Tag Archives: tourism

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…

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…

The Canary Weekend Tips 16-18 June’17

Just one week to go before midsummer night (known locally as San Juan) and there are plenty of goings on to explore and see over this coming weekend. The harvest fair in El Tablero will bring a traditional touch to the south, with foundational celebrations going on in the capital,…

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

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

False claims alarm Canary Island hoteliers

British tourist scams, encouraged by unscrupulous lawyers, making false claims of food poisoning

Hoteliers say they will not pay false claims

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

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

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 

“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

Playa de Mogán closed due to sewage leak

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

The Canary Weekend Tips 12-14 May

Another lovely May weekend ahead with some amazing events going on including the FIMAR