In addition to being one of the favorite tourist destinations in Spain and the favorite place of thousands of tourists around the world, there are many series filmed in the Canary Islands, since Gran Canaria and the other islands of the archipelago have been considered the perfect setting to make television productions.

Thus, with regard to series filmed in the Canary Islands, there are more and more national and foreign creators that, fascinated by the wonderful landscapes of this territory, they choose these islands to record complete series or some of their particular chapters.

If you want to know more about it, be sure to read this article in which we will give a tour through some series shot in the Canary Islands.


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Know 4 of the series filmed in the Canary Islands

It is not necessary to list the multiple reasons why the Canary Islands has become the dream destination for many directors and producers to shoot television series and movies.

Whether it is national or foreign audiovisual productions, within the archipelago, the island of Gran Canaria is a miniature continent that holds wonderful natural treasures, which is why it has been chosen on numerous occasions as a filming “set”. These reasons make it an ideal setting for series, and there are also many films shot in Gran Canaria.

Some of the series shot in the Canary Islands are the following:

1. La Que se Avecina

This creation of the brothers Alberto Caballero and Laura Caballero together with Daniel Deorador contains some scenes shot in the Canary Islands.

It is about a Spanish comedy that uses irony and black humor to show the relationships of coexistence that exist between the residents of a community.

These stories wrapped in surreal situations often captivate viewers and the chapter of its eighth season that was recorded in Gran Canaria is no exception.

 The island was chosen so that the residents of Montepinar could simulate that they were in the Amazon Jungle looking for Javier Maroto’s wife.

For this, the Barranco de la Virgen, which is located between the municipalities of Valleseco and Moya, was used as the setting and has the particularity that it is a site very similar to the jungle on which the plot of that chapter is based on.

The episodes of this production are usually recorded in studios in Madrid, but due to the content of the script for that chapter, the production had to be moved to Gran Canaria.

2. Hierro

One of the most interesting aspects of these series is that the island of Hierro per se is one more character in the plot. Hierro is another of the series shot in the Canary Islands that you should not miss.

It is a Spanish-French production that has been created by Pepe Coira and Alfonso Blanco, who in their second season made their filming on El Hierro, because the plot revolves around a judge who is played by the actress Candela Peña, who, apparently, for having somewhat orthodox conduct, has been destined to go to work on this small island in the Canary archipelago.

Throughout this season, you will see how this change in location means that this character has to learn to adapt to a completely new lifestyle.

But not only this, he must also deal with the case of the murder of a young man named Fran, who lived on the island and was apparently killed before his wedding by the father of his bride, who is an obscure businessman.

3. The Witcher

This is another of the series shot in the Canary Islands that is part of our list. It is about a co-production of the fantastic genre that was made between the United States and Poland and took Gran Canaria and other islands such as La Gomera and La Palma as the setting.

This series fuses drama and dark fantasy and was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and It is based on the set of books of the same name by the Polish-born author Andrzej Sapkowski.

This series explores the legend of Princess Ciri and the warlock Geralt of Rivia, who are linked to each other by fate, focusing mainly on the warlock, who is a monster hunter.

Except for the first and third episodes, the rest of the chapters of this series were shot in different settings in some Canary Islands.

In Gran Canaria, they have used to show the feats of Geralt de Rivia, among other spaces, the Barranco de Fataga, Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and The Roque Nublo Natural Monument.

Also, when it comes to locations at sea, this series filmed in the Canary Islands, which had the setting of Playa de Guayedra, which is one of the secret beaches of Gran Canaria that is located very close to the town and port of Agaete.


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4. The Peacemaker

This is another of the series shot in the Canary Islands that is part of this selection, which addresses the arms trade, the peace negotiations, and the relations that exist among the powerful.

This is a Finnish series Recorded in Gran Canaria that has been directed by AJ Annila and revolves around Ann-Mari Koistinen, who is a Finnish peace negotiator who aims to restore peace between Turks and Kurds permanently.

However, its company is complicated from the moment it is made public that A Finnish State organization is involved in the world of arms trafficking.

Regarding the settings, the ten chapters of this television production of political drama with suspense elements were shot in some places in Gran Canaria such as Meloneras, Playa del Cabrón, in Arinaga, or the Goro industrial estate.

Where to stay in Gran Canaria?

We hope that this selection of series shot in the Canary Islands will be to your liking and motivate you to watch some of these successful audiovisual productions.

So, if you want to know for yourself some of the locations where these series were filmed, we invite you to stay in one of the hotels of the Lopesan Group in Gran Canaria, where you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation, in addition to reliving the scenes of your favorite series near your hotel.

If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to contact us.



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