nude beaches (gay) seems to attract the old and nasty.... The ones you dont want to see naked. The ratio would be for every 200 nasty old guys, you will see maybie 3 good looking ones and they will be covered head to toe in clothing.. LOL. Since your in another country, just fly to St Marteen (french side). there is a gay beach there, and its warm yr round. Martinique, which is french, lots of Speedos since that is what most wear there, even the young good looking ones wear them. I stopped there on a cruise, that is how i know. Alcopulco, its nice, not sure if there is a gay beach there or not. Dont care for the water though, to cold and murky . Nothing like the Caribbean. Also stopped there on a cruise after going through the Panama Canal. Water is like night and day, worse on the west coast and colder.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Oct 09, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    I live in Florida and if you're looking for good January beach weather---think Mexico or the Caribbean!

    January here can be quite cool and windy and would hold true for South Florida as well. If Ft. Lauderdale/Key West would be on your agenda, it might be best to visit there anytime after March as it will be much more to your liking---and better beach weather for checking out guys.

    If you are looking to spot young gay foreign visitors, Miami might be a better choice as I cannot speak for Ft. Lauderdale. And if spotting visitors from Brazil with tons of shopping bags in their arms is your thing, come to Orlando anytime! LOL.
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    Oct 09, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    Like guys have said in previous replies, Florida can be cool in Jan-Feb, but we do get some good 80 degree beach days in the winter. If it is a decent weekend, you'll find your hot gay guys at Sebastian Beach (at the end of Sebastian Street) in Fort Lauderdale. Stay at one of the many clothing optional gay resorts nearby then just walk down to Sebastian beach from the hotel. Plenty of nightlife in Fort Lauderdale for after hours.

    If you want a clothing optional gay beach, the north end of Haulover Beach in North Miami is your best bet.

    By the way, no one really goes to Key West (3 1/2 hour drive from Fort Lauderdale) for the beaches, but it is a fun laid-back, very gay friendly town that knows how to party (with some great gay resorts).
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    Oct 09, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    Go to Antigua its very special resorts or st johns island accross fom st thomas stay at westin or go to DR dominican republic stay at hard rock resort or any highend all inclusive go to st lucia or go to st thomas stay at the marriot resort on the ocean or go to cabo san lucas all inclusive or go to greek islands like mykanos or santorini or go to rio but stay hour and half north in beach town called buzios or cabo frio I've been to rio many times and beach area I felt completly safe all the time you can go to costa rica and also bimini or panama all these places are warm and fine

    - so just stay at fort lauderdale beach lots of great resorts and you can go to fort laud or miami lots of gay friendly hot guy beaches , gay clubs and gay parties lots of hot gay places at night and day to find your age hot gay dudes in fort lauderdale. Make the W fort lauderdale your base or some other top resorts. Stay at Miami Beach Resorts you cant go wrong, like Lowes south beach, or Ritz south beach or eden rock, or fountianblue tons of resorts few dollars less...Stay at W south beach great spot for gay scene and beach is perfect. Its a great hotel to stay at for base hotel.
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    Oct 10, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Come to Puerto Vallarta! I will be there January 18 through 25!!
  • flahotstuff

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    Oct 10, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    what about Miami Beach or somewhere in the caribbean? or a gay cruise- if you want to completely lose your sanity- lol
  • docbailey2005

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    Oct 10, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    Puerto Vallarta or Costa Rica?
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 10, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    Gymguy_FL saidLike guys have said in previous replies, Florida can be cool in Jan-Feb, but we do get some good 80 degree beach days in the winter. If it is a decent weekend, you'll find your hot gay guys at Sebastian Beach (at the end of Sebastian Street) in Fort Lauderdale. Stay at one of the many clothing optional gay resorts nearby then just walk down to Sebastian beach from the hotel. Plenty of nightlife in Fort Lauderdale for after hours.

    If you want a clothing optional gay beach, the north end of Haulover Beach in North Miami is your best bet.

    By the way, no one really goes to Key West (3 1/2 hour drive from Fort Lauderdale) for the beaches, but it is a fun laid-back, very gay friendly town that knows how to party (with some great gay resorts).


    Agree with you Gymguy_FL, Sebastian Street Beach in Ft. Lauderdale is a great beach to hang out at. i did just what you mentioned, stayed at a gay guest house right there. A great location, near the beach and just a short taxi ride from Wilton Manors.
    A funny story from when I was there in 2010. I was laying down on my towel and 3 guys were looking for a spot to camp out. All of a sudden I hear one of the guys say to the other
    two "dude, I think we're on the gay beach" LOL, they got out of there so fast it made my head spin, ha ha.
  • madsexy

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    Oct 10, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    evannz saidCome to Puerto Vallarta! I will be there January 18 through 25!!

    BEST IDEA YET! icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 14, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    I don't know about late January, but the gay beach at12th street in Miami Beach was pretty good today! I'm thinking maybe on Wednesday I'll take the bus up to Haulover :-)
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    Oct 14, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    Manuel Antonio Beach Costa Rica. Also there are also plenty of gay friendly hotels to stay .

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/costa-rica-national-park/manuel-antonio/prweb8790021.htm
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    Oct 14, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    Gymguy_FL saidLike guys have said in previous replies, Florida can be cool in Jan-Feb, but we do get some good 80 degree beach days in the winter. If it is a decent weekend, you'll find your hot gay guys at Sebastian Beach (at the end of Sebastian Street) in Fort Lauderdale. Stay at one of the many clothing optional gay resorts nearby then just walk down to Sebastian beach from the hotel. Plenty of nightlife in Fort Lauderdale for after hours.

    If you want a clothing optional gay beach, the north end of Haulover Beach in North Miami is your best bet.

    By the way, no one really goes to Key West (3 1/2 hour drive from Fort Lauderdale) for the beaches, but it is a fun laid-back, very gay friendly town that knows how to party (with some great gay resorts).


    I wish there was someone on here who knew a lot about Key West.

    I have always been very interested in going there and I hear there are now flights that go there.
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    Oct 14, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    Jersey Shore, bitches! Too cold to tan, so stay in the hotel and drunk-fuck!
  • Frenchchris

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    Nov 08, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    You may consider St Maarten, warm climate, gay beach of Cupecy, nude beach of Orient Bay, Eros gay bar and club, even a small, luxury, exclusively gay-male guesthouse (Villa Rainbow), etc.

    St Martin is very gay friendly, with an open-minded culture, cosmopolitan, great food, 32 beaches at least, duty free shopping, great nigh lige, ...

    Chris
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    Nov 12, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    Buzios, Brazil (near Rio, but a lot safer).

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

    Florida may be cool or warm, unlikely to be hot at that time.

    If you can't afford to go to Australia - great gay scene and beaches - you probably can't afford to go to Thailand either, as the two are about the same distance from europe.
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:09 PM GMT
    Sungod17 saidI don't know about late January, but the gay beach at12th street in Miami Beach was pretty good today! I'm thinking maybe on Wednesday I'll take the bus up to Haulover :-)


    That is a good spot - where I always hang out when I am down there!
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:17 PM GMT
    Cape Town, South Africa. It's a fantastic place. Incredible tourist attractions, the city is very clean and it's quite safe. In terms of the gay social life there are a few gay clubs/bars. Clifton 3rd beach is a gay beach but other than that it is fantastic beach with sparkling blue water and clear white sands. The guys there are also incredibly attractive plus it's quite helpful that homosexuality is quite welcomed there.

    This site should be helpful:

    http://www.gaycapetown4u.com/gay-beaches.html
  • Limerick18

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    Nov 12, 2013 12:23 PM GMT
    Iniscróin beach in ireland! ;)