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More than 4 million foreigners visited Gran Canaria in 2017 an increase of 8.29%

Gran Canaria registered a new record in 2017 with more than 4,075,000 foreign visitors, according to the latest report published by Spanish Airport Authority AENA, growing 8.29% over the previous year with 312,000 more foreigners having chosen to visit the island. The figures reinforce Gran Canaria’s position, say the tourism board, as one of Europe’s preferred tourist destinations throughout the year and once again highlights the importance of the British, German, and Nordic markets, which between them amount to more than 3 million passengers last year, remaining as the pillars of the island’s tourism sector, said Gran Canaria’s Minister...

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Gran Canaria Weather: Cloud, some rain and even the possibility of some snow…maybe

The north and northeast slopes of the island have started with cloudy skies this Sunday morning, with weak rainfall expected to continue into the afternoon, especially in the northeastern regions, but beginning to lessen as the day wears on. Cloudy intervals elsewhere may produce a low probability of weak and scattered showers. Lows of 13ºC in the south and in coastal areas, with highs of around 20ºC, struggling to get above 14ºC at higher altitudes inland. Northeast wind, with strong intervals are expected in high areas and on southeast and northwest facing slopes . Breezes along the southwest coasts with scattered...

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Brit critically injured in Playa del Inglés after suspected drunken fall

A young British man of nationality was critically injured in the early hours of Sunday morning after a fall from six meters high in Playa del Inglés, in the southern Gran Canaria municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana . The main 112 Emergency and Security Coordination Centre received an alert no long after midnight. It was reported that 21 year old had fallen from a height of about six meters on the Costa Canaria promenade, near the Don Palomón hotel complex, and that he was lying on the grounds of the bungalows Santa Ana. The local police, together with the staff of the SUC...

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3 arrested in Meloneras for robbery at Bahía Feliz apartment

Agents of the National Police have arrested three men of 32, 41 and 44 years of age, all of them with previous police records, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana suspected of being the alleged perpetrators of two crimes of burglary and theft, both committed in the main tourist resort area of Gran Canaria. They are accused of breaking into an apartment complex in Bahia Feliz , where they stole clothes, a tablet and cash. Later they moved on to a supermarket in Meloneras to steal three baskets full of tobacco cartons and bottles of alcohol. A call to the Policia Nacional main line 091...

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The ‘Magic’ of the carnival main stage takes shape in the Santa Catalina park

The main stage for the Las Palmas Carnival 2018 , themed Magic and the fantastic creatures, is already taking shape in Parque Santa Catalina. Less than 20 days to go before the main Carnival season begins and the proscenium arch is already erected and decorated with scenery that will set the aesthetic for the multitude of galas and events that will be inaugurated from Friday, January 26. Following the traditional reading of the proclamation, this year by Canarian comedian Kike Pérez, kicking off a month or more of debauchery;  the coming weeks will be filled with street parties, parades, competitions, music, masques, outlandish costumes...

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