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Rachel is our Activities Coordinator and the English member of our team. She’s been living in Gran Canaria since 2003 and believe it or not, her Sheffield accent gets stronger and stronger! Her Spanish accent is excellent and she has a real love for everything Spanish.

She says that she’s not the most organized person you’ll ever meet, but not to worry because she knows where it is! The fact is she is quite efficient. She is bright, pleasant and nice to look at.

Her favourite activity is hiking – “the island of Gran Canaria has a lot of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered and the best way to do it is on foot”.

You’ll also see her at the pool bar having a well deserved after work pint!




Ruth has the local knowledge as she was born and raised on this wonderful island. She has lived part of her life abroad and she loves her languages – German, English and Spanish.

Being a Canarian girl, she loves the beach and the sea where she feels energized and ready for action.

She’s a bit fussy with her things, so don’t touch anything on her desk. She keeps it super organized so she’ll know if you take anything! Careful not to lose a hand!

One of her talents is impersonating people and she’s always up for a laugh. She’s a happy person who is very approachable. You’ll love to meet her!




Marianne is our Accountant. She was born in Switzerland, but has been living on the island of Gran Canaria for more than 20 years. She speaks Spanish, French, English and German.

Marianne wasn’t born to be part of this materialistic capitalist society. She never asks for a pay rise, only to work less hours. She’d rather practice her three passions – yoga, running, and hiking, instead of making money.

She says that Switzerland has taught her to be a responsible and ethical person and to love nature but Gran Canaria has allowed her to develop herself as a person – she’s now more open and more understanding with others and she has become more flexible so she has a great ability of adaptation to deal with the changes that life has to offer.

She particularly loves hiking all night long under a full moon during the months of July and September and camping between the mountains under the stars. Marianne has a golden heart.






Anja is our Belgian girl who has been living in Gran Canaria for 18 years. After so many years here she’s more Canarian than ‘papas con mojo!’

She has a real talent for languages and speaks Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, English, German and French. She’s a people person and is always ready to help with a big smile.

She’s as meticulous and methodical as a detective and with her inquisitive mind she perseveres until she gets what she’s looking for. No wonder she gets all the research projects of the company. As for her pencils, she’s constantly sharpening them and wearing them out.

Anja loves the sea and the beach but prefers to spend a night in a special retreat in one of our famous caves on the island surrounded by friends.