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Radio Beach Party in Gran Canaria

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Listen to the unic and diversified Radiostation “Radio Beach Party” who is placed in Playa del ingles. A beautiful destination in Gran Canaria where not only the beach is beautiful place to relax. Also the terrific landscape and the diversity in culture is worth the travel. Gran Canaria, just a stone throw from europe, is the ideal place to enjoy the holidays. It offers a lot of different beaches that attracts travellers from all over the globe. Gran Canaria … Read the rest

Posted by Maria
Categories: Local news

Expansion of the Gran Canaria Airport

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Gran Canaria Airport ist the fifth largest spanish airport and the largest airport of the Canary Islands. Allowing 53 landings and take-offs per hour, the important airport handled over 10 million passengers and 37232 tonnes of cargo in 2006.
The airport is located to the east of the island on the Bahí­a de Gando and about 18 kilometers from the capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

To improve efficiency, director Francisco Macho confirmed an expandation of Gran CanariaRead the rest

Posted by Anna
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Flights, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Local news, Tourism

Drinkable tap water…

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The tap water in the city of Las Palmas,

is known to be very bad tasting. Though the sanitary quality of the water is acceptable already, enough to be drunk, the taste is not as good to be comparable with bottled water. This is about to change.

José Luí­s Talavera, the production director of ‘Emalsa’, Las Palmas‘ water company, stated that they’re testing a new system at the ‘Las Palmas III‘ desalination plant which will be … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Funny/Curious news, Local news, Tourism


Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

As you might have heard,

the night of sunday, a pipe which supplies the Unelco Power station with fuel-oil, the one situated at the entrance of Las Palmas, got damaged, causing a yet unknown amount of fuel-oil to get out and affect a shore stretch of 600m at the ‘Las Gaviotas’ beach near ‘Jinamar’. The same night ‘Disa’, the company in charge of the supply, was alerted of this problem aswell as the ‘Guardia Civil’ and the local environment office.… Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Local news

Worse than immigration

Friday, September 7th, 2007

If the immigration for itself,

wasn’t hard enough, as people give up all their savings for just an opportunity to make it alive to a 1st world country, to try for a better life, risking their lives and normaly resulting in an almost certain repatriation, things like this unluckily happen more often every time.

The tragedy happened yesterday at daybreak when a ‘patera‘, those small, unstable boats, subsaharian immigrants use to get here from Africa, arrived at the … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: Agüimes, Immigration, Local news
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