Category Archives: Tourism

A cool stroll through Gran Canaria´s beautiful and historic Finca Condal

Looking to cool off in the midsummer heat?  Did you know that the traditional old houses of the past on Gran Canaria were designed specifically to be cool inside?  If you are looking for some real cultural history, rustic elegance or simply a change from the pool side buffets and…

The Canary San Juan Weekend tips 23-25 June’17

A scorching hot weekend ahead with bonfires across the island from Friday celebrating the midsummer, the longest day of the year, exactly six months before Christmas. San Juan, the summer solstice , and midsummer days are celebrated here with fires on the hillsides and huge gatherings across the islands. Pretty…

Gran Canaria backs Siam Park leaving southern town hall no excuses

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, last week recommended that Siam Park promoter, Wolfgang Kiessling, request the Territorial Qualification, “spontaneously” asked for by the town hall governing Maspalomas, the main tourist zone in the south, to end the newly arisen “doubt” from within the local council…

Lebensraum strikes back, water park project under fire

Nobody can, for the life of them, figure out what on earth is happening with the promised Siam Park Gran Canaria, that so long overdue water park project planned for the south of the popular sub-tropical holiday island, a project yet to break ground.   Despite repeated announcements of all…

Compensation claim fakes ordered average of 12 alcoholic drinks a day

Two Liverpudlian tourists who tried to sue Jet2holidays, by claiming they were ‘bed-ridden’ during their visit to Gran Canaria as a result of food poisoning, were, it has transpired, actually boozing throughout their stay, according to their hotel bill. The duo stayed at the Gloria Palace Hotel on the south…

Kiessling frustrated by Town Hall delaying Siam Park

Entrepreneur Wolfgang Kiessling has been waiting for eight months, along with the rest of us, for the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana to grant him the final outstanding license to start channelling of the El Veril ravine, so that the long touted water park development can begin. According to a statement…

Air Europa to fly between Canary Islands

International airline Air Europa plan to fly inter-island routes between Canary Islands, in direct competition with Binter Canarias and Canary Fly, as of October 30. They are reportedly scheduling flights from seven in the morning until nine at night. Initial routes will include passenger flights between Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria,…

President advises territorial report for El Veril

The Kiessling group continues to wait for the San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Hall, writes Thaidi Llames for Spanish language daily La Provincia, to grant authorisation to channel the El Veril ravine, where they plan to build a water park similar to Tenerife’s Siam Park. The southern municipality has now…

Why is Maspalomas delaying water park?

It´s been a busy week with regard to El Veril and Siam Park Maspalomas with questions being asked about

The Canary Weekend Tips 9-11 June’17

The second weekend of June and Summer is here already. There are plenty of events happening

Events: Foundation of Las Palmas festivities

June 24, 1478 an army, commanded by Captain Juan Rejón sent by the Crown of Castile

TUI Holland chooses the Port of Mogán

The largest Dutch tour operator, TUI Holland, has chosen the picturesque village of Puerto de Mogán

San Fernando night of Wine & Tapas

The Fiestas de San Fernando de Maspalomas will celebrate a Night of Wines

The Canary Weekend Tips 2-4 June’17

First weekend of June and its looking marvellous on Gran Canaria. The summer

Hoteliers say they will not pay false claims

Spanish hoteliers say they are not willing to compensate blackmail.  CEHAT 

Events: San Fernando fiestas 25 May-4 June

The festivities in honour of San Fernando de Maspalomas will start on Thursday 25th of May

Mogán Naval Maritime Rescue Exercises

The Spanish Armada (Navy) are today, in Puerto de Mogán, on a major maritime

Gran Canaria’s record tourist expenditure

Gran Canaria saw its highest recorded first quarter tourist spending in history 

The Canary Weekend Tips 19-21 May’17

The hot weather this week looks set to continue in to the weekend, and there are lots

“Miss Summer International” pageant

San Bartolomé de Tirajana will play host to the parading of more than 15 young women 

Playa de Mogán closed due to sewage leak

A spill of fecal sewage water has been detected in the area of ​​Playa de Mogán

Events: Motor Grande & Puerto Rico Fiestas

Motor Grande & Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, in the municipality of Mogán, are having

Thomas Cook include Agaete for the 1st time

Tour operator Thomas Cook have included the municipality of Agaete for the first time

The Canary Weekend Tips 5-7 May’17

First weekend in May ahead with plenty of events, fiestas and groovy happenings