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Construction begins on the Marañuelas waterfront promenade to Anfi

Construction has begun on the Marañuelas waterfront promenade to Anfi more than 20 years after the project was first put forward. The Mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, and the Canary Islands Government’s Minister for Tourism, Isaac Castellano, signed off on the works for first phase of the beach promenade between…

Gran Canaria Green Forest Fund to plant 1.5 million trees each year

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has announced support for the creation of the Green Forest Fund, which will provide €1.5 million for the remainder of this year to plant 500,000 trees and from January they have agreed a further €4.5 million every year to plant around 1,500,000 more, an audacious…

Events: Summer New year party in Vegueta on Monday, 14 August

With a national holiday coming this Tuesday,  Asunción de la Virgen, the 6th edition of the ironically named “End of Year” summer party, in the historic neighbourhood of Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is on Monday 14 August from 18:00 to 01:00 as part of the  ‘Campanadas de verano’  summer…

Canary Islands Government claims microalgae blooms in Canarian waters are due to “several natural factors and to climate change”

The Canary Islands Government Ministry of Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security have released a statement saying that the blooms of Trichodesmium erythraeum cyanobacteria (microalgae), also known as Sea Sawdust, being widely reported, often erroneously, in the British press, are due to a series “natural conditions” that have facilitated “a massive proliferation” of…

The Canary Weekend Tips 11-13 August’17

A gorgeous weekend ahead with many events going on around the island. Some of the top choices for this weekend are the first edition of the Maspalomas Music Festival in Parque Sur, the Craft fair by the Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse as well as the Traida del Aqua procession in…

The Canary Weekend Tips 4-6 August’17

August is here and it is warm! Over the first weekend of every month, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums offer free visits and open doors to the public. The capital’s original shopping area, Triana, also celebrates with their open weekend offering various activities for kids and families….

Morocco challenges maritime frontiers of The Canary Islands, attempting to control the Western Sahara sea

On 6 July, the Moroccan Government approved a bill and a decree to delimit the maritime frontier of the Canary Islands and to bring under its control the waters off ​​the Western Sahara coast, a determination that a Moroccan government spokesman called “a sovereign decision of political character and with…

High season for forest fires on Gran Canaria until end of September

The summer months of July to September are the time of the highest risk of forest fires on Gran Canaria and in The Canary Islands. There are special instructions for the use of recreational areas as well as various prohibitions, including burning waste materials on agricultural or forestry farms in…

Newsbrief: Gran Canaria wines ranked some of the best in all Spain with gold medal and distinction

Those who know the extraordinary wines of Gran Canaria also understand that it is often in too short a supply, with various bodegas (vineyards) around the island producing unique flavours in relatively small amounts, prices can be a little higher than many would want to pay.  Regardless, they are always…

The Canary Weekend Tips 28-30 July

The last weekend of July is coming up with plenty of delightful events all around the island, here are some of our highlights. In the south its all about live Soul music on the beach in San Agustín and for Mogán its the last full weekend of the annual Virgen…

The Canary Weekend Tips 21-23 July’17

Beautiful July weekend ahoy. The Fiestas del Carmen festivities move to Playa de Mogán, there´ll be Latin and Cuban music on offer over the weekend up in Teror. Free concerts in Las Palmas as part of the ongoing Heineken Jazz festival and an international folklore parade in the southeastern enclave…

Events: First Tuna Fair Mogán in August

The municipality of Mogán’s their first ‘Feria del Atún’ (Tuna fair) in the port of Arguineguín will take place over the weekend of 3-6 August 2017. The traditional fishing sector, known as Artisnal Fishing, is very important in the municipality of Mogán and on Gran Canaria. The municipality of Mogán…

Summer movie nights on Gran Canaria

As part of the island-wide series of outdoor movie events ‘Cine De Una Isla De Verano’, you can enjoy watching good movies in 20 municipalities on Gran Canaria over 59 FREE movie nights. You can see the full list of places and movie nights here. The films will be in Spanish…

The Canary Weekend Tips 14-16 July’17

A gorgeous hot, sultry July weekend ahead on Gran Canaria with heatwave warning 34˚+ in the shade, and many lovely events going on around the island. Summer’s here to stay! It`s the main festive weekend in the southern fishing town of Arguineguin with the Virgen del Carmen celebrations and hundreds…

The Canary Weekend Tips 7-9 July’17

A big July weekend ahead. Up on the north of the island, in the capital, we have music and performances on offer at the retro themed Big Bang Festival main weekend, as well as the world famous Temudas dance and theatre Festival and the Heineken Jazz festival. There will also a double fair…

Maspalomas Carnival 2018 theme: “FestuM+”

The International Carnival of Maspalomas 2018, is to be held between 2-11 March themed The Middle Ages. Maspalomas will to transport revellers to the medieval historical era that spanned from the fifth to the fifteenth century. V-XV Century The Town Hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana chose to use the word game…

Fiesta del Carmen Mogán 2017

The Fiesta del Carmen is held in Arguineguín and Playa de Mogán with the townhall this year presenting a single program from 7 to 30 July. The program of the Fiestas del Carmen 2017 includes a great variety of religious, traditional, and cultural celebrations for all. This year the program includes some…

Newsbrief: Electric car charging points plan for Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria

Town councillors of Mogán, Ernesto Hernandez and Juan Carlos Ortega, accompanied Cabildo de Gran Canaria technical staff, on Monday July 3, during a visit to the town Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria on the southern Costa Mogán. The visit is being touted as the first step to enabling charging points for…

Events: Fiesta del Carmen Arguineguín – Mogán 2017

Mogañeros on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria celebrate Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen – St. Mary of Mount Carmel,) the patron saint of sailors every July. On Gran Canaria, one of the most spectacular events is the Maritime Procession which sees a huge flotilla of fishing boats, leisure…

The Canary Weekend Tips 30 June – 2 July ’17

First weekend of July ahead, skies of blue and hot bright sunshine, and many wonderful events to go and experience around the island. Old stuff is in back fashion with the Big Bang Festival in Las Palmas, there´ll be tapas, and music and a witch parade in Telde, a sea…

British tour operators warn of jail terms for hotel fraud

(EFE) .- The CEO of the UK Travel Agents Association (ABTA), Mark Tanzer, has warned that British tourists presenting false accusations against hotels, for financial compensation, can face major fines and even prison sentences. In an interview with Spanish news agency Efe, Tanzer said that the tourism industry faces losses…

Woman detained in Arguineguin for neglecting her children while drunk

UPDATE:  We have been reliably informed by sources close to the case that there are serious errors in this story as reported by Spanish and UK media. From what we understand, the woman was at no time “naked in the streets” and was instead suspected of being drunk in bed,…

75% resident travel discount between islands is activated this midnight

The official state bulletin has today published, Wednesday 28 June, the Budget Law for 2017, which was advanced yesterday by the vice president of the Canary Islands, Pablo Rodriguez, stating that from this midnight residents will be able to buy airline tickets and boat trips between islands with the discount of…

The Canary Events highlights July 2017

After the San Juan celebrations, with the most amazing midsummer weather, there are plenty of events and festivities to enjoy during the summer month of July 2017.  Here are some of our favourites; handpicked events for the month ahead. A local bank holiday in the municipality San Bartolomé de Tirajana…

Works start on the Arguineguín – Patalavaca promenade

The long overdue conditioning and reinforcement works to the coastal walkway between Arguineguín and Patalavaca, alongside the GC-500, is scheduled to begin soon. The works are estimated to last 9 months along the 733 meter promenade that connects the popular fishing-cum-tourist town of Arguineguín and the enclave of Patalavaca. The project…

Las Palmas begins work on the MetroGuagua rapid transit system

The first work to build the infrastructure for the Las Palmas MetroGuagua begins over the next few days, to create a high capacity transit line set to improve mobility and transform the capital city, in a collaboration between the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Municipal Guaguas,…

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