Tag: things to do

  • Join the “Live it up” digital nomads Slack group in Las Palmas

    Join the “Live it up” digital nomads Slack group in Las Palmas

    Acces to the digital nomads Slack group in Las Palmas by Live it up, Las Palmas will be your most valuable asset while being on the island. The community is growing every day and the Slack group is the biggest social network for every digital nomad, remote worker, expat and local entrepreneur on the island […]

  • Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    At the most southern point of Playa de Las Canteras, right next to Playa La Cicer (the surf beach), you’ll find the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. It might remind you of a lighthouse, which is exactly how the Spanish architect Óscar Tusquets designed it; the auditorio is there to protect the beach of Las Canteras. It […]

  • Hiking routes using public transport

    Hiking routes using public transport

    Gran Canaria is great for hiking and there are many routes for different levels of fitness. But digital nomads are usually living in the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where you don’t have many options to hike. Since not everyone drives a car (and in high season it can be even very […]

  • Buying weed in Las Palmas

    Buying weed in Las Palmas

    Same as in the Netherlands, weed is semi legal in Spain. To not make things too complicated, the main thing you need to know is that Spain has the Right to privacy-law. Which means that you can possess and smoke weed in the comfort of your own house, but when you’re out on the street, […]

  • Playa Montaña Arena – Nudist beach

    Playa Montaña Arena – Nudist beach

    In the south between Meloneras and Arguineguín you’ll find quite some small hidden beaches. One of them is Playa Montaña Arena. It’s a nudist beach so you’ll run into a lot of fully naked people (mainly men), but it’s not mandatory and you’ll find a lot of textiles (people wearing a bathing suit) or topless […]

  • Recommendations for Spanish podcasts

    Recommendations for Spanish podcasts

    According to the EF EPI 2021 report (English Proficiency Index), the Canary Islands, ranks 3rd lowest in Spain for Spaniards that speak English. The Canary Islands score 513 points, which is 27 points below the Spanish average level. Only La Rioja and Extramedura rank below Canary Islands. In total, there are 17 regions. So, it’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cueva Pintada Museum & Archaeological Site in Gáldar

    Cueva Pintada Museum & Archaeological Site in Gáldar

    If you want to learn about the history of Gran Canaria and its aboriginal inhabitants (the guanches), this is a must-see. The videos will show you a lot of information about the islands in pre-colonial times and the Castillian conquest. The caves are well preserved and show you what it was like to live here, hundreds […]

  • Outdoor climbing routes in Gran Canaria

    Outdoor climbing routes in Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria is an incredible versatile island and heaven on earth for all sport lovers. If you’re into climbing, you won’t get bored easily. The most popular area for climbing is Tamadaba, with 170 climbing routes. Also Fataga and Sorrueda have over 100 routes, but are definitely less popular than the Barranco de Moya in […]

  • The Dunes Of Maspalomas

    The Dunes Of Maspalomas

    The dunes of Maspalomas are one of the hotspots you must visit when you are in Gran Canaria. The dunes are located on the southwest coast of the island and are a protected nature reserve since 1987. A lot of people think that the sand was imported from the Sahara but this is not the […]