Need help deciding on a "Gay" place to vacation!

  • Nilo14

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    Apr 13, 2016 12:40 AM GMT
    Come this August a friend and I want to go on a vacation together and as of right now his idea is to go to Costa Rica! He isn't closed to ideas and so I figured that we could go to a Gay friendly country/city or resort, but I have never gone to such a place so I needed some suggestions! We'd probably wanna stay around 10 days I'd say, and right now looking at any place nice and hot! My current ideal locations would be Mexico and below or Oceania (open to other locations too). If anyone has any places they have gone or heard of I'd love to hear about them.
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    Apr 13, 2016 1:28 AM GMT
    Nilo14 said
    ... right now looking at any place nice and hot!

    How do you define "hot"? In temperature? Or gay action? I know you want gay friendly.
  • Nilo14

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    Apr 13, 2016 4:14 AM GMT
    Sorry should have specified, as in the temperature is HOT!
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    Apr 13, 2016 5:23 AM GMT
    It's always warm in Costa Rica, but August is sorta in the middle of the rainy season. Or as they like to call it, the "green" season.

    Dunno...The problem with August is that the hot places in the Northern hemisphere are too hot. August sounds more like a San Francisco or Vancouver sort of month.
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    Apr 13, 2016 6:41 PM GMT
    my friend went to Costa Rica last year, I don't how gay friendly it is. but I know there are many male prostitutes willing to share their butts with you for nada. If you can call that "gay friendly."

    if you want warm go somewhere within the southern half of the world. Brazil should be gay friendly enough.

    other options that come to my mind, as for cities where being gay is widely accepted and promoted: Amsterdam, London, San Fran, New Orleans -I have this idea that anywhere you go in the US will be gay friendly, at least compared to old conservative Europe.
  • rnch

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    Apr 13, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    If you want Hot and Gay, check out "Southern Decadence" in New Orleans during Labor Day weekend.

    The webite addy is: www.southerndecadence.net

    It doesn't get much gayer or hotter than New Orleans during this 5 days.


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    Apr 13, 2016 7:54 PM GMT
    rnch saidIf you want Hot and Gay, check out "Southern Decadence" in New Orleans during Labor Day weekend.

    The webite addy is: www.southerndecadence.net

    It doesn't get much gayer or hotter than New Orleans during this 5 days.

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    Agreed.

    Otherwise, consider the Fort Lauderdale area, including Wilton Manors. It's not only gay friendly, but Wilton Manors mostly IS gay. It's gay central for South Florida.

    The ocean waters are warm (though warmer in July-August). Right now our highs are mostly in the low 80s F. PE for more info if interested.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 13, 2016 8:58 PM GMT
    All of Europe is now gay friendly, as in much more than in the US. In 10 days you could fly into Barcelona, visit the gay nude beach Sitges, and drive up into southern France. Gay B&B's and bars everywhere. Distances are short and there's lots to see. Just get a $100 gps to help you get around.
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    Apr 14, 2016 10:38 AM GMT
    Go tell that to the 72% of Italians that protested against gay marriage and adoption.

    and to Germany, Hungary, Russia, etc.

  • johnlesyd

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    Apr 14, 2016 10:44 AM GMT
    Australia is the best place for gays. Has warm and cold areas....
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 14, 2016 3:08 PM GMT
    patito saidGo tell that to the 72% of Italians that protested against gay marriage and adoption.

    and to Germany, Hungary, Russia, etc.


    I can definitely say we have driven all over in Europe, though not Hungary and Russia doesn't count, and stayed in B&B's, small hotels, big hotels, done nightlife, been on beaches, romantic restaurants, held hands in public, and never, ever had a problem or felt unwelcome. Ever.
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    Apr 14, 2016 3:15 PM GMT
    Ordinarily I'd recommend Europe, but August in parts of Europe, especially Paris, is a bit hot for my taste. You might consider Buenos Aires, Argentina or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--the temp in August in both of those places are perfect in that it's the tail-end of winter there (reverse of the weather in USA). The only problem with Brazil is that the Summer Olympics will be held there, so it's going to be a zoo, not to mention super expensive (assuming you can even find a place to stay).
  • jjguy05

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    Apr 14, 2016 3:45 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidThe only problem with Brazil is that the Summer Olympics will be held there, so it's going to be a zoo...


    This is a common misconception of cities -let alone whole countries- that are hosting the Summer Olympics. Don't believe it.

    The Olympics will be in Rio, not in all of Brazil. Was all of the US affected during the Atlanta Olympics?

    And even Rio won't be a "zoo". Athens wasn't, London wasn't, Rio won't be. The city won't be that different.
  • 1blind_dog

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    Apr 14, 2016 5:12 PM GMT
    Puerto Vallarta if you want top go to Mexico. Gay hotels downtown (Blue Chair), gay bars, old white men with their young Mexican boy toys, drag shows, amazing zip lining, tequilaria tours, parasailing, ect
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    Apr 14, 2016 6:34 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    DOMINUS saidThe only problem with Brazil is that the Summer Olympics will be held there, so it's going to be a zoo...


    This is a common misconception of cities -let alone whole countries- that are hosting the Summer Olympics. Don't believe it.

    The Olympics will be in Rio, not in all of Brazil. Was all of the US affected during the Atlanta Olympics?

    And even Rio won't be a "zoo". Athens wasn't, London wasn't, Rio won't be. The city won't be that different.


    You selectively chose a portion of my comment that is misleading. You forgot the antecedent--"Rio de Janeiro" (read again). In any event, as a world traveler and an Olympics enthusiast, I have attended several summer and winter Olympics, including the more recent ones. I can tell you definitively and from personal experience that the host cities were a zoo.
  • jjguy05

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    Apr 15, 2016 7:36 AM GMT
    DOMINUS said
    jjguy05 said
    DOMINUS saidThe only problem with Brazil is that the Summer Olympics will be held there, so it's going to be a zoo...


    This is a common misconception of cities -let alone whole countries- that are hosting the Summer Olympics. Don't believe it.

    The Olympics will be in Rio, not in all of Brazil. Was all of the US affected during the Atlanta Olympics?

    And even Rio won't be a "zoo". Athens wasn't, London wasn't, Rio won't be. The city won't be that different.


    You selectively chose a portion of my comment that is misleading. You forgot the antecedent--"Rio de Janeiro" (read again). In any event, as a world traveler and an Olympics enthusiast, I have attended several summer and winter Olympics, including the more recent ones. I can tell you definitively and from personal experience that the host cities were a zoo.


    I've been to Olympic cities too, and nonsense. Maybe Atlanta was. I wasn't at that one
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    Apr 15, 2016 2:28 PM GMT
    tiny small gay accepting Caribbean island Saba
    reference:
    http://gocaribbean.about.com/od/gayandlesbiantravel/tp/GayCaribbean.htm
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    Apr 16, 2016 2:55 AM GMT
    Heading to Buenos Aires in October. Good exchange rates, lots of gays and acceptance. Spring time with summer later in the year. Hoping it's awesome.
  • kew1

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    Apr 16, 2016 6:08 AM GMT
    patito said

    other options that come to my mind, as for cities where being gay is widely accepted and promoted: Amsterdam, London, San Fran, New Orleans -I have this idea that anywhere you go in the US will be gay friendly, at least compared to old conservative Europe.

    Not London in August, you wanted somewhere hot and it's often our worst (wettest) summer month.
  • 24hourguy

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    Apr 18, 2016 2:35 AM GMT
    Puerto Vallarta, MX ! I had my first experience last month and will definitely be back! We stayed in the Zona Romantica area...their downtown/hotel district. lots of great gay restaurants, boutiques, shopping, day-trips and all within walking distance! -Oh and the ocean is right there too! it kind of reminded me of a trip I took 20+ years ago to the Castro District in San Fran....gay folks everywhere and just part of the local scene. http://www.gayguidevallarta.com/
  • 6packabs

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    May 23, 2016 9:13 PM GMT
    patito saidmy friend went to Costa Rica last year, I don't how gay friendly it is. but I know there are many male prostitutes willing to share their butts with you for nada. If you can call that "gay friendly."

    if you want warm go somewhere within the southern half of the world. Brazil should be gay friendly enough.

    other options that come to my mind, as for cities where being gay is widely accepted and promoted: Amsterdam, London, San Fran, New Orleans -I have this idea that anywhere you go in the US will be gay friendly, at least compared to old conservative Europe.


    Being from Utah, I expect everywhere else in the world to be gay friendly, especially what is now termed "atheistic Europe." It is interesting though, to realize, that it's not all some grand orgy of acceptance the planet over, so this is a good reminder of that. I do feel a little ripped off that when I was in New Orleans, I didn't see much evidence of anything particularly wild or homo-exciting. Next time I'll know better. (My guide was a pretty conservative gay man though, and he wouldn't have wanted me distracted much afield to himself personally as a point of interest).
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    May 28, 2016 6:18 AM GMT
    Provincetown - about the gayest resort town in the USA. It has everything - beaches, National Seashore, restaurants, art galleries, whale watching, + thousands of gay men.