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.

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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. Click here to view the events on Gran Canaria offered to you by Nighttours.com

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.

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Gay Gran Canaria

It is quite surprising that Gran Canaria, which can only really be reached by plane, is one of the largest gay destinations in Europe. In fact, it’s one of the ‘Big 4′ – along with Ibiza, Sitges and Mykonos. Particularly loved by Germans and British holiday-makers, gay Gran Canaria attracts gays from all over Europe and increasingly the world.

Once in Gran Canaria you will soon understand why the island is so loved by its gay visitors. It is inexpensive, extremely gay-friendly, has a very diverse gay scene, good gay hotels, fantastic weather, deserted beaches and one of the most convenient deserts you will ever find, just steps from your hotel room, and full of action! It is a combination that doesn’t seem to disappoint. Click here for the Patroc Gran Canaria Gay Travel Guide!

The south of gay Gran Canaria is warmer and sunnier than the north. The two favorite hotspots there are Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles – where most of the gay hotels are located. The former has miles of beaches and sand dunes that seem to go on forever. The latter is home to the famous Yumbo Center – a shopping centre during the day and a huge gay entertainment centre at night, with dozens of restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. It caters for almost every gay scene and because it’s all duty free it’s a very cheap destination. It’s one of the many reasons why so many people return again and again to the island. Both Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles were famous for low budget holidays. Recently, however, with the opening of top five star hotels, it has started to attract the more affluent holiday makers.

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Word from Mayor
Marco Aurelio Perez
MARCO AURELIO PEREZ - ALCALDE PRESIDENTE DE SAN BARTOLOME DE TIRAJANA10

Maspalomas – Proud of its’ tolerance.
Just like every year, in the month of May, Maspalomas becomes a centre of feverish celebration of decades of assertion and fighting for equal rights. With this in mind, I have the pleasure to announce the next celebration of Maspalomas Pride 2014, the most tolerant event of the year.

A point of International reference in which our municipality unites thousands of people coming from different countries of the world, who join together to demonstrate that there are no barriers when it comes to gender or sexual orientation. The central theme this year is “Equality in Colour”, an idea that San Bartolome de Tirajana can identify with as it is the municipality with the highest number of foreign residents with 107 nationalities, living together in harmony. Also this year we are incorporating some new ideas which will make the event even more complete.

For these reasons I invite residents and visitors to come and participate in person, in one of the most important Prides on the entire planet – Maspalomas Pride 2015.

Marco Aurelio Perez
Mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana
LG-Ayuntamento-SBT