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Gran Canaria's biggest butterfly, the Monarch, is from the USA but colonised the Canary Islands by flying across the Atlantic Ocean and is now a resident.

04.03.2016: The dust that covered Gran Canaria over the last couple of days has now blown away and the Trade Winds are back but not strong. 

Gran Canaria visitors ask us a lot of questions about health matters so here's the answers to the mst common ones in a useful FAQ. 

If the Canary Islands lift the self-imposed moratorium on building new hotels and tourist accommodation, they could generate up to 100,000 stable jobs within 10 years, according to a study by local think tank CATPE.

March 02, 2016: Six must-see Gran Canaria videos released this week; All in one convenient place.

The last of the cloud and rain that affected north Gran Canaria over the weekend will fade by midday on Tuesday. The rest of the week will be warm and sunny all over the island. 

 

 Gran Canaria beautiful when you look at it from the beach, but here's a selection of videos that show that there's far more to see.

February 2016: Five great Gran Canaria videos publish this month, all in one convenient place.

26.02.2016: A weak weather front will bring heavy cloud and rain to north Gran Canaria this weekend, but the resorts will be almost unscathed.

Even in Gran Canaria, you can't get a suntan in prison so here's how to stay on the right side of the law during your visit.

You see a lot of 'fried egg' symbols in long-term Gran Canaria weather forecasts. That's because it's almost impossible to be accurate more than a few days ahead; unless you just assume that it's going to be sunny.

Lava-filtered water, native juniper berries and sun-kissed Canarian citrus peel make Macaronesian a new and delicious local spirit. 

Gran Canaria's big resorts have a largely undeserved reputation for being rowdy party spots, but there are a couple of places to avoid if you want a peaceful holiday. 

Look west from Gran Canaria at the moment and you'll see Tenerife's Teide volcano covered in snow ad surrounded by the blue sky and the Atlantic Ocean. Feast your eyes on it, because the snow won't last long.

The beautiful Canarian bellflower survives in Gran Canaria despite the disappearance of it's original laurel forest habitat.

FEBRUARY 21, 2016: With the Gran Canaria highlands still covered in snow, it might seem silly to say that the recent patch of winter weather is over, but the forecast for this week is for sunshine in south Gran Canaria.

LIVE REPORT FEBRUARY 19, 2016: It's snowing at the top of Gran Canaria today so we had to go up and get some photos.

FEBRUARY 19, 2016: The cold, rain and clouds are due to remain over Gran Canaria until at east Sunday due to a low pressure to the east of the islands.

A well known Gran Canaria artist has proposed a new viewpoint overlooking the Maspalomas dunes in the form of a Cosmic Dune.

The forecast said it was possible and it's happened: The top of Gran Canaria is white with snow.

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