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Gran Canaria hotels are available across the entire island, many of them within the resorts such as Amadores, Arguineguin, Bahia Feliz, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Playa Taurito, Puerto Mogan, Puerto Rico, San Augustin and the capital Las Palmas, a busy city with its cathedral and old town. There is a good choice of self-catering accommodation on the island as well as villas and basic hostels. Many of the hotels in Gran Canaria are very family friendly, providing play areas and babysitting services. The resort of Playa del Ingles is especially popular among gay and bisexual tourists.
Some high-end, five-star properties from the major chains, as well as Spanish chains such as Iberotel, H10, Hesperia, Nunez, Riu hotels, Sirenis, Viva, Barcelo, Tyrp, Sol, Melia, NH Hoteles, AC Hoteles and Abba, are located around the island.
Las Palmas, the capital, is home to a great nightlife, featuring many lively bars and clubs. Alternatively, visit Playa del Ingles, which is widely accepted to be Europe's winter party capital. The Yumbo Centre is a mecca for members of the gay community, while the Kasbah Centre is home to numerous family pubs.