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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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The Canary Guide Weekend tips 12-14 January 2018

A more tranquil couple of weekends ahead before the Carnival season starts with a bang in the capital Las Palmas at the end of the month along with one of the most scenic & nature-infused festivals: the Almond blossom season, held in Valsequillo and in Tejeda. In the meanwhile, enjoy the January sunshine and take full advantage of the sales, get out and explore as the. almonds are in blossom and all the wonderful markets that Gran Canaria has to offer are returning to normality after the Yule Time frenzy. Friday 12 January 34th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE...

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93 people drowned in the Canary Islands region during 2017

Downing deaths last year were more than double the number of road deaths in the region.  93 people died by drowning in the Canary Islands during 2017, making the archipelago the worst autonomous community in Spain, having the highest number of deaths by drowning last year, according to the National Drowning Report prepared by the ‘Real Federación Española de Salvamento y Socorrismo’. The Canary Islands was once again the Spanish territory with the most drowning victims, just as it was in 2016, and with numbers having significantly increased from 71 the previous year to reach 93 deaths by drowning in...

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