The main gay scene in Gran Canaria is in the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Inglés, in the south of Gran Canaria. A shopping arcade by day, it turns into a gay arena by night. There is a beach made of tall sand dunes that come from the Sahara desert, and is connected with other beach towns including San Agustín and Maspalomas in the touristic centre of the island.
Thanks to its location off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria makes a perfect winter holiday spot, as well as summer, with everywhere staying open year round. In fact, they have one of the only, if not only, Winter Gay Pride celebrations in the world!
Gay events in 2015 & 2016
|February 19th to 28th. 2016||Maspalomas Carnival||Not strictly gay, but who can tell?||Details|
|March 7th to 14th. 2016||Maspalomas Bear Carnival||Theme this year: Wild West.||Details|
|May 1st to 15th. 2016||Maspalomas Gay Pride||Pride parade, Stage shows, etc.||Details|
|May 11th to 16th. 2016||Gran Canaria Circuit Festival||1st time for this event in Gran Canaria.||Details|
|October 8th to 16th. 2016||Maspalomas Fetish Week||Popular fetish event.||Details|
|November 11th. 11:11 am. 2016||Gay German Carnival||Local version of the German Carnival.||Details|