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Amusement park “Aqualand”

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Originally there were two amusement parks focussing on water fun at Gran Canaria:
the so called “AquaSur“ as well as the “Ocean Park“. The last one was located at mid Maspalomas, but it is out of order nowadays.

The “Aquasur“ finally turned into “Aqualand“ in the course of the years and makes the largest leisure park of the isle by now. Covering a surface area of about 90.000 square metres this theme … Read the rest

Posted by Anna
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Locations, Mapalomas, Pictures, Places to visit, Sports, Tourism, Trips, Watersport

380 million € Runway

Thursday, September 6th, 2007


Not a ‘million dollar, baby,’ 😉

but 380 mil. € is the estimated budget of the project for the new Gando Airport Runway. The president of the Gran Canaria Council, José Miguel Pérez, advanced yesterday some details of the project that soon will be presented by the ‘furtherance ministry’.

The time-frame is estimated to be 38 months but the beginning hasn’t been determined yet. The new runway will be connected to the actual one and will have a … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Flights, Pictures, Tourism


Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

As i sat yesterday evening at home,

listening to the constant radio reports about the fires i didn’t realize how close the fire was to Maspalomas until my mother gave me a call and told me: “…go out and take some pictures of the red sun…”. So i took my cam and went outside and saw that the smoke was almost over us. The smell of burnt wood was impossible to go unnoticed:

Gran Canaria on fire. Gran Canaria on fire.

I couldn’t really see much, so i … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: Local news, Pictures, Weather

Isle on fire…

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The forest fire i talked about yesterday,

which was aparently controlled, was stoked up due to the high temperatures and the extreme wind that hit us last night. The municipality of Mogan got the worst part, since there have been people evacuated from their homes to avoid human casualties. Almost 60 to 70 homes have been already affected by the fire and around 2000 people evacuated. The towns of Ayacata, La Plata, Veneguera, Barranquillo de San AndrésRead the rest

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

Hot, hotter, Gran Canaria…

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

What a day!!

46º degrees as you see on the picture showed the thermometers this midday in Maspalomas. The streets were almost desert and those who had the courgage or the obligation to walk the streets looked like they were being tortured.
This, so called, ‘CALIMA’ is warm sticky air from the sahara is not unusual here but seldom reaches as high as today.

The extreme heat favour the formation of forest fires which have been the order of these … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Local news, Pictures, Weather
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