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The Canary San Juan Weekend tips 23-25 June’17

A scorching hot weekend ahead with bonfires across the island from Friday celebrating the midsummer, the longest day of the year, exactly six months before Christmas. San Juan, the summer solstice , and midsummer days are celebrated here with fires on the hillsides and huge gatherings across the islands. Pretty…

The Canary Weekend Tips 16-18 June’17

Just one week to go before midsummer night (known locally as San Juan) and there are plenty of goings on to explore and see over this coming weekend. The harvest fair in El Tablero will bring a traditional touch to the south, with foundational celebrations going on in the capital,…

The Canary Weekend Tips 9-11 June’17

The second weekend of June and Summer is here already. There are plenty of events happening

Events: Foundation of Las Palmas festivities

June 24, 1478 an army, commanded by Captain Juan Rejón sent by the Crown of Castile

The Canary Weekend Tips 2-4 June’17

First weekend of June and its looking marvellous on Gran Canaria. The summer

€1million for new Arguineguín School

Mogán have this month awarded the construction work for a new Arguineguín Children’s School

Newsbrief: Gang of eleven caught distributing hashish throughout Canaries

Policia Nacional this month dismantled an organisation of drug traffickers who were discovered to be distributing narcotics between Gran Canaria and Tenerife, camouflaged among legal merchandise that they sent using courier companies, in an operation which saw 250 kilos of hashish

FREE Summer Yoga in South of Gran Canaria

There will be free summer yoga once again on San Bartolomé de Tirajana’s

Newsbrief: teacher alleged to have behaved sexually towards children detained in the north of Gran Canaria

Guardia civil detained a teacher earlier this month for violating the sexual freedom of several students to whom he taught private classes. The Guardia Civil detained the 25-year-old

The Canary Weekend Tips 26-28 May’17

Last weekend of May ahead and for most locals the celebrations continue

Events: San Fernando fiestas 25 May-4 June

The festivities in honour of San Fernando de Maspalomas will start on Thursday 25th of May

Fake sportswear at Maspalomas market

Agents from the Policia Nacional detained eleven people, nine men and two women

Newsbrief : Pasito Blanco party boat DJ detained with drugs.

Policia Nacional detained two 40 year old men a couple of weeks back for allegedly planning to distribute narcotic substances onboard a recreational boat intended for parties out at sea and one of them is said to have been the DJ responsible for playing the music.  Identified with initials S.G.M. and…

Canaries’ Government study Tuno plants

The Government of the Canary Islands have started studying the use of tuno fruit in juice

Gran Canaria’s record tourist expenditure

Gran Canaria saw its highest recorded first quarter tourist spending in history 

The Canary Weekend Tips 19-21 May’17

The hot weather this week looks set to continue in to the weekend, and there are lots

Newsbrief: Irish national detained for large quantity of drugs during pride event

Policia Nacional have detained a 28 year old, of Irish nationality and with initials C.D, as alleged perpetrator of a crime against public health having discovered 25 cubic centimeters of liquid ecstasy, crystal meth and cocaine all hidden in his underwear during the pride event in San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

Six Blue Flag beaches for the south

The Blue Flag environmental program announced last week that the Canary Islands have

Events: ‘Maspalomas Music Festival’ August

Three days filled with music are being planned for the first ‘Maspalomas Music Festival’

Newsbrief: Nelson Mandela pier repair will cost €600,000 and last three months

The repair work to the Nelson Mandela pier in Las Palmas, which was hit by a Naviera Armas ferry on April 21, will cost €600,000 and last three months, according to the president of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Luis Ibarra. They first need to dismantle

€3.7 million for the GC-500 boulevard

San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the Canarian Development Fund, FDCAN, have agreed

The Canary Weekend Tips 12-14 May

Another lovely May weekend ahead with some amazing events going on including the FIMAR

Events: Motor Grande & Puerto Rico Fiestas

Motor Grande & Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, in the municipality of Mogán, are having

Events: Sea Fair FIMAR in Las Palmas

The International Sea Fair begins this Friday in Las Palmas. The fair includes 91 companies

Thomas Cook include Agaete for the 1st time

Tour operator Thomas Cook have included the municipality of Agaete for the first time