Maspalomas Pride by freedom


Apr 04, 2024

Experience the feast of love and freedom at Seaside Sandy Beach 

Maspalomas has become the epicentre of many vibrant international festivals in recent years. In addition to its famous and momentous carnival celebration during the month of March, Maspalomas Pride: a festival that has been celebrating love and freedom in the south of Gran Canaria since 2001. 

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With an extensive programme extending over ten days, from 2nd to 12th May 2024, Maspalomas Pride offers cultural and leisure activities for all tastes. One of the highlights is the big day, the second Saturday (11th May), a day on which the south of the island dresses up in joy and colour with the Grand Parade, the most emblematic and vindictive event of the festival. 

Maspalomas Pride Internacional 

The Maspalomas Pride celebration has achieved international status, making this area a dream destination for the LGTBIQA+ community from all over the world. It is, in fact, the first 'Pride' festival in the European calendar. In the rest of the countries, they are usually closer to the official date, 28th June, when International Pride Day is celebrated. It is a commemoration of the Stonewall riots of 1969, when a series of demonstrations broke out in New York's Greenwich Village neighbourhood in response to ongoing police raids on bars frequented by the LGTBIQA+ community, especially the Stonewall Inn. 

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Whether it is because of the exceptional year-round climate in Gran Canaria, or for other reasons such as culture, Maspalomas Pride is an attraction for thousands of people from Europe, but also from Asia and Australia. It is a festival that transcends borders; a symbol of acceptance, love, and celebration of diversity in all its forms. 

Maspalomas Pride at Seaside Sandy Beach 

Maspalomas Pride offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an atmosphere of inclusion and freedom. It is more than just a party; it is a space where differences are celebrated and embraced.  

One of the most important meeting points of this party is the Yumbo Shopping Centre in Playa del Inglés; the only LGTBIQA+ Shopping Centre in the world, located between Avenida de Tirajana and Avenida de España.  

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If you are looking for a perfect location to stay during the ten days of Maspalomas Pride, we recommend the Seaside Sandy Beach hotel. It is a 4-star hotel with all the amenities you need, just 5 minutes away from the event, so you can come to eat, rest or take a shower in a moment, and not miss anything of this great party. 

It should be noted that Seaside Sandy Beach is committed to quality gastronomy, and a wide range of accommodation categories such as single, double, superior double or Junior Suite to find what best suits your needs. In addition, the hotel has other services that will complete these days in Gran Canaria. Private terrace with hydromassage, fruit and a bottle of champagne, Spa & Wellness centre, and various sports options: cycling, tennis or fitness centre

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Maspalomas Pride is much more than an event; it is a symbol of acceptance and love in its purest form and, at Seaside Sandy Beach we make it easy for you to enjoy the experience to the fullest.  

Experiencing this unique event allows you to not only enjoy the beauty of Gran Canaria, but it also immerses you in a sea of diversity and celebration. Join this journey of love and embrace diversity in all its forms at Maspalomas Pride. We are waiting for you with open arms at Seaside Sandy Beach!