The Canary Islands have never had the glamourous celebrity visitors of Ibiza or the Cote d'Azur. Nor have they suffered from the horde of reality TV celebs that plague the Costas. However, the celebrities that have dropped in over the years have left some fascinating myths and mysteries behind. Here…
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'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.
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.