Gran Canaria: welcome to the hottest island
6 February, 2019 - Gay Beaches
With an average annual temperature of 22ºC and endless paradisiacal beaches, Gran Canaria has been gaining more and more popularity among the LGTBI + collective. Each year, the island receives thousands of tourists from the collective on its shores. If you are thinking about being one of them, this article interests you.
In its 236km of coastline we can find almost 60km of sandy beaches. However, the two best-known gay beaches on the island are the Playa de Maspalomas and the Playa del Inglés, located in the town of Maspalomas.
The Canary coast is “ordered” by sections that are distinguished by beach kiosks. In Playa del Inglés, the gay area is concentrated around the kiosk nº7, where the practice of nudism is common. In the surroundings of kiosk nº4 we find the officially nudist area.
The gay night of Gran Canaria
The Yumbo shopping center has many bars and restaurants where the majority of local environment is concentrated. During the day, it is a commercial with different shops and restaurants. However, during the night it is transformed. If you don’t know where to start here, we recommend our favorite places (which open every day of the week!):
Located on the fourth floor, northwest corner of Yumbo, you will find the Tubos bar. This bar is stop is a perfect place to start the night. Inside you will find a long corridor through which you can access its sister bar, the Mykonos Bar.
Located between the Tubos bar and the Mantrix nightclub, the Mykonos bar is one of the oldest in the entire Yumbo shopping center. It has a dance area and a cruising area with booths and a dark room. With pop music and more funny waiters than the Atlantic, Mykonos is one of the most popular venues in the area.
Located on the ground floor of the Yumbo shopping center, in Parrots you will find a modern decoration, an outdoor terrace, and a great menu with about 50 cocktails to enjoy at nightfall. At Parrots you can enjoy a drink on the terrace while watching the local flora and fauna (men, honey, men!).
If after a couple of drinks you’ve been wanting to dance, stop by the Mantrix nightclub, located on the fourth floor of Yumbo. Their resident DJs have turned this club into one of the most popular among the gay public. And if in addition to dancing you want to have a fun time, have a cruising area, pill.
For the most fetish and adventurous, we recommend the Bunkers Sex Bar, an exclusive place for gay men located on the ground floor of the Yumbo shopping center. On its three floors you will find dark rooms, play areas and much more. There are also different parties such as Fetish Week or Bear Carnival among others. There is no strict dress code, but they always encourage their clients to wear fetish, casual attire, or … naked! Inside you will find locked lockers where you can leave your things.
Touring Gran Canaria
Besides partying and sunbathing like a lizard, you’ll also want to do other things, right? If you want to discover the beautiful island of Gran Canaria, go for a private tour! In Rainbow we offer tours on foot, quad and sailboat around the island and its impressive coasts. Discover our tours in Gran Canaria.
LGTBI + accommodation in Gran Canaria
Finally, it is important that you know the different accommodation options offered by the island. There are very varied and different, but we wanted to make a couple of proposals about our favorite establishments:
It was unthinkable that the king of heterofriendly Spanish accommodation, Axel Hotels, had no representation on an island as gay as Gran Canaria. All rooms have an equipped kitchen, complete bathroom, television, wi-fi, mini-bar, air conditioning, and even a sofa-bed. In AxelBeach you can also meet other LGTBI + people from around the world. Holidays are more fun with friends!
Another option is the Paso Chico bungalows, a set of 6 exclusive bungalows for men located in Playa del Inglés. All the bungalows have an equipped kitchen, living room with TV, wi-fi, full bathroom and two terraces. In addition, the complex has a swimming pool in which the practice of nudism is allowed and a small garden. If you are one of those who prefer privacy and tranquility you will love the bungalows of Paso Chico.
With so many options, you will only have to find your favorites!