Gran Canaria has consolidated itself as one of the most popular gay tourist resorts around the globe. Only a few hours flight away from the Old Continent’s main cities, the island brings in tourists from all over Europe, travellers keen to make the most of the temperature range of 18 to 25 degrees all year round. The accommodation on offer is as varied as the changing landscapes of the island. You can find a wide choice of gay friendly establishments as well as gay exclusive facilities. These range from apartments or cozy bungalows on the coast, to small country hotels in the green and mountainous interior. You can also discover a wide variety of services laid on for rest and relaxation. Thalassotherapy, algae treatments, with mud, salt, the list goes on, are available all around the Spa and Wellness centres of Gran Canaria. But above all, Gran Canaria offers a whole host of glittering beaches. A hundred beaches mixed and matched, as if to order, for lovers of fine weather. To the south of the island lies the best known, great Maspalomas Beach, immersed in a gigantic and endless field of sand dunes. An ocean of dunes to spend long sunny days, practically every day of the year.
But it’s not all beach and sun! Lively nightlife is another of the island’s great attractions. Both the tourist areas of the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas and the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, roll out an infinite number of pubs and discos in which fun takes music out for a dance, as soon as the night falls. For those who prefer the day, the island also offers a good number of cultural and leisure events.
And then there’s the Carnival, the great outdoor festival which is repeated time and again for weeks in each village and town. They are mass celebrations with big open air dances that go on all night with amazing shows, such as the choosing of the Carnival Queen, or the Great Much more than an ocean of beaches, Gran Canaria is the best way to enjoy your holidays at a resort permanently open to the visitor.