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Lanzarote Nightlife 19th - 22nd April 2012

Here’s our weekly nightlife guide as to what’s on in the pubs, clubs and other events this weekend across the island of Lanzarote.

We’ve already posted details of the four day Feria de Sevilla event in Playa Honda.

Puerto del Carmen:

Cafe La Ola

Venue: Cafe La Ola, Avenida de Las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 21st April 2012

Time: 23:00 – 03:00

Details: Gran Fiesta Ron Barcelo. A night filled with super prizes, raffles & gifts with a great atmosphere and music.

St Georges Day Party 2012

Venue:  read more »

Fishing Regulations Update

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have issued a new protocol following the discovery of two Ciguatoxin poisoning cases on the island  this year.

In today’s press release they inform all fishermen that the following species are to be released back into the sea when they exceed the following weights to avoid poisoning:

Medregales 15 kg Medregales (amberjack)

30 kg Peto

12 Kg Pejerrey

12 kg Abade

29 kg Mero (grouper)

150 kg Picudo  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Paradise Beach

We happened upon the Paradise Beach Restaurante Grill Pizzeria by chance, out for the day we were in the Matagorda area at lunch time on Saturday.

Paradise Beach Restaurant MatagordaMatagorda Promenade

It wasn’t the big menu boards or the location that tempted us into this restaurant but the daily tapas specials board that gave a hint of something better than the average tourist food. It’s also worthy to mention that this restaurant does offer gluten free pizza and pasta for those requiring a special diet.

Paradise_Beach_TapasParadise_Beach_Cold_Beers

We ordered two large beers whilst studying the menu  read more »

Volcano Triathlon, 28th April 2012

The Volcano Triathlon is a popular sporting event in Lanzarote, attracting the professionals, age groupers and newcomers to compete in La Santa. A prequel

Triathlon Volcano 2012 Poster

Did you know that this triathlon is the oldest one in Spain! Now in it’s 28th Year, the Volcano tri will be held at  read more »

First Quarter Tourist Figures For Lanzarote

Tourist figures released for visitors to the island from January to March were recorded as 77% of occupancy for the first quarter of 2012.

Playa Jablillo Costa Teguise

The survey released by the Asociación Insular de Empresarios de Hoteles y Apartamentos de Lanzarote (ASOLAN) confirm that the respective monthly figures were 75.44% January, 77.30% February and 78.47% March.

More detailed figures were released for March which showed that  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 4 Club Atlético Victoria 0

15th March 2012

The Rojillos make it seven home wins on the bounce with their biggest victory of the season and have darted to within three points of the final playoff spot. Rosmen, Vladi and Ayoze(2) were the goal scorers with the latter finishing the match with a goal of the season strike.

UD Lanzarote team 150412

Lanzarote fired off the blocks in typical attacking style and dominated from the off. The midfield of Vladi, Jotha and Ayoze showed their class by keeping the ball moving and closing their opponents down when losing possession.

Toñito was causing his usual mayhem bamboozling his defender with his trickery and pace. When the defender thought that he could get the better of him, Toñito then switched flank and did the same to the left back. It was good football and a goal was on the cards.

After several  read more »

Along the coastal path at Playa Blanca

Every week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, there are 2 markets in Marina Rubicón, Playa Blanca. There are always lots of great stalls and it’s very popular with residents and tourists.

Living statuesBlue Fairy

We’ve noticed that there are also stalls and street theatre all along the coastal path between the Marina and the town beach in Playa Blanca. I decided to take my camera and capture the characters you can see on the walk.

Jewellery stallBrooches for sale

We were welcomed to  read more »

Isolated Cases of Ciguatera Poisoning in Lanzarote

Two restaurants in Lanzarote are thought to have been the source of ciguatera poisoning this year.

Fresh_fish_platter

We love eating fresh fish in Lanzarote and can honestly say that we’ve never suffered any form of food poisoning in the years of living on this island. As we hadn’t heard of ciguatera before, we dug a little deeper into what this is and how it can end up on our plates.

Ciguatera is found in predator fish that eat other fish such as barracuda, moray eel, parrot fish, grouper and amberjack. Fish living off the reef can become contaminated with toxins from dinoflagellates found on coral, algae and seaweed. The herbivorous fish eat this, which in turn are eaten by carnivorous fish allowing the toxin to move up the food chain. Ciguatoxin is heat resistant so the food is not detoxed by conventional cooking methods.

The unnamed restaurants are believed to  read more »


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