Lonely Planet Writer

Brazil set to open a sex themed amusement park in 2018: but no sex allowed in ErotikaLand!

The country of carnival and scantily-clad dancers is about to get even steamier with developers in Brazil planning to open a sex themed amusement park near Sao Paulo.

An artist's impression of the development.
An artist’s impression of the development.

Set to be the world’s first sex theme park, ErotikaLand will feature penis-shaped bumper cars, a “7D” cinema with vibrating cars, a nudist pool, a “sex playground” complete with water slide, and a ‘’pleasure train” operated by male and female gogo dancers.

On the Ferris wheel, instead of chairs, there will be closed booths made ​​of a material that allows you to see the view, but without being seen.

Snack bars will serve up aphrodisiacs, however there’s strictly no sex allowed onsite. Those inspired to get a little frisky can book themselves into one of the nearby, park-run motels, where you can pay by the hour.

Not everybody is excited by the news however. Plans for the park have ignited a row with criticism from local groups.

Speaking with Veja Sao Paulo, Matheus Erler, a member of the Christian Socialist Party, has claimed the park will attract “debauched individuals” and give the city a bad image: “We cannot be known as the capital of sex.”

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The proposed layout plan for ErotikaLand includes a nude pool and a hotel that can be booked by the hour.

In response to criticism, Mauro Morata, one of the park developers, argues: “This won’t be a place for nuns, but it’s not like we’re trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah. If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel — which we will operate.”

Morata tells the New York Times that, rather than encouraging lewd behavior, the park will aim to be educational and promote safe sex. He also points out that the park will benefit the local community by creating 250 jobs and attract thousands of visitors to the area each year.

Entrance to ErotikaLand is expected to cost $100 per person.