Nightlife in Playa del Inglés

Nightlife in Playa del Inglés

Playa del Inglés is obviously not just a beach vacation. This location has almost everything to get out and party. For all ages here is somewhere a bar, discotheque or other occasion where the DJ plays your music…. Playa del Inglés should definitely not be missing from your party agenda.

Playa del Ingles has a great nightlife with numerous bars and shops
Playa del Ingles has a great nightlife with numerous bars and shops

During the day it is quiet here, then everything is cleaned from the previous night. And that is really necessary. Especially the youth is sleeping it off. Nightlife starts here after dinner. Little by little, the entertainment district is taken over by the thousands of tourists.

Life on the Paseo Maritimo

Let’s start your and our evening close to the beach. On the busy Paseo Maritimo you will usually find bars. During the warm afternoon hours, these bars are the ideal place to enjoy a cappucino or cocktail in peace and quiet. At night, on the other hand, these bars and pubs are overrun by all kinds of tourists who come to party.

Playa del Ingles has a lot to offer for a relaxing holiday
Photo Beata Wiśniewska
Playa del Ingles has a lot to offer for a relaxing holiday
Photo Beata Wiśniewska
Shops and beach bars on Playa del Ingles de Gran Canaria
Photo Verschueren Eddy
Shops and beach bars on Playa del Ingles de Gran Canaria
Photo Verschueren Eddy

With a few exceptions, the DJ plays all types of music. One plays disco, the other oldies, but party music and Latin music play the leading role. You shouldn’t come here to dance, but you should come here for the atmosphere.

There is a choice between Spanish bars, German, English and Scandinavian bars. The opening hours are until the early hours. The restaurants and fast food outlets usually stay open until midnight. This entertainment district can be reached by taxi, car or via a healthy evening walk along the Paseo Canario.

Day and nightlife at the Plaza and Kasbah

One of the busiest nightlife areas in Playa del Inglés is located around the ecumenical church “San Salvador” on Avenida Sargentos Provicionales ( map ). Around the church you have Kasbah on one side and Plaza on the other.

Church 'San Salvador' in Playa del Ingles on the Kasbah entertainment district
Church ‘San Salvador’ in Playa del Ingles on the Kasbah entertainment district
Outdoor dancing in the Kasbah Center
Photo Verschueren Eddy
Outdoor dancing in the Kasbah Center
Photo Verschueren Eddy

Here is the shopping and party center with stores, bars, karaoke bars, restaurants and English pubs. Starting at 7 p.m., you can stroll through a small crafts night market. Glassblowing, jewelry and other handmade items are offered.

At night, the Plaza Center is a bustling place. You sometimes don’t know from which direction and from where they come, but hundreds of young people arrive every night in columns on their way to the discotheques and bars. The most beautiful girls and boys pass through here.

Uitgaan op het Plaza Center Kasbah in Playe del Ingles
Shops and discos at the Plaza Center Kasbah in Playa del Ingles
The Plaza Center Commercial near Kasbah in Playa del Ingles
The Plaza Center Commercial near Kasbah in Playa del Ingles

On the square between the church and the Plaza shopping center, boys and girls try to invite you with offers to visit their disco. If you agree to their request, you will receive a card with your first free drink. Most bars have a happy hour in the evening.

The Plaza’s nightclubs are on the lowest part. Steps and an escalator take you to the lower floor. The DJs in the Plaza bring the latest international music. Beautiful girls ( gogo girls ) pamper visitors with erotic dances. The nightclubs do not charge membership or entrance fees.

Dutch and Belgian youth can go to Feestcafé Shooters and the Flying Dutchman. That can also be fun on holiday to meet Dutch-speaking people with well-known music from our country.

Dutch Party Café Shooters on Gran Canaria
Dutch Party Café Shooters on Gran Canaria

The Kasbah Shopping Center is located on the other side of the Plaza. On Calle Málaga you will find the older Metro Shopping Center on your left. The well-known discos Pacha and Ministry of Sound spoil their guests here every day. Be careful because these bars sometimes have tough competition to recruit customers.

The real Kasbah event takes place around the courtyard ( map ). The Garage is a disco pub that can count on a large number of visitors every evening. If you are someone who cannot hide his love for games, then you have definitely come to the right place. At two there is an outdoor games room with numerous games, snooker, etc…

The courtyard is by far the most important part of Kasbah. The square is surrounded by several bars and a restaurant. Every evening there is live music here. From 6:30 p.m. you can dance here in the open air. Music such as salsa, bacchata, merengue, tango and other Latin and Spanish dances are widely featured. Around the square are beautiful seats in local mosaics. Be quick, the seats are quickly occupied by the numerous dance enthusiasts.

I warn you, you won’t stay seated for long. The southern music and dance show that some locals give encourages dancing. Everyone participates, young and old. During the weekend it can be quite busy.

The locals come to relax with their families and children, and that includes dancing. If you prefer to shop after dinner, you can do so in the numerous shops in the shopping center.

Shopping Center Kasbah in Playa del Ingles
Shopping Center Kasbah in Playa del Ingles

You can reach this Kasbah and Plaza location by public transport, car or taxi. The bus stop can be found in Avenida de Gran Canaria right next to Restaurant Grill Tor. If you prefer to take a taxi, you can find it in Avenida Sargentos Provicionales. Numerous taxis are available there day and night. By car you can park effortlessly in the neighboring streets.