Perfectly situated for both gay and straight barhopping. Kasbah/Metro/Plaza just few minutes walk away and so is Yumbo with gay activities. Taxis eur 1,85 daytime eur 2,30 night. Take one to Riu Maspalomas Hotel and you are just by the dunes, a walk towards from the bushes and little further from to the nude beach.
At Santa Fe we had nothing to complain, worn but clean, brand new cookware (teflon),water cooker,toaster etc. Our bungalow was right by the pool (no.13) with sleepers on the patio, table and 4 chairs.Pool was clean and not crowded. The sliding door was a bit tricky but functioned. Bathroom ok. The maid visited us daily and even washed the dishes (which usually is never included).
There is a big fridge on the corner of the living room (check out the temperature, ours was on 1 which was ...
too warm for some goods, put it up to 4 to get it cool.The light switch for the terrace outdoor light is behind the fridge!Read More
Living on the ground level you can assume there are insects, luckily no mosquitos, some cockroaches and ants. But keep the lights on day and night or use some spray.And doors and windows closed during the night naturally.
Ants will do the dead ones and will eat all your food droppings from the floor - so sweep to keep the floor clean. Do not leave bread, sugar, used glasses with sweet remains etc. uncovered on the tables. The ants are harmless and we even wondered/followed them how long it took when the first messangers found the \"food\" and alarmed the others.There are stray cats too, which try to get in and rub themselves on you. However some are sick and carry lice etc. so better not to feed or pamper them at all.
Respect your neighbour was a rule, no one bothered anyone, greeted each other daily though. There were other gays staying there too, but mainly the clientale was straight couples with no kids. Locals (spaniards from the mainland) own their bungalows and live there the whole season.
Rent a safety box immediately on arrival and keep all valuables, tickets, passports, wallets, jewelry, wrist watches, mob.phones, cameras etc. all there if not in use. Take only the amount of cash which you will need on that particular night. No credit cards or wallets, just bare cash. We were 2 persons and eur 15-20 per person per night was enough. Took some drinks at the terrace before going though.
Last but not least, lock all doors carefully, bolt and use the safety chain + lock the terrace door first, shut/lock all the windows (if not barred) and leave trough the \"main\" door by the kitchen. Leave all lights on.If possible never bring visitors to your apartment - visit theirs.
Have a happy holiday, the place is great. For further gay activity info, visit the pages of Yumbo etc.
Tour Operator: Gay friend