Canary Islands and TUI announce safe corridors from Germany and selective testing of tourists
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Canary Islands and TUI announce safe corridors from Germany and selective testing of tourists

Published on September 30, 2020

TUI, the largest tour operator in the world, confirms to Ángel Víctor Torres and Yaiza Castilla its confidence in the Canary Islands, as it plans to resume its operations from Germany this Saturday.

Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: 78 New Cases & 6,919 Active Cases on 29 September
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Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: 78 New Cases & 6,919 Active Cases on 29 September

Published on September 29, 2020

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? We will try to update this page with info about all the islands, as soon as there's something to report.

Covid-19 Red Light for Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria
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Covid-19 Red Light for Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

Published on September 26, 2020

The Ministry of Health from the Government of the Canary Islands notified 289 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with which the accumulated figure adds up to 12,778 cases and 6,754 active.

Canary Islands Covid-19 infection rate drops to 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
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Canary Islands Covid-19 infection rate drops to 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Published on September 21, 2020

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, held a working meeting this Monday with the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, at the headquarters of the Presidency in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this meeting, they talked about the evolution of the epidemic in the Canary Islands, and in Gran Canaria in particular, as well as about the prospects for the reactivation of tourism and about the phenomenon of immigration.

Covid-19 in Fuerteventura - 4 new cases & 142 active now on September 14
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Covid-19 in Fuerteventura - 4 new cases & 142 active now on September 14

Published on September 14, 2020

This is our dedicated page for updates on the Coronavirus situation in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. For those planning a visit to the island and wondering if it's safe to come or not, we will publish here the info regarding the total number of cases, current active cases, as well as any other details shared by the local authorities.

Covid-19 testing for cruise passengers in the Canary Islands this winter
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Covid-19 testing for cruise passengers in the Canary Islands this winter

Published on September 10, 2020

The Canary Islands Government has announced that there will be a winter season for cruise ships in the Canary Islands, although they will require cruise shipping companies to carry out PCR tests or serological tests on all travelers before arriving in the archipelago.

Largest Scandinavian tour operator plans to bring 179,000 tourists to the Canary Islands this winter
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Largest Scandinavian tour operator plans to bring 179,000 tourists to the Canary Islands this winter

Published on September 02, 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, held an online meeting with the CEO of the main Scandinavian tour operator Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Magnus Wikner, in order to agree on measures to boost sales of travel packages to the Canary Islands for the winter season and the establishment of safe corridors.

Canary Islands Government met with TUI CEO to talk about the winter season
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Canary Islands Government met with TUI CEO to talk about the winter season

Published on August 31, 2020

President Ángel Víctor Torres and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, trust in being able to recover tourism, which is why it's necessary to reduce the incidence of the pandemic in the archipelago soon. This is expected to be achieved with the new measures approved and the responsibility of the population.

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote exceed the rate of 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
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Gran Canaria and Lanzarote exceed the rate of 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Published on August 31, 2020

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, with 143.32 and 103.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week, respectively, are the two islands that currently exceed the indicator set by the Government of the Canary Islands for the cancellation of events with more than 10 people during the next two weeks.

Events restricted to 10 participants in the Canary Islands with more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
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Events restricted to 10 participants in the Canary Islands with more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Published on August 28, 2020

Yesterday, August 27th, there has been a new extraordinary council in the Canary Islands in order to discuss new measures that could curb the spread of the virus in the archipelago. As a consequence, new restrictive measures have been announced for the islands that surpass now 100 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Mercadeando en Adeje 2020 - Postponed until October
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Mercadeando en Adeje 2020 - Postponed until October

Published on August 27, 2020

Craft market, exhibitions, children's workshops, food trucks and musical performances in a month-long event in Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife.

Red warning for extreme heat tomorrow in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria
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Red warning for extreme heat tomorrow in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria

Published on August 25, 2020

AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency in Spain, has issued a warning for extreme heat tomorrow in the following Canary Islands: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Bavarian Week: Tenerife Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz 2020
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Bavarian Week: Tenerife Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz 2020

Published on August 22, 2020

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.

More restrictions: Canary Islands Put a Total Ban on Nightlife
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More restrictions: Canary Islands Put a Total Ban on Nightlife

Published on August 20, 2020

In a new press conference, held by the spokesman for the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, new measures were announced on top of the ones that were in effect already.

Fuerteventura is Preparing a Set of Regulations for Camping
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Fuerteventura is Preparing a Set of Regulations for Camping

Published on August 19, 2020

Fuerteventura will have for the first time a type of regulation in place for this phenomenon throughout the island territory, responding to an important demand from citizens.

Coronavirus update: Canary Islands surpass 1000 active COVID-19 cases
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Coronavirus update: Canary Islands surpass 1000 active COVID-19 cases

Published on August 17, 2020

Following the announcement of the last figures this past Sunday, the Canary Islands have officially surpassed 1000 active cases of COVID-19, after confirming 146 new cases in the last 24 h.

Government prohibits street smoking and closes nightlife in ALL Spain
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Government prohibits street smoking and closes nightlife in ALL Spain

Published on August 14, 2020

Following the recent announcement yesterday from the Government of the Canary Islands regarding stricter safety measures, today there is an update from the central government in Madrid, with measures that will be enforced throughout the entire Spanish territory.

Lajares Artisan Market, Fuerteventura
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Lajares Artisan Market, Fuerteventura

Published on August 14, 2020

The Lajares Artisan Market has returned to Fuerteventura after a long break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The City Council of La Oliva and the Re-lajarte Association resume this event with entertainment activities and live music. The market has all the health measures to prevent COVID-19 infections.

NEW RULES: Mandatory Masks in All Spaces, Prohibited Smoking Outdoors & Limited Nightlife
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NEW RULES: Mandatory Masks in All Spaces, Prohibited Smoking Outdoors & Limited Nightlife

Published on August 13, 2020

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announces new preventive measures due to the continuous increase in the number of infections with COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Over 85% of COVID-19 new cases in the Canary Islands detected among people under 30
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Over 85% of COVID-19 new cases in the Canary Islands detected among people under 30

Published on August 12, 2020

The Minister of Health insists that control and distance measures be taken in order to avoid "new confinements" and the "serious economic problems" associated with it.

The Canary Islands will launch the Radar COVID tracking app in August
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The Canary Islands will launch the Radar COVID tracking app in August

Published on August 07, 2020

The Ministries of Health and Public Administrations, Justice and Security from the Government of the Canary Islands announced that during the second half of August the mobile application Radar COVID will be implemented throughout the territory of the Archipelago to track possible Coronavirus infections among the population, after successfully passing the pilot test carried out in La Gomera.

Canary Islands announced a travel assistance policy that covers the quarantine of tourists in the islands
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Canary Islands announced a travel assistance policy that covers the quarantine of tourists in the islands

Published on August 05, 2020

Yaiza Castilla, the Councilor for Tourism in the Canaries, announced that the Canary Islands are the first Autonomous Community where tourists, both Spanish and foreign, will be guaranteed travel assistance coverage in case of Covid-19, including medical expenses, health repatriation and extension of stay by quarantine.

What are the new rules for holidays in the Canary Islands & Spain in 2020?
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What are the new rules for holidays in the Canary Islands & Spain in 2020?

Published on August 04, 2020

What is the new normality in Spain and what are the rules for foreign visitors traveling to Spain this summer? The summer season of 2020 comes with some changes and new rules that we all have to respect in order to keep everyone safe.

Canary Islands Announced Changes on Masks Regulations
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Canary Islands Announced Changes on Masks Regulations

Published on August 04, 2020

The Governing Council approved, in its extraordinary session, the updating of certain prevention measures established by the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, in order to better handle the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

The Canary Islands are confident the UK will lift the quarantine next week
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The Canary Islands are confident the UK will lift the quarantine next week

Published on July 31, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, attended today, Friday, July 31, the XXI Conference of Autonomous Presidents held at the Monastery of Yuste, in San Millán de la Cogolla, in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja.

Gran Canaria hotels set to reopen after the closure caused by Covid-19
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Gran Canaria hotels set to reopen after the closure caused by Covid-19

Published on July 30, 2020

Hotels and apartment complexes in Gran Canaria are starting to reopen for the summer season after the closure caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. We have tried to create a list of places that have already announced a date for reopening,

Hotels reopening in Lanzarote after the closure due to Coronavirus pandemic
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Hotels reopening in Lanzarote after the closure due to Coronavirus pandemic

Published on July 30, 2020

Hotels and apartment complexes in Lanzarote are slowly starting to reopen after the closure caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. We have tried to create a list of places that have already announced a date for reopening,

Hotels reopening in Fuerteventura after the closure caused by Covid-19
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Hotels reopening in Fuerteventura after the closure caused by Covid-19

Published on July 29, 2020

Fuerteventura Tourist Board has shared on Monday, June 22, a list with the hotels that are scheduled to reopen in the coming months after the closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then we continue to add to the list, as we learn about new hotels starting to welcome visitors again Fuerteventura.

UK reintroduces 14 day quarantine on arrivals from Spain
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UK reintroduces 14 day quarantine on arrivals from Spain

Published on July 28, 2020

The UK government has just announced that it will impose a 14-day quarantine on travellers arriving from Spain. The number of Covid-19 cases in Spain has been on the rising during the past days, especially in the regions of Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia on mainland Spain.

The Canary Islands want to create safe travel corridors with the UK
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The Canary Islands want to create safe travel corridors with the UK

Published on July 26, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, hold talks with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Tourism and representatives of the British Government to prevent the citizens of this country from being subjected to quarantine upon returning from their holidays in the islands.

When Are Canary Islands Attractions Reopening?
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When Are Canary Islands Attractions Reopening?

Published on July 25, 2020

After a long and strict lockdown, the Canary Islands have started to receive international visitors again for the 2020 summer season. But many hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions haven't reopened yet and it will take some time until tourism will start to truly recover.

The Carnival in Tenerife could be celebrated in JULY 2021
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The Carnival in Tenerife could be celebrated in JULY 2021

Published on July 23, 2020

The new Councilor for Fiestas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has made a statement according to which is seems that next year's carnival will not be celebrated as usually in February and might be moved at a later date in the year.

Acua Water Park in Corralejo remains CLOSED until 2021
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Acua Water Park in Corralejo remains CLOSED until 2021

Published on July 22, 2020

The water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, has just annouced that they will delay their reopening until 2021.

Increased controls and 100 euro fines for not non-compliance with the use of masks
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Increased controls and 100 euro fines for not non-compliance with the use of masks

Published on July 19, 2020

Non-compliance with the use of the mask, mandatory in all open and closed spaces where the minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, carries a penalty of up to 100 euros.

What are the rules on masks in the Canary Islands?
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What are the rules on masks in the Canary Islands?

Published on July 17, 2020

The Government of the Canary Islands will not change the rules on masks, meaning that they won't make them mandatory everywhere in public, but they will intensify the controls so that a mask is used according to the standards already approved.

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens in Tenerife with a new concept
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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens in Tenerife with a new concept

Published on July 16, 2020

The luxury hotel Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens on July 24th with a new concept of accommodation, specially designed to ensure the safety and privacy of its guests this season: Villa Club.

NEW in 2020 - Tourist Passes in Tenerife for Public Buses and Tram
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NEW in 2020 - Tourist Passes in Tenerife for Public Buses and Tram

Published on July 07, 2020

Cabildo de Tenerife has announced the launch of tourist passes to encourage visitors to use the public transport network on the island. The insular counselor for Mobility highlights that this initiative is a tourist attraction that will allow visitors to move around the entire island at a fixed price, which will be more attractive than buying individual tickets.

Spain reopens borders for tourism on June 21 for Schengen states - Positive News Canary Islands
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Spain reopens borders for tourism on June 21 for Schengen states - Positive News Canary Islands

Published on June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 1. Spain will reopen borders to EU states on June 21, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tells regional chiefs. Travelers from countries outside Schengen will be permitted to enter from July 1, providing there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin. (El Pais - English)

TUI UK cancels all holidays before July 11
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TUI UK cancels all holidays before July 11

Published on June 12, 2020

TUI UK, the single largest tour operator in the Canary Islands, has just announced that it's canceling all holidays from the UK that we're supposed to take place before July 11, 2020. Although Spain has ...

Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer
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Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer

Published on June 06, 2020

June 6, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer. The market with the largest number of flights will once again be Germany, with 66 direct flights a week forecast for this summer. It is followed by the United Kingdom, with 65 weekly operations. The rest of the bulk of area connectivity is divided between Italy (12), the Netherlands (10), Poland (7) and France (6), while to lesser extent companies have scheduled operations from destinations such as Sweden (5), Denmark (5), Switzerland (5), Ireland (5) or Belgium (3). (Diario de Fuerteventura)

Gran Canaria flights in July 2020
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Gran Canaria flights in July 2020

Published on June 04, 2020

The official page for Tourism in Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Turismo) has published a list of flights to the island in the upcoming month, after the movement restrictions will be lifted and Spain will start to allow once again foreign visitors to come over on holiday.

The Canary Islands call for testing in countries of origin, green corridors and health passports
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The Canary Islands call for testing in countries of origin, green corridors and health passports

Published on June 01, 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, has asked this Monday from the European Union to establish "as soon as possible" the new tourist measures, which are necessary in order to proceed with the reopening of the subsector.

Spain eliminates quarantine for overseas visitors from July 1
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Spain eliminates quarantine for overseas visitors from July 1

Published on May 26, 2020

1. Spain eliminates the two-week quarantine for overseas visitors starting from July 1. Foreign Minister Arancha González says via Twitter that “the hardest part is behind us,” and that “health conditions will be guaranteed” for visitors. Spain also announced that it will reopen for foreign tourism from July.

Giant Caribbean Agave in Tenerife blooms after 30 years of waiting
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Giant Caribbean Agave in Tenerife blooms after 30 years of waiting

Published on May 25, 2020

The giant Caribbean agave from the Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz blooms after 30 years of waiting. This wonder of nature was planted in the Botanical Garden in the late 1980s.

Spain reopens for international tourism in July
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Spain reopens for international tourism in July

Published on May 24, 2020

Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has announced on Saturday that Spain will start welcoming foreign tourists starting in July, in conditions of safety for both visitors and locals.

All Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th
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All Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th

Published on May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. All the Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has sent this Wednesday to the Ministry of Health the reports that would guarantee the passage of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma to phase 2 of the de-escalation of the confinement measures starting from next Monday, May 25th.

Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June
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Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June

Published on May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June. The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, has indicated this Monday that he expects tourist activity to reactivate at the end of June if the de-escalation goes "well", so Spain must be made "an attractive country from the health point of view since tourism requires “trust”.

Spain requires a 14-day quarantine for international travelers
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Spain requires a 14-day quarantine for international travelers

Published on May 12, 2020

Travelers who come to Spain from abroad must quarantine the 14 days following their arrival, according to an Order of the Ministry of Health published this Tuesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), which will be effective from next Friday, 15 May, and will be in force during the state of alarm and its possible extensions.

The Canary Islands will be the destination of the first test flight with a digital health passport
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The Canary Islands will be the destination of the first test flight with a digital health passport

Published on May 08, 2020

The Tourism Minister of the Canary Islands received this Friday the call from the director-general of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, to confirm this news which is the result of the collaboration started between both institutions.

First day without new Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands since the start of the pandemic
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First day without new Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands since the start of the pandemic

Published on May 06, 2020

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The Canary Islands complete 24 hours without new admissions due to Covid-19
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The Canary Islands complete 24 hours without new admissions due to Covid-19

Published on May 04, 2020

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Maspalomas Dunes recover the dreamy looks they had 50 years ago
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Maspalomas Dunes recover the dreamy looks they had 50 years ago

Published on April 30, 2020

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La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro the first regions in Spain to ease restrictions
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La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro the first regions in Spain to ease restrictions

Published on April 29, 2020

The three Canary Islands: La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro will go into phase 1 of easing the restrictions on May 4th. The rest of the islands will have to wait and see how the number of infections evolves.

No new cases of Covid-19 in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
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No new cases of Covid-19 in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Published on April 28, 2020

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10 municipalities in the Canary Islands are free of Covid-19
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10 municipalities in the Canary Islands are free of Covid-19

Published on April 26, 2020

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Children under 14 will be allowed to go out for walks starting April 26
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Children under 14 will be allowed to go out for walks starting April 26

Published on April 25, 2020

The full details about the conditions under which children in Spain will be allowed to go out for a walk during the state of alarm have been published. These rules also apply for children and families living in the Canary Islands.

The plan to reopen the Canary Islands - Proposed by the local government
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The plan to reopen the Canary Islands - Proposed by the local government

Published on April 24, 2020

The regional government will present today the plan to complete the quarantine, which will be proposed to President Sánchez on Sunday; it would come into effect on April 27th, with shops opening and allowing the elderly to go out in the morning and the minors in the afternoon.

The Canary Islands propose to open businesses and to let the elderly go out to walk and do sports starting on April 27
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The Canary Islands propose to open businesses and to let the elderly go out to walk and do sports starting on April 27

Published on April 23, 2020

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The Canary Islands cannot wait until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels
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The Canary Islands cannot wait until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels

Published on April 21, 2020

The President of the Canarian Government, Ángel Víctor Torres, has admitted that the Canary Islands "cannot" endure until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels, pointing out that the possibility of having internal tourism must be brought forward to "recover economic normality", to later give a pass to national tourism and finally to international tourism.

The Canarian Government will distribute 5.3 million euros to help families affected by COVID-19 pay the rent - Positive News from the Canary Islands
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The Canarian Government will distribute 5.3 million euros to help families affected by COVID-19 pay the rent - Positive News from the Canary Islands

Published on April 16, 2020

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131 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the Canaries in the last 24 hours - Positive News from the Canary Islands
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131 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the Canaries in the last 24 hours - Positive News from the Canary Islands

Published on April 14, 2020

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Pollution in the Canaries is reduced by up to 70% during lockdown
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Pollution in the Canaries is reduced by up to 70% during lockdown

Published on April 13, 2020

The Canary Islands Air Quality Control and Surveillance Network has announced that there is a significant decrease in NO2 in urban stations in the large cities of the archipelago such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or the metropolitan area of ​​Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The lockdown in Spain might be extended until May 10th
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The lockdown in Spain might be extended until May 10th

Published on April 09, 2020

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has said this Thursday that within fifteen days he will probably have to return to Congress to extend the state of alarm because "Spain will not have ended the pandemic."

The Canary Islands are trying to negotiate their own terms for ending the lockdown
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The Canary Islands are trying to negotiate their own terms for ending the lockdown

Published on April 07, 2020

The Government of the Canary Islands is negotiating with the Ministry of Health the possibility that the archipelago has a different schedule of unconfinement, due to its lower rate of cases and due to its own geographical condition as islands, but also due to the health problems of its population.

Many Hotels in Spain Will Have To Work at a Loss to Attract Tourists After the Health Crisis Is Over
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Many Hotels in Spain Will Have To Work at a Loss to Attract Tourists After the Health Crisis Is Over

Published on April 07, 2020

The leaders of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (CEHAT) have held a videoconference meeting with Don Felipe (the kings of Spain) and Doña Letizia. During the discussion, both the president, Jorge Marichal, and the general secretary, Ramón Estalella, have warned of the "negative impact" that the Covid-19 crisis is having on the hotel sector.

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that tourism will not start before October
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The Ministry of Tourism estimates that tourism will not start before October

Published on April 04, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that the return to normality will not start before October and that 10% of hotels may open in July for the domestic market.

The state of alarm in Spain could be prolonged for another 15 days
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The state of alarm in Spain could be prolonged for another 15 days

Published on April 03, 2020

According to the current State of Alarm, the restrictions imposed in Spain by the coronavirus emergency should be lifted after April 11, but, nevertheless, the figures of those affected continue to rise every day, so the Executive is thinking of prolonging the confinement of population for another 15 days.

Jet2 Holidays might resume activity towards the Canary Islands on June 17
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Jet2 Holidays might resume activity towards the Canary Islands on June 17

Published on April 02, 2020

Steven Heapy, the CEO of the British tour operator Jet2 Holidays, has addressed the Fuerteventura Council to communicate that the company's operations would not begin before June 17, 2020.

Free Bus to the Airport for Tourists in Gran Canaria During the State of Alarm
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Free Bus to the Airport for Tourists in Gran Canaria During the State of Alarm

Published on March 21, 2020

Gran Canaria Tourism Board has announced that the bus ride to the airport for tourists in Gran Canaria during Spain's State of Alarm will be free. This measure has been adopted in order to help tourists ...

Two adorable jaguar cubs are born at Loro Parque
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Two adorable jaguar cubs are born at Loro Parque

Published on February 11, 2020

Two jaguar cubs were born in December during Loro Parque’s 47th-anniversary celebrations. A conservation success because the species is threatened, according to the IUCN.

The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020
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The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020

Published on January 21, 2020

UPDATE - January 2020 - The online authorization system for Los Lobos, put in place by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura in 2019, does not work anymore, so this means that you cannot ask for online permits anymore and there is no control on the island of Los Lobos.

Las Palmas is expecting the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020
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Las Palmas is expecting the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020

Published on January 03, 2020

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is expecting the visit of 5 large cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020, between Saturday, January 4th, and Sunday, January 5th. The 5 ships expected in the capital of Gran Canaria are the AIDAnova, Marella Explorer, Zenith, AIDAstella and Mein Schiff.

First Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 Movie, filmed in Tenerife and Fuerteventura
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First Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 Movie, filmed in Tenerife and Fuerteventura

Published on December 09, 2019

The first trailer for the movie Wonder Woman 1984, which was filmed partially in Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is now out after a long wait. Can you recognize the location in the photo above?

Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic
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Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic

Published on November 30, 2019

An artistic representation elaborated with recycled objects has been installed on the campus of the University of La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).

GetYourGuide BLACK FRIDAY Sale: Up to 25% OFF
News from Canary IslandsTours in Canary Islands

GetYourGuide BLACK FRIDAY Sale: Up to 25% OFF

Published on November 29, 2019

This Black Friday (November 29th, 2019), GetYourGuide is offering up to 25% discounts on all tours and activities — including our best-in-class GetYourGuide Original tours.

First Michelin Star Restaurants in Gran Canaria (+list of Tenerife restaurants)
News from Gran CanariaRestaurants in Gran Canaria

First Michelin Star Restaurants in Gran Canaria (+list of Tenerife restaurants)

Published on November 21, 2019

The restaurants La Aquarela and Los Guayres (from Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa), have both been awarded a Michelin Star each at the 2020 edition for Spain and Portugal.

Flight connections between the Canary Islands and Boston & Toronto
News from Canary IslandsTransportation in Canary Islands

Flight connections between the Canary Islands and Boston & Toronto

Published on November 08, 2019

The airline Binter Canarias has announced the flight schedule for the connection between the Canary Islands and the cities of Boston (USA) and Toronto (Canada). These flights will be operated in code-share with the Portuguese company SATA.

November, Wine Month in La Laguna, Tenerife 2019
News from TenerifeEvents in Tenerife

November, Wine Month in La Laguna, Tenerife 2019

Published on November 05, 2019

In 2019 the town of La Laguna will celebrate the 16th edition of the event November - Wine Month or Noviembre, Mes del Vino. This event is dedicated to the Tacoronte - Acentejo wine produced in the region and there are 36 wineries that produce this type of wine of Denominated Origin.

Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?
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Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?

Published on October 04, 2019

If you're visiting the Canary Islands in autumn, you may be a witness to a really interesting event, unique for this time of the year: the migration of the Vanessa cardui butterfly from the north of Europe to warmer climates.

The next Star Wars movie will be filmed in Fuerteventura
News from Fuerteventura

The next Star Wars movie will be filmed in Fuerteventura

Published on July 01, 2019

In the last years Fuerteventura has become a popular choice among Hollywood directors, with movies like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Allied partially show on the island. In 2016, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, his co-star in the movie Allied, have been filming in Fuerteventura for two days, on the beaches in the north and other arid and inhabited areas.

Authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife plan to modernize Playa de Las Teresitas
News from Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife plan to modernize Playa de Las Teresitas

Published on July 01, 2019

The Council of Urbanism of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has approved a new plan regarding the improvement of the Las Teresitas Beach, in an effort to develop this part of the coastline. The document is not definitive yet and it still needs to be debated within the next 45 days. If this process runs smoothly and without interference, the final plan might be approved definitively within 3 months.

Amazing Underwater Museum Opens On The Bottom Of The Atlantic Near Lanzarote
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Amazing Underwater Museum Opens On The Bottom Of The Atlantic Near Lanzarote

Published on July 01, 2019

An underwater museum was inaugurated to the public on the 10th of January 2017 off the shore in Lanzarote, revealing scenes that depict the problems that our society faces today.

World's Longest Promenade in Lanzarote
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World's Longest Promenade in Lanzarote

Published on June 29, 2019

Good news for residents or people interested to visit the beautiful island of Lanzarote! The world's longest seafront promenade will open in Lanzarote, surpassing the one in La Coruña. The promenade in La Coruña measures 13 km and holds the present record of thge longest promenade in the world, with the promenade in Atlantic City (New Jersey, USA) being 2nd place, at 9,25 km.

First Christmas Market in La Laguna, Tenerife
News from TenerifeEvents in Tenerife

First Christmas Market in La Laguna, Tenerife

Published on June 27, 2019

The city of San Cristobal de La Laguna in Tenerife will host in 2016 it's first Christmas Market. The event will coincide this week with the celebration of 17 years since the city of La Laguna was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Several documentaries will be shown to the public in Doctor Olivera Square, starting at 19:30 and 21:30 on Friday 9 December 2016 and Saturday 10 December 2016.

The new road Caldereta-Corralejo will be open on 29 December 2016
News from Fuerteventura

The new road Caldereta-Corralejo will be open on 29 December 2016

Published on June 27, 2019

According to the local authorities, the new road between Caldereta and Corralejo will be open for use starting 29 December 2016. The road will be only partially ready, with 13 km out of the total 18 km ...

La Palma Revealed as Filming Location for The Witcher on Netflix
News from La Palma

La Palma Revealed as Filming Location for The Witcher on Netflix

Published on January 31, 2019

Charlotte Brändström, director of the series "The Witcher", set to premiere later this year on Netflix, has posted online some photos which confirm the fact that part of the series will be filmed in the Canary Islands, more precisely on the island of La Palma.

New boat connection between Arrecife and Corralejo
News from Arrecife

New boat connection between Arrecife and Corralejo

Published on January 11, 2019

UPDATE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH 2019 It seems that the Arrecife - Corralejo route is temporary, while the Volcan de Tindaya ferry (which operates the normal route Playa Blanca - Corralejo) is undergoing ...

Game of Thrones Prequel Filmed in Tenerife & Gran Canaria in 2019
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Game of Thrones Prequel Filmed in Tenerife & Gran Canaria in 2019

Published on January 08, 2019

This year HBO will release the last Game of Thrones series, but several other following projects have been discussed, including 5 spin-offs which are now in the developmental stage.

A mirador overlooking Cofete Valley will be built in Barranco de Los Canarios
News from Fuerteventura

A mirador overlooking Cofete Valley will be built in Barranco de Los Canarios

Published on October 04, 2018

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura and Gobierno de Canarias have announced a plan to build a Mirador overlooking Cofete Beach in Barranco de los Canarios (municipality of Pajara).

Rambo V will be filmed in Tenerife
News from Tenerife

Rambo V will be filmed in Tenerife

Published on September 07, 2018

Tenerife seems to be very popular among Hollywood directors this year, since the island will be the set for the next Rambo movie.

Loro Parque Welcomed Two Pygmy Hippos to the Park
News from Puerto de la CruzTheme Parks in Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Parque Welcomed Two Pygmy Hippos to the Park

Published on September 03, 2018

These new residents will help bring into light the situation of the counterparts of their species, which are in danger of extinction in the wild.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be filmed in the area of Isla Baja in Tenerife
News from Tenerife

Wonder Woman 1984 will be filmed in the area of Isla Baja in Tenerife

Published on August 28, 2018

More news about the filming of Wonder Woman 1984 in Tenerife, after the crew already filmed a part of the movie in Fuerteventura.

Tenerife and Fuerteventura - filming locations for the next Wonder Woman movie
News from Tenerife

Tenerife and Fuerteventura - filming locations for the next Wonder Woman movie

Published on August 27, 2018

Update - August 27th 2018 The crew for Wonder Woman II has already finished filming in Fuerteventura and they are heading for Tenerife.

The road through the Corralejo Dunes will remain closed from August 10 until October 6
News from Corralejo

The road through the Corralejo Dunes will remain closed from August 10 until October 6

Published on August 07, 2018

The authorities in La Oliva have announced that the beautiful road through the dunes of Corralejo will be closed for 2 months, starting August 10th 2018, until October 6th.

A new ferry line between Tenerife and Madeira, plus the Algarve
News from TenerifeTransportation in Tenerife

A new ferry line between Tenerife and Madeira, plus the Algarve

Published on July 06, 2018

Good news for the visitors and residents of the Canary Islands, as these will be connected with Madeira via a ferry line navigated by the portuguese company Empresa de Navegação Madeirense.

2018 edition of Fuerteventura en Musica festival is Cancelled
News from El Cotillo

2018 edition of Fuerteventura en Musica festival is Cancelled

Published on June 07, 2018

The official website of the event Fuerteventura en Musica has announced yesterday, June 6th 2018, that the 2018 edition of the festival has been cancelled by the Cabildo of Fuerteventura.

Meet Udra, the first zebra shark born in an aquarium in Spain (at Loro Parque in Tenerife)
News from Puerto de la CruzTheme Parks in Puerto de la Cruz

Meet Udra, the first zebra shark born in an aquarium in Spain (at Loro Parque in Tenerife)

Published on April 19, 2018

The young shark was born at the end of 2016 and now, having completed its quarantine period, the guests of the park can view it in its new home: a meticulously created mangrove at Aquaviva.

A black swan is born at Loro Parque in Tenerife
News from Tenerife

A black swan is born at Loro Parque in Tenerife

Published on March 14, 2018

The Lake Thai at Loro Parque has recently had a new occasion for celebration. This time, it is the family of the black swans or Cygnus atratus, which has increased by a new member. These majestic birds have recently laid several eggs, which have been at the center of attention of the keepers of the park. Now, the birth of a new chick have brought joy both to the swan family and the team that watches after the birds.

Atlantico Festival 2018 in Puerto del Rosario
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Atlantico Festival 2018 in Puerto del Rosario

Published on February 14, 2018

A new music festival will be celebrated for the first time this year in Fuerteventura and it will be happening right in the capital of Puerto del Rosario!

Carmen Laura Lourido Peez - Queen of the 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Carmen Laura Lourido Peez - Queen of the 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Published on February 08, 2018

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival has chosen its queen for 2018: her name is Carmen Laura Lourido Pérez, representing Fuentealta, with a design by Jorge Gonzalez.

Best European surfers gather at Siam Park to ride the world's largest artificial waves
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Best European surfers gather at Siam Park to ride the world's largest artificial waves

Published on February 07, 2018

Some of the best European surfers have gathered last week at Siam Park in Tenerife in order to demonstrate their skills by riding the world's largest artificial wave in The Wave Palace. The event was organized by the World Surf League in order to celebrate the end of the 2018 edition of Las Americas Pro Tenerife championship.

The road access to Teide through La Orotava and La Esperanza CLOSED due to ice
News from Tenerife

The road access to Teide through La Orotava and La Esperanza CLOSED due to ice

Published on January 29, 2018

The Cabildo de Tenerife has closed traffic to the TF-24 and TF-21, two of the access roads to Mount Teide, due to the presence of ice on the road.

Marcos y Corderos route in La Palma still remains closed, since October 2017
News from La Palma

Marcos y Corderos route in La Palma still remains closed, since October 2017

Published on December 19, 2017

The Marcos y Corderos trail is one of the most emblematic areas in La Palma and the second most visited area on the island after Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde has announced its closing
News from Fuerteventura

Restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde has announced its closing

Published on December 07, 2017

The famous restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde - Fuerteventura, has announced its definitive closing starting December 17th 2017.

Work starts at the new Siam Park in Gran Canaria
News from Gran Canaria

Work starts at the new Siam Park in Gran Canaria

Published on October 26, 2017

The famous Siam Park in Tenerife, named in 2017 as the best waterpark in the world, is going to have a sister park built on the island of Gran Canaria.

Ryanair changes baggage policy from 1st November 2017
News from Canary Islands

Ryanair changes baggage policy from 1st November 2017

Published on October 24, 2017

UPDATE 24 OCTOBER 2017 Ryanair has confirmed today that it will delay its new cabin bag policy until 15th January 2018 to allow customers more time to adjust to the changes, particularly during the busy Christmas period.

Las Teresitas will become a dog friendly beach in 2018
News from Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Las Teresitas will become a dog friendly beach in 2018

Published on October 19, 2017

The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has announced the fact that starting from 2018 dogs will be allowed to go in the ocean on the beach of Las Teresitas.

Monarch airline ceases trading. UK customers should not go to the airport
News from Canary Islands

Monarch airline ceases trading. UK customers should not go to the airport

Published on October 02, 2017

Latest announcement about Monarch airline posted on their Facebook page, which is no longer being monitored:

InfoPlayas Fuerteventura - an app to inform about conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura
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InfoPlayas Fuerteventura - an app to inform about conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura

Published on September 19, 2017

Cabildo de Fuerteventura has announced this Monday a new mobile that that will be used to inform people on the bathing conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura.

Tenerife, the most visited Canary Island, with 1.8 million tourists in first quarter of 2017
News from Tenerife

Tenerife, the most visited Canary Island, with 1.8 million tourists in first quarter of 2017

Published on September 11, 2017

The Canary Islands are one of the most popular destination in Spain, and they get an increasing number of tourists each year, as some of the other European destinations have fallen due to safety reasons. The Canaries have many returning visitors each year, but right now there are many people planning their first holiday here and wondering which is the best Canary Island to visit as a first timer.

First Starbucks in Tenerife will open this September in the south
News from Tenerife

First Starbucks in Tenerife will open this September in the south

Published on September 07, 2017

There have been rumors for long about Starbucks launching in the Canary Islands, but this time it's a certitude and the company is soon to launch its first 2 stores!

New luxury 5* Barcelo Hotel is set to open in Tenerife in January 2018
News from Costa AdejeAccommodation in Costa Adeje

New luxury 5* Barcelo Hotel is set to open in Tenerife in January 2018

Published on September 06, 2017

Tenerife, the fortunate island, will soon get another 5* hotel in the south, in Costa Adeje, where visitors will be able to enjoy a family holiday in a privileged setting.

Loro Park and Siam Park - no. 1 in the world for 2017 in their category on Tripadvisor
News from Tenerife

Loro Park and Siam Park - no. 1 in the world for 2017 in their category on Tripadvisor

Published on August 29, 2017

Each year Tripadvisor presents its Travelers' Choice Awards for many categories and for 2017 Tenerife seems to be on top with 2 theme parks being names as number 1 in the world in their respective category.

Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak 2017
News from FuerteventuraSports in Fuerteventura

Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak 2017

Published on August 23, 2017

This year's XIXth edition of Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak will begin on Saturday, August 26, at 10:00 am, from the Insland's Nautical Center in Puerto del Rosario.

Tourism is booming in Fuerteventura: a 7.9% growth in passenger numbers for July 2017
News from Fuerteventura

Tourism is booming in Fuerteventura: a 7.9% growth in passenger numbers for July 2017

Published on August 18, 2017

It seems that the island of Fuerteventura is becoming more and more popular among tourists from all over Europe, according to the recent numbers declared by AENA.

Ferry between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey
News from La GomeraTransportation in La Gomera

Ferry between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey

Published on August 03, 2017

Fred Olsen will open a new interior ferry line in La Gomera, between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey. According to their website, the departure times would be 10:45, 15:00 and 21:00 from S. S de la Gomera.

IKEA will open a store in Fuerteventura
News from Fuerteventura

IKEA will open a store in Fuerteventura

Published on June 27, 2017

According to the newspaper Onda Fuerteventura, IKEA will open a large store in the Costa de Antigua Polygon.

Caleta de Fuste April Fair 2017
News from Caleta de Fuste Events in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste April Fair 2017

Published on March 28, 2017

Caleta de Fuste will celebrate this year the typical Sevillan fiesta with flamenco dance, music and beautiful floats. In the entire municipality of Antigua there are residents from many cultures, so it is important to celebrate diversity, especially when there's music and dancing involved.

The famous restaurant La Frasquita has been rebuilt and will reopen soon
News from Caleta de Fuste Restaurants in Caleta de Fuste

The famous restaurant La Frasquita has been rebuilt and will reopen soon

Published on March 28, 2017

Good news for Caleta de Fuste this week: the famous restaurant La Frasquita will reopen soon, after being demolished due to works done to built the new maritime promenade - Paseo Marítimo de la Playa del Castillo.

Disney starts shooting in Fuerteventura for the new Star Wars
News from Fuerteventura

Disney starts shooting in Fuerteventura for the new Star Wars

Published on March 17, 2017

As it was announced a few months back, Fuerteventura will become for the next few weeks one of the Star Wars planets, while Disney and Lucas Films will start filming for the new Star Wars movie.

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