Category Archives: Tourism

65% of dunes lost in just half a century

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

A terrible toll, forty years perished

The events leading up to that Sunday afternoon in 1977, as thick cloud fog

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

Did you know that the most recently discovered species of dragon tree

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

One of the tourist busses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria almost caught fire

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Policia Nacional have announced that they have dismantled an organisation 

New cruise & airline routes announced

The airline Eurowings last week announced two weekly flights from Vienna being scheduled

Gran Canaria train still in the works

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, it has emerged this week, is still pushing forward

New cultural offering in Las Palmas

The City Council of Las Palmas and the Tourist Board presented “a new culture proposal”

Newsbrief: ‘Poema del Mar aquarium’ announce opening at the end of the year 2017

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Loro Parque Group this week presented the newly constructed Poema del Mar Aquarium at the ITB, which is the world’s largest tourism trade fair held in Berlin. They also announced that opening will be at the end of the year

January tourism increases in Canaries

Tourist spending increased in January by 11.3% year-on-year throughout the Canary Islands

Spain’s main tourist destination in January

The Canary Islands were Spain’s most visited tourist destination in January

Newsbrief: The SBT Town Council have improved visibility and safety in 22 pedestrian crossings

The Town Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has improved lighting in 22 zebra crossings in the municipality. The new public street lights were installed to increase and improve the visibility and security at pedestrian crossings

“HappyOrNot” surveys in Canarian airport

Canary Islands airports have installed almost 30 devices to collect information 

Meanwhile on Fuerteventura…

Two wild donkeys are causing a small internet sensation in a video recorded

Snow joke, but it did rain in Las Palmas…

There was some rainfall yesterday on all the islands, in some places intense and intermittent.

Events: ‘Fiesta de la Papa’ in Firgas

A festival for the humble potato is to be celebrated in Firgas on the north of the island

Newsbrief: End of high EU roaming charges in sight, to begin June 2017

A European Union political agreement between the representatives of the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission has been announced as a final achievement that looks set to finally make proposals for the so-called “roam-like-at-home” project start working as of 15 June 2017

Ingenio & Telde get lost & unclaimed items

Gran Canaria Airport has handed over, to the municipalities of Ingenio and Telde

New Maspalomas sun loungers & parasols

The south coast tourist municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has set up 2753 new sun 

Grand Lady of Las Palmas Carnival 2017

At every Carnival a Grand Lady is elected and honoured as the elegant face

The Canary weekend tips 10-12 February

….Carnival time has arrived and, with rain predicted, it could be a wet start for the festivities

3rd Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival

San Agustín in Gran Canaria´s deep south will host its third Soul Festival,  28-30

Hispania acquires four hotels on Gran Canaria

Real estate investors, Hispania, last month acquired 100% of Dunas Hotels & Resorts,

Gran Canaria’s best ever tourist numbers

After receiving over 4.2 million visitors in 2016, Gran Canaria officially recorded

Canaryfly’s Carnival prices between Islands

The airline Canaryfly is offering “Carnival prices” for flights between the Islands.

The Canary Weekend Tips 3-5 February 2017

February has arrived in a pink blaze of blooming blossoms; the first weekend