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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 19-21 January 2018

A sunny weekend ahead and the almond blossoms are just starting to appear on the mountain with the very first one to bloom in Tenteniguada, just above Valsequillo, but more of that next weekend.  This weekend Firgas hosts a weddings fair,  Santa Lucia hold their main big farmers market at the Vecindario Karpa, and the capital Las Palmas will see road closures throughout the city for the 9th Gran Canaria Marathon.  An important match for Las Palmas football team who really need to win some games in Spain’s top division or face relegation.  And Rock Music fills the Alfredo...

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More Finnish flying to Gran Canaria this Summer with new air routes announced, Nordic market growing

Norwegian airlines are renewing their Gran Canaria route connecting the island with Helsinki, the capital of Finland, starting next April 8, which will be operational throughout the summer season, allowing Finnish travellers to visit Gran Canaria the whole year round. Visitors flying from Finland for many years have had no regular connection with Gran Canaria during the summer, so this new route will make it possible to make the impact of tourists from Finland less seasonal, previously having been concentrated exclusively in the winter season, said Tourism Minister of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Inés Jiménez. More than 132,300...

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The Naviera Armas fast ferry between Las Palmas- Santa Cruz

Naviera Armas has started to operate between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife with a new fast ferry service. The newly commissioned vessel,the “Volcán de Teno”, is now the first direct fast sea line between the two Canary Islands capitals and offers a range of amenities, including a shop and three cafeterias on board, one of which is exclusively for Premium class customers. The new fast ferry started operations on 26 December and has launched a special promotion with tickets from €8.75 each way (resident price). Estimated route duration of the Fast Ferry is 1h 40 minutes, (always...

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First phase of the Marañuelas-Anfi walk should be complete at the end of January

The first phase of the work to rejuvenate the Marañuelas-Anfi promenade, linking rguineguín with Anfi del Mar, along a 2.5 kilometer stretch of Mogán’s coastline, is to be completed by the end of January, according to the local town hall. More than 20 years since the “blockade and paralysis” of this long overdue project, its first phase is to finally be completed with the second stage already having secured funding. The rehabilitation works have completely transformed La Lajilla beach (also known as Costa Alegre), improving the natural pool, creating a solarium, green areas, equipping it with 500 cubic meters...

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The Canary Guide to Carnivals on Gran Canaria 2018

The Carnival season is starting on Gran Canaria. It’s going to be 2 months of celebrations, galas and carnival mayhem on the Island with some municipalities even holding more than one Carnival! Many events to attend throughout carnival season, with some of the most popular including the Drag Queen competitions, election of the Carnival Queen, colourful Comparsa dance displays, Canine Competitions Childrens competitions and of course massive street parades and large crowds in fancy dress partying into the early hours. A celebration of the end of winter and the coming spring, everyone is encouraged to dress up and step...

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