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Gay Gran Canaria

Benefitting from year round sunshine and good weather, Gran Canaria has been one of the most popular gay holiday destinations for many years. One of the Spanish Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa. The gay life on the island is centred around the tourist resorts of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas on the southern coast, notable for the famous sand dunes of Maspalomas. You can find dozens of gay bars in the infamous Yumbo Centre, and a wide range of gay only hotels, if that's your choice. GayMapper has great deals at many gay and 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.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Gran Canaria

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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.

Tours & experiences in Gran Canaria

Make the most of your travels to Gran Canaria by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from action packed, cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of Gay Gran Canaria, and book a tour or experience now.  Our top recommendations are below, view all available activities here.

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