Guardia Civil remove Tauro Beach bathers

The Guardia Civil have, according to reports this Friday morning, removed around 200 people 

Guardia Civil remove Tauro Beach bathers

Tourist favourites on Gran Canaria in 2016

Gran Canaria beaches were the main tourist attraction visited by travellers who chose the island

Tourist favourites on Gran Canaria in 2016

Avocado cultivation areas increased 58%

Spain is the main avocado producer in Europe. Most of the avocados grown

Avocado cultivation areas increased 58%

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

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

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

70% of Gran Canaria bees Black Canarian

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

70% of Gran Canaria bees Black Canarian

1st captive-bred Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch

At the start of September, the EU LIFE +PINZON project released the first captive-bred

1st captive-bred Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch

Gran Canaria Walking Festival Starts

800 participants and hikers from 24 countries will participate in the GCWF, to be held

Gran Canaria Walking Festival Starts

GRAN CANARIA WALKING FESTIVAL

The 5th edition of Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2016 has been made up of 6 trekking routes 

GRAN CANARIA WALKING FESTIVAL

Detained for trapping Gran Canaria birds

Guardia Civil and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria have denounced two people for illegal bird 

Detained for trapping Gran Canaria birds

Lopesan planting trees for Veneguera

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the company Costa Veneguera Lopesan Group

Lopesan planting trees for Veneguera

Perseid meteor shower over Gran Canaria

The Perseid meteor shower peaking this week is thought, particularly from Gran Canaria

Perseid meteor shower over Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2016

Gran Canaria Walking Festival is the most international hiking event in the Canaries

Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2016

Gran Canaria only has 10% food sovereignty

Gran Canaria cultivates less than a third of its available 30,000 hectares of irrigated, 

Gran Canaria only has 10% food sovereignty

Wine production grew 16.5% on Gran Canaria

The winemakers of Gran Canaria, collected in the 15 municipalities where grapes are grown

Wine production grew 16.5% on Gran Canaria

Loro Parque to meet SeaWorld about orcas

Zooilogical Tourist Attraction Loro Parque has requested a meeting with officials from SeaWorld

Loro Parque to meet SeaWorld about orcas

Gran Canaria collected 1.4m m3 of water

Gran Canaria’s main reservoirs collected 1.4 million m3 of water during the weekend

Gran Canaria collected 1.4m m3 of water

Canary Islands thunder showers and snowfall

Friday began with freezing temperatures and cloudy skies

Canary Islands thunder showers and snowfall

Prealert declared for wind, rain and snow 

The regional government has declared a “prealert” in the Canary Islands for adverse 

Prealert declared for wind, rain and snow 

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

January was unusually warm and very humid throughout mainland Spain and The Canary Islands.

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

Record Las Palmas cruise passengers

The Port of Las Palmas closed the year 2015 having received 682,885 cruise passengers

Record Las Palmas cruise passengers

Canaries non-hotel stays rose 3.1%

Overnight stays at non-hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, campsites, rural tourism and hostels)

Canaries non-hotel stays rose 3.1%

Canaries commit to rural island tourism

The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Canary Islands’ Government, Maria Teresa Lorenzo

Canaries commit to rural island tourism

Spanish campsites use sees an 11% increase

Campsites in November recorded 11% more overnight stays – 9.8% more by Spanish nationals

Spanish campsites use sees an 11% increase

Amazing Gran Canaria beach shark spotting

The Canaries Shark Alliance (Alianza Tiburones Canarias) sent out this video

Amazing Gran Canaria beach shark spotting

Canaries Highest Ever Rural Occupancy

The Canaries saw its highest ever rural occupancy rate, with 31.5% of all available beds.

Canaries Highest Ever Rural Occupancy

Rescued: Three hikers lost in Tejeda

The Helicopter Emergency and Rescue Group (GES) rescued three hikers who were lost

Rescued: Three hikers lost in Tejeda

Sharks Alliance slam poor news journalism

Members of The Canaries Sharks Alliance (Alianza Tiburones Canarias) and their president Fernando Frias

Sharks Alliance slam poor news journalism

Love Gran Canaria: Boxing day blossom

Visitors to the Gran Canaria mountains are in for a treat with the almond trees of Ayacata

Love Gran Canaria: Boxing day blossom

Rising temperatures in the Canary Islands

As predicted, Tuesday has started with clear blue skies in the Canaries, with temperatures rising

Rising temperatures in the Canary Islands

2016 Gran Canaria tourism board budgets

The Gran Canaria tourism board has confirmed their budget for 2016, which will increase by 4.5%, 

2016 Gran Canaria tourism board budgets