New holiday let rules in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands have opened up the market for private property owners in non-resort areas. 

Published in News

This is how curry is meant to be eaten: In the heat by the sea, with cold beer on the table and the cricket in the background. Happy Valley by Amadores beach is excellent.

Published in Puerto Rico
Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:58

Big Waves Forecast For Gran Canaria

The Spanish Weather Service has placed south Gran Canaria on alert, for today Thursday 21 and tomorrow Friday 22, for large waves of up to 2.5 metres and strong gusts of wind. 

Published in News

One of the three great barranco drives up into the Gran Canaria highlands, the GC 605 hairpins its way up the Mogan Valley until it reaches the cumbres at Ayacata village just below Roque Nublo.

Published in Day Trips
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:46

Ever Tried Canary Islands Banana Wine?

When we found Platé banana wine, we just had to try it. What could be more Canarian than wine made from bananas?

Published in Wine

There's a resort for everyone in Gran Canaria so, whether you're a sun-worshipper or a party-animal, here's a guide to all the top spots. Take your pick and enjoy the sunshine.

Published in Resorts & Places
Monday, 18 May 2015 13:24

When Home Is Hotter Than Gran Canaria

When we see headlines saying that it's hotter in (Berlin, London, Stockholm, etc) than in Gran Canaria we pop another ice cube into our cubata and have a quiet chuckle.

The Tamadaba loop road gives you the best views out over the Atlantic Ocean towards Tenerife and Teide volcano. It's a driving must in Gran Canaria.

Published in Day Trips

This little-known rural road winds up through the northwest of Gran Canaria past cliff-edge villages and flower meadows and brings you to the wild pine forests of Tamadaba. 

Published in Day Trips

The first of several leaks on the wreck of the Oleg Naydenov has now been sealed with a steel cofferdam, according to the Spanish authorities. Efforts to seal the remaining fuel leaks are ongoing. 

Published in News

Specsavers Magazine and the Gran Canaria Tourist Board are offering a free luxury holiday in Gran Canaria at the fabulously located and Five Star Seaside Palm Beach in Maspalomas. UK residents only.

Published in News
Monday, 11 May 2015 05:47

What's On In Gran Canaria In May

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. 

Published in Guide

Nudists love Gran Canaria because it has naked beach spots to suit all tastes. Here's our pick of the best places to get an all-over holiday tan. Click on the beach name to see more detailed info on each one.

Published in Top 10
Thursday, 07 May 2015 13:57

Seven Great Gran Canaria Boat Trips

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. 

Published in Excursions

As one of the world's top nudist friendly destinations, lots of people dare to bare for the first time in Gran Canaria: If you're a naked newbie, here's the local etiquette. Click here for our guide to Gran Canaria's best nudist beaches.

Germans know how to bake bread and this little bakery/cafe sells some of Las Palmas' best rolls, along with a range of excellent cakes and pastries. 

Published in Las Palmas

Gando Bay beach, right next to Gran Canaria's airport runway, is within the military airbase and therefore off limits to civilians. It opens to the public on one or two days per year during sporting events. 

Tranquil Pasito Blanco is as close to a private beach as you get in Gran Canaria but is open to all. 

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.

Published in Guide
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 13:45

Hoya del Pozo Beach In East Gran Canaria

Hoya del Pozo beach is low-key even by east Gran Canaria standards, but it is clean and a pleasant place to sit in the sunshine.

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