Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands. But for us, it's a gay holiday location worth going to year around!

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Gran Canaria is an island in the Atlantic Ocean that is part of Spain's Canary Islands. It is located off the coast of northwestern Africa and is known for its beautiful black lava and white sand beaches.

The gay life of the island is centered in Maspalomas, Playa del ingles. And to be frank... most of the venues are in one big pile in the Jumbo Center.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get to Playa del ingles from the airport?

There is a direct bus leaving every 30 minutes outside the airport. That sets you back around 3 euro. If you prefer a private option there are a lot of taxis waiting for you. There are also a lot of car rentals if you want to move freely during your stay. This is just a question of preference and money :)

What is the climate like on Gran Canaria?

The climate on Gran Canaria is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from around 17°C. The island also receives a decent amount of rainfall, with the average yearly total being around 600 mm.

What is there to do on Gran Canaria?

There are many things to do on Gran Canaria, including lounging on the island's beautiful beaches, exploring its rugged interior, and experiencing the vibrant culture of its capital city, Las Palmas. The island also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

How do I get to Gran Canaria?

The most common way to get to Gran Canaria is by plane, with the island being served by Gran Canaria Airport. The airport is located in the eastern part of the island and offers flights to many destinations around Europe and the rest of the world. You can also reach the island by ferry from other parts of the Canary Islands or by cruise ship.

When is gay pride in Gran Canaria?

Darling, Gay Pride in Gran Canaria usually takes place in May. But make sure to double-check the dates before booking your fabulous trip! 🌈

Are there any other annual or recurring gay events in Gran Canaria?

Of course, honey! In addition to Gay Pride, Gran Canaria has Winter Pride Maspalomas in November, Carnaval in February, and Freedom Festival Maspalomas in October. So many excuses to visit this fabulous island!

Is there a gay sauna in Gran Canaria?

Oh yes, there are several saunas in Gran Canaria to steam things up! Check out Sauna Héroes, Sauna Portugal, and Sauna Principe for some steamy fun. You can also find more saunas here.

Where are the gay bars in Gran Canaria?

The gay bars in Gran Canaria are mostly concentrated in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas area. Some popular spots include Mykonos Bar, Chez Funny Boy's, and Bar Diamonds. Don't miss out on Ricky's Cabaret Bar for some fabulous drag shows! For more options, visit this link.

Is there a gay district or area in Gran Canaria?

Yes, darling! Gran Canaria's Yumbo Centre in Playa del Inglés is considered the LGBTQ+ hotspot, brimming with fabulous bars, clubs, and shops to explore.

How do I get to the city from the airport when traveling to Gran Canaria?

From Gran Canaria airport, you can take a bus, taxi, or rent a car. Bus line 1, 5, or 11 can take you to the main city, while a taxi or car rental provides a more direct and convenient option.

How do I best get around in Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria has various transportation options, including public buses (called guaguas), taxis, car rentals, and bikes. Buses are an affordable option, while taxis and car rentals offer more flexibility.

Is there a gay fetish community in Gran Canaria?

Oh, honey! Gran Canaria's gay fetish scene is alive and well! Several cruising bars cater to different fetishes and preferences, such as Bunker, Reds Club, and Zoo Mens Bar. Get ready to unleash your wild side! 🐾

Is there a gay or gay friendly hotel in Gran Canaria?

Absolutely! Gran Canaria is teeming with gay and gay-friendly hotels. Some top picks include Bunker and Tom's Cruising Bar. For the full list, check out this link.

Whats the top attractions to see in Gran Canaria?

  • Maspalomas sand dunes – An iconic natural reserve with stunning views.

  • Roque Nublo – A volcanic rock formation that offers breathtaking views.

  • Palmitos Park – A lush botanical park boasting exotic birds, dolphins, and more!

  • Puerto de Mogán – A charming fishing village with a picturesque marina.

Can you suggest some LGBTQ+-themed landmarks or historical sites to visit in Gran Canaria?

  • Yumbo Centre – The heart of LGBTQ+ life in Playa del Inglés.

  • Maspalomas Lighthouse – Located by a popular gay beach area, perfect for sunbathing and socializing.

What is the best time of year to visit Gran Canaria for gay travelers?

Gran Canaria is a fantastic destination for gay travelers year-round, with its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene and warm weather. However, the best time to visit might be during major LGBTQ+ events like Gay Pride in May or Winter Pride Maspalomas in November.

Are there any LGBTQ+ meetups or social groups that we can join during our stay?

Yes! You can find various LGBTQ+ meetups and social groups in Gran Canaria, both locals and visitors. Websites like or Facebook groups might help you find the perfect group for your interests.

Are there popular dating apps or websites used more commonly by the LGBTQ+ community in Gran Canaria?

Popular LGBTQ+ dating apps like Grindr, Scruff, and PlanetRomeo are widely used in Gran Canaria. So, feel free to swipe away and make new connections while enjoying the island's sun and fun!

Are there any LGBTQ+ friendly language courses or conversation groups in Gran Canaria?

While I don't have specific LGBTQ+ language courses or conversation groups at hand, you can find various language schools and group classes in Gran Canaria. Check out local websites or Facebook groups for more information and possible options.

What are the laws and regulations regarding public displays of affection for LGBTQ+ couples in Gran Canaria?

Spain is an LGBTQ+-friendly country, and public displays of affection like kissing and holding hands are generally accepted. Gran Canaria, in particular, is known for being welcoming and open-minded. So, feel free to be yourself and enjoy your time on the island!

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