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The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, presided over the official act to start work on the new submarine electrical link designed to connect the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, a project that represents a milestone in the modernization of the electrical system of the Canary Islands and in the decarbonization plans scheduled for the archipelago.
For the first time this year, people in Corralejo will celebrate a fun traditional Indian festival dedicated to the arrival of spring, warmth and the triumph of good over evil.
Aena airports exceed pre-pandemic data for the second consecutive month by reaching more than 16.6 million passengers in February. It represents an increase of 2.2% compared to data from the same month of 2019 and 39.6% more than in 2022.
Turismo de Canarias has been able to announce from ITB Berlin that the archipelago will maintain its tourist demand at even higher levels over the next winter season.
Every month between 500 and 600 kilograms of geological material are returned to the beaches of Fuerteventura, including sand, pebbles, volcanic rocks, or rhodolites.
As of Friday, a rise in temperatures is expected especially in the south of the islands, as well as inland, and on the summits of the islands above 1000 meters altitude.
Every year, Tripadvisor announces the top 10 beaches in Europe according to ratings by its users, and this year one beach from Fuerteventura made it to the list.
The carnivals are returning to Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands in general, after a long absence due to the pandemic. Gran Tarajal has announced the dates and theme for the 2023 edition of the carnival.
The largest festival in the Canary Islands arrives in Maspalomas between 6 - 9 April, with four days of music and fun.
Teide National Park in Tenerife woke up this morning covered in a fine layer of snow, with Mt Teide looking impressive in its white mantle.
AEMET has published the climatic summary for the month of December 2022, which has been classified as the warmest in all of Spain, not just the Canary Islands since the beginning of the monthly series in 1961, exceeding December 1989 by 0.2 °C, the warmest to date.
Spain's Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, announced this Thursday that the Council of Ministers will approve the end of the mandatory use of masks on public transport on February 7th.
The director of the Health Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has announced that the mandatory use of masks in public transport in Spain will come to and end "shortly".
The hotel and non-hotel accommodations in the Archipelago closed the year 2022 with 86.7 million overnight stays, 11.5% less compared to those registered in 2019, the pre-pandemic reference year, although it is closing the gap with previous periods analyzed by the Tourism Competitiveness Observatory and Sustainability of Ashotel, which uses data from the Tourist Accommodation Survey of the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics (Istac).
On January 20th, Adeje celebrated one of the oldest fiestas in Tenerife, Saint or San Sebastián, marked in Adeje since the 16th century, in what was a holy place long before the Spanish conquest of the islands.
Last year, ALDI inaugurated its first stores in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura and this year it will open its first store in Lanzarote.
Copernicus EU, the Earth Observation component of the EU Space Programme, posted on January 6th a lovely photo of the Canary Islands archipelago, showing the beauty of the islands on a day without any clouds or calima.
In 2023, Las Palas de Gran Canaria celebrated the arrival of the Three Kings with a big parade through the city and a beautiful ceremony in the port to receive their Majesties.
After two years with no proper New Year's Eve celebrations, Las Palmas went all out with the fireworks display to welcome 2023 with all the bells and whistles.
As predicted by Aemet a few days ago, an important episode of calima is currently affecting the Canary Islands, reducing visibility and causing problems at some of the airports.
The islands of Tenerife and La Palma received their first snow this winter, on the morning of December 26th, the second day of Christmas!
According to Aemet, Christmas day will bring probable heavy rainfall in the western islands, from noon on La Palma and during the late hours of the day in the rest of the western islands, less like in Tenerife.
Aemet has just activated the first yellow warnings for Christmas day in the Canary Islands, due to intense rain that is expected to fall on the islands of La Palma, Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.
Fans have gathered last night in Plaza de Espana in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's capital city, to celebrate Argentina's epic World Cup win.
Locally heavy rains will continue to affect the Canary Islands this Monday, while in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura only moderate rains could be expected.
The Canary Islands are having a rainy weekend ahead, with moderate rain on Saturday, especially in various parts of La Palma, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria.
This afternoon, residents from various municipalities in Gran Canaria have reported that a great noise was heard, along with a strong tremor that was felt practically in all the municipalities of the island.
After a period of nice warm weather, the forecast is set to change in the Canary Islands with the formation of a storm near the archipelago, which would bring rain starting from Thursday.
Sad day today in Fuerteventura, as two people have lost their lives while at the beach in Jandia, in the southern part of the island.
If you're looking for some of the best restaurants in the Canary Islands for a fine-dining experience, take a look at the list of restaurants with Michelin Stars in 2023.
A new event in Fuerteventura this December: the first edition of Antigua Cheese Fair will be celebrated between 9 and 11 of December 2022.
Turismo de Canarias has launched an international campaign to position the archipelago as the ideal destination for professional training, through a series of elite athletes who are already training in the archipelago and who will be the protagonists of this initiative, based on the concept of 'The Islands of Extraordinary Beings'.
Ryanair has announced that in March 2023 it will reopen its bases in Lanzarote and Tenerife South, which got closed along with the bases the company had in Gran Canaria and Girona.
After a long period of high temperatures and no rain, Aemet has announced rains for this weekend, especially in the north of the mountainous islands, as well as a yellow alert for strong winds in some areas of the archipelago.
The Area of Infrastructures, Roads and Territorial Planning of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, directed by President Sergio Lloret, carried out on Wednesday, November 16, a test of a consolidating and stabilizing product for paving, which could be used for ecologically-friendly paving of the road between Morro Jable and Puertito de la Cruz and Cofete.
An eye-catching campaign to attract remote workers has been launched in 12 countries, with giant screens that cover the streets of London and Berlin, and a presence in the crowded Plaza de Callao to attract these long-stay tourists.
Unusually high temperatures for November continue to be registered in the Canary Islands these days, as Aemet forecasts that the temperature will reach 30º in some areas.
Sunday was a spectacular closing day at Corralejo Grandes Playas, bidding farewell to the 35th edition of the International Kite Festival.
Gran Canaria will have 417,129 regular seats connecting it to the United Kingdom this winter season. This represents a milestone in the island's connectivity, with an increase of 31.8% compared to the same months of the 2019-2020 season, which is a good sign for the island's tourism recovery.
Fuerteventura starts its presence in the World Travel Market (WTM) with very good data from the British market, which continues to be interested in the island as a destination for beach holidays.
Recently, the World Travel Award offered the prize for Best Vacation Resort to Barceló Fuerteventura Beach in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura.
The Arena Negra Festival will return this November to Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura to celebrate the second edition of this event.
Turismo de Canarias launches a campaign in 14 markets to attract the 'Winter Escapists', European citizens who want to escape the routine and the cold, while 7 million airplane seats connect the archipelago to various cities in Europe.
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through Turismo de Tenerife, has developed several promotional actions with a dozen travel agents to the destination and participates in the Top Resa fair in Paris The Cabildo de Tenerife, through Turismo de Tenerife, has launched different actions to promote the island as a destination in France, a market that will increase its regular air capacity to Tenerife in the coming winter season by 22% compared to 2021, and 52% compared to 2019.
According to Aemet, the Canary Islands are experiencing an episode of unusually high temperatures these days, given that it's late October and these temperatures would be more common for months like August.
During the last weekend of October, Corralejo will host FEMAR 2022, the first edition of Feria del Mar organized in the municipality of La Oliva.
The Department of Tourism of the Pájara City Council announced the largest drone show in Fuerteventura, as part of the Patron Saint Festivities of Costa Calma. The event will take place on Saturday 29 at 00:00 hours, next to the Costa Calma Soccer Field.
Spain has finally announced that it's dropping all entry requirements for non-EU arrivals, which means that visitors from the UK will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to enter the country.
According to Aemet, it is probable that Saharian dust will enter the archipelago starting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18, affecting mostly the easternmost islands, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, but it could also affect Gran Canaria as well.
Sunset Canarias festival will take place in various locations in Playa de Mogán, Gran Canaria, between October 17 and 28.
A giant squid, exceeding three meters in length and weighing more than 200 kilograms, has been found floating in the stretch of ocean between the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera (part of the Canary Islands archipelago).
After opening its first stores in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the ALDI supermarket chain is soon expanding and opening its first store in Fuerteventura as well.
Pajara will host this month a music festival that will take place in the towns of Morro Jable, La Lajita and Costa Calma from October 8 to 29 and will feature artists like Camela, Los Screensavers or Shaila Durcal.
Aemet has announced that they are currently monitoring a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) that could be placed in the northeast of the Canary Islands from this Wednesday, which could cause heavy rains over the weekend.
The Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Ministry of Transport and the Tiadhe intercity transport concessionaire, has launched a special bus service for the Caleta de Fuste Beach Party 2022.
Orotava Beer Festival and DiverSaldo will take place this weekend in the historic center of this beautiful historic town in Tenerife.
Throughout the month of October, Puerto del Carmen will be the scene of the Sunset Festival, with more than ten free performances by several artists, while the main headliner will be the popular group La Oreja de Van Gogh.
The month of October starts with an unusual calima episode in the Canary Islands, since this type of suspended Saharian dust is not that common during the autumn season.
The rain on Sunday has been really intense in some areas of the Canary Islands, which has caused a lot of canceled flights and even diverted ones, as well as other incidents like landslides, floods and fallen trees.
Aemet Canarias has just announced that, as was expected, storm Hermine had lost strength and it is again classed as a tropical depression instead of a tropical storm.
The National Hurricane Center has issued Advisory no. 4 and warns about heavy rains in the Canary Islands caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Since Friday, September 23, Mogán City Council has started to administer the beach facilities offered in Puerto Rico, after the company that was previously in charge, Puerto Rico SA, removed their beach hammocks and umbrellas.
The NHC has just officially confirmed that Tropical Depression Ten has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine, due to its rapidly intensifying strength.
Canary Islands Government has issued a maximum alert for the archipelago, in the wake of the tropical cyclone that is estimated to form nearby, affecting the islands starting from Saturday and until Monday.
According to information updated by the National Hurricane Center, the chances of a tropical cyclone forming near the Canaries have increased to 70% (yesterday the estimate was at 60%).
Aemet has just announced that today, September 22, an active tropical wave is situated on the coast of Senegal. The National Hurricane Center anticipates that this tropical wave will grow in intensity and it is probable (60%) that it will evolve into a tropical depression in the next 5 days, moving towards north - northwest, between the islands of Cape Verde and the African coast.
Fuerteventura Tourism is attending the IFTM Top Resa (a major B2B travel event) in Paris this week to promote the island of Fuerteventura on the French market, where the director of the area, Jessica de León, has met with the main tour operators and travel agents in the country.
The National Hurricane Center in the United States and the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) have announced that they are monitoring a tropical wave that is moving towards the west coast of Africa and that could lead to the formation of a tropical cyclone, although the possible impact on the Canary archipelago can't be estimated for certain at the moment.
Aemet has extended the yellow warning for rain to cover the entire territory of the Canary Islands archipelago, after it was initially issued only for the islands of La Palma and Tenerife.
The City Council of La Oliva continues betting on eco-tourism. In 2017, the northern municipality was the only one to access ECO-TUR aid, a European program aimed at improving the ecotourism offers in EU regions made up of European local administrations from all over the Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira, and also from other countries such as Cape Verde, Senegal and Mauritania.
The effects of a DANA (Isolated Depression in High Levels) have been felt today in the Canary Islands, especially on the island of Gran Canaria, where heavy rains have caused a lot of incidents.
Open Mall Lanzarote, which is set to become the largest open-air leisure and shopping center on the island, will open its doors to the public on November 11, after a long waiting period.
The town of Arguineguín enjoys from this Friday a completely rehabilitated recreation area and equipped with new services, El Perchel beach.
The Maspalomas-Gran Canaria Tourism Rehabilitation Consortium has put out to tender the supply of sunbeds and umbrellas for the beaches in the area of Maspalomas Costa Canaria, for a value of 600,000 euros, divided into two lots.
The Department of Tourism of the City Council of La Oliva, in collaboration with the Tourist Board of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, has launched a promotional campaign for the 2022 edition of Corralejo Kite Festival.
According to Aemet (the State Meteorological Agency), light to moderate rain is forecasted for late Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures set to drop noticeably, especially on Sunday.
The hotel and non-hotel establishments associated with Ashotel closed the month of August with quite positive data, which raised the average occupancy in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to 84.82%.
Most of the beaches in Tenerife affected by the presence of microalgae have been reopened today, as announced by the local city councils.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has activated an alert due to high temperatures in several municipalities on the island of Gran Canaria: Mogán, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Agüimes, Ingenio, San Bartolomé de Tirajana and La Aldea de San Nicolás.
Large parts of the Canary Islands archipelago will be under a warning due to high temperatures this Monday, except for the northern areas of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and the summits and east of La Palma.
The ports in the Canary Islands announced that between January and June 2022, they transported more than half a million vehicles, a figure that is similar to the one in 2019.
Earlier today, Cabildo de Tenerife had announced on Twitter that a new fire broke out on the island in the area of Icod el Alto.
Arona City Council has completed the refurbishment work on a complete toilet for Los Cristianos beach, with a bathroom for women, men and people with reduced mobility.
In an attempt to limit energy consumption, a Royal decree was published this Tuesday regarding energy saving and efficiency measures, which had been approved yesterday by the Government.
“The Canary Islands showed in June the dynamism that is specific to the tourism sector, which allows us to confirm a recovery in activity for the first half of the year, already close to 90% of that registered in the pre-Covid period.”
A new heatwave affecting the Canary Islands is starting this Sunday, so Aemet has issued several warnings in regards to high temperatures which will be recorded over the next several days.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, just announced today that the forest fire is now considered under control. The roads and access to the forest areas of the island have been reopened since yesterday, with the exception of the areas close to the fire.
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, pointed out that the fire has not grown during the night of Sunday and Monday morning and that, although it is still active and has not been controlled, the fire is now stabilized in various zones.
The fire in Tenerife has currently affected around 800 hectares of forest, although throughout the night more than 150 extinction personnel have worked and in the morning also the aerial operations have resumed.
An episode of intense calima will affect the Canary Islands this weekend, combined with high temperatures ranging from 34 to 38 ºC, mainly affecting inland areas of the islands.
Cabildo de Tenerife has announced that a new fire broke out in the municipality of El Tanque in the area of San José de los Llanos.
The fire that started yesterday morning in Tenerife continues today and for the moment about 200 hectares of public forest have been affected.
The forest fire that started today at 10:19 a.m. in the Los Campeches area, in the municipality of Los Realejos, in Tenerife, has moved to Level 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the request of the Cabildo de Tenerife, so the Government of the Canary Islands has assumed the management of the situation.
Aemet has activated the health warnings between July 19 and 23 in different municipalities on the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma and Fuerteventura, due to high temperatures.
We've not published an alert level update for a while, since there haven't been any notable changes up until now when it has been announced that Gran Canaria will move to Alert level 3 and La Palma will move to Alert level 2, due to an increase in hospital beds occupancy.
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.
Aemet has elevated the warning level to orange alert due to extremely high temperatures in the Canary Islands over the weekend.
Aemet has activated the yellow alert due to high temperatures, marking the start of several days of intense heat in the Canary Islands.
Clubrural celebrated this year the 3rd edition of the Mi Fiesta es la Mejor (My party is the best) after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
Aemet has announced that over the next few days there will be a significant rise in temperature in the Canary Islands, marking the first proper heatwave this summer.
Spain's Ministry of Interior has announced that due to the high number of British tourists visiting the country this summer, at the busiest airports holidaymakers will be allowed to use Schengen e-Gates, which should cut short the time spent at the airport after landing.
Aemet has announced that temperatures will rise this week and from Tuesday there's a probability of calima, especially in the eastern islands.
Siam Park in Tenerife has announced that from July 1st, 2022, they will bring back their usual summer events organized under the name of Siam Nights.
Fred Olsen has announced that they will add the 'Buganvilla Express' catamaran to their fleet, with a capacity of 250 passengers, in order to respond to the growing demand in travel between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Seniorbel, the Belgian developer Seniorbel based in Tenerife for over a decade, will allocate 20 million for the development of a macro commercial complex, which will be one of the largest and most luxurious in Fuerteventura, according to an announcement published today in the Spanish newspaper La Provincia.
After years of waiting, the demolition of Las Agujas complex, located at the entrance to Corralejo, will now be a reality.
The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has presented this Tuesday the program of activities for the Street Carnival 2022 in the capital of Tenerife, which will begin on June 23rd.
The city of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria is preparing a big celebration of the Bonfires of Saint John (Noche de San Juan) in the area of Las Canteras beach, with concerts and fireworks.
As of June 20, customers who stay at the Papagayo Camping in Lanzarote will be able to use the bathrooms and will have access to electricity in their spaces.
Aemet has just activated an alert for coastal phenomena in the Canary Islands, which will be in place from 15:00 h on Friday, June 17, until the end of the day at midnight.
ALDI has just announced that its logistical platform in the Canary Islands is now finished and has started functioning, so the first ALDI stores in the archipelago will open next month.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife already has a new Carnival Queen: Ruth González Martín has won the title of Carnival Queen 2022 with a design by Santi Castro entitled ¡¡Mírame!!, representing the Añaza Carrefour Shopping Center.
Each year, Spain chooses its most beautiful villages and small towns, in a local contest known as "Los Pueblos Más Bonitos de España".
The calima is returning to the Canary Islands from Tuesday ans is expected to affect the archipelago at least until Thursday, with a rise in temperatures also expected.
Good news for holidaymakers going to Fuerteventura: Antigua and Caleta de Fuste will celebrate for the first time a Daytime Carnival with parades, performances and music groups.
Patricio Calero Square in Corralejo will host "Bellissima", an event where visitors will be able to celebrate Italian music, culture and gastronomy with performances by Andrea Agresti and his band 4Ever Band, Nunzia Giannotta and DJ Miguel Dejota.
Spain's Ministry of Health has just announced that the country is dropping all Covid related entry requirements for visitors coming from EU and Schengen countries.
The Corralejo Seafront Rehabilitation Project will see the light of day in the coming months after being included in the Strategic Plan for Tourism Infrastructure and Comprehensive Management of Tourism Centers subsidies.
With only a few days to go until the beginning of the Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, everyone is looking forward to the street parties and celebrations that make up the life of this huge event in the Canary Islands.
Turismo de Canarias participates these days in the Roadshow Destinazione Spagna, a tour of different Italian cities where they will present what the archipelago has to offer to 200 professionals from the tourism sector.
Turismo de Tenerife has participated in the Running Remote 2022 event with the purpose of promoting the island as a destination for teleworking and publicizing the actions that are being implemented to develop the digital ecosystem. Around a thousand people participated in these sessions, which were held on May 17 and 18 in Montreal, Canada.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has just confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the Canary Islands, on the island of Gran Canaria, after receiving the result of the test carried out a few days ago. The second case reported last Friday is still waiting for the result of the test which is being analyzed in coordination with the National Center for Microbiology.
Spain has just announced today that it's easing the entry rules for unvaccinated visitors from third countries (meaning also the UK), so unvaccinated travellers from these countries will be able to visit Spain again.
During the weekend, Tenerife will experience strong wind gusts in the central peaks of the island, with gusts that will locally exceed 100 km/h.
Temperatures have reached 35.7ºC today in Pajara, Fuerteventura, in what is known as a heat burst, a rare meteorological phenomenon.
The Canary Islands received 1.1 million international tourists in March 2022, being the first time when the archipelago exceeded the one million tourists barrier since the pandemic started.
A new calima episode is expected in the Canary Islands over the next few days, with temperatures set to rise reaching up to 34°C in some areas of the archipelago.
We got a lot of comments and questions recently regarding the requirement to prove you have a minimum of 100 Euros per day in order to be allowed into Spain, a fact that has stirred up a lot of confusion and debate, so we'll try to explain the context, as this is not something new.
Starting from Tuesday, May 3rd, temperatures are expected to drop in the Canary Islands, with weak rain expected in some parts of the archipelago, accompanied by cloudy skies and in some areas by strong gusts of wind.
There have been a lot of reports lately regarding the six drinks rule for all-inclusive hotels in Spain, so obviously many visitors have been asking if this six drinks rule also applies to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and the Canaries in general.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Friday, April 22, there have been 1,040 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
After the last weekend in the Canaries was marked by high temperatures and calima, this weekend it seems that the islands will get some light rain, but without any significant meteorological events.
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with data as of April 20.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Tuesday, April 12, there have been 1,682 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
As it was previously announced, today, April 19, is the reunion where it will officially be established that masks will stop being mandatory in indoor spaces in Spain.
Aemet has activated the yellow alert for strong wind in the Canary Islands, which will be in place on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.
The Canary Islands have closed 2021 with a record in terms of audiovisual filming. 155 productions have been filmed in the Canaries in 2021, including films, series, documentaries, shorts and animation, which left an investment of 98 million euros in the archipelago.
The calima has returned to the Canary Islands this Easter Sunday and in some places, the visibility was drastically reduced, but fortunately, this has not caused problems for air traffic, although it was a very busy day for Canarian airports.
The National Currency and Stamp Factory (FNMT) in Spain has issued a number of one million 2 Euro coins which are classed as a collector's items, depicting an image of Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands expect to see a rise in temperatures ahead of Easter in 2022, as a mass of warm dry air from the African continent is starting to make its presence felt, although its effect will be more visible starting from Saturday.
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health.
The Minister of Mobility and president of Titsa, Enrique Arriaga announced that the company is the first intercity transport company in Spain to implement the card payment system in the entire fleet of its vehicles.
National Geographic has published a list of the "40 Most beautiful beaches in the world" and a beach in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, is among the top 20 beaches in this top.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Friday there have been 773 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
Aemet has published the weather forecast for Holy Week in the Canary Islands and it seems that the weather will be stable, with cloudy skies at the beginning of the week and temperatures on the rise towards Easter weekend.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated the yellow alert for some of the Canary Islands starting from Monday evening, April 11th, warning about high waves in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The alert is valid from Monday at 6:00 pm and it covers the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro, where strong waves up to 4 meters high are expected.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Tuesday there have been 869 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health. The island of La Palma drops to alert level 1, after the favorable evolution of data indicators.
For the third time in a decade, the winner of NASA's contest Tournament Earth, is an image from the Canary Islands, this time showing the volcanic eruption on La Palma.
The requirement to wear masks indoors in Spain will be eliminated just after Easter, it was just been announced today. This change will also apply in the Canary Islands, as the mask rules are currently the same throughout Spain.
Visitors no longer need to complete the health form when going to Spain if they have an EU certificate, or an EU equivalent certificate, from one of the countries that issue them (see the full list below).
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update last Friday there have been 871 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, highlights "the intense work that has been carried out in the last two years to increase air connectivity so he trusts that Tenerife will lead the archipelago's data "if the world situation stabilizes".
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued, this Saturday, a new warning for accumulated precipitation on the islands of La Palma, Tenerife (during tomorrow, Sunday, April 3) and Lanzarote (where it will be in force from Sunday at 9:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m.).
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, following the new indicators included in the Coronavirus Surveillance and Control Strategy agreed by the Ministry of Health with the Autonomous Communities, reports that since the last update on Tuesday, 954 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the target population group monitored now that the acute phase of the pandemic has passed.
The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, declares a Wind Alert situation in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria from 06:00 on Sunday, 3 April.
The City Council of Antigua has announced on Thursday, March 31 that it has voted to resume the market in Caleta de Fuste, which has been suspended for approximately two years as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The change in the COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Strategy launched this week by the Ministry and the Autonomous Communities, establishes five risk levels (from 0 to 4) that range between controlled circulation, low, medium, high level and very high depending on the care pressure registered in each island.
The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has finally announced the full schedule for Tenerife Carnival 2022 and this year the street parties will be celebrated once again!
Wondering what is the situation in the Canary Island in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic? Did you have a holiday planned in the Canary Islands which is now affected by the current situation with the Coronavirus spread?
Intense rain has affected the island of La Palma this Monday morning, which has led to two flights being cancelled, one of them headed from La Palma to Tenerife and the other to Gran Canaria, plus other diverted flights and delays.
The yellow alert for wind, coastal phenomena and rain will continue on Monday throughout the islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, meaning Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro but also on the island of Gran Canaria (except for coastal phenomena).
A beach in Fuerteventura and one in Gran Canaria have been voted by Tripadvisor users and are now considered to be among the 25 Best Beaches in Europe in 2022.
Aemet, the State Meteorological Agency, has activated the yellow alert in the Canary Islands for rain and wind starting from noon on Saturday, March 26.
According to Aemet, this weekend the Canary Islands will be marked by meteorological instability, with rainfall and wind expected across the archipelago.
Since the announcement regarding the fact that local restrictions will be scrapped in the Canary Islands, there has been a lot of confusion in regards to which measures are to be scrapped and which measures will stay in place.
TUI Group held a meeting with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands to talk about the expectations regarding the summer season in the archipelago.
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.
According to Aemet's forecast, this Wednesday cloudy skies will be predominant in the afternoon on the northern slopes in the archipelago.
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced today that the Canary Islands will eliminate all restrictions this Thursday during the Governing Council reunion.
The Saharan dust continues to be present this Friday in the Canary Islands, being more intense in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and somewhat less notable in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 17, and all the islands will maintain their current alert levels this week.
After a few stormy days, Aemet has announced that from today, March 17, the Saharan dust will enter the Canary Islands archipelago, especially the oriental islands, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria but also Tenerife.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that the Covid reports regarding new infections will only be published twice a week, starting from yesterday, March 15th.
Storm Celia has brought two days of adverse weather in the Canary Islands, with rain, strong wind gusts over 150 km/h and a constant wind speed of 120 km/h in Izaña in Tenerife and also snow and ice on the summits of Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria.
Aemet has extended the orange warning (significant risk) for strong winds and high waves in the Canary Islands, as a consequence of storm Celia, which has already caused some damage in parts of the archipelago.
According to Aemet, storm Celia will affect almost the entire peninsula and the Canary and Balearic archipelagos as well, with abundant rainfall and sometimes mud, strong winds and rough seas.
The effects of a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) will be felt starting from Monday in the Canaries, with a drop in temperatures and rain, especially in the north of the mountainous islands.
The yellow alert for coastal phenomena has been activated in the Canary Islands for this Saturday, March 12, based on Aemet's forecast and it specifically affects the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and El Hierro, as well as the east and west of La Palma, north of Gran Canaria and north and the metropolitan area of Tenerife.
The Ministry of Health in Spain has reached an agreement with the autonomous communities in regards to a transitory monitoring system against COVID-19 that will continue to work on the detection of serious cases, possible increases in incidence and discovering new variants.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 10, and it was announced that Fuerteventura will drop to Level 2, while the rest of the islands will maintain their current alert levels.
The Cabildo de Lanzarote, through the Society for Foreign Promotion of Lanzarote (SPEL), has announced that they will intensify the promotional activity for the island for the upcoming summer season with actions that will be carried out over the coming weeks.
Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency) has announced that starting next Monday, March 14, the chances of rain in the Canary Islands will increase due to a low-pressure system located to the west and southwest of the Peninsula.
The City Council of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital, has announced that Los Pozos beach will have a new service for sunbeds and umbrellas in a few weeks, once it has been authorized by the Port Authority.
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Natural Environment and Safety Management Area and the Environmental Volunteering Office, has supported a monitoring campaign of daytime butterflies in Tenerife between 2017 and 2021. This study has allowed them to obtain information on a total of 17,805 individuals of 25 different species. Out of the total of existing species on the island, specimens of at least 89% of them have been identified.
According to Aemet, the calima might return to the Canary Islands this week from Thursday, March 10, especially in the easternmost islands of the archipelago, which are closer to the African continent.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 3, and it was announced that Gran Canaria will move to Alert Level 3, while the rest of the islands will remain at their current level.
Aemet has just reactivated the alert for strong wind gusts in the Canary Islands, which will go into effect from Friday, March 4th and will be in place at least until the late hours of Saturday.
According to Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency), the weather will be cloudy with occasional rains on Thursday and Friday in the Canary Islands archipelago.
Aemet has extended the alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands archipelago with gusts of up to 90 km/h announced on the summits of the mountainous islands.
Aemet (The Meteorological State Agency) has issued an alert due to strong winds in El Hierro, La Gomera and the summits of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria from 00:00 on Sunday, February 27th.
According to Aemet's forecast, the weather this weekend is likely to be characterized by rains, strong wind and even snow on the peaks of Tenerife and La Palma.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, February 24th, and it was announced that Tenerife will drop to Level 3, while Gran Canaria remains the only island still at Level 4.
The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, announced today in Parliament that the air capacity in 2022 already exceeds the pre-Covid numbers, with the estimate that by the end of the year the archipelago will welcome close to 15 million tourists.
Aemet announced that the presence of subtropical clouds could lead to storms in the vicinity of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where there's a high probability of showers today, as well as of calima.
The Tourism Board for the Canary Islands will launch a campaign for two weeks on Instagram aimed at young people from the UK between 13 and 17 years of age who were only recently allowed back into Spain, since the requirement to be fully vaccinated was lifted for their age group.
This is one of the magical attractions of Tenerife during the winter months: you can enjoy the sunny weather in the South, while admiring the impressive silhouette of snow-covered Mt. Teide in the distance.
This morning, both Tenerife and La Palma were affected by light snowfall as was predicted by Aemet, leading to the closure of two access roads towards Mt. Teide.
The alert for strong winds and strong waves has been extended by Aemet for all day Saturday and most of Sunday as well, covering the whole province of Tenerife, as well as Gran Canaria.
Weekly update in Alert Levels in the Canary Islands today, February 17th: Lanzarote drops to Level 2, the only island to change its alert level, while the rest of the Canaries stay at their current alert levels, but with eased restrictions.
Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency), announced today that there are increased chances of rain in the Canary Islands archipelago this weekend, due to an Atlantic front and the rise of a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels), a meteorological phenomenon that is specific to the Iberic Peninsula and the Mediterranean.
Strong wind gusts that may exceed speeds of 60 - 70 km/h are expected in the Canary Islands on Tuesday, February 15th, especially during the second half of the day.
The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing informed that the first container-type modular houses are being shipped from Galicia and will arrive in La Palma in the coming days in order to be allocated to the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma.
AEMET has just published the monthly climatic report for the month of January, and according to the data, January 2022 was the 10th warmest in the last 100 years for all of Spain and the one with the highest daytime temperatures since 1961.
Although there has been no change in alert levels this week and all Canary Islands stay at their current level for one more week, the Government has decided to relax the rules and restrictions for each level, despite the fact that the hospital pressure continues to be high.
According to El Confidencial (online Spanish newspaper), the central Government in Madrid is finalizing details for a new order that will allow unvaccinated British kids over the age of 12 to enter the country without the Covid-19 vaccine.
Although it was hinted earlier this week that some of the Canary Islands might drop to a lower alert level today due to improved data, it was just officially announced that all the islands will maintain their current alert levels unchanged for another week.
The forecasted temperatures for this Thursday in the Canary Islands are above normal for this time of the year, with a maximum of 27°C in both Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the two largest cities in the archipelago.
In a statement today, Ángel Víctor Torres, the President of the Canary Islands, has announced that it is probable that some of the islands will be moved to a lower alert level this week.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, highlights that "the island is consolidated as a top destination for international audiovisual filming after the situation caused by the pandemic in 2020".
Aemet has issued a yellow level warning due to probable strong wind gusts from the southeast on the western slopes of the easternmost islands, and on the summits and western and northern slopes of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera.
After it was announced on Friday by the Minister of Health, Carlina Darias, that the end of mandatory masks outdoors is near, today the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) has approved the removal of this rule.
The City Council of La Oliva has announced that the Portuguese man o' war, a dangerous type of siphonophores (not really a jellyfish), has been encountered at Corralejo Grandes Playas in Fuerteventura.
The Government of Spain will sign next Tuesday a Decree that will end the mandatory use of the mask outdoors, after it was imposed again on December 24th, when the number of new infections began to rise again due to the new Omicron variant.
The Government Council of the Canary Islands, ratified the order of the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, by which, given the pronounced decrease in the Cumulative Incidence experienced in recent weeks, revokes the mandatory use of the COVID certificate on islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4. In this way, the use of this document would become voluntary at all alert levels.
It was just announced today, February 3, that La Palma will go down to Alert Level 3 (from Alert Level 4), while the rest of the Canary Islands will maintain their current alert level.
It seems that the calima will continue to affect the Canary Islands over the next few days, especially the eastern islands more, like Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and also Gran Canaria.
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.
Cabildo de Fuertevenura announced that only in the last four months, more than 4,500 kilograms of sand, stones, shells and rhodoliths have been confiscated at the airport.
According to Aemet, the rainfall will start in El Hierro on Tuesday night, moving then towards La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.
The yellow warning alert for calima continues to be active in the Canary Islands this Sunday, with the suspended dust being more intense in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
The weather has been really crazy today in the Canary Islands, with a mix of calima, hail, heavy rain and snow, happening in different areas of the archipelago at different moments of the day, showing once again how different the microclimates can be.
According to Aemet's predictions, the calima will return to some of the Canary Islands this afternoon, after only a few days of absence, which have also brought precipitations to various areas of the archipelago, either in the form of rain or snow.
During the last two days, some parts of the Canary Islands have experienced a lot of (much needed) rain, as well as snow on the summits of Tenerife and La Palma, the islands with the highest altitudes in the archipelago.
It was just announced today, January 27th, that La Gomera will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels.
Just like Aemet predicted, the DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) has brought to the Canary Islands precipitation in the forms of rainfall in some areas like La Laguna, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, while at high altitudes in both La Palma and Tenerife the precipitation came in the form of snow.
The occupation figures for holiday rentals in the Canary Islands, Spain's popular destination for winter sun, are situated between 70 and 80% at the start of 2022, as announced by Javier Valentín, vice president of the Canarian Association of Holiday Homes (Asociación Canaria del Alquiler Vacacional).
According to Aemet, the Canary Islands will experience increased instability with possible moderate rainfall on the northern slopes of the mountainous islands.
The first indicators of connectivity for the summer reflect a clear recovery for the Canary Islands to exceed pre-Covid levels. At the moment, the supply of air seats for the summer season, which begins in April and lasts until October, is 3.7% higher than in the summer of 2019.
It was just announced today, January 20th, that El Hierro will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels.
All the Canary Islands, except for El Hierro, are still on a yellow warning alert this Thursday due to either calima, heavy rain, or strong winds.
The Canary Islands inaugurated their pavilion at Fitur 2022 International Tourism Fair in Madrid, announcing the recovery of more than 50% of their tourist activity in 2021 and the forecast that in 2022 this will reach 90%.
According to Aemet's forecast, on Wednesday, January 19, the calima will return to the Canary Islands after only a short break that followed the intense episode that happened during the weekend.
It was just announced today, January 18th, that the islands of Gran Canaria and La Palma will move to Alert Level 4 starting from Saturday, January 22.
The mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez, has announced that the authorities, together with the groups participating in the carnival, have decided to postpone the celebration of events until summe ...
After a few days of intense calima, the rain will pour over the Canary Islands to wash away the sand that loomed over the archipelago persistently in what was seen as an event of significant proportions.
The Government of the Canary Islands has issued a Wind Alert for the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife starting from 0.00 am on January 16. The rest of the Archipelago remains in a pre-alert situation.
Just as it was announced by Aemet, the usually sunny blue sky of the Canary Islands has been covered by the Saharan dust this afternoon, January 14th, 2022.
Another episode of calima was announced by Aemet for this weekend in the Canary Islands, starting from this Friday, January 14th and accompanied by strong gusts of wind.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands announced today, January 13th, that all the Canary Islands will maintain their current alert levels.
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.
Weather prediction in the Canary Islands - Thursday, 13 January 2022 According to Aemet's forecast, on Thursday, January 13th, the temperatures will slightly rise in the Canary Islands, although some intervals of clouds might be possible.
Weather prediction in the Canary Islands - 11 January 2022 According to Aemet, this Tuesday the sky will be predominantly clear, with few cloudy intervals.
Aemet Canarias has issued an alert warning about the presence of Saharan dust in suspension over the Canary Islands this Sunday, January 9, 2022.
It was announced yesterday that due to a rise in new infections Tenerife will go up to Level 4, which means more restrictions, although the measures have been revised by the Government, by taking into account the high level of vaccination that exists now in the Canary Islands, as compared to the previous times when Level 4 was in place in the archipelago.
There is a weekly review on Thursdays for the Alert Levels in the Canary Islands, which are established based on the number of new cases, hospital pressure and other factors. A higher level usually means more restrictions in place (level 4 is the maximum level and level 1 is the minimum level).
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, January 7th, the health alert levels: Tenerife moves to Alert Level 4 (the highest alert level, with most restrictions), while Lanzarote and La Palma move to Alert Level 3.
The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has just announced that it does not authorize the curfew requested by the local Government for the NYE night, the night of 2nd of January and the Reyes night.
The Government of the Canary Islands agreed at the meeting held today to limit private reunions to 10 people, except for cohabitants, both in open and closed spaces, during the days of December 31 and January 1st on the islands that are at alert levels 2 and 3, while also recommending that all participants have the full vaccination scheme.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 29, the health alert levels: El Hierro and Lanzarote (including also La Graciosa) move to Alert Level 2, while the rest of the islands stay at their current alert levels.
It was just announced that the Government of the Canary Islands has requested today from the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) to ratify a night curfew on islands placed at levels 2 and 3 on New Year's Eve and on Three Kings night.
It was officially announced today that the volcanic eruption of La Palma that began on September 19 at 3.11 p.m. in the Cumbre Vieja area has ended on December 13 at 10:21 p.m., which means that the volcano has erupted for 85 days and 8 hours, which makes it the longest eruption since historical data about eruptions have been recorded on the island.
The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has decided to ratify the implementation of the COVID certificate in the Canary Islands, which means that its use will be mandatory, for all sectors that are subject to capacity restrictions or schedules on the islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4.
Strong waves came crashing into the coastal road in Garachico, Tenerife, in the early hours of Friday, December 24th, leaving residents scared and surprised, as there had been no warning that such phenomena were expected.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 23, the health alert levels: Tenerife and Gran Canaria both stay at Alert Level 3, despite the increase in the number of new cases, while La Gomera moves to Alert Level 2.
After yesterday's announcement, today a new decree was approved by the Council of Ministers regarding the use of masks, which means that mask-wearing outdoors will be once again mandatory in Spain starting from Friday, December 24th.
It was announced today that wearing masks outdoors in Spain will be once again mandatory, starting from Friday, December 24th.
The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this afternoon, that the regional Executive established a limit of a maximum of ten people (non-cohabitants) who meet in a private environment during the days 24 and 25 December. This limit is set in the case of islands at levels 2 and 3.
The new restrictions imposed on travel from the UK prevent children between the ages of 12 and 17 from entering Spain because they don't have yet the full vaccination scheme, while children from other countries such as Germany or Sweden are allowed to enter with a test.
Yesterday was announced that the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will move to alert level 3 from Saturday due to a high increase in the number of new cases, while La Palma will move to level 2.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 16, the health alert levels: Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 3, La Palma moves to Alert Level 2, while the other islands will maintain their current alert levels.
These are the new closing times in the Canary Islands, after the extension that allowed the increase of closing times, capacities, and group sizes set on September 30th has come to an end on December 15th.
According to the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands, the volcanic tremor has disappeared since Monday night at around 9:00 p.m., which is the longest period of inactivity since the eruption began on September 19.
Due to high levels of air quality in sulfur dioxide, the authorities in La Palma had to order yesterday the confinement of the population in the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte.
According to Aemet, a storm is approaching the Canary Islands archipelago this week, and the first island affected will be La Palma starting from Tuesday. The storm will reach the rest of the islands in the next few hours or possibly on Wednesday.
The current volcanic eruption on La Palma started on September 19th and at that moment probably no one thought that it will last this long, surpassing the previous longest eruption known to happen on the island.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today the health alert levels with consolidated data as of December 9, on the evolution of health indicators for COVID-19, which are rising to the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2.
Friday, December 10th, is the first day when the Covid certificate comes into effect in the Canary Islands and establishments can request it in order to allow customers to enter their premises.
At the press conference held today, Antonio Olivera, vice-counselor of the Presidency, has informed that a definitive announcement of the new alert levels will take place tomorrow, but he confirmed that based on the current data both Tenerife and Gran Canaria will go to Level 2.
The State Meteorological Agency ( Aemet ) has activated for this Thursday the yellow warning (risk) due to wind and strong waves, especially in the afternoon and evening, across all the Canary Islands.
According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), it is expected that from December 9th the Canary Islands archipelago will experience widespread rainfall in practically the entire territory.
It was just announced that travellers going to the UK will be required to have a Covid test before their departure in an effort to limit the spread of the new Omicron variant.
It was announced that the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TJSC) has ratified today, December 4th, the measure proposed by the Canary Islands Government, which would allow establishments to ask for the Covid certificate in order to accede to their premises.
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands has launched a new tourism campaign under the slogan 'Take a break in the best climate in the world', planning to attract a segment of visitors that reduces dependence on air connectivity and encourages a more sustainable consumption of resources.
Since the start of the volcanic eruption, a lot of roads on La Palma have been destroyed or cut off by the lava, so for some local farmers, it has become impossible to get to their plantations.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 2nd, the health alert levels, with consolidated data as of December 1: Fuerteventura moves up at level 3, while Lanzarote goes down to level 1 (including La Graciosa).
La Palma airport has once again reopened for commercial flights on Saturday, after being closed since November 20.
Spain has announced stricter entry rules as of December 1: people from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland will only be permitted entry if they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and not with negative tests or proof of having overcome the disease.
Las Manchas cemetery, a solar farm, and also several other houses have sadly been destroyed after the reopening of an eruptive fissure on the eastern side of the main cone of the volcano in La Palma.
ALDI has announced yesterday that it plans to start operations in the Canary Islands starting from the second half of 2022, while at the moment the company is building its first logistics platform in the archipelago, in Gran Canaria, in the area of Arinaga.
As the volcanic eruption on La Palma continues, the island has been the scene of some unique occurrences recently, when a new eruptive mouth opened up from under a house.
As it was predicted by AEMET, the Canary Islands are experiencing the first heavy rains of the season and on the island of Tenerife, it's also expected to snow at high altitudes.
According to a statement by the President of the Government of Canary Islands, in an interview for Radio Marca Tenerife, this week there will be no changes in alert levels in the aechipelago.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated the heavy rain alert in the case of Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma from yellow to orange for tomorrow, November 26.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced that it has activated a yellow warning alert for heavy rains also on the islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced that it has activated a yellow warning alert for heavy rains on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma.
The Government of the Canary Islands ordered the confinement of residents living in Tazacorte, San Borondón and the area of El Cardón up to the Camino los Palomares, due to the arrival of the lava that had advanced for days between the mountains of Todoque and La Laguna.
The Government of the Canary Islands announced yesterday that starting from December 1 national passengers entering the Canary Islands from other communities in Spain, by air or sea, will need to show either the COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a diagnostic test of negative active infection or the certificate of having surpassed the disease less than 6 months before the date of arrival.
The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this Thursday that the Governing Council has agreed that the "Covid certificate" will be introduced as a requirement for certain activities in the archipelago.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 18, that the island of Lanzarote will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands will maintain their current alert levels for one more week.
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands wants to promote the archipelago among travelers from European countries who are interested in exploring new landscapes and trying new experiences and who are looking to visit authentic places, where traditions are still alive.
It was announced yesterday, November 11th, that due to a rise in the number of new infections Fuerteventura will go back to alert level 2, while the rest of the Canary Islands will remain at level 1.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 11, that the island of Fuerteventura will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands continue for another week at alert level 1 (level 1 is considered as the "green traffic light").
These four air connections are part of the total of 13 new routes that Ryanair, Vueling, Wizzair, Jet2 and Lufthansa have included in their winter schedule for the upcoming season.
The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, announced that between November and January, 622 ships with 1.5 million seats are expected to arrive in the archipelago.
The XXIII edition of the World Cheese Awards, held in Oviedo, has brought to the Canary Islands 41 awards for different types of cheeses, 18 more than in the previous edition, held in 2019. The winning samples have competed against another 4,038 that have come from 45 countries around the world and they have been evaluated by a jury made up of more than 250 people.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 4, that all the Canary Islands will remain at alert level 1 for the third consecutive week.
Fuerteventura shows the second-largest increase in the Canary Islands in terms of tourism demand from the British market. Airlines and tour operators also agree that the island is a favorite choice for Brits during the winter season.
Fred Olsen announced they will stop operating between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura between November 3 and November 10 (both days included), resuming its usual service from the 11th of that same month.
Monday is a public holiday in the Canary Islands, so with a long weekend ahead, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, the director of Pevolcan, has announced that there will be buses running to take tourists to see the volcanic eruption happening in La Palma.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, October 28, that all the Canary Islands will remain at alert level 1 for another week, although the cumulative incidence at 7 days increased by 46.3% compared to the previous week.
This year the 3rd edition of the Festival de la Tapa will take place in the municipality of Antigua in Fuerteventura, and over 20 restaurants will participate in the 2021 edition of the event.
The Canary Islands tourism board will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM), where they will present a mobile app optimized for visitors to learn more information about the islands.
The Maxorata Pimentón Curado cheese has won the first prize for the category of cured goat cheeses in the 11th edition of the GourmetQuesos Championship, held at Madrid Gourmet Show.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, October 21, that all the Canary Islands will stay at alert level 1 due to their good epidemiological indicators.
Last night, more people had to evacuate their homes on La Palma due to the lava flow advancing towards their homes on its way to the sea.
Since Thursday, October 14th, all the islands in the Canary Islands archipelago are now placed at alert level 1 in terms of Covid restrictions, which is the lowest level and it's based on the low infection rate.
According to David Calvo, the spokesperson for the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), in a declaration for EFE today, the second lava flow will reach the sea in just a few hours, as the eruption continues at a fast pace.
Starting from Monday, October 18th, the bus service between Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofía airport) and Costa Adeje is operational again, after being shut due to the pandemic and lack of tourists coming over.
Great news for the tourism industry in Tenerife: United Airlines has announced that it will launch a direct route between New York and Tenerife, starting from mid-2022.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that it is temporarily suspending, in principle until January 31, 2022, the obligation to show a covid certificate, a negative test, or proof of having had the disease in the last six months in order to stay in a hotel.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, October 14th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Fuerteventura from level 2 to level 1. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
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.
Since Saturday, when the north part of the volcanic cone collapsed, the eruptive activity of the volcano has increased and the lava is now more fluid so it flows quicker and keeps destroying more areas and buildings.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced the expansion of the maximum capacity allowed for islands placed at alert levels 1 and 2, which are the levels at which all the islands are already found.
The city council of La Oliva has announced that there have been sightings of Blue Sea Dragons on the beaches near Corralejo, so people should be extremely careful when going in the sea, because their sting can be dangerous.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, October 7th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 2 to level 1. This ise the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
According to PEVOLCA, the data on seismicity, geochemistry and deformation indicate that the end of the volcano's eruption in La Palma is not near, so people should be prepared for more days of continuous eruption still.
PEVOLCA announced that there are now two more eruptive mouths in La Palma, so there's a new lava flow that could merge at some point with the other initial lava stream.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 30th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Fuerteventura from level 3 to level 2 and in the case of Gran Canaria from level 2 to level 1. These are the only changes in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
The coast of Jandía will be the location of the semifinals of the Kitefoil World Series in 2021, which will be held for the first time in Fuerteventura between November 23 and 27.
The lava from the eruption on La Palma has destroyed a lot of land and homes on its way to the sea, but since reaching the sea it has started to accumulate and it's now making the island of La Palma grow.
Last night, 10 days after the eruption on La Palma had started, the lava flow reached the sea at around 11:03 pm Canarian time.
Although the volcanic eruption in La Palma is still continuing with its strombolian characteristics, currently it has a more effusive character compared to the previous days and the air traffic between La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera could be affected by the ash cloud tomorrow.
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.
The eruption started on the island of La Palma on Sunday, September 19th and on Monday, September 27th, the volcano took a break for a few hours, while people were getting their hopes up that this could be the end of the disaster.
The municipality of Tuineje, in Fuerteventura, partially hosted the filming of "Foundation", Apple TV's new science fiction series.
This is a short updated published by INVOLCAN (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias / Canary Islands Volcanology Institute).
The Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, reports that yesterday after 7:00 p.m., the central area of Todoque, in the municipality of Los llanos de Aridane, has been overtaken by the lava flow of the volcano, crossing the LP-213 highway.
INVOLCAN, The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, has just announced that a process of deflation has been registered, which could indicate a decrease in pressure in the Cumbre Vieja magmatic system.
Currently, there are at least three simultaneous lava emission points in the crater of the volcano on La Palma, while the two emission points that appeared on Friday have merged into a single point.
It was just announced that the volcano cone currently erupting on the island of La Palma has broken on the southwest part and there is now a larger quantity of lava flowing towards the sea.
INVOLCAN has just announced that a new eruptive mouth has opened up on the flank of the active cone of the volcano on La Palma.
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.
AEMET, Spain's State Meteorological Agency, has announced that the gases from the volcanic eruption on La Palma will be directed today, September 24th, towards the islands of El Hierro and de La Gomera and parts of Tenerife.
During yesterday's meeting, the Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, presented the current situation and the immediate prospects, and the spokesperson for the scientific committee, María José Blanco, conveyed the committee's latest conclusions to the attendees.
The Ministry of Health has announced today Thursday, September 23rd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the Canary Islands will remain at their current alert level for another week.
The counselor Sebastián Franquis informs that the Housing department staff is now trying to locate owners of empty houses that are already finished or about to be finished, for their immediate acquisition, so they can be made available for the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption.
According to the authorities, the lava flows in La Palma are now advancing really slowly, at a pace of about 12 meters per hour, continuing on its way to the sea, although some experts now doubt that it will ever reach it.
After the volcanic eruption started on La Palma on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, many people have been wondering if this event could impact flights coming or going from the other Canary Islands.
Involcan, the Canary Islands Institute for Volcanology, has confirmed yesterday afternoon on Twitter that the "Canary Islands Seismic Network has been registering a strong increase in the amplitude of the volcanic tremor in the last four hours, which is an indicator of the intensity of strombolian explosive activity in the active mouths at this time ”.
The municipal markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguín will be organized again from October 1, after more than a year and a half of being suspended as a result of the pandemic.
The Canary Islands emergency coordinating center, reported last night at 9:15 p.m. (local time) that a new eruptive mouth has appeared in Tacande, in the municipality of El Paso.
The president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced that based on expert's estimates, the lava flow will reach the coastal area at around 8:00 p.m today.
According to the data provided by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan), the lava flows from this Sunday's eruption in La Palma advance with a speed of about 700 meters/hour and have a temperature of 1,075 ºC.
The volcano in La Palma has just started erupting.
The Scientific Committee reports that there is a decrease in the number of earthquakes and in their magnitude as well, but that the land deformation has increased to 10 cm.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced today changes in the opening hours of nightlife venues, for those places that decide to request and check Covid certificates from clients.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 16th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
The Scientific Committee reports that the seismic activity has intensified in the last day, but they insist there is still no clear evidence of an imminent eruption in La Palma.
Due to the increased seismic activity in the area of Cumbre Vieja, the island of La Palma is placed under alert level with the activation of the yellow warning code due to volcanic risk.
The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has announced that the island's government is committed to achieving the declaration as National Park for Guguy in the shortest time possible.
The government team from Cabildo de Fuerteventura sees the measure of maintaining Fuerteventura at Alert Level as completely unjustified.
More than 80 master craftsmen will be present at the opening of the 32nd edition of the Insular Handicraft Fair in Lanzarote (Feria de Artesania Lanzarote).
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 9th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
Mirador de Haria is a newly renovated tourist and environmental space in Lanzarote, in the municipality of Haria, in the north of the island.
The Government of the Canary Islands has approved the Health Alert Decree-Law that reinforces legal measures against COVID-19, a document that consolidates in a single legal text the more than 20 health measures approved by the Executive in the last 18 months.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 2nd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 4 to level 3 and in the case of Lanzarote and La Palma from level 2 to level 1.
Until yesterday, 1,542,047 people who have already received the complete vaccination schedule, that is, 78.64% of the target population over 12 years old, had been immunized.
Adeje City Council has announced that the mobile vaccination unit will be in Adeje this Friday. The bus will be in the public parking area in front of the Armeñime primary school.
Tripadvisor has published its Travelers' Choice awards for 2021 and when it comes to the best beaches in the world, Fuerteventura is present among the best 25 with the stunning Cofete beach, the most ...
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, August 26, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 4 to level 3.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, August 19, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the islands continue at the same alert level as the previous week.
The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, has declared an Alert situation for Maximum Temperatures in the Canary Islands, starting at 10:00 am on August 13th.
The new changes in alert levels in the Canary Islands have just been announced: La Gomera moves down to alert level 1 and La Palma also moves down to alert level 2.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that nearly 2.7 million doses have been administered in this vaccination campaign against Covid-19.
The Ministry for Tourism in the Canary Islands has announced recently that it has extended the Covid-19 insurance with AXA for tourists.
It has just been announced by the Government of the Canary Islands that Gran Canaria has also been moved up to Alert Level 4 (maximum alert level).
The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has agreed to suspend several of the measures adopted by the Government of the Canary Islands against the pandemic on July 26, including the total closure of commercial activity between midnight and 6 am on islands placed at level 4 and the requirement to show a Covid certificate in order to have access to the interior of hotels, hotels and other establishments such as gyms, cinemas, theaters, auditoriums and cultural spaces.
This week's update has brought no changes in the alert levels in the Canary Islands: this means that all the islands stay at the same level where they were placed the week before.
The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected the appeal filed by the Government of the Canary Islands against the decision of the Canary Islands High Court of Justice that did not authorize the 'curfew' asked by the Government.
Today, July 26, is the first day since the start of the new measures imposed by the new levels in the Canary Islands, which were announced last week, so we will try to pinpoint the most important restrictions which could affect your holiday in the archipelago.
The German Robert Koch Institute (KRI) reclassified this Friday Spain, including the Canary Islands, as an area of high risk for Covid-19 infections and the change in travel recommendations for Spain will take effect from Tuesday, July 27, at 00:00.
The Governing Council held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has agreed, for the islands that pass to level 4 (as an additional and reinforcing measure to stop the upward and worrying evolution of the SARS-CoV pandemic- 2 among the Canarian population) establish access control by means of a health certificate to interior areas of the hotel and restaurant establishments and to other places such as sports and cultural spaces.
Gran Canaria Wine Route (Ruta del Vino de Gran Canaria) has become the first certified Wine Route in the Canary Islands, which means that the island of Gran Canaria Wine Route will become a favourite for wine tourism in the archipelago.
This week has brought more changes in alert levels in the Canary Islands compared to previous weeks, as several islands have been moved up on the scale of local restrictions (the local traffic light system that the archipelago uses to indicate the level of local restrictions).
On Thursday, July 22, Lidl will open its third store in Fuerteventura, located in Corralejo, municipality of La Oliva, on Calle El Guirre.
The Governing Council has decided to move the island of Fuerteventura up to Alert level 3 and La Palma up to Alert level 2, due to the rise registered in the number of new cases recorded.
The Governing Council has decided to move the island of Gran Canaria up to level 2 starting this Saturday, July 10th, due to an increase in the number of new cases recorded in the last few days.
The municipality of Adeje, located in the south of Tenerife, prides itself in 2021 with four top-class beaches, awaiting tourists with top facilities.
President Sánchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has announced that visitors coming to Spain from the UK will either need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or a negative test result. This means that the UK will be removed from the list of countries that are currently exempt from needing to meet any type of requirements in order to enter Spain.
The Governing Council, held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Wednesday, June 23, has agreed to move the island of Tenerife up to level 3 starting at 00.00 this Saturday, June 26, due to an increase in the number of new cases recorded in the last six days.
According to BOC No. 112, published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, it is no longer mandatory to have an antigen test in order to check in to a hotel or any other touristic accommodation in the Canary Islands, if you can prove that you've recovered from the disease or you've had your vaccination.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 1,552,046 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, out of the 1,599,810 received, which represents 97.01% of those received in the archipelago.
The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has just announced today that masks will no longer be mandatory in outdoor spaces as of Saturday, June 26.
The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has agreed on Thursday, May 27th, to place the island of Gran Canaria at alert level 1 after the improvement of its epidemiological indicators. The rest of the islands remain at the level they were: Tenerife and Lanzarote (where La Graciosa is epidemiologically included) at level 2, and La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Fuerteventura at level 1.
The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that 316,361 people had already received the complete vaccination, which represents 16.91% of the target population.
The Spanish government has added the United Kingdom, along with Japan to the list of countries whose residents will not be subject to coronavirus restrictions when traveling to Spain, including the requirement to present a negative PCR test when entering the country.
The EU Commission announced the provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council regarding the regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that the certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is well on track to be ready end of June, as planned.
After more than 14 months of closure, Siam Park, the best water park in the world, located in Adeje, Tenerife, will reopen its doors on May 29th. For now, access to the park will be limited to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. This is a long-awaited moment and it comes at a time when the hospitality industry in the Canary Islands is finally hoping that tourism will restart soon.
The EU has announced on Wednesday that an agreement was reached which would allow fully vaccinated people to enter the bloc, according to reports.
The Canary Islands Tourism Board has just launched a contest dedicated to remote workers, where you could win 6 months of paid accommodation, office in a co-working space and a return flight to the archipelago.
30.8% of the target population in the Canary Islands has already received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19.
If you want to get involved with choosing the theme for the 2022 edition of Tenerife Carnival 2022 you can vote for one of the proposed themes: New York, Science Fiction, or Television.
Wondering what to do in Gran Canaria in May? If you're looking for a new and interesting place to visit in Gran Canaria, why not plan a day trip to Gáldar, a town located in the north of the island, which organizes an exhibition called "Gáldar in Bloom" ("Gáldar en Flor") from May 13 until June 2?
Good news for the tourism sector in the Canary Islands, after it was announced that Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark will no longer require their citizens and residents to quarantine upon return home from holiday from the Canaries. The islands also hope that maybe from next week the archipelago will also be included on UK's green list as well.
In the Canary Islands, the immunization of 257,792 people has been achieved, who have already received the complete vaccination scheme, representing 13.78% of the target population.
The Minister of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, has visited the facilities of the Timanfaya National Park together with its director, Pascual Gil, and the president of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, with the aim of seeing its current status and reviewing the main actions planned for this year, which will amount to 2,253,919.41 euros.
The Governing Council has decided that both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will go down one level, while Tenerife will remain on Alert Level 3 at least until next Tuesday, May 4, when the Ministry of Health will review its figures again, to check if it is already possible to switch to level to 2.
The City Council of La Oliva has presented an ambitious project called "Floworking", through which it plans to promote the municipality as an ideal place for remote workers.
After a year of being closed due to the lockdown and the ongoing pandemic, both Loro Parque (Tenerife) and Poema del Mar (Gran Canaria) have announced the date of their reopening.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that 19.39% of the target population has received at least one dose of one of the three vaccines against COVID-19 authorized by the European Medicines Agency.
The Cabildo de Lanzarote has launched the four wind turbines that make up the Arrecife Wind Farm, powered by the Consortium Insular de Aguas de Lanzarote. With a hub height of 85 meters and a rotor diameter of 71 meters, up to a height of 120 meters with the blades, these new mills will have the capacity to produce about 27,150-megawatt hours per year and the estimated operation will be 2,951 annual equivalent hours.