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GAY BENIDORM: Updated for 2018

Gay Benidorm never sleeps, the only 365 Day gay beach resort in Spain! One of the longest established, safest and friendliest gay holiday destinations in Europe. Open all year making Benidorm ideal for big gay holidays, long stay gay winter sun or mad gay weekend breaks. Welcome to the complete Gay Benidorm guide.

Your fun gay holiday in Spain starts here, Gay Benidorm more than you ever imagined!

Gay Benidorm Spain, couple holding hands


Benidorm has been a welcoming and safe gay destination since the early 1970´s. Today the gay village is a hive of 25 busy little gay bars and disco pubs all within a few minutes’ walk of each other, plus lots of gay friendly hotels right near the bars too. And it is this that gives Benidorm a unique and special atmosphere.

With the backdrop of Benidorm plus over 1000 place to eat drink and stay, you have chosen one of the greatest gay holiday destinations in Spain and a top choice in Europe. With the final Gay Pride of the summer held in Benidorm each September and popular pink weekends, we really do offer an anytime magical gay holiday!

  • HAPPY BARS - Over 25 Happy Gay Bars plus 20 Gay Friendly Bars.
  • WELCOMING - A place for ALL ages everyone is welcomed 16 to 90
  • HOT PINK! - Regular Pink Weekends for quick messy Benidorm Gay breaks!
  • GAY PRIDE - Pride Week the Final Summer Gay Pride festival in Europe attracts over 15,000.
  • FINE BEACHES - Three beaches and almost 4km of fine soft sand.
  • OPEN 365 DAYS - The only 365 day gay beach resort in Spain and Europe!
  • EASY CONNECT - Alicante (ALC) direct flights from 27 countries departing from 117 airports.
Gay Benidorm, Spain - Mercury Disco Pub


The bars are mostly small and cosy and because the gay area is compact it is possible to spend all night hopping from one bar to another and back again with no need for taxis or buses.

Each bar offers something different thanks to the lovely hard-working bar owners. As most bars are owner run, they give 100% when it comes to making sure that YOU have a good time.

You will always find your style, from very camp sing-a-long music bars, plush cocktail bars, to comedy drag show bars, blokes and bears bars and disco pubs playing the latest dance tunes, euro trash and camp music plus some fun bars with play areas for those that do! Find your style of gay bar.

Gay Benidorm Pride Week


Whoever you are you will be made very welcome. All ages from 18 to 80 will find their place in Benidorm.  Gay women are well catered for too, unlike some gay scenes the local gay bars are very mixed and are not just for blokes, lesbians will find the scene fun too. All the bars are for all people, where you will find a mix of boys, girls, TV and TS visitors and straight (so they say) folks too, all quite happily mixed up together and getting along just fine, as it should be. (Yes, there are a few "men only" cruising bars, but only a couple out of 25).

And that is what it is all about, the one thing that is guaranteed is that you WILL have a great time, meet new people and make some new best mates along the way. 


With the gay village centred around  Calle Santa Faz right in the beating heart of the quaint old town tiny streets and just a one-minute hop from the gay area of the Levante beach.  Everything you could possible need for a perfect gay holiday in Spain is right there! And for the more adventurous there are a couple of gay beaches if you are looking for an all over tan and some daytime fun!

Benidorm Poniente beach


The scene is late peaking around midnight, there are some good afternoon bars and some early bars, but the bigger disco pubs and late opening bars tend not to really get going until about 01:00 and stay open until 04:30, so pace yourself if you going to keep going all night. It is Spain and your lovely Spanish hosts tend to eat at 21:00 then rest before going out later, it is just the way life is in Spain, as they say “when in Rome”.


if you are new to Benidorm or thinking maybe it is for you, go ahead and book it, you will not be disappointed. Cheapest deals from the UK are usually with sunshine holidays, you will get a long weekend from about £245 all in.

There is so much more than you could ever have imagined, so, book yourself a cheap flight to Alicante and book a gay friendly hotel near the gay village then grab a cheap airport transfer to the old town.  Finally grab your cha cha heels, pack the drag and come fly for a big gay Spanish Holiday! We would all really love to see YOU!

MAP OF GAY BENIDORM (download the monthly printed gay guide and bar map)

Map - The Gay Village is centered around Calle Santa Faz (Carrer de Santa Faç)

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