Party in Gran Canaria
Although the Canary Islands are best known for their white sand beaches, warm clear water and beautiful landscapes that can be seen during the daylight hours, there’s something to be said for the quality of their nightlife as well. This is particularly true of Gran Canaria and its many thriving cities. Whether you’re staying in Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles or Las Palmas, we’ve got you covered with the top 7 nighttime hotspots to explore on your next holiday!
Paddy’s Bar, Maspalomas
For those who can’t quite leave the beach behind in Maspalomas, Paddy’s Bar is the perfect solution. It’s small and cosy and right on the beach, so visitors can choose to drink inside or outside as they watch the sun set. Paddy’s has a good selection of drinks (including Guinness and Magners), but also caters to those who want to try local drinks. The games are always on and this is a great starting place before moving somewhere else to dance.
19th Hole, Maspalomas
As you might imagine, the 19th Hole has a golf theme, with staff dressed to play the part and décor to match. However, it caters to more than just golf enthusiasts. In fact, they play a wide range of sports, offer a delicious dinner and reasonably priced drinks. It’s the perfect place to spend a relaxed evening – at least before the live music starts up and the dancing starts!
Peppermint Bar, Playa del Ingles
Peppermint Bar is a nice option before or after dinner, since their cocktails are a fruity palate cleanser. Many are served with a sparkler and the way they mix their drinks is said to be quite unique!
Located in the popular Yumbo area, the Peppermint Bar is LGBT friendly and has excellent service. Plus, the owners speak English, Italian, French, Spanish and Dutch and are keen to make everyone feel welcome.
Xanadu, Playa del Ingles
Xanadu is known for its wide and delicious range of mixed drinks, and its enigmatic owner. You’ll be immediately welcomed here and the vibe is fun, but a bit less dance oriented than others on our list. There’s always music playing on the screens (and word on the street is that they are open to requests) but at a level that still allows conversation. Xanadu draws a mixed crowd, so you’ll likely find friends quickly!
The Paper Club, Las Palmas
This bar is relatively young and gets its name from the newspaper that used to operate out of the same building called “Diario de Las Palmas”. The newspaper ran from 1893-2000 before being replaced by the bar, which was inspired by the legacy of bringing a community together.
Today, with the motto “only good news”, the bar has a surprising mixture of musical genres on tap. You could hear anything from 90’s punk rock to deep techno here, but the crowd is less eclectic and is generally made up of students. Once the dance floor heats up, step outside onto the terrace for a brief respite from the crowds.
Charleston Café, Las Palmas
Things can get pretty wild at this Las Palmas gem, especially after midnight when the live music or free DJs start up. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to grab some absinthe while you’re there, too, as Charleston Café is the only bar in the capital where it is served!
Tiffany’s Bar, Puerto Rico
This bar, in the town known for its high sunny day quotient, will make going out at night worth your while. One of the main draws is that they play live sports matches on TVs, especially rugby, so if you’re coming out of town and looking for a fun place with reasonably priced drinks to kick back and watch the game, this is it. Just don’t be surprised if the DJ comes on and it turns into a dance club later in the evening. Plus, if cheering for your favorite team works up an appetite, you can always pop next door where there is a highly recommended restaurant called Taste of India.
Put on your dancing shoes, grab your friends and fly to Gran Canaria for sunny days and exciting nights out!