Tag Archives: tourism

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

€650,000+ investment for Port of Arguineguín

Vice-President of the Canary Island government and the councillor of public works

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 February

It’s a perfect Carnival weekend ahead, though there is a small chance of rain on Sunday

Ingenio & Telde get lost & unclaimed items

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

British tabloid fakes turn up the fear (& BS)

The Spanish Home Office have vigorously denied rumours this evening of the government

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

In January 11 drowned in the Canary Islands

Eleven people lost their lives in the Canary Islands in water-related accidents

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.

Newsbrief: tourists couple detained after assaulting each other in the south of Gran Canaria

San Bartolomé de Tirajana police detained a man and a woman of 34 and 35 years of age, both British nationality and without previous police records, suspected of an offense of assault. The intervention began after police received a 091 call from a hotel in the south of Gran Canaria

The Canary Weekend Tips 3-5 February 2017

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

Puerto de Mogán bus station inauguration

The new bus station for Playa and Puerto de Mogán was officially inaugurated

Puerto de Mogán’s new bus station open

After nearly two years, and apparently no sign of work to finish the seemingly ill fated 

Lopesan plan yet one more shopping centre

Lopesan Group, the largest native hotel chain on Gran Canaria, have said

Events: Almond Blossom Festival Tejeda 2017

The almond blossom festival in Tejeda began in 1970

Nearly 15 million visit The Canaries

‘Islas Canarias‘ closed the year 2016 having been visited by 14,981,113 tourists

Weather: Overcast start to the week, perhaps rain

Overcast intervals to the north and northeast of Gran Canaria

Newsbrief: Gran Canaria registers more than 31.2 million overnight tourist stays

In 2016, Gran Canaria surpassed 31.2 million overnight stays by tourists, according to the latest data from the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics, ISTAC, which highlight an increase of more than 10.5% over 2015, when just 28 million nights were registered in officially regulated establishments on the island.

Best year for Las Palmas tourism recorded

2016 closed as the best year for Las Palmas tourism in recent history.

Airline news: Daily flights to Lisbon

Gran Canaria is to gain a daily flight to Lisbon with flight operator TAP Portugal starting

Events: Las Canteras beach timetravels

A re-creation of the capital’s past is to be staged on Las Canteras Beach, in Las Palmas

The Canary Weekend Tips 27-29 January

The last weekend in January ahead with Saturday marking the start of the “Year of the Rooster”

“LPA Experience+” sightseeing ticket

The  ‘Experience+‘ combination ticket will bring together several of Las Palmas