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Small supermarkets in Gran Canaria's resorts are great for buying water and cold beer, but they are expensive if you use them to buy food.
For an island with 80 beaches, there aren't many spots in the resorts where you can eat this close to the beach and the sea.
There are mosquitos in Gran Canaria but they are rare in the resorts and don't carry any infectious diseases. Here's what to do to avoid the pests.
Cigarette prices in Gran Canaria are still amongst the cheapest in Europe and it is almost always cheaper to buy them in a supermarket or local shop than in the airport duty-free.
Everyone who visits Puerto Rico knows the giant Puerto Rico shopping centre and the Europa Centre high up on west hill. However, there's a third Puerto Rico centre and it's home to a cluster of good restaurants.
As southeast Asia food fans, it is to our shame and discredit that Casa Ari opened three years ago and we've only just told you about it.
Las Buenas Pulgas is as close as you get to British pub atmosphere by the beach in Las Palmas.
The Hoyos de Bandama winery is the only winery in the Monte area of northeast Gran Canaria that is open to walk-ins, but you do need to book in advance for a full winery tour and tasting session. 
The annual sand nativity scene on Las Canteras beach is the world's biggest and a must visit if you come to Las Palmas in December.
The neo-Canarian visitor centre at the top of the Pico de Bandama volcano hides a secret from Spain's time as a military dictatorship.
Thousands of people turn out to watch the ARC Rally, the world's largest transoceanic rally, leave Las Palmas at the end of November. Here's where you need to go for the best views.
Las Nasas restaurant on the beachfront at Puerto de las Nieves has a stunning terrace and a huge artwork by the Canary Islands' most famous living artist.
Most Gran Canaria museums and galleries are open for free on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, and on Canarian Day on May 30. 
To shop for clothes in Gran Canaria on a Sunday, head up to Las Palmas (between October and April).
Tipping in Gran Canaria and all over the Canary Islands is straightforward and the rules are the same for locals and tourists.
The vast Parque del Sur urban park in Maspalomas Campo Internacional is a huge green space perfect for walking and jogging.
If Anfi beach is busy or you just want to swim in cool, deep water, then walk out onto the heart-shaped island and you’ll find a set of steps and a safe swimming area just next to the ferry dock.
Save money and avoid rip-off bank charges while in Gran Canaria by paying in euros when using your credit or debit card.
The Catholic church rather than the local tourist authorities still decides when to open church doors in Gran Canaria. This means that some of the island's prettiest churches, such as the Puerto de las Nieves hermitage, are often closed during the day.
Gran Canaria's east coast beaches are a mixed bag with everything from windswept pebble beaches to sheltered coves with golden sand. Salinetas beach is the prettiest and most accessible of the east beaches.
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    Tip Of The Day: Take Lizard Food To The Jardín Canario

    The lizards by this red stone bridge in the Jardín Canario are used to being fed and it's a great place to get up close to the original Gran Canarians.

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