Gran Canaria is the second most popular of Spain’s Canary Islands, 131 miles off the northwestern African coast. Known for its mountainous interior and white sand beaches, its a major stop off point for cruise ships and duty free shopping.
In the north, the capital city of Las Palmas is a popular shopping destination. In the south are is popular resorts of Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and Puerto Rico.
As one of Europes most popular gay destinations, the resorts of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas are extremely popular with the gay community. Gran Canaria has a huge choice of gay bars with the Yumbo Center in Playa del Inglés being the most well known. It boasts a little something for everyone and has some fantastic, high class cabaret shows and evening entertainment.
Gran Canaria has a some beautiful blue flag sandy beaches all along its coastline. There is a gay beach in Maspalomas which is located close to beach bar “Hut 7” where clothing is optional.
As you would expect, Grand Canaria has a fantastic choice of hotels to stay at. There are many hotels which are popular with the gay community. Whatever your budget, there is a hotel for you and we have mentioned a few of these below:
This years Maspalomas Gay Pride event will take place from 4 – 14 of May 2017 at Europe´s favourite gay paradise. For more information on this years pride event click here.