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Gran Canaria, Spain

Although it's located off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria is part of Spain and is very Spanish in culture and character. The main gay resort in Gran Canaria is Playa Del Ingles. There is a large shopping/clubbing centre called Jumbo, where around 100 gay bars and clubs are located.

Gran Canaria - Top Seven Tips:

1. Go to Gran Canaria during the winter time. Gran Canaria is hot and sunny during the winter, whilst the rest of Europe is cold.

2. Taxis are relatively cheap, a taxi ride within Playa Del Ingles will cost around 2 to 3 Euro.

3. Drinks are around the same price as countries such as France, the UK or the Netherlands.

4. Get hold of gay map to Gran Canaria (widely available) as after a few drinks it's easy to get lost.

5. Cash machines are widely available in Gran Canaria, so no need to worry about taking lots of cash or travellers cheques. The local currency is the Euro.

6. English is not widely spoken, so it's worth taking a Spanish phrase book.

7. Most bars get going from around 11 to midnight onwards.

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