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Pico de last Nieves. Uniquely today is zero to hero, we can see our start beneath our feet in the surf of the Atlantic Ocean and our destination above us in the roof of the world at 1951m.

This is one of the best value Canarian white wines and is easy to find in Gran Canaria's supermarkets.

So you're in Gran Canaria and wondering what to drink. If it seems a shame to fly to a volcano and stick to British lager and Spanish wine, then read on and take your pick of the best local booze. 

A green meteor streaked across the Gran Canaria sky on Sunday 8th March 2015 at 20.00, before landing just kilometres from the north coast.

The world's largest marine wind turbine will be put up in Arinaga on the east coast of Gran Canaria.

You find them in caves, hanging out over the sea and clustered together in shopping centres but most Gran Canaria restaurants belong to one of these eight kinds.

Gran Canaria and especially the southeast coast, is famous for its windsurfing scene. The world's best windsurfers hang out in Pozo Izquierdo and some even live here. 

It's easy to find great spots to eat nowadays. You just go to Tripadvisor, pick one close to the top of the list and fine dining and satisfaction are guaranteed. Or not ...

Most of the restaurants in Puerto Rico resort are in the colossal shopping centre but there are options by the marinas and the beach, and good spots for dinner tucked away amongst the apartments. 

A Spanish Supreme Court judgement against Anfi del Mar could have huge repercussions for the resort and for all timeshare in Gran Canaria.

Roque Nublo guards the centre of Gran Canaria but is surprisingly approachable for an icon: you can walk right up to it and just sit down. With a few ropes and a lot of courage, you can even climb it.

Gran Canaria gets an average of 320 sunny days every year but it's a high island with lots of microclimates so the weather varies quite a bit. Here's our guide to picking the sunniest spots.

San Agustín resort is a sleepy place but has good bus links with Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and Las Palmas. The buses use the main resort road so find the nearest stop and use our bus line guide below to pick the right one.

Puerto de Mogán may be the last stop for most south Gran Canaria buses, but it's really well linked to the other resorts and Las Palmas.

Local bus travel from Puerto Rico resort is easy: Just go to the bus station in the centre of the resort, pick a blue bus and pay on board.

Playa del Aguila is a long way from most people's idea of a south Gran Canaria beach: quiet, pebbly and almost completely local. And that's how its fans want it to stay.

Besides the beach, and the other beach at Amadores, there's plenty to do in Puerto Rico. It's the island's busiest resort and you can do anything from absolutely nothing to driving a Ferrari.

Puerto Rico resort is 70 kilometres from the airport but transport links are good and the motorway journey takes less than an hour. Your transport options if you dont have a transfer are local bus, taxi or private tranfer service.

 

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:52

New Dunes Mirador For Maspalomas

The new Maspalomas dunes mirador in Playa del Inglés is finished and open to the public.

"Not without tannins" said the New York Times review of this Gran Canaria red made with local listan negro grapes. It was right: Fronton has a hint of wood resin from the oak barrels but also enough fruit and herby notes to make it a great value Gran Canaria red.

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