Gay Maspalomas Guide

Discover our local Gay Maspalomas Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …

Gay Maspalomas Guide

Maspalomas-Playa del Ingles is a famous city resort at the southernmost edge of the Gran Canarias Island, part of the Canarias archipelago, which is located west of Morocco, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Due to its geographical position, it offers an exceptionally mild and sunny climate in winter, and summers that often turn incredibly hot.

The City center is compact, and getting around is easy as most of the sights are contained in a small area.

You can easily explore walking by your own or with a friendly local to show you around.

For sure, you will not come to Maspalomas for the quality of its architecture,

as the city turned from a fishermen village to a world known beach resort in the 60’s and 70’s. Huge buildings were built in just a few years to accommodate thousands of north-European tourists craving for the sun.

However, you are in Spain, so even ugly blocks can look good with some sun and some shots of Tequila.

The island is one of the first gay destinations in Europe, especially in winter when the rest of the continent is freezing.

Gay Canaria

Gay area in Maspalomas

In the nineties, Maspalomas was no longer a popular destination, but things have been changing for the last few years, many gay venues being completely refurbished in a more modern way.

You will not be for sure in over trendy (and expensive) Mykonos or Ibiza, but you can have a great time here, especially in Eden beach and turning around Yumbo area at night, with its dozens of gay venues and vivid gay crowds.

The city’s gay bars are famous for their drag queen shows, and even if you don’t speak Spanish and don’t get everything, you will laugh and have a great time for sure.

Maspalomas Gay pride in May, Fetish week in October, Bear week in March, and Winter Gay Pride in November  are some main events during the year.

Though Maspalomas is a heated escape for gay people from Spain and all over Europe, the city can get busy all year round.

To know a bit more about Spain, you can have a look as well on our Gay Guides for Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga,Zaragoza or Alicante. And of course on Sitges and Torremolinos for Spanish beach party. 

But as you are in Spain, pleaaase forget the beach, tequilas and pool dance bars for a few days, and do not miss to visit the fabulous cities of Andalusia, such as Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada. And may be by chance, they have not just monuments but pool dance bars too …

Gay beach in Maspalomas

The two main gay beaches are in Maspalomas stall 6 and 7.

Gay bars in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles

Calima bar

Funny Boys


Tubos umbo


Gay Clubs in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles


C4 Gran Canaria

Gay Cruising in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles

Cruise bar Yumbo

Hell club

The hole

Reds club

Zoo mens bar

Gay Sauna in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles

Sauna heroes

Gay Gran Canaria

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