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The Canary Weekend Tips 20-22.01.2017

The Canary Weekend Tips 20-22.01.2017

The almond trees are blossoming up in the mountains and the start of year sales

The Canary Yule NY 2017 Print Edition

The Canary Yule NY 2017 Print Edition

Last Edition of 2016 – Yule Time & New Year 2017   News In Brief – – Tides take sands from Tauro

Major progress for Island Animal shelter

Major progress for Island Animal shelter

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria say they have increased staff and extended opening

International Tourism Fair FITUR 2017

International Tourism Fair FITUR 2017

FITUR, The International tourism trade fair, touted as the global meeting point

Events: Classic cars cruising the south on Saturday 21 January

Events: Classic cars cruising the south on Saturday 21 January

The seventh edition of this historic classic car event

Events: Valsequillo Almond blossom route

Events: Valsequillo Almond blossom route

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: The ‘Ruta del Almendrero en Flor’, almond blossom route, event

Views: Understanding Western Sahara

Views: Understanding Western Sahara

Our nearest African neighbour is the disputed and occupied territory of Western Sahara

Electronics store fraud arrest in Mogán area

Electronics store fraud arrest in Mogán area

Guardia Civil at the main Mogán post in Puerto Rico, have arrested a 36 year old foreign

Public holidays on Gran Canaria in 2017

Public holidays on Gran Canaria in 2017

There is nothing more colourful than a Spanish Fiesta or local traditional celebration.

Newsbrief: Traffic accidents caused 38 deaths in The Canary Islands last year

Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 38 people in the Canary Islands during 2016. The number is one less than the previous year, according to information provided by the Directorate General of Traffic. In Spain as a whole, 1,160 people lost their lives on the roads in 2016, which means 29 deaths more than in 2015

Thirty turtles released in Gran Canaria waters

Thirty turtles released in Gran Canaria waters

During 2016, 51 rescued turtles arrived at the Tafira Wildlife Recovery Centre

The oldest slave burial site in the Atlantic

The oldest slave burial site in the Atlantic

During the 16th century, fourteen men and women were buried in a strange manner

Taxi drivers protest unlicensed transfers

Taxi drivers protest unlicensed transfers

Several hundred taxi drivers from eight associations around the island of Gran Canaria

Executive tourism training, Maspalomas

Executive tourism training, Maspalomas

The Hispanic American College (HAC) of New York are to hold a senior managerial course

Events: Carnival on Gran Canaria 2017

Events: Carnival on Gran Canaria 2017

The springtime Carnival season on Gran Canaria starts in February. There are many celebrations

Mobile blood donation unit in Arguineguín

Mobile blood donation unit in Arguineguín

The municipality of Mogán is hosting a mobile blood donation unit in Arguineguín 

Mogán presents El Perchel project

Mogán presents El Perchel project

The Town Council of Mogán recently presented the proposals to rehabilitate El Perchel

Explosion causes El Tablero building fire

Explosion causes El Tablero building fire

A fire broke out in El Tablero late afternoon on Sunday, at around 18.20, on Calle Costa Rica

Cabildo believes Perez accusations “insane”

Cabildo believes Perez accusations “insane”

  The Cabildo of Gran Canaria have described as “insane” accusations from the mayor

Man who beheaded his own mother: Guilty

Man who beheaded his own mother: Guilty

A jury has this Friday declared a man guilty of unmitigated murder. Domingo Martín Suárez Jiménez

The Canary Weekend Tips 13-15 January

The Canary Weekend Tips 13-15 January

With only a few weeks to go before Carnival season on Gran Canaria, Springtime approaches

22nd Jan Arguineguín port seabed cleaning

22nd Jan Arguineguín port seabed cleaning

Mogán town hall have announced a project to clean the seabed of the Port

Abandoned coastal fish farm strands yacht

Abandoned coastal fish farm strands yacht

  Maritime Rescue had to help a woman and two children off a catamaran

Siam Park project expected to go ahead

Siam Park project expected to go ahead

The Canary Islands Directorate General of Cultural Heritage have commissioned a second report

MetroGuagua transit coming to Las Palmas

MetroGuagua transit coming to Las Palmas

The MetroGuagua project is a planned high capacity public transport line

Gran Canaria movie sets facility planned

Gran Canaria movie sets facility planned

Gran Canaria is aiming at more serious movie and television production.

Siam Park water park war of words

Siam Park water park war of words

A war of words has broken out over the anxiously awaited water park project

First Spar ‘Natural’ opens in Arguineguín

First Spar ‘Natural’ opens in Arguineguín

The supermarket chain SPAR opened its first store specialising in organic foods

Newsbrief: Tourism increases its value for the Canarian economy

Tourist activity in the Canary Islands totalled almost €13,5 billion last year, raising the relative contribution of this sector in the Canary Islands economy to 31.9%, significantly boosting other productive sectors and is responsible for 37,6% of total employment on the islands, according to latest report from Impactur Canarias.

Weather: Mainly blue skies & sunshine

Weather: Mainly blue skies & sunshine

The Canary Islands have started the week with a little cloud and temperatures

Air Europa cheap Canary Islands flights

Air Europa cheap Canary Islands flights

Air Europa, the airline division of the Globalia tourism group, relaunch their “Minimax y vuela” campaign