Author Archive: Victoria

I am English and have lived in sunny Gran Canaria for 15 years so far! The lifestyle is great here - I do a lot of scuba diving, deep sea fishing and of course sunbathing. Gran Canaria is called "the miniature continent" because there is everything here from beaches to mountains, and lakes to pine forests.

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)