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Lanzarote Video - Highlights Of A Stay On The Island

We love Jalle’s videos, and their quality is even more amazing when you consider they are shot with nothing more sophisticated than a mobile phone!

Harbour

This one is the highlight video from his most recent trip to Lanzarote, and it takes us all over the island in under five  read more »

Best You Lanzarote

Best You Lanzarote offer a range of retreat holidays on the island and they’ve just launched a competition for someone to win a week here in April 2015.

Best You Lanzarote Wellness Retreats

Gill Pegge who owns and runs Best You Lanzarote is a qualified naturopathic nutritional therapist, meditation teacher, personal performance life coach and stress management counsellor, who has been improving the lives of residents since relocating to the island in 2012.

At the moment there are four different retreats available during 2015, each one is limited to a maximum number of 6 people. The retreat accommodation is a luxury villa in Playa Blanca, where everyone has their own private bedroom and bathroom, unless you specifically book to share with a friend. There’s no pressure to attend every session at Best You retreats, guests are free to do what ever they like and there is plenty of opportunity to take time out and enjoy the Lanzarote sunshine.

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Mind and Body Detox and Revitalize Retreat: 19th to 26th April 2015

Firstly, this is not a hardcore retreat!  You won’t have to get up at the crack of dawn, drink foul-tasting potions, or starve yourself.

Instead guests will have a  read more »

Eight Things To Do In Lanzarote When The Weather Isn't Good

It’s no secret that the weather this winter in Lanzarote hasn’t been brilliant. Apart from in November, we haven’t had much rain, but it has been generally cloudy and, by Lanzarote standards, cool. Talking to older Canarian friends, they all confirm it has been as cool as they remember it – on some days the temperature has stayed around 15 degrees. Without boring you with the details, this has been caused by an anomaly in the jet stream, which has resulted in reduced temperatures for the whole of southern Europe.

The good news is that things will return to normal, and the sun will gradually heat the land and buildings so we can enjoy our usual, much milder temperatures.

But in the meantime, here are some ideas for things to do in Lanzarote when the weather isn’t up to lying on the beach or sitting on a bar terrace watching the world go by:

Go for a walk!

Walk

All three resorts have fabulous promenades that run along the seafront that are flat and easy to negotiate, as well as plenty of places to stop for a tapa and a beer or glass of wine. Head inland, and you’ll find the island is full on fascinating tracks that wind around volcanoes, with stopping points at rural villages. Here’s more about walks in Lanzarote.

Visit one of the 7 attractions

Attractions

Lanzarote has seven official attractions which are all breathtaking and will give you an insight into the island’s history and volcanic origins. All are unique and well worth a visit. Our favourite is Timanfaya, where you can see some of the world’s most  read more »

Arrecife History Museum

The Museo de Historia de Arrecife is a history museum based in a castle on the waterfront of Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

The San Gabriel castle can be found on the waterfront of Arrecife. The castle was founded in 1593 when a square shaped fort was built over 5 years to create a defence against pirates. The outer walls, stairs, guardhouse, ammunition store, underground reservoir, dungeon and sentry boxes were added between 1666 and 1667. The castle was still inadequate to properly defend the island from buccaneers, so the San José castle over looking Puerto Naos was constructed and Las Bolas bridge added during 1771 and 1779.

Mumified body at the history museum Arrecife

It's good to see this castle open to the public again, it's an interesting place to have a wander around and offers a lovely panoramic view of Arrecife's waterfront from the roof. The interior has  read more »

Lanzarote Is Blooming!

Parts of Lanzarote are fast becoming a tourist attraction due to the abundance of wild flowers in bloom at the moment.

Matthiola longipetala in LanzaroteMatthiola bolleana longipetala in Lanzarote

Alheli Canario LanzaroteFlor violada near Puerto Calero

The most spectacular and popular floral view has been the fields of Flor violada as it’s known locally, which has taken over the landscape between Puerto Calero and Mácher. Not only do the flowers look good, they smell great too! These violet coloured flowers are Alhelí Canario a species derived from Matthiola bolleana & longipetala, which you might know as night or evening scented stock.  read more »

Lanzarote Videos - Monumento Campesino, Lagomar And Airport Museum

Jalle was working hard on his last trip to the island – he’s sent through three more videos, which give us an insight into three more of Lanzarote’s fabulous places to visit.

Airport

We start off with Monumento Campesino – Manrique’s tribute to the farmers, or “Campesinos” who managed to work the land to produce food before tourism arrived on the island. The Monumento is located exactly in the centre of Lanzarote.

Next up, he takes us to Lagomar in Nazaret, once won and lost by actor Omar Sharif.  read more »

La Geria Visitor Centre & App

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have placed a small information centre in La Geria which will be managed by Adislan.

La Geria Visitor CentrePedro San Gines in La Geria

Many visitors are drawn to the unique wine region of Lanzarote, not just to taste wine but also witness the moonscape where deep pits were dug down through the volcanic ash to grow vines.

This new information centre is part of the “Salvar La Geria” project and will provide details of the agricultural, ethnographic and volcanic values of this protected natural area. The project to “Save La Geria” employs people with disabilities to help recover the abandoned fincas in this region of Lanzarote.

The information centre will be operational once the agreement with Asociación de Personas con Discapacidad de Lanzarote (Adislan) is signed. It can be found on the LZ-30 situated between the Bodega La Geria and the village of Uga. The exact location is at the foot of the Montaña de El Chupadero (28.963533, -13.725258).

La Geria AppLa Geria Routes

Additionally, a new audio guide app can be downloaded for La Geria on Android and iOS devices. The app is available in  read more »

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