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16.08.2016: Gran Canaria is now in the middle of a settled patch of weather that will last all week.

12.08.2016: After a week of exceptional heat things in Gran Canaria go back to normal this weekend. Hot and sunny, but not too hot.

There are two shopping centres in San Agustín, but anyone looking for serious retail action will need to go north to Las Palmas or around the coast to Gran Canaria's larger resorts.

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

From the stone behemoth at Maspalomas to Mogán's robotic modern lighthouse, here's a guide to the beacons that keep Gran Canaria's ships safe.

08.08.2016 The scorching weather faded away on Sunday but will be back on Tuesday when a second blast of heat arrives from North Africa.

The Atlantic is a vast open ocean full of life and there are only a few places where it's creatures can come to breed, give birth and rest. The Canary Islands, rising out of the deep ocean, are one of them. 

The annual Perseid meteor shower happens in July and August and the clear skies in Gran Canaria mean that you have a good chance of spotting them. Here are the top spots for meteor spotting. 

Taking great Instagram photos in Gran Canaria is all about being outdoors with the blue sky and the big views. Here's a list of spots where you're guaranteed to snap a keeper. 

Spanish department store behemoth El Corte Inglés is to build a vast department store right next to the Faro II shopping centre in Campo Internacional in Maspalomas.

A vast blob of hot, dusty air from North Africa is heading towards the Canary Islands and arrives on Thursday. Temperatures will rise by as much as 9ºC and will peak at over 40ºC over the weekend. 

A new study suggests that the Maspalomas dunes will turn into a stony plain within 90 years. Is this true and what can be done about it?

Here's our selection of the best videos filmed in Gran Canaria during July 2016. There's a bit of everything from aerial footage of Tauro beach with its new sand to the madness of freestyle high line walking in the Gran Canaria mountains. 

You have to be really good to make bodyboarding look this good. For World Champion Amaury Lavernhe, that's no problem. 

Here's the newest beach in Europe: Tauro is due to open in August. By Gran Canaria Info.

This might just be the craziest thing we've seen all month. Wojciech Dopierała  walks the high line in the Gran Canaria mountains. 

When crankbrothers make a video, they make a video. 

What these guys can do on a windsurf board is astonishing. 

Las Palmas surf school Mojosurf paddle out on the LED SUPs and then have a beer on the beach. Looks good to us!

Beautiful timelapse footage of the sea of clouds between Gran Canaria and Tenerife by David Avila

Have we missed your Gran Canaria video? Let us know over on Facebook and we'll add it.

There are more 'grandma's secret' red mojo recipes in Gran Canaria than there are little old ladies. In most cases, the only secret is which supermarket the sauce comes from. 

Temperatures are set to soar this week in Gran Canaria with the south of the island back on yellow alert and the mercury expected to hit 36ºC.

Las Canteras beach is a marine reserve and the water if packed with fish. It's one of Gran Canaria's top snorkelling spots. 

22.07.2016 Gran Canaria cools down today and will be pleasant tomorrow before the heat returns on Sunday. It's too hot for walking!

Las Palmas is a surfing city and the vibe is strongest at the south end of Las Canteras beach. These are the La Cicer spots where the locals and the learners hang out in between sets. 

El Verol Gift Shop in Arguineguín sells a great range of original gifts and home decorations that is well worth browsing.

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

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