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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

The last few weeks have been pretty busy news-wise in Gran Canaria with the stories about ferry that hit the wall and the rally car that hit the barriers going around the world. 

Gran Canaria now has 15 Blue Flag beaches after three new ones gained the prestigious status for the first time in 2017.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:05

There Is No Oil On Gran Canaria's Beaches

You've probably read that a passenger ferry crashed into the harbour wall in Las Palmas this week and that the accident caused an oil spill and closed beaches. Relax, the spill was minor and never came anywhere near ANY of Gran Canaria's beaches.

18.04.2017: Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for April. Is every word true? Well, we have friends in low places and we do our best...

BREAKING NEWS: The investors behind the new Gran Canaria waterpark are abandoning the project and replacing it with the world's longest rollercoaster, which is under construction already. 

The Canary Islands are getting drier but stormier, according to data released by the Spanish Weather Service (AEMET).

Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for the second week of March Is every word true? Well, we read the papers, have friends in low places and do our best...

The Risco Caido archaeological site in Gran Canaria is Spain's official nomination for World Heritage Status. It now goes forward for consideration by the WHO's head honchos.

More hotel news from holiday island; Teo Gerlach, the man behind the Seaside Hotels group, is about to get permission to build two new hotels at Pasito Blanco marina.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:47

Gran Canaria News & Gossip Roundup - 17.02.2017

17.02.2017: Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for the second week of February. Is every word true? Well, we have friends in low places and we do our best...

Friday, 10 February 2017 10:03

Maspalomas Soul Festival Confirmed For 2017

The Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival is on in 2017 and will be held on San Agustín beach between the 28-30 July.

Gran Canaria's biggest hotel chain, Lopesan, plans to build a huge new shopping mall at Meloneras that will house the south's El Corte Inglés.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:26

Gran Canaria Carnival dates For 2017

Carnival season is coming up fast so here are the dates of the main 2017  carnival events in Gran Canaria.

The Gran Canaria president Antonio Morales has stated that the discovery of aboriginal remains on the site of the Gran Canaria water park doesn't need to delay building work.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 07:29

Gran Canaria's Fab New 5-Star Hotel Is Open

The 5-Star Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria, Mogan opened its doors yesterday in the Puerto de Mogán sunshine. As Gran Canaria's biggest website, we attended the official opening and toured the room and facilities. We were impressed.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 06:56

Puerto de Mogán To Ban Cars

Puerto de Mogán plans to ban cars from the marina and the Playa de Mogán area behind the beach.

The travel world is catching up with what we've known for years: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city is cool. And now, it's Number 1º on Tripadvisor's list of Europe's Top Emerging Destinations.

The Gran Canaria blue chaffinch has been recognised as a separate species and goes straight on the Red List as one of the world's most endangered birds

Saturday, 03 December 2016 10:27

Puerto Rico Shopping Centre Refurb Moves Ahead

The two main areas of the Puerto Rico shopping centre are to be refurbished by reputable local firm SATOCAN.

Monday, 28 November 2016 07:40

Tejeda Voted Top Rural Wonder In Spain

Tejeda village is the top rural wonder in Spain, according to a popular vote organised by Top Rural

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