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.
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.
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.
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:
According to the British tabloid press, a swarm of earthquakes is about to trigger a mega eruption of Teide volcano in Tenerife. However, the whole story is nonsense and here's Alex from Gran Canaria Info to explain why.
The UK and European press are full of crazy stories about how La Palma island is about to erupt and cause a catastrophic tsunami. Here are the facts that you need to know about the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Warm sea temperatures and Saharan dust have caused an explosion in the population of a type of blue-green algae known as sea sawdust around Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands. Here are the facts about this rare and irritating natural phenomenon.
Here's a translation of the recent interview by Gran Canaria Info team member Alex Bramwell. It was originally published on the Nuestro Gran Destino blog created by the Gran Canaria Tourist Board website. Nuestro Gran Destino features people who work in tourism and their opinions about the industry.