Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Gran Canaria

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Yumbo Centrum

The Yumbo is the gay heart of Playa del Ingles / Maspalomas. Here you find most of the gay bars and clubs on the island. It's called a "shopping center" but there are very few of those, it's all bars, clubs and restaurants and September - June it's dominated by gay guys.

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Gay bars and cafes

Adonis

German owned gay bar in Yumbo on the ground floor next to bar Junior. With large terrace, popular at the beginning of the evening.

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Adonis
Yumbo - 1st floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun18:30 - 02:30

Buddies

Friendly bar on the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Ingles. Gay owened and run with a mixed clientele Meals served from 10:00 until 21:30. Reasonable prices. Drinks and cocktails served all day, good selection of beers and spirits. Great music videos shown all day. Regular entertainment

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Buddies
Yumbo - Ground floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun10:00 - 02:30
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Café Wien

Café Wien is one of those typical Playa del Ingles traditions. Many guys visit Gran Canaria every year, and they have to visit Cafe Wien at least once during their visit, or the vacation isn't complete.

Cafe Wien is a bakary place with a large terrace. It's located in shopping centre Cita, halfway between the beach and Yumbo. After the beach, from about 4 in the afternoon, the terrace gets packed with guys having a wine, and a cake.

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Café Wien
Cita, level 2
Gran Canaria
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Centre Stage - Center Stage

Show, movies and musicals. Can't miss those tunes here...

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Center Stage
Yumbo - 2nd floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun23:00 - 04:00

Eden

Gay friendly bar with big and often busy terrace. Good for drinks with pleasant and friendly staff. The time and place to meet local and multi national customers for a laugh with the pigeons, dogs and sunshine. At night meet the tumbler and clown and friends. Fantastic bar for a return visit everyday.

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Eden
Yumbo Center
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun10:00 - 00:30
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Fiction

Fiction is located at the Yumbo ground floor opposite Ricky's. Terrace and cheap drinks, served by young guys in strings and beachwear. Live sports shown from across the world. Electronic Darts Machine New in the bar.
Special deals for pre-booked parties!!

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Fiction
Yumbo - Ground floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun11:00 - 04:00
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Gio

Gio is a big - German owned - gay cafe for a relaxed drink or coffee early in the night. Big outside terrace.

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Gio
Yumbo - Ground floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun10:00 - 02:00

Gran Cafe Latino

Large gay bar and terrace on the ground floor of Yumbo. Perfect spot for end of afternoon / early evening drinks and see who's passing by in the Yumbo.

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Gran Cafe Latino
Yumbo Center
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun18:30 - 02:00
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Hummel Hummel

Gay bar with terrace and dark room. Popular with older men and their admirers, many of them Germans. 

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Hummel Hummel
Yumbo - 1st floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun19:30 - 02:00
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Junior

Dutch owned bar opposite Nestor on the groundfloor. Terrace viewing all the guys cruising by. Popular with the Dutch gay tourists.

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Junior
Yumbo Center
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun19:30 - 03:00
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La Bulle

Very nice lounge bar with lots of Belgian beers.

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La Bulle
CC Yumbo
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun17:00 - 01:00
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Meicker

Danish gay bar on the ground floor.

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Meicker
Yumbo - Ground floor
Gran Canaria
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NaUnd

Very popular gay German bar.

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NaUnd
Av. Estados Unidos, 54
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun21:00 - 03:00

Sparkles Show Bar

Big drag and show bar on the 3rd level. Popular with the English, as it has almost non stop drag and karaoke shows.

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Sparkles Show Bar
Yumbo 3rd floor
Gran Canaria
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Spartacus

Spartacus is one of the many Yumbo gay bars on the ground floor. Next to Wunderbar, large terrace.

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Spartacus
Yumbo - 1st floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun21:00 - 03:00

Strandapotheke

The Strand-apo-theke is a very popular after beach bar at the beach of Faro, near the lighthouse. This small bar is packed after the beach till early evenings. 

Music is mostly German and Dutch party sing a longs. Their high carb bar food is also very popular.

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Strandapotheke
Paseo del Faro, 4
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun12:00 - 22:00
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Wunderbar

Mixed German owned (as you can expect) cocktail gay bar with terrace. The bar is famous for it's Eurovision nights, twice a week.

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Wunderbar
Yumbo - 1st floor
Gran Canaria
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Bärenhöhle

Bärenhöhle, German for bear cave is the yumbo gay bar for bears and friends. Located on the ground floor of Yumbo.

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Bärenhöhle
Yumbo - 1st floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun20:00 - 02:30

Dance

Coco Loco

Video music and party bar next to the Prison bar at the second floor of Ymbo. Very busy later in the night after Mykonos closes. Outdoor partying by a younger audience all night long. One of Nighttours favorite spots during the Pride week!

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Coco Loco
Yumbo - second floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun22:00 - 04:00
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Mantrix

Mykonos and Tubos close at 3, so then the whole crowd moves to the next door club Mantrix. 2 Bars, spacious dancefloor, tv's, state of the art light & sound, cloak check, multiple leather sofas, large darkroom with cabins & videos and sexy & friendly staff

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Mantrix
Yumbo - 4th floor
Gran Canaria
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Mykonos

Gay bar Mykonos is located on the 4th level of Yumbo. The bar is part of the block Tubos and club Mantrix, all owned by the same owner and sharing staff and facilities.

Mykonos is a music video bar. The bar gets going after about 1am and closes already at 3.30. After that people are supposed to move to club Mantrix.

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Mykonos
Yumbo - 4th floor
Gran Canaria
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Tubos

Tubos is part of a block of 3 gay bars / clubs located that are located in a corner on the 4th level of Yumbo. The other 2 places are Mykonos and club Mantrix. They all have the same owner and staff.

Tubos plays non stop music videos on large screens. There is a small dance floor. Outside there is a balcony, which is a popular spot to sit, stand and hang out.

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Tubos
Yumbo - 4th floor
Gran Canaria
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Gay sauna

Heroes Sauna

Gay sauna in the Yumbo center on the 4th floor. Over 350 square meters. Featuring dry sauna, wet turkish steam bath, a huge whirlpool. Private cabins, a cruisy shower wall and private showers.

The sauna gets mostly busy when the weather is not good.

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Heroes Sauna
Yumbo 4th floor
Gran Canaria
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Cruise bars and clubs

Basement Studios

This small gay holiday resort is dedicated to naked cruising and sexual freedom and every day also open for day visitors.

Frequently themed fetish parties.

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Basement Studios
Avenida de Estados Unidos 37
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun09:00 - 20:00
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Bunker

Gay cruise bar at the Yumbo Centre, ground floor (opposite Wunderbar). With different play areas.

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Bunker
Yumbo - Ground floor
Gran Canaria
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Cruisebar

Like the name says: it's one of the largest cruising bar. For over 15 years in Yumbo Center. You pay a small entrance fee to cruise the boys later at night.

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Cruisebar
Yumbo - 2nd floor
Gran Canaria
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mon - sun23:00 - 05:00
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Reds

New underwear / naked bar open since December 2010.
100m from Yumbo centre direction dunes.

Clean and easy to reach club. Starts early. opens 9pm. dresscode is underwear or fetish(underwear-jockstrap-chaps-rubber-lycra-harness-mask-...)Large bar, a piss area, and shower on the ground floor.

Horny labyrinth style play area in the basement. Providing cubicles, beds, anal shower, cock washing area, porn corner, glory holes,...

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Reds
Avenida Tirajana 17
Gran Canaria
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Strong Construction mens cruising bar

Construction is a popular gay cruise bar. From around 23h the outside terrace gets busy. This is the perfect place to wear and show of your fetish gear.

Inside there is a cruising area. You can get a bag and leave your belongings at the bar.

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Strong Construction mens cruising bar
C.C. Yumbo 161/10-14, Av. de Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria
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The Box

The Box is a Mens Bar on the second floor in Yumbo with an extensive darkroom, jackoff area, sling, punishment area and cabins.

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The Box
Yumbo - 2nd floor
Gran Canaria
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The Hole

THE HOLE is the largest men-only gay cruising fetish bar in Maspalomas Gran Canaria 300m2, spaciously situated across two floors. THE HOLE has many features including, a professional friendly team, well stocked bar, slings, lockable private cabins, multiple adult film viewing areas simultaneously showing different films, darkrooms, beds, glory holes, a fully ventilated indoor smoking area, plentiful toilet facilities, ‘wet area’, lockers, air conditioning.

Admission includes 1 drink

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The Hole
Jardin del Sol, Av. de Gran Canaria, 24
Gran Canaria
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Dunes Maspalomas

The sand dunes of Maspalomas are really beautiful and very good for pictures. The part behind the gay beach has vegetation too, and is not  surprisingly very cruisy!

The quickest way to reach the gay beach is to take a taxi to Faro (the lighthouse) and then walk for about 20 minutes. Many guys however prefer the walking route through the dunes. Especially on the way back from the beach.

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Dunes Maspalomas
between Riu Palace Hotel and the lighthouse
Gran Canaria
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Gay nude beach

The gay beach in Gran Canaria is located behind the dunes of Playa del Ingles/ Maspalomas. The beach is clothing optional. Chairs and umbrellas are for rent. On busy days they are occupied early. The small beach bar Kiosko 7 is a very popular hangout. 

Sometime the wind can be strong, which makes the stay less pleasant, mostly because of the vulcanic sand. Then the guys often move to the dunes for sunbathing (and maybe a little cruising too..)

How to get to the Maspalomas gay beach?

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Gay nude beach

Gran Canaria
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Gayfriendly places

Ricky's Cabaret Bar

Very popular drag and show bar. English owned and operated. The crowds on the terrace and outside on the streets enjoy continious drag shows and karaoke.

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Ricky's Cabaret Bar
Yumbo - 1st floor
Gran Canaria
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Gay events

Carnival - Yumbo

The Maspalomas Carnival is an annual, taking place at the infamous Yumbo Center. It's mixed, but due to the dominant gay crowds, as Yumbo is the Gay Centre of Gran Canaria, it has a firm pink element to it. All the gay bars and clubs host special events. The Carnival in Playa del Ingles is a very popular period to visit. Make sure to book a hotel near the Yumbo Center. There is all the action!

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Gay Pride Maspalomas - Yumbo

Maspalomas Gay Pride has become the second largest gay event of Spain (after the one in Madrid). For a week, different cultural and political activities and drag shows are held on the island. One of the highlight is the main parade on Saturday, which will take thousands of gay men and women trough the streets of Playa del Ingles to the Yumbo Center. At the main square of the Yumbo Center there is a big stage, with big shows, acts and outside dance party. Every day the party continues in the many gay bars and clubs in the Yumbo Centrum.

Hotel for Gran Canaria gay pride

We always prefer to have our hotel close to the Yumbo Center, so you can just crawl back home, or take a "break" at your hotel room and come back to the party! See our hotel page for some suggestions, or check our interactive hotel map to find a hotel near the Yumbo.

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Maspalomas Fetish Week

The Maspalomas Gay Fetish Week is a yearly event by several bars and clubs, with parties and events in and around the Yumbo centrum.

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  • 2 - 11  Octlink icon
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Maspalomas Winter Pride

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Maspalomas Winter Pride started as the little sister of the massive Gay Pride edition in May. Now it had become the second biggest event after the main pride.

Every night there are big shows on the open air stage at Yumbo. Followed by a large outside dance party.

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