Category: things to do

Gran Canaria is an incredibly versatile island, so if you are in need of some inspiration, you came to the right place. We’ll cover outdoor activities, sports, art & theater, music & concerts, cultural activities but also answer frequently asked questions like: can I buy weed in Las Palmas? Are there any hikes accessible by bus? Where can I rent a car? New articles are added on a regular base. If you want to join the community in Las Palmas enter your email address next to the logo (just below this text on the right) to receive your personal invite link to Slack.

  • 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, […]

  • Live music in Las Palmas

    Live music in Las Palmas

    Lots of people love to go to a bar with live music in Las Palmas, but they are not easy to find if you don’t know where to look! So here’s a short list with venues/bars that offer live music and concerts on a regular base. Venues are listed based on their capacity. Fabrica La […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bodega Los Berrazales in Agaete (Finca La Laja)

    Bodega Los Berrazales in Agaete (Finca La Laja)

    Visit the only coffee plantation in Europe! The guided tour shows you not only their coffee plantation, but also winery and their tropical fruits. You’ll pay €8 for the guided tour, that includes a small wine tasting.  You can visit them from Monday – Friday between 10AM and 5PM and in the weekend between 10AM […]

  • 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 […]

  • Driving a car in Gran Canaria

    Driving a car in Gran Canaria

    Driving in Gran Canaria is fairly easy. Most roads have a good pavement and the main highway, the GC-1, has 6 lanes with a max speed of 120 km/h. Cars are the main way of moving on the island for those who are staying here long term. These are the main advantages: Price of gasoline […]

  • 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 […]