|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 Very popular for gays are the rocky beaches between Meloneras and Arguineguin . Here you can find more the locals but also tourists and residents whose are enjoying the sun with or without a swimsuit. Also cruising is posible at many isolated places between the rocks. Many come here at the evening or on weekends.
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 bars: Bunker, Hummel Hummel, Construction , The Block, The Box, Cruisebar, Glory Hole, Cellar, Prison Bar, Mantrix, Heaven, Mykonos. 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
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
Reds - Gay Crusing Club - Large and modern Gay-Sex Club in Playa del Ingles.
Just around the corner from the C.C. Yumbo recently opened Gay Cruising Club Reds on Gran Canaria. 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.
Hell Gay Cruising Club
Pricate cabins (some with beds), gloryholes, darkroom, porn movies, smoking area. You can find the Hell - Cruising Club on the 2nd floor of the Yumbo Center (Yumbo Boulevard), under the mingolf.
Relaxing and Cruising in the Basment Studios
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. Anything goes from 10.30pm 'til late.
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.
Despite almost always beautiful weather, you'll find in Gran Canaria a selection of different gay saunas.
The most famous can be found below. Two 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 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.............................................
| Nilo Sauna
||CC Nilo||928765464||7pm - 2am||Does no longer exist as an Gay Sauna!! Open every day from 19:00 till 02:00. Features include a sauna, steam room, 14 private rooms, cinema room, massage, bar. And, of course, the private cabins with XXX Videos................................................|
| 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|
|Sauna Trebol||c Thomas Miller, 55||928265721||Located in the gay district of the island capital Las Palmas, you will find the Sauna Trebol for more than 23 years. In the sauna you will find next to a dry sauna and steam room, a spacious bar, rooms to relax and a video room. Also a large sun terrace is avaiable.|