Here are four tourists who are currently spending their holidays in the south of Gran Canaria. They talk about wearing masks, social distancing, travelling in airplanes and going through airports, using shops and enjoying restaurants. All of the interviews were done on July 21 2020. (At the bottom of this article you'll find useful links to more information.)
A new study suggests that the Maspalomas dunes will turn into a stony plain within 90 years. Is this true and what can be done about it?
A well known Gran Canaria artist has proposed a new viewpoint overlooking the Maspalomas dunes in the form of a Cosmic Dune.
The only cure for buffet belly is to get out there and burn off those extra calories. Here's where to do it in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas resorts.
The Maspalomas lighthouse, known as the Faro de Maspalomas, has been shining continuously for 125 years and is much older than the resort around it.
Sometimes you just want to spend a day doing something that doesn't cost any money. Here's six free things you can do in Maspalomas resort. All you need is a picnic!
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.
A recent draft law released by the San Bartolomé de Tirajana town hall (Ayuntamiento) has generated widespread confusion and worry in Gran Canaria. However, there is little to be concerned about as the situation is being hyped up for political reasons. Here's a concise summary of what's going on and what it means.
We have updated this article to take into account the important effects of the 1995 Ordenación del Turismo de Canarias law.
The annual event is a great place to see high quality traditional Canarian crafts including basket weaving, Canarian knives, leatherwork and pottery.
The Maspalomas International Trumpet Festival takes place between July 26 and 31 in south Gran Canaria and features some of the world's best trumpeters.
The Gran Canaria Porretta Soul Festival will be held on San Agustín beach, according to the San Bartolomé de Tirajana mayor Marco Aurelio Pérez Sánchez and local promoter Dania Dévora.
Maspalomas has its own palm tree oasis, lagoon and sand dune system. It's basically a miniature desert by the sea rather than a beach. It even has camels (which you can ride) but unlike a desert, there are convenient snack stands, comfy sun loungers and trained lifeguards.
There's a resort for everyone in Gran Canaria so, whether you're a sun-worshipper or a party-animal, here's a guide to all the top spots. Take your pick and enjoy the sunshine.
Think you know everything there is to know about Maspalomas resort and beach? Test yourself with these 10 little-known facts.
Playa del Inglés must be Europe's busiest and most famous beach; its three kilometres of sand are packed every day and it gets millions of bums on sand each year.
So you've arrived in Maspalomas, the sun is shining (hopefully) and you want to get your bearings. Here's how to explore the resort on your first day.
With everything from drag queen galas and wailing widows to tapas stands the Las Palmas carnival is an epic fiesta. It's got be Europe's biggest outdoor party and stretches out over three weeks, four if you count the times it takes to clear up the sequins.
San Fernando market is one of the big three in south Gran Canaria along with Puerto Mgán and Arguineguín. The location isn't as pretty as its rivals but it's far more convenient if you're staying in Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas.
The stalls here sell everything from local produce to Moroccan leather (most are also at the other markets).