If you are looking for the best gay clubs and gay bars in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas) then look no further!
We have been to Gran Canaria over 8 times now and for good reason. It is one of the most welcoming and gay friendly destinations we have ever travelled to and has some incredible gay nightlife.
The majority of the gay bars in Gran Canaria can be found in the Yumbo Centre in Maspalomas. The Yumbo centre is a large multi level outdoor shopping centre by day and home to the biggest gay scene in Gran Canaria by night.
On our last visit we counted that there were over 30 gay bars and clubs in the Yumbo Centre alone ranging from drag bars, to casual bars, clubs and cruising bars.
We are always completely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a gay bar in Gran Canaria which is why we have put together a shortlist of our personal favorites. [no_toc]
The idea (or challenge) is to follow this list in order for the perfect big gay night out in the Yumbo Centre!
Please note, the Yumbo Centre gets super busy, especially during pride and it’s known for pickpockets – we have never had a problem but just be aware.
Lets get started!
Best Gay Bars in Gran Canaria (Yumbo Centre)
These are some of our favorite gay bars in the Yumbo Centre, Maspalomas. We always suggest doing a lap of the Yumbo Centre first (it is one big square) to see where is most lively:
Sparkles is one of the best show bars in the Yumbo centre and the perfect start to our gay bars in Gran Canaria guide.
We haven’t laughed at a drag show so much in years.
The show lasts up to 5 hours and we were thoroughly entertained and kept in hysterics for the entire time.
These queens can dance, sing live, lip sync for their lives and seriously get the crowd going and up on their feet. In my case quite literally as towards the end of the evening I ended up in a lip sync competition myself as Nicki Minaj – it was scary but so much fun!
The drink offers are good here and reasonable in price. Everything is table service and we would arrive around 8:30pm/9pm, get a good table and order a jug of vodka and coke for €13.
Do not miss this gay bar in Gran Canaria, it was a highlight of our trip.
This was a staple for us every night, mainly down to their ridiculously cheap drinks prices.
They are notorious for their double, quad and six measure vodka mixers. At €3/4/6 respectively you aren’t going to find much cheaper.
The staff here are also really friendly and its location is in one of the more bustling, busier corners of the Yumbo.
If you are looking for an economical, fun, friendly place to sit and have a drink. Check out Diamonds.
Assuming you are following this list of gay bars in Gran Canaria so far, you might be feeling a little tipsy so its time to have a dance.
We loved Kiki for dancing as the music was on point with lots of pop and chart tunes. The DJ was also open to requests which meant we stayed here a long time!
You can find Kiki in the middle of the square on the ground floor next to Bunker. It’s open from 11pm until late 7 days a week.
Coco Loco is also an absolute must and where you should move on to next to continue dancing.
This is on the first floor in the Yumbo and the easiest way to find it is to use the stairs near Burger King.
Coco Loco has similar music to Kiki with certain hours dedicated to 90s, 80s etc. However, in Coco Loco you have the added bonus of drag queens entertaining the crowd – in particular we have to mention Kimba, you can’t miss her with her blue hair!
Our friend got taken up on the pole by Kimba, lifted upside down (she is strong!) and ended up giving everyone a cheeky flash much to our amusement!
Feel free to jump up on the pole yourself and give everyone a show! After a few too many vodkas I sure did!
Best Gay Clubs in Gran Canaria (Yumbo Centre)
As the night moves on you might want to try one of the gay clubs in Gran canaria to have a little dance. Again, these are all in the Yumbo Centre, Maspalomas (essentially you will never leave the Yumbo!).
If you are following this list by this point it’s probably getting late on in the night now and everyone will start to head to Mykonos. For some reason, we find it very hard to find and swear that the stairs in the Yumbo are like those of Hogwarts.
If you use the stairs near Gio Bar from the ground floor and work your way up to the top floor, you will find it.
Mykonos is a long and narrow gay club with poles, music, dancing and dark rooms if your starting to feel it. This always seems to get busy, whether it is pride or not!
When most gay bars and clubs start shutting down for the night, this is the main gay club that will take you through to the very early hours of the morning.
It often gets busy, being one of the few remaining options past 3/4am and the difference with Mantrix is that there is a cover charge – there aren’t any for the other bars we have mentioned.
If that is not enough to keep you satisfied there is no need to worry. There are so many more gay bars in Gran Canaria to explore and we will be including an exhaustive and full listing in our complete guide to Gay Gran Canaria .
Best Gay Cruising Bars in Gran Canaria
So you have had a few drinks and a little dance, now what? Well you might be happy to know that the Yumbo Centre is home to many gay cruising bars that are often open to the early hours of the morning.
Some bars in this list already have darkrooms, it is pretty common, but if you are looking for the full gay cruising experience in Gran Canaria then take a look at the following:
Bunker is one of the most well know gay cruising bars in Gran Canaria, its been going for many years and is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Entry is normally €10 and that includes a drink. If you need a locker for your clothes ask on the way in and they will give you a key for a deposit, once you enter there are lockers on the left, the bar on the right and you can feel free to wear as little as you like.
From this room you have two more floors and over 15 play areas. One floor upstairs that has a large terrace for chilling and some open play areas. One floor downstairs which is a lot darker with cabins and darkrooms.
Construction is opposite Bunker and gets equally as busy. This is another large gay cruising bar in Maspalomas which is spread over one floor.
Entry is also €10 and that includes a drink and there are plenty of lockers either to the left as you enter or to the right as you enter.
Contruction is broadly split in half. The first half is slightly more chilled with a bar and seating by the lockers. Beyond the bar you will find dark rooms, cabins, another bar, slings etc.
Toms Cruising Bar
This is one of the smaller but still popular gay cruising bars amnd typically attracts an older leather clientele.
Let us know if you end up following our guide and how your night goes…..or if you even remember it!
Don’t forget to book in advance, Gran Canaria has lots of gay festivals (like Maspalomas Winter Pride) during the year and gets booked up early!
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