Restaurants Gran Canaria

If you are coming over on holiday, you will be pleasantly surprised at the restaurants. There is literally something for everyone and eating out doesn’t have to be expensive. Starting with the cheapest option, there are numerous restaurants where you… (READ MORE)

Canary Islands Sand Sculptures

The best places to see sand sculptures on Gran Canaria are on Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas, Mogan beach and often Puerto Rico beach too.   Some of these things go way beyond sand castle building and feature flashing eyes… (READ MORE)

Stick Fighting in the Canary Islands

Stick fighting, or Juego del Palo, is used as self-defence, sport and folk art througout the Canary Islands. No protective equipment is used but the strikes are indicated rather than being applied with full force. Stick fighting is thought to… (READ MORE)

Boat Trips

When you get to Gran Canaria, there are plenty of boat trips you can do. If you’re staying in Playa del Inglés, there is no harbour there so you will need to get to Puerto Rico or book a trip… (READ MORE)

Gay Canary Islands

San Francisco might be home to the biggest gay community in the USA but Gran Canaria is the gay centre of Europe. If you’re not gay, it won’t make any difference to you because there are plenty of couples and… (READ MORE)

Things to Do if it isn’t Sunny!

Well sometimes the sun doesn’t shine here and occasionally (very occasionally!) you might get some rain! June, July, August are pretty much guaranteed to be hot and sunny but in the winter months (December, January and February) it might not… (READ MORE)

Canarian Cooking

Many people come to Gran Canaria and spend all week in a British restaurant eating steak and chips! If this is what you like, that’s fine. I like a traditional British meal at Christmas but I also like to be… (READ MORE)

“Grand Canary Islands”

How many Canary Islands do you know? Most people have heard of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, but there are several more main islands too – La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. There is a dubious eighth one… (READ MORE)

Welcome to The Cunning Canary!

Hi folks!! My name is Victoria and I moved to sunny Gran Canaria just over 6 years ago. I started off writing some tips about moving here for a friend that was thinking along the same lines and thought… why… (READ MORE)