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Gran Canaria's craft beer scene has frothed up nicely in the last few years with 22 breweries attending the last Gran Canaria beer fair. But one brewery, Cervezería Viva, has been making quality craft beer in Gran Canaria since 1999.

With its international outlook and bilingual business culture, Gran Canaria is an ideal spot to study international business. The MBA Business School has offered higher education since 1986.

UNESCO has now declared Risco Caido and the Sacred Gran Canaria Mountains a full World Heritage Site. It is Gran Canaria's first World Heritage Site and brings the island's fascinating history to life. 

Summer is Gran Canaria's traditional fiesta season and most villages have at least one party weekend. However, these ten places take it to a whole different level!

Everyone loves a cold jarra by the beach but there is far more to the Gran Canaria beer scene than lager in a big frosted glass. In Las Palmas, a set of excellent bars has raised the island's beer game to new heights with everything from locally made IPAs, sours and even fruit and coffee beers to draft Brewdog.

El Tiburón Hamburguesería has everything it takea to be a classic local spot in a city packed with bars and restaurants; friendly service, a beachfront location and tasty food all made from scratch.

Check out our video showing what the "Gastro Gallery" in Puerto Rico looks like, and what's so special about it.

 

The Finca de Osorio is an old country estate surrounded by laurel, cork oak and chestnut forests. You need permission to visit but it is a great spot for a walk and a picnic. 

Gran Canaria plans to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels by tapping its natural solar, wind and geothermal energy potential. We hope that it is just a matter of time before Gran Canaria becomes energy independent and doesn't have to burn hydrocarbons to keep the lights on.

 

The 2017 Señorío de Agüimes won best Gran Canaria White wine in 2018. The bottle comes with a gold medal sticker to prove it.

The sun in Gran Canaria is fiercely hot so you need to wear sunscreen even if it is cloudy or you are here in the winter. However, we see burned people every time we go to the beach so here are our smart tips for safe tanning. 

Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:51

8 Gran Canaria Hotels In World Top 100

Eight Gran Canaria hotels made the TUI Holly list of the 100 best hotels in the world in 2019, based on customer experience surveys.

Most people who visit Gran Canaria love to visit local markets so here's our guide to all the regular markets in Mogán, Arguineguín and Puerto Rico.  

The bi-weekly farmer's market in Maspalomas moves to the area around the main San Fernando market building during 2019 due to work at the old venue at the San Fernando skating park. 

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 20:03

Lucky bastard escapes death!

A truck driver tips over in a bend near Valsequillo and "skates" over the railing. When he's about to dive into the steep ravine, two trees stop the truck and the guy walks free... This happened yesterday, january 7. Here are the images and the video:

 

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The clifftop path between Puerto Rico resort and Amadores beach is one of the easiest and most beautiful in south Gran Canaria. Here's where to start and a few tips for along the way.

 East coast La Garita has a wide and peaceful volcanic sand beach and a long coastal promenade that goes all the way to Playa del Hombre beach. The coast in between is rocky and hides a couple of beautiful natural features. 

Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:38

Gran Canaria 2019 Calendar

Want a bit of Gran Canaria in your home or office all-year-round? Or a beautiful Christmas gift for that special Gran Canaria fan in your life?

 

The Poema de Mar Aquarium in Las Palmas has one of the world's largest viewing windows and is yet another reason why you have to visit Las Palmas city.

Lago Taurito isn't the biggest water park in the world but it has a lovely swimming pool, plenty of sunbathing space for the grown-ups and enough rides to keep the kids happy for a good few hours. 

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