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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: Almond Blossom Route and festivities in Valsequillo 27-28 January

This year’s Almond Blossom Route in Valsequillo, one of the most traditional celebrations in the Canary Islands, is happening at the end of this week in the rural municipality located in the eastern mountains of Gran Canaria, about 20 minutes up from Telde.
Saturday 27 January, Día de Turista in Tenteniguada 11:00-15:30
A well attended event in this tiny traditional village with plenty to do and see including a market and traditional artisans, folkloric performances and Canarian music, tasting of typical Canarian dishes and various indigenous games.
Sunday 28 January, Almond Blossom route 10:00-16:00
The Almond blossom route visits 4 points within the municipality, La Barrera, Valsequillo casco, Las Vegas and Tenteniguada. An authentic chance to experience local communities on a very festive day surrounded by the blossoming almond trees which herald the coming of Spring.
Pig roasts:  in La Barrera, Las Vegas and Tenteniguada
Exhibition of local/indigenous animals : Valsequillo casco (the main village)
Popular music : in Valsequillo casco
Folkmusic and dancing:  in Valsequillo casco
A Threshing exhibition: in Las Vegas