Overview of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. Canary Islands, Spanish Islas Canarias, comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Spain, consisting of an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the nearest island being 67 miles (108 km) off the northwest African mainland.
It contains several ecosystems, including the La Charca Lagoon, palm groves and the dunes, rich in birdlife like plovers, snipes and herons. The tall, slender Maspalomas Lighthouse has been operating since the late 19th century.
Gay Pride Gran Canaria is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of October in Maspalomas, of of the main beach & gay destination of Spain. There are more than 75 daily flights from various cities of Europe to Maspalomas if you want to attend the parade.
Best for tours in Gran Canaria
- Camel Riding in Maspalomas Dunes
- Buggy Tour Gran Canaria
- Jeep Tour in Gran Canaria with Optional Camel Ride
- Camel riding in the dunes of Maspalomas
- Snorkeling in Gran Canaria!
1. Aqua Beach Bungalows Playa del Ingles – Gay Men Only 3*- Gay Hotels Gran Canaria
Aqua Beach Bungalows Playa del Ingles – Gay Men Only is in front of Yumbo Centre, where you will find shops, bars and restaurants the property is within 500 m of the famous Maspalomas sand dunes.
Aimed at gay men, it offers well-equipped apartments with terraces, and an outdoor swimming pool set in gardens. Free WiFi is available.
Each spacious apartment at Aqua Beach Bungalows Playa del Ingles – Gay Men Only has modern décor.
There is a living room with a flat-screen TV and a sofa, while the kitchen comes with a microwave, fridge, toaster and a coffee maker.
Air conditioning and a safe are available for an additional cost.
Video Review of Aqua Beach Bungalows Playa del Ingles – Gay Men Only
The poolside terrace has loungers and parasols, salt bath and heated swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Amazingly chilled place, literally opposite Yumbo!
Spotlessly clean, friendly staff, great beds, huge pool and jacuzzi, good bar and spacious bungalows.
Highly recommend. If you want to party at Yumbo and recover in style, this is the place.
Why You Should Book
The bungalow we stayed in was the perfect size for us. The kitchen has two hobs, coffee machine, toaster, microwave, kettle and had plenty of pots and pans if you want to self cater. They also provided washing up liquid and sponges, which I thought was a nice little touch. Saved us from buying it.
The shower is amazing and always had hot water, which is something that we’ve not always had in places we’ve stayed before.
Each bungalow has table and chairs on your patio with a parasol so you can escape from the sun.
Plenty of sun lounges around the pool, so no need to get up early to reserve one. They also have four really comfy sun beds which are perfect if you want to sleep off the night before.
The staff are all really friendly and helpful and helped to make our stay perfect.
Aqua Bach is a gay only clothing optional resort. Some guys are naked, some aren’t. There’s no pressure either way and I felt very comfortable there.
An added bonus for us was the location. It’s a one minute walk to the yumbo, which has some amazing restaurants and places to drink.
How much does a room costs at Aqua Beach Bungalows Playa del Ingles ?
This spacious bungalow features a double bedroom and a living room with a flat-screen TV and a sofa, while the kitchen comes with a microwave, fridge, toaster and a coffee maker.
Please note that naturism is allowed throughout the property.
Where to book online – Aqua Beach Bungalows Playa del Ingles – Gay Hotels Gran Canaria – you can find the best hotels deals in Gran Canaria during Maspalomas Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gran Canaria on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Gay Paso Chico – Gay Men Only – Gay Hotels Gran Canaria
Paso Chico is in the center of Playa del Ingles and is aimed at gay men. An outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers.
Each bungalow features a furnished terrace and a kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, kettle, and fridge. There is a living room and a double bedroom with a king size bed.
Video Review of Gay Paso Chico Hotel
Free WiFi is available throughout the accommodation. It is also situated opposite a Yumbo supermarket. The Maspalomas Golf Course is a 10-minute walk away.
Why You Should Book Gay Paso Chico
We have had a couple of great holidays between different Canary Islands but lately we have been staying at Paso Chico for three times one after the other in a row, and yet we plan to come back again soon!
Relaxing it is from the first moment on one arrives at the Pasom Chico.
There are certain features that make Paso Chico such a satisfying place for a gay man to have a great holiday – especially in these particular times!
The friendly atmosphere that Thomas and Markus are creating, making the guests feel welcome and at ease in the privacy this compound of six bungalows offers.
Functional cooking equipment and dining facilities. Impeccable shower and bathroom with daily changed fresh towels. Generous size beds with excellent mattresses.
What can be said about this great place. First hosts were incredibly friendly and officiant we came over with a mixed group for my partners 40th birthday.
We had a wonderful stay. I know this venue is a gay mans complex and we were over the moon when they allowed us to have our well behaved straight and bi guests to help celebrate.
The pool was great the accommodation out this world and the stumbling distance to the Yumbo is incomparable.
We hope we can celebrate more occasions here in the future.
We are staying on an extra week to experience it as a totally gay resort and so far we have found it friendly.
Why You Should NOT Book Gay Paso Chico
I was there with a friend in December 2016. We were not informed, that there were construction works, that were disturbing during daytime (8am-8pm) every day.
We asked one of the two managers, who were available between 11am and 3pm, why they don´t inform guests about this important thing – they said “if we do that, nobody will book us“.
The reception was a small wooden hut beside the pool.
The sun chairs were not that clean (pigeon droppings). Last night there even was a burglar in the bungalow complex.
How much does a room costs at Gay Paso Chico – Gay Men Only?
Prices start 143$/night for the Bungalow Room.
Where to book online – Gay Paso Chico – Gay Men Only – Gay Hotels Gran Canaria – you can find the best hotels deals in Gran Canaria during Maspalomas Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gran Canaria on Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Birdcage Gay Men Resort and Lifestyle Hotel 4* – Gay Hotels Playa del Ingles Gran Canaria
Aimed at gay men, the 4-star Birdcage Gay Resort men only Lifestyle Hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the Yumbo Center in Playa del Inglés. Set in tropical gardens, it features a nudist-friendly outdoor pool, hot tub, hammock and spa area.
You choose between deluxe rooms and suites, some with a private garden and sun loungers. All have a fan, flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, as well as a fridge and mini-bar.
Bathrooms come with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Suites have a separate bedroom and living room with a sofa.
Rooms are studio style and feature air conditioning.
Video Review of Birdcage Gay Men Resort
A varied breakfast can be enjoyed daily on the terrace. There is a stylish lounge with a fireplace, where you can relax with a book from the library or a cocktail, tea or coffee.
An 8-minute walk from the Yumbo Centre shopping district, this hotel for gay men lies 6 km from both the Aqualand water park and the Maspalomas Lighthouse.
Why You Should Book Resort Birdcage Gay Men Resort and Lifestyle Hotel
All of the modern rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, DVD players and iPod docks.
There are also minibars, plus tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living rooms, terraces and private gardens.
A breakfast buffet is served in an airy restaurant with terrace seating.
There’s also an outdoor pool and a wellness center offering beauty treatments, as well as a lounge featuring a bar and a library.
We loved it. The feeling of being able to be comfortable and free to hold hands at breakfast without anyone staring was perfect.
Service was excellent here and we were well looked after. The breakfast options were plentiful and nothing was ever too much trouble.
The whole complex was also secure and private.
Cocktails and light meals were available throughout the day with a wide range of books and dvds to suit every taste – and I do mean EVERY taste! 😉
The hammock was my favourite place.
I would heartily recommend this hotel
How much does a room costs at Birdcage Gay Men Resort and Lifestyle Hotel?
Where to book online –Birdcage Gay Men Resort and Lifestyle Hotel – Gay Hotels Playa del Ingles – you can find the best hotels deals in Gran Canaria during Maspalomas Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gran Canaria on Booking.com Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Bohemia Suites & Spa – Adults Only 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gran Canaria
Offering large rooms with balconies, the adults-only Bohemia Suites & Spa is 200 m from Playa del Inglés Beach. It features 1 freshwater outdoor pool and 1 saltwater outdoor pool and 2 outdoor jacuzzis.
The stylish rooms at Bohemia Suites & Spa feature yellow, terracotta or purple color schemes with olive-wood furnishings.
Video Review of Bohemia Suites & Spa – Adults Only
The Bohemia’s rooftop restaurant offers creative local dishes and panoramic views, while the terrace features a cocktail bar.
A 5-minute walk from bustling Playa del Inglés, this contemporary hotel with chic decor is 4 km from Maspalomas Golf and 2 km from Maspalomas Dunes.
Why You Should Book Bohemia Suites & Spa – Adults Only
Stylish rooms feature balconies, plus free Wi-Fi and smart TVs. All provide minibars, and tea and coffeemakers, and some have sea views. Suites add living areas with sofas. Upgraded suites offer in-room free-standing tubs.
A breakfast buffet is free. Restaurants include a posh rooftop eatery with sea views, an informal option with a terrace, and a poolside bar.
he hotel is an oasis of luxury and style in a resort which has perhaps suffered a little from having a slightly ‘touristy / Brits abroad’ reputation. The hotel is beautifully designed and within easy access of The Yumbo centre which is the most eclectic and sometimes surprising mix of restaurants, fast food joints and bars & clubs catering to the whims of even the most specific gay travellers – fabulous nightlife!!
Huge thought has gone into the public areas which are beautifully designed, not least the two pool complexes niftily designed to fit around the hotel’s floor plan right in the centre of town. The mix is oriental tranquility and Spanish modernism. The rooms too, were high spec, with a clever modular design, comfortable beds, superb washing facilities and Molton Brown toiletries (always a good sign).
The hotel has two crowning glories though, namely the 360 restaurant situated on the top floor with glorious views out over the sea, the Sahara-like dunes and the whole town. Worth visiting, even if you’re not staying there. It’s stunningly beautiful inside.
Amazing junior suite, wonderful staff, beautiful facilities.
Best in Maspalomas. So close to Yumbo. But the hotel was a tranquil oasis, so relaxed and peaceful. Amazing views from my bedroom and the restaurant. Staff always helpful and friendly.
Finally, the hotel is the gay centre of Gran Canaria if that sort of thing bothers you.
Why You Should NOT Book Bohemia Suites & Spa – Adults Only
Couple of good points but mainly bad (in my experience).
Nice check in but no one to take luggage to room?
Garden room really small, only space for one case, tiny bathroom with annoying doors that slam shut (probably waking everyone up!)
Nice shower though.
Two pool areas quite small and a little shady. Enough space out of season but dread to think of high season?
Breakfast catered for German guests really. Only fresh food were eggs (which were too undercooked for my liking).
Lovely roof terrace for cocktails at night though.
Not really nice area, lots and lots of steps down to the beach, sea front was full of tacky little shops etc although Maspalomas beach was nice.
How much does a room costs at Bohemia Suites & Spa – Adults Only?
Prices start 219$/night for the Deluxe Double Room with Garden View. The Junior Suite with Ocean View
is 389$/room per night with breakfast included- if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite with balcony is located on the fourth to seventh floors and has a Bang & Olufsen Smart TV, a minibar and a walk-in wardrobe.
Mostly morning sun on the balcony.
Where to book online – Bohemia Suites & Spa – Adults Only – Gay Hotels Gran Canaria – you can find the best hotels deals in Gran Canaria during Maspalomas Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gran Canaria on Booking.com Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Club Torso Gay Hotel & Resort Gran Canaria 3* – Gay hotel Gran Canaria
Nestled in the heart of San Bartolome de Tirajana, Club Torso Gay Resort is an ideal spot from which to discover Gran Canaria.
From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city’s main attractions such as Bahia Feliz Beach within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Gran Canaria hotel.
Free Wifi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, airport transfer are just a few of the facilities that set Club Torso Gay Resort apart from other hotels in the city.
Video Review of Club Torso Gay Hotel & Resort Gran Canaria
The hotel features 12 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, private pool, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, balcony/terrace.
Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, outdoor pool, massage.
Whatever your reason for visiting Gran Canaria, the Club Torso Gay Resort is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Why You Should Book Club Torso Gay Hotel & Resort Gran Canaria
I’m third time have a great holidays in Club Torso. From time to time the service providing by the team is better and better.
Pool, sunbeds and of course open air jacuzzi – it’s amazing!
Location of Club Torso is perfect: in a walking distance to the famous Maspalomas dunes with the kilometers of sandy beaches, Faro Maspalomas with various of restaurants, Yumbo center with bars and fulfilled gay scene and nightlife.
Thank you Club Torso team for the perfect, relaxing holidays and refill of my batteries for the nearest several months.
The only wish is to add fresh vegetables for the breakfast.
Our second stay in Club Torso . Nice and clean, friendly staff, and great pool area.
I have some allergy for food, and the staff take care of it in a excellent way.
This is a place I will recommend for gay people, who like to stay in a nice hotel.
We have stayed at many other exclusively gay resorts in Gran Canaria over the years and were delighted to find Club Torso to be a clear cut above the rest.
The resort is very well maintained and kept clean and tidy. The cleaning lady was in most days and went above and beyond, even folding clothes i’d left on the floor!
The free breakfast was much better than we were expecting with a good range of food available.
The lunch menu also had a good selection and the food was very well cooked and tasty for a fraction of the price of going out.
The on-site staff, Dennis and Mike, could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
The pool is a dream – heated to a good temperature – could spend ages in there unlike other resorts we have tried. The jacuzzi also was nice and hot.
All in all we had a great time and will definitely return. Well done!
Why You Should NOT Book Club Torso Gay Hotel & Resort Gran Canaria
Club Torso disappointed on so many levels.
First and foremost, the property is tiny. Based on their marketing budget (there are banners all over town and big ads in all of the guide books) you’d assume they’re one of the larger resorts in Maspalomas.
You’d assume wrong. There are only eight rooms (most other properties average 30-40 rooms), so more often than not the entire place seems deserted.
Secondly, the property is filthy. My first room was infested with ants – including the bed itself, the bathroom and the main living area.
The staff handled it very well and moved me to a separate Club Torso villa located just across the street — which also turned out to be infested with ants and a few roaches too. Nice.
How much does a room costs at Club Torso Gay Hotel & Resort Gran Canaria?
Prices start 123$/night for the Double Room.
Where to book online – Club Torso Gay Hotel & Resort Gran Canaria
– Gay Hotels Gran Canaria – you can find the best hotels deals in Gran Canaria during Maspalomas Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gran Canaria on Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.