Tag: las palmas de gran canaria

  • What is the calima?

    What is the calima?

    You have probably heard of it and if you haven’t heard of it, you probably have seen it and wondered what it was: the calima. The Canary Islands are located next to the Saharan desert and when there’s a storm or change in weather in the Sahara, this can affect the Canary Islands. The calima […]

  • Laptop friendly cafe LUWAK on Calle Joaquín Costa

    Laptop friendly cafe LUWAK on Calle Joaquín Costa

    LUWAK is a small specialty coffee and healthy food café on Calle Joaquín Costa 24. It’s a typical digital nomad café with friendly staff, good coffee and fast wifi. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday till 4PM. On weekdays they open at 9AM and on the weekends at 10AM. In February I went to […]

  • Shopping at the Mercado Central in Las Palmas

    Shopping at the Mercado Central in Las Palmas

    In my opinion, the Mercado Central in Las Palmas is the best place in town to buy fresh groceries. The Mercado is divided into two sections and in this article I’ll only cover the part with all the fresh groceries. This last section is divided as follows:  Meat & dairy Fish Fruits and vegetables  Similar shops […]

  • Laptop friendly cafés to work from in Las Palmas

    Laptop friendly cafés to work from in Las Palmas

    Now that remote working is on the rise, there are also more and more cafes in Las Palmas where you are more than welcome to bring your laptop, have a coffee and work. These laptop friendly cafes usually make sure to offer fast wifi, good coffee and something tasty to eat. Already before covid I […]

  • Ceviche restaurant Lima on Calle Ripoche 10

    Ceviche restaurant Lima on Calle Ripoche 10

    In January 2022 a lovely small Peruvian restaurant opened in Calle Ripoche. The Peruvian owner, Jonathan, always dreamt of opening his own ceviche restaurant and he made it happen right here in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The menu is small; when I went there there in early February 2022 there were three tapas on […]

  • Where to find cultural events in Las Palmas

    Where to find cultural events in Las Palmas

    Gran Canaria is quite popular for sports activities, but also has a lot of culture and (cultural) events to offer. It’s impossible for me to share a list here and keep it updated, especially since dates and venues tend to change a lot because of covid, so I will share the main sources here. Bookmark […]

  • Fiber internet in Gran Canaria

    Internet is a big deal in Gran Canaria, especially in Las Palmas. The main internet backbones pass through the islands and head towards South America and Africa, that’s why connectivity is so efficient. Home user contracts are mainly fiber and start at 300mb down/up for €30 a month (sometimes discounted at €15 for a year), […]

  • Food delivery apps in Las Palmas

    Food delivery apps in Las Palmas

    You have several options to order food (meals) online if you are located in Las Palmas or other bigger cities. These are the most popular ones: GlovoGlovo can deliver to you from restaurants, the pharmacy and even supermarkets and custom requests. They sometimes have discounts. The delivery fee is in most cases €1,99 per order […]

  • Buying the best chicken breast

    Buying the best chicken breast

    Chicken is quite popular and for that reason easy to find in all the supermarkets, charcuterias and mercado’s. Most people are still buying their chicken from supermarkets though, so here are the main supermarkets: Mercadona Mercadona doesn’t have a traditional meat counter so chicken of any size and cut is prepackaged. The price is higher […]

  • Deliveries in Canary Islands

    Deliveries in Canary Islands

    In general deliveries between the islands work very well with Correos, the national delivery service, which is very efficient and grants sending a package between 24 and 72 hours depending on the chosen service but if we speak about international deliveries it’s a whole different story. The main thing to know? You have to be […]