For serious Gran Canaria shopping, a trip to the capital Las Palmas is always a good day trip. As one of Spain's ten biggest cities it's got the island's biggest malls, one of the country's top outdoor shopping areas and so many authentic cafes and restaurants that you'll struggle to stay focused on the task at hand.

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The development of Tauro beach by local firm Santana Cazorla took a step forward this week after Spain's Costas department gave it permission to create a 180 metres artificial beach.

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Sunday, 05 July 2015 08:56

Gran Canaria Heatwave Alert

Gran Canaria is now officially on alert for hot weather as of Monday July 6 2015.

Published in News
Saturday, 04 July 2015 06:08

What's On In Gran Canaria In July

Gran Canaria is a lot of fun in July with water and apricot festivals, the Fiestas del Carmen marine parades and firework displays, and a series of local fiestas or romerias. Here's a guide to July events in Gran Canaria.

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While Spain is expected to swelter in 40ºC heat over the weekend, Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands will be no hotter than normal for the time of year.

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Gran Canaria is to host the Spanish edition of the famous Porretta Soul Festival at an as-yet-unknown beach on the island, according to local producer Dania Dévora.

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Arguineguín town (or South Oslo as it's known in the winter) is south Gran Canaria's only local coastal town. At heart, it's still a fishing town even though it hosts thousands of Nordic snowbirds each winter and has a hugely popular weekly market.

Published in Arguineguín
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:12

Super Useful Gran Canaria Weather Websites

These super-useful weather resources are what we use to check the daily weather forecast all over Gran Canaria.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:50

Super Useful Gran Canaria Webcam

You can wake up and check the Gran Canaria weather forecasts, but there's nothing better than seeing the weather live. That's why we've put this live webcam from Arguineguín, in the south of Gran Canaria here on the site.

We've been asked whether it's safe to travel to Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands by several people concerned about the dangers of travel after recent events in Tunisia. Our answer is that  the Canary Islands have a low crime rate and that the threat of terrorist activity is remote.

Published in Guide
Thursday, 25 June 2015 08:45

East Coast Star: Pretty Salinetas Beach

With a beachfront promenade, white ballustrades, palm trees shading the sand and plenty of places to eat and drink close by, Salinetas beach is the most complete on the east coast.

Pasito Beach beach is one of the quietest in south Gran Canaria despite its turquoise water and fine sand.

Gran Canaria erupted with joy last night as Las Palmas' football team won promotion to the Spanish Primera Liga for the first time since 2002. 

 

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Nudist Montaña de Arena is one of Gran Canaria's legendary wild beaches along with GüiGüi, Guayedra and El Confital. However, it's surprisingly accessible as it's right between the island's main resorts.

There's nothing like sitting in the shade of a palm tree listening to the breeze rustle through the fronds and the waves lapping at the shore. Here are 11 Gran Canaria beaches with palm trees right by the sand.

Everybody goes to Amadores beach and Playa del Inglés is busy every day. However, there are great sandy beaches in south Gran Canaria where you can sit on the sand surrounded by locals rather than tourists. Here are ten of the best.

Sandy Playa del Cura beach is where the people who work in south Gran Canaria, local and guiri, go at the weekends. 

Of Gran Canaria's 80-odd beaches, here are the ones named after animals. Why? because life's a beach :-)

The non-profit Blue Flag organisation only gives its prestigious award to the world's best beaches and marinas. Here's our photo guide to Gran Canaria's 15 Blue Flag beaches and two Blue Flag marinas. See our Ultimate Gran Canaria beach guide here.

With Wild Oats, Fast & Furious 6 and BBC series SunTrap all filmed in Gran Canaria, the island is becoming a red hot film location. Here are the ten top Gran Canaria filming spots where you might just bump into a film crew.

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  • The Best Gran Canaria Weather Forecast
    The Best Gran Canaria Weather Forecast

    The single most common question we get in the Gran Canaria Info group is...

    What is the weather going to be like during my holiday?

    The answer is almost always the same: If you are going to south Gran Canaria's resorts, it is very likely to be sunny every day. Yes, even in the winter. Yes, even though your weather app says it is going to be cloudy. Yes, even in January. And in February, etc.

    Obviously it does sometimes rain in Gran Canaria, even in the sun-baked south, and there are occassional cloudy days. 

    To check for these rare rain and clouds there is no point using generic weather apps because they use data that averages out the weather and temperature across Gran Canaria.

    This means that the forecast for Puerto Rico and other resorts includes weather and temperatrure predictions for inland and highland areas that are cooler and cloudier.

    So, instead of believing your current weather app use the Spanish weather service website called the AEMET. It's website has detailed and very accurate forecasts for individual resorts, town and even beaches.

    Here's the forecast for the Mogán area including Puerto Rico.

    The mobile website works very well in English although the app is only in Spanish at the moment.  

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