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Must see in Gran Canaria
The coastline along Gran Canaria is one of the preferred hotspots for tourists who choose to come to the island. The average yearly temperature of 24 degrees guarantees a long lasting experience at any of the beaches along the coast, most of which are easily accessible and apt for bathing. There are choices to suit all tastes. Tourists can choose from long stretches of golden sands, to tiny coves sheltered in the shadow of steeping cliffs, and areas reserved for nudists.
Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, at the natural area of Las Dunas, are the best known spots due to their wide range
of accommodation and leisure and entertainment. Las Canteras is one of the finest urban beaches in Spain and
the pride of the residents of the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. One of the most delightful nightfalls to be
had on the island is at Agaete, while the coast of Mogán is another ideal area to enjoy the sea thanks to the stability of the climate, famous around Europe for having over 330 sunny days a year.
Gran Canaria is one of the most popular tourist destinations with the European LGTB community, who have stayed loyal with the island for decades now. The open mentality of the locals makes this region a place where all sexual orientations are fully respected. The only thing not allowed to visitors is not to have fun, while the area taken up by Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés is the greatest example of the peaceful coexistence between residents
The range of accommodation in Gran Canaria varies from hotels to bungalows and apartments, some of which are
considered gayfriendly. However, for complete privacy visitors can stay at exclusively gay establishments at coastal locations, and just a stone’s throw away from the beach. The gay community also has an area specially reserved for it in a warm corner of Maspalomas. Beach Kiosk number 7 is the reference bar for those who want to cool off while enjoying pleasant conversation down by the sea.
All the roads from Playa del Inglés lead to the Yumbo Shopping Centre, a gay universe that undergoes constant
transformation. In the mornings, its alternative shops offer cheaply priced products that cater for the LGTB
community. When the sun goes down, the time comes for entertainment. Bars, discos and pavement cafés open
their doors for revellers to have fun till they drop.
Gay Pride, which lasts for two weeks, and the Drag Queen Galas at the Carnivals of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
and Maspalomas, are two sacred events in the festive calendar on the island. These celebrations are of great
media impact throughout the whole continent, due to its harmonious blend of fun and respect.
Las Canteras beach
In northeast Gran Canaria, right in the capital city Las Palmas, is amongst Europe’s most famous city beaches. It’s appeal is due to its natural beauty, city-centre location and the services and amenities along its promenade. At Las Canteras beach you get calm waters and warm weather all year round: Its natural offshore lava reef acts as a wavebreak and protects the sand and the exuberant marine life that make Las Canteras a top snorkeling spot.
A golden sand beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Canteras is an ideal beach for long barefoot walks as it’s golden sand stretches for over two kilometres. during the day you can sunbathe by the sand sculptures, rent parasols and loungers or surf at the southern end. Children love Las Canteras thanks to its clear, calm waters, playgrounds and sports zones. The beach is also accessible to all and has parking, changing rooms and showers. At sunset its beachfront terraces fill up and the promenade’s cafés, bars and restaurants are lively into the night.