Playa del Inglés & Maspalomas Gay Guide

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Ritual Maspalomas
Gay Hotel. ***, from 60 €
The guys of the popular gay hotel Ritual in Torremolinos converted the former complex 'Las Walkirias' in Playa del Inglés into a new big gay accommodation centre, only a stone's throw away from the gay nightlife in the Yumbo Center.
@ Avenida Alfereces Provisionales 33
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés
Atlantic Sun Beach
Gay Apartments. ***
Apartment building with outdoor swimming pool, located in a quiet residential area of Playa del Inglés.
@ Playa del Inglés, Calle Roma 13
Gran Canaria, 35100
AxelBeach Maspalomas
Gay Hotel. ***, from 100 €
Gay apartment hotel with nice outdoor area incl. swimming pool, snacks and cocktail lounge bar, sauna, hot tub and fitness room.
Located in the center of Playa del Inglés, only 5 minutes to walk to the Yumbo Centrum.
@ Playa del Inglés, Av. de Tirajana/Calle Timple
Gran Canaria, 35100
Birdcage Resort
Gay Bungalow Resort. ****, from 140 €
Small, upmarket bungalow resort with outdoor pool, close to the Yumbo.
@ Playa del Inglés, Calle Egipto 10
Gran Canaria, 35100
Rainbow Golf Bungalows
Gay Bungalow Resort. ***, from 65 €
Spacious, clean and well-maintained bungalows in a quiet location. With outdoor pool and hot tub. Friendly and helpful staff.
@ Avenida Touroperador Finnmatkat 5 (Campo Internacional Maspalomas)
Gran Canaria, 35100
Seven Hotel
Gay Hotel. ****
New upmarket gay resort in quiet location, with bright air-conditioned rooms in minimalist design, restaurant and outdoor pool.
@ Av. Touroperador Matkatala 2 (Campo Internacional Maspalomas)
Gran Canaria, 35100
Tajinaste Beach
Gay Bungalow Resort. From 60 €
New small gay resort with air-conditioned bungalow-apartments and swimming pool, quietly located in Playa del Inglés between Yumbo Center and beach.
@ Calle Lisboa 3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Cafes

Café Wien
Monday-Saturday 09:00 – 18:00+; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00+ (mid-September – approx. mid-June)
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.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Mauu Café
Daily 09:00 – 19:30/22:00
Cafe-bar at the 1st floor of the shopping center C.C. Cita, next to Café Wien.
With small Fashion Store for fetish clothes.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia 8
Gran Canaria, 35130 Playa del Inglés

Nuevo Rokoko
Monday 09:00 – 21:00; Tuesday 09:00 – 16:00; Thursday-Sunday 09:00 – 21:00
Small cosy cafe between Yumbo and Hotel Ritual.
Coffees, cakes, salads and paninis.
Furniture in Neo-Rococo style.
Run by two nice Italians.
@ Avenida Alfereces Provisionales 31
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Restaurants

Bei Lelo
Daily 16:00 – 23:30
German and international cuisine.
@ C.C. Yumbo 232/9-11
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Fusion
Daily 16:00 – 23:00
Gay-friendly restaurant in Playa del Inglés.
Asian cuisine.
@ Av. de España 12
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Gio
Daily 10:00 – 02:00; kitchen till 23:00
Italian restaurant and bar with big terrace at the corner of the Six Pack Zone at the Yumbo Center.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/10
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Pizzeria Superman
Daily 16:30 – 01:00
2018 the best place in town for pizza and pasta.
Gay-friendly.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Valentines
Daily 18:30 – 22:30+ (except Tuesday)
West European dishes and Mediterranean Tapas.
Tasty food and friendly service with care for details.
@ C.C. Yumbo 232/26
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Wapa Tapa
Tuesday-Saturday 18:30 – 23:00
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).
@ C.C. Yumbo 232/12
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Bars & Pubs

Adonis
Daily 18:30 – 02:30
Cocktails and German beer. One of the six bars with a terrace in the so-called Six Pack Zone in the Yumbo Center.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/11-12
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Barack
Daily from 22:00
Small gay bar with terrace.
Francophone.
@ C.C. Yumbo 251/11
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Bärenhöhle
Daily 20:00 – approx. 02:00
For bears & friends. (›Bärenhöhle‹ is German for ›bear's den‹.)
Happy Hour until 22:00.
@ C.C. Yumbo 151/9
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Blue Night
From 24:00
Tiny late-night bar in the Yumbo Center.
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/16
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Centre Stage
Daily 21:00 – 03:00+ (September–June)
Small and packed bar with party music, musical songs, shows and sing-alongs.
@ C.C. Yumbo 231/2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Chez Funny Boy's
Daily 23:45 – 04:00+
Bar with drag comedy and other shows on the large terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/6-8
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Coco Loco/Nutzs
Daily 23:00 – 05:00
Loud party bar with terrace. Mixed clientele and ages.
Busiest after 01:00.
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/2-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Diamonds
Daily ~11:00 – 03:00
With big terrace at the square on the ground floor of the Yumbo Center.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131/21-22
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Fiction Bar
Daily approx. 18:00 – 03:00
Gay cocktail bar with terrace and half-naked service.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35130 Playa del Inglés

Gio
Daily 10:00 – 02:00; kitchen till 23:00
Italian restaurant and bar with big terrace at the corner of the Six Pack Zone at the Yumbo Center.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/10
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Gran Café Latino
Daily 18:30 – 02:00
With large terrace. Mixed clientele
@ C.C. Yumbo 121/4-5
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Hummel Hummel
Daily 19:00 – 01:00+
One of the oldest gay bars on Gran Canaria.
Mainly mature clientele.
Busiest time is usually between 22:00 and 24:00.
@ C.C. Yumbo 141/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Junior
Daily 19:30 – 03:00
Small gay bar in the so-called Six Pack Zone in the Yumbo Center.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/13
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Kiki
(Usually) daily from 23:00/24:00
Music bar with small dancefloor.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/20
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

La Bulle
Daily 18:00 – 01:00+
Modern lounge bar with big terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131/26
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Macho Macho bei André
Daily 22:00 – 04:00
Gay bar in the Yumbo with mainly Schlager music.
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/19
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Mardi Gras Bar
Daily 10:00 – 02:00+
Popular cocktail bar with terrace and young friendly staff.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/3-4
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

MeickeR
Small Danish bar at the Yumbo. Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131/14
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Miau
Daily 22:00 – 02:30/03:00
Small bar for bears, chubbies and friends.
@ C.C. Yumbo 251/9
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Mykonos Bar
Daily 23:00 – 03:30
Popular gay music bar, with small dancefloor.
Music: Pop and Commercial.
Clientele mainly in their 20s and 30s.
@ C.C. Yumbo 421/4-7
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Na Und
Daily 21:00 – 1:30/03:00 (mid-August – June)
German Schlager music bar with small dancefloor.
Quite popular with a mainly mature clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/15-18
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Parrots Bar
Daily 12:00 – 02:30
Music bar with lounge terrace in the so-called Six Pack Zone.
@ C.C. Yumbo 121/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Peppermint
Daily 19:00 – 02:30 (except Tuesday)
Gay cocktail bar at the Yumbo Center, with small terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 121/3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Pirates
Daily 10:00 – 02:00
Bar with terrace towards the square in the Yumbo Center.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/7
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Ricky's Cabaret Bar
Daily from 20:00
Drag cabaret shows and entertainment.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/1-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Sky Bar
Tuesday-Sunday 17:00 – 02:00
New small modern bar in the Yumbo Center, with terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131/4
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Sparkles Show Bar
Daily 20:00 – 02:30
Drag comedy, variety entertainment and karaoke. Mixed clientele.
Happy Hour until 22:30.
@ C.C. Yumbo 212/4
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Spartacus
Daily 20:00 – 02:00
Cafe-bar and cocktail-bar with big terrace towards the plaza in the Yumbo.
One of the oldest gay bars on Gran Canaria, and still going strong.
Usually well visited, especially in the early hours.
@ C.C. Yumbo 151/3-4
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Strand-apo-Theke
Daily 12:00 – 22:00 (September–June)
Popular for a snack or drink on the way back from the beach to the hotels or bungalows in Maspalomas. Busiest between 16:00 and 20:00, with German Schlager and international party music.
@ Maspalomas, C.C. Oasis 35-36, Paseo del Faro
Gran Canaria, 35100

Strong Construction
Daily 22:00 – 03:00/04:00
Big gay bar with open terrace and small cruising area.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/10-14
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Terry Show
Daily 22:00 – 04:00
Small bar with drag shows on the terrace.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/14
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Tubos Bar
Daily 23:00 – 03:30
Gay music bar. Commercial and Spanish Pop.
Clientele mainly in their 20s and 30s.
@ C.C. Yumbo 421/2-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Voulez Vous
Daily 19:00/20:00 – 02:30
Stylish music and cocktail lounge bar in the Yumbo.
With big terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/7-9
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

WunderBar
Daily 20:00 – 03:00
Music bar. Eurovision-Nights all year around.
@ C.C. Yumbo 151/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Zaza Bar
Daily 18:30 – 02:30 (except Wednesday)
Terrace bar, decorated with pictures of Hollywood legends.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 111/8-9
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Gran Canaria.

Mantrix
Daily 02:00 – 06:00
Since many years the gay late night dance club in Playa del Inglés.
Music: Commercial remixes.

Busiest from 03:30 (after most bars have closed).

Located at the Yumbo Center, next to the music bars Mykonos and Tubos (where you can already dance a bit before the Mantrix club opens and gets busy).

Admission: 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C.C. Yumbo 421/8-18
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Cruising & Fetish

Zoo Mens Bar
Daily 22:00 – 03:30/04:00
Big gay cruising club, spread over two floors. Dresscode: naked, underwear and fetish.
Mixed ages.
Busiest time approx. 23:00 – 01:00.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Avenida de Tirajana 17, Barbados I
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

The Box
Daily from 23:00
Small fetish-friendly men-only cruise bar in the Yumbo.
Mainly mature clientele.
Admission: free. Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/17-18
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Bunker Bar
Daily 23:00 – 05:30/06:00
Gay cruise bar with lockers (5 € deposit), cabins, sling etc.
Roof terrace with various lounges and play areas.
No dresscode. Mixed ages.
Admission: 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/20
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Cruise Bar
Daily 23:00 – 06:00
Bears-friendly and leather-friendly cruising bar, spread over two levels.
Usually well visited. Mainly middle-aged and mature guys.
Lockers available.
Big outside terrace (also for smokers).
Admission: 9-10 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/9-13
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

NOXON
Daily 22:00 – 03:00
Gay cruise bar in the Yumbo, with cabins, sling, shower and terrace.
Check the NOXON website for its weekly agenda and dresscodes.
Admission: 5 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C.C. Yumbo 251/12-13
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Reds
Daily 21:00 – 02:00/04:00
Big gay cruising club, 400 metres from Yumbo Center.
In the basement with some cabins.
Weekly program with dresscodes (underwear, fetish, naked) on the Reds website.
Friendly staff.
Busiest between 23:00 and 01:00.
Admission: 10-12 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Avenida de Tirajana 17, Barbados II
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Strong Construction
Daily 22:00 – 03:00/04:00
Big gay bar with open terrace and small cruising area.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/10-14
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

The Hole
Monday-Friday 22:00 – 04:00; Saturday, Sunday 18:00 – 04:00
Big gay cruise club in Playa del Inglés at the rear of the C.C. Jardin del Sol.
With lockers, cabins, slings, smoking area, air-conditioning and more.
Fetish-friendly. Information about the weekly agenda, (un)dresscodes and special events are available at the website of The Hole.
Admission: 7 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Av. de Gran Canaria 24 / Av. de la Unión Europea
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

TImE oFF by Romeo & Julio
Tuesday-Saturday from 21:00/22:00 (mid-July – May)
Small gay cruise and FF club on the groundfloor of the shopping center C.C. Cita.
With cabins, slings and more on 2 levels.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Tom's
Daily 22:00 – 04:00
Small gay bar in the Yumbo Center, incl. small cruising area with two cabins and sling. No dresscodes.
Admission: free. Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ C.C. Yumbo 211/2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

 Basement Studios
Daily from 09:00
Small gay bungalow resort with a pool and cruising area that can be used also by daytime visitors from 10:00.
Mainly middle-aged and mature clientele.
Admission: 12 €, incl. 1 towel
@ Avenida de los Estados Unidos 37
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Saunas

Sauna Heroes
Daily 16:00 – 24:00
Gay sauna in the Yumbo Center (next to club Mantrix).
Quite big (with about 30 cabins), clean and well-maintained.
Best between 17:00 and 20:00, especially on bad weather days.
Admission: 18 €
@ C.C. Yumbo 422/1-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Shops

Addicted
Beachwear, underwear and T-shirts.
@ C.C. Yumbo 223/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Big Bulky Bear
T-shirts and accessories for bears and their admirers.
@ C.C. Prisma, Avenida de España 7, Loc. 18
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Boxer
Daily 12:00 – 15:00 and 16:00 – 22:00 (10:00 – 22:00 during special events)
Fetish clothing, accessories and toys.
@ C.C. Yumbo 451/2-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Code
Daily 11:00 – 17:00/19:00
Beachwear, underwear and T-shirts for men.
Located on the 1st floor of the shopping center C.C. Cita, next to Café Wien.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

ES Collection
Daily 10:00 – 22:00
Fashionable beachwear, underwear and T-shirts.
@ C.C. Yumbo 331/7
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Mauu Fashion Store
Men's fetish clothes by new brands such as Maskulo.
Located within the Café Mauu.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia 8
Gran Canaria, 35130 Playa del Inglés

Why Not
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 22:00; Sunday 16:00 – 22:00
Fashionable men's wear by NIT, W:AU, Andrew Christian, Code 22 etc.
T-shirts, shirts, beachwear, underwear, trousers.
@ C.C. Yumbo 331/2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Yumbogay – DG's Pride Sex Shop
Daily 16:00 – 24:00
Small gay sexshop. Toys, fetish accessories, lubes etc.
@ C.C. Yumbo 252/11
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés