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After many days of unusually high temperatures for the month of November, this morning in Tenerife the peak of Mount Teide was showing a light covering of snow.
The municipality of Arona will host once again the Spring Surfest Las Américas Pro. This festival, which has been consolidated as one of the most important events of the year in the world of surfing, will be the epicenter of national and international surfing as the 2023 season closes.
Arona Jazz Festival will be celebrated this year on the 24th and 25th of November in Los Cristianos, with two days of good jazz and musicians from different geographical origins.
The unusually hot weather for this time of the year in the Canary Islands looks like it will come to and end from next week, as weather forecasts indicate that a mass of cold air will reach the archipelago next Tuesday, November 21, leading to a drop in temperatures.
This Saturday in Caleta de Fuste the prices go down and the music volume goes up with the performances and surprises scheduled in the second edition of Turisaldo 2023.
An unusually warm episode for this time of the year will bring maximum temperatures between 25 and 30ºC this week in many areas of Spain.
This weekend locals and visitors will celebrate the traditional Oktoberfest in the municipality of Pájara, Fuerteventura.
A young British tourist suffered a fatal fall while on holiday on the island of Lanzarote, after falling from a hotel balcony in Costa Teguise resort.
The mayor, Isaí Blanco, indicated that “we are already working on the procedures to allocate two municipal lots to cover the population's need for parking, and at the same time compensate for the fact of allocating the La Bocaina parking lot for the creation of 81 public homes.”
A 5-year-old child is in serious condition after being rescued after almost drowning from a hotel pool in Pájara, on the island of Fuerteventura, as reported by the Emergency and Security Coordinating Center of 112 of the Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands lead the Spanish tourism prospects for the last quarter of 2023, as reflected in the latest Exceltur tourism outlook report, which places the archipelago at the head of the rest of the national territory driven by the increase in demand and air connectivity.
The Festivities will begin in Caleta de Fuste this Wednesday with the reading of the Proclamation by the neighbor and kind friend, Pedro Herrera García, a hospitality professional, who has been working at the Barceló hotel complex for more than 38 years, even before it had this name, being today Head of Bars and Restaurants.
In an event held last Friday, October 6, in Grandes Playas, Corralejo, La Oliva City Council officially presented the lifeguard service provided by the Red Cross. This announcement marks a milestone in the safety of the municipality's beaches, with the contract coming into force on September 11.
The meteorological conditions in the archipelago continue to be adverse for the extinction of the Tenerife forest fire, so the Minister of Territorial Policy, Territorial Cohesion and Water, Manuel Miranda, responsible for Emergencies, announced, this afternoon, that the fire situation will continue, so a large team of land and air resources remains on guard. "At this time, the fire department has the necessary personnel to deal with any eventuality."
Tenerife fire had to be raised to level 2 alert, due to the reactivation of the fire in La Corujera area, so the Government of the Canary Islands will not take charge of the management of the situation.
A 55-year-old drowned today at Playa de Cofete, a remote and wild beach in Fuerteventura.
Cabildo of Tenerife has reported that a fire outbreak was detected in the area of Pino Alto, between the municipalities of Santa Úrsula and La Orotava.
The Canary Islands are currently experiencing an unusual heatwave for the month of October, with record-high temperatures for this time of the year.
The Canary Islands start this weekend with an alert issued by Aemet due to the presence of Saharan dust in the air, as well as temperatures around 34ºC on Sunday in several areas of Gran Canaria.
easyJet flight EZY34T, from Manchester to Tenerife South, had to be diverted to Lanzarote due to the presence of eight violent passengers on board, according to Controladores Aereos.
This weekend, Caleta de Fuste invites tourists and residents to enjoy three days of live music in Plaza de El Castillo, with beer-making demonstrations and fun games for adults.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Spain has reported that it authorized the import of potatoes from the United Kingdom to the Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands Tourism Board attended the French Grand Pavois nautical fair, held in the important Atlantic port of La Rochelle (southwest coast of France), where it highlighted the great growth that the French market has experienced in the archipelago since 2010.
The Minister of Tourism, Marlene Figueroa, has met with the Executive of the tour operator British Airways Holidays, Hannah Sheehan, to establish and develop lines of collaboration that allow the strengthening and expansion of regular air connectivity with the British market, one of Fuerteventura's main strategic commitments in regards to the upcoming winter.
After being injured in a tragic car crash in Corralejo a few weeks ago, Harriet is now back home in England thanks to the donations received from people who responded to the call made by her family.
The 7th edition of Fuerteventura Reggae Festival 2023 is almost here! The event will be celebrated between 22 - 24 September, 2023.
An accident occurred on Saturday morning in front of La Concha beach on the island of Los Lobos, which involved a passenger ship, El Majorero, that remained half-sunk in that area.
Aemet, The State Meteorological Agency, announced that the Canary Islands registered the hottest summer season since records began.
The mayor of San Bartolomé, Isidro Pérez, highlights that this festival which found its origin decades ago thanks to the initiative of a group of families and friends from this town “have managed to consolidate themselves on the island as one of the most anticipated festive events. every year".
La Oliva City Council informs the online voting regarding the theme of next year's carnival in Corralejo has ended and 581 have participated.
The Minister of Tourism and Employment, Jéssica de León, stated yesterday in the Parliament of the Canary Islands that the data regarding tourist activity for the upcoming winter season is “very positive”, with almost 10 million scheduled air seats to the islands, and an increase in bookings.
Airports in the Aena network in Spain closed the month of August 2023 with a historical passenger record: 29,890,357, 9.5% more than in the same month of 2022 and 1.4% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, the previous record year.
TUI, Germany's largest tour operator, has had a successful summer and is looking forward to a strong winter demand: all of TUI's top destinations are currently significantly up in terms of trips from November, reported Stefan Baumert CEO at TUI Germany, during a press event at the TUI branch in Berlin.
According to Aemet, August 2023 was the hottest month of August since records began in the Canary Islands in 1962.
Cabildo de Lanzarote highlights the consolidation of good data regarding tourism on the island, with occupancy levels that continued to be the highest in the Canary Islands during the month of July.
Lidl has applied for a business license authorization to open a new store on Calle Piteras in Costa Teguise on the island of Lanzarote.
The prevention platform "Canarias 1.500 Km de Costa" announced that 11 people have drowned during the months of July and August of this year in the Canary Islands archipelago, a figure that is 18% less than in the same period of 2022.
The Canary Islands welcomed a total of 7.9 million international tourists in the first seven months of the year, which is 16.3% more than in the same period of the previous year, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE).
According to Canarias7, it is expected that in October the City Council of La Oliva in Fuerteventura will award the exploitation of 1,400 sunbeds and 700 umbrellas on several beaches in Corralejo.
According to a report from the Government of the Canary Islands, eight people have been injured in an accident that occurred this Thursday on Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen, in the town of Corralejo, in Fuerteventura, when a vehicle crashed into the terrace of a bar.
La Oliva City Council continues with the implementation of the environmental information service in various parts of the municipality, also focusing on Playa del Mejillón, located between the towns of Majanicho and Corralejo.
A car crashed into a terrace from a bar and a shop on Avenida Nuestra Senora del Carmen this Thursday, August 31, 2023.
La Oliva City Council reinforces its commitment to beach safety by acquiring a new water rescue vehicle. This measure aims to improve rescue operations at sea and guarantee the safety of visitors and residents who enjoy the beaches of the municipality.
The emergency personnel team sent to Tenerife from Fuerteventura returned to the island yesterday after helping to extinguish the fire declared in Tenerife a week ago.
The fire in Tenerife is evolving favorably towards its stabilization after eight days of titanic fight against the fire, although the technicians ask for caution in the face of the high temperatures and the extension of the perimeter since reactivations are still possible.
The Minister of Territorial Policy and Head of Emergencies, Manuel Miranda, announced today that last night was the calmest since the start of the fire, with no surprises that prevented the firefighting teams from working as planned and that the scenario is favorable, which allows to start the de-escalation so that the evacuated population can return to their homes in safe conditions.
The President of the Island Council, Lola García, and the Minister of Tourism, Blue Economy and Biosphere Reserve, Marlene Figueroa, received the Minister of Tourism and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, Jéssica de León to hold a working meeting with the six municipalities of the Island.
The municipality of La Oliva is preparing for a new edition of the already traditional Corralejo Carnival and, as every year, the community has the opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the festivities. The La Oliva City Council announces the start of the voting period to select the allegory that will adorn the Carnival 2024 celebrations. The Carnival Council, in a recent meeting held together with the Councilor for Celebrations, Omaira Saavedra, made a selection of four allegorical concepts that reflect the diverse and dynamic essence of Carnival.
The conditions of the fire in Tenerife improved on Sunday, but it is still active, with great potential, which makes it impossible to control it, so it is necessary to continue acting on all fronts.
The evolution of the fire has forced new evacuations in the municipality of Tacoronte, due to the reactivation of new fires and more evacuations are still possible.
The Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Environment area, which is directed by Carlos Rodríguez, wants to thank the citizen César Espino for his act of courage in rescuing a whale in distress in waters near the coasts of Fuerteventura.
The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, indicated at a press conference that, to his regret, this is "the most complicated fire in the last 40 years in the Canary Islands."
The forest fire in Tenerife has devastated an area of more than 2,600 hectares and has a perimeter of 32 kilometers, affecting the municipalities of Arafo, Candelaria, Santa Úrsula, La Victoria, El Rosario and La Orotava.
The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, stated last night that “the fire in Tenerife is out of control and that the scenario is not positive.
The forest fire that was declared last night in Tenerife affects the municipalities of Arafo and Candelaria.
On Friday, August 11, Gran Canaria, more specifically Maspalomas, registered the second-highest temperature in Spain at 45.1°C.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated the warnings activated in regard to the heatwave in the Canary Islands. Specifically, it has established new red notices for Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and parts of La Palma, in addition to extending orange notices to areas of Tenerife and La Palma as well.
The Government of the Canary Islands declared a situation of maximum alert due to the risk of forest fires in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria from 00:00 on August 10, due to the extremely high temperatures expected.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Public Health, activated several red, orange and yellow alerts in different municipalities in the archipelago.
The coastal town of El Cotillo, in the municipality of La Oliva, will celebrate this month its patron saint festivities in honor of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje.
Looking for great beer and a party atmosphere during your holiday? Look no further and come to this exciting event in Tenerife - Oktoberfest 2020 in Puerto de la Cruz, an event that the town has been celebrating since 1973.
Turismo de Tenerife, in collaboration with meinReisebüro24, launches a campaign meant to attract potential German travelers through video projections in the stations of Hamburg and Munich.
A new frontline restaurant called "La Chirina" recently opened its doors on the recently renovated beach in Arguineguin, in the municipality of Mogan, on the island of Gran Canaria.
The Ministry of Health announced this Friday that the Government of the Canary Islands has decreed a red notice due to high temperatures in several municipalities located in the summit and southeast areas of the island of Gran Canaria.
The Canary Islands have experienced an increase in tourists staying in hotels and apartments and their overnight stays, which have in turn generated an increase in employment and turnover.
This Friday, July 28, a new Children's Party will take place on the beach from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the protagonists will be the young talents who will take the stage.
La Noche Blanca de Teguise (Teguise's White Night) will turn the street and various public buildings into the largest cultural event on the island.
According to the authorities, the wildfire in Gran Canaria currently affects over 280 hectares, but it is close to being stabilized after all the work done last night and this morning.
Cabildo de Gran Canaria announced that a wildfire was detected today in Gran Canaria in the area of Cortijo de Huertas, within the municipality of Tejeda, which has already reached the fence that delimits the facilities of the EVA 21 Aerial Surveillance Squadron of Pico de Las Nieves.
On Saturday, July 12, the maritime procession and the Antonio José concert will take place, while Los Sabandeños will perform on Sunday before the fireworks.
Costa de Antigua Festivities in honor of Santiago Apóstol will begin on July 21st.
Lanzarote promotes its differentiated offer in marketing actions with South Korea and the United States.
The La Oliva City Council is implementing measures to provisionally unblock the sunbeds and umbrellas service in the Grandes Playas hotel zone. These actions are carried out with the aim of meeting the needs of tourists and guaranteeing a quality tourist experience in this popular coastal area.
The General Hospital of Fuerteventura, a center attached to the Health Department of the Government of the Canary Islands, recently carried out the first bypass in the area of vascular surgery.
The favorable evolution of the wildfire in La Palma has led the Government of the Canary Islands to authorize the return to their homes of most of the 4,000 residents initially evicted from that area that includes the town of Tijarafe and almost the entire municipality of Puntagorda.
The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, informed the media that the fire in La Palma, which affects the municipalities of Tijarafe, Puntagorda and Garafía, is now considered out of control.
The Taimar Hotel in Costa Calma has received the distinction of the International Symbol of Accessibility from the Government of the Canary Islands, becoming the first in Fuerteventura and one of the few in the world to have this recognition that rewards the absence of barriers, both physical and communication in public spaces.
Aemet has activated the yellow-level warnings for high temperatures starting from this Tuesday in the Canary Islands. The high temperatures will be caused by the arrival of an air mass from the Sahara that is already affecting the Peninsula.
Spain received the visit of 8.2 million international tourists in May, 18% more than in the same period of 2022 and 4% more than in May 2019.
The Council of Ministers will approve today the Royal Decree that ends the mandatory use of masks in health centers, hospitals, pharmacies and social health centers in Spain.
KFC marked its arrival in Fuerteventura with the opening of its first restaurant, located in Corralejo, which opened its doors on June 30th.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) issued a yellow warning for Tuesday for the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and an orange warning for Gran Canaria due to the high temperatures that will be recorded throughout the day.
According to Aemet, a mass of warm air from North Africa is about to hit Peninsular Spain and the Balearic Islands over the next few days, and the Canary Islands starting next week, when temperatures will rise significantly.
The Ministry of Tourism in the Canary Islands congratulates the British football team and its fans, known for the color of their clothing as the 'sky blues', while pointing out that the Canaries also have the best "blue skies" in Europe.
The Yaiza City Council encourages residents and visitors alike to enjoy the musical performances of the groups Inerxia and Sin Cobertura scheduled for Friday, June 23.
According to Aemet (the State Meteorological Agency) forecasts, there's a probability of over 70% that this summer will be warmer than normal in the Canary Islands.
Siam Park in Tenerife has been recognized for the ninth time in a row as the best water park in the world, according to Tripadvisor, based on votes and reviews left by users, within the Traveller's Choice Awards.
The long-awaited moment for many Lanzarote residents and visitors alike is almost here, with less than two days left until the opening of the Primark store in Lanzarote's capital, Arrecife.
Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, makes available to the public the entry tickets for visits to the Sea Turtle Recovery and Conservation Center, located in the port of Morro Jable, starting next 15 of June.
Aemet has activated the orange alert for the summit and west of La Palma and north of Tenerife due to maximum gusts that could reach 90 km/h.
Storm Oscar, as it is now named by Aemet, Spain's Meteorology Agency, will leave intense rains and winds in the Canary Islands, mainly in the western islands.
AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency, has announced that an unusual storm for the month of June is approaching the Canary Islands.
Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park has been awarded as the best all-inclusive hotel in Spain, according to Tripadvisor users, in its Travelers' Choice Awards, which annually publishes the best hotels in the world from various categories.
The Paseo Marítimo de San Agustín, specifically the section between the Don Gregory Hotel and the Beach Club Hotel, has been renovated and has a new image after the works undertaken by the Department of Roads and Works of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana City Council.
Fuerteventura Tourist Board and AENA sign an agreement for the reopening of the tourist information point located in the Arrivals area of the airport.
Primark will open a new store on June 22nd in the Open Mall in Arrecife, on the island of Lanzarote, launching this way its 58th store in Spain.
The hotel and non-hotel accommodations in the Canary Islands closed the first four months of this year with 31.16 million overnight stays, which means it's reached almost the same numbers as in 2019, being only 4.18% below the pre-pandemic numbers.
While the high season is already over in the Canary Islands, the month of April still brought great results in terms of tourism, as 1,156,001 foreign tourists arrived on the islands, compared to the 1,093,021 who arrived in April 2019, the reference pre-pandemic year.
The Antigua City Council from the Department of Commerce offers a new initiative, attractive for the whole family, within the framework of revitalization activities in Caleta de Fuste, aimed both at the entertainment of the tourists who visit us, as well as for the residents of the municipality and the island themselves, affirms area councilor Pedro M. Armas.
These new vehicles, of which 70% are hybrids, will arrive in Tenerife between 2024 and 2025 and will make it possible to renew the fleet that is more than 10 years old.
Aemet announced that its forecast for this Wednesday includes a mix of light rains, stable temperatures and strong winds.
Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Environmental Protection Department, has completed the project for the installation of a wooden footbridge on the existing section of the footpath in the area of Las Lagunitas, on the Islote de Lobos.
The Department of Coast and Beaches of the City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has begun the renovation of the sunbeds and umbrellas of the entire coastline of the municipality, specifically it has begun changing the entire sector corresponding to Meloneras Beach.
According to Aemet, the temperatures are set to rise in the Canary Islands this Tuesday, while a light calima is possible to make its presence felt for the next few days.
The month of April 2023 has been extremely hot and dry, in fact, it has been the hottest April with the least rain in Spain since records began, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
In 2023, Spain has obtained a total of 729 ' Blue Flags ' (627 beaches, 97 marinas and five tourist boats) that will be put in place from June and until next year. The Valencian Community is the leading community with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches.
The first Cross Golf Costa Adeje is taking place in the Los Lagos course, in Golf Costa Adeje, on July 30th, organized by the Espíritu Triabona Adeje sports club and the Adeje Council’s Department of Sport. The event will cover a 3-kilometer circuit.
An intrusion of strong trade winds, with a north-northeast component, will affect the Canary Islands this week, causing the temperatures to drop compared to the recent period that had brought warm days, perfect for sunbathing.
Over 11,000 plants and flowers will give color to the historic center of Gáldar starting this Wednesday in May, in the III edition of the 'Gáldar en Flor' exhibition.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria registered very good data in terms of overnight stays, with almost 428,000 hotel nights contracted. German, British and Swedish were the main foreign issuing markets in this period, while Spanish tourism exceeded 50% of all visitors to the city in March.
Cabildo de Fuerteventura improves the bus service with new frequencies on some of the existing lines. The reinforcement will start from Monday, May 1, and will be applied every day of the week, including holidays.
La Oliva City Council has published, after months of intense work, the specifications for the exploitation by third parties of the maritime public domain on the beaches of the municipality of La Oliva for the installation, exploitation, conservation and maintenance of seasonal services, specifically four kiosks and three beach bars, subject to the technical conditions and the administrative authorization granted by the Canary Islands Coastal Demarcation.
'La Televisión' will be the theme of the 2024 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which will be held between January 12 and February 18.
Holy Week is an important period for tourism in the Canary Islands, as many Europeans, as well as many Spaniards from the mainland, are heading to the Canaries for a bit of sun.
If you're coming over to Fuerteventura for Holy Week this year, why not participate in Festival Sonido Costero, a festival dedicated to Canarian music celebrated in El Cotillo?
The Canary Islands are currently experiencing an episode of extremely high temperatures, with Aemet activating the yellow alert until Friday, on several islands in the archipelago.
The month of March seems like it will end with unusually high temperatures for this time of the year, with forecasts of over 32ºC in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Tenerife.
According to Tourinews, HD Hotels, the hotel division of Grupo HD (Dinosol Supermercados), has recently acquired the Oasis Village resort, located in Corralejo (Fuerteventura).
The hotel and non-hotel establishments associated with Ashotel announced that accommodation bookings for Easter in Tenerife are already at 79.31%, only 3% less than the estimated numbers for Easter 2019, the pre-pandemic reference year.
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 have returned to their normal schedule in Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands in general, after a long absence due to the pandemic.
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.
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.