Florianópolis, Brazil

Model Alessandra Ambrosio spent a recent holiday on these balmy shores in southern Brazil, and Floripa (as locals call it) also draws the beautiful LGBT crowd. Along with grand gay meccas like Jivago Social Club, the city hosts Pop Gay, a drag-queen pageant, each February during Carnaval. Meanwhile, Brazil Ecojourneys operates South America’s first LGBT surf camp (from $1,496) each spring.

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