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Velvet Lady Winter Season 2014/15

The Velvet Lady will be returning to Lanzarote this winter to offer sailing holidays around the island from December 2014 to March 2015.

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This lovely 55 foot Oyster yacht is no stranger to Lanzarote, her owners Lin and Richard offer sailing holidays here in the winter, the Lofoten Islands in the summer and ocean passage experiences in between. With 3 guest cabins, the Velvet Lady can accommodate up to 6 guests and is suitable for complete novices wanting to try sailing for the first time, up to experienced sailors.

A 7 night trip costs £675 per person which is all inclusive when on board, there is a slight supplement for Christmas and New Year at £745 per person.

Please visit the www.velvetadventuresailing.com website for full information about these sailing holidays and to check availability for the number of berths available. A summary of the trips currently available on board the Velvet Lady include:

Ocean Passage - Trade Wind sailing holiday - Vigo to Madeira 2014 

Date: 8th to 18th November 2014  read more »

5 Live Music Bars in Puerto del Carmen

There are plenty of live music acts to enjoy in the various bars around Puerto del Carmen. We wanted to share our top five live music venues that we’d recommend checking out in this resort during your holiday in Lanzarote.

The Island Live Music Bar

The Island Live Music Bar

Owned by Rory & Cara Gallagher since March 2012, The Island Live Music Bar is open 6 nights a week from 8pm, closed on Thursdays. Rory & The Island (Rory Gallagher & Albert Serrano) play a lively acoustic set from 21:45 - 12:30 then The Sleeping Pilots (Pedro Ruiz, Rory Gallagher & Albert Serrano) rock band play great music through the decades from the 60's until 2am.

The bar is situated in the old town on Calle Tenerife which cuts through from Calle Roque Nublo to the harbour, next to Da Vincis restaurant. Their motto is Sing every song like it's the first time you ever sang it ...and the last chance you might ever get to sing it!

American Indian Cafe  read more »

Arrecife Autumn 2014 Update

Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote is a lovely city break destination if you fancy a change from our tourist resorts.

Playa del Reducto Arrecife LanzaroteHotel Lancelot

Sunbeds and umbrellas have been available to hire on the beautiful Playa del Reducto since the end of August. There’s 160 available in two areas of the beach, the daily price is €3 for the sunbed and €2 for an umbrella, or €8 for two beds sharing an umbrella. Apparently this beach used to have sunbeds on, way back in the 60’s according to the council. Sunbathers will also be able to hire pedalos & kayaks from this location.

This beach in the heart of the capital also has a lifeguard service, ramp access and showers, their aim is to win the blue flag award for 2015.

The Hotel Lancelot has been nominated for the Distinguished Tourism 2014 award by the Tourism Department of the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife, the winners of which will be decided on the 27th September as part of World Tourism Day. The Lancelot was specifically constructed for the tourism market, opening in 1969 making it the first in Arrecife and second tourist hotel on the island, the Fariones in Puerto del Carmen was the first.

Charco de San GinesLeon y Castillo Arrecife

A traditional market with up to 58 stalls returns to the Charco de San Ginés area of Arrecife on Wednesdays & Thursdays from the first week of September coinciding with the start of the cruise season, after a two month summer break at the request of the stall holders. The capital also has a Tourist & Handcraft Market on  read more »

5 Sports Bars in Playa Blanca

We believe that these are the top five sports bars for tourists in the holiday resort of Playa Blanca. Listed in no particular order, they all offer something a little bit different aimed at visitors in Lanzarote who want to catch up on the latest sporting action.

The Irish Anvil

The Irish Anvil

Situated in an enviable position right on the promenade by the harbour at Punta Limones and the largest Irish bar in the resort. The Irish Anvil has to top our list of places where you can catch up with live sports coverage when on holiday in the South of Lanzarote. The bar is air conditioned inside with 4 big plasma screens and 5 televisions that can display up to 4 different channels covering the major sporting events including football, rugby, GAA, golf and horse racing.

With great food reviews, a large outdoor seating area and panoramic view across the bay of Playa Blanca The Irish Anvil is a great place for families as well as sportsmen.

Wax Bar

WAX Sports Bar

WAX might be considered a small bar, but it has the biggest atmosphere. Situated in  read more »

Bottom Fishing & Coastal Trolling Excursion

The Katfish departs from La Tiñosa harbour in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen three times a week for bottom fishing and coastal trolling excursions in Lanzarote.

Katfish Puerto del Carmen HarbourKatfish Sport Fishing Lanzarote

We arranged our trip with Sport Fishing Lanzarote, through Touristticket both of whom have an office in the harbour itself. There were 17 of us booked for the excursion and our crew included Captain Osiris, Louie and Mathew. What’s nice about this particular fishing excursion is that the boat is comfortable for spectators, there’s plenty of space, the deck is flat and you can walk around the Katfish without fear of falling over board.

El Capitán Osiris welcomed us aboard, he’s a Lanzaroteño with an unusual name taken after an Egyptian god, so commonly known as Captain Sparrow. The rods were already set up and in position along the length of the Katfish, after a quick briefing on the day we cruised out of the harbour heading south.

Louie Sport Fishing LanzaroteSport Fish Lanzarote crew prepping the bait

Once we were out on open water, Louie called the group together to explain about  read more »

Lanzarote Walk, Giant Fossil Eggs

We attended the “Pisadas sobre huellas - Los avestruces de Órzola" walk organised by the Cabildo of Lanzarote today to visit the sites of archaeological interest at Valle Grande & Valle Chico.

Footpath to Valle GrandeGiant egg fossils Lanzarote

There are two short walks both within a kilometre of the main road, where you can visit the area that has been excavated to discover these giant fossil eggs which are believed to be around 6 million years old. We met the latest team of 30 students from different areas of Spain who are spending the month of August excavating to try and uncover more fossils and hopefully bones, although it is rare to find any in situ with the eggs.

Valle Grande

Valle_Grande

To find the footpath to Valle Grande pick up the dirt track on the right of the LZ-203 heading towards Pardelas Park. The track becomes a single file footpath to the barranco of Valle Grande. You will see the layer of basalt that has been carefully chipped away over several years, if you climb up to that level, you can find a smooth egg shaped dish on the furthest section where one of the eggs was found.  read more »

5 Secret Places To Visit In Lanzarote

Lanzarote is full of wonderful tourist attractions, and a quick web search will quickly list them for you, with all the information you could possibly want to know about them.

But what about the secret places only the locals know about? The places you won’t find in any tourist guide? You’d be surprised how many there are!

We’re going to share five of them with you now:

Mirador de Guinate

Guinate view point 2

Take the main road from Haria and Maguez towards The Mirador del Rio. When you see the sign for Guinate tropical park, turn left and follow the road through the village and out of the other side. Eventually,  read more »

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