Buenos Aires has always simmered with a lively spirit that attracts a range of different travelers year round. From its stately European-style buildings lining Plaza de Mayo, to its rich gastronomic scene of Malbec wine and Dulce de Leche ice-cream, Buenos Aires will certainly get under your skin - in a good way!
Argentina’s capital is also refreshingly gay-friendly, and is recognized as being the most popular LGBTQ destination in Latin America. In 2010, the Equal Marriage Act also allowed same-sex couples to enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples, bringing the political framework into a modern and LGBTQ-centric context. In addition BA was recently nominated among the top 10 most welcoming cities in the world for gay and lesbian travelers at the British LGBT Awards.
While the majority of Buenos Aires is gay-friendly, most LGBTQ life is concentrated to the Palermo, San Telmo, and Recoleta districts, with loads of different gay bars to choose from. In keeping with the lively spirit of Latinos, these Buenos Aires gay bars are open late into the night, and promise plenty of fun. Despite being a relative newcomer to the scene, Peuteo has developed a reputation as a great gay bar that serves excellent cocktails and a solid crowd. Alternatively, Sitges offers great drag shows on Thursdays and is considered THE place to be on Saturdays.
Any gaycation to South America is inevitably going to feature some dancing, and if you are looking for the best gay clubbing Buenos Aires has to offer, we suggest stopping by Amerika. This is recognized as the largest LGBTQ club in Latin America, and welcomes some 2000+ guys each weekend. Otherwise Contramano is a great choice for those seeking pop music and a bear crowd.
If you like the idea of tapping into some local culture, why not sign up for Gay Tango, and enjoy a touch of Latin sensuality on the dance floor? There are shows and classes at Tango Queer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and La Marshall on Fridays. With plenty of gay accommodation options available in Buenos Aires, including misterb&b hosts, entire apartments, and gay hotels, Argentina’s capital should definitely feature on your map for your next gaycation to South America.