Gran Canaria nightlife: sun, sea and fun all year round. Gran Canaria offers a sparkling nightlife in its capital Las Palmas and in the tourist resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglès that offer entertainment of all kinds. The guide to the best clubs in Gran Canaria!
Gran Canaria nightlife
Every summer the Canary Islands are overwhelmed by younger tourists, mainly from Northern Europe. Gran Canaria is one of the most popular destinations together with Tenerife , also and above all preferred for its nightlife and numerous entertainment.
In addition to the beautiful beaches, the island of Gran Canaria offers a good offer for nightlife , with a continuous succession of parties and events in the many bars and discos that stay open until 6 in the morning. The island is definitely the ideal destination for those who want to combine beaches, sea and fun.
Entertainment in Gran Canaria is concentrated in Las Palmas , the main city of the island, with nightclubs frequented by local youth and students, while in the south, nightlife is concentrated in the tourist resorts of Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and Puerto Rico .
The offer of night clubs ranges from lounge bars to Irish pubs, up to trendy disco bars and nightclubs, with parties every night, shows and live music. Furthermore, Gran Canaria is renowned for being a very gay friendly and offers a wide choice of clubs aimed at this kind of public.
In the Canary Islands it is fashionable to organize boat parties : with only about 30 euros it is possible to spend an entire day on a boat diving into the sea, partying, dancing in costume and making new friends. Also, there is often a jacuzzi on the boat and unlimited drinks are included in the price. The most popular is the MTV Pacha Party Boat .
If all this is not enough, Gran Canaria also offers theme parks ( Cocodrilo Park , Sioux City ), traditional markets and festivals, and finally the famous Canarian carnival with parades, parties and non-stop dances, which normally takes place between February and March .
Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas – Gran Canaria: clubs, discos and bars
Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés nightlife hotspots of . Here the nightlife starts late and goes on all night with most of the bars open until 2 in the morning and the discos and clubs usually until 6 in the morning. Night clubs are concentrated in various shopping centres, which at night are transformed into meeting points for young people, especially from northern Europe.
Here you will find hundreds of bars and discos for all tastes: on the streets it is easy to come across the numerous PRs who distribute flyers and advertise their bars. Playa del Inglés is certainly the liveliest area and offers the greatest variety of options for nightlife .
One of the most popular shopping malls in Playa del Inglés is the Yumbo Centrum , the place where the gay nightlife in Gran Canaria . Inside there are restaurants, discos, bars, a supermarket and other shops, as well as mini golf. From 10.00 pm the shopping center comes alive with cabaret, karaoke and music, and is frequented not only by gays.
The gay scene in Gran Canaria is famous all over the world . Shows with drag queens, parties and themed events are organized daily here, as well as regularly hosting the famous Maspalomas Gay Pride .
Two other shopping centers dedicated to nightlife are the Kasbah and the Plaza , full of bars and discos frequented by young people and which remain open until the morning.
Due to the presence of many Irish bars and pubs, the Aguila Roja is also known as Irish Center and is the right place to go if you like these types of pubs.
Here are some of the best clubs and bars in Playa del Inglés:
Pacha Gran Canaria
(Av. Sargentos Provisionales, 10 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 17.00 to 1.00.
The famous chain of discos Pacha , famous throughout the world, is also present in Gran Canaria, where it has been open since 1984. Pacha is one of the best clubs in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands. It is one of the trendiest and most popular nightclubs in the south of the island. Here you can party as if you were in Ibiza. The main room is 1000 square meters and has four bars.
A magnificent setting that has given space to countless prestigious national and international artists. In addition, the Pacha terrace offers an area where you can unwind from the intensity of the party by listening to the best commercial music of the moment. The proposed music is mainly R'n'B, electro and House.
China White Gran Canaria
(Calle Málaga 26, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day.
China White is a popular nightclub located in Kashbah Mall. Both tourists and locals come here to dance, talk and listen to great music. The interiors are elegant and the color white predominates. The musical offer is centered on hip hop, R'n'B and pop music, while the best DJs in Gran Canaria take turns at the console.
Aqua Ocean Club
(CC Meloneras, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) The Aqua Ocean Club is a trendy nightclub that attracts both tourists and young people on the island, despite being located in Meloneras, in the south of Gran Canaria. Great place to party and dance in Playa del Inglés .
(Av. de Tenerife 17, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open Friday and Saturday from 00.00 to 7.00.
Disco in the south of Gran Canaria, always very busy and open on weekends.
Gran Café Latino
(CC Yumbo 121, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 18.30 to 2.00.
Gran Café Latino the ground floor of the ever popular Yumbo Shopping Center in Playa del Ingles. The spacious terrace of the Gran Café Latino is the place to see and be seen: it is an extremely popular café frequented by people of all nationalities, all eager to dance to the rhythm of samba, salsa and all Latin American music. There is always party every night.
(CC Yumbo 121, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open from Saturday to Thursday from 20.00 to 1.30.
Inaugurated in 2011 by two Frenchmen, the Eiffel Bar is located in the Yumbo shopping centre, in the heart of Playa del Ingles. The bar has gained immense popularity among fans of relaxing evenings and good quality alcohol. The warm and bright interiors, inspired by modern French-style furnishings, give a homely atmosphere. The bar invites visitors to relax on comfortable sofas while tasting French or Spanish wines. the Eiffel Bar offers excellent cocktails, wines, liqueurs, champagne and beers. It is also possible to order local wines from the vineyards in the north of the island. The music is a mix of French, chill out and jazz music.
The Irish Tavern
(Calle Málaga 26, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 10.00 to 4.00.
The Irish Tavern is an Irish pub with live music, sports, cabaret and karaoke, located at one of the main entrances of the Kasbah shopping center, in the heart of the nightlife of Playa del Ingles.
(CC Plaza, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day.
Lineker's Bar with its extensive sports coverage, theme nights and a fantastic party atmosphere represents a point of reference for nightlife in Playa del Ingles .
Mulligan's Gran Canaria
(Av. de Tenerife 6, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 9.00 to 3.00.
The right place to enjoy a good pint of Irish beer.
(Avenida de Tenerife 14, CC Kasbah, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 21.00 to 4.00.
The Relax Rock pub is a small bar specializing in rock, hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock, power metal, nu metal and gothic metal music.
The Corner 21
(Calle Málaga 26, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 12.00 to 3.00.
Corner 21 the perfect place to start the night. Located at the Kasbah shopping mall, this place is one of the best cocktail bars in the area, with a great atmosphere and hookahs to smoke.
Bandera Tapas y Copas
(CC Oasis Beach, Calle Mar Mediterráneo 2, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 10.00 to 2.00.
The Bandera is a small bar where people and cultures mix, especially gastronomy. The bar offers rich tapas and special croquettes; And of course the wines and beer.
(CC Yumbo, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 19.00 to 2.30.
The Voulez Vous is a new café with a large terrace, like the vast majority of those on the ground floor of the Yumbo. It is located in the room that in the past was the legendary "The Cellar" , completely renovated and with a refined taste in terms of decoration, environment, lighting and furnishings. The ceiling lamps are exquisite, the service is excellent and the choice of drinks is very varied. There are at least four television screens constantly showing music videos.
Mono Shisha Bar & Diving Lounge
(cc atlantic beach club 3b, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 15.00 to 3.00.
Mono Shisha Bar is a lounge bar with varied music, good staff and a large variety of cocktails and beers. The quality of the hookahs is fantastic. It is the ideal place to spend a quiet night with friends or as a couple. The terrace is also very welcoming and relaxing and offers incredible views of Playa del Ingles.
The 19th Hole Meloneras
(Paseo Boulevard El Faro Local 34, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 9.00 to 2.00.
Bar with live sporting events and live music nights every night.
(Cc Gran Chaparral, Av. de Gran Canaria, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 3.00.
Historic nightclub in Gran Canaria, very popular with both tourists and local youth.
(Av. Estados Unidos, 54, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 2.00 to 6.00.
The party doesn't start until 2 in the morning at this gay nightclub located inside the Yumbo shopping centre.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: clubs, discos and bars
Las Palmas , the capital of Gran Canaria, is one of the youngest cities in Spain. The nightlife here is bouncy and fun, with plenty of options to turn your night into entertainment.
Las Palmas is a city full of young people, tourists and many Erasmus students who choose to come and study in Gran Canaria because of its excellent climate, mild all year round. If you love nightlife, this is the place for you! As per the Spanish tradition, the evening starts late, dinner is after 10.00 pm and the discos often don't fill up before 2.00 am, remaining open until late in the morning.
The city offers a wide choice of pubs, bars, discos and open-air venues (called "Terrazas" ) for your nightlife, of any size and with any musical genre.
The areas with the greatest nightlife in Las Palmas are located at the Plaza de España, in the Mesa y Lopéz district, the historic district of Vegueta-Triana, where there are many cocktail bars, and finally the area of Parque Santa Catalina, Las Canteras and the Sports Pier.
Here is a selection of the best bars and nightclubs in Las Palmas:
Fortuni Las Palmas
(Calle los Martínez de Escobar, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
The Fortuni is one of the most famous nightclubs in Las Palmas , located near the Santa Catalina Park and the port of Puerto de la Luz. The nightclub was reopened in 2012 and has an interesting and trendy interior, with purple and blue neon lights and white leather sofas. The nightclub has 3 floors and 2 separate rooms with different types of music, from new hits to the sounds of electronic music, techno and House, up to live rock music performances every Friday. The club has a hip, young crowd, so dress smart.
(Barranco Seco, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Las Brujas is a club located in an old manor house that dates back to the 15th century. A free minibus service runs from Triana's Plaza de Ranas to this club on the old road to the center of the island. The place is always frequented by many beautiful Canarian girls.
(Calle León y Castillo, 389, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 4am.
Another nightclub in Las Palmas with electronic and commercial music. Always very busy and well attended.
(Ctra. del Rincón, 15, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Thursdays from 11pm to 3.30am, Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm to 4am.
Las Palmas club that regularly organizes live music concerts.
The Paper Club
(Calle Remedios, 10, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11.30pm to 4am.
Open since 2012, the Paper Club and is a nightclub and concert hall that hosts regular live music. The disco is located in the heart of the Triana – Vegueta district, in the historic center of Las Palmas, has a capacity of 400 people and is aimed at an audience aged 30 and over. The Paper Club is a favorite with the city's student population, including those on the Erasmus programme. Expect everything from Nirvana tribute bands to DJs playing the latest. The Paper Club bar also has a nice outdoor terrace. One of the most famous nightclubs in Gran Canaria .
Chester Club & Lounge
(Calle Simón Bolívar, 3, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00.
The Chester is a trendy nightclub in Las Palmas, very coiffed. The right place to meet beautiful local girls. Dress elegant!
(Calle Joaquín Blanco Torrent, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Friday and Saturday from 11.30pm to 5am.
Located at the sports pier of Las Palmas, the Sotavento is a club always frequented by beautiful people. Dance music hits are played on the open-air dance floor.
Tao Club & Garden
(Paseo Alonso Quesada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Monday to Wednesday from 19.30 to 2.00, Thursday from 19.30 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.30 to 5.00.
The Tao Club is a disco bar located near the marina and the Doramas park. The place was opened in 2010 and has two areas: an outdoor chill-out terrace and a garden with a restaurant. The Tao Club has a great Zen atmosphere with comfortable sofas and chairs, surrounded by water fountains and mood lights. The place has a good selection of cocktails and mostly plays international and chill-out music.
La Azotea de Benito
(Centro Comercial Monopol 2ª Planta, Plaza Hurtado Mendoza, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Monday to Wednesday from 17.00 to 1.00, Thursday from 17.00 to 2.00, Friday to Sunday from 16.00 to 2.00.
La Azotea de Benito is an elegant lounge bar located on the roof of a building with a beautiful panoramic view of the Vegueta neighborhood, including the Santa Ana Cathedral. The bar offers a selection of over 60 types of gin. La Azotea de Benito is worth a visit for their high quality gin & tonics and classic cocktails. The refined atmosphere makes it an ideal place for a relaxing celebration of Spanish culture and history.
NYC TAXI RockBar
(Calle Numancia, 25, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 12.00 to 24.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00.
Grab some friends, scoop up an ice-cold bucket of beer, and discover a little piece of New York along the Las Canteras Boardwalk. NYC TAXI Bar is a great place to listen to blues and rock music, especially since the city's mild temperatures allow for outdoor concert watching.
Cervecería The Situation
(Calle José Franchy Roca, 22, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 2.00.
More than 200 beers from all over the world await you in this central bar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The Kitchen Food And Drinks
(Calle Ruiz de Alda 17 local 11, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open Monday to Thursday from 10.30 to 23.30, Friday and Saturday from 10.30 to 1.30, Sunday from 12.30 to 17.30.
The Kitchen is a good place to go out at night in Las Palmas . Taste one of this bar's famous cocktails (including their legendary mojitos), comfortably seated on the outdoor terrace.
La Terminal Bar
(Calle Joaquín Costa, 18, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 16.00 to 2.00.
The port area is one of the liveliest nightlife in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Here you will find La Terminal Bar , a quiet place where you can enjoy a traditional cubata (rum and coca cola).
Clubs, discos and bars in Puerto Rico. Gran Canaria
Puerto Rico's nightlife is quieter than that of Playa del Ingles and is more family oriented, although even here there are some clubs and bars where you can stay up until the wee hours. Here too there are two main shopping centers which are actually large complexes with shops, bars and restaurants. At the top of the hill is the Europa Center and at the bottom of the hill, is the main “Centro Comerciál” . Another nice and quiet place to go is the main port to the left of the beach: here there are some smaller and quieter bars where you can sit, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Piccadilly Music Pub
(Centro Commercial, Puerto Rico, Mogán, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 19.00 to 4.00.
The Piccadilly Music Bar is located in the district of Puerto Rico and has been open for over 35 years. The menu offers many well-matched drinks, including original home-made shots and cocktail pitchers. All drinks are accompanied by a variety of fun games which contribute to the friendly atmosphere. The DJ plays funky electronic music, and on other days Piccadilly Bar offers karaoke nights and an American pool table.
Wig Wam Cocktail Bar
(Calle Juan Diaz Rodriguez nr. 27, Puerto Rico, Mogán, Gran Canaria) Cocktail bar decorated in an American Indian style, with traditional decorations such as totems, feathers and tribal objects. Wig Wam serves a good selection of Belgian beers, including Leffe, Duvel and Kriek, in the cozy interior and on the outdoor terrace. The house specialty is the Wig Wam Special Cocktail , made with a blend of Malibu, Pisang Ambon, banana rum, kiwi, orange juice, and cream. Or try the Sitting Bull, with its exotic combination of liqueur and milk. The bar also serves reasonably priced Spanish wines by the glass. There are also live music performances on Tuesday and Friday nights.
The Shamrock Bar
(Av. Tomás Roca Bosch, 1A, Puerto Rico, Mogán, Gran Canaria) This ubiquitous Irish bar can be found all over the world and Gran Canaria is no exception. Shamrock Bar 's bustling neighborhood, is owned by an Irish family that focuses on offering live entertainment and sporting events every night, including soccer and hockey leagues. The bar is famous for its fun, international and friendly atmosphere, much appreciated by loyal local customers.
Maroa Beach Club
(Barranco de la Verga, Arguineguin, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 8.30 to 23.00.
Located on a mini island, Maroa is a first-class beach club, perfect for a relaxing day and a quiet evening. With white sunbeds, great music and a pleasant view of the sea, this beach club is a perfect place to organize events and parties. In the chill out area you can go barefoot to enjoy the sand and feel like you are at the beach! There is live chill out music every weekend.
Amadores Beach Club
(Playa Amadores, Puerto Rico, Mogán, Gran Canaria) Open every day from 10.00 to 24.00.
Located near the homonymous beach, the Amadores is a sophisticated Thai-style beach club, with sunbeds, swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is the possibility for 300 euros to rent your own private Cabana (mini Bungalow) for a day with a bottle of Champagne and Heineken included. At night there are different shows every day with live music.