Anticompetitive Canarian Holiday Rental Restrictions Challenged In Court

Canary Islands tourist rental laws challenged on competition grounds

Canary Islands tourist rental laws challenged on competition grounds

The Spanish Competition Authority is to challenge the Canary Islands Tourist Rental Law in the Canarian Supreme Court.

The Comisión Nacional del Mercado de la Competencia (CNMC) believes that the law imposes a range of unnecessary restrictions that don’t correct a fault in the market or protect a public service. As such, it is to challenge the rules in court.

Amongst the rules that the CNMC regards as unjustified or anti-competitive are the ban on private rentals in resort areas, the ban on single renting out rooms in a private property, and the need to register each property before renting. Read More


Las Palmas Guiri Guagua Offers Cheap Resident Deal

The Las Palmas tourist bus

The guiri guagua is cheap for residents this weekend

03.03.2016: The bright red Las Palmas guagua turística (known as the guiri guagua) is offering residents a super-cheap deal this weekend (with free wifi).

Instead of paying €18 for a day pass (nine euros for kids), you can hop on and off the red double deckers all day long on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for jut €3 per person.

The guagua goes between Vegueta and the Puerto and beach with a diversion to a viewpoint above Ciudad Jardín. Buses run between 10.00 and 18.00 and come along every 30 minutes. A full loop of the city takes 90 minutes and includes an audio tour.

The last tour leaves the Muelle Santa Catalina stop at 15.30.

Tickets available on the bus.

See the route and stop details here.