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Gran Canaria is the second largest island in terms of population and it has 32 natural protected spaces. The island caters to all types of tourists, having great routes for hikes, as well as beautiful beaches. Most of the resorts are in the Maspalomas area so this would be a good area to lok for holiday packages to the Canary Islands.
It's probably no secret that Las Palmas is our favourite city in the Canary Islands. One of the reasons why we love Las Palmas so much is the diversity in food culture that the city has to offer since you can find so many great restaurants, from affordable ones to fancy and sophisticated ones.
Gran Canaria is often seen as just a beach holiday destination or a sunny place where you can escape the cold winter back home, but if you take the time to explore, you'll discover that it's much more ...
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through its Ministry of the Environment, has created a new path that runs through the unique forest of red eucalyptus trees found at the bottom of the Barranco de San Miguel, in Valsequillo.
March is a great month to visit Gran Canaria if you are looking to escape the cold back home since most of Europe is still fighting low temperatures at this time of year. And if you're from Ireland and you're regretting the fact that you'll miss the St. Patrick's Day celebration back home, then worry no more, since there are plenty of Irish bars in Gran Canaria and you'll be spoiled for choice.
Coming on holiday to Arguineguin or Puerto de Mogan in 2021 and you don't want to miss one of the best events of the year? Then you have to take part in the carnival, which is a great way to mix with the locals, participate in the parade and have a great time during your stay on the island.
Due to the fact that Gran Canaria is still at level 4 and also based on the health recommendations of the Government of the Canary Islands, the decision has been made to postpone the carnival in Arucas this year.
If you only have one day to stay in Gran Canaria's capital and you want to see as much as possible in such a short time, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour in Las Palmas might be a good choice for you, as it will take you to all the important spots in the city.
In normal times, if you were to be in the area of Maspalomas sometime around February or March, we would recommend you to join the fun in the International Carnival of Maspalomas. But in 2022, the dates of the carnival had to be postponed until summer, when hopefully the situation with the pandemic will be improved and the celebrations will be able to take place.
The City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has requested on Monday that the service of sunbeds and umbrellas on Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas be resumed, after being suspended since March 14, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria began to take its first steps towards the next edition, with the choice of its theme. "La Tierra" (The Earth) prevailed over the other two options at stake: "Las Vegas" and "Disco Pop", by achieving the majority support of the juries.
The mayor of Las Palmas, Augusto Hidalgo, has announced on Wednesday, January 12th, that this year's carnival in the capital will be delayed for two weeks.
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival is a unique type of event in all the Canary Islands, which is celebrated with a lot of "soul" on the beach in San Agustin, close to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
On the 5th of January 2022, the entire island of Gran Canaria will celebrate the visit of the three wise men: Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia and Gaspar of India. Remember also that January 6th is a bank holiday and most of the shops will be closed.
Gran Canaria is a great destination for families, with plenty of activities for children of all ages. The Canary Islands in general have the reputation of family-friendly destinations, ideal for beach holidays, even during the winter months, when the rest of Europe is suffering from terrible cold weather.
A holiday in Gran Canaria is probably your best bet for a sunny and warm Christmas, along with the rest of the Canary Islands, which have the best climate in Europe during winter.
With Halloween fastly approaching, there are lots of events and parties announced in Gran Canaria for the spookiest night of the year.
The City Council trusts that the favorable evolution of the pandemic will allow the festivities to be held in the most carnival town of Gran Canaria, where carnivals are considered as more than a tradition, they are a true emblem for the town.
The two-story Hop-on Hop-off buses in the capital of Gran Canaria will start running again from next Friday, October 15. For the first weekend, the company will offer a special discount for Canarian residents.
The Councilor for Markets in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, María Ángeles Rodríguez, has announced the market in Maspalomas will resume its activity on Friday, October 1.
Mirador del Faro de la Sardina has been renovated with an investment of 82,962.44 euros, and will now be an added feature on the route of tourist attractions in Gran Canaria.