TimeSharing in the Canary Islands
On vacation are you going to do fun things. Beach, sea and sun making your vacation. Yet there are some things that you have to pay attention during your vacation and that is for example Timesharing. When you are on Gran Canaria and walking around at the beach in Playa del Ingles you will be soon approached by employees of Timeshare.
These people promise you heaven on earth. It promises you great prizes you can win when you take a scratch card . You can be sure that you always have won the grand prize. To the extent there is no problem. You may soon be receive your prize. They ask you to take a taxi, of course the price is paid by the organization to go pick up your prize..
From there, there is no longer a prize . They will be then only offered you a contract for a wonderful holiday choice in the world . From now on it is your responsibility whether you sign the contract or not. Timeshare is not prohibited, however, it can cost you a lot of money. They say you buy a share of an apartment complex, but in fact you rent only at a very expensive price.
If you still wish to take a part of Timesharing do remember that there are many snakes are in the grass. It is very difficult to end a Timesharing contract. Into the Canary Islands and therefore Gran Canaria are some Timesharing complexes that were never finished or opened. A Timesharing that have been opened is the luxurious and beautiful Anfi del Mar in Arguineguin.
Do not you intend to buy A holiday apartment please do not certainly receipt a scratch card . Let you certainly do not be tempted by a free taxi ride. You are hours on the road, you can lose a lot of money and you lost a day off. Do you want it to know more about Timesharing please read following information here and here
Tax free shopping and the Customs rules for import
On Gran Canaria you can cheap and duty-free shopping, it belongs to Europe and yet you have to be careful what you will import, because Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the other Canary Islands are located outside the European Union. The chances are that the customs you will check on your return from holiday. Despite the fact that the Canary Islands belong to Spain and Europe so you are subject to limits on imports of products for your personal use.
Free movement of goods between Gran Canaria and, for example Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK is therefore not applicable here. It is also particularly good pay atention when you for example brings products in gift packaging. Even if it is for family or friends, for Customs is that no longer for personal use, which means you have the chance that you will have to pay import duties and VAT when you exceed the import limits.
What you may import freely from Gran Canaria?
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
4 liters of sparkling wine and 16 liters of beer, or 1 liter of alcoholic beverages exceeding 22 ° full or 2 liters of alcoholic beverages of less than 22 ° vol.
Gifts and other products with a maximum value of € 430. As long as you stick to the rules here, you will not have to pay additional VAT or excise duty. Counterfeit goods, some plants, food and other products as you know strictly prohibited. For more information I suggest you to consult the website of the customs or the airport of your country.
Plan your holiday already home via a routeplanner
The location of your hotel, apartment or bungalow for example to the Meloneras shops, the beach or the dunes you can look it up of home for example on Google Maps . Then you have immediately follow the route using the route planner and street view. On location is practical if you have a smartphone or tablet features with Android apps or iPhone apps like Google Maps and info use on the Canary Islands
Apps make your life easy on holiday
Are you in possession of a smartphone or tablet then there are various apps (applications) that you can download. In an app store most of these apps are in English or Spanish, but sometimes in Dutch. Android and IOS ( Cabildo de Gran Canaria )
They provide general information on Gran Canaria with text, graphics and photos. Some also use nice maps with or without an online routeplanner, your smartphone or tablet computer must be equipped with GPS. Most apps are free to use, but for some you have to pay.
Free or paid apps about Gran Canaria
When you are in the app store of your choice then you are looking in “Gran Canaria” or “Canary Islands”. The search engine will then give you an immediate overview of the available apps. Below you will find the web address of the various app stores.
Picture of the year 2013
Satellite picture of the Canary Islands and elected picture from year 2013. In this picture you get a good view of the seven islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera. La Graciosa is currently recognized as the 8th inhabited island of the Canary Islands. It is the second year in a row that the Canaries win the photo contest from NASA. In 2012, the victory went to the undersea volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro
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