Gran Canaria for Families

Gran Canaria is a great island to visit, whether you are a couple, a family, a group, or even a solo traveller, because there is something for everybody. You can choose from different resorts on the island, including Playa del… (READ MORE)

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Meloneras

Meloneras is an upmarket and chic part of Gran Canaria. Situated close to Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, Meloneras is on the south coast. There are lots of high-end boutiques, designers shops and jewellers in Meloneras Gran Canaria, as well… (READ MORE)

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Gran Canaria – Which Resort is Best?

As you probably know, there are various resorts in Gran Canaria but which one is best? Well it depends on a few things. Are you looking for somewhere quiet or somewhere with a vibrant nightlife? Are you going to rent… (READ MORE)

Cleo Sunbathing

Taking Pets to and from Gran Canaria

Whether you are thinking about moving to Gran Canaria or leaving for elsewhere, you might wonder what the procedure is with your fluffy friends. I had this issue myself a while ago when I wanted to take Cleo (my cat)… (READ MORE)

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Cheapest Car Hire Maspalomas

If you’re not interested in putting on your hiking boots and doing a lot of walking Gran Canaria is ideal for driving around. The island is relatively small and there are a variety of car hire companies in Gran Canaria,… (READ MORE)

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Camping in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria hotels vary from very basic self catering to luxurious 5 star hotels but what about camping?  With the glorious Canarian weather camping might be something you want to think about. Whether you want to come on holiday with… (READ MORE)

El Pajar

El Pajar is a small Canarian village just outside Arguineguin, which offers a relaxing pace of life. This small area has many residents who all enjoy the quiet beach, bars and restaurants. El Pajar can be easily accessed, although during… (READ MORE)

Arguineguin Live Music Bars

Arguineguin is not a typical tourist resort so you might be surprised to discover that there are some brilliant live music bars in the area. If you look closely, you will soon discover that there are several different ones to… (READ MORE)

How to Get a Spanish Driving Licence

Although you can use a British, Irish or European driving licence if you’re on holiday, you might want to get a Spanish driving licence if you’re going to be living here long term. This is what a Spanish driving licence… (READ MORE)

San Fernando

San Fernando is considered to be for the locals so very few tourists will stay in this area of the island. However, if you take the time to explore the quaint back streets and quiet tapas bars on offer, you might be… (READ MORE)

Gran Canaria Gay Pride 2013

Gran Canaria Gay Pride 2013 is considered to be one of the largest events on the island and attracts over 150,000 extra visitors to the south coast. This exciting and vibrant event is the second largest gay event in Spain…. (READ MORE)

Gran Canaria Romerias

The Romeria is one of the traditional customs enjoyed throughout Gran Canaria, and everyone can join in with the fun. A Romeria is a traditional pilgrimage, which every village and town will perform throughout the year. This fascinating Catholic celebration… (READ MORE)

Pio Pio Bar

Pio Pio is a beach bar on Tauro beach, which is one of the few natural beaches that remain in Gran Canaria. This beach is a short walk (maybe 20 minutes) from the lively resort of Puerto Rico and can… (READ MORE)

Cordial Mogan Valle Apartments Review

The Cordial Mogan Valle is in the beautiful fishing village of Mogan and is ideal for older visitors wanting peace and quiet. The apartment complex is in a subtropical garden and within walking distance of the beach. The apartments are… (READ MORE)

7 Things to Do in Maspalomas

Maspalomas is the oldest of all the tourist resorts on the island of Gran Canaria and is the ideal place to stay regardless of your budget. There is a vibrant, party feel throughout at night, although during the day it… (READ MORE)

Hardmel Rock Pub, Las Palmas

Hardmel Rock Bar is located in Las Palmas in the north of the island, away from the typical tourist resorts. However, you will be surprised to see how this venue comes alive at the weekend, offering an exciting alternative music… (READ MORE)