Gran Canaria's beaches are currently clear of fuel oil after a large volunteer-led clear up over the past two days. There is currently one confirmed oil slick 5 kilometres from the coast but no reports of fresh oil close to the island. 

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Golden El Cabron's beach is famous amongst divers but only gets a few local visitors. The snorkelling is spectacular, and it was named after a bucaneer.

Arguineguín's shops sell useful stuff for residents rather than souvenirs for tourists. It's where the south Gran Canaria locals come to do their shopping. Except on Tuesdays, when the big street market comes to town.

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Walk downhill in Arguineguín until you hit the sea and it's an easy place to explore; the seafront promenade runs the whole length of town. All you have to do to start is work out where you are. 

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The Islas Canarias Rally this weekend means that stretches of road all over the island will be closed on Friday evening and all of Saturday. 

On Friday, the night stages start in Teror. It then moves on to San Mateo and Telde. Expect road closures and disruption from about 19.30 until midnight all along the route. 

On Saturday morning, the rally starts in Teror at 08.00 and repeats the same route to Telde. Expect road closures from 06.00 in Teror and until about 11.00 in Telde. 

On Saturday afternoon, the action moves to the roads connecting Santa Lucia, Tejeda and Valleseco. The roads will be closed from 11.30 to 20.30.

See this map to check the exact roads that the rally uses. You can even download detailed route information via the Rally App here. Public viewing areas along the route are listed

Public viewing areas along the route are listed here

The prize ceremony is at Santa Catalina Square at 21.30 on Saturday so expect a fair bit of traffic in the port.

We advise all non-petrolheads to head to the beach rather than the mountains on Saturday. 

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Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:08

10 Reasons To Visit San Cristobal

San Cristobal fishing village doesn't need Martha Stewart tutorials on the shabby-chic look, but it could teach her a thing or two about authenticity. With two beaches and the freshest fish in town, it a great Las Palmas spot for lunch and a wander. 

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For a sardine and seafood feast, head to San Cristobal village in north Gran Canaria on the weekend of April 18-19 for the Sabor a Mar festival.

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Everybody loves a plate of papas con mojo, but there's more to Gran Canaria food than salty potatoes. From great steak to cactus fruit, here's ten things that have to try before you leave.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:37

Recent Earthquakes in Gran Canaria

The east Gran Canaria municipality of Telde experienced a light earthquake just before midnight on April 7 and a second on just offshore on April 9.

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Gran Canaria's basketball team is in the European final after an easy win over Russian team Unics Kazán.

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The Casa Mirador de Bandama tourist information point at the top of the Bandama volcano hides a secret bunker from Spain's military past.

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It wouldn't be holiday season without a French air traffic controller strike and today's disruption has affected people travelling to Gran Canaria.

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There are lots of things in Gran Canaria you can do and plenty of things you should do. Here are ten things you have to do. It's an order!

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We've got them so we know that once you've got kids, going to the beach becomes an expedition. Here are the Gran Canaria beaches that have the safe water, easy-access facilities and activities to make a family beach day as effortless as possible. 

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 18:13

Airport beach: Ojos de Garza

Every tourist coming to Gran Canaria comes within metres of Ojos de Garza beach, but nobody ever visits.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 07:23

Gran Canaria Beaches: Tiny Tufia

Tufia hamlet is famous for it's existential battle against the Spanish government. Its beach, tiny as it is, is the headquarters of resistance.

Easter is set to sizzle in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands with temperatures expected to hit 30ºC. Not bad for the beginning of April.

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The sun is one of Gran Canaria's main attractions and we want you to enjoy it without turning into a lobstrosity. Here's how to do it.

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Monday, 30 March 2015 14:57

The Canary Islands Are Full Over Easter

The Canary Islands are almost full over Easter and last minute bookings are spiking. If you feel like some last-minute Easter sunshine, get on the Internet ASAP.

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Ultraviolet light levels are expected to be at 'Very High' levels this week due to clear skies.

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