Gay Saunas, Cinemas, and Sex Shops of Santiago Chile

Following the collapse of its military dictatorship (1973 – 1990) Chile has steadily made strides towards a more progressive society. Sex between partners of the same sex became legal in 1998.  And, on October 22, 2015, Chile recognized same-sex civil unions.

Lke most big cities in Latin America, Santiago has many gay bars and clubs.  For those looking for something extra, here is a list of the most active gay-friendly sex shops, cinemas, and saunas in the city.  

Sauna 282 ★

Bellavista 282 (between Loreto and Patronato)
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Mon – Thur 1PM – 1AM
Weekend open from Fri 1PM through Sun 1AM
Safe and clean option with multiple levels including jacuzzis, dry and steam saunas, and various rooms for action. Very diverse crowd. Mondays for daddies over 50.  Visit the 282 Sauna 282 website

Sauna Mi Tiempo

Bombero Nunez 230
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Mon – Sat 2PM – 10PM
Sundays 2:30PM – 10PM
Located in the heart of gay Bellavista, Sauna Mi Tiempo markets itself on its website as a bisexual space where one can find a MMF threesome. More info is needed to find out if this is true.

Spa Momentos

Maipu 311
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Sun – Thur 1PM – 10PM
Fri and Sat 1PM – 12AM
A great option with cute masajistas.  The downtown location tends to attract more businessmen.  Fridays and Saturdays often feature vedettos (the Chilean Spanish phrase for strippers) with a little bit of live sex thrown in.  More info on their website.
UPDATE: August 2015, Spa Moments announced via Facebook that it is changing location very soon under new direction.

Baños Turcos Chacabuco

Calle Chacabuco 33
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Everyday 1PM – 9PM
Nice facilities (photos available on their website) and real spa offerings beyond just a sex club.  Thursdays are the busiest.  Baños Turcos posts weekly promotions on its Facebook page.

Il Palatino

Matucana 100
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Sun – Thur 2PM – 11PM
Fri – Sat 2PM – 8AM
Within a few blocks for both Baños Turcos and Spa Momentos, this downtown sauna offers most of the same amenities.  One bonus of Il Palatino is its weekend hours as it remains open longer.  Promotions are posted to Il Palatino’s website and Facebook page.

Cine Apolo

Diagonal Cervantes 802
Santiago Chile   Google Map »
Open everyday.  Hours unconfirmed.
One of three former mainstream movie theaters who found a second life as a triple X grindhouse, Cine Apolo is nearby to both Cine Capri and Cine Nilo.

Cine Capri ★

Calle Sto Domingo 834
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Open everyday.  Hours unconfirmed.
The biggest porn palace with the most men, Cine Capri is located a couple of blocks away from Plaza de Armas.  They mostly show hetero porn, but the audience to mostly into homo action.

Cine Nilo

Calle Monjitas 879
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Open ever day. Hours unconfirmed.
Next door to Cine Mayo, this former movie palace is equally sleazy, but offers more gay options.

Cine Roxy

Huérfanos 1055
Santiago Chile   Google Map »

Open ever day. Hours unconfirmed.
This downtown legend remains, although it’s seen better days.

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