Simon and Ric created the Lanzarote Gay Guide in August 2007.
Simon’s mother, Barbara, moved to the island years before, and Simon would visit regularly. At the time there was no information online for GLBT+ travellers wanting to know about island culture, bars or LGBT+ resources.
Barbara died in 2011, and is remembered with a small plaque and cairn of stone on the top of Montaña Roja. We visit her regularly, if you’re in Playa Blanca and venture to the top of Monaña Roja, let us know if you found her. It’s heartwarming to see how people visit and spend their time at this special place for many.
If you’d like to help the guide, by suggesting bars, beaches, places to go, things to see, or anything else Lanzarote related then please do! One friend of ours, Aaron, has joined recently to help keep the website up to date.
We’re very aware that as three English speaking [though mostly Irish] gay men we can’t cater for everyone. We would REALLY be overjoyed to hear from anyone lesbian, bisexual or trans and non-binary. If anyone from the community of GLBT+ people who appreciate Lanzarote could let us know what else we could include on the website to help others, we can help the fellow GLBT+ traveller ourselves.
If we were to create an FAQ based on the emails we receive, there would be two questions:
Is there a gay bath house on Lanzarote?
Sadly, the answer is no at the moment.
Where are gay bars on Lanzarote?
There’s currently only one gay bar (men only cruise bar) – XXL in Puerto Del Carmen