|Gay Saunas & Cruising Areas|
By day, the places for cruising are the various beaches around the island. The biggest and busiest by far is obviously the dunes on the way to Maspalomas beach. After the beach there's the saunas, then there's a break for dinner and then the bars fill up or there are other places by night to visit for cruising as you'll see ...
Maspalomas beach - walking from the Riu Hotel in Playa del Ingles towards bar number 7 (gay beach) - stop in the dunes along the way!
Did you read the beach page? Then we are sure you've already guessed where the cruising is. Yes of course, it's in the dunes behind the gay beach. See the beach page for instructions to get there.
Playa Las Salinas (between Las Palmas & Arucas)
Rocky beaches between Meloneras and Arguineguín
Cruising by night
Playa del Ingles
The park next to the Yumbo (where the tourist office is) from around midnight until dawn.
There's also some cruising near the pharmacy in the Yumbo center. At the area of the tourism office and up the stairs to the C.C. Yumbo. You can always find people there from midnight until the moring. But be careful because many of them just waiting for customers. So before taking a boy back to your place, ask him if he is here for getting some money or just for fun !!!
Most of the cruising is done in the Yumbo's Gay Cruising bars: Tom's Bar, Bunker, The Box, Cruise, Hummel Hummel, Strong Construction, BackRoom, Mantrix, Tubos, Mykonos, and many more. See the Yumbo Centre and the Bars Around the town pages.
Las Palmeras (Maspalomas) - near the camels / dunes Drive passing the golf course on your left and keep driving straight ahead to the dead end. Park and follow everyone else parking there!
C.C. Atlantico in Vecindario - If you have time for shopping at the C.C. Atlantico in Vecindario you can find there two cruising toilets. The one you find in the basement and the other on the ground floor, near the parking (Look for Club Nodda).
Las Palmas - Doramas Park; Black Door Gay Cruising Bar
The Dunes Maspalomas
The dunes are an important nature reserve, and they're a popular place for tourists and locals alike to go walking. However, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the dunes are just a gay playground, as some areas can be very cruisy.
There are three main ways to get into the dunes - it's the Maspalomas side rather than the Playa del Inglés side which is popular with gay men. You can walk into them from the beach at Maspalomas, or from the walkway near the camel safari, just inland from the charca (lake) by the Palm Beach hotel.
If you are coming from the centre of Playa del Inglés, the easiest way is by walking down into them at the back of the Riu Palace (at the end of the Avenida de Tirajana); head to the right and in the direction of the beach and you'll walk through some of the busiest areas.
There's real concern about the impact of people on a such a sensitive environment, where much of the plant and insect life is unique to the Canary Islands (and in some cases, to the dunes themselves). Please take your rubbish home with you, or at least ensure that it's left in the big plastic bin liners you'll see tied to trees.
If you decide to sunbathe in the dunes, remember to make sure that you have both water and sun protection: it can get very hot, and the sun is stronger than you think.
Unfortunately, people sunbathing in the dunes are a prime target for petty thieves. In the peak season between October and April, you may well see the police patrolling on quad bikes. They're doing this for your protection. The thieves are skilled, but many tourists make things easy for them, leaving bags unattended while they go cruising. If you are planning to spend the day in the dunes, bring the minimum with you; leave large amounts of money, credit cards and passports in the hotel safe, your address book or personal organiser in your room, and think seriously about whether you really need your mobile phone with you.
The darkrooms and sex parties in the Yumbo and elsewhere are a big attraction - and after a couple of drinks it's easy to forget about the risks of unsafe sex. Sadly, there are too many men who've ended up HIV-positive as result.
The Spanish Health Ministry are warning of a worrying rise in the number of gay men becoming infected with HIV, particularly in the 18-25 age group, simply because they're not taking appropriate precautions.
In recent months, several visitors to darkrooms and sex clubs have commented that fewer people seem to be bothering to use condoms. Make sure you don't put yourself or others at risk.
Gay Sex Clubs
Located in the heart of Maspalomas and only a 2-minute walk from Yumbo Centrum, Reds club is one of the largest gay sex bars in the Canary Islands. Just around the corner from the C.C. Yumbo, a place where you can fulfill all of your sexual fantasies. The club consists of two floors and is very clean and modern.
In the upper floor you will find a large bar and seating areas, wet areas (including shower) and a smoking area (extra space outside and still not visible.) In the lower floor you'll find the large cruising area. More than 200 m2 of pure kink await for you to let your desires loose. You can also enjoy big orgy beds, the favorite for clients.
Hell Club is Gay cruise & fetish bar with dance floor, dark room, gay porn vids, terrace, private cabins, maze, regular shows.
There is a nice swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a pool bar. You can just relax at the pool or enjoy your sexual fantasies. The outside resort offers you everything you need, including a big Cruisingarea with slings, Glory Holes and much more...
If you would like have a really great day and an alternative to the dunes, just ring at the door opposite the new miniature golf course at the C.C. Yumbo.
Bunker - Men Only Gay Sex Bar
With a bar on the ground floor and a cruising area in the basement (slings, cabins, dark area, sm area, wet area,....), for almost every taste. Open 7 nights a week, anything goes from 10.30pm 'til late. Over three floors you will find darkrooms & zones, cabins, play areas, slings, fisting beds, a smoking area and so much more, with lots of space to play or relax you can be sure to find something to keep you up all night.
The Cruise Bar
It has a large bar staffed by qualified professionals, along with multiple cabins, passages, mazes, slings, a porn video room, glory holes and two dark rooms. In other words, this is the place where you can unleash your imagination and pleasure without limitation, except the respect and complicity for others.
The HOLE Cruising Bar
The HOLE welcomes all fetishes and sexual interests in a safe, clean environment. Anything-goes cruising session. There is a different dress code every day.
The BOX Cruising Bar
In the cruising area you will find a darkroom, sling, prison bars, glory holes, fuck bench and private cabins. There is an open piss area, but don’t worry, there are a fully equiped toilet with a lock. In the cruising area you can watch the gay porn on screen. There are free lockers behind the bar for your personal things and clothes.
Strong Construction is a gay men's cruising bar with a big dance floor playing house music, GO GO dancers a darkroom and a large outdoor terrace which is great for people watching, popular with guys 25+ into Denim, Leather and uniforms. Can be very cruise and a lot of fun.
TOM's Cruising Bar
TImE off Gay Fetish Club by Romeo & Julio
There is a variety of themed events and dress codes but the most popular event is undoubtedly Blackout Wednesdays where the entire club is plunged into darkness. The gay sex club is located in the basement of the Cita Shopping Center.
Black Door Gay Cruising Bar Las Palmas
Not had enough fun in the dunes or Yumbo’s cruise clubs? Despite almost always beautiful weather, you'll find in Gran Canaria a selection of different gay saunas.
The most famous can be found below. One of them in the south of the island (Playa del Ingles) and two in the capital Las Palmas.
Of course, you will meet more tourists in the saunas in the south of the island and more locals in Las Palmas.
So if you make a trip to the island's capital (the city is worth visiting), why not visting a gay sauna after sightseeing?
| Heroes Sauna
||CC Yumbo, Level 4||8pm - Late||Smart and stylish gay sauna on the top level of the Yumbo near Mantrix. Entry costs €15, but you can get free membership which gives you 6 visits for the price of 5 (with no expiry date).
It's on two floors, with a bar, sauna, steam room, big whirlpool, power showers, porn videos and lots of cabins. With its post-industrial chic interior, Heroes is as elegant and well-equipped as any modern gay sauna you'd find in a European capital.............................................
| Sauna Portugal
||Portugal, 27||928227284||16:00 - 24:00||In Las Palmas. It's not huge, but nice and very clean, with a good steam room and sauna, porn cinema, cubicles, a small bar and a maze. Massage is also available. It's very popular with local young Canarian guys, and the clientele is largely people who live on the island. Entrance - €12||Web site|