Since the last years Uruguay has positioned itself as one of the countries most Gay Friendly of Latin America with high quality tourist proposals oriented to the LGBT community. In fact it was appointed as the most Gay Friendly country in Latin America and the sixth in the world by the magazine Spartacus (world leader in tourism of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Most of these proposals is concentrated in its capital, the city of Montevideo. Tourism Gay Friendly in Montevideo offers tourist proposals specially designed for the gay community and it is known for its cultural diversity, its open mentality and unprejudiced allowing travelers to feel truly comfortable to enjoy holiday as they deserve.
Tourism Gay Friendly in Montevideo
It is not casual the development of the Tourism Gay Friendly in Montevideo; Uruguay has a social legislation very advanced concerning others countries of America Latin on the recognition of the rights of the gay community as the enactment of the laws of anti-discrimination, change of sex registry, marriage between people of the same sex and adoption.
One of the most popular month for Tourism Gay Friendly in Montevideo is September, declared the ‘Month of Diversity’ in Uruguay where celebrates sexual diversity through various events such as the massive “March of Diversity” (in Buenos Aires is made in November), a colourful parade which starts in Avenida 18 de Julio, from Plaza Independencia to Plaza Libertad. But of course that you can enjoy the Tourism Gay Friendly in Montevideo all year-round. There are nightclubs and bars, restaurants, hotels, saunas and theatrical proposals.
Montevideo has three traditional clubs where the gay community is concentrated. They are characterized by their festive but safe environments at the same time. The oldest nightclub is Caín Dance (Cerro Largo 1833) with 18 years of experience; it is a classic of montevideanos weekends, especially of the young. Saturdays and Sundays it offers shows of dance, streapers, drag queen and renowned local and foreign Djs.
Il Tempo Club (Gonzalo Ramírez 2121, Parque Rodó) offers a varied proposal from 10 pm (from Wednesday to Sunday) to make “the previous”, eat snacks and dance, enjoy good music and live shows. The programming is characterized by its versatility: Disco chill out, pop, Latin, electronic, karaoke, etc. Another well known discotheque is Chains Pub (Soriano 827) that offers humor shows.
Montevideo also offers some exclusive saunas. There are spaces designed for the gay public that seeks a comfortable, discreet and modern place to have a moment of relaxation.
Some options are:
- Horus Sauna (Julio Herrera y Obes 1240) From Sunday to Thursday from 15 to 24 hs and Friday and Saturday from 15 to 08 hs.
- Toronto Sauna Urban Spa (Tacuarembó 1531) Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday 15:00 to 23:00 / Wednesday 12:00-23:00 / Thursday 15:00-23:00 / Friday and Saturday 15:00 to 01:00 / Sunday 15:00 to 23:00.
For more information check the Guide of Tourism Gay Friendly in Uruguay.
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