Pets in Gran Canaria

Pet shops in Gran Canaria are not like their British counterparts. You can buy cats, dogs and various other animals in Gran Canaria pet shops, although the 500 euros price tag for a Siamese or Persian kitten, or 700 euros… (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)

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)


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)

Mr Greek Restaurant, Playa del Ingles

Although I have not yet had the pleasure of dining at Mr Greek in Playa del Ingles, some friends of mine went recently and said it was really good. Mr Greek has a typical Greek menu and the service is… (READ MORE)

Canarian Soup Recipe with Watercress

Known here in Gran Canaria as potaje de berros, this delicious soup is something that appears on many Canarian menus. Perhaps you sampled this with your Canarian cooking recipes while you were here on holiday, or maybe you just fancy… (READ MORE)

New Aer Lingus Flights to Gran Canaria

Aer Lingus is now offering flights between Cork and Gran Canaria. The new service runs every Sunday and flights depart Cork at 7am. This route is operational until April 2012. The flights are 4 hours and 10 minutes, and non-stop…. (READ MORE)

Gran Canaria Internet

The internet in Gran Canaria might not be what you’re used to. The maximum speed outside Las Palmas is about 3 Mbps, although some places can only reach 1 Mbps and others aren’t even in an ADSL area. Take Tauro… (READ MORE)