Get Lost in Gran Canaria June Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria June 2019 Events 🎶☀️Summertime, and the livin´ is easy ☀️🎶 It´s summertime in Gran Canaria, and whether you´re here on holidays or patiently anxiously awaiting some summer relaxation, Gran Canaria is ringing in summer with a bang this month. June starts off hot with traditional romerĂ­as, a Guiness world record breaking beach clean-up…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria May Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria May 2019 Events Click here if you´re looking for June 2019 events in Gran Canaria. Spring is in the air! Aside from some damp and gray days over the last month, spring should be in full force over the next couple of weeks and full of all the good stuff…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria April 2019 Events

Get Lost in Gran Canaria April 2019 Events Click here if you´re looking for May 2019 Events in Gran Canaria Spring has officially sprung (which isn´t saying much considering the lack of winter this year)! But the days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer and the Gran Canaria cumbre is fully in bloom…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria March Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria April  29 – May 5, 2019 April 29, 2019 (Monday) April 30, 2019 (Tuesday) Click here for a complete list of events taking place in Gran Canaria in May 2019.fe Get Lost in Gran Canaria March 2019 Events Spring is sprung, days are getting longer and the sun is getting…

Almond Blossoms Festivals Canary Islands

Almond Blossoms Festivals in the Canary Islands Fiestas del Almendro en Flor Islas Canarias When the first almond blossoms burst into bloom along the slopes and valleys of the Canary Islands, spring fever starts to set in. One of the most charming spectacles on the islands are the first almost blossoms in January and February,…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria February Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria February 2019 Events February may be the ¨coldest¨ month of the year in the Canary Islands, but with Carnival fever spreading like wildfire there will be plenty to keep you warm! The month starts off quietly enough with the always lovely almond blossom festivals in Tejeda, Valsequillo and Tunte, along…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria January Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria January 2019 Events And just like that, it´s 2019. The end of the holidays always leaves me a little melancholy, which is one reason why I love celebrating Christmas in Spain. While most of the world is packing up their tinsel and mistletoe, Spanish Christmas lasts a whole other week after…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria December Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria December 2018 Events Christmas in the Canaries. While there are those out there who dream of a white Christmas, warm cups of hot coco and snuggling around the fireplace, I´m much more inclined toward the Canarian celebrations – fairy lights atop palm trees, an enormous nativity scene sand sculpture on…

Christmas in Gran Canaria

Christmas in Gran Canaria While most of the northern hemisphere is dreaming of a white Christmas, you´re talking to a California-raised, Canary Island transplant (via Cambodia and the Caribbean). I don´t do cold. So while the rest of the world may be content to cuddle up in cable knit sweaters and sip hot chocolate as…

Ruta Playa Viva Live Music in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Playa Viva Live Music in Las Palmas To your right, the smell of the sea as the waves hit the sand. A cocktail in your hand, an ocean breeze and live music floating all around you. It’s the weekend in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s vibrant barrio Guanarteme and Las Canteras beach, and that means the…

Get Lost in Gran Canaria November Events Calendar

2020 Update in Progres… Please come back soon! Get Lost in Gran Canaria November 2018 Events While the sun is still shining, we´ve had our first glimpse of autumn with the breezes and a bit of a storm the last week of October just before the Noche de Finaos celebrations. But not to fear! It rarely…

Canary Islands Culture: La Noche de Finaos not Halloween

La Noche de Finaos is a tradition in the Canary Islands, linked to All Saint´s Day and held on October 31 annually (the same day as Halloween). Like All Saint´s Day, Finaos in the Canaries celebrates, honors and remembers friends and family who have passed on. Families get together to share a meal, play music and remember stories of deceased loved ones.

Get Lost in Gran Canaria October Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria October 2019 Events Autumn is in the air, there’s a chill in the breeze and the leaves are changing shades from green to gold… Just kidding! This is Gran Canaria and the weather forecast expects bikini season and high temperatures at least through November 😉. And since Canary Islands summer hasn´t…

Gran Canaria Calendar and September Events

While most of the world is getting ready to pull out their fluffy sweaters and get their pumpkin spice on, the sun is still shining and the weather is sweet here in Gran Canaria. Summer isn´t going anywhere any time soon, and this month is packed with events, live music and local festivals.

From the massive Pino party (La Fiesta del Pino in Teror) to the sounds of the SUM music festival and the many romerías and cultural events (especially the biggies on the north and west coasts!), there´s no time to get bored this September!

Celebrate La Fiesta del Pino in Teror, Gran Canaria

La Fiesta del Pino in Teror: Gran Canaria’s Patron Saint It was past midnight when we neared the top of the mountain. The late summer night was warm and humid and we were already sticky from walking 12km uphill. From here, we were near enough to hear the music and could practically taste a cold,…

Charco Azul Blue Lagoon in Gran Canaria

Small as it may be, the sapphire blue water of the Charco Azul (“Blue Pond” – definitely sounds better in Spanish) is worth a visit for anyone who finds themselves near El Risco in the northwest coast of Gran Canaria. The pond is easy enough to reach, with some lovely landscapes on the way and a perfect, picturesque place to take a solitary dip and cool down beneath the small waterfall.

Barranco de las Vacas Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has a bit of everything packed into it’s 1,560 square kilometers. Black, volcanic beaches, Sahara-like dunes stretching to the sea, impossible rock formations balancing from mountain peaks and dramatic cliffs and ravines dotted with deep, ancient caves that once housed the indigenous Canarii.
If you thought this photograph was shot in Utah’s Antelope Canyon, think again. This intricately carved ravine is located right here in Gran Canaria. Come see it for yourself!

Discover Moya in Gran Canaria

Perched above deep volcanic valleys and ravines sits the sleepy, whitewashed town of Moya, where time has seemingly stood still. Children play in the small plazas and old women guard the town from their intricately carved wooden balconies. Church bells ring and old men stop to chat about the weather or yesterday’s match. There’s something timeless about an afternoon in Moya, as if this is what’s always been and what always will be.

Carnaval in the Classroom: ESL Lesson Plans

One thing I’ve learnt Teaching English abroad is that there are many great opportunities to share your language, culture, traditions and celebrations, but if you want to keep your students completely engaged, try bringing their culture into the classroom! As an added bonus, you’ll learn a ton about local history, culture and traditions from your students! Read on for 10 Carnival activities and lesson plans for the ESL classroom!