Canaries News

Weather agency Aemet has issued a weather warning for Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Gomera for storm force winds in coastal areas. Storm force 7 winds are expected to build in the region tonight and last until Tuesday. People are being advised to avoid bathing in the sea, and also to be cautious in coastal […]

The National Geographic Institute has recorded a cluster of low intensity earthquakes off of the east coast of Tenerife. The strongest, measuring 2 on the Richter Scale, was located 21 km deep in the sea between Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Quakes have also been detected in Vilaflor, Guía de Isora, Guímar and Candelaria. Authorities have […]

Unesco has declared that the Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria are to be added to the list of World Heritage Sites. The pre-hispanic settlement dates back to the Guanches, the indigenous population who lived on the islands before the Castilian conquest in 1402. The 18,000 hectare site joins the other 48 […]

The number of tourists visiting the Canaries in May fell by 2.1% compared to the year before to 5.67 million. However the average value of tourist spending rose by 2.5% according to data released by authorities this week. The data also shows that the Canaries was the top destination for tourist spending, beating the Balearics […]

89% of the population in the Canaries breathed contaminated air last year, according to the latest annual report from Ecologists in Action. The report used data from 59 monitoring stations located across the archipelago. It stated that in some cases pollutants exceeded the safe levels as set by the World Health Organisation. The main sources […]

An appeal has been launched after a 23-year-old hairdresser from North Staffordshire died suddenly whilst on holiday in Lanzarote. Melissa Holdcroft died whilst visiting the island with her boyfriend – the cause of death has not been released. Family and friends paid tribute to the popular woman, and have launched a fundraising appeal to help […]

The Court of Instruction number 2 in La Orotava has ended an investigation against the boyfriend of British woman Amy Gerard, after forensic investigators confirmed injuries that were found on her remains were consistent with an accidental fall into the sea. The court concluded that the 28-year-old, who was last seen alive on a night […]

Guardia Civil have arrested a 64-year-old man in Tenerife, in connection with the circumstances surrounding the death of his partner. A 63-year-old Swiss woman was found dead in her home in Icod de los Vinos in the north of the island last Friday. Officers detained the man, who is undergoing investigation for neglect and ill-treatment […]

The Güímar pyramids will again play host to summer solstice celebrations today. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids where visitors will be able to observe the orientation of the pyramids with the sunset on the horizon, and the famous “double sunset”. Entry is free, and special approved protective […]

The search is ongoing for a missing 23-year-old British man, who was last seen on a jet ski off of the coast of Tenerife. Ricardo Scott Valentino Santana was reported missing in the waters near to Palm Mar, Arona. Search and rescue teams, including divers, are involved in the search, which has been ongoing since […]

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