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Tickets go on sale online at 09.00 on Wednesday, February 10 and at 10.00 in the Santa Catalina ticket office. The actual drag queen gala is on February 19.

Friday, 15 January 2016 22:00

Stop Blue Monday With Happiness

The Canary Islands want to stop the third Monday in January from being called Blue Monday and they've created a whole campaign that allows everybody to help.

Archaeologists have just discovered an ancient Canarii (Guanche) village, including a rare, two-storey structure, at Ansite up in the mountains of southeast Gran Canaria

Just when we thought that the Gran Canaria waterpark had overcome all obstacles, a court ruling provisionally suspends its license. 

Monday, 28 December 2015 05:15

Gran Canaria Shark Bite Story Goes Global

The story of the first shark bite in Gran Canaria waters in living memory has gone global. Here's what actually happened.

All the Gran Canaria news from week three of December 2015 in one cheerful roundup.

Monday, 14 December 2015 21:46

Gran Canaria Carnival dates For 2016

Gran Canaria's main carnival dates and posters are all out. 

Filming of 'The Titan', a major sci-fi adventure starring Avatar's Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson and directed by German director Lennart Ruff, begins in February 2016.

Gran Canaria's Siam Park waterpark looks like a sure bet after getting Canarian Government approval.

The Spanish AEMET weather service has announced that November 2015 was the hottest and sunniest on record after a mid-month hot spell sent temperatures up to over 30ºC. 

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 06:35

Canary Islands Set For Growth In 2016

Ratings agency Moody's predicts growth of 2.8% in 2016; the third-fastest rate of growth amongst Spain's regions.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 06:29

New Court Judgements Against Anfi Del Mar

Two new court judgements against Anfi del Mar timeshare resort reinforce the ban on taking deposits within the cooling-off period.

All leaks on the Oleg Naydenov have now been seal and the ship has been completely emptied of oil, according to Spain's sea search and rescue organization Salvamento Marítimo

Friday, 27 November 2015 09:28

UB40 Gran Canaria Concert On March 19

Some of veteran British reggae band UB40 play the Las Palmas stadium on March 19th 2016.

The Canary Islands government has committed to producing a new draft law by Q1 2016 that will allow the island to build new tourist hotels without them having to be 5-Star.

Hospiten Roca is amongst the top 27 hospitals in Spain, according to a study by Programa Hospitales TOP 20 de IASIST.

The Canarian and Spanish governments have agreed to co-fund a series of coastal pathway projects in Gran Canaria, including the modernisation of the promenade between Las Burras beach and San Agustín.

Friday, 13 November 2015 06:30

Gran Canaria News Roundup: November Week Two

Here's the most important and interesting Gran Canaria news stories of the week.

Friday, 06 November 2015 05:22

Gran Canaria News Roundup: November Week One

Here's the big news stories from Gran Canaria for the first week of November 2015.

As we head into peak season, the latest tourism figures for Gran Canaria are positive across the board.

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