Gay hotel's large blue outdoor pool and white exterior in Gran Canaria, Spain

AxelBeach Maspalomas

Gran Canaria - Spain


AxelBeach Maspalomas is a cool and contemporary adults-only hotel, just steps from the legendary nightlife of the Yumbo Centrum.

The hotel bills itself as ‘heterofriendly’, aimed at an LGBT audience but welcoming to guests of all stripes. Accommodation comes in the shape of 92 well-equipped apartments and the vibe is fun and friendly, with regular parties and events down by the pool.

Other facilities include a gym, tennis court and wellness centre, and the grounds are scattered with hammocks and cosy cabanas where you can chill during the day. While the hotel may not be as close to the beach as some would like, the location is perfect for experiencing the best of Gran Canaria’s vibrant LGBT scene.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

3 stars

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£379 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in June 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Contemporary adults-only hotel
  • Part of 'heterofriendly' Axel Hotels group
  • In the heart of the area's gay nightlife
  • 92 bright & modern apartments
  • Sky Bar with live DJs and regular parties

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Gay hotel's bright airy white entrance surrounded by palm trees and pride flag in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's cosy grey seating area with branded Absolut vodka pillows in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's outdoor swimming pool and grey sun bed and loungers in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's large balcony with seating area and stunning scenic views of Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's wooden furnished kitchen area with a dining table, microwave, kettle, fridge, sink and hob in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's spacious grey sofa area and white fan for cooling by the kitchen in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's cosy double bed for couples and fan in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's turquoise blue tiled walk in shower and toilet in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's hot spa wooden sauna with towels in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's shade area by bar with wine, cocktails and nibbles by the outdoor pool in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's intimate romantic couples massage bed area with towels, oil and flowers in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gay hotel's modern stylish Jacuzzi outdoor spa area and cushions in Gran Canaria, Spain

Nearby Attractions

AxelBeach is in the heart of Maspalomas, the epicentre of Gran Canaria’s LGBT community, within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops galore.

It’s just a 5-minute walk to the Yumbo Centrum shopping centre, which transforms into a bustling LGBT nightlife hub after dark. It’s a slightly longer walk of around 20 minutes to the nearest sandy beach. Continue south along the coast and you’ll reach the famous Maspalomas Dunes, and the popular Gay Beach next to Kiosk No. 7.

There is a bus stop about 100 metres from the hotel, and Gran Canaria’s cosmopolitan capital, Las Palmas, is just under an hour away on the other side of the island. The old quarter, Vegueta, is particularly pretty.


AxelBeach offers 92 bright and modern apartments, each with a private terrace, living/dining room with a well-equipped kitchenette, satellite TV, free WiFi, mini bar and safe. The apartments have a double bedroom plus a sofa bed in the living area.

Spend your days relaxing by the pool or lounging in the garden, where you’ll find hammocks and cabanas set amongst the greenery. There’s also a Jacuzzi, tennis court and a small gym, with yoga sessions and personal training on offer. The wellness area includes a sauna and hammam, with a range of treatments and massages available.

Although the apartments are set up for self-catering you can also opt for the buffet breakfast served by the pool, and snacks are available during the day from the pool bar. Live DJs provide the soundtrack into the evening and beyond at the Sky Bar, with regular parties and events.

Amenities & Activities

  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Courts
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Steam Room

Gay Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands have a long history of tolerance, with free-thinkers and subversive types from mainland Spain often exiled here. Gran Canaria’s vibrant gay scene is a reflection of this history, and Maspalomas sits at the heart of the community. The iconic Yumbo Centrum, just a few minutes walk from AxelBeach, is Gran Canaria’s gay nightlife Mecca, jam-packed full of restaurants, clubs and show bars, and you’re sure to end up here at some point. Kiosk No. 7, one of the many chiringuitos (beach bars) that line the dunes of Maspalomas, is another popular meeting place for LGBT residents and visitors.

View down to Maspalomas Beach home to excellent gay-friendly beach bars

How to get here...


You can fly directly from the UK to Gran Canaria with carriers including Ryanair and easyJet. Flight time is approximately 4 hours.

airport transfer

The hotel is located on the southern tip of the island, around 25 minutes’ drive from the airport. Shuttle or private transfers can be arranged upon request.

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Travel Information

Flight time

4 hours

Transfer time

25 minutes

Time difference

0 (GMT)

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