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Supermarket Shopping - Self Catering

As more accommodation choices offer better dining options to both residents and non-residents alike, the once popular idea of self catering seems to be replaced by half-board, all-inclusive or at least dining out each night. For a couple there's a vast choice of economic eateries around the resorts meaning self catering doesn't always save you that much money but for a family eating in it can make a difference when budgeting your holiday.

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Highlights of Gran Canaria

The Weather

Here in the south of the island where all of the holiday resorts are situated, we have a winter and a summer. In the winter daytime temperatures drop to around 23C and in the summer they hover around the 30C mark and above all day. Winter sees around 4 out of 7 days a week with perfect sunshine whilst in the summer it's pretty much every day.

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December News

So here's a roundup of some of the news here during the last month. Well the main gossip at the moment is about an incident yesterday just 20 meters from the shoreline of Risco Verde in Arinaga where a 38 year old Spanish woman was attacked by a shark!

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Siam (Aqua) Park Gran Canaria

New ‘Siam Park’ for Gran Canaria approved

 

Siam Park Tower of PowerFinally the green light for the installation of the ‘Siam Park’ water park on Gran Canaria has been signed off by The Canary Islands Government Ministry for Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security. It was approved by The Canary Islands Territorial Planning and Environment Commission, after some scrutiny following at least one major objection, to help ensure “one of the most important strategic investments in the Canaries” for construction of what has been touted to be Europe’s Largest Water Park.

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There's free WiFi in the Airport

As of Monday gone Gran Canaria's airport is one of 12 Spanish airports that AENA has installed the free WiFi service thanks to "Eurona Telecom Wireless". They hope by theend of the year all 46 airports will be covered.

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