The Canary Islands are a favourite destination for LGBTQ tourists, not only because of their year-round good climate and heavenly beaches, but also for the great range of leisure options in a totally safe environment.
That’s right! Apart from the beaches - one of the Canaries’ biggest attractions - you’ll also find hiking, wining and dining, shopping, cultural activities, nightlife… A full range of experiences to enjoy your holiday in a dream setting.
Accommodation is a key factor to make you feel totally at ease in a holiday destination. The large range of accommodation specifically designed for LGBTQ tourism is mostly in the south of Gran Canaria, in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. The fantastic beaches, along with LGBTQ nightlife, theme parties and shopping at the Yumbo (the only shopping centre catering for LGBTQ tourism, also doubling as a nightlife hub), make the south of Gran Canaria the ideal place for a unique, fun holiday.
This post showcases some of the top-rated gay exclusive resorts. All of them are in the south of Gran Canaria:
Villa Adler, for men over the age of 18, is 300 metres from the Yumbo Centre. Just a 15-minute walk from Maspalomas Dunes, its eight apartments allow easy access to the beach and the nightlife, and you can also enjoy the privacy of a pool and terrace where nudism is allowed.
Seven Hotel & Wellness
One of the top-rated spots is Seven Hotel & Wellness, Gran Canaria’s only 4 star hotel exclusively for men. Its bright, modern rooms, Abora restaurant, pool with gardens, and wellness area give visitors an all-round experience that’s irresistible.
Privacy and comfort are the main features of Rainbow Golf, a resort with 21 villas that’s very popular among gay tourists. The gym, heated pool, jacuzzi, tropical gardens and chillout pool bar are the top attractions of this resort, where nudism’s also allowed.
Vista Bonita Gay Resort
Another top-rated resort is Vista Bonita Gay Resort. Right in the centre of Maspalomas, it’s perfect for combining rest and fun. The resort allows nudism and has a spa, jacuzzi, sauna and everything you need to relax in good company.
Artemisa Gay Bungalows
Just 10 km away you’ll find Artemisa Gay Bungalows, one of the most highly rated gay exclusive resorts among visitors. Set amid luxuriant gardens and just a short distance from the beach and the nightlife, this accommodation is perfect for anyone who’s into activities like swimming, tennis and mini golf.
Atlantic Sun Beach
A further top choice among the gay crowd is another resort in the Mow Hotels chain, Atlantic Sun Beach, which has 15 modern apartments overlooking the pool and the garden. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your holiday, just 100 metres from the beach!
Bungalows Los Almendros
Tourists give a high rating to the location of Bungalows Los Almendros, in the heart of the Playa del Inglés leisure centre. The resort caters especially for gays and lesbians and has a gym and a large pool with a jacuzzi. It’s fantastic for groups!
Aqua Beach Bungalows
Single, married, gay, bisexual… All options are welcome at Aqua Beach Bungalows, although it’s for men only. Nudism is an option here, and it also has a large, heated saltwater pool and a modern, luxury gym.
Hotel Ritual Maspalomas
Lastly, a much-appreciated choice among visitors to the island is Hotel Ritual Maspalomas, where you’ll feel right at home: they even allow pets! The resort has large, light-filled apartments full of splashes of colour and all the services you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
All the choices are good if your aim is to get away from it all and have fun. The Canary Islands offer the best gay exclusive accommodation and an endless range of experiences to enjoy. What more could you ask for?