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Recommended gay friendly hotels in Gran Canaria

You'll find an unparalleled choice of accommodation in Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas with the resorts being pretty much universally gay friendly. There are many gay only resorts to choose from as well, offering a range of accommodation options and standards. Playa del Ingles is the second largest tourist resort in the whole of Spain (after Benidorm) and is dominated by 1970's era hotels and multiple bungalow complexes, but many have been totally refurbished and brought up to date. Especially in Maspalomas, the accommodation tends to be bungalow style, which give you more space, but are a little further from the action in the Yumbo. The Meloneras area of Maspalomas is home to a number of modern 4 and 5 star hotels, if you want to treat yourself.


2* Aparthotel Buenos Aires

Ever popular with the LGBTQ+ crowd, the Aparthotel Buenos Aires is in the centre of Playa del Ingles resort, right next to the Yumbo Centre and just 800 m from the beach. Arguably worth more than its 2 key rating, it offers a free Wi-Fi zone and apartments with a balcony overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. Buenos Aires Apartments are next to the resort's lively Yumbo Shopping Centre, with its many bars, shops and restaurants. Modern apartments feature flat-screen satellite TV and a living room with a sofa bed. There is a private bathroom and a well-equipped kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Aparthotel Buenos Aires has a restaurant, TV room and piano bar. Snacks are available at the poolside bar. The complex has a 24-hour reception, where you can exchange currency or hire a car. Maspalomas Golf Course is 2 km away and you can drive to Gran Canaria Airport in 20 minutes.

3* Atlantic Sun Beach

Gay apartments located in Playa del Ingles. Enjoy fun and relax in an ideal environment to feel freedom. The apartments for gay men only share a sun terrace and gardens. Each apartment has a private balcony or terrace. They also have a living room with a sofa and satellite TV, as well as a kitchen area with a ceramic hob and a fridge. Bed linen and towels are provided. Atlantic Sun Beach - Gay Men Only is set in the heart of Gran Canaria's Playa Del Ingles resort. The famous Yumbo Shopping Centre is a short walk from the complex, and Maspalomas Golf Course is less than 1 km away. The apartments have a tour desk. They also offers bicycle and car rental services. Free public parking is available nearby.

3* AxelBeach Maspalomas

Within 1.5 km of Maspalomas's sand dunes and 5 minutes from teh Yumbo Centre, AxelBeach Maspalomas features an outdoor pool, gym and tennis court. This gay and hetero-friendly, adults-only complex also has a hammam, hot tub and sauna. Opening onto terraces, the apartments at AxelBeach Maspalomas - Apartments and Lounge Club - Adults Only have attractive, contemporary decor. All include air conditioning, a safe, free WiFi and a comfortable living area with a sofa and flat-screen satellite TV. The kitchenette includes a fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. There is also a dining area. The property offers a massage service, and there is a hairdresser's and barber shop on site. The apartments are located in a central, commercial district, 5 minutes' walk from Yumbo Shopping Centre, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The nearest bus stop is just 100 m away. You can also arrange bike and motorcycle rental at reception, and a golf club can be found nearby.

3* Hotel Ritual Maspalomas

Gay hotel Ritual Maspalomas in Playa del Ingles provides adults-only accommodation right next to the Yumbo Centre, with a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at the hotel also provide guests with pool view. At Hotel Ritual Maspalomas every room is equipped with a seating area.

3* Rainbow Golf Bungalows

The most awarded Gay men-only Resort in Playa del Ingles & Maspalomas. You will arrive as a guest, and leave as a friend. Each modern bungalow features a furnished terrace at the front and the back. The living room has a sofa and flat-screen TV with free satellite channels. There is a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. The kitchenette includes a fridge, microwave, ceramic hob and coffee maker. There is also a toaster and kettle. Safes are available to rent. You will receive a bottle of champagne and water on arrival. You can also purchase capsules for the coffee maker. Guests can use the hot tub and the infrared sauna for free. Free parking is available nearby and the complex is within 10 minutes' walk of the lively Yumbo Centre. There is an on-site minimarket and a pool bar, where breakfast can be served. Services available include laundry and massage, as well as car rental. An airport shuttle service is available for an extra charge.

3* Tajinaste Beach

Tajinaste Beach in Playa del Ingles is a small gay complex that offers air-conditioned accommodation with views of the pool and free WiFi, less than 10 minutes walk from the Yumbo centre. Featuring a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, each unit also comes with a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wardrobe and a seating area with a sofa. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A terrace is available for guests to use at the apartment. Popular points of interest near Tajinaste Beach Gay Only include Playa de Veril, Yumbo Centre and Cita Shopping Center.

3* Villa Adler

Villa Adler features a private terrace with an outdoor swimming pool and a poolside cafe-bar. The Yumbo Centre is 5 minutes walk from Villa Adler Gay Men Only while Maspalomas dunes are 15 minutes walk. The bright, modern bungalows and apartments are decorated simply and with colourful finishes. Each one includes a lounge area with cable TV and an equipped kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi is available. The property is just 100 m from the CITA Centre. Gran Canaria Airport can be reached in 25 minutes.

4* Birdcage Resort

Aimed at gay men, the 4-star Birdcage Gay Resort Lifestyle Hotel is 5 minutes' walk from the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Ingles. Set in tropical gardens, it features a nudist-friendly outdoor pool, hot tub, hammock and spa area. You choose between deluxe rooms and suites, some with a private garden and sun loungers. All have a fan, flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, as well as a fridge and minibar. Bathrooms come with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Suites have a separate bedroom and living room with a sofa. Rooms are studio style and feature air conditioning. A varied breakfast can be enjoyed daily on the terrace. There is a stylish lounge with a fireplace, where you can relax with a book from the library or a cocktail, tea or coffee. The spa offers massages, manicures, pedicures, hair styling and more in the garden massage temples or in your room. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are provided and an airport shuttle service is available for an extra charge. Playa del Ingles Beach is a 10-minute walk away and the famous Maspalomas Dunes is 2 km from the complex.

4* Gold - Adult Only

Gold by Marina, Playa del Ingles, is a gay friendly, adults only hotel, about 5 minutes walk from the Yumbo Centre. This modern hotel has a spacious pool area with stylish, Miami Beach club design, 2 pools, a hot tub, sauna and lots of comfortable sun loungers. The air-conditioned rooms at this adults-only hotel feature cool, white decor with turquoise details. Each one has free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a mini-kitchenette with a hob, microwave and toaster. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace, and some have sea views. The hotel's restaurant serves an extensive daily breakfast until 12:00. You can enjoy lunch by the pool, with many fresh and healthy options to choose from, along with a tempting cocktail list. The hotel's large Planetarium chill-out area with suspended orbs hanging from the ceiling and is a great place to relax with a cocktail. You can walk to Maspalomas Sand Dunes in around 13 minutes.

4* Hotel Nayra - Adults Only

Hotel Nayra has a fantastic location just steps away from the bustling Yumbo Centre, but offering a relaxing retreat within its walls, exclusively for adults over 18 years old. Its modern and minimalist design makes it an ideal place to enjoy the tranquility and comfort that the hotel offers, an ideal destination for couples and transit travelers looking for a pleasant and relaxing stay. The friendliness of the staff and the service make this hotel a perfect place to spend a holiday of rest and relaxation, with fun nightlife just around the corner.

4* MUR Neptuno

Neptuno is an adults-only hotel, next to the Yumbo Shopping Centre, Playa del Ingles and has long been a popular choice with gay holidaymakers. It offers an outdoor pool, spa and free shuttle bus to the beach, 900 m away. There is an all-inclusive option here if you want to have all your food and drinks included. All air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a furnished balcony. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer. The hotel spa includes a sauna, Turkish bath and gym. The Neptuno's swimming pool is heated from October until April and live music can be enjoyed in the bar several times a week. There is a 24-hour reception and a tour desk. Maspalomas Golf course is 3 km away. You can hire a car and there is free on-site parking.

4* Seven Hotel & Wellness

Seven Hotel & Wellness - Gay Men Only is one of the newer additions to Gran Canaria's selection of gay hotels and is set in a quiet, relaxed location 2.5 km from Maspalomas Dunes and the beach. with the Faro 2 Shopping Centre is 1 km away. The Yumbo Centre is about half an hour's walk, but taxis and cheap and can get you there in about 5 minutes. The hotel features a heated outdoor sal***er pool, and each room comes with a furnished porch. The bright, air-conditioned rooms have a living room with a flat-screen TV. Some offer a sofa bed. There is a private bathroom, and a safe is available. Other facilities available at the property include the Abora Restaurant. You can hire a car and an airport shuttle service is available for an extra charge.

4* Sol Barbacan

A favourite with the GayMapper team, the Sol Barbacan has a great location just 5 minutes walk from the Yumbo centre, yet is set in lush green gardens, giving a great feeling of getting away from it all. You have a choice of apartments in the main building with balconies large enough for two sun loungers, or bungalows in the gardens, each with a private rooftop sun terrace. There are three pools, one of which is adults only and also has a hot tub. There's a restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and light meals can be taken poolside for lunch. HIghly recommended for a relaxing and fun holiday to Gran Canaria.

5* Fahana - Gay Men Only

Step into a haven of acceptance, love, and freedom at a cosy hotel in Gran Canaria. FAHANA MEN ONLY is a small complex located in Playa del Ingles that blends modern amenities with the beauty of nature and stylish design. This welcoming and inclusive establishment is a sanctuary for the LGBTQ+ community, where guests can relax and be themselves without any judgment. This oasis of comfort offers our guests a unique and unforgettable experience. With its modern illuminated glass pool, spacious ground and roof-top terraces, guests can bask in the warm sun while taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean. Comfy rooms, a delightful pool area, and a warm atmosphere, this hotel provides a perfect base for exploring the vibrant city of Maspalomas. Our prime location puts you steps away from famous beaches and energizing nightlife. Experience a young and vibrant atmosphere complemented by clean spaces. FAHANA MEN ONLY offers a unique and empowering experience that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Located in the heart of Playa del Ingles, FAHANA MEN ONLY is just a stone's throw away from the bustling Yumbo Centrum, providing easy access to shops, restaurants, and entertainment. So come and immerse yourself in the ultimate island getaway, where every moment is filled with comfort, relaxation, and inspiration. And for those seeking maximum comfort, the Gran Canaria Airport is just a 20-minute drive away. So come and make memories that will last a lifetime at a hotel that brings you closer to the best of the island.

5* Lopesan Baobab Resort

Lopesan Baobab Resort is a luxurious resort set in tropical gardens with African-style decor throughout. It features a large outdoor swimming pool and is 600 m from Maspalomas Beach, from where you can walk along to the gay beack at Kiosko 7. Rooms at the Lopesan are elegant and spacious. All feature air conditioning and a balcony. The bathrooms have toiletries and bathrobes. The Baobab's Pili Pili Restaurant specialises in grilled meats and seafood, while the Akara offers African cuisine. There is a buffet restaurant, as well as 2 stylish poolside bars and a coffee shop. The Baobab Resort offers impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean. It is just 10 minutes' walk from Maspalomas lighthouse and the seafront path.

5* Riu Palace Maspalomas

Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas - Adults Only is perched right on Gran Canaria's famous sand dunes, where you can walk across the sands to the gay beach. It has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar. With a garden, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests. At the hotel, the rooms include a desk and a TV. All rooms have a wardrobe. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas. The accommodation offers 4-star accommodation with a hot tub.

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Gran Canaria Gay Scene

Gay nightlife in Gran Canaria is centred around the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Ingles. A family shopping centre by day that become a gay mecca at night, with dozens of gay bars, dance clubs and cruising clubs to choose from. You can also find a number of drag and cabaret bars, which are a great way to start the evening, as is typical in Spain, bars tend to get busier later on in the evening, with clubs not opening until the early hours. There are other gay venues around town, with some in the Cita Centre, and others down on the beach.

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