“We are incredibly proud to be Canarians,” he told me once when visiting Gran Canaria Alfredo, owner of a small restaurant in Playa del Ingl├ęs. ÔÇťThere are the most beautiful beaches with the most beautiful sand with the most amazing waves. On the shore are the most beautiful hotels, promenades and cafes. The island is home to the most hospitable people. Grow the tastiest tomatoes, sweetest bananas, the most fragrant roses. We will make the finest wines here and the kitchen is also the best. ÔÇŁ

I would like to introduce you on this blog our beautiful Canary Islands. I focus mainly on Gran Canaria, but you can find articles about other islands too. My aim is to bring the islands closer to you from all angles – tourist attractions, island history, nature or ordinary people. I wish you a pleasant reading. If you liked an article, I’d be glad if you rate it, or leave a comment with your observations.

You can also ask me questions. I would also be grateful for tips for new articles. I work as a tourist organizer with registration at Registro General Tur├şstico. During your visit to Gran Canaria, I will be happy to give you a guide or advice on how to make your vacation more enjoyable. If you need advice on accommodation I can help you too. As an official retailer of the hotel networks RIU, LOPESAN, DUNAS, BARCEL├ô, MELIA, SERVATUR and H10 I personally know all hotels hotels of these networks in Gran Canaria.

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Banderas de Espa├▒a y Canarias

Flags of Gran Canaria

The national flag is one of the basic symbols of the state in every country. It is usually used to denote buildings in which state and local authorities are located. It is also used in the official rooms of representatives ...
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Queseria La Gloria, Gran Canaria

Queser├şa La Gloria goat farm and cheese factory – a tip for a trip

Canary cheeses are known all over the world. Anyone who has had the opportunity to taste them will definitely confirm that they are very good. This is evidenced by the very fact that Canarian cheeses regularly win the highest awards ...
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Balneario Los Berrazales

Los Berrazales Spa

Gran Canaria has been attracting tourists for almost 150 years, not only because of its pleasant climate and constant temperatures, but also because of the beneficial effects of the local mineral waters. Medical tourism dates back to 1868, when the ...
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Hotel New Fol├şas

The oldest hotel in the south of Gran Canaria

At the beginning of this article, we must go back to year 1961. At that time, only 33-year-old Alejandro del Castillo y Bravo de Laguna, together with his brother Pedro, came up with the idea of ÔÇőÔÇőurbanizing the south of ...
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Káva, Valle de Agaete

When coffee is said.

When coffee is said, each of us imagines a dark drink. Someone expands it with terms such as ristretto, espresso, lungo or americano. "Ordinary" coffee makers will be satisfied with a press, a press with milk, a cappuccino or a ...
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Casa Asilo Hospital San Jos├ę Las Palmas

Casa Asilum – 125 years since its foundation

The San Jos├ę Clinic is one of the symbolic buildings on the beach. Many know it as the San Jos├ę Clinic. It was at the end of the 19th century, in 1891, when Dr. Don Bartolom├ę Apolinario Macias, in connection ...
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How it all started

Dedicated to the memory of Alejandro del Castillo y Bravo de Laguna, IX. Count Vega Grande and Guadalupe. We cannot forget its key role in promoting Canarian tourism. The idea that shaped the present-day south of Gran Canaria was born ...
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Alegranza

Uninhabited islands

Under the Canary Islands, most people imagine the 7 main islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. However, fewer people know that the main islands include the small island of La Graciosa, located ...
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Za praobyvate─żmi Kan├írskych ostrovov

The original inhabitants of the Canary Islands

The original Berber inhabitants of the Canary Islands are generally called the Guanches. As an independent nation, the Guanches no longer exist. They mixed with the Spanish settlers and together formed the basis of today's population of the Canary Islands ...
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Rod gr├│fov Vega Grande de Guadalupe

The genus of Counts de la Vega Grande de Guadalupe

The history of the county of de la Vega Grande de Guadalupe began almost 250 years ago. On September 23, 1777, King Carlos III of Spain granted Fernando Bruno Castillo Ruiz de Vergara, Viscount del Castillo, a county title. 1 ...
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┼ápanielska kr├í─żovsk├í rodina (2019)

Spanish kings and queens

The King of Spain is the head of state, a symbol of his unity and perseverance, who is responsible for deciding and moderating the proper functioning of the institutions and at the same time being the highest representative of the ...
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Hist├│ria EC-BBT

EC-BBT – history of one aircraft

If you were on holiday in Gran Canaria, you probably noticed a four-engine aircraft shut down at the El Berriel Bay and Bah├şa Fel├şz resort from the highway or the old GC-500. Although the aircraft is in the colors of ...
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N├ęstor Mart├şn-Fern├índez de la Torre

Simply N├ęstor

N├ęstor Mart├şn-Fernandez de la Torre was born on 7 February 1887 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He died just a day before his 51st birthday, 6 February 1938 also in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He was a painter ...
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The legend of San Borondon Island

Lost Island

Every visitor to the Canary Islands is sure that the Canary Islands consist of thirteen islands. The largest island is Tenerife, followed by Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Monte Clara, Lobos, Roque ...
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Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Gran Canaria

Hotel Santa Catalina, the legend of Las Palmas

There are few hotels in the world that are so marked in the history of the city and the country in which they are located, such as the Santa Catalina Hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In its 130-year ...
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Crash of the century

On Sunday, March 27, 1977, two giant Boeing 747s crashed in the Canary Islands right on the runway. They waited several tens of minutes for ambulances and firemen to arrive. Because of the fog there was nothing to see. 40 ...
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