Welcome to Gay Gran Canaria
The volcanic Island of Gran Canaria, situated off the coast of Africa, is a gay man's dream - it's got sun, sea and sex in abundance and what's more it's a year round fantasy island.
Gran Canaria is the number one gay travel destination in Europe.
Located just 4 hours from most Northern Europe's airports it's an easy destination to obtain that perfect tan. If you want to get a bit cultural head into the mountains where the scenery changes from volcanic dryness to pine forests and evergreen shrubs.
Staying There - Gran Canaria Gay Accommodation
Many gays from all over the world visits the warm and sunny island. Naturally the different accommodations anticipated on this, You can find several gay-only accommodations on the island. of course you can find gay-friendly accommodations as well. So you just can be yourself and no need to worry about what other people will think.
Currently, Happy Gay Travel offers the largest number of exclusively gay accommodation on Gran Canaria.
Getting There - Flights to Gran Canaria
As Gran Canaria is an island, there are no options for getting here other than by air. A ferry service operates from Fuerteventura, but this is aimed at day-trippers only and not as a service for those arriving here on package holidays. More...
The Gay Scene in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria's gay and lesbian scene is mainly located in the south of the island – Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. The majority of the gay scene is based in the Yumbo Centre, Playa del Inglés - the main shopping centre by day and den of iniquity by night.
In day time, YUMBO Center is nothing more than a tourist trap, offering cheap souvenirs, clothing and other stuff you don't need to old people from Germany and Scandinavia, too old to bake in the sun all day. But at night, Yumbo transfers into the center of gay nightlife! More...
The Gay Beaches in Gran Canaria
The main gay beach can be found between Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. Here is where the boys (and slightly older gentlemen) lay down in the sun, hand around at the bar or swim in the ocean.
It's not so much a beach as a piece of desert 8 kms long by 3 kms wide with 4 meter high sand dunes!
the main attraction of the gay beach (and maybe of the whole island) are the sand dunes behind the gay beach.
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Gay Events & useful dates in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is not only sun and beach, but also events. If you’re on holiday in Gran Canaria then you may want something different than sunbathing. Therefore on Gran Canaria are regular all kinds of events.
Gran Canaria hosts a number of gay and gay friendly events each year.
This overview should help you to find the best dates for your holidays in Gran Canaria... and to know when it is best to book the holidays as early as possible...
The key dates for 2018/2019 are:
Gay Pride Maspalomas 2018: May 03 - 13, 2018
Gay Pride Las Palmas: June 14 - 28, 2018
Dunas Gay Festival 2018: August, 2018
Freedom Gay Festival 2018: October 10 - 14, 2018
Maspalomas Fetish Week 2018: October 6 - 14, 2018
Maspalomas Winter Pride 2018: November 5 - 11, 2018
German Carnival 2018: November 11, 2018
Las Palmas Carnival: February 22 - March 10, 2019
Maspalomas Carnival: March 14 - 24, 2019 (La Luna 2019)
Bear Carnival Maspalomas 2019: March 30 - April 7, 2019
Semana Santa 2019: April 14 - 21, 2019
From Drag Shows to Boat Tours, Gran Canaria has it All!
Gran Canaria may not be as lush of an island as Hawaii and its beaches aren’t as renowned as Ibiza’s, but what it may lack in traditional outward appearances it makes up for with a unique, fun-loving personality, gay-friendly attitude and an adventurous spirit. Gran Canaria is already a hot gay destination year round due to the mild climate and Maspalomas is its gay capital. There’s a lot to do and see here as an LGBT traveler, so how should you spend your days to experience everything the island has to offer? Explore, through different types of excursions, sites and places to visit during your stay in Gran Canaria. Take these suggestions to maximize your time on this island of micro-climates, stretching sand dunes and active gay nightlife. More...