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Gran Canaria's tourism records keep tumbling as demand soars and the number of flip-flops on the beaches goes up and up.

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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.

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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.

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A recent draft law released by the San Bartolomé de Tirajana town hall (Ayuntamiento) has generated widespread confusion and worry in Gran Canaria. However, there is little to be concerned about as the situation is being hyped up for political reasons. Here's a concise summary of what's going on and what it means.

We have updated this article to take into account the important effects of the 1995 Ordenación del Turismo de Canarias law.

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

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

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

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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. 

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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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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.

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South and Central Gran Canaria are on heat alert today with big waves expected until Saturday.

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The Poem of the Sea building site by the port in Las Palmas is a hive of activity and the foundations are almost finished. The first walls start to go up in ten days and the vast main observation window is under construction.

 

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The development of Tauro beach by local firm Santana Cazorla took a step forward this week after Spain's Costas department gave it permission to create a 180 metres artificial beach.

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Sunday, 05 July 2015 07:56

Gran Canaria Heatwave Alert

Gran Canaria is now officially on alert for hot weather as of Monday July 6 2015.

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Sunday, 05 July 2015 07:16

Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival

Gran Canaria's east coast gets so blowy in July that the whole windsurfing world gathers at Pozo Izquierdo for the World Windsurfing Cup. 

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Gran Canaria erupted with joy last night as Las Palmas' football team won promotion to the Spanish Primera Liga for the first time since 2002. 

 

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Despite silly newpaper headlines about "travel chaos", Spanish air traffic control strikes this week are largely symbolic and not expected to cause significant delays.

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The first of several leaks on the wreck of the Oleg Naydenov has now been sealed with a steel cofferdam, according to the Spanish authorities. Efforts to seal the remaining fuel leaks are ongoing. 

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Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands are experiencing the first heatwave of 2015 with temperatures expected to reach 35ºC during the week. Keep reading for important health information. 

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Friday, 01 May 2015 09:01

It's Official: Gofio Is Good For You:

Gofio is now officially good for you: A University study confirms what all Canarians already knew.

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