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Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Esencia, Costa Teguise

Esencia is located in the Melia Salinas 5 star hotel in Costa Teguise, and is open to both people staying there and those who are not. We’d heard that they offered a special experience with excellent food, so we decided to treat ourselves, with friends, to a meal there to see for ourselves.

Esencia Entrance  Esencia Terrace

To access Esencia you need to walk through reception and toward the swimming pools, and if you then turn right, you will see the restaurant ahead of you. The building is very much like a traditional Canarian house, with an inside eating area as well as a large terrace which looks out over the beach. The ambience is lovely on a hot summer evening.

Esencia Roulade  Esencia Salmorejo

We had booked online through their website, and had received a total of 4 confirmations by email! When we arrived, however, the waitress didn’t seem to be expecting us, but as there was only one other person in the restaurant, we were able to choose the table we preferred on the terrace.  read more »

Why You Should Book Your Next Lanzarote Holiday With Lanzarote Information

With the collapse of Lowcostholidays, we’ve spent much of this weekend trying to help people who have lost out to the company, who were not protected by bodies like ABTA or ATOL. Around the world, there are about 110,000 people who face having to re-book and pay for their own accommodation, before claiming their money back through they travel insurance or credit card company.

We thought it was a good time to reiterate why you should be booking your holidays to Lanzarote with us:

When you book through us you are protected!

Arrecife Beach 2

For our UK clients, their package holiday bookings including flights are protected under the ATOL scheme and the company we work through are members of ABTA. 

For our Irish customers, holidays are bonded & Licensed for your Protection and Peace of Mind, and the company we work through are members of the Irish Travel Agents Association.

Long story short, if you book with us, and if anything happened to us, your booking is safe!  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 29, 2016

Green Sea At Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo Nov 2014

Bathing has been banned at Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca, following an investigation into why the sea water has turned green in the bay. Yaiza Ayuntamiento has tested the waters and fond them to contain waste water. They have asked all property owners and communities in the area of the beach to check their waste disposal systems are not leaking and to get them certified as leak free within 5 days.  read more »

Lowcostholidays Collapse

It was announced today that Lowcosttravel Group has called in administrators. The company, founded in 2004, and with 500 staff consisted of the lowcostholiday(.)com website and a B2B arm called lowcostbeds selling holidays to other agents. 

They are not ABTA bonded.

Low cost

The UK company caused some controversy in 2013 when they relocated their head office to Mallorca, at which point they ceased to offer ABTA bonding for their clients.  The row at that time was reported in The Telegraph: Low Cost Holidays in Row Over Protection.  read more »

KC Properties - Property Of The Month

This month’s property of the month for sale from KC Properties is a two bedroom apartment, located within easy walking distance of the old town and harbour area, but in a quiet road.

Carmen1  Carmen 2

With direct sea views, and being presented in immaculate condition, the apartment is ready to move into, and is unlikely to stay on their books for long. It’s described as a low maintenance property and has the benefit of no community fee.  read more »

New In Amura - Tapas Menu

Amura in Puerto Calero has always been known for their fine dining experience. But they have recently introduced a new tapas menu, so that people can enjoy the very best in Tapas in Amura’s luxurious surroundings overlooking the marina in Puerto Calero.

Amura dmm july16 corta

Amura is recommended in both the Respol Guide and also as a “Big Gourmand” location in the Michelin Guide.   read more »

Luis Léon Named Among Top 12 Chefs In The Canaries

Luis Léon, who is the chef at Toro Restaurante in Puerto del Carmen has achieved another award to add to his growing collection. He has been named in Binter Magazine as one of the top 12 chefs in the islands.

Toro 1  Toro

Toro started five years ago, and Léon’s cuisine has justifiably become famous for using the very best ingredients - meats that have hung for more than 70 days, the vey best Spanish meat from acorn fed black pigs, and plenty of local ingredients, including wild rabbit.

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