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  1. Linda Parkinson-Hardman
    January 3, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    And you absolutely deserve to play by your rules Matthew – I defy anyone that says you can’t 🙂

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  2. Zoë Dawes
    January 4, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Lovely to have some bright light to kick-start 2013 Matthew. Def not warm enough to take off even one item of clothing here 😉 With you on ‘my blog, my rules’ motto!

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    • Matthew Hirtes
      March 8, 2013 @ 4:10 am

      Thank you, Zoë. Daylight stays bright on the west of the island more or less all year round.

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  3. Anita Mac
    January 4, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    Good for you…it should be your rules on your blog! Happy blogging!

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    • Matthew Hirtes
      March 8, 2013 @ 4:09 am

      Thanking you, Anita. Well, here’s hoping my blog rules in 2013.

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  4. Suzy
    January 6, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    It sounds like the perfect spot to launch a new year of your rules. The light is certainly blinding!

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  6. Erin
    February 3, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    I’ve heard about this beach and so hope to visit it one day! I’ve not yet been to Gran Canaria (just Tenerife) but it and its beaches are high on my list of to-dos. Thanks for sharing more about this secret spot!

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    • Matthew Hirtes
      March 8, 2013 @ 3:47 am

      De nada, Erin. And when you do visit it, make sure you hike. Arriving is more special that way. Not that I’ve ever actually travelled there by boat.

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  7. Sue Sharpe (@suesharpe1)
    August 21, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    Güigüi sounds like my kind of beach – despite the walk.
    These recent posts about Güigüi, Tasartico and Tasarte are helping me plan my trip to Gran Canaria (don’t hold your breath, it won’t be for a while yet). I think I ought to spare two or three days to enjoy the walking and beaches around this area – is that a realistic amount of time?

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      August 21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

      It’s probably your kind of beach because of the walk, Sue. Three days would be enough, doing a different beach each day. There’s not much accommodation in the area, save for Blablabla Tasarte. There are also a couple of small hotels in La Aldea de San Nicolás. Other good bases for hiking include the Valle de Agaete and Artenara. As well as Fontanales and Tejeda. I’ll stop there as the list goes on and on and on.

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      • Sue Sharpe (@suesharpe1)
        August 21, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

        Thank you for the info – will probably try and stay at Blablabla at least one night – if, for nothing else, to bring Noelia some Extremeñan goodies – I’m sure that there are some things she misses from ‘home’ 🙂

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        • Gran Canaria Local
          August 21, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

          Well, say hello to her from me. We’d love to get back there. But, at the same time, we don’t want to neglect our duty to cover the whole island.

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  8. Bruised Passports
    August 22, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    You know we have a soft spot for secluded beaches. This is totally our kinda place – bookmarking it 🙂
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      August 22, 2013 @ 10:43 am

      Yes, us too. We enjoyed your article about Lanzarote’s hidden beaches. See you there? We could well have the beach just for ourselves.

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  9. Edward
    August 22, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    I had forgotten this…

    Now it’s back! And it’s a stark image…

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      August 22, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv9PSkNkUfs. Actually, only the first two lines, which turn out to be a never-ending chorus, would appear to be appropriate. Or are the rest of the lyrics equally apt regarding the shenanigans of that magical, mystical night? You tell me, Ed.

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  10. Banni
    April 20, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    Hiking to Guigui beach from La Aldea takes about 6-7 hours. Fortunatelly there is a B&B half way down between the pass Degoya de Guigui chico and Guigui beach. Proprietors are Gabriella and Kico.
    They are contactable via SMS on +34 610658457 or +34 679202161. Highly recommended!
    Banni

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 20, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

      Thanks for the tip, Banni. If they’d like a Gran Canaria Local review, let us know. Sounds a lovely spot.

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      • Banni
        April 22, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

        I am not sure if they would like a Gran Canaria local review, but you can check it yourself either by sending them an SMS or an email message.
        Their email address is
        As there is no internet connection in their place, their reply to email messages may take 1-2 weeks, so SMS might be better/faster option.

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