New English Cinema in Meloneras

There is a new cinema in Meloneras called Moonlight Cinema. This cinema is found in the Oasis Shopping Center and it is an open-air cinema. There is comfortable sofa seating and you can order food or drinks to enjoy with… (READ MORE)

Maspalomas Lighthouse Museum Plans

Maspalomas Lighthouse is going to be converted into an Ethnography museum later in 2012, and it will cost around 400,000 euros. This project is part of the plans for World Tourism Day which will be held later this year in… (READ MORE)

Gran Chaparral Shopping Centre

The Gran Chaparral Shopping Centre in Playa del Ingles used to be known as the English centre. Although it still features┬ámany bars offering an English style and theme, where many of the staff are English too, the Gran Chaparral is… (READ MORE)

Canary Islands Walking Holiday Ideas

At this time of year it is nice to get away for some sun and fun, and if you are interested in walking and hiking, you might be wondering what the Canaries have to offer. Although hiking is not one… (READ MORE)


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)

Gas Blast Tragedy in Mogan

There was an accident yesterday in Mogan, and a 55 year old Norwegian tourist was killed. A tanker truck was delivering propane gas to the Cordial Hotel in Mogan when the explosion happened.┬áPart of the spa roof caved in during… (READ MORE)


I used to live in Tauro so I know it quite well. Tauro is located behind Playa del Amadores and you can stay there if you want somewhere quieter than Playa del Ingles or Puerto Rico. Tauro is peaceful and… (READ MORE)


Mogan makes up a large part of Gran Canaria and is the second biggest municipality on the island. This municipality is located in the southwest of the island, and includes the fishing towns of Arguineguin and Puerto de Mogan. A… (READ MORE)


Valleseco is an attractive area north of the center of Gran Canaria. “Valle” is valley and “seco” is dry but there isn’t much about this green part of the island which can be called dry. There are hiking trails in… (READ MORE)

The Hottest Catamaran Trips of 2011

Someone recently asked me about catamaran trips departing from Gran Canaria and there are a few I know (and have sampled!) The reason why people sometimes specify catamaran trips (as opposed to boat trips) is that their design (think of… (READ MORE)