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There's no shortage of local events in Gran Canaria with a village romeria (fiesta) or six every weekend but what about international events? Well, here's our pick of the top Gran Canaria events that tourists and visitors have to attend.
There's a spider living in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands called the False Widow (Steodota nobilis). It never bites anyone local, but the British tabloid press makes it sound like a tarantula with a bad attitude.
Gran Canaria, with its fantastic hotel swimming pools and perfect family beaches, is a top holiday destination for the children. Here are ten things that experience has taught us make family holidays in Gran Canaria as stress-free as possible.
This hilarious gallery of British summer images from the Guardian sums up how most people feel about the Staycation; It was a good idea back in 2010, but now it's time to get serious and get a suntan rather soggy feet.
You know the drill; You wake up at a civilised time, head down to breakfast, then wander out to the pool only to find that every sun lounger is reserved with towels. Check out the hotel video below for a classic 08.00 lounger dash in Gran Canaria. 
Some people think Gran Canaria is a spectacular destination with everything from the world's best beaches to jaw-dropping landscapes and a vibrant local culture and food scene. They are completely wrong and here are 25 reasons why you should never visit the island.
Every week we share a Mondays are Better in Gran Canaria photo on our Facebook page and it's always one of the week's most popular posts. So, here's the Top 10 reasons why Gran Canaria rocks the first day of the week. 
Gran Canaria is a lot of fun in July with water and apricot festivals, the Fiestas del Carmen marine parades and firework displays, and a series of local fiestas or romerias. Here's a guide to July events in Gran Canaria.
We've been asked whether it's safe to travel to Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands by several people concerned about the dangers of travel after recent events in Tunisia. Our answer is that  the Canary Islands have a low crime rate and that the threat of terrorist activity is remote.
With Wild Oats, Fast & Furious 6 and BBC series SunTrap all filmed in Gran Canaria, the island is becoming a red hot film location. Here are the ten top Gran Canaria filming spots where you might just bump into a film crew.
Gran Canaria is a big place in a small space and here are 20 photos to prove it. 
Gran Canaria's summer fiesta season is in full swing in June with over a dozen local romerías. You also have bonfires and local beach parties, a bikini fashion show, and Las Palmas' foundational celebrations.
May in Gran Canaria starts with the Maspalomas Gay Pride Festival and ends with Canary Day. In between are a dozen local romerias with good food and loud music. 
The sea in south Gran Canaria is almost always calm so it's a perfect place to get out on the ocean. You'll experience the island from a fresh perspective, get a tan and probably see dolphins and turtles. 
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.
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!
The sun is one of Gran Canaria's main attractions and we want you to enjoy it without turning into a lobstrosity. Here's how to do it.
Wondering if Gran Canaria is the island for you, or just missing the place and needing a bit of a sunshine fix before your next visit? Here are six ways to visit Gran Canaria online, all with great photos and videos of the island as well as useful information. 
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.
Santa Brigida in north Gran Canaria's used to be the British colony's summer retreat from the heat in Las Palmas. Now it's a wealthy hill town with a pretty church and a popular weekend market. If you're heading up to the cumbres from Las Palmas, stop at Santa Brigida for…
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