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An unusually cold January in the Canary Islands, with a touch of snow and more sunshine than usual!

January in The Canary Islands saw the lowest maximum temperatures on record since 1969, along with heavy rains, snow, hail and strong gusts of wind that exceeded 130 kilometers per hour in some places, according to the latest Climatological Report from the Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET. Thermal behavior during this first month of 2018 has been colder than normally expected in almost 60% of the Archipelago, including a good part of the eastern islands, almost the entire coastline of Gran Canaria. On the other hand, it has been warmer than usual in areas of the south and west...

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Mogán to build a recreational park for all in Puerto Rico with an investment of €1.2 million

The Mogán town hall have confirmed the project to build an urban park in Puerto Rico, the tender for which, they say, has already been awarded and will start construction by the end of March. The works have a budget of more than €1.2 million, financed entirely by the Town Hall, and will take approximately 8 months to be completed. The Puerto Rico recreational park is to be built on a plot of 10,100 square meters located between the residential area of ​​Motor Grande and the tourist resort area of ​​Puerto Rico. The park is set to transform the area from an...

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Noisy demonstration by construction workers outside Puerto Rico hotel

 A Gran Canaria hotel chain has in recent weeks reopened the former Portosol hotel under the name of the Nachosol Atlantic , in Puerto Rico, after a comprehensive renovation of all the facilities and the services it provides. The remodeling was to give the building a fresher, more up-to-date look, better adapted to the modern day tourism reality of the Canaries. The hotel, located on Calle Fuerteventura number 15, was originally opened in 1988 as a complex of 34 apartments and now, after taking advantage of the latest Tourism Modernisation Law, has returned to the market to add a...

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Three arrested in Puerto Rico after swindling an 85 year old tourist who came straight back to denounce them

The Guardia Civil arrested three people in Puerto Rico de Mogán (Gran Canaria) for cheating a tourist using what has affectionately become known as the “Tablet Scam” offering a touch screen device for a bargain price, but then allegedly charging the victim’s credit card with €3,090 on the day he returned to his country, despite being told the device had only cost him €15. Several rogue shop workers in recent months have been arrested in various tourist resort towns of the Canary Islands and some have even starred in special investigative programs on television in northern Europe, so the...

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Landslides around the summits and on the north of Gran Canaria

The wind and rain from the north this Wednesday, February 7, have caused landslides on Gran Canaria. Specifically in the area of La Bodeguilla , on the GC-153, within the municipality of San Mateo. Road Service personnel are working on clearing the road, which remains closed and with no injuries reported. Another team has been sent to clear the access to Aríñez, also in San Mateo. Three more landslides As a result of the cold spell that hit the island last week , several other landslides have been reported. The last one, on Tuesday morning when falling rocks up...

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