This hilarious gallery of British summer images from the Guardian sums up how most people feel about the Staycation; It was a good idea back in 2010, but now it's time to get serious and get a suntan rather soggy feet.
You know the drill; You wake up at a civilised time, head down to breakfast, then wander out to the pool only to find that every sun lounger is reserved with towels. Check out the hotel video below for a classic 08.00 lounger dash in Gran Canaria.
Some people think Gran Canaria is a spectacular destination with everything from the world's best beaches to jaw-dropping landscapes and a vibrant local culture and food scene. They are completely wrong and here are 25 reasons why you should never visit the island.
The Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé de Tirajana is liaising with the Maspalomas taxi cooperative and the Global bus company to make sure that there is enough public transport available to get people to and from the Maspalomas Soul Festival on San Agustín beach.
Swimming pools don't have to be big to be cool and the plunge pool on the roof of the Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel has more groove per square metre than most. That's why it's on our list of Gran Canaria's best swimming pools.
Now that things have calmed down in Arguineguin after the Fiestas del Carmen celebrations, it's time for Playa de Mogán to get started. It's traditional fiestas start on July 21st ands run until August 2.
Gran Canaria Info shows you the best of the island and here's one of its best swimming pools; The tropical wonder at the Maspalomas & Tabaiba Princess hotels in Campo Internacional. Here's why you have to swim in it.