These are our top Patagonia highlights from the stunning treks in Torres del Paine to seeing Magellanic penguins up close in Chubut. Ready for the best trekking adventures of your …
South America is alive with passion, salsa, ancient ruins, dramatic sceneries… and some of the hottest guys you’ll ever see!
We spent 2 years travelling as a gay couple around this magnificent continent, taking in the picturesque Old town of Cartagena, leading our luxury gay cruise in the Galapagos, trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, partying with the “Barbie Boys” in Ipanema’s gay beach, learning to dance Queer Tango in Buenos Aires and trekking across Torres del Paine in Chile.
In this section we review and present the highlights from our gay travels across South America with a round up of our best gay travel guides to help you plan your own gay trip to the region.
Is South America safe for gay travelers?
We found South America to be pretty safe for gay travelers. Some parts of South America are really gay, especially in gay friendly cities like Buenos Aires, Santiago in Chile, and Bogota/Medellin in Colombia. In terms of countries, we found Uruguay to be the most gay friendly country in the region.
When it comes to LGBTQ rights, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay lead the way. However, violent crime is rife across much of the big cities in South America, which makes safety a concern for all travelers, whether straight or gay.
Some rural parts of South America are also dangerous for LGBTQ travelers due to machismo attitudes especially across North Brazil, Coastal regions of Colombia and rural regions of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay.
Our favourite gay destinations in South America
South America has something for any type of gay traveler whether you’re you’re into gay adventures, partying or romantic experiences.
When it comes to parties, we love Bogota, which is home to the largest gay club in South America – Theatron! Sao Paulo also has an exciting gay scene with huge parties and the largest gay Pride event in the world. We also loved the gay scene of Santiago, Medellin, Quito and Buenos Aires.
For adventure and thrill seekers, you will love trekking in Patagonia, particularly in El Chaltén in Argentina and Torres del Paine in Chile. Another highlight of our trip was exploring the unique Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, especially snorkelling with the sea lions.
Our most popular gay travel content to help you plan your trip to South America inlcude:
- our detailed gay guide to Bogota
- our gay travel guide to Argentina
- Our gay guide to Lima in Peru
- our experience partying at Theatron gay club in Bogota
- the gay scene of Cusco in Peru
- Our LGBTQ travel guide to Bogota
- Our experience trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Our roundup of the best gay tours in the Amazon
Gay travel to South America: the latest posts
Scroll down to check out our latest gay travel content about South America, from our city guides to our detailed country travel guides and other inspiring content detailing our experiences:
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These are our fun and interesting facts about Colombia that you need to know, inspired by our many travels across this fascinating country. Pablo Escobar…most people will have heard about …
Our round-up of our top fun and interesting facts about Argentina following our big trip around this fascinating country. We sure did after spending half a year traveling around Argentina …