September 18th. 2018
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 2018
October 6th to 14th. Maspalomas Fetish Week – Fetish gathering
October 10th to 14th. Freedom Gay Festival – Concerts, shows & dance parties
November 5th to 11th. Maspalomas Winter Pride – Winter gay pride event
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.
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.