ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

Did you know that the most recently discovered species of dragon tree

Newsbrief: Man arrested while burying more than 1kg of cocaine

Guardia Civil arrested a 39-year-old man last week who they surprised while he was burying a large packet containing a kilo of cocaine in a Gran Canaria barranco ravine. The arrest was carried out as part of an operation deployed by the Guardia Civil’s Anti-Organized Crime and Anti-Drugs Team

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Policia Nacional have announced that they have dismantled an organisation 

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains

The Spanish National Heritage Council have decided after meeting in the capital

Events: Spring Handcraft Fair Faro de Maspalomas

Events: Spring Handcraft Fair Faro de Maspalomas

The seventh Faro de Maspalomas Spring Time Handcraft Fair

New cruise & airline routes announced

New cruise & airline routes announced

The airline Eurowings last week announced two weekly flights from Vienna being scheduled

Newsbrief : Tough flu season in the Canaries, as recorded flu deaths double

The winter flu season 2016-2017 has seen 140 hospitalised cases of confirmed influenza, of which 95,7% were virus A and the rest, virus B. Twenty-four deaths have also been reported, all due to virus A, with the exception of one case of virus B. Last flu season ended with 190 hospitalisations

Gran Canaria train still in the works

Gran Canaria train still in the works

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, it has emerged this week, is still pushing forward

New effort towards Canaries Agroturism

New effort towards Canaries Agroturism

A new initiative entitled ‘Canarias convida‘ aims to bring visitors and the local consumer closer

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 March’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 March’17

Another busy weekend ahead with many Carnival events going on around the island

New Bricomart DIY store open Wednesday

New Bricomart DIY store open Wednesday

The first Bricomart ‘warehouse’ store in the Canary Islands is opening to public for the first time

Carnival Costa Mogán 14-19 March 2017

Carnival Costa Mogán 14-19 March 2017

Carnival Costa Mogán 2017 starts this Tuesday, March 14th. The theme for this year

New cultural offering in Las Palmas

New cultural offering in Las Palmas

The City Council of Las Palmas and the Tourist Board presented “a new culture proposal”

Newsbrief: ‘Poema del Mar aquarium’ announce opening at the end of the year 2017

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Loro Parque Group this week presented the newly constructed Poema del Mar Aquarium at the ITB, which is the world’s largest tourism trade fair held in Berlin. They also announced that opening will be at the end of the year

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Over the last month there have been multiple sightings of brightly shimmering sea creatures

The Canary Weekend Tips 10-12 March ’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 10-12 March ’17

A hot ‘scorchio’ weekend ahead and also a very busy one with so many events, 

International drugs & money laundering bust

International drugs & money laundering bust

The Guardia Civil’s recent operation ‘Deambular VI’, has led to the arrest of 12 people

Newsbrief: Registered unemployment falls in the Canary Islands in February

Registered unemployment numbers dropped in the Canary Islands by 1,874 people over the last month, February, which means 0.81% than the previous month, according to official figures, to stand at 229,900 registered unemployed (on the Paro) across all the islands, according to the Ministry of Employment

A working history of Gran Canaria’s women

A working history of Gran Canaria’s women

The quiet, invisible work of women has played a fundamental role in the traditional culture 

Warm Saharan winds bring Spring Calima

Warm Saharan winds bring Spring Calima

With temperatures rising and Saharan dust blowing in on a glorious spring Calima

Policia Nacional detain seven pickpockets

Policia Nacional detain seven pickpockets

Policia Nacional last week detained six men and one woman, all of Romanian nationality

January tourism increases in Canaries

January tourism increases in Canaries

Tourist spending increased in January by 11.3% year-on-year throughout the Canary Islands

Spain’s main tourist destination in January

Spain’s main tourist destination in January

The Canary Islands were Spain’s most visited tourist destination in January

70% of Gran Canaria bees Black Canarian

70% of Gran Canaria bees Black Canarian

More than 70% of the island’s bees are of the Black Canarian variety, a study commissioned

2017 Maspalomas International Carnival

2017 Maspalomas International Carnival

Maspalomas Carnival starts tonight, Friday 3rd March and runs until the 12th March 2017

The Canary Weekend Tips 3-5 March 2017

The Canary Weekend Tips 3-5 March 2017

Another Carnival filled weekend ahead as Las Palmas Carnival comes to an end 

CCTV & WIFI in Parque Sur Maspalomas

CCTV & WIFI in Parque Sur Maspalomas

The Town Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has announced works are beginning 

New asphalt in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

New asphalt in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

The Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana say they have completed the new plan

Sexually exploited young Nigerians saved

Sexually exploited young Nigerians saved

Policia Nacional say they have dismantled an international criminal organisation

28 kg of cocaine seized from container

28 kg of cocaine seized from container

Customs agents discovered 28 kilos of cocaine, at the start of February, hidden