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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 06:56

Puerto de Mogán To Ban Cars

Puerto de Mogán plans to ban cars from the marina and the Playa de Mogán area behind the beach.

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The travel world is catching up with what we've known for years: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city is cool. And now, it's Number 1º on Tripadvisor's list of Europe's Top Emerging Destinations.

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The Gran Canaria blue chaffinch has been recognised as a separate species and goes straight on the Red List as one of the world's most endangered birds

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Saturday, 03 December 2016 10:27

Puerto Rico Shopping Centre Refurb Moves Ahead

The two main areas of the Puerto Rico shopping centre are to be refurbished by reputable local firm SATOCAN.

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Monday, 28 November 2016 07:40

Tejeda Voted Top Rural Wonder In Spain

Tejeda village is the top rural wonder in Spain, according to a popular vote organised by Top Rural

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The ink is still fresh on the contract but we can confirm that Elton John plays Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on July 18 , 2017.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 07:46

Aerosmith Tickets For The Summer?

First, we had as-yet unconfirmed rumours that Elton John was playing Gran Canaria in 2017 and now it's America's Best Rock And Roll Band's turn to tease us. 

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The epic, cliff-edge GC-200 road that runs between La Aldea and Agaete on Gran Canaria's west coast is now closed permanently after a 300-tonne rockfall.

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Local press reports indicate that Hollywood A-lister and star of Pulp Fiction Uma Thurman comes to Gran Canaria in December to film scenes from fantasy drama Down A Dark Hall.

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Exclusive photos from the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Puerto de Mogán in Puerto de Mogán; Gran Canaria's newest 5-Star hotel due to open in December 2016.

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:13

No, Tenerife Isn't About To Erupt

The dregs of the British press (Express, Star; Mail won't be far behind) reported yesterday that Teide volcano on Tenerife is about to erupt. Here's why they are talking nonsense.

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Visitors to the Canary Islands have been warned to watch out for fake ambulances and a scam based around food poisoning in hotels.

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Gran Canaria-based TV Mucho brings high-quality and completely legal UK TV to everyone around the world with a television set and an internet connection.

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So, local property and construction firm Lopesan has bought a 50% stake of Anfi del Mar timeshare resort for €40 million. Why so cheap?

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Want to walk across Gran Canaria with a fun bunch of people, stay in hotels along the way, and raise money for a great cause? The Gran Canaria Long Walk is for you.

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Papas con mojo just came top of a nationwide vote to find the seven gastronomic wonders of Spain. Wrinkly potatoes with mojo sauce was chosen by voters from all over Spain and the world along with jamón Iberico, tortilla de papas and paella (BTW, it's pronounced paeya, not paela).

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:33

Minitrain Proposed For Playa de Mogán

16.08.2016: Traffic in Playa de Mogán is now so bad that the mayor is considering a huge out-of-town car park linked to the marina and beach by a mini train.

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Investors have proposed a 2.2km cable car running from Las Palmas' port up to the El Vigía mountain on La Isleta.

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The new sand hasn't even settled on Tauro beach and there are already plans for two more artificial beaches in south Gran Canaria.

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