The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.
Ultraviolet light levels are expected to be at 'Very High' levels this week due to clear skies.
The Canary Islands tourist board is looking for Gran Canaria fans to feature in its brochure and on its leaflets.
Radisson Blu, one of Europe's top upmarket hotel brands, has announced that it plans to open a new 422 room hotel in south Gran Canaria's Puerto de Mogán resort. Radisson already has a presence on the island thanks to its 189-room Radisson Blue Resort close to Arguineguín.
The plans for the new hotel look impressive: 422 rooms with private balconies, free high-speed internet access, an all-day restaurant, a themed restaurant, two pool bars, a multifunctional ballroom, extensive gym and spa facilities, three pools, a climbing wall and a running track.
Work has already begun on the site of the hotel in Puerto de Mogán.
The hotel will be operated by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in partnership with Radisson Blu. It5 is due to open in Q4 2016.
According to local news reports, the latest draft of the Canary Islands holiday rental law makes it much easier for owners to rent out their Gran Canaria property short-term.
Vulcanologists are investigating an undersea volcano between Tenerife and Gran Canaria after a series of earthquakes.
Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands are the first place to witness tomorrow's solar eclipse.
A green meteor streaked across the Gran Canaria sky on Sunday 8th March 2015 at 20.00, before landing just kilometres from the north coast.
The world's largest marine wind turbine will be put up in Arinaga on the east coast of Gran Canaria.
A Spanish Supreme Court judgement against Anfi del Mar could have huge repercussions for the resort and for all timeshare in Gran Canaria.
The new Maspalomas dunes mirador in Playa del Inglés is finished and open to the public.
New York-listed Kosmos Energy has announced that the oil deposits it discovered in Morrocan waters north of the Canary Islands are commercially unviable and that it is sealing the well.
Winter just won't give up this year in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands. The islands are on alert from high winds and big waves on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th February.
Gran Canaria is not expected to get the worst of the waves or the wind but is expected to take a battering on Wednesday with gusts up to 65km per hour.
Please stay away from the shore on rocky coasts and don't walk near drop-offs up in the mountains.
Detailed info in Spanish here
There's nowhere better to work than Las Palmas. That's what a growing number of laptop entrepreneurs and location-independent professionals are saying. The city's fame has spread so far that the New York Times recently covered it. See the article here
Las Palmas is an ideal location for modern day busman's holidays: it has the fast internet and conveniences of a European city plus the fantastic weather and beaches. There's plenty to do at night and you're only ever a few minutes from the surf break.
Contact the Surf Office if you have questions about staying and working in Las Palmas
Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria is the eighth best beach in Spain, according to the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards.
Las Canteras was one of three Canary Islands beaches rounding out the Top Ten Spanish beaches. Papagayo in Lanzarote came ninth and Cofete in Fuerteventura was tenth.
See the full list here
Hello Magazine gives Gran Canaria some positive coverage, calling it the "forgotten Canary Island" and an "undiscovered gem".
Great to see that a big publication acknowledges that there's more to Gran Canaria than the resorts.
It recommends driving up the Fataga Valley, visiting the Los Berrezales winery in the Agaete Valley, and stopping in Las Palmas for sightseeing.
Where to stay? The Bohemia Suites and Spa in Playa del Inglés.
Read the full Hello article here