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English Cinema in Lanzarote, 27th October 2016

Next week the movies in English will be shown only on Thursday: 

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:50h the newly introduced: "Mechanic: Resurrection". 

Arthur Bishop (played by Jason Statham) thought he had put his murderous past behind him. But then his worst enemy kidnaps the love of his life so he is forced to travel around the world to carry out three impossible assassinations, doing what he does best: make them look like accidents.  read more »

How to visit the Isla de Lobos from Lanzarote

I was recently commissioned to write another article for the Canary Islands tourist board, this time for the island of Fuerteventura. My topic was a day trip to the Isla de Lobos.

Naviera Armas

Although it takes a couple of boat rides from Lanzarote, it was relatively easy to organise, so I thought I’d share the details with you, just in case you fancy organising your own day out in the future.

The Isla de Lobos is small island situated between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, there’s not much in the way of visitor attractions it has a restaurant, a beach, a lighthouse and an information centre. It’s popular for walking, birding and surfing. 

I used the Naviera Nortour company for the Ferry Lobos Express service, tickets can be purchased online, or from ticket booth A from Grupo Lobos at Corralejo harbour. A return trip costs €15 for visitors and €12 for residents (proof required). They have boats departing Corralejo from 10:00 to 13:00 on the hour, every hour plus a couple in the afternoon. 

I caught the Naviera Armas 9am ferry from Playa Blanca. I had looked at all of the ferry schedules including Líneas Marítimas Romero and Fred Olsen however the Armas boat docked, allowing time to purchase my ticket in the harbour and catch the first Lobos ferry of the day at 10am, with a few minutes to spare.

Grupo Lobos

The busy catamaran took just 15 minutes to arrive at the pier on the Isla de Lobos, whilst most of the passengers took off to the left on direct routes to the beach and lighthouse, I walked  read more »

Catlanza Half Term Holiday Sailings

Take your kids on a pirate or Halloween themed sailing in Lanzarote, this half term holiday. 

Catlanza Pirate Halloween

Pirate themed sailing adventures are full of family fun, please check the schedule for Gold sailings.

The Halloween special sails at 14:30 on Monday 31st October 2016.

Babies 0-1 years old are free, children aged 2-12 years are child price.

Next week’s schedule looks like this, Platinum is adult only, Gold is for everyone.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Los Aljibes de Tahiche

We are blessed with an abundance of good restaurants in Lanzarote, we have a waiting list of those we’re still haven’t eaten at, and we can finally cross off Los Aljibes de Tahiche.

Los Aljibes de Tahiche

We’ve tried to eat here a few times before and it’s not worked out for one reason or another. Now we’ve been, we’ll be back, it’s a lovely location, great food and friendly staff.   read more »

Lanzarote Weather - Rain Next Week?

A few people have been asking us about next week’s weather, so we’ve done some digging to find out what the score is for you.

Barranco flowing 2

First of all, an update on this week - it’s been glorious, blue skies no clouds and temperatures well into the 30’s - perfect autumn weather, Lanzarote style!  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs - Sales Representative

Al Cruz Canarias, a frozen food company is looking for a sales rep.

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They are currently looking for someone with a basic level and understanding of Spanish to work as a sales representative and delivery in the region of Costa Teguise and to start immediately.  read more »

Are Alpharooms In Trouble?

Update 20th October at 16.30

Breaking news is that Alpharooms has been sold to Truly Travel, as suggested yesterday. Hopefully this will result in a cash injection which will result in any outstanding customer issues with non payment of hotel bills being resolved very quickly.

It looks like the company will no longer offer flight sales. Over the last few days all references to selling flights have been removed from their website. 

Truly Travel are London based and own Teletext Holidays.

You can read more details and some financial information here:  Travel Weekly Alpharooms

Update 19th October at 13:30

Reports have appeared on Spanish Tourism website Preferente.com that Alpharooms are in negotiations with London based Truly Travel. The report suggests Truly Travel have until noon tomorrow in order to agree a deal, which might explain the silence from Alpharooms.

It goes on to mention “payment difficulties” in recent months and suggests a capital injection would remove doubts about the business.  You can read the full article here:  http://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-agencias-de-viajes/on-line/alpharooms-com-negocia-su-venta-al-grupo-britanico-truly-travel-262845.html

Update 19th October 13:00

This is an update that isn’t really an update! There’s simply no information coming from Alpharooms, and they are not responding to press enquiries.
It appears they are no longer offering flights for sale on their website.

From reading social media comments, it seems that some people’s hotel bills have now been paid, but more and more are coming forward on Facebook and Twitter with the same problem. Somebody called “Jake” is responding to many Tweets, but nobody is responding on Facebook.

Many comments from disgruntled clients on their Facebook page have been deleted, and their last actual post on Facebook was on 17th October.
Their last Tweet (other than responding to people) was also on 17th October.

We’re aware that some hotels are telling their clients that Alpharooms have gone into liquidation.

Money Saving Expert published this:   http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2016/10/alpharooms-hotels-not-paid


So far, there has not been any kind of statement from the company apart from the one posted to Facebook on 17th October blaming a technical issue and suggesting bookings had been cancelled in error. Neither ABTA nor ATOL have issued any information.

The hope must be that it was indeed a technical issue, and that they are now busy making sure everyone’s hotel rooms are paid for. But with all the rumours online, and with so many disgruntled and worried customers shouting about their problems, I just cannot fathom why the company has not issued a clearly worded statement telling everyone what is happening.


Original Article

We’ve had news from Lanzarote visitors this evening that they arrived on the island today, having booked their stay with Alpharooms, only to be told their accommodation has not been paid for by the travel website.

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