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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

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.

Heavy cloud and some rain during the night in the Gran Canaria highlands have drained the Gran Canaria forest fire of much of its intensity although it is still burning.

Saturday, 16 September 2017 07:50

Invasion of The Toxic Puffer Fish

The Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) has warned that the highly toxic Oceanic Puffer Fish (Lagocephalus lagocephalus) is colonizing the Canary Islands.

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. 

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.

Gran Canaria plans to double the size of its forests from 20,000 to 40,000 hectares within just 15 years thanks to an ambitious Government scheme. 

Here's a round-up of the latest news and gossip from Gran Canaria... 

Flights between Gran Canaria and the other Canary Islands increase from October thanks to Air Europa.

Gran Canaria will be colder than Glasgow, Oslo, The Hague and Nuneaton today, writes a journalist who really needs the clicks to pay his children's summer camp deposit.

A recent viral Facebook post claims that El Veril, the proposed location for Gran Canaria's Siam Park waterpark is a site of special scientific interest that must be protected. Here are the facts behind the claim.

A quick insider's summary of the main news stories affecting Gran Canaria this month. 

Gran Canaria hotels lost 4.6 million euros in 2016 due to a 700% surge in bogus food poisoning claims from British tourists.

The last few weeks have been pretty busy news-wise in Gran Canaria with the stories about ferry that hit the wall and the rally car that hit the barriers going around the world. 

Gran Canaria now has 15 Blue Flag beaches after three new ones gained the prestigious status for the first time in 2017.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:05

There Is No Oil On Gran Canaria's Beaches

You've probably read that a passenger ferry crashed into the harbour wall in Las Palmas this week and that the accident caused an oil spill and closed beaches. Relax, the spill was minor and never came anywhere near ANY of Gran Canaria's beaches.

18.04.2017: Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for April. Is every word true? Well, we have friends in low places and we do our best...

BREAKING NEWS: The investors behind the new Gran Canaria waterpark are abandoning the project and replacing it with the world's longest rollercoaster, which is under construction already. 

The Canary Islands are getting drier but stormier, according to data released by the Spanish Weather Service (AEMET).

Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for the second week of March Is every word true? Well, we read the papers, have friends in low places and do our best...

The Risco Caido archaeological site in Gran Canaria is Spain's official nomination for World Heritage Status. It now goes forward for consideration by the WHO's head honchos.

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