GuiaGay Salvador is the best and most up to date guide to the bars, clubs, saunas, restaurants, news and events for the local LGBT community, in print and online. Established inSalvador was larger and wealthier than any North American city at the time of US independence. Moved to former Sauna Olympus site. Gay saunas here are also well frequented. Brazilians in colorful costumes celebrate at a street party during the city's carnival celebrations. Salvador's Terminal Rodoviaria long-distance bus station, a bit outside downtown, has scheduled buses from all around the country, and from Paraguay. For more advice on cruising see the local gay media.
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The population is overwhelmingly descended from Africans or racially mixed, with a completely different cultural vibe, and visitors can be suprised by the warm welcomes they're likely to receive. The event, in its 35th year, is the largest gay pride gathering in the Southeast. Formerly Sauna Planetario XI. For six days and nights just before Lent, the whole city comes into the streets to sing and dance to exhaustion; among the largest street parties on the planet, with around 2 million people participating.
This past year people came from all over the world to Club Med Trancoso and Arraial Eco Parkin Porto Seguro, just down the coast south of Salvador, for one of Brazil's biggest annual gay events.