The Gran Canaria fires has burned through the night and is expected to continue to spread today due to high temperatures and winds. The Tamadaba forest in the west is ablaze and possibly unsaveable.

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The Gran Canaria fire has burned out of control across the highlands all day and has now made its way into the vast and pristine Tamadaba pine forests of north west Gran Canaria.

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A new fire that started in the forest just above Valleseco in the northern Gran Canaria highlands has now burned over 1000 hectares of forest and countryside and is spreading.

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Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:20

Making Sense Of Gran Canaria Forest Fires

Gran Canaria forest fires are spectacular events but the island is well-prepared to deal with them and most are extinguished before they get out of control. Tourists and visitors are not at risk as Gran Canaria wildfires happen up in the mountains a long way from the resorts and the airport.

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Monday, 12 August 2019 07:28

Gran Canaria Fire Now Extinguished

Tejeda has been evacuated after strong winds reactivated the Gran Canaria fire and pushed flames towards the town. The fire is currently out of control and spreading on several fronts.

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The Gran Canaria fire has now consumed an area the size of 1000 football fields after reactivating overnight. It is currently classified as "out-of-control" and has spread from the Artenara municipality into both Galdar and Tejeda. 

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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.

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The huge new Puerto Rico mall, dubbed the Mogán Mall, is set to open next year and will contain over 140 shops plus bars, restaurants and a large Hiperdino supermarket.

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Rumours that Güi Güi beach is on sale in China are true, but the whole exercise is probably just an attempt to get the Gran Canaria authorities to buy it.

 

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A recent viral Facebook post claims that El Veril, the proposed location for Gran Canaria's Siam Park waterpark is a site of special scientific interest that must be protected. Here are the facts behind the claim.

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A quick insider's summary of the main news stories affecting Gran Canaria this month. 

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The last few weeks have been pretty busy news-wise in Gran Canaria with the stories about ferry that hit the wall and the rally car that hit the barriers going around the world. 

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Gran Canaria now has 15 Blue Flag beaches after three new ones gained the prestigious status for the first time in 2017.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:05

There Is No Oil On Gran Canaria's Beaches

You've probably read that a passenger ferry crashed into the harbour wall in Las Palmas this week and that the accident caused an oil spill and closed beaches. Relax, the spill was minor and never came anywhere near ANY of Gran Canaria's beaches.

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18.04.2017: Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for April. Is every word true? Well, we have friends in low places and we do our best...

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BREAKING NEWS: The investors behind the new Gran Canaria waterpark are abandoning the project and replacing it with the world's longest rollercoaster, which is under construction already. 

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The Canary Islands are getting drier but stormier, according to data released by the Spanish Weather Service (AEMET).

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Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for the second week of March Is every word true? Well, we read the papers, have friends in low places and do our best...

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The Risco Caido archaeological site in Gran Canaria is Spain's official nomination for World Heritage Status. It now goes forward for consideration by the WHO's head honchos.

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More hotel news from holiday island; Teo Gerlach, the man behind the Seaside Hotels group, is about to get permission to build two new hotels at Pasito Blanco marina.

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