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Whether you be a visitor, looking for things to see and do on Gran Canaria both in 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 hotels: our good lodging guide

Gran Canaria hotels: our good lodging guideNo-one has reviewed more Gran Canaria hotels than Mr Gran Canaria Local. Whether it be for the likes of The Huffington Post, The Independent, or Telegraph Travel. Or for this very site. Gran Canaria hotels are Mr GCL's specialist subject. He would choose to answer questions about them on Mastermind. We've started, so we'll finish with a geographical breakdown of our favourite hotels on the island. Gran Canaria hotels: north Gran Canaria hotels: south Gran Canaria hotels: east Gran Canaria hotels: west Gran Read more...

5 fantastic Gran Canaria tattoo parlours

5 fantastic Gran Canaria tattoo parloursLooking for a souvenir from your Gran Canaria holiday that's built to last? Want to mark your relocation to the island with a permanent reminder? We reveal five of our favourite Gran Canaria tattoo parlours. We're big fans of responsible tourism at Gran Canaria Local. So we advocate thinking long and hard about investing in a tattoo rather than getting one spur of the moment whilst boozing and waking up with more than a hangover. Remember, kids, a tattoo's for life not just for Read more...

Real Club Victoria: a Gran Canaria football club

Real Club Victoria: a Gran Canaria football clubHave you relocated to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with family? Did your children play football where you used to live? If you're looking for a club in the capital for your kids, Real Club Victoria get the Gran Canaria Local seal of approval. The first step to relocating to Gran Canaria as a family is finding somewhere to live. Then you need to secure a school place for your children. And last but (IOHO) by no means least, you might Read more...

Light up gold this September

Light up gold this SeptemberWe're more than happy to use our status as the island's number one blog to promote causes close to our heart. Especially those related to the Big C. Cancer has affected our lives here at Gran Canaria Local Towers in so many ways, which is why we're urging you to light up gold this September. For the back story on our relationship with cancer, this is a good place to start. Now we're going to tell you how to light up gold this Read more...

Extra Ryanair Gran Canaria flights from Liverpool

Extra Ryanair Gran Canaria flights from LiverpoolGran Canaria Local keep you up to date with the latest stories about the so-called continent in miniature. We offer news alongside views. Including details about the extra Ryanair Gran Canaria flights from Liverpool. Traditionally, Gran Canaria was marketed as a cheap short-haul ticket to paradise. And then came the development of more exclusive resorts such as Meloneras. But the likes of extra Ryanair Gran Canaria flights from Liverpool means the island remains an affordable option for those travelling with a budget. We love reporting Read more...

CD Carnevali: a Gran Canaria football club

CD Carnevali: a Gran Canaria football clubLooking for a football club for your kids in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria? We recommend CD Carnevali. This club in the Gran Canaria capital's Lomo Los Frailes has two of the Gran Canaria Local family signed up. If you follow us on Facebook, you might well have seen some photographs of our Alex and Dani sporting CD Carnevali's colours. We also bigged them up in our Gran Canaria football, a good clubs guide. Yes, we're massive fans and here are three reasons why. Read more...

Cine+Food: film, food, and more on Gran Canaria

Cine+Food: film, food, and more on Gran CanariaTourists have been reliably topping up their tans on Gran Canaria since the first hotels were built in the south of the island back in the 1960s. But as well as the sun, there's another constant on Gran Canaria with there always seems to be something going on. Cine+Food is the latest date of 2016's full cultural calendar. We've been going to Cine+Food in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Parque Santa Catalina since the event launched in 2010. Dates vary each year, but 2016's Read more...

Teazers: international cuisine in Playa del Inglés

Teazers: international cuisine in Playa del InglésAfter more than an English breakfast in Playa del Inglés? Have no fear as Gran Canaria's major resort is developing quite the culinary reputation. Helped by exciting restaurants opening such as newcomer Teazers. We've been eating our way around the island since 2004. Which led us to compile a round-of some of the best eateries on Gran Canaria. Since then we've discovered a new favourite, Teazers, who offer the following: Afternoon tea at Teazers Tapas at Teazers Big boys' portions at Teazers Desserts at Teazers Read more...

5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria

5 great Spanish language schools on Gran CanariaWant to learn Spanish? There are few better locations to do so all year round in Spain than Gran Canaria, considering the island's eternal spring. Stand by as we reveal 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria. Unlike others who cover the island by dividing their sites between catering for tourists and those who choose to relocate to Gran Canaria, we're a one-stop shop. We weren't born on the island but have gone native. One way we did was to learn the lingo. Read more...

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...

 

¿Qué Pasó?
As you'll discover, as you follow our adventures on Gran Canaria Local, the above question means What's Up? We hope you enjoy your stay on Gran Canaria, whether it be short- or long-term. And why not get in touch? We love to hear from our viewers. Yeah, we're touchy-feely like that.

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