September 17th. 2019
Spain has numerous gay destinations and they all have very different ambiances. From the trendy Barcelona scene, the raunchy incognito Madrid scene, the see and be seen classy Sitges scene, to the the fun, camp Torremolinos scene, there is something for you, whatever you are looking for.
Spain’s top gay destinations
A must see city for everyone! Trendy gay scene. The gay area is just north-west of the center of town. Everything you’d expect from a major city’s gay scene but with the added bonus of bronzed Spanish lads all over the place.
There’s a thriving, raunchy gay scene in Spain’s capital city. Madrileños are like little eager beavers, dead cute and so eager to please! The main Gay Madrid scene is in an area called Chueca. Its just off Gran Via, the main street.
A seaside town. Classy gay bar/restaurant/beach scene. Sitges is a text book example of how we can all live side by side, regardless of gender, with its gay bars next door to straight bars and guys holding hands everywhere.
A camp, sunny, Spanish gay scene. Torremolinos’ gay scene is very much Spanish. The main gay area is in and around La Nogalera, a semi open air shopping complex, crammed with gay bars and small terraces.
Shopping arcade by day. Gay arena by night. Maspalomas is the main gay area on the island of Gran Canaria, with the majority of the gay scene in the Yumbo Centrum shopping centre.
Spain’s other gay destinations
Amidst the lemon groves. Alicante is a hidden gay gem. There’s a thriving gay scene due to several university campuses in town and several of the gay bars are surprisingly big!
From the old town, which is the heart of Benidorm’s gay scene, to the countless sky scrapers, Benidorm has the best of both worlds; old Spain and Spain at its most modern.
Home to the Guggenheim Museum.
University town in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Party round the clock, then around again and again…’til you drop. Home of the world’s largest disco. This is our planet’s party central. There’s a saying in Spain: What happens in Ibiza, stays in Ibiza.
A small scene for a city of it’s size. A large scene in neighbouring Torremolinos was already established and most went/still go there. Its just a 10 minute, cheap train ride to Torremolinos.
Marbella is Spain’s playground for the rich & famous. For some reason, gay bars rarely survive long in Marbella. Its a shame, because it and next door Puerto Banus are very beautiful.
Spain’s fruit garden.
Gay Palma de Mallorca
In the heart of the Mediterranean sea.
Gay San Sebastian
In the Basque Country.
Seville is the real Spain and has the best looking guys you’ve ever seen! I’m not kidding. Go and see for yourself. Try to go in spring or autumn. Summer can be brutally hot.
A big volcanic rock. Watch it don’t blow!
A mix of ancient and very futuristic architecture. Home of the Paella.
An oasis in a desert.
Spain, voted the most gay friendly country on the planet. Indeed, the government has said they want to make it the number one gay holiday destination in the world. Homosexuality has been legal since the 1800s. The first gay nudist beach in the world was established in 1930, in Sitges. Same sex marriage was legalised in 2005.
Gay Barcelona | Gay Madrid | Gay Sitges | Gay Torremolinos | Gay Maspalomas
Gay Alicante | Gay Benidorm | Gay Bilbao | Gay Cadiz | Gay Granada | Gay Ibiza | Gay Malaga | Gay Marbella
Gay Murcia | Gay Palma de Mallorca | Gay San Sebastian | Gay Seville | Gay Tenerife | Gay Valencia | Gay Zaragoza
Gay Iberia is the gay landmass, bordered to the north by the Pyrenean mountains and to the south, by the
Straits Gays of Gibraltar.
No need to read stuff…
Our aim with GayIberia.com is to keep it as simple as possible, yet have all the info you need. 1. Click on the town you want to go to. 2. Click on what you like in that town; “Bars” for example. You’ll see a comprehensive list of all venues. 3. Click on “More” for full details of the venue. No bells. No whistles. Nothing is further than 3 clicks from this page!!! Its that simple.
Also, wherever possible, we have tried to pick a photo that is most representative of the venue, on the “More” pages. We don’t give opinions on anything, just the facts. We list everything that is gay. We only list “gay-friendly” venues if it is known to be frequented by a good percentage of gay folk, though generally we have steered clear of the countless number of “gay-friendly” places popping up – ya know what I mean. Hotels are the only exception to that rule, but we have made sure they are welcoming to the gay community.
Oh and one last thing. We do a never ending rotation, checking the venues we have listed, to make sure they’re still there. The full cycle takes a few months…there are literally thousands of places listed in this guide. If you can ever tell us about somewhere new, we’d really appreciate it. We’re usually the last to know about somewhere new that’s opened, because everyone assumes we must know, so no one tells us – no kidding! That said, we have our sources and do a pretty good job of keeping on top of it, but please tell us all the same.