Gran Canaria has long been a sort of gay mecca in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of western Africa.

Gran Canaria has long been a sort of gay mecca in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of western Africa.

Are there gay only hotels in Gran Canaria

Over the years a number of gay / bisexual only hotels and resorts have cropped up on the tiny Island, making it one of the most gay-friendly destinations on the planet. Gran Canaria is one of the go-to gay travel destinations.

Most of these resorts are on the southern end of the Island, near Maspalomas and, no doubt; you will have heard of the Yumbo Centre, where most of the Island’s gay bars and drag shows are located.

Maspalomas is easy to get to from the Island’s only airport. You can either hire a car or get a cab to your hotel. Some hotels and resorts even offer an airport shuttle. Of course, Gran Canaria is served by numerous airlines from the UK, and you can get great deals on flights to Gran Canaria from the likes of Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2.com and Norwegian.

What's gay friendly in Maspalomas

So what about the gay hotels? Are there any and should you stay at one?

Our editor and chief, Jake Hook recently made a case for staying gay when on holiday, but the short answer is yes. You should definitely try it.

There are many gay exclusive resorts on Gran Canaria, most of them located in the Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles area of Gran Canaria.

Atlantic Sun Beach

Roma, 13, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35100, Spain,

A 15 room hotel in Playa Del Ingles, catering to gay men. Clothing is optional at this resort, and it is pet-friendly, although you will be required to pay an additional 19.00 EUR per night. Breakfast is available at a surcharge of 8.00 EUR per person. It does offer free WiFi.

The hotel has a pool and is located close to the beach. THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Artemisa

Address: C/. Timple 5 – 35100 Playa del Inglés – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 765 877
Web: www.bungalowsartemisa.com

This property is located in the Playa del Ingles and is close to the Yumbo centre, the beach is a half a mile walk, while the dunes are a near 2-mile trip. Each one-bed bungalow offers a dining area and a kitchenette. Breakfast is available to purchase. THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Beach Boys Resort

Address: Avda. Tour Operator Vingresor, 6 – 35100 Maspalomas – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 772 096 / (+34) 649 019 985
Web: www.beachboysresort.com

A highly rated gay only resort in Maspalomas. The dunes are an 11-minute walk away, and the Yumbo centre is under 30 minutes walk away. The location has just 12 apartments ensuring an intimate feel. There is free WiFi. Clothing is optional. Breakfast is available at a surcharge. Also available are lunch and dinner, if you don’t want to cater for yourself. THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Bird Cage Resort

Address: C/. Egipto 10 – 35100 Playa del Inglés – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 764 722
Web: www.birdcage-resort.com

The Birdcage Resort is a four-star property in the Playa del Ingles area of Gran Canaria, which means its close to the Yumbo Centre and a 20-minute walk away from the beaches. There is free WiFi offered, and clothing is optional around the poolside. THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

ClubTorso

Address: Avda. Touroperador Kuoni 46 – 35100 Maspalomas – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 760 051
Web: www.clubtorso.com

Club Torso is just a short walk to the beach and 10 minutes from the infamous dunes. The property is clothing optional, and each bungalow comes with free WiFi and a kitchenette. Breakfast is served (as an extra), and there is free parking close to the location.THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

What's gay in Gran Canaria

Los Almendros

Address: Avda. Francia 3 – 35100 Playa del Inglés – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 761 688
Web: www.losalmendros.es

THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Pasión Tropical

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Address: C/. Las Adelfas 6 – 35100 San Agustín – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 770 131
Web: www.pasion-tropical.com

THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Paso Chico

Address: Avda. Estados Unidos 32 – 35100 Playa del Inglés – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 730 023
Web: www.paso-chico.com

THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Rainbow Golf

Address: Avda. Touroperador Finnmatkat 6 – 35100 Maspalomas – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 161 718

Rainbow Golf is a clothing option, gay men’s resort in Maspalomas. It’s a twenty-minute walk from the famous dunes of Maspalomas beach, and the Yumbo centre is a 28-minute walk. There are 21 self-catering apartments, but food, including breakfast, is available for purchase. The location offers free WiFi, and there is free parking available. The hotel does offer an airport shuttle priced at 35.00 EUR. THEGAYUK.com has not reviewed this hotel yet.

Seven Hotel & Wellness

Calle Touroperador Matkatala, 2, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35100, Spain

One of the only 4 star hotels on the Island that caters for gay men. There are free WiFi and parking at the location. There are 24 guest rooms, and it is located near the beach. Again the airport offers an airport shuttle (38 EUR), and there is a free shuttle to the beach. This is an optional clothing location. Breakfast is charged at an extra 10 EUR per day. Read THEGAYUK’s full review of Seven Hotel and Wellness.  

Tenesoya

Address: Avda. Tenerife 18 – 35100 Playa del Inglés – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 765 071
Web: www.bungalowstenesoya.es

THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Tropical la Zona

Address: Avda. de Tirma 20 – 35100 Playa del Inglés – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 773 342
Web: www.tropicallazona.com

This 25 room property offers free WiFi and a fitness centre / work out room. There is also a bar. The Yumbo centre is a short walk away. The accommodation is self-catering and offers a fridge, toaster, kettle and microwave. The location is clothing optional. THEGAYUK.com has not reviewed this hotel yet.

Villas Blancas

Address: Avda. Tour Operator Tjaereborg s/n – 35100 Maspalomas – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 770 122
Web: www.villasblancas.com

THEGAYUK.com has not yet reviewed this location.

Vista Bonita

Address: C/. Carmen Laforet 1 – 35100 Maspalomas – San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 140 032
Web: www.vistabonita.es

A popular gay-only resort in Sonneland, which is a drive away from the beach (30+ minute walk) and Yumbo centre (40-minute walk). There are 20 self-catering apartments. The hotel offers an airport shuttle as parking is extremely limited. You can reserve parking with a 5 EUR a day charge. Breakfast is available (surcharge). This is an optional clothing hotel, and there is free WiFi. Read THEGAYUK’s full review on Vista Bonita.

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