Update regarding Winter Pride Maspalomas, Gran Canaria 2021.
On the 6th of September 2021 the Canarian Government presented a decree for different sectors including events in public space. The Canarian Government has decided to go a much more restrictive direction than other provinces in (mainland) Spain where large events are already allowed. Same country, same virus but different rules per province.
The Canarian Government will maintain the Security Level 1-2-3-4 system while the pandemic lasts. At the moment we are at the second lowest Level 2 but even if Gran Canaria would be at Level 1, it would not be feasible to organise Winter Pride the way you are used to; with restrictions on capacity, standing, food & drinks and distance. With 85% of the Canarian population vaccinated and less than 50 daily cases per day at Gran Canaria (www.cvcanarias.com) we question ourselves; if we cannot return back to normal with these statistics, when can we? The government has always stated that once 70% vaccination and group immunity has been reached it would be the moment to return to normality.
BUT Maspalomas will have a 98% hotel occupation during the Winter Pride dates. Organisor ProGay has presented the request to the Canarian Health Department for organising Winter Pride 2021. We will do the maximum we can to celebrate an amazing Pride! But we have to be clear, it will be a different Winter Pride. We do want to motivate you to visit the Yumbo, Maspalomas and Gran Canaria and enjoy a great holiday with lots of sun, beach, pools, fun and visiting your favourite bars, restaurant and shops.
We understand this might be unexpected to you. If you have bought presale tickets we offer the following options:
D. – Request a full refund.
Please send a separate request for each order you made. Refunds can be made up to November 5, 2021. The Gay Boat Cruise and Can Canaria excursions will take place for sure and are still available online for presale tickets.
We hope you will visit Maspalomas to enjoy your favourite local businesses who will welcome you with open arms. And again, we will do everything we can to celebrate Winter Pride 2021! We will keep you up to date regarding any developments.
The ProGay Team – Organisor of Winter Pride since 2014