Maspalomas is more than just a beach; it is culture, sport and leisure
Beyond the sun and beach, Maspalomas has a wide offering of cultural, sporting and leisure activities. Every year, this corner of Gran Canaria plays host to different groups and events which enhance its dynamic and free spirit.
Maspalomas is considered one of the world’s best destinations for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Its international renown is preceded by events such as Maspalomas Pride by Freedom, which is celebrated every year in this southern region of Gran Canaria where the rainbow flag of freedom, inclusion and tolerance remains hoisted year round.
Since 2001, this event, which promotes diversity and respect, has been embraced by thousands of people from all over the world who come in search of a great atmosphere, fun and tolerance, accompanied by dreamy summer weather.
The festival lasts 7 days and features a line-up of music artists and acts in the Yumbo shopping centre, which is the historical heartbeat of Pride.
The festival usually takes place during the month of May, although Maspalomas celebrates double Pride with Maspalomas Winter Pride, taking place in November.