Gran Canaria gay nightlife
Gran Canaria has lots of gay places. Most of gay nightlife is concentrated in and around the Yumbo center in Playa del Ingles in Maspalomas.
Gay bars and cafes
Yumbo is officially a shopping center. But after 5 in the afternoon it transforms in an entertainment and nightlife complex. With many restaurants, terraces and bars.
After dinner, around 10 at night, most people sit down at one of the terraces of the big gay bars on the ground floor for a beer and some entertainment. Popular ones are Junior, Adonis and Wunderbar Every night, Coco Loco Ricky's Cabaret Bar and Sparkles Show Bar hosts popular karaoke shows and drag queen entertainment.
There are some bars outside the Yumbo Center. Very popular are the after beach cakes at Café Wien, located on level 2 of Shopping center Cita. The other popular after beach place is Strandapotheke. This party bar located at the beach near the lighthouse in Faro (on the way back from the beach)
List of bars and cafes
Below is the list of gay places. The dance bars Mykonos, Tubos, etc are listed on dance and clubs page.
Dutch owned bar opposite Nestor on the groundfloor. Terrace viewing all the guys walking by. Popular with the Dutch gay tourists.
German owned gay bar in Yumbo on the ground floor next to bar Junior. With large terrace, popular at the beginning of the evening.
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
Fiction is located at the Yumbo ground floor opposite Ricky's. Terrace and cheap drinks, served by young guys in strings and beachwear more...
Gio is a big - German owned - gay cafe for a relaxed drink or coffee early in the night. Big outside terrace.
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.
Big drag and show bar on the 3rd level. Popular with the English, as it has almost non stop drag and karaoke shows.
Spartacus is one of the many Yumbo gay bars on the ground floor. Next to Wunderbar, large terrace.
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 more...
Mixed German owned (as you can expect) cocktail gay bar with terrace. The bar is famous for it's Eurovision nights, twice a week.
Bärenhöhle, German for bear cave is the yumbo gay bar for bears and friends. Located on the ground floor of Yumbo.