Hello my little boy toys, big old bears, terrific twinks and fellow cockaholics. Today, we’re going to tell you about one of the most fun gaycation spots in South America – Fortaleza, Brazil.
The name comes from the Portuguese word for “fort,” and was at one point the chief seaside fortress in the region. Today, it’s not so military – but is instead a wonderful bohemian city on the beach that offers a sextacular lifestyle for anyone who cares to cruise down to visit.
You’ll find that while there are tons of gay European tourists, the number of American tourists are fairly low. Because of this, you may have more of a language barrier than in other South American hot spots, but if you speak even a little bit of any Euro language, you should be fine.
The city has become known as one of the best places in the world for gay cruising, particularly if you are interested in hot young male escorts (and, really, who isn’t?). So, let’s take a little tour of fine-for-fucking Fortaleza.
The main tourist activity in Fortaleza is hitting the beach. There are 16 miles of beaches along the coast, with everything from family-friendly sunbathing spots (boring!) to super hot gay cruising beaches.
The Barraca Cabumba beach is where you want to hang out if you just want to mingle with fellow happy homos. It’s a gay beach where people come to relax and bake off their hangovers after a night of hitting the hot, hot bar scene.
You’ll have a great chances of meeting cute guys here you can hang out with later, though it’s not much of a hookup beach.
If you want your chance to get some sex into your beach bum sexperience, then head over to Meireles beach, where the action is much hotter. Here is where you can find Mr. Right Now and head to a secluded spot for some private fun time.
Both beaches are heavily gay and you won’t have to worry about being surrounded by boring breeders.
Can we be blunt? When you are in Fortaleza and not going to the beach, your main other activity will be playing with the rent boys. There are more of them here per capita than in Rio, so you’ll never be at at a loss for finding your own little male escort.
Your only challenge will be that the nicer hotels require you to register your guests, and will frown upon you bringing an escort back with you. This, of course, stops neither rent boys nor their customers. There are plenty of rent-by-the-hour “love hotels” that are fairly cheap and will ask no questions about who you bring in with you. That said, sometimes you don’t really want to go to all that hassle.
This is why the male escorts have learned how to work the saunas and many, many small dark rooms in the gay bars and clubs. At any given time, figure that 80 percent of the young guys in the saunas and clubs are for hire on the spot.
You just talk to them, agree on a price, and then head over to a secluded spot of the sauna or club and get your gay on. Because of the sheer numbers of rent boys working the bars and saunas, the prices are somewhat lower than in Rio or other Brazilian cities.
If bars, clubs and saunas are not your thing but you still want to grab a boytoy, then simply head over to Avenida Beira Mar, where what seems at first glance to be a cruising scene is actually a hot and heavy rent boy scene.
One quick note – while Fortaleza is a very safe city, there have been some reports of rip-off artist rent boys slipping drugged drinks to tourists to rob them. In general, the way to avoid this is to never accept a drink from a potential rent boy (why would he be buying you a drink anyway?) and to keep your glass in your hands at all times. If the guy asks to “share a drink” with you, assume he’s trying to rip you off and move on to another boy.
When in Fortaleza you’ll spend 80 percent of your time either at the beach or cruising for guys. This city is sex central, so why not? Still, there are some other things to do and we’d be remiss if we didn’t pass them on.
Fortaleza offers one of the most spectacular sunsets in Brazil. The best place to see it is the entertainingly named Ponte Metallica. (Yes, with the exception of “Ride The Rentboy” the exact T-shirts you are envisioning in your mind right now are on sale there.)
The History Train at Banco de Norteste is a good tourist ride that will tell you interesting stories about Fortaleza, including one about one of the old Emperors having a long-term gay lover affair. It’s not to be missed.
The Museu de Arte e Cultura Popula is a cultural museum set in an old prison that offers you interesting examples of traditional Fortaleza craft culture. It’s a good place to buy souvenirs for your mom.
If you want to see some local culture, head over to the Theatro José de Alenca. This theater is not only an architectural marvel; it has interesting shows every hour on the hour, so you can head over and have something to see while killing time before hitting the many bars and clubs.
Get Ready To Go Down In Fortaleza!
There you go – the ho-down and lowdown on Fortaleza, Brazil. Come on over, and maybe we’ll share a rent boy sometime!
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