Construction costs rise by 40%

Salud Gil, head of the construction federation in Las Palmas, has claimed that building costs have increased by 40% and that €200 million of public works are not being carried out because companies are reluctant to take on the increased costs.

Canaries aims to attract older tourists

The Canarian Government has launched an eight-minute video which aims to attract older tourists for long stays on the islands. The campaign targets the “Silver Plus” sector – over-55s with time and money to spend.

Population to rise by 15% in 15 years

The population of the Canary Islands is likely to increase by 350,000 over the next 15 years, according to a report by Spain's Institute of Statistics.

Tourists find ancient vase

Tourists holidaying in Fuerteventura have found an ancient vase estimated to be at least 600 years old.

Canarian resting place for Blas Cabrera

The ashes of the Lanzarote-born scientist Blas Cabrera y Felipe have been returned to the Canaries, and will be buried in the university town of La Laguna in Tenerife.

Squids in!

The discovery of a 3-metre long Giant Squid has fascinated the Canaries and highlighted the richness of our local marine life.

September passenger traffic figures

Lanzarote's César Manrique airport recorded more passenger movements last month than September 2020. Additionally, other Canarian airports have recorded encouraging passenger figures.

ALDI opens in Fuerteventura

ALDI have just opened their newest supermarket in Fuerteventura, further continuing their expansion in the Canaries. Will Lanzarote be the next addition?

Booster jab for over-60s

Residents over the age of 60 may now request the second booster jab against Covid from their local health centre.

Canarian wines shine at competition

Two wines from El Hierro have been awarded medals in the Brussels 2022 World Wine Competition.