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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.


GC1 motorway closures coming later this month (between the 15th and 26th October)

The GC-1 main southern highway is set to see closures as of October 15 between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until completion of the rehabilitation works between Arguineguín and Pasito Blanco.


➡️ Southbound toward Mogán from the Pasito Blanco link road to Arguineguín.


· Diversion: via  Pasito Blanco link to the GC-500, exiting by Arguineguín.


· Estimated duration 5 days: from October 15 to 19 inclusive


➡️ Northbound toward Las Palmas from the Arguineguín link road to the Pasito Blanco link.


· Diversion: from the Arguineguín link to the GC-500, exiting by Pasito Blanco.


· Estimated duration 5 days: from October 22 to 26

GC-500 road between Arguineguín and Patalavaca open again

Mogán Council have announced the opening, “one week ahead of schedule” of the GC-500 road between Arguineguín and Patalavaca. Use by pedestrian remains closed, while they await final reinforcement and renovation of the pedestrian promenade attached to the coastal to be  completed, however vehicles can now travel in both directions at a speed limited to 30 kilometers per hour and taking into account the signalling that remains in place until the road is finished.
Councilor for Works for Mogán, Ernesto Hernandez, stressed that “it has been possible to advance the opening by a week; thanks to good management and the efforts of both municipal workers and those of the construction company, who have stepped up work for that section so that it could be opened as soon as possible, mainly because we were aware of the inconvenience posed by the closure of this road“.
The counselor reports that the global bus company are aware of the reopening of the road and will enable their services via the GC-500 as normal from the afternoon of Friday, December 29″.
Hernandez emphasised that “they have had to overcome great difficulties in this work, such as the total closure of the road, since a Labour Inspection required safety conditions superior to those established in the safety plan.”
The work of the pedestrian promenade attached to the GC-500 is a project “of great difficulty, since part of the work complicating the project is the reinforcement of several sections of the walkway structure, which is 25 meters above sea level and which were badly damaged, even buttressed in some sections” Hernandez stated
Both the construction and municipal technicians will ensure that the work continues to run within the established deadlines, estimating the end of it to be in March 2018.
Well done Mogán and municipal workers.