Lanzarote Sporting Calendar 2016

Lanzarote has an extensive sporting calendar if you’re in to swim, bike or run events.

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

We’re already being contacted by athletes keen to secure their travel to participate in our local events, so we’ve started compiling our list of dates for aquathlon, duathlon, triathlon, swimming, cycling & running events taking place in Lanzarote during 2016.

Please bookmark this page as we’ll keep adding more events as the race dates are announced, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like a quote for flights & accommodation in relation to any of these sporting events.


16th January 2016 International Lanzarote Duathlon

30th January to 2nd February 2016 4 Stage MTB Lanzarote


6th February 2016 Timanfaya Triathlon

14th February 2016 Nu Tri Cross

27th & 28th February 2016 Desafio Octava Isla read more »

CD Vera 1 UD Lanzarote 2

The Rojillos still remain unbeaten after this terrific away win in Tenerife.  Lanzarote were down to ten men when new boy Miguel Gómez fired in to give his side all three points and move Lanzarote up to fourth spot.

UD Lanzarote-striker-Mauri

Both teams played a good first half with each side having one good opportunity to take the lead. In the 6th minute a Miguel Gómez header forced the Tenerife goalkeeper into a good save and in the 23rd minute Tenerife midfielder Dani Muni hit the post from a headed effort following a corner.

CD Vera began the season terribly with two losses but there last three games they have picked up seven out of nine points and were playing some good football though lacked any promise in the final third.

Whilst the first period may have been entertaining the second half proved to be much better. In the 57th minute Louis Kennedy put through striker Mauri whose pace out did the home defence and from an acute angle slid the ball under the advancing keeper to give the Rojillos a 0-1 lead.

The home side brought on striker Oscar and it was his pass in the 64thminute that gifted striker Amray the equaliser.  Things got even more problematic for the visitors when striker Mauri was given a straight red card in the 72nd minute so Lanzarote were forced to play the final twenty minutes with ten men.

With ten minutes remaining read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 CF Arucas 1

The Rojillos are one of only two teams who remain unbeaten after their first five games, the other side being league leaders Santa Brígida but they will be bitterly disappointed to have made it three draws in a row in a game they dominated.

UD Lanzarote Miguel Gomez

The Gran Canarian side are famous within all the Canary Islands for their dark rum and I don’t mean that honey rum stuff.  It is called Ron Arehucas normally mixed with coke; locals like to call it Amariilo y cola. One glass is nice but takes its time going down; the next oozes down the throat at a gallop then you normally lose count.

It did seem that the Gran Canarian side must have given Lanzarote a crate load the night before as the Rojillos were not in this game at all in the opening 25 minutes. Possession belonged to Lanzarote but it was the Gran Canarian side that always looked the more threatening.

At least three good opportunities went beckoning for the visitors before they took the lead including a thunderous strike from the edge of the box which produced an incredible fingertip reflex save from the Lanzarote keeper Agoney.

In the 21st minute Arucas took a deserved 0-1 lead. A low powerful cross from left winger Moisés found team mate Iván Suárez who seemed to have so much time on his hands that he could have poured himself an amarillo y cola before neatly planting the ball wide of Agoney into the bottom corner to give his side the lead.

This goal brought Lanzarote to life and in the read more »

Rallye de Tierra Isla de los Volcanes 2015

The XVIII Rally de Tierra Isla de Los Volcanes will be held in Lanzarote on Saturday 19th September.


This motor racing event will start with the verification on Friday 18th September at Plaza Varadero in the harbour of Puerto del Carmen. The cars will be inspected from 18:30 to 22:00 with a list of authorised vehicles produced at 22:30. read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 Villa Santa Brigida 2

Last season this game ended in a spectacular 4-4 draw and from the opening minute it looked as though we were in for another wonder match. The first half was superb but with the temperature in the 30´s the game inevitably slowed but was still highly competitive till the end.


The Gran Canarian outfit who were for many years a regular in Segunda B (League 1) alongside Lanzarote were paying absolutely no respect for Lanzarote´s 22 match unbeaten home run and were threatening on the counter attack.

In the 11th min striker Santi broke through the centre of the Rojillo defence and it was a race between the striker and the Lanzarote keeper Agoney to who would get their first.  There was contact, absolutely no doubt about that but Lanzarote did argue that Agoney did touch the ball. The end result was a penalty for the visitors but just a yellow card for Agoney. Nobody argued from either side but had this been a poorer Ref it could have been a sending off the Lanzarote keeper. Great decision Ref.

Defender Carreño fired with precision to give his side the early 0-1 advantage. This goal sparked Lanzarote into action and produced a first half which easily matched last season’s incredible game. Marcos Cabrera, Vladi and Brad began to stamp their authority in midfield whilst Rosmen showed what a great target man he is and for a big lad he is wonderful with his control and has unexpected quick feet.

In the 19th minute Toñito had a good effort blocked but just three minutes later Lanzarote were level. A free kick from the right was whipped in by read more »

Puerto Calero's Big Sport Fishing Competition - Tono's Story

We have a huge sport fishing competition every year here in Lanzarote, called Concurso de Pesca Altura, and it is based at the marina in Puerto Calero. It’s known unofficially as The Marlin cup. Last year we were delighted when our friend Paul, who runs Lanzarote Fishing, and his boat Tono, won the trophy.


Earlier this year, Tono was almost destroyed in a fire (all the crew members were safely rescued,) and nobody knew if she could be repaired in time to defend her title. Paul, his crew and their friend Kenny worked tirelessly to bring Tono back from the ashes, and the boat proudly motored out read more »

Volcanitos Rugby - Busy Season Ahead

Colin Hughes and coaches Nigel Nevitt and Iain Irving have contacted us to let us know that Lanzarote’s rugby club has a big season coming up.


There are around 12 games scheduled against other islands, and some members of the club may get the chance to compete on the peninsular as part of a Canary Islands team.

Boy and girls from 17 down to 10 years of age are welcome, and the first training session of the season is read more »

UD Lanzarote Fixtures 2015/16

The first game of the season kicked off yesterday in Lanzarote.

UD Lanzarote Squad 2015-16

If you enjoy football, visitors are very welcome to watch the home games in Arrecife and entry is cheap at €5 per adult €3 per pensioner and free to children under 15 years old.

The Ciudad Deportiva stadium is situated next door to the Estación de Guaguas (bus station) on the Vía Medular in Arrecife, so it’s really easy to hop on a local bus to enjoy a game.

For residents, the season tickets are priced at €50 for adults, €25 for pensioners and children aged under 15 years old free. You can buy season tickets from Ian at the UD Lanzarote market stall in Puerto del Carmen on Friday and Teguise on Sunday. It’s also possible for someone else to use your season ticket if you have to miss a game, so support the club and enjoy the matches for just €2.60 a home game.

Fixture calendar for UD Lanzarote during 2015/2016

August 2015

23/08/15 UD Lanzarote  v  Real Sporting San José read more »

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