Going Local in Gran Canaria – how to turn a holiday destination into a home

Whether you’re visiting Gran Canaria courtesy of picking up a last-minute bargain or planning to relocate there, Going Local in Gran Canaria is the book for you.

Covering everything from places to see, property advice and career opportunities, Going Local  is much more than a travel guide. New residents will be delighted by its accessible, humorous style and the inside scoop on what’s hot and what’s not, coming from British journalist and resident of eight years, Matthew Hirtes.


“An extraordinarily honest, detailed, colourfully-written guide that both informs and entertains. Highly recommended.” Victoria Twead, author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old FoolsTwo Old Fools – Olé! and Mouth-Watering Spanish Recipes.

“With a rare depth of insight, Matthew weaves his personal experiences through an engaging narrative to show us a different face to Gran Canaria.” Andrea and Jack Montgomery – Going Native in Tenerife

“Matthew Hirtes probably knows more about Gran Canaria than many who were born there. Going Local is an engaging and authoritative guide for visitors and new residents alike.”  Louise Parkin, editor, Living Spain

Going Local in Gran Canaria (Summertime, 2012) is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Follow Matthew on Twitter and on his Facebook author page.





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