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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

Gran Canaria's coastal paths are amongst it's most popular public spaces, but many need a good revamp. Here's the plans that are in the pipeline.

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The Canary Islands are expecting hotel occupancy rates of 90% from October through until Easter with even high occupancy over Christmas.

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After a couple of weeks of sunny weather, and one day of rain so far in September, Gran Canaria could go all tropical this week to welcome the Autumn season.

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Puerto Rico's huge shopping centre is getting a three million euro facelift, thanks to investment by the owners of its 200 shops and restaurants.

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Friday, 18 September 2015 05:28

Rain Alert Surprises Roasting Gran Canaria

After a roasting hot week, the Spanish weather service has put the Canary Islands on Yellow Alert for rain today.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 11:31

Two Great Gran Canaria Food Events This Weekend

Gran Canaria hosts two separate food-and-drink events this weekend. One in Santa Catalina Square in Las Palmas, the other at Puerto de las Nieves in the north-west.

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Britian and Northern Europe could be heading for an exceptionally cold winter thanks to the powerful El Niño event brewing in the Pacific Ocean. 

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Tejeda in Gran Canaria's central highlans or Cumbres is the first Canarian village to make the official list of Spain's prettiest villages. 

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The 2.5 kilometre coastal path that connects Las Marañuelas beach in Arguineguín and Anfi beach to the west is due a revamp and it looks like it may finally get one.

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Gran Canaria's plan to use its reservoirs as a giant battery to store wind energy is expected to generate 60% of the island's electricity needs within five years.

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Taxis in Gran Canaria's capital city Las Palmas are amongst the cheapest in Spain, according to a recent survey.

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The freak weather in the Canary Islands for the last week is fading away, according to the Spanish weather authorities.

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It looks like we haven't seen the last of August's freak weather conditions in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands just yet.

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NASA has dubbed the 2015 Perseids as the must-see 2015 meteor shower and Gran Canaria is a great place to see them.

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It's sunny this morning but south Gran Canaria is still recovering from the shock of yesterday's unexpected (to put it mildly) thunderstorm in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas resorts. 

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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 05:04

Branch-Waving Madness Hits Agaete

Up to 70,000 people head to Agaete this weekend for a huge party with pre-Hispanic roots.

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The wrecked Russian fishing boat is no longer leaking a single drop of oil, according to Spanish minister of development Ana Pastor.   

 

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The annual event is a great place to see high quality traditional Canarian crafts including basket weaving, Canarian knives, leatherwork and pottery.

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The wine grape harvest, the earliest in the Northern Hemisphere, is due to start any day. Vineyards expect a bumper harvest.

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The plane that brought Gran Canaria's first ever charter tourists to Gran Canaria has been renovated; Watch the video below to see the work in timelapse.

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