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TOP 10 best gay travel destinations

Are you looking for the perfect hotel for your next gay holiday to one of the most popular travel destinations for gays? Then look no further. We’ve put together a ranking of the TOP 10 best gay travel destinations in the world as well as a list of our personal recommendations for the best gay-friendly hotels. All you need to do now is find the right hotel, make a reservation and your dream gay holiday can begin!

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1 | Gran Canaria

This magical Canary Island is the most popular gay hotspot in Europe. The sunny destination has comfortable, warm temperatures all year round and over 100 beaches to choose from. Maspalomas, with its popular beach and sandy dunes stretching for kilometres, and Playa del Inglés, with its wide selection of gay bars and clubs, offer the perfect ingredients for an amazing gay holiday. The island is also host to numerous gay events, which keep things lively and exciting.


2 | Mykonos

The small Greek island is known for its tolerant atmosphere, which is why it’s been regarded as a gay mecca since the 1960s. You’ll quickly make friends here – whether it’s during the day at gay beaches such as Super Paradise Beach or at night in the famous party district of Little Venice in the heart of the town of Mykonos. Numerous gay bars and clubs await you here. This is why we recommend booking a hotel in the immediate vicinity of the island’s capital for an exciting gay holiday.


3 | Sitges

Sun, beach, and sea – Sitges is one of the most traditionally gay holiday resorts in the entire world. Gay men come here from nearby Barcelona to recover from the wild parties in the big city. Sitges offers a variety of gay bars and is host to many popular gay events – but the real reason to visit this gay destination is to relax on the beach with like-minded people. This is why your hotel should be as close to the beach as possible.


4 | Ibiza

The gay party crowd is magically drawn to Ibiza. The Old Town of Ibiza is where most gay venues are located, and where the evening never seems to end surrounded by captivating men from all over the world. The island’s party scene is legendary and an absolute trendsetter. During the day, the gay beaches of Es Cavallet, Talamanca, and Cala Bassa are the best places to relax. It’s right here, where the international gay community meets, where your hotel should be.


5 | Barcelona

Barcelona is the gay capital of Europe. This is where the entire gay world comes to meet up. The sheer variety of gay events surpasses all expectations – the Martinée Gay Easter Weekend, United Bears, Pride, the annual Circuit Festival – the largest gay summer festival in Europe... The list goes on and on. No question about it – your hotel has to be in the gay district of L’Eixample. This is where most gay restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs are located, and where you’ll immediately make contact with other gays. This is THE holiday destination for gays!

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6 | Cape Town

Escape the winter and meet hot guys – fly to the hip gay metropolis Cape Town. With its ideal location nestled between the ocean and Table Mountain, its awesome day trip destinations, fantastic weather with guaranteed sunshine, and an extremely tolerant gay party scene, gays from all over the world flock to Cape Town. Relax on Clifton 3rd Gay Beach during the day and party in the evening in the gay districts of Green Point and Sea Point, where you can also stay directly.


7 | Tel Aviv

Israeli men are the stuff dreams are made of, right? Find out for yourself in this Middle Eastern gay enclave. As the “gay magnet” in the region, Tel Aviv has a large scene which offers an array of bars and clubs exclusively for gays. The sheer number of gay parties attracts guys from all over the world. The highlight is the annual Pride parade, which ends with a massive gay party on the beach. Most gay venues are located in the city centre. However, we recommend staying at a hotel near the beach.


8 | Miami

Find your very own beach boy or lifeguard and then head off to Miami – more precisely to the gay districts of South Beach or Fort Lauderdale, which are the gay pulse of the city and where you should book your hotel. The beautiful wide sandy beaches are packed with tanned and athletic American guys and models. The vibrant gay nightlife with trendy bars, clubs and parties makes the region THE gay hotspot on the U.S. East Coast. Have fun!


9 | Phuket

Beautiful sandy beaches, warm water, the incredibly welcoming Thai people, and a vibrant gay scene attract gay sun worshippers from all over the world to Phuket. Gay life on Thailand’s largest island is centred along the seaside resort of Patong where many pubs, bars, clubs, and shows cater specifically to gays. A beach holiday at a fair price and gay nightlife with lots of variety await you on Phuket.


10 | Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio’s Copacabana and Ipanema beaches – the perfect place for a gay holiday on a gorgeous gay beach where buff guys play sports around the clock. The beach is where beautiful gay Brazilians meet to work out and show off their perfect bodies. Of course, Rio has many other attractions, but the beaches will keep you coming back for more. The best hotels are in the Copacabana district. A gay dream holiday come true!

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Our gay group tours 


As a gay single, you’re especially drawn to places where you can make friends quickly and where you’re not alone. But does that always automatically mean going to Gran Canaria, Sitges or Mykonos? The world has so much more to offer! With, you can explore the world and get to know guys who tick just like you in a very laid-back manner. Especially for singles, this can be a real alternative to gay dating portals such as Romeo and the like. And even as a gay couple, you can expand your circle of friends in a more natural way with – which is no easy task in the online age.


Travel in groups of 6 to 16 gays who all share the same passion: discovering a country and immersing themselves into its fascinating culture.

Enjoy the benefits of an all-round carefree package including a professional English-speaking guide on site for the entire tour.


Enjoy the advantages of travelling with a group but still have the freedom to take a time-out whenever you feel like it.


Of course, you’ll have a room all to yourself, but you can also share a room if you travel with your partner or a friend. However, 80% of the guys on our tours are single and travelling solo.

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