Islands are a group of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic
Ocean, off the northwestern coast of Africa (Western Sahara) at about the same
Playa del Inglés (Beach of the English) is the largest tourist resort of the island. A mass of apartment blocks and hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants it truly caters for all ages and tastes and, despite the name, many nationalities.
Coming from the airport heading south, it seems
like a concrete jungle in the middle of a desert with the ocean at one side.
That is because this is exactly what it is. In Playa del Inglés you will not
find a typical Spanish centre of the town with trees and elderly people sitting
talking and playing cards. Most roads are curved and it's easy to get lost.
Apart from the hotels and the beach, life happens in the 11 shopping centres
that are renown for being quite touristy and don't look very attractive. Playa
del Inglés is also considered one of the winter gay holiday capitals of
Established back in 2001, GLAY stands for
the "Gay & Lesbianas Asociados del Yumbo". The organization is aiming at the
support and care of the reputation of the Yumbo Centre and Playa del Ingles as
one of the best, non-seasonal, homosexual holiday destinations in
Annually held during the month of May, Gay Pride has become bigger and better as each year passes with various events being held during the week long festivities such as exhibitions, discussions and a film festival, Drag Queen competitions and a Gay Pride march, dance party and a massive stage show including many star performers. The weekend of events is then closed with an extravagant fire work show on the Saturday night.
We stayed at the gay Club Tucanes
hotel/resort and fully recommend it. It’s owned by the Sensations Holiday
company who can offer some great package deals to the
Web Site: www.GayPrideMaspalomas.com