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La Alcaldesa Bueno Secures Incredible Majority in Mogán

Mogán, May 29, 2023 – The often controversial incumbent, O Bueno, La Alcaldesa, has achieved an unprecedented and resounding victory once more in Mogán. The candidate who switched her party’s name, for these elections, to “Juntos por Mogán”, a local ally of the regionalist conservatives “Coalición Canaria” (CC), will once again assume the role of mayor. Her party has clinched a rather noteworthy 17 out of the 21 seats in the Municipal Council of this popular tourism destination located on the sunny southwest of Gran Canaria.

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.


Numbers of Spaniards visiting Gran Canaria on holiday has broken a new record in 2018

Spanish National tourism to Gran Canaria has broken a new record in 2018 with almost 600,000 visitors, just over a 5% increase over the previous year, although the increase exceeds 10 percent if you take into account the forecast of the full winter tourist season, that is, up to March 2019.
President of the Cabildo, Antonio Morales, pointed out that one of the keys to this result has been in the work towards de-seasonalisation of tourism, as well as work to decentralise Madrid air connections, so that Gran Canaria is now connected with 14 Spanish cities that will increase to 17 with the additions planned for the summer.
The average stay has increased already exceeds eight days and the average total cost is €737 per person.
The bulk of mainland tourists continues to arrive via Madrid, but as direct connections have been established with other points, flights originating in other cities has also increased, so that in 2018 46% came from Madrid and the rest, 54% from other regions of Spain.
Of the total visitors last year 11 percent came from Galicia, Catalonia respectively, 10% from Andalusia, 6% from Valencia and 5% from the Basque Country. The rest were from Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla-León.