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Next week there are three English movies in Lanzarote only on Monday the 22nd because Thursday is... Christmas Day!
At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:
Remaining at 19:30 Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott´s take on Moses and his people deliverance story. The biblical leader is played by Christian Bale while Pharaoh Ramses is portrayed by Joel Edgerton. Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturro.
Newly introduced at 19:50 read more »
Last but not least, the Ayuntamiento de Tinajo have confirmed their programme of events for Christmas, New Year & Kings in the capital of Lanzarote.
Christmas Programme Tinajo 2014/15
Friday 19th December
12:00 The Mercadillo Navideño (Christmas market) opens in the Plaza de San Roque
20:30 Concert for the Día Internacional de la Infancia with the Municipal Band Peña de San Roque in the Tinajo theatre, entry is a donation of a toy, food or cleaning products read more »
With so many of our readers breaking up for their Christmas holidays today, I felt it was time for my annual Christmas reflection post.
We set up Lanzarote Information in 2008. Europe was in the grip of a deep recession, and the island was struggling with low tourist numbers and occupancy, with businesses going bust and far too many islanders unemployed. Our original aims were simple:
1/ To become the best resource for English language information about Lanzarote.
2/ To promote the island effectively to English speaking tourists in order to bring them here and encourage them to keep on visiting. read more »
Christmas and the end of 2014 is fast approaching, it’s been a good year for Lanzarote and the Canary Islands.
We are extremely lucky to have very faithful tourists who return to their favourite island year after year. We’ve also benefitted from first time visitors wishing to holiday in a warm destination, without any concerns for their personal safety as in Turkey & Egypt. Thank you to everyone who has visited Lanzarote this year, please come back again soon!
Lanzarote and the Canary Islands had a drop in tourists last month, we just couldn’t beat the fantastic record set during November 2013, apart from this blip, it’s all positive news, here’s our recap over the figures for the last few months.
Lanzarote was down on visitor numbers in November, compared to 2013. The total of foreign passengers amounted to 167,332 during the month, which was 3,819 less than last year. The drop of 2.23% last month hasn’t dented the positive tourism figures for the island which have still increased significantly by 13.83% for the first 11 months of 2014.
The drop in visitors for November was reflected across the Canaries as a whole, which had a read more »
News this week is that draft legislation has been drawn up to legalise private holiday letting in The Canary Islands. Please note that this is still a draft and is subject to change as the regulation passes through The Canarian Government before it becomes law. The process will take several months.
As you would expect, it’s a long and complicated document, but we’ve picked out the key parts of the draft for you:
Types of property that can and cannot be licenced
The Ayuntamiento de Haría have confirmed their programme of events for Christmas, New Year & Kings in the capital of Lanzarote.
A traditional Spanish Christmas can be found in the north of Lanzarote, there’s midnight mass at the church in the Plaza of Haría followed by a Nochebuena dance in the Sociedad. The circus festival MalabHaría returns with spectacular entertainment during the Christmas second hand market, the festive programme concludes with a traditional Kings procession through the streets of Haría on the 5th January.
Thursday 18th December
11:00 The jury will visit the various nativity scenes at homes and centres registered for the Concurso de Belenes Caseros
14:00 Pensioner’s Christmas Fiesta with entertainment from Raíces y Ramas in the Sociedad la Tegala
Friday 19th December
10:00 Visit from the S.S.M.M. los Reyes Magos de Oriente at the schools in the municipality
20:00 Música de Navidad with participation from Parranda de la Tercera Edad, Escuela de Folclore & Colectivo Musical de Navidad
Saturday 20th December
12:30 Performance from the Escuela de Folclore del Municipio at the Mercado Haría Artesanal (craft market)
19:15 Mass read more »
Cantina Teguise has long been one of our favourite restaurants on the island, and so we had to go along when we heard about their “Made for trade” December supper tasting menu.
Working with co-owner Zoe, chef Nathan Holmes came up with a stunning 11 courses of earthy, wintery, concentrated taste!
There was a full house in The Secret Garden, and it was great to see so many friends, including Viktor and Paul on a busman’s holiday from their own restaurant Barstro, and Tracy and Derek from Brown Deli. read more »