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Where to watch the game if you’re not AT the game?

Where to watch the game if you’re not AT the game? June 4, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The whole of Spain is football crazy and Gran Canaria is no exception. The main local team is floundering in the lower divisions but everybody on the island supports a top division Spanish team, mostly Madrid or Barcelona (but never Tenerife). If you are walking about in a town and the whole place seems...

Free Things to do on Gran Canaria

Free Things to do on Gran Canaria June 3, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Free Things to Do on Gran Canaria Visit the Canary Gardens Just outside Las Palmas city in the town of Tafira is the Jardin Canario Viera y Clavijo, or the Canary Gardens for short. It’s a huge botanical garden (the biggest in Europe) with lawns, lakes, palm trees, forests cliff paths and all the...

Sporting Events on Gran Canaria

Sporting Events on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
The island has its own indigenous sports left over from prehistoric times; plough lifting, rock carrying, stick fighting or extreme pole vaulting anyone? It also hosts a pretty decent range of international sporting events. If only the island football team would drag itself out of the doldrums of the...

Nude Beaches of Gran Canaria

Nude Beaches of Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Topless sunbathing is almost the norm on Gran Canaria among both tourists and the locals. Nudism is perfectly acceptable but you might get a few stares if you take your bathers off in the wrong place. The Maspalomas sand dunes are Gran Canaria's largest nude beach If you fancy letting it all hang out...

Alternatives to Touristy Places on Gran Canaria

Alternatives to Touristy Places on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
With over a million package tourists visiting the island every year you might think Gran Canaria is one giant resort. Fortunately, most of the tourists are happy to stay in the gaudy resorts along the south coast and the rest of the island is pretty much unspoiled. The Capital city Las Palmas is one...
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