With sunshine and warm weather all year round, its always a good time to consider a trip to Gran Canaria! Here are our readers top 10 gay and gay-friendly hotels in Maspalomas.
Maspalomas is Europe’s No 1 Winter sun destination attracting thousands of gay visitors every month. Those seeking an escape from the cold in Northern Europe head south to the Island of Gran Canaria to soak up the sun on the hot gay beaches and party the night away in the gay bars and clubs at the Yumbo Centre.
In between beach cruising and partying, you will need a place to stay. Check out our to 10 gay and gay-friendly places to stay, from luxurious 5 star resorts with beach views to clothing optional complexes in the heart of Maspalomas.
To discover the best of the Island, read our guide to the best of Gay Maspalomas and Gran Canaria.
1. Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas
Stunning Location – Great Rooms – Adult only areas
The Hotel Riu Palace in Maspalomas offers several adult-only areas within the hotel complex, a great location and friendly and attentive staff.
Located right by the famous Maspalomas sand dunes, the hotel is just a five minute walk to Kiosk number 7 and a 14 minute walk to the Yumbo Centre.
For those who don’t want to leave the hotel, you can enjoy fine dining at the Fusion restaurant and take in one of their nightly shows.
The hotel is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens and its proximity to the famous Maspalomas sand dunes adds to its charm and atmosphere.
2. Seven Hotel and Wellness
Chic Interiors – Great Pool – Gay Only
The Seven Hotel and Wellness is one of our readers top choices in Gay Maspalomas. This gay-only hotel has a modern look and feel with lush gardens and stunning views.
Hotel rooms have a chic look and feel with great mountain views. The hotel is intimate and the staff are very welcoming. Readers consistently rate this hotel as having one of the best breakfasts on offer.
The outdoor pool is headed with in-built lounge chairs, perfect for sun lounging in style. The hotel is a 20 minute walk from the centre of Maspalomas or a 5 minute taxi ride, but the journey is certainly worth it.
3. Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia
Luxury Treatment – Saltwater Pool – Great Dining
Those looking for a 5 star escape should head to the Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia for “Celebrity Treatment” and lots of Luxury.
The hotel consists of 94 guest suites located within a series of two story villas surrounding a stunning pool area.
Each room has a private terrace or balcony. The giant saltwater pool is especially popular. Night time dining at the resort’s Seaside restaurant is a must and their barbecue buffet is definitely not to be missed.
The hotel is located just south of Maspalomas in the fashionable Meloneras district, home to the Island’s famous 5 star hotels and a 10 minute drive to the Yumbo.
4. Vista Bonita
Chic Rooms – Great Pool – Jacuzzi
Vista Bonita is a small gay only resort with just 20 rooms. The hotel has a crisp and simple design and a large pool. Guests staying on the ground floor have direct access to the pool from their terrace.
This is the perfect hotel to relax and chill, with a cosy and calm atmosphere, so cosy in fact you may not want to leave! Enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi and check out the Friday BBQ, a great way to meet fellow guests.
Vista Bonita is just a short 5 minute taxi ride to the Yumbo centre.
5. Aqua Beach Bungalows
Gay Only – Clothing Optional – Great Location
The Aqua Beach Bungalows in Playa del Ingles is a gay only hotel with a clothing optional policy across the property.
The hotel is always busy as the room rates are reasonable. The pool side bar serves breakfast, lunch and all-day cocktails.
Aqua beach’s location can’t be beaten, directly in front of the Yumbo Centre and the 12 man jacuzzi is legendary. Spend the afternoon on your very own cabana as you prepare for a night on the town or an after-party of skinny dipping by the pool.
6. Axel Beach Maspalomas
Sky Bar – Pool Side Relaxing
The Axel Beach Maspalomas consists of 92 apartments spread across 4 floors with a great lounge garden and pool.
Home to the fun “Sky Bar” offering delicious tapas and snacks, spend your days lounging by the pool and your afternoons on the Hawaiian hammocks.
The hotel maintains the same hip and urban vibe of other Axel Hotels in Barcelona and Madrid and is home to some of the biggest pool parties and events during signature events such as Pride, Fetish Week and Bear Carnival.
7. Rainbow Golf Bungalows
Gay Only – Clothing Optional
The Rainbow Golf Bungalows are one of the most awarded gay resort on the island. This gay only resort is clothing optional with simple décor and a relaxed vibe.
The resort has 21 bungalows, each one varying in options and price, so there is something to suit everyone’s tastes and budget!
The hotel is also home to a popular infrared sauna and charming outdoor pool.
8. Birdcage Gay Resort and Lifestyle Hotel
Great Suites – Relaxed Vibe
The Birdcage is a 4 star gay adults only resort located in Playa del Ingles and is set in tropical gardens with a nudist-friendly outdoor pool, hot tub, hammock and spa area.
The resort has both deluxe rooms and suites with private gardens and sun loungers. The stylish hotel lounge is perfect for unwinding with a book or sampling a delicious cocktail from the extensive menu.
The Birdcage has a beautiful spa offering massage in the garden temple. It also offers a shuttle service to the airport.
9. Villa Alder Gay Men Only Resort
Gay Adults Only – Chic Modern Design
The Villa Alder resort is located just 500m from Play del Ingles and has a private terrace, great pool and a fun poolside café bar.
The bungalows and apartments have a chic and modern design, bright and airy with colorful finishes.
The resort is clothing-optional and there are private terraces for discreet tanning and a stunning sun deck.
Check out hotel rates for the Villa Alder Resort.
10. Vital Suites
Gay Friendly – Low key vibe – Stunning Roman spa
If you are looking for a total escape from your cares, then the Vital Suites is for you! With stunning views, the complex has 2 outdoor pools, spacious rooms and a roman style spa and sauna, thermal pool and steam bath.
The resort is very gay-friendly with superb service and friendly staff. Take a junior suite if one is available, complete with living room and kitchenette.
Vital Suites is a true oasis, with beautiful views of the dunes, the pool and the nearby golf course. The resort is just a 10 minute drive or less to the Yumbo centre.
10.+1 Hotel Ritual Maspalomas
Adults Only – Gay Hotel – Great Pool
We had to add the Hotel Ritual Maspalomas to our list. The Hotel chain has become one of the fastest growing gay hotel chains in Spain with resorts in Torremolinos, Cadiz and Seville.
If you enjoy poolside fun and a party atmosphere, then the Hotel Ritual Maspalomas is for you. One of the newest gay only hotels to the Island, the Ritual offers 24 hour front desk and room service.
Rooms are bright and colorful with a large living area and a kitchen , perfect for those who want to self-cater. There is also an on site restaurant and the Eden bar is a popular meeting point for pre-dinner drinks or post-beach cocktails.