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Centre-Right Pact Between Regionalists (CC) And Resident Conservatives (PPAV) Returns Marco Aurelio Perez As Southern Mayor

The conservative Partido Popular-Agrupación de Vecinos (PP-AV) and the right of centre regionalist Coalición Canaria (CC) have this Thursday signed a local government pact that will shape the future of the southern Gran Canaria tourism municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The alliance, dubbed a “Pact for Stability and Socioeconomic Progress of San Bartolomé Tirajana”, represents 60% of the votes cast in the municipality’s recent local elections, emphasised the  mayor-elect, Marco Aurelio Pérez (PP-AV), who returns for the third time to lead the local council responsible for some of the most important tourism areas on the island, including Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and San Agustín.



Local Government Coalition Agreement Maspalomas and the South of Gran Canaria

A governing coalition pact has been finalised in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The Popular Party–Agrupación de Vecinos (PP-AV) conservative residents party is to join forces with regionalist centre-right Coalición Canaria (CC) to govern the main tourist municipality on Gran Canaria for the next four years. Marco Aurelio Pérez will serve as mayor for the entire four-year term, and the Popular Party will take charge of Employment, Sports, Roads and Infrastructure, and Human Resources, among other areas. The regionalists, led by Alejandro Marichal, will oversee Urban Planning, Economy and Finance, and Tourism as their main departments.



Storm Óscar Latest: Government of the Canary Islands Declares Rain Alert for Western Islands and Gran Canaria

A storm system, dubbed Óscar, has formed over the last few days over the mid-north Atlantic, unusual for this time of year, and has led to concern from meteorologists and journalists as it passes south of the Azores, its tail should reach The Canary Islands, before the system heads northeast towards mainland Spain.  Advisory warnings have been issued in expectation of heavy rainfall, primarily in the Western Isles of the Canary Islands Archipelago, though some rainfall is also expected to reach Gran Canaria over the next couple of days.  It seems unlikely that any major consequences will stem from the bad weather, however these things can be unpredictable and so every precaution is taken to ensure people are informed and kept safe.



Foundation Investigated for Alleged Mismanagement of Public Funds Meant for Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

The 7th Investigative Court of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has opened a preliminary investigation into the Social Response Foundation Siglo XXI and four of its directors. The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office in Las Palmas filed a complaint against them, alleging crimes that could include forgery of commercial documents, mismanagement, and embezzlement of public funds. The investigation aims to determine whether this nonprofit organisation, and its officials, could have misused public funds intended for the care of unaccompanied migrant minors, during the migration crisis of 2020 that was precipitated by the pandemic confinement on the islands, leading to a build up of arrivals having to be assessed and cared for by the Canary Islands Regional Government, using hotels left empty due to the lack of tourism. The estimated amount involved in the alleged misuse stands at around €12.5 million between 2020 and 2022 on Gran Canaria alone.



Canary Islands Expect Rain and Potential Storm Weather Next Week

The Canary Islands are preparing for a change in the weather next week, as a significant increase in cloud is expected bringing higher probability of rain. The effects of a powerful storm forming in the Atlantic Ocean are likely to extend to the Canary Islands as well as neighbouring Madeira and The Azores.




Prime series, Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’, filming on the south of Gran Canaria

Various enclaves of the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana on Gran Canaria will be the setting for the shooting of a fourth season of the popular series broadcast by a well-known streaming platform, Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’, starring the American actor John Krasinski, who plays a CIA analyst with specialist skills.



For approximately 45 days, a large film crew will travel to areas including Castillo del Romeral and Meloneras. Local mayor Conchi Narváez told press “our municipality will once again project its image internationally as a set for large audiovisual productions such as this one, as it qualifies as one of the great productions of the year that will include our Archipelago as a natural setting,”.
Precisely, in order to facilitate the development of this action series, broadcast on the Amazon Prime Video platform, the Consistory has published an Edict warning the population living in Castillo del Romeral not to be alarmed by the simulated movie “detonations” that are planned for this southeast coastal enclave during the days when filming will take place.
On May 3, the Consistory made public a proclamation warning of plans relating to ‘Noise and Use of Pyrotechnics’. Specifically, and in order for the population to have all the right information, the detonations will be both during the day and/or at night, starting this Monday, the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, May 19, 20, 24 and 25, 2022.
As stated by the Municipal Edict, “noise disturbances may be suffered from the actions that will be recorded in the surroundings of the port, such as small explosions and shots.”
Subsequently, as of May 15, there will be some total and intermittent closures to road traffic, turning off public lighting and the introduction of parking limitations in various streets around the coastal neighbourhood.


Legal foreign residents, even without a Spanish health card, can register to get vaccine appointments

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that all foreign residents, legally registered in the Archipelago, who do not have a health card can now make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Many foreign residents with private healthcare had reported issues in participating in the vaccine roll out programme, this latest announcement should resolve the problems encountered.



To do this, they can go in person to their nearest health centre to update their contact information, by providing their registration certificate, that effectively confirms that they are residents of the Canary Islands, as well as their passport as their identification document. Once their data is registered in the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) system, they will be scheduled for vaccination at one of the established vaccination points, always prioritising by age group.
Vaccination for people between 50 and 59 years oldThe Ministry of Health confirmed that vaccinations for group 9 (aged from 50 to 59 years old) has begun, in the areas that have already completed the vaccinations of those over 60. For this reason, people included in that group, between 50 and 59 years old, should wait to be called to receive their vaccine and in no case call the health centre or 012 directly just yet.
Currently, these appointments are being made directly from the individual health centres, as each of them manages its own agenda. Once each group is completed in each basic health area or island, so the next group should begin to receive calls for appointments.

?Los extranjeros residentes legalmente sin tarjeta sanitaria pueden acudir a los centros para ser citados para recibir la vacuna contra la #COVID19.
Para ello, deben acudir al centro de salud más cercano con su certificado de empadronamiento.
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Phase II: Canary Islands beaches to reopen for recreational use from Monday

On Monday, May 25, beaches on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma will open once more for people to be able to sunbathe and swim recreationally, however showers, foot-baths and designated recreational areas will stay closed to avoid possible infections from Covid-19.

These remaining five will join the other Canary Islands, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa already in phase two of the Spanish state de-escalation plan, which were among the first places in Spain to advance to that stage last Monday. This will mean greater levels of freedom throughout the Canary Islands, including leisure use of beaches, although the state regulations have once again generated uncertainties.
A technical meeting of the Canary Islands Federation of Municipalities (FECAM) and the regional government was convened yesterday to establish a framework protocol for the measures to be taken by the various municipalities in allowing access to their beaches. They recognised the differences between a small cove and beaches that stretch for kilometers, with the intention of clarifying some of the issues likely to be encountered.

At this time, the priority is security “on the ground,” said Tomás Pérez, Mayor of La Aldea and leader of the Fecam security commission, so lifeguard teams from the Red Cross will join the Local Police to control compliance with the rules of social distancing and protection measures.
All across Spain there are still many unknowns. Although Fecam is clear that, as a general rule, showers and recreation areas will be closed and that the separation between beach users will be monitored, there are still multiple issues that need to be defined.

In Andalusia, for instance, there are proposed measures to limit the capacity of people on the beaches. There they are recommending showering before going to the beach and then again upon arrival, with people being asked to not stay on the beach for more than four hours to avoid crowds. Other areas, such as Galicia, are asking people to make a prior appointment to avoid overcrowding. FECAM do not plan to go to these extremes in the Canary Islands. Pérez refered to the first day that we were allowed to exercise, in phase zero, or to go to bar and restaurant terraces, in phase one. Though there were crowds at first, the numbers have lessened, which he believes demonstrates that it is a matter of individual responsibility, which can be extrapolated to the general opening of the beaches, which can already be used for sports training. He stressed that we cannot yet relax our efforts to mitigate the effects of a virus that has claimed 155 lives on the islands and more than 27,700 in Spain.

The ministerial order for the penultimate phase two of de-escalation indicates that visits to the beaches will be allowed, always maintaining a minimum safety distance of at least two meters, or, failing that, using alternative measures of physical protection, including consistent hand hygiene and a mask, mandatory in public spaces. Groups can be a maximum of 15 people.

Shopping centres, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas, theaters, weddings and funerals

Shopping centers will also be allowed to reopen under phase two rules, however, with quite a few limitations, as common areas and recreational areas will still be out of bounds, and capacity will be limited to 40% with a preferential service schedule established for people over 65 years of age.

Restaurants will be able to allow customers to enter inside, once more, although food and drink cannot be consumed at the bar and seating will be limited to one third of capacity, so that there is sufficient separation between customers. Nightclubs will not open yet.

Cultural spaces such as libraries and museums will be joined by cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, which will open to the public with previously assigned seating and limited to a third of capacity. Shows must host audiences of less than 50 people indoors and less than 400 outdoors.

In addition, from phase two, weddings can be held in all types of facilities, at up to 50% venue capacity and without exceeding 100 guests in outdoor spaces or 50 in closed spaces.

Funeral wakes will also have a limit of 25 people in open spaces or 15 in closed spaces. And among other relaxation measures in phase two of de-escalation, places of worship will now be limited to half normal capacity.

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The first weekend of February 2020 and on the verge of Carnival season on Gran Canaria about to start with a bang in the capital Las Palmas. Before that however there is Almond blossom blooming across the mountainous summits and a major festival to celebrate in Tejeda, the Virgin of Candelaria is a major celebration here on the islands marking the first of the years patronal pilgrimage fiestas and romerias, as well as some really lovely markets to go and visit. 
AEMET, the Spanish state meteorological agency are predicting wonderfully sunny, and even warm, winter weather pretty much around the whole island. And this is a perfect winter weekend to explore Gran Canaria and all the wonderful events on offer.


The 49th Fiestas del Almendro en Flor in the picturesque central mountain village of Tejeda, 1-2 February 2020. This is one of the most popular festivities during the winter season on Gran Canaria and is one of the most wonderful events to visit at this time of year. Almond trees blossoming daub the beautiful spring mountain scenery and offer visitors an unique experience most definitely worth a drive along some of the islands oldest roads through the ancient summits.
SATURDAY, 1 FEBRUARY Over the last 6 years, the first day has been dedicated to tourists and indeed anyone that would like to enjoy all that this village has to offer. It is so lovely that it has been officially named as one the most beautiful villages in all Spain. 
There will be a large artisans’ fair and tastings of traditional Canarian tapas, with very affordable prices as well as performances from various folk music groups, popular games for all ages, exhibitions, music and a traditional and authentic fiesta atmosphere.  Well worth a trip up to see.
SUNDAY, 2 FEBRUARYThe second day will be a true sample of Canarian tradition and culture. Artisans, folkloric groups, ventorrillos (small street stalls), and plenty of typical produce from the area. Everyone will meet early morning to set up an authentic scene to welcome the people who visit. The day will be enlivened by folkloric groups.
*** There will be some traffic restrictions around the village  *** 

This Saturday  visit the lovely western coastal agricultural market town of La Aldea for their main market day where you can get a preview of their planned Carnival festivities Las Mil y Una Noches, “Arabian nights” (A Thousand and One Nights), celebrated from 14 february to 14 March.  
Between 09:00 to 14:00 as well as the regular market, you can also visit the Living Museums located in the surroundings of the Marketplace, There is also children’s entertainment, Carnival and chocolate tortillas at 11:00 at La Alameda as well as  thw magic and beauty of oriental styled dance at 11:00 

The municipality is celebrating Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria, the patron of the Villa de Moya.
On Saturday at 18:00 an eucharist at the church and is followed by a religious procession via the street of the town. 
CANDELARIA EN FAMILIAThe Town Hall of Villa de Moya host an opportunity to enjoy one of the first major local fiestas of the year this Saturday with a day full of family activities. Children’s workshops, magicians, clowns, inflatable attractions and music concerts,Children’s activities start at 10:30 on Calle Miguel Hernández. Latin music group Kilombo improvisado play from 13:00 at Plaza del árbol retondo. In the evening Próxima Escapada perform at 21:30 and Star Music are on at 23:30 at the Anfiteatro Municipal. 
On Sunday, at 12:00 a solemn eucharist followed by a religious procession with the image of the virgin around the streets of the town. 

The municipality of Villa de Ingenio are celebrating the last days of  their Patron Saint’s festivities of La Candelaria and San Blas 23 Jan – 3 Feb, 2020. “Las fiestas en honor a Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria y San Blas”
On Saturday, A little street parade can be joined at 18:00 around the main church and Los Molinillos area.  Later, a tribute concert “U2.0 en Concierto, yep you guessed it a tribute to U2 at the Plaza de la Candelaria at 21:30 -23:00. The night will end with a concert performed by “Maldita E.G,B”
On Sunday, there is a Craft and Agricultural market on Calle Ramón and Calle Cajal between 10:00-16:00-Livestock fair and exhibition at Recinto Ferial de la Cantonera 10:00-12:30.-Tastings of local cheese, wine and bread at Plaza de Candelaria from 11:00. -Children’s animation 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00.-At 11:30 a solemn eucharist at the church which is followed by a religious procession and brindis popular (local foods like ropavieja, enlivened by music). -There will be a cart race on from 17:00-19:00 at the Plaza de la Candelaria.  Race route; departure C/ Luján Pérez, C/ Juan XXIII, C/ Plaza de la Candelaria, C/ José Morales Ramírez, Avda. Candelaria, C/ Francisco Pérez Ramírez, (Final), Cruce con C/ Calvo Sotelo. -Music spectacle “Raiz” at 21:00 at Plaza de la Candelaria. 

San Mateo comes to life with its weekly weekend market in the centre of the town. A perfect time to explore this lovely mountain village. Take a stroll around the gorgeous old part of the town with its narrow cobbled streets and beautiful colonial rural buildings. 
The main market area is under renovation at the moment and soon will be much more spacious. However despite the construction work this old local country market town continues to be very popular at weekends, with authentic local produce, for which people come all over the area. Fresh farm produce direct from the producers as well as bread, pastries, cheese, herbs, spices and everything between.
On Saturday from 08:00 to 20:00 and on Sunday from 08:00 to around 14:30-15:00 

The farmer’s market and handicrafts. Every fortnight, on a Sunday, set among the palm trees of this popular tourist resort town, accompanied by the sounds of typical Canarian music, from early in the morning there is a farmers and crafts market. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheese, sweets and so much more.  The market is open from 08:30-14:30.

The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 24-26 January 2020

It’s the last weekend of January and winter has finally caught up with us; the weather prediction is, well … unpredictable, which basically means a little less sunny than usual in the south and some colder winds and cloud likely to the north.  Nevertheless Spring is never faraway here and there are some amazing events going on including almond blossom festivities in Valsequillo, free concerts in the capital, a snail eating fiesta in Agüimes, a vintage car rally in Mogán among many others. Here are The Canary Guide top picks for this January weekend on Gran Canaria. 

FRIDAY 24 JANUARY, LAS PALMAS , Free Classical concert “Galdós en Quegles”
A lovely classical concert to be enjoyed, as part of the 100th festivities in honour of famous Las Palmas born writer, Benito Pérez Galdós.
Benito Pérez Galdós was a popular Spanish realist novelist. He was the leading literary figure in 19th-century Spain, and many scholars consider him second only to national literary hero Cervantes, in stature as a Spanish novelist. Born on May 10, 1843 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria he died January 4, 1920 in Madrid.
Friday’s concert starts at 19:30 performed by the Municipal Symphonic Band of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at Palacete Rodríguez Quegles (calle Pérez Galdós, 4), Free entry until seats full ( recommended to be very early)

As the the almond tree’s start blossoming the landscape of the mountain municipality of Valsequillo completely changes creating a wonderful natural spectacle. To celebrate the beautiful explososion of pink and white flowers in the municipality, the Almond Tree blossom Route has been held every year since 1971.

Travel by bus from Maspalomas 
The Global bus company will be running four services on Saturday and another four on Sunday from Maspalomas Lighthouse to the gorgeous little village of Tenteniguada. Also, from Santa Catalina bus station there will be a special service to Valsequillo on Sunday 26.

The flowering of the almond trees is typical at the end of winter, as they prefer cooler temperatures, the inland weather over recent weeks has accelerated the blossoms arrival and the Valsequillo festivities again herald the coming -springtime from the last weekend of January.
On Saturday 25 January, The Almond Blossom festival in Tenteniguada, “Día de Turista” 10:30 – 15:00  
This well attended event in the tiny traditional mountain village above Valsequillo offers plenty to do and see including a traditional street market and craftspeople & artisans, folkloric performances and Canarian music, tastings of various typical Canarian dishes and a range of taditional Canarian games.
On Sunday, 26 January, the main fiesta day ; The Route of the Almond Blossom.
One of the most traditional celebrations in the Canary Islands in the rural municipality located on the east-north-eastern mountain sides of Gran Canaria, about 20 minutes drive up from Telde, or a half hour bus ride. The events usually run from 10:00-16:00 in the main town and many of the surrounding villages.
During the weekend Valsequillo quadruples its population along a route resplendant with folkloric groups, crafts and gastronomy stands . The route takes place simultaneously in the neighborhoods of La Barrera, El Casco, Las Vegas and Tenteniguada, where visitors can enjoy agricultural markets, tastings, taifa dance, folklore, musical performances and much more.
Lush green landscapes, traditions and produce of the land are an essential part of this “Ruta Almendro en Flor”. On Sunday, on the “route” you will find almost two hundred small stands, stalls & trucks distributed between the neighbourhoods of La barrera, Valsequillo, Las Vegas and Tenteniguada, offering roasted pork, beletén, sancocho canario, cheese, carnival tortillas and of course, almonds. As well as an agricultural market, taifa dances, native animals, threshing and even milking. A day on which the Racho de Ánimas de Valsequillo, one of the oldest Canarian cultural manifestations, will travel to all the points along the Route to delight attendees and sing their songs.

A new season of #Musicando, a series of free outdoor concerts for all to enjoy.Starting from 25 of January 2020 at Parque Doramas in Las Palmas. All concerts start at 21:00 and are free entry until seats full.
The timplist, the quintessential Canarian instrument played by Benito Cabrera, returns to the José Antonio Ramos auditorium in the Parque Doramas, Las Palmas to open the fifth year of “Musicando” concerts.

The 10th edition of the Mogán classic rally will depart and finish at Paseo de Los Marrero in Puerto de Mogán. X Clásica de Mogán is a regularity event for historic vehicles ( 25 years old and more ) and first scoring round of the regional championship of the XVII Islasa Canarias Classic 2020 and of the XIV Classic Cup Gran Canaria 2020 .
The 2020 edition, as usual, will present a totally linear route, taking place in two sections separated by a long stop at Artenara for lunch. It will have a first section that will take place between 12:00 and 14:15, covering 62,976 km, divided into five sections.
The second part of the itinerary comprises another eight sections with a total of 124.264 km that will complete the 187+ km. total starting at 15:45 to arrive at 18:30 again in the port of Mogán for a toast to the drivers. At 19:45 the trophies will be handed out, both from the Clásico de Mogán and the Gran Canaria Classic Cup and from the Canary Islands 2019 Classic.

The Cordial Mogán Valle Hotel and the Paseo de los Marrero in Puerto de Mogán will be the official headquarters, departure point and final arrival of the classic, which will take place between 10:00  with the beginning of the verifications and end at 19:45  with the delivery of trophies.

On Friday, January 24th, the calibration section :1.- San Lorenzo-Casa del Gallo, 2.- Pedrazo – El Pajar and3.- Bañaderos-Arucas

The Agricultural and Livestock Market of Arucas takes place every fortnight in the facilities of the Cabildo Agricultural Farm, located next to the main exit to Arucas from GC-2, on the north coast of Gran Canaria. Click here to see the map location.  The market comprises some 65 exhibitors (farmers and ranchers) who market their produce directly to the consumer, with the aim of lowering the costs to the consumer. From 09:00-13:30 

Agüimes celebrates the ninth edition of their snails fiesta, the objective is to promote the consumption of a product that in this municipality has always been linked to the winter period. This is part of the program for festivities in honour of San Sebastián.
During the Fiesta, starting at 12:00 in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the winning recipes of the Gastronomic Contest “El Caracol de Oro” will be announced and the prizes will be handed out in the Insular cheese Tasting.
In this activity professionals from the Agüimes gastronomy will participate, and elaborate traditional and innovative recipes based on snails that can be tasted by the attending public. You can also taste the best cheeses and honey from Gran Canaria, all at popular prices.
Without a doubt, people who love the snail have an obligatory appointment on Sunday, January 26, in the municipality of Agüimes.

The non profit association Oceans4Life Gran Canaria is organizing a beach clean on Sunday in the south of Gran Canaria, on the PASITO BEA Beach, also known as Playa las Mujeres  from 10:30 a.m.
The plan is to clean the parking area near the beach and the beach itself. Volunteers meet at the parking area to collect and distibute materials and start the activity. To participate it is necessary to register. SIGN UP ! Registration is free.
You can take a lovely refreshing swim after the hard work of cleaning :). Do not forget to bring sunscreen, hat and picnic without plastic (fruit, nuts, water etc). Anyone who wants can bring snorkels to see what can be found on the seabed.

The municipality of Villa de Ingenio celebrates their Patron Saint festivities of La Candelaria and San Blas 23 Jan – 3 Feb, 2020. “Las fiestas en honor a Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria y San Blas”
On Sunday, Romeria, the pilgrimage offering which is followed by  the XXIV Baile de Taifa at Plaza de la Candelaria with music from several folklore groups.
The participants for the pilgrimage gather on Calle Constitución Española at 09:00 and the pilgrimage starts at 11:00 and will end at Plaza de la Candelaria.


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The Canary Guide Weekend & Yule Tips 20-24 December 2019

From sunny Gran Canaria we wish you all Feliz navidad! Happy holidays! Merry Yuletime!
The last weekend before celebrations on the 24th and 25th and it looks like it is going to be wonderful. This week we extend our normal Weekend Tips to cover events all the way to christmas eve. There are loads of wonderful seasonal goings on all around Gran Canaria. You may also see the island’s now traditional cheery motorcycle gang dressed in seasonal costumes cruising all around and dispensing smiles and joy throughout the weekend.
Welcome to the season of bearded strangers, with gifts, from some far off land, entering your home in the dark… It is the last weekend before most foreign residents celebrate their Yuletime dinners and get togethers. Of course here in Spain, and on the Canary Islands, December 25th is a day of quiet contemplation, though more and more Northern European and American traditions are making their way into the collective consciousness, with Santa becoming an ever larger cultural figure, the main gift giving days are traditionally January 5th & 6th in celebration of the Dia de Los Tres Reyes, Day of the Three Kings, 12th night, the epiphany.
Remember too, December 25th, January 1st and January 6 are all public holidays so government buildings and banks will be closed.

As part of the southern SBT town hall’s festive program there is a christmas market in the Parque de San Fernando next to the main parish church near the Casa Cultura.
Open every day starting at 17:00. Santa’s house, children activities and baked goods. 

As part of the seasonal program of the municipality there is a “christmas night in Gáldar” on Friday. From 18:00 to 02:00 with street parades, musical performances, concerts, local museum visits and much more. And at 19:30 the children’s big parade via the streets of the old town.

Mogán celebrate the season’s festivities this weekend in varied locations around the municipality. These are our highlights for the weekend. See too our main article here.On Friday in Motor Grande, by Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, there are local activities for children at the main plaza. Between 17:00-20:00 bouncy castles, Xmas workshops and plenty of animated activities. On the same day in Arguineguin at 19:00 there will be a family theatre at the Plaza Pérez Galdós, by the main church. On Saturday, there is a family show in Playa de Mogán at 19:00 at Plaza Dr. Pedro Betancor Léon, otherwise known as Plaza del Sol. In Arguineguin church, Christmas carols at 21:00 .On Monday, in Arguineguin at Plaza Pérez Galdós it’s all about children. Between 11:00-14:00 and then again 17:00-20:00. There will be bouncy castles, workshops and entertainment activities. And at 20:00 parrandas (music groups) start touring the town singing, bringing seasonal joy to the various original neighbourhoods.

On December 25, the 34th edition of the wonderful Living Bethlehem of Veneguera will once again take place on christmas morning. A now beloved Mogañero tradition, neighbours of this pretty little village perform a delightful representation of the birth of a boy child in a live action Bethlehem Nativity surrounded by Canarian traditional custom. Veneguera is just 10 minutes from the original Pueblo de Mogán and well worth a visit on christmas day.

The famous port market in the capital is also having a seaspmañ market over the weekend. The first Mercado del Puerto christmas Craft Fair, presents 20 stalls with a variety of artisans, children’s cooking workshops and two concerts on Saturday at the back of the market, to create a yule time atmosphere within the market and its varied gastronomy offer.
On Friday starting at 18:00, all day on Saturday and Sunday until 17:00.


As Part of the south eastern town hall’s seasonal program there is a Craft Fair on Plaza San Rafael (moved from Avenida de Canarias ). Starting on Friday December 20th until the night of the eve of Kings Day (Reyes) you can find craftspeople working with palm and ceramics, wicker, costume jewellery, miniatures, wooden toys, cloth and felt dolls, modelling, glass, tiles and cutlery, among other materials, display just some of the items on offer.Opening hours for the Fair 10:00-21:00, (except on public holidays). The night of the eve of Kings Day Jan 5, the fair will remain open until the closing of the main shops.On Friday 20.12, there is a Children’s parade from El Doctoral to the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias from 17:30 to 19:30On Saturday, the 50th anniversary concert performed by traditional folk music group “Los Faycanes” at 21:30Plaza de Los Algodoneros On Sunday, a children’s party with inflatables and workshops from 11:00-13:30 in the pedestrian area of Avenida de CanariasAnd from 18:00 to 20:00 a children’s show. 

21-22 DECEMBER, TERORFERIA FAMILIAR “TEROR EN NAVIDAD”Teror will be full of the season’s festive spirit with their Family Christmas Fair on Saturday. On Saturday, the Artisan fair 10:00-20:00 at Plaza del Pino (surrounding the church). At 12:00 the inauguration of the funfair. Different attractions for children and young. The funfair will remain until January 5, 2020, from 17:00-00:00 and on weekends from 10:00.At 12:00 a christmas parade through the streets of the old town, departing from Plaza de Sintes.At 13:00 ‘Christmas Show’At 14:00 ‘La Chiquipanda at Christmas’, animation with dances and games.15:00 to 18:00 Craft workshops ‘Create your own Christmas’ a Route through the old town with the ‘Train of Desires’, stopping at the Alameda Pío XIIFrom 17:00 to 18:00 ‘Sweet Christmas’: distribution of popcorn and cotton candy18:30 Visit of the Santa Claus and traditional lighting of the Araucaria, the Christmas tree at Plaza de Sintes / AlamedaAlso on Sunday the weekly Craft Fair at Plaza de Sintes 09:00-15:00 with performance of the parranda “Los Alamos” at 13:00.

The Plaza de San Juan in the municipality of Telde hosts this Saturday, at 21.30, one of the main events organized by the Department of Culture on the occasion of these holidays, the Christmas concert of Los Sabandeños and Araguaney.
A lovely opportunity to enjoy the artistic quality of these two musical formations, two references of culture in the Canary Islands, united to celebrate Christmas.  Araguaney and Los Sabandeños have prepared a show in which they will interpret the most representative themes of their repertoires, giving a prominent space to traditional carols and yule-themed songs.
Shortly before this concert, at 20:00, the Municipal Music Band of Telde will offer a recital together with the Soront children’s choir in the Basilica of San Juan.

Santa María de Guía also celebrate the holidays and among the main acts of their program is the “Parade of Dreams” this Saturday. A great parade with floats, giant clowns, papagüevos (big paper mache dolls) , music and animation with some beloved Disney characters that will depart at 18.30 from Avenida Lomo Guillén filling the streets of the historic centre with illusion and fantasy all the way to Plaza Grande where you can enjoy a family show “The Magic of Oz”, which will begin About 20:00.
The festive evening will continue with the concert of the group “Última Llave” y “Línea DJ”


22-23 DECEMBER, LAS PALMASCHRISTMAS PROGRAM LAS PALMASThese two concerts are traditions in the capital and mark for many locals the real start of the festive season. On Sunday, a festive concert by “La Trova” at the Atlantic gardens just next to the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus, starting at 20:00 On Monday, The XXXII traditional concert by “Los Gofiones” starting at 21:00 at Plaza de Santa Ana.

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER, SANTA LUCÍAROMERÍA DE LOS LABRADORESThe festivities in honour of the municipal capital’s patron, Saint Lucia come to an end this Sunday. There is an Eucharist at 10:00 at the church and at 12:00 the solemn eucharist and is followed by Romería, the pilgrimage offering for the “Romería de Los Labradores” starting at 13:00. Afterwards, there are festive celebrations in the municipal park with music.

Where can I find Santa on Gran Canaria??
Santa is always busy at this time of the year but he still have time to visit many places simultaneously, and here are just few of the places where you can find Santa over the weekend…

Shopping Center El Tablero 20.12-22.12  between 18:00-20:00
Mogán Mall on Saturday 21.12 at 17:30 Santa as well as Mama Noel with her elves. On the next day on Sunday, there is also a Gospel Choir concert at 18:30.
Holiday World Maspalomas on Saturday 21.12 at 18:30 with facepainting and workshop “Create your letter to Santa Claus” and visit of Papá and Mamá Noel!
Shopping Center Atlantico in Vecindario 23.12 between 17:00-19:30
Telde at Plaza San Gregorio on Friday 20.12 between 17:00-19:00
Shopping Center Las Arenas in Las Palmas 19-23 December.  on Thursday and Friday 19-20.12 from 17:00-21:00 and
21-23 December; 11:00-14:00 and again 17:00-21:00
Eurekakids toystores on Avenida de Mesa y Lopez in Las Palmas and on Calle Triana 35, in the shopping district Triana in Las Palmas On Friday 17:30-20:00 and on Saturday 11:30-14:00
La Aldea at Plaza La Alameda on 24 December from 11:00


Christmas songs & carol singing in English
Traditionally the International Evangelical English Church on Gran Canaria goes to various communities to spread the love of singing at this time of year. Here are the locations where you can join in to sing a song or two this festive season
Saturday 21.12 At Scruffy Murphys in shopping centre Puerto Rico at 19:30.
Sunday 22.12 at shopping centre Puerto Rico public plaza at 19:30 *
Monday 23.12 at Old Brogue in the shopping center San Agustin at 19:30
Christmas Day services 25.12 in Playa del Ingles at 10:00 and in Puerto Rico 11:30



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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 13-15 December 2019

It’s the second last weekend before the main seasonal festivities. All the holiday events programs for the municipalities are now in full swing and continue until January 5. This weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy many of the season’s joys here on Gran Canaria. The main festive weekend in honour of the patron saint of Santa Lucia is this weekend, as ever bringing too a Swedish flavour to the Triajana valley. There are seasonal, artisanal and agricultural markets happening around the island, including Moya, Firgas and San Mateo as well as the usual commercial offerings from “high street” Open Commercial Zones such as the Triana Happy Market Xmas edition in Las Palmas. Telde are also celebrating their 9th Orange Fair this Sunday.
AEMET, the Spanish state meteorological agency is predicting a lovely winter weekend for us with, sunny skies to the south and highs of 22º to 23ºC in the shade though cloud cover may be more prominent across the rest of the island.
And don’t forget to look up to the night skies, as the spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, with at least 2 shooting stars every minute expected to be visible.

The Municipality of Mogán start their Christmas program which runs to January 5. Seasonal festivities include activities spread across virtually every neighborhood of the municipality including Arguineguín, Mogán, Motor Grande, Las Filipinas, Barranquillo Andrés, El Horno, Veneguera and Playa de Mogán will each enjoy events aimed at the whole family and especially the littlest ones in the family.
The Christmas lighting has been switched on in Playa de Mogán and throughout the municipality
On Friday in Pueblo de Mogán there is a choir performance at 18:00 at Plaza Sarmiento y Coto and in Arguineguin there will be a Christmas Gala by the local gymnastics schools from 19:00 at Plaza Pérez Galdós.
On Saturday Pueblo de Mogán sees the inauguration of the main Nativity scene in the church from 20:30.
(Visiting hours are 11:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00 until 12 January). Afterwards traditional carol singing.
On Sunday, in Arguineguín the art schools of the municipality present “Navidad en Nueva York” at 19:30 in Plaza Pérez Galdós

The festivities in honour of the south-eastern municipal capital’s patron, Saint Lucia, are in full swing with the main weekend of events. Friday December 13 is also a local bank holiday in the municipality so you can expect council offices, banks and some shops to be closed for the day.
On Friday, the main day will start at 07:00 with the “Diana floreada” procession through the streets of the village and continues at 9:00 with the opening of the annual livestock fair, next to the municipal sports centre in the historic centre.
The religious day will begin at 09.00, with the first pilgrim’s mass, a solemn gathering of the hundreds of people who attend every year from different parts of the island to show their devotion to the patron saint of Tirajana.
The procession with the image of Santa Lucia will travel through the streets of the town and after the 12 o’clock a eucharist mass, which will be accompanied on its way by a group of women dressed in Canary mantillas. After the procession takes place, offerings of fruits and flowers, and the rites of water and milk, will be welcomed at the door of the beautiful old church. The program of the Fiestas de Santa Lucía and Los Labradores continues at 18.00, with the XLIII Folkloric meeting of the Caldera de Tirajana.
Saturday, the Day of the Haragán is one of the most popular acts of the patron saint’s festivities for Santa Lucia. Before that, at 11:00 various activities on Calle Leopoldo Matos will be followed at 12:00 by traditional Canarian games and local foods at 14:00.
From 18.00, the big street procession starts and the people of Santa Lucia will once again take part in the “Judgement of Haragán”. This year, highlighting  political and social upheavals, a new proposal will be laid out for the ruling on Mr. Haragan’s sentence, to decide his fate, and judge the final testimony of the accused, when the ever-guilty protagonist will, as ever, be burned at the stake.  This popular event allows for an often humorous and raucous laying out of charges for any ills or disservice thought to have been done to the people of the town, with the blame for perceived crimes of politicians and senior figures being laid firmly on Haragán.
The figure of the Haragán will be accompanied by papahuevos ( the big paper mache dolls ) and the Agaete music band. Upon return, chocolate with churros are on offer. Once the trial is over, the verdict of the popular jury will be celebrated with a fireworks display to celebrate the verdict with joy. The Agaete band will continue their entertainment until the night party will start at 22:00 at the park.
On Sunday, the XI Olive Fair in the patio of CEIP Santa Lucia. Starting at 10:00 farmers’ and artisan fair, children’s animation, an old cars and motorcycle exhibition, tastings and exhibitions of local Canarian traditions. At 14:00 traditional foods and at 15:00 a concert by “Son Caché”

As part of the Town hall’s festive program there a some delightful events happening this weekend.
On Friday, the inauguration of the Belén de San Telmo, the nativity scene, from 20:00 enlivened by a Gospel choir concert. Parque San Telmo.
On Saturday, “Musicando” in Parque Doramas continues the capital’s series of free concerts in the amphitheater from 21:00. Iván Quintana presents “Transhumania”.
Also at the same time at 21:00 in Plaza de Santa Ana, young singers perform their spectacle “Hakuna Matata”

The Firgas Christmas Fair and Gastro Fair for the north of the island is on between 13-15 December 2019. Enjoy a Canarian Christmas Market with Food Trucks, music and dance at the fairgrounds ( recinto ferial ).
On Friday at 20:00, the inauguration of the fair is followed by a performance of “La Trova” music group.
On Saturday, the Christmas market opens at 11:00. There is Family Theatere at 11:30. Little Red Riding Hood at Casa de Cultura (Limited Capacity).
At 13:00 a performance of “PARCHITA COLORÁ”.
Between 13:00-17:00 there is workshops for teenagers.
At 14:15 more music follows including “Los Lola” at 15:30 and “Swing Star” at 20:30.
On Sunday there is a Christmas concert at 11:30 and at 13:30 performance of “Los Granjeros”
A perfect opportunity to enjoy a local Canarian Christmas market, where people travel from other municipalities.

On Saturday, the commercial area of Triana in Las Palmas celebrates  “Triana Happy Market” Christmas Edition. “Triana Happy Market” encourages the shops of the area to ‘go out to the street’ together with invited brands, artisans, fashion designers etc.
Between 11:00 to 21:00 enjoy the varied commercial offering that this famous shopping area has to offer as well as the atmosphere of the season. Christmas decorations, activities, workshops, live music and much more.

The seventh edition of the Christmas Fair on Saturday and Sunday in the streets of the historic centre on San Mateo. The fair, organized with the collaboration of the AESAM Business Association will be enlivened on Saturday with a swing music concert at 12:00 and in the afternoon, at 17:00 the “Magic Toys” street theatre.
In addition, the Department of Health will distribute flyers as part of a new public awareness campaign with the aim of promoting adoption of pets and opposed to the purchase of animals to help fight against animal abandonment. On Sunday, the market is again enlivened by performances and this time by Claudia Álamo and Beselch Rodríguez at 12:00 in the Plaza del Pino.

The ninth edition of the Orange Fair this Sunday in the urban park of San Juan, Telde. The Washington Navel sweet orange, was once a precious luxury in Europe especially the North. You don’t find any more tasty elsewhere in the world. Between 10:00-15:00 oranges grown in the municipality will be on sale along with other local produce, live music, food stalls, as well as activities for children.
Telde’s main agricultural produce for centuries, alongside sugar cane, was the humble orange. The Washington Navel is a well known and highly regarded variety, grown on the estates at Higuera Canaria, La Herradura, Salinetas, Hoya Niebla or El Caracol, and is a favourite for many islanders.  *** Turismo Gran Canaria
An early reference to Oranges in the Canary Islands and especially Telde, Gran Canaria, stretches back to 1583 when Thomas Nicholas from London [born 1532] wrote his book  “ Islands of Canaria with their strange fruits and commodities” saying “This island hath singular good wine, especially in the towne of Telde, and sundrie sortes of good frutes, as Batata, Mellons, peares, Ayples, Orenges, Lemmons, Pomegranads, Figs, Peaches of diverse sortes, and many other fruites”. *** Canaryorange

The main streets of Villa de Moya old town will host a new edition of the Craft and Trade Fair “Moya at Christmas”. With more than fifty stands showcasing the most original gifts for this holiday season between 10:00-15:00.
There will also be storytelling, children’s workshops and music.


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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 6-8 December 2019

A lovely, long December weekend ahead with a bank holiday on a Friday making it an option for many locals to enjoy a “puente”, long “bridge” weekend. in the run up to the season’s festivities. With unfavourable weather forecast for many areas, rain and wind are predicted for pretty much the whole island, it is worth remembering that adverse conditions might cause cancellation of some outdoor events.
This Friday is Spanish Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) and marks the 41st anniversary of the referendum held on December 6, 1978 to enshrine into law the document that officially converted Spain to a Social Democracy. Two days later Sunday, 8 December, is the religious feast of the Immaculate conception. The Canary Islands government have chosen to transfer the holiday for Immaculate Conception (December 8), which falls on a Sunday, to another day of the year. This religious day celebrates the belief that christian belief that a virgin was preserved from “original sin”, even in pregnancy. Both days are national holidays in Spain.
The last of the Patronal festivities for the year 2019 on Gran Canaria is getting started in the lovely mountain town of Santa Lucia. There are many seasonal activities, sporting events and market going on this weekend and much more besides.
Remember that the Belen de Arena, sand nativity art, in the capital is open for visits until 7 January 2020.

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The festivities in honour of the municipal capital’s patron, Saint Lucia, begins officially on Saturday. There will be a eucharist mass at 18:00 and the proclamation, opening ceremony, in the parish church, at 19:00. Later this year’s newly elected “Lucia” will be presented in her first official appearance of the season.
Later at 22:00 Santa Lucia will enjoy music in the park.
On Sunday, “Día del Niño” a children’s fiesta will include various activities and bouncy castles, starting at 11:00 in the municipal park.
At 17:00 Scala en hi-fi infantil (a practised karaoke/playback style event) . This is followed by snacks for the little ones with a clown show.
The festivities continue until the 22md with the pilgrimage offering for the “Romería de Los Labradores” (a popular pilgrimage celebrating agricultural workers that this year turns 51, as a benchmark in the recovery of Canarian traditions) and includes Thursday 13 Dec as a local holiday in the municipality. (So expect banks and government offices to be closed).

The Belen de Arena in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on Las Canteras Beach ( at the La Puntilla end), is one of the main Christmas attractions in the capital city and for the island.  Visits are free for the public, although donations are requested each year for charitable causes.
Opening hours : Every day 09:00 – 22:00
Exceptions :  24 & 31 December and 5th of January  when the exhibit will close at 20:00

The ancient neighborhood of Jinámar in Telde are celebrating their traditional festivities in honour of the immaculate conception and sugar cane in the old town where for centuries sugar production was the main economic driver in the area. This weekend will see the main days of these traditional festivities for the people of Jinamar.
On Friday, “día del artesano y el labrador“. An artisans and harvest festival of fruits still grown in the area, varying from oranges to figs; olives to almonds and of course sugar cane. At 10:00 the artisan fair opens. All activities are to be in the Plaza de Jínámar and along the Carretera General, old main road.
10:00-11:30 tastings of gofio with milk.
11:00-14:00 an exhibition of classic and antiques cars.
11:00 exhibition of Canarian wrestling.
12:00 exhibition of “lucha de palos” stick fighting.
At 18:00 Peregrinación, pilgrimage to the church, where the offerings are presented at 20:00.
Later at 21:00 for the second year running, a folkloric festival .
On Saturday, a concert performed by popular local group Ultima Llave at 20:00 at Plaza de Jinamar and at midnight fireworks, followed by an after show presented by the group “Armonia”.
On Sunday, Diana floreada at 7:30.
At 10:00 Cattle Fair behind of Carretera General.
At 13:00 a religious procession in honour of the Immaculate Conception after the mass at the church at 12:00.

The City of Telde is situated in the South East of the Island of Gran Canaria, 14 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. With a history stretching back over 650 years, the first christian dioceses of the “Fortunate Islands” was created here in 1351 after the promulgation of the papal bull “Coelestis Rex Regum” and the native population was officially given the title of City. Telde was the power base of the last Faycans, or native high priests, and capital of one of the two “Guanartematos” or kingdoms that the island, Tamarán, was divided into for decades. When the Spanish conquest was finally completed in 1483, the native people were enslaved and a new town was built, devoted entirely to farming and sugar cane production, as part of the El Cortijo farmlands belonging to the aristocratic Manrique de Lara family, and later the Del Castillo family. The flourishing economy and a society of enterprising men made Telde, and its rulers, rich and prosperous with a remarkable social and cultural history.

Moya starts their Christmas festivities on this Saturday with a market and Christmas lights switch on event.
their christmas market will be between 17:00-23:00 on Calle Miguel Hernández.
At 17:00 there is to be an audiovisual puppetry spectacle at Plaza Tomás Morales. Children’s activities 18:30-22:30 on Calle Magistral Marrero.
19:00 the municipality nativity scene opens at the Casa Cultura.
20:00 the winter lighting switch on event with an audiovisual spectacle outside the church, Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.
Between 20:00-23:00 christmas gastronomy will be on offer at Calle Leon y Castillo with eight stands representing the 8 islands (tapas for €2) as well as selling local produce.
21:30 concert of Del Caney at Plaza del árbol retondo.
On Sunday, a christmas market runs from 10:00-15:00 on Calle Miguel Hernández.
A fashion catwalk 12:00 at the municipal amphitheatre in Parque Pico Lomito.
11:00-14:30  children’s workshops and activities at parque Pico Lomito.
13:15 a “Christmas Rock” Spectacle at the entry to the church Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.

The highest altitude mountain village on the island, Artenara, have their agricultural and farmers market on Saturday from 11:00-15:00 in the picturesque little Plaza de San Matias. This gorgeous mountainside market is well worth a visit and also helps the local economy after the devastating fires this year.

As part of the town hall Christmas program, on Saturday, a vintage and christmas market between 09:00-14:00 on Plaza de Santiago.
On Sunday, “Festividad de la Purísima Concepción”, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
11:00 in Templo Arciprestal de Santiago there is a eucharist in honour of the most holy virgin. This is followed by a religious procession through the streets.
The Royal City of Gáldar was the ancient capital of the island, Tamarán, home to the native Canario nobility and to the last king, or guanartemé, of the island, Tenesor Samidán, before the Spanish conquest, completed in 1483. When the castilian forces managed to capture the ruling monarch and his family, they took him to meet the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, who served as godparents to his baptism when he was forced to convert, taking the name Fernando Guanarteme, who on his return convinced his nobles to surrender, perhaps as a means to try to ensure his people’s survival in the face of insurmountable odds. The Conquerors dedicated the church there to Santiago de Los Caballeros, their national military patron, Saint James of the Knights. The last king advised the invaders in completing their conquest of the islands, before being mysteriously murdered, his body lost. His daughters were forced to marry, and their children presumably inherited much of the previously designated royal lands. Today it is an interesting and historic market town with regular events and a still thriving agricultural legacy.

La Aldea de San Nicolás, the westernmost municipality on the island start their seasonal festivities this Saturday.
The monthly market, just in the afternoon this week, from 16:00-22:00. There are activities for the little ones; a children’s train, workshops and bouncy castles between 16:00-19:00.
At 19:00 the christmas lighting event, followed by the presentation of the holiday program and a performance from the parish choir. The evening continues with Abian Reyes 22:00-00:00 and then the popular music band “Aseres” playing until small wee hours.

The second most important major annual fiesta in the municipality, a parish fiesta, is held on the 8th of December: Fiestas de la Concepción. The Immaculate Conception (according to church teachings, this celebrates the conception of the blessed virgin, Mary, free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus On Sunday, a Solemn Eucharist  in Parroquia de Ntra. Sra. de La Concepción, followed by the  Procession through the streets of the town.

5-8 December, Las Palmas Open LPA Surf City 2019
Gran Canaria hosts another year of the best national surfers completing in the Open LPA Surf City 2019. This is a scoring test for the national surf circuit La Liga Iberdrola FESurfing.
La Cícer Beach, in the capital of Gran Canaria, will be the setting for the competition from December 5 to 8 and features the best surfers in Spain both male and female categories. The LPA Surf City Open will be the most important test of this year’s national surf circuit and the only one with a three-star rating and 1,400 points at stake. To this is added the incentive that the national surf titles 2019, male and female, which will be decided on Gran Canaria, guaranteeing a show of some of the very best national surfers of the day.

Gran Canaria bike week has been happening since 1st of December. A sporting event, celebrated since 1988, it brings thousands of cycling enthusiastic to the island to explore the best that Gran Canaria has to offer. The program, from 1-8 December, the groups of cyclist enjoy some amazing routes around the islands. This weekend still to come : ( so watch out and be extra patient if you are out and about with a car )
On Friday, Maspalomas lighthouse – Arucas 91km. Travelling via Juan Grande, El Doctoral, Arinaga and climbing to Las Crucitas in Agüimes. Continuing to Ingenio, Cuatro Puertas, Telde, through El Barranco de Las Goteras, La Atalaya, El Pico de Bandama, towards La Calzada, San Lorenzo, Tenoya and finally to Arucas.
On Saturday, Arucas – Maspalomas 123km. On the second day of the Grand Tour, this time on the western side till the Maspalomas Lighthouse. The route goes through Arucas, Guía, Gáldar, Agaete, El Risco, La Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino, Pueblo de Mogán, Arguineguín and Pasito Blanco.
On Sunday, Maspalomas lighthouse to Taurito 54km. leaving at 10am.

This is the eighth edition of this ocean swimming competition, and will include the special incentive of being the last test in the Open Water Canaries Cup, as well as the crossings of the Open Water Series circuit, crowning the winners of 2019.
The Plaza Marañuelas and the beach in Arguineguin is to be the nerve centre for the competition scheduled from 07:30 to 14:15.
07:30 Opening of the swimmer’s area. Plaza de las Marañuelas
9:15 Departure of the 10,1 km crossing from Playa de Mogán with Playa de las Marañuelas as the finish area.
11:00 Departure of the 4,6 km crossing from Puerto Rico Beach with Playa de las Marañuelas as finish area
12:00 Departure of the 2,1 km crossing from Anfi del Mar Beach, finishing at the Marañuelas Beach in Arguineguín.
14:15 Presentation of Trophies in Arguineguín.
The trophies for the entire open water series 2019 are to be given at 19:00 in an event hosted by The Market Puerto Rico.


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