One of the three great barranco drives up into the Gran Canaria highlands, the GC 605 hairpins its way up the Mogan Valley until it reaches the cumbres at Ayacata village just below Roque Nublo.

Published in Excursions

The Tamadaba loop road gives you the best views out over the Atlantic Ocean towards Tenerife and Teide volcano. It's a driving must in Gran Canaria.

Published in Excursions

This little-known rural road winds up through the northwest of Gran Canaria past cliff-edge villages and flower meadows and brings you to the wild pine forests of Tamadaba. 

Published in Excursions
Thursday, 14 May 2015 06:38

The Top 10 Beaches In The Canary Islands

As Canary Islands photographers we've visited most of the 500 beaches in the archipelago. It's tough to narrow them down to a Top Ten so we cheated a bit, but here's our pick of the best places in the Canaries to spend a day on the sand.

Published in Other Canary Islands

Nudists love Gran Canaria because it has naked beach spots to suit all tastes. Here's our pick of the best places to get an all-over holiday tan. Click on the beach name to see more detailed info on each one.

Published in Top 10

Germans know how to bake bread and this little bakery/cafe sells some of Las Palmas' best rolls, along with a range of excellent cakes and pastries. 

Published in Las Palmas

Tranquil Pasito Blanco is as close to a private beach as you get in Gran Canaria but is open to all. 

You don't know Gran Canaria until you've ventured beyond the gates of the resorts. Here's the five things we think you have to do if you're in Gran Canaria this week.

Published in Guide
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:45

Hoya del Pozo Beach In East Gran Canaria

Hoya del Pozo beach is low-key even by east Gran Canaria standards, but it is clean and a pleasant place to sit in the sunshine.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:48

East Coast Blonde: Aguadulce Beach

Agualdulce is the prettiest beach on Gran Canaria's east coast and one of the island's best small beaches.

Las Palmas' excellent museums and galleries have everything from mummies and modern art to interactive science experiments and Columbus' notebooks. Here's the ten cultural spots you have to visit in the city.

Published in Las Palmas
Monday, 27 April 2015 15:48

La Garita Beach: East Coast Brunette

La Garita is popular with Telde locals thanks to its famous fish restaurants and wide, black sand beach. 

Golden El Cabron's beach is famous amongst divers but only gets a few local visitors. The snorkelling is spectacular, and it was named after a bucaneer.

Arguineguín's shops sell useful stuff for residents rather than souvenirs for tourists. It's where the south Gran Canaria locals come to do their shopping. Except on Tuesdays, when the big street market comes to town.

Published in Arguineguín

Walk downhill in Arguineguín until you hit the sea and it's an easy place to explore; the seafront promenade runs the whole length of town. All you have to do to start is work out where you are. 

Published in Arguineguín

Think you know everything there is to know about Maspalomas resort and beach? Test yourself with these 10 little-known facts.

Published in Maspalomas

There are lots of things in Gran Canaria you can do and plenty of things you should do. Here are ten things you have to do. It's an order!

Published in Guide

We've got them so we know that once you've got kids, going to the beach becomes an expedition. Here are the Gran Canaria beaches that have the safe water, easy-access facilities and activities to make a family beach day as effortless as possible. 

Published in Top 10
Thursday, 02 April 2015 18:13

Airport beach: Ojos de Garza

Every tourist coming to Gran Canaria comes within metres of Ojos de Garza beach, but nobody ever visits.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 07:23

Gran Canaria Beaches: Tiny Tufia

Tufia hamlet is famous for it's existential battle against the Spanish government. Its beach, tiny as it is, is the headquarters of resistance.

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