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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.


Accessibility improvements on the southern beaches of San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and San Agustín)

In recent months, various improvements have been carried out on different beaches in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, aiming to to secure nothing less than to have the best beaches available for residents and the tourists who visit throughout the year, as well as recovering Blue Flags, which were lost two years ago.

Works to improve accessibility, like the installation of walkways to facilitate access to the shore, with a canopy to provide shade area. These walkways and canopies have been installed on the beaches of Faro de Maspalomas, San Agustín and Meloneras, in addition to those already existing in Playa del Inglés.
On the other hand, new selective rubbish collection containers have been installed at the exits of the beaches, one of the requirements requested from the management organisation who coordinate the official Blue Flags system. The rehabilitation of the foot washing facilities and showers and the installation of stainless steel railings on the access stairs have also been added. over the next few days, all the information totems on each of the beaches will be renewed, with new maps and updated pictograms on each of them.
Months of effort have been aimed at making sure these beaches achieve the quality levels required by the organisation. The town hall say the are confident that with these actions they can recover the blue flags, the seal of quality for beaches, since they have fulfilled all the established requirements.

Over the last week, the sundbeds/hammocks that were pending renewal of their tarpaulins have been installed on the beaches of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Specifically, there are now 500 hammocks, which are distinguished by their chocolate brown colour, in addition to the 1,045 that were installed on February 14 when the service was resumed.