It's carnival time in Gran Canaria.
Time to let your hair down on the sunniest, gayest island in the Canaries!
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Carnival season is upon us in Gran Canaria. If you have ever fancied visiting during the most colourful season of the year, you need to book fast. From Early February, the festivities begin, culminating in Maspalomas Gaypride in May. The spring season is truly an International season. But in truth, all year is a Carnival here! So anytime you visit, you should hit 1 of the 57 festivals, and every night in the Yumbo Centre is a party night.
The most prestigious Carnival is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this year from 15th of February until 8th March. The theme, ‘A World of Fantasy’, will feature an elaborate stage of towers and castles, (think Disney), with Drag Galas, Beauty Queen Pageants, Murgas (Choirs), Singers, Dancers, family friendly yet sparklingly gay, with huge fancy dress street parades, and much much more.
There are of course Carnivals all over the island, Telde, Vecindario, Carrizal, Arguineguin and finally Maspalomas, the second largest carnival, with a theme of Flowers and Fauna, (think Adam in the garden of Eden, and you’ll have an image of the majority of our Canarian Boys in your head).
The Carnivals are amazing, totally free theatre! The Beauty Queens each are encased in glittering carriages which they effortlessly glide around the stage, the Drag Queens perform quirky routines in their 12inch platforms, surrounded by gorgeous young dancers. The costumes are all bright, shiny and packed with diamantes. You can’t believe how dazzling the shows are. But wait; the carnival is so contagious, all our showbars carry on the extravagance 365 days a year. Every night of the week you can find a show to watch here, from cabaret to classical, drag to magical. Gran Canaria is the real Disney! Why fly all the way to Florida, enjoy the sunshine all year round HERE, in the Yumbo Centre.
Summer Season kicks off with PRIDE. The temperatures are soaring and so are the Spirits. And what can you expect from Gaypride this year? So far, everything has been kept top secret, but we can reveal there are the normal 5 huge shows. Pool Parties and Boat trips everyday, with dance sessions in the Yumbo Square and the lavish Street Parade. Expect nothing less than sheer extravagance! The search will be on for the Next Mr Gay Gran Canaria, and for us lesser mortals, the search will be on for a new man !
A big feature of Pride this year will be, Pride has Talent. The Finale Show will feature all the finalists, searching for stardom. Maybe you have talent! Are you prepared to share your talent with us? For the first time, Ms Beautiful Gay is opening its competition doors to International entries. Maybe you have a nice frock at home that could do with a sunny holiday. All the competitions offer cash prizes, (very handy for the extra long nights out during Pride, to help enjoy those lounge bar moments). Don’t be shy! Sign up and reveal your talent.
What’s the difference between the beach at Pride and the beach at Halloween? There is no difference, haha! Summer is endless, it’s perfect for young, old, in between, because everyone loves the beach and a tan.
Did we mention, there is no Autumn or Winter? Summer moves right along to Christmas. But just in case you don’t want sun all the time you are here, there is the men only nightlife, dark deeds in dark corners, offers you a great escape from the scorching sun. All the late night venues, XXX bars and dark rooms, allow those with a nocturnal desire to also fulfill their pleasures in a dream holiday. For many of you, we know our Late night discos, clubs and open air lounge bars are just what you need after a hard days tanning.
As a major holiday destination of many years, Gran Canaria really is a magical island, full of amazing events and activities. We offer you stress free holidays, to mooch around the island, visiting attractions, or just general sight-seeing. Remember everything is open 365 days a year. The water is perfect for swimming, surfing and diving all year round - crystal clear and warm. Trekking in the mountains is available every day, jeep safaris, camel trails, you will find it impossible to be bored.
So, come and join us for our year long carnival and join the merry-go-round of activities, sunshine and parties. The gay complexes are simply awaiting your booking! From men only to gay friendly, you know we have the accommodation that suits you. Why go all inclusive, when there is so much to see and do? It really is a case of so many choices - so little time, and that includes all the men. Imagine how many people you are going to meet at these jam packed events and festivals. From the moment you board the plane, the essence of HOMBRE de Gran Canaria is there! Choose the perfect Gay Holiday.
Choose us! Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles, Yumbo.
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