All cities and many of the larger towns in Andalucia have gay bars and other leisure establishments. The following is by no means an exhaustive list and we welcome feedback from those who visit these bars, and especially those who discover bars not on this list or bars that are now closed.

There are numerous associations of gay and lesbians in Andalucia. The largest and most well known, Colega, has offices in every provincial capital and is represented in many other towns and cities as well. If you are looking for any kind of support or the opportunity to connect with different facets of the local gay community in your new place of residence in Andalucia.

In the twenty-first century the idea of the exclusively ‘gay’ hotel is fast becoming an anachronism. There are still plenty of people who feel more comfortable in a BLGT - bi, lesbian, gay, transgendered – setting, although there are even more who are finding a welcome in mixed accommodation.

The gay and lesbian community is currently enjoying a high profile in Spain, thanks to the recent introduction of the controversial homosexual marriage law.

On 30 June 2005Spain became the third European country after the Netherlands and Belgium to legalise same-sex marriage between native Spanish citizens and also registered foreigners living in Spain.