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Top Ten LGBT-Friendly Holiday Destinations for the Easter Long Weekend

Looking for where to go for Easter, we have a few ideas for you.


1. Canary Islands

Well known as one of Europe’s most LGBT-friendly getaways. Amazing weather, breath-taking vistas, and endless beaches. There’s a lot to love about this Spanish archipelago. There are also plenty of LGBT beaches, bars and clubs.

Where to stay: If you’re wanting to stay close to the gay district, we’d recommend somewhere near the Yumbo Centre, were most of the gay bars are. There are also a number of great 4 and 5 star hotels in the Maslapomas and Meloneras areas.

Where to eat/drink: Dive into the local Spanish cuisine atDéjate Llevar, or Qué Tal by Stena, both highly recommended choices.

Don’t miss: The iconic beaches at Playa del Ingles.

Who’s it best for: While the white sandy beaches are famous for their gay parties, it’s also a welcoming and fun place to bring your family.


2. Rio de Janeiro

Famous for its incredible pride, epic Carnivals, and beach parties. There are plenty of LGBT+ festivities to be had in this one-of-a-kind city.

Where to stay: Stay around the Ipanema beach for some of Rio’s best gay bars and night clubs, Hotel Praia Ipanema, Ritz Hotel Leblon and the Golden Tulip are all fantastic choices.

Where to eat/drink: Check out La Cueva, Lapa 40, andTô nem Aífor some of the city’s vibrant gay nightlife.

Don’t miss: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and, of course, the famous Copacabana beach.

Who’s it best for: Great for a romantic getaway with that special someone, or a weekend of parties with your friends.


3. Ibiza

While it may be a cliched party getaway, there really is no comparison in terms of nightlife. This Mediterranean paradise boasts super-clubs and a range of amazing LGBT+ events.

Where to stay: Avoid San Antonio (this is full of drunken straight tourists direct from the UK) and try and stay close to Ibiza town, this is where most of the gay hotels are.

Where to eat/drink: The gay quarter is Ses Figueretes, this is where you’ll find a number of great bars and clubs.

Don’t miss: If you’re looking for gay beaches head to Talamanca beach, Salinas beach, El Chiringay. Otherwise take time to browse the historic and beautiful Ibiza Town.

Who’s it best for: Definitely a party destination.