Without exaggerating, there are a few questions we hear at least once a day. So we thought we’d write a Frequently Asked Questions so we can just point to this. Just click on your question and you’ll find our best reply.

If your question is not answered here, try our Gran Canaria Facebook group, there are thousands of people willing to help you out.

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Gran Canaria isn't in the EU Customs Union which means low prices on most things but also low duty-free allowances. Here's what you can legally carry home per person.

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g smoking tobacco. 

One litre of spirits over 22% or 2L spirits under 22%.

Two litres of sparkling wine and two litres of any other wine. 

60 ml of perfume or 250 ml of eau de toilette.

We advise you to buy your cigarettes, alcohol and perfume in local shops rather than in the airport. They are almost always cheaper. 

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Monday, 16 February 2015 16:45

Can I Use Your Photos On My Website?

If you want to use a photo or two for your personal website or blog then yes. Do let us know.

If you want to use them for commercial purposes (profit-making website, book, brochure, etc) then please get in touch or visit our professional photography page.



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It's likely to be sunny but we don't know exactly. When are you coming?

Check our weather section for detailed weather forecasts for each month, as well as lots of useful info about the seasons and the weather in the resorts. 

Published in FAQ2
Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:24

Do I Need A VISA To Visit Gran Canaria?

This depends on your nationality.

No Visa is required (for tourists) for visits of up to 90 days if you are a citizen of ehe European Union, Norway, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland or the United States as well as several other countries.

If you are unsure, check with your Spanish Consulate/Embassy well before your flight day.

Your passport or identity card needs to be valid for a minimum of 3 months (and 6 months for certain countries).

Published in FAQ2
Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:08

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Here's a growing list of FAQs that we get at Gran Canaria Info. If your question isn't here, then please ask us in an email or via a Facebook message. We'll answer ASAP.

Can I drink the Tap Water in Gran Canaria?

The island's tap water is perfectly safe to drink, wash in, cook with and brush your teeth with. It just doesn't taste too good as it's made from desalinated seawater. Nobody on the island drink the tap water unfiltered and most buy drinking water in five or eight litre bottles. 

Are there cockroaches?


Can I get marmite, sausages, teabags?

What’s the weather

Which resort

airport transfers




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Friday, 09 January 2015 00:00



Who are you?

We're Lex Thoonen and Alex Bramwell and we've run this website about Gran Canaria since 1998. We've both lived on the island for years and spend as much time as possible roaming about finding new things to see and do here.

Can I use your photos on my website?

Please feel free to use them on your personal website and social media pages, but please don't crop out the watermark. If you want to use our images professionally please visit our easy to use picture website PhotosGranCanaria

I hate you and your opinions about Gran Canaria

We love Gran Canaria and try to be as positive and useful as possible for our audience. If you disagree with us about something please let us know. If we're wrong we'll change it and if we're not we'll explain why. Otherwise, just ignore us.


My Gran Canaria business isn't featured on the website. How can I change that?

Contact us by email and we'll be in touch. We feature new attractions and businesses every week.

How do I advertise my business on Gran Canaria Info?

We offer a range of advertising options. Please contact us via email and we'l get back to you ASAP. 

Can I publish an article or blog post on your website?

Yes, if it's good quality, unpublished, original and mostly about Gran Canaria. No if it's a badly written mass of cliches, old content, or a plug for your business. Please read our style guide and then email us. 


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