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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

Gran Canaria is currently full of Painted Lady butterflies that are currently swarming all over the island and gathering in parks and gardens to feed on flower nectar.

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Cárdenas Real Estate, the most efficient and reliable estate agency in south Gran Canaria, is to open a new office in Maspalomas. This makes it the only estate agency with offices in all the important areas of Gran Canaria's south coast and resorts.
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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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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. 

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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 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. 

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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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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?

 

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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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The first draft of the new rules designed to replace the troubled 2015 Holiday Rental Law in the Canary Islands has been criticised by almost everyone.

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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.

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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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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