Playa del Inglés & Maspalomas Gay Guide

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Accommodation Tips

Villa Adler
Gay Bungalow Resort. ***, from 70 €
Small resort with bright bungalow-apartments in modern minimalist design.
Quiet location between Yumbo Center and beach.
Friendly and attentive service. Excellent guest reviews.
@ Playa del Inglés, Calle Inglaterra 16-1
Gran Canaria, 35100
Bus: Avenida de Bonn
AxelBeach Maspalomas
Gay Hotel. ***, from 60 €
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 110 €
Small, upmarket bungalow resort with outdoor pool, close to the Yumbo.
@ Playa del Inglés, Calle Egipto 10
Gran Canaria, 35100
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
Rainbow Golf Bungalows
Gay Bungalow Resort. ***, from 55 €
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. ****, from 100 €
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

Cafes

Café Wien
Monday-Saturday 09:00 – 18:00+; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00+ (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

Nuevo Rokoko
Monday 09:00 – 20:30; Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00; Thursday-Sunday 09:00 – 20:30
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

Fusion
Reopening approx. October 2020
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
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

Bars & Pubs

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 21 August 2020: All bars (which don't sell food) have been closed by the police.

Adonis
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
Small gay bar with terrace.
Francophone.
@ C.C. Yumbo 251/11
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Bärenhöhle
Friendly bears bar. (›Bärenhöhle‹ is German for ›bear's den‹.)
Decorated with hundreds of teddy bears from around the world.
Happy Hour until 22:00.
@ C.C. Yumbo 151/9
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

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

Centre Stage
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
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
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
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
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
With large terrace. Mixed clientele
@ C.C. Yumbo 121/4-5
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Hummel Hummel
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
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
Music bar with small dancefloor.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/20
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

La Bulle
Modern lounge bar with big terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131/26
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

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

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

Mauu
Tuesday-Sunday 17:00 – 24:00
Cafe-bar at the 1st floor of the shopping center C.C. Cita, next to Café Wien.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia 8
Gran Canaria, 35130 Playa del Inglés

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

Miau
Reopened June 2020
Small bar for bears, chubbies and friends.
@ C.C. Yumbo 251/9
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Mykonos Bar
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
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
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
Friendly gay cocktail bar at the Yumbo Center, with small terrace.
Francophone.
@ C.C. Yumbo 121/3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Pirates
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
Drag cabaret shows and entertainment.
Mixed clientele.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/1-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Sky Bar
New small modern bar in the Yumbo Center, with terrace.
@ C.C. Yumbo 131/4
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Sparkles Show Bar
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
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
Big gay bar with open terrace and small cruising area.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/10-14
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

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

Voulez Vous
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
Music bar. Eurovision-Nights all year around.
@ C.C. Yumbo 151/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Zaza Bar
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.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 21 August 2020: All bars (which don't sell food) have been closed by the police.

Mantrix
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 bar Mykonos (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

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 21 August 2020: All bars (which don't sell food) have been closed by the police.

The Box
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
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
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).
@ C.C. Yumbo 261/9-13
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Hell Club
Bar, darkroom, sling and a few cubicles.
@ Av. de Gran Canaria 24 / Av. de la Unión Europea
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

NOXON
Gay cruise bar in the Yumbo, with cabins, sling, shower and terrace.
Check the NOXON website for its weekly agenda and dresscodes.
Admission: 8-10 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C.C. Yumbo 251/12-13
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Reds
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
Big gay bar with open terrace and small cruising area.
@ C.C. Yumbo 161/10-14
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

The Hole
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 program, (un)dresscodes and special events are available at The Hole website.
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
Small gay cruise and FF club on the groundfloor of the shopping center C.C. Cita.
With bar, cabins, slings and more on 2 levels.
@ C.C. Cita, Avenida de Francia
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Tom's
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

Zoo Mens Bar
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

 Basement Studios
Reopened August 2020; daily from 09:00
Small gay bungalow resort with a pool and cruising area that can be used also by daytime visitors.
Mainly middle-aged and mature clientele.
Admission: 10-12 €, incl. 1 towel
@ Avenida de los Estados Unidos 37
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Saunas

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 21 August 2020: All bars (which don't sell food) have been closed by the police.

Sauna Heroes
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.
Some days with foam party.
Admission: 18 €
@ C.C. Yumbo 422/1-3
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés

Shops

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
Monday-Saturday 17:00 – 21:00
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 / Addicted
Reopened July 2020; daily 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 22:00
Fashionable beachwear, underwear and T-shirts for men.
@ C.C. Yumbo 223/1-2
Gran Canaria, 35100 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 sex shop. Toys, fetish accessories, lubes etc.
@ C.C. Yumbo 252/11
Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Inglés