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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 16-18 February 2018

Visit The Canary Guide… Events and Happenings on Gran Canaria! A gorgeous Gran Canaria winter weekend is in sight! This weekend is dedicated to Carnival with multiple celebrations going on simultaneously. So many events to go and enjoy, and on Saturday, it’s the biggest parade day on the Island, the Las Palmas cabalgata, Carnival Parade through the capital, and partying into the night. This would be also the perfect moment to take a drive up to the mountains to see some of the beautiful blooming almond trees while they are still in blossom. 16-18 February, Las Palmas  Carnival Las...

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Gran Canaria urges EU to withdraw gas financing and promote renewable energy in the Canary Islands

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has sent a letter to the president of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, and to the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, in which he openly questions the €125 million loan granted to the multinational company Redexis to introduce, consume and burn gaseous hydrocarbons in the Canary Islands and urges that this funding be withdrawn and used instead to promote clean energy. In the letter, the governing Cabildo of Gran Canaria considers that the European Investment Bank finances...

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Comics and Superheroes will star in the Carnival Costa Mogán, 20-25 February 2018

Would you like to experience Carnival on board a real parade float? Check the bottom of this page… The Carnival Costa Mogán 2018 officially starts on Tuesday, February the 20th. The theme this year, decided by citizen vote, is dedicated to Comics and Superheroes. Carnival, primarily held in the southern tourist-cum-fishing town of Arguineguín, is probably the most international festival held in the municipality and has in previous years brought together more than 20,000 people to celebrate the traditional end of winter and the coming of spring. The Carnival program activities – all free– will once again this year have the...

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The Canary Guide weekend Tips 9-11 February 2018

A peculiar weekend ahead with unpredictable weather facing Gran Canaria several planned events have been rescheduled. Let’s hope for the best… but just in case it is certainly a good idea to double check just before heading to any event planned for the outdoors. The Almond blossom festival in Tejeda already rescheduled once for this weekend, after adverse weather on the mountain caused delays, has been postponed once again but this time there is no confirmed date that they will try again. Las Palmas Carnival has experienced multiple changes to their program too.  As you can probably tell, bad...

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€140,000 investment for improving urban accessibility at the Puerto Rico Shopping Centre

Work has already begun to improve urban accessibility in the surroundings of Puerto Rico mall. The Mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, visited last week with the Councilor for Works, Ernesto Hernández, to announce that the Mogán Townhall is investing €140,000 of municipal funds to replace pavements, resolve obstacles and tackle accessibility problems on pavements, curbs and pedestrian crossings and to resurface the service street “calle Archipiélago Chinijo”. The works are expected to last about six weeks and will be carried out in phases, to try and ensure that not all accesses to the comercial centre will be affected at the...

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