The main gay area is in Playa del Inglés, a town within the municipality of Maspalomas, in the south of the island of Gran Canaria, which is part of the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias) archipelago, that although off the coast of Africa, is part of Spain.
Gay Gran Canaria is Europe’s best spot for a gay winter break. Guaranteed to be hot, because of its southerly location. The party goes on all year round!
The Gay scene is in the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Inglés, in the south of the island of Gran Canaria. A shopping arcade by day, it turns into a gay arena by night. There is a beach made of tall sand dunes that ‘broke off’ from the Sahara desert, and is connected with other beach towns including San Agustín.
Thanks to its location off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria makes a perfect winter holiday spot, as well as summer, with everywhere staying open year round. In fact, they have one of the only Winter Gay Pride celebrations in northern hemisphere.
Gran Canaria Gay Events in 2019
March 14th to 24th – Maspalomas Carnival – Not actually a gay event, but very gay.
March 30th to April 7th – Bear Carnival – Big bear gathering.
May 2nd to 12th – Gay Pride Maspalomas – Gran Canaria summer pride event.
May 10th to 12th – Maspalomas Circuit Festival
October 2nd to 6th – Freedom Festival – Music festival.
October 4th to 13th – Maspalomas Fetish Week – Gay fetish event.
Heated outdoor saltwater pool. Each room 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.