For a fabulous GAY WINTER HOLIDAY IN THE SUN, the most popular place for Europeans is GRAN CANARIA for sun, sand, sea, sex and sangria!
Definitely, gay GRAN CANARIA is our very best winter-sun gay holiday place.
During the summer months, GRAN CANARIA as a gay holiday place, competes with the gay holiday places around the Mediterranean, such as IBIZA and SITGES...but don't feel put off by that, because GRAN CANARIA is an all-year-round gay holiday place; it's just that, between May and October, it is less busy as a gay holiday place...but it's still H-O-T!!! Unless you have no choice in the matter of holiday dates, it is probably best to avoid this destination during the school summer holiday period from the last week in July to the first week in September but even during this period you can avoid the maddeningly crowded straight scene here because apart from a few up-for-it husbands, the straights tend to shunt off to their sort of places from the YUMBO, leaving us with its gay-action nightlife!
As a ‘hot’ and economical base for a gay GRAN CANARIA holiday... we reckon you can’t do better than to book one of our gay-friendly apartments by the YUMBO centre in PLAYA DEL INGL? We have loads of apartments here, only a few minutes' walk to the Yumbo Centre for the gay nightlife, the breathtaking Dunes(!!) and the gay nudist beach. All the apartments are in technically 'mixed' blocks of gay men, lesbians and even, in some, the possibility of some straight guests as well! Don’t worry about that though... they are behind their closed doors and the apartments we use are in blocks that we share with other gay travel companies throughout Europe so the chances are that there will be gay holidaymakers all around you.
THE YUMBO CENTRE
All of the self-catering apartments are, of course, fully self- contained, typical holiday studio, one and two-bedroomed apartments. Although most of you don't want to spend your holiday slaving over the hot stove, it's nice to have the facility for the odd snacks-in...and of course, the fridge for the cold drinks. There will be a supermarket close-by for you to stock-up. Each apartment comes with its own private bathroom facilities, with shower... and towels are provided - and changed during your stay. Studio apartments are open- plan and sleep 1-2/3, with one bedroomed apartments also sleeping normally 1-3 or (occasionally) 4 - with a sofa-bed in the lounge. The bedrooms normally are twin-bedded (sorry about that... you just have to shove the beds together if you want to double-up). Two bedroomed units make for a very economical holiday for 4 or 5 sharing (again, there is a sofa-bed in the lounge for the 5th person...but, two-bedroomed apartments are less plentiful. All of our apartments are located in purpose-built - and often quite large blocks close to the Yumbo, unless you specify that you want to be somewhere else...
APARTMENTOS 'LOS TILOS'
...just one of our ‘gay-friendly’ apartment blocks...just over the road from the YUMBO CENTRE ...
Spacious one-bedroomed apartments in a great location and with a good swimming-pool and sunbathing areas, with sun- loungers. This has been one of our favourites over the past few years.
Similar apartments are at the LENAMAR, LIBERTY, TENEGUIA, and TINACHE with 2-bedroomed apartments at the BARBADOS
Also, if you prefer, we can offer you bungalows and mini-villa units too. All our accommodation comes with the use of a swimming-pool and sunbathing terraces too even though most of you head off to the beach and dunes by day. Unless you specify otherwise, we normally locate you within 5 to 15-minutes-or-so walk from the Yumbo centre for easy staggering back in the early hours...and, equally, within easy and convenient walking distance of the Dunes; we do not think it is very clever to boast accommodation located within "an easy taxi ride"...where the timings sound similar...because we think that's a hassle you could do without when you're on holiday! For the very best-priced deals you should normally stick to a monday-to-monday booking for one or two weeks but if you are tied to Saturday-to-Saturday we will still find you a good deal.
Remember, though, that we strongly advise advance planning as the best (and cheaper) stuff gets sold first and normally only higher-priced deals are available closer to departure - especially at peak holiday times...
GRAN CANARIA is a VERY POPULAR gay holiday place...so please try hard not to leave booking until the last minute... But if your search on our ON-LINE BOOKING screens seems to fail you, then give us a call...we may be lucky and find you something that will satisfy your requirements...
Apart from the gay- friendly apartments by the YUMBO, we also offer you nice, exclusively gay-male bungalow complexes.
Our favourite is located in the Maspalomas area (some 15-minutes, or so, walk to the YUMBO CENTRE) with a pool, as illustrated here..........
Again similarly quite close-by for the Dunes beach and the nightlife of the YUMBO though you may use taxis for the added convenience if you haven’t hired a car for your holiday.
We offer a flexible choice of 1 and 2-bedroomed bungalows... in a gay male, clothing-optional complex of 24 one-bedroomed and 6 two-bedroomed units with 2 swimming-pools. Upon special request, we may even be able to provide you with a three-bedroomed unit but these are like gold- dust!
The other gay complex - for those of you that like to be very resort-based but with a car for getting about, is located in Sonnenland... a neighbourhood behind Maspalomas...so you’ll need to get around by taxi if you stay here... or you should hire a car for your holiday... we will arrange for you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport for maximum convenience... ask us about our cheap car hire rates and the advantages of having a car when staying here.
Both complexes are quite intimate, with accommodation arranged around a swimming-pool with sunbeds and pool- side bar serving drinks, full meals and snacks - set in sub-tropical gardens with palm trees. These cost quite a lot more than our apartments and are often fully-booked well in advance, especially in the winter just because of the exclusively gay male aspect...for those of you who love that, and can’t wait to join the ‘knitting- circle’ around the pool for a good gossip and stuff like that... so, we recommend early booking.
We have a limited supply of private villa accommodation, in more private, quiet and quite select residential area of Maspalomas close to the Dunes and golf course, fully furnished and well-equipped to a high standard, including satellite television, hi-fi and radio .....so a good option for groups with cars. Also, we have a nice villa in Playa del Ingl? within walking distance of the YUMBO but it gets booked-up often many months ahead!
There are no gay hotels here, but we can offer 'quality' 3-star+ hotels if required, yet, (although most of them are over-run with straights and, often with lots of children too,) we have a few favourites that are likely to have a number of other gay guests, too!
We will point you in the right direction... like the HOTEL REY CARLOS which is close to the dunes and in the main street leading to the YUMBO. This is a good 3-star hotel with a good buffet restaurant and you can opt for half-board or full board if you like the idea of taking your meals within your hotel rather than search out restaurants. It is also one of the hotels that could appeal to those of you who prefer not to stay in apartments when on holiday.
Like all Canary Islands, gay GRAN CANARIA is a year-round holiday place ...but for us north Europeans, it's just great during our grotty, inclement winter months. For example, in January and February, it's normally a very nice 20'C+ with 6-7 hours of sunshine every day...and these are the coolest months!!! So, a great gay holiday place for topping up your summer suntan in the winter months!
Christmas and New Year is the most popular and busy time for the gay scene in GRAN CANARIA but, as with all holiday places at the peak of their season, it is the most expensive time and early booking is normally pretty essential. The exclusively gay male bungalow complexes are almost always fully booked from 15th December to 5th January many months in advance... but plenty of studio, one- and two-bedroomed apartments by the YUMBO can sometimes be available even at quite short notice, although often at substantially higher prices. So, you now know what to do... EARLY BOOKING is strongly advised at all times during the winter months for this busy gay and lesbian winter-sun gay holiday place!