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Gay Tourists

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The Canary Islands, with their ‘Live and Let Live attitudes’ are a welcoming place for gay and lesbian visitors and have been a popular destination for many years. Visitors come to the islands throughout the year and are welcomed in all bars and hotels. The main centre for gay tourists is Gran Canaria, but gay bars may be found on most of the larger islands.
More information for the gay traveller visiting the Canary Islands, and Gran Canaria in particular, may be found on our associated website:
Gran Canaria

The main centre is the Yumbo Commercial Centre in Playa del Ingles, with more bars in the Cita Centre nearby and the Avenida de Tirajana that joins them. Popular throughout the year, but especially during Gay Pride in May each year. Many gay tourists also head for Beach Number 7 along the sand dunes where the Rainbow Flag flies. The other, smaller gay centre is found in Las Palmas around Santa Catalina Park.

There are three gay centres in Playa de las Americas, Puerto de la Cruz and in the capital, Santa Cruz. For more information visit -

There are a few gay bars in the Atlantico Centre in Puerto del Carmen. For more information visit -

There is one gay bar, Bubbles, at the back of the Atlantico Centre in Correlejo at the lower level. A popular beach in the sand dunes of Correlejo is marked on the road from Puerto del Rosario to Correlejo with number 22.
La Palma

There are two gay bars in Los Llanos de Aridane, La Luna and Milka.

No gay bars are known in El Hierro or La Gomera, but we are told that all bars and hotels welcome gay and lesbian visitors.
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