By now I´m sure you´ve heard about the tragic volcanic eruption in La Isla Bonita, more commonly known as La Palma, one of the stunning islands in the Canary Island archipelago. Here in the Canaries, we´ve been inundated with the tragic news from our neighbouring island. Observing my students live, albeit indirectly, through this historic…
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Get Lost in Gran Canaria June Events Calendar
We´re taking a break from our monthly event calendars until life gets back to normal. Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe out there. 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…
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 2020 Events
Get Lost in Gran Canaria April 2020 Events 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 with wild flowers and fresh, spring air. It´s a perfect time not…
Get Lost in Gran Canaria March Events Calendar
Get Lost in Gran Canaria March 2020 Events Spring is sprung, days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer. March in the islands means that the almond blossoms are blooming in Gran Canaria´s peaks and the glitter and confetti are bursting at Carnival celebrations in Las Palmas, Maspalomas and dozens of other cities…
Get Lost in Gran Canaria February Events Calendar
Get Lost in Gran Canaria February 2020 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 2020 Events And just like that, it´s 2020. 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…
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…
Campanadas de Verano de Las Palmas: New Year´s Eve in August
It’s New Year’s in Las Palmas… in August?! For the last 7 years, Las Palmas has been celebrating the New Year in a unique way… or at least at a unique time. In August!
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.
Free Museum Entry to 7 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Museums
From centuries-old houses transformed into museums showcasing local artists and poets, to ancient cave paintings by the indigenous Canarii, there’s something for everyone in and around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Read on for the definitive list of 7 Gran Canaria museums that offer free entry on the first weekend of the month, and get to know a deeper side of this island paradise.
Carnaval in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Top 6 Must See Events
Vibrant colors, vivacious rhythms, dizzying talcum powder wars and the most diva-licious Drag Queen show I’ve ever seen – ya es Carnaval in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!
Getting Lost in 2017: A Year in Photos
The end of the year always leaves me with notes of nostalgia, and this morning as I lazily sipped my coffee I got to thinking about all the places I’ve gotten lost in 2017 (and some plans for the coming year!)
La Fiesta de La Rama: Agaete’s Premiere Summer Party
We arrived around two and the fiesta was already in full force. Squeezing through the mobs of sweaty fiesteros and fishermen selling eucalyptus branches for 2 bucks a pop, we made our way through the crowded, narrow streets to Plaza de la Constitución, the heart of enchanting Agaete.
La Ruta del Pincho: Thursday Tapas in Historical Vegueta
Every Thursday night in Vegueta, the scent of mojo and mariscos fills the air and hungry patrons – both locals and guiris alike – fill every bar, terrace and square inch of sidewalk. It’s the weekly Ruta del Pincho aka Tapas Thursday in the historic center, where friends gather together to share a bucket (or 10) of botellínes and sample the countless pinchos on offer.
Las Palmas Barrios: Finding the Neighbourhood that’s Right for You
Las Palmas Neighborhoods: Finding the Barrio That’s Right for You Finding your little piece of paradise in Las Palmas might just be the most important decision you’ll make when you arrive. There are the obvious factors like price and commute convenience, but for me it’s equally as important to find the barrio of your dreams….