Matthew Hirtes, our resident broadsheet journalist, moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He's travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert.


  1. louise brace (@louise_brace)
    September 13, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    Actually there are bank repos in Marbella, loads, you wouldn’t get a property for 100k if it wasn’t a bank repo. And there are loads more schools, the public schools are really good. My daughter goes to a public school and it is like an international college, her friends are Spanish, Swedish, Germany, French, it’s an amazing environment for them to grow up.

  2. Matthew Hirtes
    January 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, Louise. Only just noticed your comment. Else, I would have replied earlier.

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