When you go on holiday somewhere all pretty and sunshiny, when night falls of course you want to continue your good mood and enjoy your evening, whether you choose cocktails and a nice meal, or a serious vodka-fuelled night out! Gran Canaria caters for both those options and a whole host that fall in-between!
There are plenty of things to do in Gran Canaria that don’t include partying of course, but for the benefit of this particular piece, we’ll be focusing on the more hedonistic, and laid-back, options for your evening’s entertainment.
Sort out your flight stress well before you leave the house and you’ll be in a better state of mind to start your break. I do this by checking my flight information online in the days before I leave, and more importantly on the morning of my flight. I recently went away on holiday and checked my BA flight status in the hours leading up to it, meaning I left the house for the airport knowing that everything was exactly as it should be. This certainly helped to keep me calm and meant I arrived at the airport feeling the beginnings of that holiday fever.
Your nightlife options once you arrive in Gran Canaria really depend on where you’re basing yourself, however the island is small, so it’s possible to move around by taxi or bus. If you’re staying in Playa del Ingles then you won’t really have to travel far to find the best of the nightlife options, because they’re right on your doorstep! This is where party people need to be, and there is also a lively gay scene here too. The Kasbah Centre is where the young and stylish go to let their hair down, but you’ll find countless bars and clubs around the resort, suiting every style.
Maspalomas is next door, and here you’ll find a more nice meal and a few cocktails kind of vibe, which is no bad thing! Puerto Rico is another good choice, and whilst it’s not as lively as Playa del Ingles, and not as quiet as Maspalomas, it sits somewhere comfortably in the middle, with plenty of bars to pass your time in a bright and colourful manner.
Remember to line that stomach before you head out to enjoy your evening, and bear in mind that most people don’t really venture out until late in the evening, with closing time for pubs at 2am, and clubs right until 6am! Have a siesta mid-afternoon and a late meal to compensate.
Gran Canaria certainly caters for party people.