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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

The epic, cliff-edge GC-200 road that runs between La Aldea and Agaete on Gran Canaria's west coast is now closed permanently after a 300-tonne rockfall.

Local press reports indicate that Hollywood A-lister and star of Pulp Fiction Uma Thurman comes to Gran Canaria in December to film scenes from fantasy drama Down A Dark Hall.

Exclusive photos from the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Puerto de Mogán in Puerto de Mogán; Gran Canaria's newest 5-Star hotel due to open in December 2016.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:13

No, Tenerife Isn't About To Erupt

The dregs of the British press (Express, Star; Mail won't be far behind) reported yesterday that Teide volcano on Tenerife is about to erupt. Here's why they are talking nonsense.

Visitors to the Canary Islands have been warned to watch out for fake ambulances and a scam based around food poisoning in hotels.

Gran Canaria-based TV Mucho has invented a tiny box that brings high-quality and completely legal UK TV to everyone around the world with a television set and an internet connection.

So, local property and construction firm Lopesan has bought a 50% stake of Anfi del Mar timeshare resort for €40 million. Why so cheap?

Want to walk across Gran Canaria with a fun bunch of people, stay in hotels along the way, and raise money for a great cause? The Gran Canaria Long Walk is for you.

Papas con mojo just came top of a nationwide vote to find the seven gastronomic wonders of Spain. Wrinkly potatoes with mojo sauce was chosen by voters from all over Spain and the world along with jamón Iberico, tortilla de papas and paella (BTW, it's pronounced paeya, not paela).

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:33

Minitrain Proposed For Playa de Mogán

16.08.2016: Traffic in Playa de Mogán is now so bad that the mayor is considering a huge out-of-town car park linked to the marina and beach by a mini train.

Investors have proposed a 2.2km cable car running from Las Palmas' port up to the El Vigía mountain on La Isleta.

The new sand hasn't even settled on Tauro beach and there are already plans for two more artificial beaches in south Gran Canaria.

The Las Palmas aquarium now has an official opening date: The Poema de Mar throws open its giant doors on June 17, 2017.

Las Palmas' Mercado del Puerto is in Spain's Top 10 foodie markets, according to Malaga-based Spain Food Sherpas

The Maspalomas lighthouse building is due to open as a cultural museum and handicrafts centre but work is on hold due to termites.

Gran Canaria, already battling an invasion of (non-poisonous) snakes, now faces escaped squirrels as well.

Maspalomas is the ninth best Blue Flag beach in Spain, according to Skyscanner.com's Top 20 List.

The Las Palmas High Court No. 5 has ordered Anfi de Mar timeshare resort to return €189,000 to a timeshare owner with an illegal contract.

Brad Pitt's Las Palmas sheets are still warm and we already have hot rumours of more movie interest in the Canary Islands.

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