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Submarine Safaris in Lanzarote

There aren’t many places in the world where the public can dive to 30m in a submarine, Lanzarote is one of them.

Submarine Safaris in LanzaroteYellow submarine in Lanzarote

The aptly coloured yellow submarine called Sub Fun Tres operates out of the marina at Puerto Calero. This submarine can accommodate up to 44 passengers per dive, it’s deceptively spacious inside, with two stool style seats to each porthole there’s plenty of viewing space for everyone. Below the porthole there is a monitor which shows a camera view from the submarine when above surface and switches to a monitor with interesting information such as the depth and water temperature when diving.

Inside the subPassengers onboard

The excursion with Submarine Safaris includes free bus transfers from the holiday resorts to the Puerto Calero marina, here  the passengers are directed to the large double fronted office of Submarine Safaris with a cafe, shop and cinema area for the safety briefing. Children are encouraged to enter in the colouring competition and The Big Sea Life Quiz where they have to match the species to the name.

Safety briefing areaSubmarine view

The group is then led through the marina, where boarding cards are collected and photos taken by the submarine. It’s quite easy to get aboard, there are  read more »

Lanzarote Active Club Excursion to Alegranza

The Lanzarote Active Club have a few places left on their special boat excursion on Monday 20th October to discover the marine reserve in the north of Lanzarote.

Swim through the sea cave Alegranza ExcursionWalk to Caleta de Sebo

The island of Alegranza is privately owned, so special permission is required from the owner before you can visit. That’s why excursions here are limited and one of the reasons you should take the opportunity when there’s a chance of a trip. This is a full day excursion with the Lanzarote Active Club and it’s one of my all time favourites.

The day starts with a transfer from your accommodation to the harbour in Órzola, where the group departs on a boat for the island of Alegranza. On previous trips we’ve seen flying fish, Cory’s Shearwaters, turtles and on a very special occasion a pod of pilot whales actually came right up to the boat. Alegranza is a bird sanctuary, Eleanora’s Falcons migrate from Madagascar to nest here from April to October, ospreys and Egyptian vultures are also in residence on the island.

It’s normally possible to visit the the volcanic cave known as El Jameito, passengers can opt to swim through this brightly coloured sea cave to the jameo or take a small boat trip if the sea conditions permit.

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Find your colours in Lanzarote

It can be a challenge for regular visitors to find new activities to do or places to visit in Lanzarote. We’ve got a very different suggestion for individuals, couples, friends or mums & daughters to try.

Colour chart

You may remember my visit to www.elisabethconcept.com I wrote about in September, Lisa can help people to make the most of their natural highlights by learning what fashion and colour schemes enhance their features.

Imagine having the confidence to walk into a clothes shop knowing which items are going to flatter, rather than getting frustrated and feeling dreadful in front of the fitting room mirror. I promise, it’s a real eye opener and a great experience to undergo with your favourite shopping companion. When you know the secret to which colours and styles suit you, clothes shopping becomes a pleasure, rather than a necessity.

You can book a colour changing experience as part of your holiday in Lanzarote, ElisabethConcept offers a range of different modules:

Classic colour analysis for women & men

Advanced including make-up & hair

Learning & mastering women’s styling

Men’s styling for business  read more »

Visitor Centre for Salinas de Janubio

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have facilitated an investment of a million euros for the Salinas de Janubio.

Salinas de Janubio Lanzarote

The Casa de la Sal visitor centre will have  three buildings of 27 x 16.5 m separated by streets and a viewing balcony to provide a visitor’s reception, exhibition area and a bar  restaurant. Other facilities are planned including shops, offices, toilet facilities, storage area and parking.

The project has been received favourably by Servicio de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo de Lanzarote (environmental services), Área de Patrimonio de la Primera Corporación insular (heritage department) and the Oficina Técnica del Ayuntamiento de Yaiza (planning department).

One of the last working salt pans remaining from  read more »

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!

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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 »

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