Playa del InglÚs & Maspalomas Gay Guide

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Accommodation

Prices on this page indicate the approx. range throughout the year (per night and room for 1-2 people). During special events rates may be higher.

Rainbow Golf Bungalows
Gay Bungalow Resort. ***, 45–100 €
[    Rainbow Golf Bungalows - Map ] Avenida Touroperador Finnmatkat 5 (Campo Internacional Maspalomas)
Spacious, clean and well-maintained bungalows in a quiet location. With outdoor pool and hot tub. Friendly and helpful staff.
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Beach Boys Boutique Resort
Gay Bungalow Resort. ***, 55–110 €
[   Beach Boys Boutique Resort - Map ] Avenida Touroperador Vingresor 6 (Campo Internacional Maspalomas)
Quiet location, stylish decor and modern facilities.
With garden, nudist-friendly outdoor pool,
outdoor hot tub, and massage room.
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Parthenon
Bungalow Resort, gay-friendly. ***, 50–60 €
[   Parthenon - Map ] Playa del Inglés, Avenida de Alemania 12
Small and simple bungalow complex in a quiet location close to the Yumbo Centrum in Playa del Inglés.
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Vista Bonita
Gay Apartments. ***, 50–130 €
[   Vista Bonita - Map ] Calle Carmen Laforet 1 (Maspalomas Sonneland)
Gay & lesbian exclusive. 20 spacious two-storey apartments around an outdoor pool and snack bar.
Somewhat remote location, 3 km to the beach and
to the gay nightlife.
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AxelBeach Maspalomas
Apartments. ***, 60–160 €
[ AxelBeach Maspalomas - Map ] Playa del Inglés, Av. de Tirajana/Calle Timple [Bus 90: Av. Sargentos Provisionales]
Gay apartment hotel with nice outdoor area incl. swimming pool, snacks and cocktail lounge bar,
free shots and live DJs, sauna, hot tub and fitness room.
Refurbished in 2013, by Axel Hotels (Barcelona and Berlin).
Located in the center of Playa del Inglés, only 5 minutes
to walk to the Yumbo Centrum.
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Birdcage Resort
Gay Bungalow Resort. ****, 120–200 €
[ Birdcage Resort - Map ] Playa del Inglés, Calle Egipto 10
Small, upmarket bungalow resort with outdoor pool, close to the C.C. Yumbo in the center of Playa del Inglés. With DVD player and free movie
rental, iPhone/iPod/MP3 player and Wi-Fi.
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Cafes

Amigos Coffee
Mon-Sat 11:00 – 23:00; Sun 12:00 – 23:00
[ Amigos Coffee - Map ] Avenida de Italia 15
+34 928769044
Modern, gay-friendly cafe-bar. Coffees, teas, smoothies and cocktails and a range of food from pâtisseries to salads, snacks and bigger bites. Raving guest reviews.
Unfortunately a bit out of the way in the east of Playa del Inglés.
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Buddies
Daily from 10:00
[ Buddies - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 131
One of the longest running bars in the Yumbo. With free Wi-Fi and occasional drag show.
Quiz night on Thursdays from 22:00, with free shot for winning a round.
Kitchen with British breakfast, snacks and meals from 10:00 till 21:00.
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Café Carlo
Daily 09:00 – 19:00
[ Café Carlo - Map ] Avenida de Tirajana 9
+34 928760443
New gay café, with street terrace.
Breakfast, desserts and homemade cakes.
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Café Duo
Daily 08:30 – 17:00/18:00 (mid-September – May)
[ Café Duo - Map ] Avenida de Alfereces Provisionales 22, Edif. Teror
+34 928762623
Small cafe next to a outdoor pool, opposite the Hotel Neptuno and 3 minutes from the gay Axel Hotel. Breakfast, sandwiches, salads, coffee and cakes.
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Café Wien
Mon-Sat 09:00 – 18:00+; Sun 13:00 – 18:00+
[ Café Wien - Map ] C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Very popular for a coffee and home-made cake after the beach.
Best between 16:00 and 17:00.
Located on the 1st floor of the shopping center C.C. Cita.
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Strand-apo-Theke
Mon-Fri 12:00/15:00 – 20:00/22:00 (September–May)
[ Strand-apo-Theke - Map ] Maspalomas, C.C. Oasis 35-36, Paseo del Faro
Gay-friendly. Popular for a snack or drink on the way back from the beach to the hotels or bungalows in Maspalomas.
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Restaurants

Gio
[ Gio - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111/10
Italian restaurant and bar with big terrace at the corner of the Six Pack Zone at the Yumbo Center. Mixed clientele.
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Mamma Mia
Mon-Sat 19:00 – 24:00
[ Mamma Mia - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 131/20
+34 687279508 (mobile)
Small Italian restaurant in the Yumbo Center. Manageable portions in good quality in the mid-price range.
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Parrots Restaurant
Daily from 18:30
[ Parrots Restaurant - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 252/7-12
+34 928766742
French and international cuisine in the mid-price range.
With tables on the terrace, overlooking the Yumbo Center.
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Restaurante OK
Mon-Sat 14:00 – 24:00; Sun 17:00 – 24:00; kitchen till 23:00
[ Restaurante OK - Map ] Avenida de Tirajana 19 (entrance via Avenida de los Estados Unidos)
+34 928778672
Gay-friendly family restaurant with international cuisine, including Icelandic, Scandinavian and British specialities.
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Restaurante Romeo
Daily (except Tuesday) 18:00 – 24:00, kitchen till approx. 23:00
[ Restaurante Romeo - Map ] Avenida de Tirajana 24
Gay-friendly restaurant with international cuisine.
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Wapa Tapa
Mon-Sat 19:00 – 23:00
[ Wapa Tapa - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 232/12
+34 650001739 (mobile)
Gay-friendly. Tasty Spanish and international tapas and a selection of Spanish wines. Fair prices, friendly service and very popular – reservation advised (some days ahead).
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Déjate Llevar – Let me take you
Wed-Sun 13:00 – 21:00, kitchen till 20:15 (October–April)
[ Déjate Llevar – Let me take you - Map ] Calle Dr. Domingo Hernández Guerra 25
+34 928666281; www.letmetakeu.com
Lounge cafe, salad bar, resto and gallery by Nikos and Fernando in the village of Tejeda. With great view of the mountain scenery from the street terrace.
English, German, Spanish and Greek spoken.
Check the website of Déjate Llevar for its current opening days and hours.
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Bars & Pubs

Adonis
Daily 18:30 – 02:30
[ Adonis - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111/11-13
Cocktails and German beer. One of the six bars with a terrace in the so-called Six Pack Zone in the Yumbo Center.
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Amigos Bar
Daily 24:00 – 06:00
[ Amigos Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261
Gay disco bar with DJs and dancefloor.
Admission: free
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Bar Diamonds
Daily from 11:00
[ Bar Diamonds - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 131/21-22
+34 928778073; www.bardiamonds.net
With terrace at 'The Square' on the ground floor of the Yumbo Center.
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Bar Junior
Daily 19:30 – 03:00
[ Bar Junior - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111
Small friendly gay bar in the so-called Six Pack Zone in the Yumbo Center.
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Bar MeickeR
Mon-Fri from 12:00, Sat from 20:00
[ Bar MeickeR - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 131/14
+34 928777946; Facebook page
Danish gay bar at the Yumbo.
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Bärenhöhle
Daily 20:00 – approx. 02:00
[ Bärenhöhle - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 151/9
For bears & friends. (›Bärenhöhle‹ is German for ›bear's den‹.)
Happy Hour until 22:00.
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The Block
Daily 20:00 – 03:00
[ The Block - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111/7
Bar with terrace towards the plaza in the Yumbo Center.
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Buddies
Daily from 10:00
[ Buddies - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 131
One of the longest running bars in the Yumbo. With free Wi-Fi and occasional drag show.
Quiz night on Thursdays from 22:00, with free shot for winning a round.
Kitchen with British breakfast, snacks and meals from 10:00 till 21:00.
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Centre Stage
Daily 21:00 – 03:00+ (September – end of June)
[ Centre Stage - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 231
Small and packed bar with party music, shows and sing-alongs.
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Chez Funny Boy's
Daily from 23:30
[ Chez Funny Boy's - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261/6-8
Bar with drag comedy shows (and occasionally acrobatics shows) on the terrace.
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Coco Loco
Daily from 22:00
[ Coco Loco - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261/15
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Construction
Daily 22:00 – 04:00
[ Construction - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161/10-14
Large gay bar with DJs, Gogo dancers, open terrace and a small cruising area.
Best after 24:00. Clientele mainly in their 30s and 40s.
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Eiffel Bar
Daily (except Friday) 20:00 – approx. 02:00
[ Eiffel Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 121/5-6
French-inspired cocktail bar with mixed clientele.
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Fiction Bar
Daily 20:00 – 04:00
[ Fiction Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111/1-2
Gay cocktail bar with terrace. 50% Happy Hour daily from 19:00 till 21:00.
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Gio
[ Gio - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111/10
Italian restaurant and bar with big terrace at the corner of the Six Pack Zone at the Yumbo Center. Mixed clientele.
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Gossip
Daily 22:00 – 05:00
[ Gossip - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261
Show bar with singers and drag comedy shows on the terrace at approx. 23:30.
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Kiss
from 22:00
[ Kiss - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161/20
Open-air lounge bar. (Above the Bunker Bar.)
Mixed clientele.
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Macho Macho
Daily 22:00 – 04:00
[ Macho Macho - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261/19
Gay bar in the Yumbo with mainly Schlager music
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Mantrix
Daily 02:00 – 06:00
[ Mantrix - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 421/4-14
+34 928143410; www.mantrixyumbo.com
Since many years the gay late night dance bar in Playa del Inglés.
Located at the Yumbo Center, next to the bars Mykonos and Tubos.
Best after 04:00.
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Mykonos Bar
Daily 23:00 – 03:30
[ Mykonos Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 421/1-3
Popular gay music bar, with small dancefloor.
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Mystique Bar
Daily from 20:00
[ Mystique Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 111/3-4
Cocktail bar with terrace.
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Parrots Bar
Daily 19:00 – 02:30
[ Parrots Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 121/1
Gay bar with terrace in the so-called Six Pack Zone.
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Peppermint
Daily 19:00 – 02:00
[ Peppermint - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 121/3
Gay cocktail bar at the Yumbo, next to the Parrots Bar.
French, English and Italian spoken.
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Pilsbar Na Und
[ Pilsbar Na Und - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161
German Schlager music bar. Quite popular with a mainly mature clientele.
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Ricky's Cabaret Bar
Daily 20:00 – 03:00+
[ Ricky's Cabaret Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161/1-3
Drag Queen cabaret shows. Mixed clientele.
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Sparkles Show Bar
Daily from 20:00
[ Sparkles Show Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 212/4
Drag comedy & variety entertainment. Mixed clientele.
Happy Hour until 22:30.
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Spartacus
[ Spartacus - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 151/3-4
+34 928766540
One of the oldest gay bars on Gran Canaria.
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Strand-apo-Theke
Mon-Fri 12:00/15:00 – 20:00/22:00 (September–May)
[ Strand-apo-Theke - Map ] Maspalomas, C.C. Oasis 35-36, Paseo del Faro
Gay-friendly. Popular for a snack or drink on the way back from the beach to the hotels or bungalows in Maspalomas.
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Tubos Bar
Daily 23:00 – 03:30
[ Tubos Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 421/15-16
Gay music bar. Rather young clientele.
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WunderBar
Daily 20:00 – 02:00
[ WunderBar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 151/1-2
Music bar with big terrace.
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Clubs & Parties


Upcoming Irregular Parties

Wet & White @ Amadores Beach Club
22 May 2014, 13:00 – 20:00
[ Wet & White @ Amadores Beach Club - Map ] Playa Amadores
Gay Pride pool party at the Amadores Beach Club with DJ Pagano, Angie Brown, Sharon O Love, Max del Principe and drag queens and Gogo dancers.
Tickets: 12-20 €, incl. welcome drink and bus shuttle from the Yumbo (15-20 min)
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T-Dance – Gay Pride Edition @ Aqua Ocean Club
23 May 2014, 13:00 – 20:00
[ T-Dance – Gay Pride Edition @ Aqua Ocean Club - Map ] C.C. Meloneras Playa
Gay open-air party on the terrace of the Aqua Ocean Club. With DJ Max del Principe and Sharon O Love.
Tickets: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink and bus shuttle from the Yumbo Center
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Regular Parties and Clubs

Amigos Bar
Daily 24:00 – 06:00
[ Amigos Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261
Gay disco bar with DJs and dancefloor.
Admission: free
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Mantrix
Daily 02:00 – 06:00
[ Mantrix - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 421/4-14
+34 928143410; www.mantrixyumbo.com
Since many years the gay late night dance bar in Playa del Inglés.
Located at the Yumbo Center, next to the bars Mykonos and Tubos.
Best after 04:00.
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Cruising & Fetish

Maspalomas Fetish Week 2014
13 – 19 October 2014
Annual fetish meeting on Gran Canaria. Seven days of beach holidays and fetish parties.
BackRoom
From approx. 20 June 2014
[ BackRoom - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 251/11
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The Box
Daily 23:00 – 04:00
[ The Box - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261/17-18
Small fetish-friendly gay cruise bar in the Yumbo. Mainly mature clientele.
Admission: free. Minimum consumption: 1 drink
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Bunker Bar
Daily 22:30 – 04:30
[ Bunker Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161/20
Gay cruise bar with lockers, douche, sling, cage, cabins, smoking area etc.
No dresscode. Mixed ages.
Admission: 6 €, incl. 1 drink
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The Cellar
Daily 22:00/23:00 – 04:00
[ The Cellar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161/7-9
Dresscode: underwear, jockstrap or naked.
Admission: 6 €, incl. 1 drink
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Chaps
Daily 22:00 – 02:00 (Mon closed during low season)
[ Chaps - Map ] C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Comparatively big gay sex club at the basement floor of the shopping center C.C. Cita (next to the straight swingers clubs).
Not very busy, but with low-attitude atmosphere. Mainly mature or middle-aged men.
Dresscode: only naked or underwear.
Admission: 6 €, incl. 1 drink
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Cruise Bar
Daily 23:00 – 05:00
[ Cruise Bar - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 261/9-13
Bear-friendly and leather-friendly cruising bar at the Yumbo.
Popular especially with middle-aged men.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
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Reds
Daily 21:00 – 02:00/04:00
[ Reds - Map ] Avenida de Tirajana 17
Naked and fetish cruising club, 100 metres from Yumbo Center.
Quite big and not as dark as most other cruising bars. Mixed ages.
Best between 23:00 and 01:00.
Admission: 6 €, incl. 1 drink
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Basement Studios
Daily 09:00 – 21:00 and Wednesday night
[ Basement Studios - Map ] Avenida de los Estados Unidos 37
+34 928763835
Gay bungalow resort with small pool & play parties. Dresscode naked, jockstrap or swimwear. Best 12:00 – 15:00. Mainly middle-aged and mature clientele.
Admission: 10 €
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Saunas

Sauna Heroes
Daily 16:00 – 24:00/02:00
[ Sauna Heroes - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 422/1-3
+34 928774770
Gay sauna in the Yumbo Center (next to club Mantrix).
Quite big (with about 30 cabins), clean and well-maintained.
Best between 18:00 and 21:00, especially on bad weather days.
Admission: 15 €
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Shops

Boxer
Daily 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 21:00
[ Boxer - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 451/2-3
Fetish clothing, accessories and toys.
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Code
[ Code - Map ] C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Beachwear and underwear for men.
Located on the 1st floor of the shopping center C.C. Cita, next to Café Wien.
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Man's Plaza
Daily 16:30 – 02:30
[ Man's Plaza - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 161/4-6
Small sex shop with a mixed, limited selection of articles.
Also some video booths (admission 8 €).
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Posh – The Fashion HUB
Daily 10:00 – 22:00
[ Posh – The Fashion HUB - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 331/7
Andrew Christian, NIT, Diesel, Converse, Carrera, Ray-Ban etc.
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Top Madrid
Mon-Fri 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 22:00
[ Top Madrid - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 312/2
+34 928769837
Men's fashion: shirts, trousers and shoes.
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Why Not
Mon-Sat 10:00 – 22:00; Sun 11:00 – 14:00 + 17:00 – 22:00
[ Why Not - Map ] C.C. Yumbo 331/2
Fashionable men's wear by Addicted, ES Collection, W:AU, Virtual etc.
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