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Portugal Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Portugal for Gay travellers

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Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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Gay Portugal Holidays 2019 | Gay Life in Lisbon & other Gay-Popular Destinations!

Portugal's Gay Acceptance has been greatly improved the past few years, giving the honour to be one of the most tolerant countries around the world. In addition to featuring various anti-discrimination laws, Portugal is also one of the very few countries that includes a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The rights for Gay Marriage and Child Adoption have also been granted to the gay community, making Portugal a great destination to arrange your gay weddingAlgarve is definitely among the best regions to arrange your gay wedding in the country.

The city with the most organized gay scene in Portugal is none other than the Gay Lisbon. More particularly, in Bairro Alto region, and the nearby coastal town of Cascais. Porto and the touristic cities of the Algarve region, including Faro, Lagos, Albufeira, and Tavira, feature a vivid gay scene as well.

At the smaller towns of Portugal, the gay communities are more discreet, so you will hardly find any gay venues there. Some of the most popular alternative Portuguese towns are Aveiro, Leiria, Coimbra, Braga, Evora, and Madeira!

As a Mediterranean country, Portugal features some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, but it's also the home to a diversity of amazing gay beaches, which attract numerous gay travelers each summer. Some of the most popular gay beaches around the country are Beach 19, Beach of Meco, Praia da Manta Rota, Praia Verde, and Praia do Salto!

The wildest gay parties can be found in Lisbon, some of which taking place every week, or some more unique ones taking place every year, at the local gay clubs and bars. The most popular gay prides are also taking place in Lisbon and Porto!

There actually various gay-only guest-houses in Portugal, most of which are located in Lisbon, where the gay life of Portugal is centered. The Late Birds Lisbon is a great gay hotel to stay while My Rainbow Rooms Gay Men's Guest House is a great alternative as well.

Moreover, you can find Boutique and Gay-friendly Hotels located close to popular gay areas and hotspots, as well as unique accommodation options such as beautiful countryside villas and former palaces!

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The city with the most developed gay scene in Portugal is Lisbon. The city is packed with a diversity of gay and gay friendly restaurants, bars and clubs, which can be found in Bairro Alto and Principe Real. The nightlife gets vivid from 11pm to 2am.

The annual Lisbon Pride is very popular, gathering huge amounts of locals and tourists. It usually takes place in June after the Lisbon Bear Pride that is held on May 25 through May 30.

Algarve is one of the most popular gay destinations in Portugal, widely known for its breathtaking beaches and marvelous gay scene. The Gay life of Algarve is spread through the region and not on a specific village/town.

Madeira is a top gay and lesbian destination in Portugal, where the LGBT community is widely accepted. Keep in mind that despite the fact that there are no exclusively gay venues, the most known night bars in Madeira are gay friendly and open to all people.

Porto features a compact yet vibrant nightlife. The local venues of Porto attract mixed crowds, however, some bars are particularly popular for gay vacations.

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Caniço Beach Bar

swimming , sunset view , kids entertainment , traditional recipes , local cuisine

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Moonlight Bar

cocktails & mixology drinks

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Hollywood Steak House

international cuisine , mediterranean cuisine

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Beach

Praia Da Rocha Beach

swimming , sunset view , kids entertainment

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O Holandes Dos Caracois Restaurant

traditional recipes , local cuisine

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Museum

Museu De Portimão

sightseeing , kids entertainment

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How to get there

  • By car
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Move around

  • Railway
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Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Luxury holidays
  • City breaks
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Wellness & spa
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Weekends
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Hiking
  • Fine-dining
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Wine tasting
  • Local gastronomy
  • Water sports

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