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Whether you be a visitor, looking for things to see and do on Gran Canaria both on and beyond the tourist resorts, or an expat who’s relocated to make a new life on our tropical shores, we’re here for you. Check out our guide to the best beaches in GC, countryside that’s perfect for a day out, and top towns. We’re your go-to guys when it comes to 2016 Gran Canaria holidays and beyond.

Gran Canaria rental prices increase

Gran Canaria rental prices increaseSay hola to another morning report from Gran Canaria Local. We'll keep you up to date with the latest stories about our island. For news and views, such as covering an increase in Gran Canaria rental prices, we're your go-to-guys. Landlords will be celebrating at the news that it's become more expensive to rent a property on Gran Canaria. What does this mean to property seekers, though? We'll give your our take on the situation. Gran Canaria rental prices increase: the figures Gran Canaria rental prices Read more...

Gran Canaria hostels: our budget lodging guide

Gran Canaria hostels: our budget lodging guideTravelling to Gran Canaria on a budget? We'll point you in the direction of the best hostels on the island. From capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the tourist resorts in the south and beyond, we've got the world of Gran Canaria hostels covered. Gran Canaria started off as a tourist destination in the 1960s. New hotels were built on the south of the island to cater for the bucket-and-spade brigade. But with political unrest making certain areas unsafe to Read more...

TVMucho, Expat TV on GC

TVMucho, Expat TV on GCAre you an expat living on Gran Canaria? Or holidaying on our beautiful island? TVMucho can help you avoid having to miss out on the home comforts of the TV you grew up with. We'll let you into a little secret, shall we? We've not gone totally local on Gran Canaria. Shocked? You can't have seen Spanish TV then with its dreary routine of reality TV, talent shows, and Loose-Women-style moral discussion programmes with hosts from both sexes. There are only three things Mr Gran Local Read more...

Things to do at Las Canteras

Things to do at Las CanterasOff to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria? A visit to the Gran Canaria capital isn't complete without checking out one of the world's premier urban beaches. The one and only Playa de Las Canteras. There are five beaches in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. If you only have time to visit one, make it Playa de Las Canteras. Discover why in our six-part guide. Hit the beach at Las Canteras Indulge your tastebuds at Las Canteras Look after your body at Las Canteras Make a Read more...

Norwegian Gran Canaria flights from Manchester

Norwegian Gran Canaria flights from ManchesterWelcome to your latest morning report from Gran Canaria Local. We'll keep you informed with the latest stories about our beautiful island. For news and views, including details of the new Norwegian Gran Canaria flights from Manchester, we're simply unbeatable. Low-cost flights have democratized the world of travel. Ensuring that you don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to go places. So, we can only welcome the continuing growth of the likes of Norwegian. And with expansion comes Read more...

Gran Canaria restaurants, our good food guide

Gran Canaria restaurants, our good food guideThe Canary Islands' most multicultural island, Gran Canaria offers you the chance to eat the national cuisine of 24 different countries. Of course, you wouldn't want to go home without sampling Canarian food. So, whether you're in the north, south, east, west, or, indeed, centre of the island, we'll direct you to our favourite native and international Gran Canaria restaurants. The island also allows you to sample dishes from other Spanish regions. From Andalucian to Valencian. So whether it's gazpacho or paella you're after, we'll Read more...

The good Gran Canaria haircut guide

The good Gran Canaria haircut guideHolidaying on Gran Canaria? New to the island? Either way, we'll help you find where you can get a good Gran Canaria haircut; in the north, south, east, west, and centre of the island. Despite their easygoing demeanour, Canarians do care quite a lot about what they look like. Which keeps barbers and hairdressers on the islands in plenty of business. Here are our top tips on where you can get a good haircut on Gran Canaria. Getting a Gran Canaria haircut in Read more...

Six sensational Fuerteventura restaurants

Six sensational Fuerteventura restaurantsDid you know that Gran Canaria's just one third of Las Palmas province? The remaining two thirds of the equation are Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Which brings us to a eating-out guide we've compiled to Fuerteventura restaurants, should you island hop from GC. Recently Mr Gran Canaria Local visited Fuerteventura, reviewing hotels for Telegraph Travel. He didn't just sleep over on the island. As Mr GCL got to eat at some of the finest Fuerteventura restaurants. 722 Gradi El Brasero El Camarote La Fabiola Read more...

Things to do in Fataga, Gran Canaria

Things to do in Fataga, Gran CanariaHeading to Fataga? Welcome to south central Gran Canaria. Where you'll encounter a beautiful village in the island's picturebook Valley of a Thousand Palms. Fataga's one of the most perfectly preserved villages on Gran Canaria. And it's located just above the major southern resorts, a 30-minute drive along the winding GC-60 from Playa del Inglés and about the same journey time by Global's 18 from Faro de Maspalomas. Here's our four-part guide. Eat and drink in Fataga Holiday in Fataga Park and ride in Fataga Read more...

Aqualand Maspalomas guide

Aqualand Maspalomas guidePlanning a day out on Gran Canaria? How about visiting Aqualand Maspalomas? Find out all you need to know about this water park in our latest guide. On our most recent Gran Canaria Local family excursion, we headed to Aqualand Maspalomas. With over a decade living together on the island, we know this attraction very well. However, a revisit helped to make writing this post a little easier. Here's our four-part guide. Aqualand Maspalomas: what Aqualand Maspalomas: where Aqualand Maspalomas: when Aqualand Maspalomas: why 1. Aqualand Read more...

Things to do in Agaete, Gran Canaria

Things to do in Agaete, Gran CanariaGran Canaria resorts aren't only in the south of the island, you know. There's capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, for example, in the north east. Along with Agaete, in the north west. Agaete, more village than town, is the capital of the municipality of the same name. You can reach it along the GC-2, where you'll feel the spray of the Atlantic, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in around half an hour. Here are four things to do there. Read more...

Canary Islands, a nursery for sea turtles

Canary Islands, a nursery for sea turtlesWe've long maintained how fantastic our Atlantic is. And scientists have backed us up with a recent study. As marine biologists announced on the 1st August 2016 how the Canarian ocean paradise acts as a pre school for sea turtles. Following turtle like on related events such as Terri and Olivia returning to Canarian waters after being washed ashore in the not so sub-tropical Channel Islands comes news of a collaborative study between Spanish and British universities. Demonstrating how North Atlantic turtles use the area Read more...

Kids' birthday parties in Gran Canaria

Kids' birthday parties in Gran CanariaAre you holidaying in Gran Canaria at the same time as when one of your children has a birthday? Have you relocated to the island and need some advice on kids' birthday parties in Gran Canaria? Either way, we'll help you find what you need in the north, south, east, west, and centre of the island. If you're a new expat, be forewarned. Most schools have a policy that if you want your child to hand out invites to their birthday in school Read more...

Things to do in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

Things to do in Puerto Rico, Gran CanariaGran Canaria resorts are home to expats and locals as well as tourists. Particularly Puerto Rico. The latest destination to be covered in our popular series of guides about the island. Situated in the south west of Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico belongs to Mogán municipality along with neighbouring Amadores, connected by coastal promenade which will take you 20 minutes on foot if you adopt a leisurely pace. From the airport, it's around a 30-minute drive along the GC-1. Here are four fantastic things Read more...

Things to do in Amadores, Gran Canaria

Things to do in Amadores, Gran CanariaWe may have gone local on Gran Canaria but we don't assume you have or even want to. Which is why this guide is as much for tourists as it for potential expats. And so we turn our attention to one of the island's most popular resorts, Amadores. Located in the south west of the island, this resort belongs to Mogán municipality. Travelling from Gran Canaria airport along the GC-1, it will take you just over half an hour to arrive. But beware of Read more...

 

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