As you may already know Portuguese people are in general quite softer and gentler than other Southern Europeans such as spaniards or italians. Having said that, the Portuguese gentler ways don't mean that there isn't some serious cruising action taking place in Lisbon. Read on to find out how, when and where do Portuguese guys cruise.
Cruising indoors in Lisbon
If you happen to looking for some place to get some action then there are plenty of options. Have a look at our Lisbon Gay Guide where Lisbon saunas and sex-clubs are listed. There are several sauna options. All of them are located in the gay areas of the city or otherwise central districts of Lisbon. Most saunas in Lisbon are relatively small but they can definitely be packed with lots of action. Trombeta Bath is Lisbon's most modern sauna. It is located in Bairro Alto and its very clean and popular among tourists. Another Sauna worth mentioning is Saunapolo 56. This is also very modern and clean and it's main feature is that it is not only for gay men. Saunapolo 56 is a sauna for gays, lesbians and swinger straight couples. There are different themes for each night so it is worth to check their site before your visit. Another option for cruising are bars and clubs that offer a dark-room. In Lisbon, you have the following venues with a Woof X, Bar Sétimo Céu and Construction Club. A less conventional option for cruising would be gyms which can be very cruisy in Lisbon. Bar Cru regularly organizes cruising, fetish and naked parties so it's also a place to try.
Outdoors Cruising in Lisbon
Lisbon enjoys warm weather for most of the year, which means that a bit of outdoors action may be just around the corner. The largest and best place for cursing outdoors is Lisbon's Gay Beach, known as Praia 19. This is a naturist beach and thus being naked is common and accepted. The beach is located within a Nature Reserve and there are extensive areas of dunes and forest. Cruising can take place basically everywhere in the beach, from the sea onto the dunes and the woods. Beach 19 is a safe place to cruise , just make sure you don't stay after dark.
In the city itself there are several areas where gay cruising takes place. The Príncipe Real park is particularly cruisy on Friday and Saturday nights from 2-3am onwards to the morning. The area is somewhat safe, but do exercise caution and good judgment. We would not recommend cruising in any other park of Lisbon as it may not be safe.