Gran Canaria – Gay beach and fun
Gran Canaria is a heaven! Gay beach and lot of fun: what can go wrong?
Happy Monday 😘 This pic was taken exactly one year ago today: I was sunbathing on the beautiful beach of Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria. By the infamous Chiringuito 7, the centre of the gay life of the island! I can't wait to go back! Planning to go back again this year for Gay Pride in May 🌈 Find out where I am going to be next! Check my travel plans on my website! Link here and in my bio: http://thescruffyitaliantraveller.com/gay-events ❤️ Have a great start of the week my lovely IGers! Enjoy and be safe 😍
As you already know the center of the gay life is Playa del Ingles. Just a short walk along the sand (through the huge Riu Palace hotel) from Playa del Ingles you can find the infamous sand dunes (gay heaven for nudists and beyond) and the world well known Chiringuito 7. It is the place where to be during the day: on this gay beach (and on the dunes surrounding it) nudism is allowed. Every morning of the year all the gays visiting the island (and they are many, I promise!) gather around the Chiringuito 7 to start their day and to suntan their white bits! Since the early afternoon you will enjoy many a drink to cool off at the friendly bar on the beach. It is the perfect part of the day to make new friends!
You can play volleyball on the sand, chat around with like minded people, listen to your favorute music, have a jump into the waves: it is impossible not to have fun on Gran Canaria beach!
I met many new friends on Gran Canaria beach, every time I visited, from all Europe! Once in a while, you can also meet people from different parts of the world: Americans, Russians, even South Africans.
The nationality most represented overall is undoubtedly the German one! Germans love Gran Canaria… And Scruffy Gios love Germans too maybe they are the reason why I love Gran Canaria so much!!! On the gay beach of Gran Canaria, the Germans even celebrate their German Carnival, on November 11th! It is a very fun day you should not miss!
After a few hours under the sun, and a few cheeky beers at the Chiringuito 7, it comes my favorite part of the day! From around 4pm most of the people will leave the gay beach (sometimes even too early for my liking) and will head towards the big lighthouse. Just before getting to the lighthouse you will find by the beach the best gay bar for the aperitif: the Strand Apotheke. The bar has been running for over 25 years! It is an institution around, and it is very popular with German visitors! Beware: you can enjoy a few hours sipping plenty of beer (obviously!) listening to cheeky German folk and pop music! If it’s not your thing, better to stay away from it!
As an alternative, after the beach you can instead head back to Playa del Ingles and stop by the Cita Center. At the first floor, you will find another institution: the Cafe Wien. People will stop for a slice of amazing cake and a coffee!
I love Gran Canaria, its gay beach and its fun, so much! Are you joining me for Gay Pride?
Date of last visit: May 2015.