Gran Canaria Markets

Try to make it to one of the farmers’ markets in Gran Canaria if you can. The farmers sell their own produce and it is a joy to buy lovely fresh fruit and vegetables. The prices are good and you… (READ MORE)

Going Local in Gran Canaria – Book Review

Although Gran Canaria is nothing more than a destination to many people, somewhere to spend a sunny week or two, it has become home to other tourist-turned-residents like myself. People who simply visit the island for a week of good… (READ MORE)

Riu ClubHotel Review

The Riu ClubHotel is a 4 star hotel in Maspalomas. If you are looking for an all-inclusive holiday, this hotel might be suitable, since the price includes all your food and drink. The meals are buffet-style so you can choose… (READ MORE)

Tortilla Espanola Recipe

This Spanish omelette is a Canarian favourite and in Gran Canaria you can order it in a baguette with alioli (garlic mayonnaise) or by itself with either ketchup or alioli. You can get tortilla espanola as a tapa for a… (READ MORE)

Oil Drilling Off Gran Canaria Coast

Perhaps you saw this article in the Daily Mail a couple of days ago: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2121065/Canary-Islands-threat-Repsol-oil-drilling-agreement-just-40-miles-coast.html?ito=feeds-newsxml claiming that oil is going to be drilled for a mere 40 miles off the coastline. So, is this true and, if so, how will… (READ MORE)

Babalu Gran Canaria Review

The Babalu is in a good location for getting to the Europa Centre and is only a 15 minute walk down the hill to Amadores beach. The apartments are basic but very clean with a good-size balcony. There are three… (READ MORE)

Best Rural Retreats in Gran Canaria

I recently received the following email and thought I would answer it here to benefit anyone else who wants to get away from it all and stay out of the main tourist areas on their Gran Canaria trip. QUESTION –… (READ MORE)

Panoramic Gran Canaria Photos

Have a look here for some really cool panoramic photos of Gran Canaria: http://www.canarias360.com/isla-de-gran-canaria.html Choose one of the red markers and click, then you can watch the screen as you get a 360-degree view. I found this earlier today and… (READ MORE)

Melenara

This is a photo a friend took in Melenara (near Telde) – As you can tell, he’s seen better days! Melenara is quite a small place and although the locals use the beach there (especially those who live in Telde,… (READ MORE)