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The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


Events: 51st season of Opera Las Palmas

For all Opera enthusiasts, the 51st Las Palmas opera season is now on until 16th of June. Like last year, there will be five different productions, a combination of operatic, romantic and realism. La forza del destino, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi has started the 2018 season this week and as a  novelty, a unique double-bill of short-but-sweet chamber operas Trouble in Tahití & Gianni Schicchi will follow in March.
If you are interested, you can get your tickets here. Ticket prices start at €15
Here is the full program for the 51th Las Palmas opera season :
La forza del destino, ( Verdi ) at Theater Pérez Galdós
FEBRUARY: Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd and Saturday 24th , 8.30 pm.
Trouble in Tahití & Gianni Schicchi ( Bernstein & Puccini ) at Theater Pérez Galdós
MARCH: Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th, 8.30 pm.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia ( Rossini ) at Theater Pérez Galdós
APRIL : Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th, 8.30pm
Carmen ( Bizet ) at Theater Pérez Galdós
MAY: Tuesday 22sd, Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th, 20h30.
Turandot ( Puccini )  at Theater Pérez Galdós
JUNE: Tuesday 12th , Thursday 14th and Saturday 16th , 8.30 pm.