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Gay Guide Canary Islands - Gran Canaria - Playa del Inglés/ Maspalomas
Playa del Ingles on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria, with its notorious dunes at Maspalomas, is the Miami Beach of Europe. It's a meeting place for everyone wanting to enjoy the year round summer climate of the Canary Islands, which lie in a chain just off the coast of West Africa. From the desert sands a holiday paradise has been created, with constant sun, fine beaches and a full-on nightlife. The gay scene is concentrated on the Av. Tirajana, the Cita-Cente and especially the famous Yumbo-Centre, where men from all over the world go wild 365 days a year; from sophisticated restaurants to heavy sex clubs with slings and bathhouses etc. all needs can be met. The club hosts, who are just as international as their guests, are a great example of European unity. They jointly organize a Gay Pride with official blessing, which grows more and more stunning every year, and it's done with Northern European efficiency mixed with a southern warmth. Also carnival offers not only gay attractions even for those who think having seen everything already. Absolutely recommended is a trip to Las Palmas, with its typical Canary Island feel together with an urban Scene in the port area, which is also possible with a guided gay tour.