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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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A recent draft law released by the San Bartolomé de Tirajana town hall (Ayuntamiento) has generated widespread confusion and worry in Gran Canaria. However, there is little to be concerned about as the situation is being hyped up for political reasons. Here's a concise summary of what's going on and what it means.

We have updated this article to take into account the important effects of the 1995 Ordenación del Turismo de Canarias law.

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Taxis in Gran Canaria's capital city Las Palmas are amongst the cheapest in Spain, according to a recent survey.

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The trouble with ordering big beers in Gran Canaria is that they often warm up before you get to the end.

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With Gran Canaria car rental you get what you pay for and if you pay the absolute minimum, what you get is a headache and a ruined holiday.

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While papas con mojo and seafood get all the attention, Gran Canaria's delicious doughnuts are a daily treat that you have to try.

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Arriving late in Gran Canaria and want to stock up on a few things for the morning? Now you can do it at the airport.

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The freak weather in the Canary Islands for the last week is fading away, according to the Spanish weather authorities.

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Got a headache in Gran Canaria, or perhaps  sore foot. Hre's how to cure it instantly.

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Las Canteras beach is a no-take reserve so there are loads of fish, especially where Luis Morote street meets the sand.

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Gran Canaria's homegrown coffee is the world's most northerly crop and the best place to try it is in Agaete's secret garden.

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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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There's more to Arucas old town than the great big church. Walk up the narrow cobbled streets behind the cathedral for great old Canarian houses and local street life, then head down narrow Calle Gourié to the High Street (Calle León y Castillo).

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:57

The Storm-Free Canary Islands

While destinations like Florida and Thailand get tropical storms, the Canary Islands have only experienced one in 100 years.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 06:26

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Las Canteras isn't Las Palmas' only beach: Here's a cool video tip about the capital's other sandy beach.

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NASA has dubbed the 2015 Perseids as the must-see 2015 meteor shower and Gran Canaria is a great place to see them.

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It's sunny this morning but south Gran Canaria is still recovering from the shock of yesterday's unexpected (to put it mildly) thunderstorm in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas resorts. 

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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.

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Friday, 07 August 2015 08:28

Gran Canaria Beaches: Playa de Arinaga

Arinaga town has two beaches along its seafront promenade. Both are a mix of pebbles and sand and are best visited at low tide.

Los Carpinteros isn't a beach you choose on looks but it does have easy access for campers and has low-key charm and crystal clear water.

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