Nayra reopens as hotel in Playa del Inglés

Nayra reopens as hotel in Playa del Inglés

The old bunglalow complex, Nayra, located on Calle Irlanda in Playa del Inglés

Newsbrief: Brit detained during holiday in Las Palmas for assaulting partner

An incident took place last Friday on Calle Olof Palme in the Capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas. Agents of the Policía de Barrio responded to a report made to 092 (the direct police contact number) about a couple on the street engaged in a heated argument, when officers arrived at the scene

Airline news: UK to Gran Canaria with Jet2

Airline news: UK to Gran Canaria with Jet2

Gran Canaria airport will have two new links with the UK starting from April

Tragic death of a young woman in Telde

Tragic death of a young woman in Telde

Last Friday, March 31, 34-year-old Ayoze Gil, reportedly went to his mother’s house

Newsbrief: Very precious luggage forgotten in airport elevator

Policia Nacional in the south of Gran Canaria have located a suitcase containing jewellery inside, valued at more than €100,000 that appears to have been lost on arrival to the island by its owner, a foreign tourist. The search for the missing bag was triggered following a report from a foreign couple

Searching for patera south of Gran Canaria

Searching for patera south of Gran Canaria

A Salvamento Marítimo (Maritime Rescue) Sasemar 103 aircraft and a rescue boat

155 wines vie for Best Canarian Wine Awards

155 wines vie for Best Canarian Wine Awards

A total of 155 wines from across the Archipelago will compete for the Best Canarian Wine Award

LPA International film Festival until 9 April

LPA International film Festival until 9 April

Since its inauguration in 2000, this festival has set out to find its own niche

Attracting blue & green economy investors

Attracting blue & green economy investors

The ‘Best in Gran Canaria’ brand group have earmarked €600,000 to attract investors

The Canary Weekend Tips 31 March-2 April

The Canary Weekend Tips 31 March-2 April

A beautiful first weekend of April ahead with many events, markets and fiestas happening

Newsbrief: Las Palmas records best numbers of British tourists in the last decade

Gran Canaria’s capital, Las Palmas, this February recorded their best figures for overnight stays by British tourists and travellers from Great Britain since 2009. The city is currently seeing record numbers of travellers from the British Isles, which are the highest since the Instituto Canario started

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

Part of the GC-605, a beautiful mountain road popular with the more adventurous tourists

1.5 million seats to Gran Canaria in 2017

1.5 million seats to Gran Canaria in 2017

The airline Ryanair will schedule 1.5 million seats to and from Gran Canaria in 2017

Gran Canaria airport, a leader this summer

Gran Canaria airport, a leader this summer

Spanish Airport Authority, AENA, have predicted that Gran Canaria Airport will generate the most 

65% of dunes lost in just half a century

65% of dunes lost in just half a century

Gran Canaria has doubled its population over the last half century, while

Spar Natural to open store in Las Palmas

Spar Natural to open store in Las Palmas

Spring always brings good news and Spar Natural have announced they will

Switch Off for Earth Hour on Gran Canaria

Switch Off for Earth Hour on Gran Canaria

Cabildo de Gran Canaria is switching ‘off’ on Saturday at 20.30 to join ‘Earth Hour’

Ongoing GC-1 highway works

Ongoing GC-1 highway works

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria have started to implement an emergency plan

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 March’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 March’17

The first weekend of Spring ahead and Summer will be an hour closer this Sunday

Events: “Traditions market”, 25-26 March in Playa de Mogán

Events: “Traditions market”, 25-26 March in Playa de Mogán

The “Traditions Market”, Easter Edition, in Playa de Mogán

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 Handicrafts Fair at Faro de Maspalomas

Events: Spring Handicrafts Fair at 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