Sao Paulo is the one biggest city of Brazil and a is one of the gay-friendliest place in South America along with Florianopolis on the Atlantic Coast. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis.
The Gay Scene in Florianopolis is Praia Mole; that’s the gay beach in Floripa, is Florianopolis unofficial gay area, and it’s packed with gay bars and clubs.
During the carnival there are plenty of LGBT-based ‘Gay Pop’ events. The annual Pride festival in September (the Parada da Diversidade)
In 2014, Brazil and the United States were the two countries more wanted by international LGBT tourists, according to the World Travel Market
About 26% of visitors to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis, Salvador and Fortaleza are LGBT people. Brazil has more than 6,000 gay-friendly hotels and hostels registered in travel agencies and mainly specialized in the gay-oriented sites, which are the major source of information for travelers. The establishments receives a sticker with a rainbow, a global symbol of the gay movement.
Florianópolis, the capital of southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, is made up mostly of 54 km-long Santa Catarina Island. It’s famous for its beaches, including popular resort areas such as Praia dos Ingleses at the island’s northern tip. Its Lagoa da Conceição, a saltwater lagoon, is popular for windsurfing and boating. The Pedro Ivo Campos Bridge connects the island to a mainland commercial district.
Top attractions to visit in Florianopolis
Best for day trips in Florianopolis?
1. Hotel Cabanas Praia Mole 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis
Boasting panoramic views of Praia Mole Beach, Cabanas Praia Mole is one of the first hotels set in Florianópolis. WiFi is free in public areas.
Rustic rooms are air-conditioned and some boast scenic sea views. They come with a TV, minibar, wooden furniture and private bathroom.
The property is located 7 km from Lagoa da Conceição lagoon, 5 km from the dunes of Joaquina Beach and 17 km from Florianópolis centre. Hercílio Luz International Airport is 23 km away.
Welcome to the South Atlantic, the Brazilian coast, the island of Florianopolis and Mole Beach Hotel. To get here, you do not need a large map; you need to have at heart the desire to get in touch with the best that nature and human beings can produce together in harmony. The Mole Beach Hotel is located in Florianopolis, one of the tourist destinations of Brazil. The hotel’s neighbors could not be more noble: we are in an area of permanent preservation, in the most privileged point of the island, in a gorgeous location between Praia Mole and Lagoa da Conceicao.
Here you will find comfortable accommodation in apartments, suites and cottages for up to 6 people. The decor has a rustic style, like a farm hotel, but guests are just steps from the sea, the pool, the mountain. Are 78 housing units (UH`s) between cabins and apartments overlooking some of the largest postcards of Florianopolis Island. In the vicinity, you will find bars, restaurants, craft, ideal areas for practicing various sports or just to relax. Florianopolis will seduce you as well as comes enticing thousands of Brazilian and foreign tourists every year. Be Welcome!
The location of the hotel is fantastic. Praia Mole is across the road from the front of the hotel, and Lagoa da Conceição is out back. Access to the beach could not have been easier.
Other conveniences include the free breakfast and access to a yoga studio.
It is in the middle of the island, close to plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions. It is right on top of one of the world’s most famous and amazing surf spots and next to a stunning lake (see the surf out the window first thing in the morning). The lake is surrounded by little places for drinks and food, including a hidden away waterfall and diving cliff. The atmosphere is island style and more rustic (exactly what we wanted) with a nice little spa with a relaxing pool, sauna and massages.
There are bus routes passing the hotel and we went to ether end of the island with a hired car within a day.
Located at Praia Mole (Mole Beach), the Praia Mole Park Hotel is one of the best locations if your on holiday. The hotel has a restaurant/bar, outdoor pool and indoor pool, fitness center, and nice grounds. The property is older spanish style design. The rooms are a bit dated but everything is clean and works. The staff is very friendly.
It’s best to have a rental car and the area is very easy for foreign drivers to navigate. However, it is possible to walk to the Lagoa area if you’re in good shape.
How much does a room costs at Cabanas Praia Mole?
Prices start 59 $/night for Apartment with Balcony.
This double room features air conditioning.
Where to book online – Cabanas Praia Mole – Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis – you can find the best hotels deals in Florianópolis during Parada da Diversidade which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Florianópolis on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Costa Norte Ponta das Canas Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis
This hotel is located right on the seafront of the peaceful Ponta das Canas Beach, where an idyllic landscape and the charm of a fishing colony await you. Breakfast and dinner are included in room rates.
Costa Norte provides bright rooms with balconies that face either the ocean or the hotel’s patio. The accommodations also feature cable TV, a minibar and air conditioning. Bathroom is private and extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Admire the coast while enjoying the outdoor hot tub and swimming pool, or relax in the spa and indoor pool.
Located in front of the beautiful Ponta das Canas Beach, the hotel offers a warm service and comprehensive leisure structure, with two swimming pools, one indoors with heated water, steam sauna, outdoors jacuzzi and games room. The nature scenery reminds you of a painting, and the amazing sunset invites you to relax while enjoying a drink.
This hotel has an amazing view of ponta das canas. We had breakfast and dinner included and it was delicious. The staff were amazing, the jacuzzi was nice, the sauna worked good and there are indoor and outdoor pools very kid friendly. They also have a play room with pool table and table tennis.
Just a few min walk from the hotel is the beach of Lagoinha. It is, for me, one of the best beaches in florianopolis still untouched by building with few people on it. It is a small beach with clear blue water.
Costa Norte also has one hotel in the Ingleses beach and hotel guest can enjoy that hotel outdoor facilities as well.
Excellent hotel, beachfront located, with very polite and friendly multilingual staff! Clean, with great oceanfront view! Great for vacation or a getaway weekend!
– Service was the best I have ever experienced at any Hotel worldwide. They went far out of their way to accommodate us – Vegetarian English speakers. Some of the staff spoke English.
– Good location by the water — excellent views of the bay and the islands. Great deck to sit and watch the sunset, supping cocktails.
– Good quality rooms, well maintained, clean.
– Able to book excursions quite easily through the front desk.
– Good food at Breakfast & dinner, with some vegetarian options (cooked specially for us!).
How much does a room costs at Costa Norte Ponta das Canas Hotel?
Bright and airy, this air-conditioned room features panoramic views of Ponta das Canas Beach and Canasvieiras Bay. It offers cable TV, telephone and minibar. Some units include a balcony. Wi-Fi is free.
Where to book online – Costa Norte Ponta das Canas Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis – you can find the best hotels deals in Florianópolis during Parada da Diversidade which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Florianópolis on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Faial Prime Suítes 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis
Hotel Faial is a modern city hotel conveniently situated in the heart of Florianopolis, only 7 km from Florianopolis Hercilio Luz Airport. It offers free WiFi and regional excursions.
The pleasant rooms at the Faial are bright, with light colour décor. All are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and a minibar. Bathrooms are private and include free toiletries.
A daily breakfast buffet with tropical fruits, natural juices and on-demand hot dishes is available too.
Faial Prime Suites is located in the heart of the Downtown Florianopolis neighborhood in Florianopolis, just 0.6 km from Alvaro Carvalho Theater and 0.8 km from convention center of the city. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site. Every room at the hotel is air conditioned and has a LED-screen TV. Certain rooms have views of the sea or city. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a professional hairdryer.
A daily breakfast buffet with tropical fruits, natural juices and on-demand hot dishes is available too. Please, let us know if you have any condition as lactose or gluten intolerance. We want take care of you! You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The nearest airport is Hercilio Luz Airport, 8 km from the property. Downtown Florianopolis is a great choice for travelers interested in sightseeing, food and tourist attractions.
The room was modern enough with the exception of the bed which had springs but was still comfortable. I didn’t even know those kinds of beds still existed. There are plenty of outlets for electronics, I think I counted 13. There’s a desk for your computer and another for snacks and things along with a mini-fridge. Plenty of closet space. I found the sink inside the room itself instead of the bathroom to be a bit weird but the shower itself was nice with plenty of space and good pressure. I just felt like there was a lot of wasted space in the room.
The breakfast is pretty standard for Brazil along with the restaurant. No complaints about either. If it weren’t for the super friendly staff I would have given this a 3 star rating instead of 4. As stated, in a pinch this hotel works.
How much does a room costs at Faial Prime Suítes?
Prices start 63 $/night for Executive Double Room. The Premium Suite with Double bed is 75$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features a soundproofing, minibar and dining area.
Where to book online – Faial Prime Suítes – Gay Friendly Hotels Florianopolis – you can find the best hotels deals in Florianópolis during Parada da Diversidade which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Florianópolis on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.