Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the largest of the Canary Islands. Many will refer to this place as the mekka of gay people. Gay people from all over Europe visit Gran Canaria mostly during vinter time to get some sun and to be a part of a larger community.

I visit Gran Canary both during holidays and on job. I like the Island, but its not the best place to meet other guys in rubber. You can be in rubber tho, but don’t expect the most people to be.

Transportation

You can use the local busses. Very easy and cheap. Taxies are okay and compared to other places cheap. A taxi from the airport to Playa del Ingles will charge you around 50 EUR. Another way to get around the island is renting a car. You can rent a medium-size car for around 100-150 EUR/week.

Accommodation

Playa del Ingles is full of tourists and therefore hotels too. You will find a huge selection of different choices. From very cheap hotels for those who doesn’t expect any luxury up to the very best. Prices will vary from 500 EUR per week for low standard. 900 EUR for a 4 star adults only hotel up to 1600 EUR for luxury 5 start hotel for a week.

I will focus on hotels I have experiences myself. Many of the hotels offers half and full board and even all inclusive at a decent price. I always consider the price for board and choose from time to time whatever it will be affordable compared to only eating out.

The absolute best hotel that is suited very close to “Dunas de Maspalomas” or as gay people know it “Entrance to the gay beach”. Riu Palace Maspalomas is for you who wish to have a luxury and relaxing vacation yet close to most places.

Another hotel I have stayed on is the Gran Canary Princess. It is an adult-only hotel. Quit comfortable and a very nice service. Free parking and in walking distance of Yumbo Centrum.

Bars

If you wish to go for a drink in your rubber suit – Playa del Ingles is the place to be. I have often walked around in just my rubber gear. Not many cares and those who do are often just curious.

Most gay bars are located in Yumbo Centrum. Yumbo is a partly outdoor shopping center with lot of cafes, bars and clubs. Here you will find cheap drinks and themes from regular pup to bars with drag-show and even cruising bars. Yumbo has bars for most people.

You will always find a bar that is open. However most bars opens from 22 where the party begins.

Clubs

If you wish to have a little action I recommend three places where rubber is widely used.

Bunker(Google Maps) a hardcore gay cruise & fetish club in the Yumbo Center. BUNKER Bar has no dress codes, no rules and (almost) no limits.

The Hole Cruising Bar(Google Maps) offers the right atmosphere to be a real rubber boy. They run themes on different week days so remember to check their calendar. You will find all type of guys in there. The best thing about this place is not just the atmosphere but also the friendly staff, good facilities to change and affordable prices.

Toms Cruising Bar(Google Maps) Tom’s Cruising Bar opened its doors in  Yumbo more than 4 years ago offering a bar for men only. In this Cruising bar with international environment  you will find people of all ages with which to enjoy cabins, glory holes, slings, an exclusive area for smokers and more. Free admission and we are open from 22:00 to 04:00. 

Sauna

Sauna Héroes(Google Maps) offers you a great place if you wish to relax and maybe enjoy some hot action. The Sauna is clean and with good facilities. It might be a bit pricy but I find the price okay when you consider what you get. It offers you jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and many cruising areas. It also has a nice bar offering a variety of drinks at affordable prices.

Shops

Boxer(Google Maps) is a fetish store offers mostly leather clothes and toys. Unfortunately you will not find any rubber stores on the island so this is as good as it gets. I always pays the store a visit. It offers many hot items at affordable prices.

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