Gay Tenerife is as lively and as colourful as in some bigger cities in Spain. If you are gay, and are looking for some fun and exciting night spot in Tenerife, then be prepared to go wild with the island’s many choices of gay bars and clubs.
As the heart of Tenerife’s nightlife, most gays in the island head to Playa de las Americas. The east side of Veronicas features various establishments that cater especially to the gay community. Among them are the following:
Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina (C.C. Salytien)
680 169 807
This popular gay bar is managed by a lesbian. It opens as late as 11pm but closes as early as 8am. At times it features a drag cabaret. It has private cabins as well.
Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina
There are two entrances in this gay club; one on the main road, the other at the seafront promenade. Regarded by many as one of Tenerife’s biggest and best gay venues, this club is known for playing good music and its friendly staff. It has a smart interior and features drag shows from 1am onwards.
Playaflor Chill Out Bar
Av Rafael Puig Llivina, 3
Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
+34 922 78 96 24
This bar is part of Playaflor apartment complex, which is an exclusively gay bar located opposite to Veronicas strip. Opening at 9pm, this gay bar is ideal to kick off a gay night life in the island. It has a Moroccan-style interior with comfortable seating.
The gay scene in Tenerife proves of the island’s openness to everyone. It assures people from the LGBT community have a place to enjoy in the island other than its usual top attractions. So gay or not, there is always a reason to have fun in Tenerife.