Tag Archives: maspalomas

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…

34º+ in the shade hot weather advisory for Gran Canaria

AEMET, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, have issued yellow advisories, denoting risk, for maximum temperatures expected on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday morning the north and northeast coasts of Gran Canaria, including the capital Las Palmas, will see some cloud below 300 meters, that looks likely to clear through the…

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…

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…

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

Maspalomas ‘Minute of silence’ for #London

The town hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana stood in mourning over the murderous attack

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

The XIX Circuito Maspalomas Golf Cup

Sunday May 28 marks the start of the XIX Circuito Maspalomas Golf

Events: San Fernando fiestas 25 May-4 June

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

Fake sportswear at Maspalomas market

Agents from the Policia Nacional detained eleven people, nine men and two women

#Manchester Minute of Silence in Maspalomas

A large group at the town hall governing Maspalomas and the south of Gran Canaria

Newsbrief : Pasito Blanco party boat DJ detained with drugs.

Policia Nacional detained two 40 year old men a couple of weeks back for allegedly planning to distribute narcotic substances onboard a recreational boat intended for parties out at sea and one of them is said to have been the DJ responsible for playing the music.  Identified with initials S.G.M. and…

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

Newsbrief: Irish national detained for large quantity of drugs during pride event

Policia Nacional have detained a 28 year old, of Irish nationality and with initials C.D, as alleged perpetrator of a crime against public health having discovered 25 cubic centimeters of liquid ecstasy, crystal meth and cocaine all hidden in his underwear during the pride event in San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

“Miss Summer International” pageant

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

Six Blue Flag beaches for the south

The Blue Flag environmental program announced last week that the Canary Islands have

Events: ‘Maspalomas Music Festival’ August

Three days filled with music are being planned for the first ‘Maspalomas Music Festival’

€3.7 million for the GC-500 boulevard

San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the Canarian Development Fund, FDCAN, have agreed

Investigation in to bus overtaking cyclists

The driver of a public transport Global Bus was filmed overtaking a group of cyclists

Easter Weekend Tips 14-16 April ’17

It’s Easter weekend and with two public holidays that also means a long four day weekend

Centre for Initiatives & Tourism on Land Law

Opinion Article by Fernando del Castillo y Benítez de Lugo, president of the CIT

Nayra reopens as hotel in Playa del Inglés

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