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International passengers to Gran Canaria increased 6% in March, growing 3.2% in the first quarter of the 2018 overall

Gran Canaria received 407,000 foreign passengers in March,  23,600 more than during the same month last year, when 383,730 visitors arrived on the island, a 6% rise, according to the latest report published by Spanish airport authority AENA. These figures now consolidate Gran Canaria’s position of as one of the most preferred tourist destinations, by Europeans, during a period that includes Easter, and once again highlight the Nordic, German and British as primary source markets, leading the arrivals of passengers to the island. The combined Nordic market was once again the main source of winter arrivals, accounting for 37.4% of...

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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 6-8 April 2018

Another gorgeous Gran Canaria Spring weekend ahead as April gets into full swing with a possibility of a light rain showers inland and in the north. There are a multitude of events around the island to go and visit.   6-15 April, El Pajar, San Bartolome de Tirajana Fiestas de Santa Águeda del Pajar  The little coastal population just next to Arguineguin, El Pajar, are celebrating their main patron saint fiestas. Festivities start this Friday and continue until 15th of April. On Friday, at 18:00 a little street procession with street band, will include the big Papier-mâché dolls and...

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Cabildo opens a portal to manage online permits for camping areas

Applications for camping permits on the island of Gran Canaria are now simpler and more efficient than ever with a new virtual reservation portal developed by the Cabildo, a tool designed to reduce procedures and to facilitate the management. The portal, hosted at, allows direct booking of places and the ability to obtain authorisation via the internet to avoid the unnecessary travel to Las Palmas that used to be required. The new facility should also significantly reduces the volume of calls handled by the Cabido’s Oficina de Información y Atención al Ciudadano (OIAC). This new booking system complements the...

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The Canary Guide Easter Weekend Tips 30 March – 1 April 2018

It’s Easter and Aprils fools all in one weekend ahead and the weather prediction is just gorgeous ! =) The whole island is on a 4 day weekend and Good Friday will bring some amazing religious processions to the capital. UD Las Palmas are playing home game against Real Madrid on Saturday. Its also the first weekend of the month so Gran Canaria’s network of museums open their doors for free visits once again and Triana, the open commercial area in Las Palmas have a special program planned for this Sunday. A little visit to the capital´s main beach...

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Easter week – Tradtional religious processions around the old quarter of Las Palmas

Whether you are religious or not, there are few more interesting spectacles than the faithful following in processions behind images of their crucified christ and the virgin Mary, infused with deep felt sentiments and strongly held traditions, you can expect weeping, wailing, incense smoke and men in hoods among many other strange sights at this time of year on Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is in the middle of one of the biggest holiday celebrations of the annual calendar, with many events celebrated in vigour and intense, devout religiosity.  Welcome to Semana Santa, Holy Week. Many of...

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