If you’ve never been to Gran Canaria, then 2020 is the year to go as the island boasts a fantastic selection of week and month long parties to enjoy in Maspalomas. And the great thing is you can be assured of amazing weather almost all year round as the island sits just off the coast of North Africa. So grab your diaries, check out those flight prices and for accommodation we recommend Basement Studios just over the way from the Yumbo Centre where so much of the gay scene is based. Here’s some of this year’s Maspalomas calendar.
20th March to 29th April 2020
Bear Carnival is held every March and the programme comprises around 40 events including Europe’s biggest bear pool parties, excursions to discover the subtropical paradise of Gran Canaria, fine dining experiences, one day cruises in a catamaran, luxury spa evenings, cabaret shows, a speed dating party… all organised around a crazy bear carnival with a new theme each year. 2020’s theme will be “Greeks and Romans”.
MASPALOMAS SUMMER FIESTA
1st to 31st August 2020
Maspalomas Summer Fiesta is an LGBT community festival featuring cultural excursions, special events and parties throughout August for tourists and locals in and around Maspalomas. Events include boat trips, scuba diving, pool parties, quizzes, fetish parties, drag shows and even wine tasting! They also raise money for a local charity.
SUMMER FIESTA DRAG QUEEN RACE
During the Maspalomas Summer Fiesta , there’s the Summer Fiesta Drag Queen Race with initial heats followed by a final later in August. If you are interested in entering just contact their Facebook page.
MASPALOMAS FETISH WEEK
2nd to 11th October 2020
Maspalomas Fetish Week is an annual international event for men into fetish gear and play, organised by Igon Canaries, in collaboration with businesses in and around the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Ingles. Each night during the nine days of Fetish Week, promoters from around Europe host exclusive parties in the Yumbo venues, with DJs, live XXX shows, fetish art expos, and the annual Mr Fetish Gran Canaria competition – which is open to the public with prizes to be won. Everyone is encouraged to wear fetish gear at night, and the dress code for most venues is leather, rubber, uniforms, skinhead, military and sports kit. The event raises money for a local HIV charity.
Stay at Basement Studios in Maspalomas
If you need somewhere to stay in Maspalomas whilst you visit any of these special events, then we recommend the Basement Studios, right next to the busy Yumbo Centre where all the bars and restaurants are.
It’s one of the most popular men-only complexes in Gran Canaria and offers large modern poolside bungalows plus there’s a bar and cafe, plenty of sunbeds and for extra fun there is an in-house covered cruise maze area with slings, cabins, stocks, a unique turntable and a cinema.
For full information and to book go to basementstudios.eu