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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 04:28

Patalavaca Beach Wall Gets Repair Work At Last

The Mogán Ayuntamiento has announced that it is to repair the beach wall and viewing platform at Patalavaca beach.

The Las Palmas carnival runs from January 29 until February 21 with much of the action on the last weekend. 

Gran Canaria's coastal paths are amongst it's most popular public spaces, but many need a good revamp. Here's the plans that are in the pipeline.

The Canary Islands are expecting hotel occupancy rates of 90% from October through until Easter with even high occupancy over Christmas.

After a couple of weeks of sunny weather, and one day of rain so far in September, Gran Canaria could go all tropical this week to welcome the Autumn season.

Puerto Rico's huge shopping centre is getting a three million euro facelift, thanks to investment by the owners of its 200 shops and restaurants.

Friday, 18 September 2015 04:28

Rain Alert Surprises Roasting Gran Canaria

After a roasting hot week, the Spanish weather service has put the Canary Islands on Yellow Alert for rain today.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:31

Two Great Gran Canaria Food Events This Weekend

Gran Canaria hosts two separate food-and-drink events this weekend. One in Santa Catalina Square in Las Palmas, the other at Puerto de las Nieves in the north-west.

Britian and Northern Europe could be heading for an exceptionally cold winter thanks to the powerful El Niño event brewing in the Pacific Ocean. 

Tejeda in Gran Canaria's central highlans or Cumbres is the first Canarian village to make the official list of Spain's prettiest villages. 

The 2.5 kilometre coastal path that connects Las Marañuelas beach in Arguineguín and Anfi beach to the west is due a revamp and it looks like it may finally get one.

Gran Canaria's plan to use its reservoirs as a giant battery to store wind energy is expected to generate 60% of the island's electricity needs within five years.

Taxis in Gran Canaria's capital city Las Palmas are amongst the cheapest in Spain, according to a recent survey.

The freak weather in the Canary Islands for the last week is fading away, according to the Spanish weather authorities.

It looks like we haven't seen the last of August's freak weather conditions in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands just yet.

NASA has dubbed the 2015 Perseids as the must-see 2015 meteor shower and Gran Canaria is a great place to see them.

It's sunny this morning but south Gran Canaria is still recovering from the shock of yesterday's unexpected (to put it mildly) thunderstorm in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas resorts. 

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 04:04

Branch-Waving Madness Hits Agaete

Up to 70,000 people head to Agaete this weekend for a huge party with pre-Hispanic roots.

The wrecked Russian fishing boat is no longer leaking a single drop of oil, according to Spanish minister of development Ana Pastor.   

 

The annual event is a great place to see high quality traditional Canarian crafts including basket weaving, Canarian knives, leatherwork and pottery.

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