Long hot weekend in Gran Canaria

Weather forecasts indicate that it will be a hot weekend ahead with high temperatures in the midland areas of the south of Gran Canaria and a possible risk of forest fires. The fire risk has also been highlighted for the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro. The wind is expected to be strong and moderate to strong in mid-altitude areas, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). Continue reading

Maspalomas set to strictly enforce penalties for excessive noise in entertainment venues

watdogFrom this weekend, on 16 August, the City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana is set to begin enforcing a new byelaw, becoming the first municipal council in Spain to require bar and music venue owners to install centrally controlled sound delimiters within their premises.  The popular Maspalomas & Playa del Inglés tourist resorts are expected to see businesses that fail to comply receiving fines of between 1.500€ and 15,000€ for excess noise. Continue reading