Ibiza is now Europe’s most LGBT friendly beach destination, closely followed by Costa Del Sol, Corfu and Costa Brava.
These results are thanks to a survey of more than 1,000 LGBT people by On the Beach. Surprisingly, their results also showed that Mykonos, often considered the gay capital of Europe, was fifth on the LGBT friendly beach destinations.
The study also found that LGBT people are not averse to traveling to locations which are considered unfriendly to the LGBT community, with 64% saying they would travel to a non-friendly resort or destination.
On the Beach’s survey also found that many people within the community are unaware of the various Pride events that take place all across Europe each year. 18% of people surveyed said they were aware of Ibiza Pride, only 5% were aware of Accept, a festival and Pride parade in Cyprus.
One in 10 said that they knew of the Pride festival in Mykonos, and less than 1 in 10 (9%) knew of the Pride festivities in Majorca.
Alistair Daly, the On the Beach chief marketing officer, had this to say: “Spain has always been a very popular destination for the LGBT community and with so many Pride events held throughout the year, it’s easy to see why it has become a hot spot.”
“Our survey shows that many people are unaware of the numerous Pride events held each year around Europe, so our message is do your research and enjoy all these fabulous destinations have to offer.”