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Whether you be a visitor, looking for things to see and do on Gran Canaria both on and beyond the tourist resorts, or an expat who’s relocated to make a new life on our tropical shores, we’re here for you. Check out our guide to the best beaches in GC, countryside that’s perfect for a day out, and top towns. We’re your go-to guys when it comes to 2016 Gran Canaria holidays and beyond.

Life4sport Club, get fighting fit

Life4sport Club, get fighting fitIf Mr Gran Canaria Local didn't have so much work on his plate, he'd like to find time for a serious workout. And he'd hardly have to travel far for this. Talk about a local gym. For Life4sport Club is on the GCL family's doorstep. Which explains why onetime Gran Canaria Local Junior Alex has enrolled for a summer of boxing. Mr GCL went to watch him train and these are three things he learned. Life4sport Club shows you how to Read more...

Maspalomas dunes to become extinct?

Maspalomas dunes to become extinct?Everybody knows the Maspalomas dunes. The dunas de Maspalomas have shifted postcards aplenty since the tourist explosion of the 1960s onwards. But it's this explosion which places them in a perilous position. Maspalomas Dunes will become a stony plain with a bit of sand if the annual losses from Punta de la Bajeta are not addressed. Noted enginerer Raúl Medina Santamaría warned: "Lose 40,000 cubic meters of sand a year and the Maspalomas dunes will only survive for another 90 years." Read more...

easyJet Gran Canaria flights

easyJet Gran Canaria flightsExtra! Extra! Read all about it. Get your Gran Canaria Local Daily, all about easyJet Gran Canaria flights. Yet another freebie handout with your Gran Canaria visit very much in mind. Yesterday, we reported on the increase in Gran Canaria flights from Birmingham. Today, we're letting you know about easyJet upping its GC services from two UK airports. Before speculating a little on what effect Brexit will have on flights to and from the islands. easyJet Gran Canaria flights from Newcastle easyJet Gran Canaria flights Read more...

Gran Canaria flights from Birmingham

Gran Canaria flights from BirminghamHave we got news for you? Well, yes, as a matter of fact. As Gran Canaria Local will be now bringing you all the latest stories about the island. 2015 was a bumper year for Gran Canaria flights with over 3,000,000 tourists landing at our airport. By the time 2016 draws to a close, that number is tipped to go even higher. But 2017 looks set to be a record year? Why? Birmingham and Gran Canaria flights Jet2.com and Gran Canaria flights Ryanair and Read more...

Canarias Jazz

Canarias JazzGran Canaria's one cultural island. When one event ends, another one seems to begin.  Which results in a particularly full-looking calendar, especially on the music-festival front. One of the highlights of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria music scene is Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken. We're not the type of site to hide behind a keyboard. As we like to get out and about on the island, reporting on our adventures. So, here are three things we've learned about the festival. Canarias Read more...

Things to do in Agüimes

Things to do in AgüimesWhere are we off to in Gran Canaria this time? Why, only alluring Agüimes. Let us show you around one of the prettiest darn towns on the whole island. We weren't the east of Gran Canaria’s biggest fans, but visiting Agüimes for the first time converted us. So now we gladly don cheerleaders' costumes and whip out our pom-poms in support of the eastern part of the island. Agüimes the town houses a population of just over 20,000. The Barranco de Guayadeque separates Agüimes from Read more...

UD Las Palmas, the Canary that roared

UD Las Palmas, the Canary that roared2015-16 was a football season that defied expectation. Over in England, Premier League champions Chelsea slumped to a 10th-place finish whilst rank outsiders Leicester City won the title. Leicester were tipped by many to be relegated, a little like our very own UD Las Palmas who had returned to the Primera Liga after a 13-year absence. You're probably already realized, but we're massive football fans. We've already penned a post about how to find a club for you/your kids to play Read more...

Gran Canaria airport guide

Gran Canaria airport guideYes, we know we're your favourite gateway to coastal, rural, and, indeed, urban Gran Canaria. But if you want to explore Gran Canaria physically as well as vicariously, you're going to have to arrive. And using Gran Canaria airport is by far the most popular option. Gran Canaria airport has changed somewhat since the Gran Canaria Local family moved here back in 2004. For the better. For an up-to-date guide to an airport otherwise known as the Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, look Read more...

Things to do in Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas

Things to do in Alcaravaneras, Las PalmasWhat's the subject of our latest essential guide? Only the capital's Alcaravaneras. Allow us to introduce you to one of our fave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria neighbourhoods. Alcaravaneras is a barrio we've given serious consideration to relocating to and, who knows, we might still move there one day. Sandwiched by the tunnel which transports motorists to the GC-2 north-coast road and Mesa y López, it's one of the capital's liveliest areas. Learn more in our four-part guide. Eat and drink in Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas Read more...

Things to do in Triana, Las Palmas

Things to do in Triana, Las PalmasWhere on our beautiful island of Gran Canaria are we showing you around this week? Downtown Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Come and discover Triana with us. Triana's one of the first areas of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria you'll encounter heading north from the airport, closely following neighbour Vegueta. The neighbourhood takes its name from its main road, Calle Mayor de Triana. We're back again with another of our famous four-part guides. Make like a vulture for culture in Triana, Las Palmas Eat and Read more...

Things to do in Vegueta

Things to do in VeguetaContinuing our increasingly popular guides series, we're off to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Vegueta. As the capital's original neighbourhood, it's on the first page of the city's history. Explore the barrio with us. Heading up the GC-1 from the airport, Vegueta is one of the capital's most southerly areas. Cut apart from the Triana district by the C-811, you should explore on foot as it's largely pedestrianized. Here's our four-part guide. Step back in time in Vegueta Make a night of it in Vegueta Go Read more...

Gran Canaria tapas bars

Gran Canaria tapas barsDid you know that 16th June 2016 marked World Tapas Day? In recognition of this, we've put together a guide to our fave Gran Canaria tapas bars. Whether you're visiting the north, south, east, west, or, indeed, centre of the island, we'll show you where to yummy down on tapas. Gran Canaria has a celebrated history of tapas, with these bar snacks known locally as enyesques. They include the classic papas arrugadas con mojo, baby new potatoes boiled in their skin in the saltiest of waters Read more...

Things to do in Mesa y López, Las Palmas

Things to do in Mesa y López, Las PalmasWhat's this? Yes, we've got our rep as the most granular Gran Canaria guide to think of. So here's our latest area overview, of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Mesa y López. Avenida José Mesa y López is the avenue from which this area in the Gran Canaria capital takes its name. José Mesa y López (1877-1951) was a famed Canarian lawyer/politician. But enough of the history, here's our four-part guide to what you can do in the area in the Read more...

Things to do in Taurito

Things to do in TauritoAre you looking for an expert guide to Gran Canaria's Taurito? Allow us to show your around. Right, let's get ready to zoom into one of the island's smaller resorts. Ssh, Taurito, sandwiched by swish Puerto de Mogán and flash Puerto Rico in the south west of the island, feels like a secret with its small number of hotels that keeps visitor numbers down. Although Gran Canaria locals enjoy it as much as tourists. Holiday in Taurito Get wet and go wild in Taurito Read more...

Things to do in Parque Santa Catalina

Things to do in Parque Santa CatalinaHave you been enjoying our municipal guides? Well, this latest post is even more specific. Covering, as it does, things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Parque Santa Catalina. Despite its name, Parque Santa Catalina feels more like a square than a park. It's certainly more of a hive of activity than Vegueta's Plaza de Santa Ana, ostensibly the city's main square. Here's a three-part guide which will show you around. Stay in Parque Santa Catalina Escape a rainy day in Parque Santa Catalina Read more...

 

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