Sunday, 04 August 2019 21:18

Really Good Gran Canaria VIP Minivan Tour

Minivan tour Gran CanariaSpend a day exploring the bits of Gran Canaria that you can't reach on the bus with this quality Volkswagen Caravelle / Transporter tour. 

This comfy Panorama trip up into the Gran Canaria mountains takes you through the island's most spectacular scenery and to the little highland villages where life goes by at a much slower pace than down at the coast.

Explore the deep valleys and stunning forests of Gran Canaria and stop in the villages of Tejeda, Artenara, Tunte, or Ayacata. The trip heads up through the Fataga Valley, with plenty of stops to appreciate the views, and down through the Tilos de Moya along one of Gran Canaria's coolest little roads. At the end of the tour you'll hvae a really good idea of what Gran canaria is really like away from the resorts.

Each vehicle has an experienced and multi-lingual local guide to show you the best of the island. Lunch can be included , or you can pack a picnic or grab a quick bite at a local restaurant. 

To book this thoroughly enjoyable VIP tour, just contact our Gran Canaria booking team via Whatsapp. Our booking system couldn't be simpler and our local experts are always on hand to help you choose the right trip. 

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  • The Parafarmacia In Gran Canaria Is Not A Chemist!
    The Parafarmacia In Gran Canaria Is Not A Chemist!

    If there is one thing we hate it is visitors being tricked in Gran Canaria. In the past we've warned about overcharging at Gran Canaria chemists, and rip off electronics shops in resorts. 

    In this Tip Of The Day we return to the island's chemists or rather, to the island's fake chemists.

    A chemist in Gran Canaria is called a Farmacia and always has a green cross sign. Farmacias are the only place tobuy medicine in Spain, even basics like paracetamol.

    However, there is another kind of shop in Gran Canaria that looks and sounds like a chemist but doesn't sell medicine. This is the Parafarmacia and it also uses a green cross sign.

    A parafarmacia is a herbal medicine shop that is not allowed to sell any normal medicine such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or antibiotics. 

    Instead, parafarmacias sell herbal alternatives to medicine but don't have to prove that they work and they can charge whatever they want.

    We recently heard from a visitor to Gran Canaria who went into a parafarmacia and was charged 40 euros for a herbal alternative to Ibuprofen. It was only when they read the label that they realised what had happened. 

    To locate a genuine farmacia, see this website and search within your municipio (Puerto Rico is in Mogán, Playa del Inglés is in San Bartolomé de Tirajana). At weekends and on fiesta days many farmacias close but there is always one open, known as the farmacia de guardia, in each municipio.

    Search for the nearest one to you with this tool

    Lex Says: To keep costs down, see this article for the way to ask for generic medicine rather than expensive branded alternatives. 

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