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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.


Almost €300,000 for electric vehicle recharging points in 17 Gran Canaria municipalities

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria has awarded almost €300,000 for the first phase of their new electric vehicle recharging network that will place charge points in strategic locations in 17 municipalities at a maximum distance of 42 kilometers from each other.
The company Etecnic has won the tender with a term of three months to carry out the necessary works that went for €445,000, to support the current needs of electric mobility and the increase in demand expected over the coming years. Modification to the energy policy model is aimed at, ideally, half of the island’s vehicles, some 200,000, using this system by 2034.
Once the installation work is completed, Puerto de Las Nieves de Agaete will have an ultra-fast recharge space for two vehicles, which will allow half of the battery to be charged in just 10 minutes, while fast-loading points will take 15 minutes in the rest of the municipalities.
Agüimes will have a point in Playa de Arinaga, while the Arucas point will be located on Calle Alcalde Suárez Franchy and the Firgas one at the roundabout a few meters from the Church of San Roque.
Gáldar’s will be on the Bajada de Las Guayarminas highway, in Guia on Calle Lomo Guillén, Ingenio on Avenida Carlos V in Carrizal, the La Aldea one on the beach and the Moya in Pico Lomito.
The network is to be completed with charging points by the Parador de Tejeda, Avenida Tomás Roca Bosch in Puerto Rico, Mogán, calle Tenderete in Santa Brígida, the Santa Lucía town center next to the church, La Mareta in Telde, one on Calle Pérez Villanueva in Teror, a charge station will be next to the ecological market in Valleseco and there will be one on Avenida Juan Carlos I in Valsequillo.
Each municipality will have an information pole visible so that users know that they can recharge there and locate it easily. After the works, the Cabildo through the Insular Council of Energy will put out a tender for the management of these stations.
Gran Canaria’s first recharging network is set to contribute to a change to the energy model of the island combat reluctance to use these types of vehicles, as the autonomy of travel throughout the island territory will now be guaranteed.
The second phase of the project aims to reach the other municipalities, namely Artenara, San Mateo and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, in addition to expanding the existing offer in the capital of Gran Canaria.
After this the next objective will be to install points at Gran Canaria Airport. Once all the phases have been completed, each municipality will have at least one recharging station capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously.