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Visitors to Canaries still keen on renting holiday homes

Holiday rentals in the Canary Islands continue to show a good performance, despite a small drop in demand since the heydays of 2010. Tourists who chose the modality of holiday housing in 2016 in the Canary Islands amounted to 1,290,609, 8.61 per cent of the total, latest figures have revealed.Full Article

Keep safe for the summer and pack a first aid kit

Medics in the Canaries have advised holidaymakers to keep safe for the summer by packing one essential piece of luggage, a first aid kit. They say this is a ...Full Article

Lifeguards on Blue Flag beaches praised for preventing at least 157 deaths

Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of the Canary Islands have been praised for their outstanding work and credited with saving at least 157 deaths during 2016. Official figures have ...Full Article

Gang nets over 470,000 euros by ordering food products but never paying

Police in the Canary Islands have arrested seven people suspected of running a food scam which netted nearly 500,000 euros. The gang was involved in a racket which involved ...Full Article

La Palma extending its tourism appeal

Tourism chiefs have pledged to increase visitor numbers to La Palma, including the Canary Islands’ market. June saw another increase in arrivals at the local airport which welcomed 91,565 ...Full Article

Brewing company opens new room for craft beer tastings

The company Jaira has inaugurated the first tasting room for craft beer of Gran Canaria, solely dedicated to the local product. It will also offer training and gastronomic routes, ...Full Article

Deadly heroin danger in the Canaries

Police in the Canary Islands say they have discovered a worrying new trend where people are being introduced to heroin for the first time and are smoking it rather ...Full Article

Search for teenager ends in tragedy

A search for a 17-year-old who disappeared from a beach in Gran Canaria ended in tragedy. A full-scale rescue operation was launched by the emergency services after the teenager ...Full Article

Snakes offered over the internet

Environmental officers with the Canary police seized two snakes which were being offered for sale on the inter-net. Both specimens, included in the Spanish Catalogue of Invasive Exotic Spe-cies, ...Full Article

Atlantic Museum plays major role in Lanzarote diving boom

Dive tourism is flourishing in Lanzarote with more and more visitors heading for the island to practise the sport. A survey prepared by the Canary Institute of Statistics shows ...Full Article
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