Articles Tagged ‘Las Palmas’

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...

Carnival Time

Carnival Time June 3, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
The Las Palmas Carnival In February every year Las Palmas goes carnival crazy for three whole weeks. The Las Palmas carnival is one of the biggest in the world but is still a completely local affair. There are huge street parties every weekend where everybody goes out in fancy dress carrying bottles...

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...