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

Published in News

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.

Published in Guide
Friday, 07 August 2015 09:28

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.

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 06:30

Gran Canaria's Best Pools: The Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu hotel at Patalavaca in south Gran Canaria is one of the island's smartest and has a pool to match.

Published in Arguineguín
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 05:04

Branch-Waving Madness Hits Agaete

Up to 70,000 people head to Agaete this weekend for a huge party with pre-Hispanic roots.

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As if Agaete doesn't have enough fun at the La Rama fiesta, it also puts on Gran Canaria's coolest music eco-festival.

Published in Alternative Tourism

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.

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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. 

Published in Guide

The wrecked Russian fishing boat is no longer leaking a single drop of oil, according to Spanish minister of development Ana Pastor.   

 

Published in News

The wine grape harvest, the earliest in the Northern Hemisphere, is due to start any day. Vineyards expect a bumper harvest.

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When developers announced plans to build a vast resort in the Veneguera valley in south-west Gran Canaria all hell broke loose. To general surprise, protests won the day.

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.

Published in Guide

The plane that brought Gran Canaria's first ever charter tourists to Gran Canaria has been renovated; Watch the video below to see the work in timelapse.

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The Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé de Tirajana is liaising with the Maspalomas taxi cooperative and the Global bus company to make sure that there is enough public transport available to get people to and from the Maspalomas Soul Festival on San Agustín beach.

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Drive the GC 200 west coast road from Mogán to Agaete and your first stop is Fuente de Los Azulejos just past Veneguera village.

Published in Day Trips

A tragic windsurfing accident in east Gran Canaria on Monday took the life of a swimmer and has highlighted the importance of swimming safety.

Published in News

South and Central Gran Canaria are on heat alert today with big waves expected until Saturday.

Published in News

Swimming pools don't have to be big to be cool and the plunge pool on the roof of the Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel has more groove per square metre than most. That's why it's on our list of Gran Canaria's best swimming pools.

Published in San Agustín
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