The nightlife here is typical of any
party island - noisy, lively and lots
and lots of fun. It starts late and goes
on all night. Most bars stay open till
02.00am and the discos stay open till at
least 06.00am or more. Things normally
kick off around midnight. It's fairly
quite up to this point, so don't start
drinking too early or you'll be in a
It's impossible to get bored here. Head
off to Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas
and you'll see hundreds of bars, clubs
and discos for all different tastes.
The vast array of bars, clubs and
restaurants in the biggest beach resort,
Playa del Ingles, is a major attraction
for the young and lively crowd, and also
the resort of Puerto Rico has lots of
British pubs and cafes, as well as a
variety of English clubs.
A night out in Gran Canaria is not
especially expensive, beer prices are
cheap and spirit portions are generous,
while wine by the bottle is a very
affordable way to get a little merry.
Most of the action is happening in and
around the big shopping centres. The
variety is enormous. You'll be spoilt
for choice. If you don't like one, move
on to the other. There are free entrance
fliers everywhere! As you approach the
main nightlife areas people (usually
pretty girls) will come up to you and
give you flyers offering concessions
into their bar, disco or nightclub.
Normally the first drink is free.
Playa del Ingles has a lively gay scene.
Check out the Yumbo Centre; it's one of
the most popular and well-known gay
areas on the island. They play some
great tunes here too. The Kasbah Centre
is more for young people and the Plaza
Shopping Centre is where you go to hear
the latest international music.
Las Palmas is also
buzzing at night, but it's a long way
from the main beach holiday resorts in
the south of Gran Canaria. If you
are staying in Las Palmas, there are a
number of places that are well worth
checking out, Plaza de España, in
particular. It's located in the Mesa y
Lopez district. It's a very lively
square and stays busy well into the
In Las Palmas, there's the Casino Las
Palmas in Hotel Santa Catalina. In San
Agustin, there's the Gran Canaria
Casino, which you'll find in Hotel Meliá