We often get asked if it's safe to buy expensive electronics, such as cameras and mobile phones, in Gran Canaria. Our answer is yes, provided that you go to reputable shops and follow the same precautions as you would at home. 

Published in Shopping

 Back-scratchers, novelty bottle openers and wonky plastic bulls all make amusing souvenirs from Gran Canaria. However, they don't have the authentic kudos of these quality Canarian handicrafts.

Published in Shopping

UPDATED 03/04/2017: Gran Canaria in April smells of sweat and cheese (and sunscreen, of course) thanks to the Guia cheese festival and the Mogán triathlon. You can also visit a couple of local fiestas close to the resorts. 

 

Published in Guide

After a solid month of partying during February's carnival season you might expect Gran Canaria to take a breather during March. However, some places just aren't ready to pack away the sequins.

Published in Guide

Carnival rules supreme in Gran Canaria in February and there's more to the party than the famous events in Las Palmas and Maspalomas.

 

Published in Guide

January may be the height of winter across Europe but here in Gran Canaria there's plenty of outdoor events in the sunshine. If you're on the island this month, here's the top things to see and do.

 

Published in Guide

Sometimes we think there's a giant conspiracy amongst San Agustín fans to keep it quiet and off the radar. It's certainly the most tranquil and least-visited of Gran Canaria's resorts.

 

Published in San Agustín

You've arrived in Playa del Inglés, unpacked your flip flops and want to explore the resort. Well, Playa del Inglés stretches right along the coast so you're not going to do it all on your first day. Head to the sea and the dune front promenade for an overview.

Published in Playa del Inglés

Once you've arrived in Puerto Rico resort and unpacked you're ready to explore. It's not hard to find your way as all roads in Puerto Rico lead to the beach provided that you aim downhill.

Published in Puerto Rico

So you've arrived in Maspalomas, the sun is shining (hopefully) and you want to get your bearings. Here's how to explore the resort on your first day.

 

Published in Maspalomas
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