Cities in Brazil

There’s obviously more cities in Brazil, but these are the ones that is currently added to the guide.

What is the top gay cities in Brazil?

When it comes to vibrant gay scenes in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is a dazzling option with its famous beach culture and epic Carnival festivities. Meanwhile, São Paulo is a juggernaut of LGBTQ+ nightlife and hosts the largest gay pride parade on the planet. These cities are definitely at the top, but don't forget about other hot spots like Salvador and Florianópolis which also offer sun, fun, and a welcoming attitude!

What currency is used in Brazil?

In Brazil, you’ll be dealing with the Brazilian Real (BRL). Most places accept credit cards, but it's a good idea to have some cash on hand for small vendors or in case the card networks are down.

Is it expensive in Brazil?

Brazil's cost can be as varied as its carnival costumes! Big cities like Rio and São Paulo can be pricier, especially in touristy areas. However, if you venture off the beaten path, you'll find your reais go a lot further.

Do I need any extra paperwork to visit Brazil?

Depending on your passport, you might need a visa to samba your way into Brazil. Double-check the latest entry requirements specific to your country before jetting off!

Is Brazil gay friendly?

Brazil is quite the mixed bag – while it's known for its inclusive and vibrant LGBTQ+ events, the overall atmosphere can vary regionally. Big cities are usually more gay-friendly, offering plenty of bars, clubs, and cultural events for the LGBTQ+ community.

Is gay marriage allowed in Brazil?

Yes, love wins! 🏳️‍🌈 Gay marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2013, so you can tie the knot or celebrate other unions there.

Can I use English in Brazil?

English isn't widely spoken outside tourist areas or major hotels, so knowing some Portuguese phrases or having a translation app can be a game-changer.

Should I leave a tip for waiter in Brazil?

Tipping isn’t mandatory in Brazil, as a service charge is often included in the bill. However, if you've received great service and you're feeling generous, feel free to show some love with an extra 10%!

What's the best time of year to visit Brazil?

The best time to visit Brazil really depends on what you're after! For beachgoers, December to March is perfect. If you’re here for the party scene, Carnival season, which usually falls in February or March, is a must-experience!

What's the local language in Brazil, and how do I say basic phrases?

Portuguese is the local language. Here are a few phrases to get you started: Oi (Hello), Obrigado/a (Thank you), and for a bit of fun, Onde está a festa? (Where's the party?) or Você é um gato/a! (You're cute!)

What's the local cuisine like in Brazil, and what are some must-try dishes?

Brazilian cuisine is as diverse as its culture! You've got to try feijoada (a black bean stew with meat), pão de queijo (cheese bread), and of course, caipirinha (a cocktail with cachaça, sugar, and lime) to get a taste of the local flavors.

What are the emergency numbers, and how do I call for help in Brazil?

In an emergency, dial 190 for the police, 192 for an ambulance, and 193 for the fire department. Having these numbers handy can be a real lifesaver!

Are there any cultural taboos or behaviors that I should avoid in Brazil?

It's wise to avoid the 'okay' hand gesture, as it can be considered rude. Also, personal space is less of a thing here, so don't be surprised by close interactions. Just embrace the warmth and always be respectful of local customs!