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Mogán town council assumes direct management of services on Playa de Mogán

The Mogán Local Council on Friday installed new sun beds and umbrellas on Playa de Mogán, beginning direct management of seasonal services of this popular beach, along with the other six beaches for which it now holds corresponding authorisations: Las Marañuelas, Costa Alegre, Taurito, El Cura, Aquamarina and Patalavaca. Since last summer they have also been in control of direct exploitation of  Puerto Rico and El Perchel beaches.  The majority of these coastal tourism enclaves were managed by private companies who held the concessions, some of which had been in place for decades. 

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 27-29 January 2023

Tenteniguada Almond Blossom Festival
It’s the last weekend of January and exactly two weeks to go until the 2023 Carnival season starts on Gran Canaria. This weekend will most probably be enjoyed with a drop of wet weather, Sunday being forecast as the rainiest. The southern tourist enclaves look to also see a bit of cloud cover and even a small chance of seeing a few drops of rain. However you look at it, it may be handy to have umbrellas and raincoats around during the days to come. There is even the possibility of some snow on the mountains as we head into next week.

More than half of all Canary Islands properties sold last year were bought by foreigners, more than half of those non-residents

While we still await final figures for the last quarter of 2022, the latest official data from The Canary Islands has shown foreigners are buying more homes in the Canary Islands than ever before. The number of real estate acquisitions by non-residents in the Canary Islands has risen 52% compared to the same period in 2021, and is already 16% higher than the highest ever record set in 2017.


The Canary Guide Yule time #WeekendTips, Merry Christmas

Flower Week in Gáldar. Photo Ayto Gáldar
From sunny Gran Canaria, we wish you all Feliz Navidad! Happy holidays! Merry Yuletime!
Local celebrations on the 24th and 25th are often low key and family oriented and it looks like the weather is going to be wonderful, at least until Monday, when a cold front looks set to move in over the archipelago, bringing with it some rain and even a chance of snow on top of Mount Teide.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 16-18 December 2022

Semana de Flores, Flower week in Gáldar. Photo Ayuntamiento de Gáldar
It’s the weekend before most foreign residents (and visitors) celebrate their Yuletime dinners and get-togethers. Of course here in Spain, and on the Canary Islands, December 25th is a day of simple, quiet contemplation with the main gift giving days being 12th night, the epiphany, January 5th & 6th, in celebration of the Day of the Three Kings, so for Canary Islanders there is still plenty of time of Christmas shopping to be done. This year the 25th forms part of a ‘puente’, a bridge weekend as it falls on a Sunday, and so Monday (Boxing Day to all you Brits) is a Public Holiday in Spain.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 9-11 December 2022

The renovated natural pool of El Perchel beach in Arguineguín
There is no avoiding it. It’s the second weekend of December and the Yule time festivities are pretty much the theme for all the events happening on Gran Canaria over the days and weeks ahead. The municipalities of Santa Lucía and Agaete are celebrating their patron saints’ festivities as well as a few other neighbourhoods around the island. The municipalities of Mogán, Teror, Valsequillo and Arucas are just about to start their seasonal programs this weekend, with their respective Lights-on events.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 11-13 November 2022

AEMET prediction for Saturday 12 November 2022
It’s the second weekend of November already and it is going to be a beautiful and busy one on Gran Canaria. The festive season is getting closer and closer and a lot of the Yuletime lights are up already, with many official ‘lights on’ events still to come, so stay tuned.
There are plenty of awesome events and festivities taking place around Gran Canaria, highlights include the WOMAD world music and dance festival, happening in the capital, as well as Fashion & Friends. It’s also the big weekend for the Winter Pride events at the famous CC Yumbo in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. Right now is also a lovely time to visit San Gregorio in Telde with co-patron fiestas as well as Gastronomic days promoting Gofio happening at the same time this weekend. Valsequillo will be filled with antique, old, vintage motorcycles and cars celebrating the 30th-anniversary edition of ‘Viejas Glorias’ with many more events and places to explore, experience, and enjoy as the weather is going to gorgeous for any kind of adventure, anywhere.
Upcoming bank holidays:Wednesday, November 17 is a local Bank holiday in Telde, festivities to honour the co-patron San Gregorio Taumaturgo.
Upcoming events:20 November • Gran Canaria Maspalomas Marathon 202226-27 November • Km.0 Fair Gran Canaria in Ingenio2-4 December • Christmas Fair – Feria de Navidad de San Mateo4 December • Avocado Fair Mogán
*** Check out the regular listings and markets and a range of other events on our main calendar at The Canary Guide website***


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