Christmas Events In Gran Canaria 2016-2017

Gran Canaria Christmas & New Year Events 2016-17

Here’s a useful guide to Gran Canaria Christmas and New Year events from all over the island (2016-17).

Municipio de Mogán

Download the Mogán Christmas program.

Highlights include:

  • Mestisay concert in Mogan Pueblo and switching on of the Christmas lights: 6th December.
  • Food fair in Arguineguín during the day. Carols in the evening: 17th
  • Christmas market in Playa de Mogán: 22nd
  • Street procession in Arguineguin with traditional music and carols: 23rd
  • Living Belen in Veneguera: 25th from 19.00
  • New Year Celebrations in Mogan, Playa Mogan and Arguineguin: 31st
  • Three Kings Fair in Arguineguin: 5th January

Municipio de San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Download the full San Bartolomé program.

Highlights include:

Living Nativity Scene: Plaza Cercado de Espino: 18th December at 20.00

Three Kings Parade: January 5th. 18.00 San Fernando: 19.00 Tunte: 20.00 Plaza de Fataga

 

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Download the full Las Palmas Christmas program.

Highlights include:

  • Sand nativity scene at La Puntilla on Las Canteras beach: Open every day.
  • Cero Festival: Live outdoor music by The Birkins, Xoel Lopez: By the Alfredo Kraus statue on the beachfront: From 20.00: 8th, 9th, 10th December. Full Cero Festival program.
  • Musical Procession: Thursday 15th from 17.30 in Triana.
  • Gofiones Concert: Wednesday 21st from 21.00. Plaza Santa Ana in Vegueta.
  • Fireworks: From 23.00 on December 31st.
  • Three Kings Parade: Thursday 5th January from 17.00. From Castillo de la Luz to Parque San Telmo.

Other events

For detailed info about events each weekend, see the latest and always excellent Canary News Event Guide.

In Las Palmas, La Brujula del Ocio lists concerts and events. Also keep an eye on the LPA Info Facebook group.

Most municipios publish their own local events guide on their websites.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Gran Canaria Guru.


Useful Las Palmas People: Juan The Taxi Man

A reliable Las Palmas de Gr

A reliable Las Palmas de Gran Canaria taxi driver

If you’re staying in a hotel in Las Palmas, there’s always a taxi outside to whizz you to the airport. 

However, if you stay in an apartment or flat, you may need to find your own.

You can drag your luggage out onto the pavement and wait, or you can call Juan the taxi man; he’s a safe and reliable driver who will pick you up from anywhere in Las Palmas and take you to the airport for around 30 euros.

Juan doesn’t speak much English, but if you know your address and the time you need to be picked up, he’ll be there.

Contact Juan the taxi man on 659 64 27 91.


Gran Canaria Expat Television: TV Mucho Now Available Online

The Guru Guide to watching UK television and programmes in Gran Canaria

TV Mucho is a revolutionary new way to watch British television in Gran Canaria (and anywhere else in Spain). 

We love it because it is a Gran Canaria-based company that lets you watch British telly in high quality and high definition rather than relying on dodgy websites and pixellated streams.

Until now, TV Mucho was available via a simple box that you just plugged into your television. It was a neat and simple way to get British telly.

However, the TV Mucho boffins have just made things even easier. Now, you don’t even need a box.

TV Mucho is now available via your browser so that you can watch it on any device with an internet connection and, of course, on your big screen via any TV box or smart telly.

And, best of all, you can try it for free!

Sign up to TV Mucho online and you get a seven-day free trial. If you like the service (and you will), then you pay just eight euros per month for unlimited, high-quality online programs from the BBC, ITV, Dave, Spikea nd a whole host of other British channels.

Get your free TV Mucho online trial


The Guru Guide To Gran Canaria Currency Exchange

The Guru Guide to fast, safe and reliable Gran Canaria currency exchange

Fast, safe and reliable Gran Canaria currency exchange

Here’s our Gran Canaria currency exchange guide with everything you need to know about …

How to get the most out of your holiday money.

How to transfer money to and from Gran Canaria and get the best possible exchange rates.

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The Guru Guide To Watching UK TV in Gran Canaria

The Guru Guide to watching UK television and programmes in Gran Canaria

There are various ways to watch UK TV in Gran Canaria; some free,some not; some legal, most not; some on your TV and some via the PC, Mac or smartphone.

We’ll try to explain all the different methods, give you the best websites and show you the different costs. If we have missed anything please let us know in the comment section below this article. Read More


The Gran Canaria Walking Festival Is Ideal For Residents & Visitors

The Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2016 starts on November 2nd

The Gran Canaria Walking Festival starts on November 2nd and is an ideal opportunity for island residents and visitors to get to know more about the Miniature Continent. 

Now in its fifth year, the GCWF is designed to give visitors and residents alike a walking experience in Gran Canaria with fun, tasty and educational activities included along the way.

There are six different walks between November 2-6, each on with a knowledgeable local guide that speaks English. This year there are even two nocturnal routes that include a guided tour of the Gran Canaria night sky.

Times and routes of the the six walks in the 2016 Gran Canaria walking festival

The six walks in the 2016 Gran Canaria walking festival

Each route includes bus travel (to & from Playa del Inglés and Las Palmas), an activity such as a tasting or guided visit to a local attraction, and a guided walk.

You can sign up for the full package of six walks for 120 euros, the weekend pack, or choose any of the walks for 18 euros each.

Full details of the routes, times and pickup points for each walk are on the GCWF website.

Register for the Gran Canaria Walking Week by October 30, 2016.


Property Consultant And Office Coordinator At Cárdenas Real Estate

Two excellent positions available at Cárdenas Real Estate; a top Gran Canaria estate agent

Two excellent positions available at a top Gran Canaria estate agent

Cárdenas Real Estate is an estate agency based in Arguineguín, Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán. 

The company has been in business for over 30 years and is south Gran Canaria’s best regarded agency. It offers contracts plus commission and is an excellent place to work.

Cárdenas are currently looking for a property consultant and an office coordinator.

The requirements for both vacancies are very reasonable.

  • Honest, reliable team player
  • Energetic, optimistic, and happy to deal with people
  • Speak Spanish and English, and Scandinavian or German. Other languages an advantage
  • Good knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, social networks
  • Driving license
  • Experience in the real estate industry and/or sales is a plus but not essential

Please send your CV and covering letter to  career(at)cardenas-grancanaria.com


The Guru Guide To Setting Up A Tax-Efficient Gran Canaria Business (ZEC)

Low-tax Gran Canaria business and ZEC investments in Gran Canaria

Low-tax Gran Canaria business and ZEC investments in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is part of the ZEC, or Canary Islands Special Zone. What’s special about it?

Well, open a business in Gran Canaria and tick all the boxes, and you pay just 4% corporate income tax and gets a slew of other benefits.

What is the ZEC?

The ZEC is a low-taxation zone focused on the Canary Islands. Its main purpose is to encourage European businesses to move to the Canaries, or set up subsidiaries here, to provide jobs and experience to local people and boost the economy. In exchange, it offers businesses one of the lowest corporate tax regimes in Europe. Read More


The Ultimate Guru Guide To Relocating To Gran Canaria

Complete guide to relocating to Gran Canaria

Unless you try to drive over, relocating to Gran Canaria isn’t really any harder than moving anywhere else in Europe.

That said, the more information you have before you move to Gran Canaria the easier things are. Here’s everything we can think of that you need to know about relocating to Gran Canaria. Read More