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Heritage Walk San Marcial del Rubicón

Yesterday I joined a group of thirty volunteers at 9am in the Papagayo area of  Playa Blanca, in the South of Lanzarote. We were participating in a walk to “Connect with the past” along the Ruta San Marcial del Rubicón with Nacho from Senderismo Lanzarote in collaboration with the Servicio de Patrimonio Histórico del Cabildo de Lanzarote.

VolunteersHorno del Cal Playa Mujeres

On arrival in the car park we were given a picnic, a large black bag and a pair of gloves before our first stop on Playa Mujeres. If you’ve been to this beach before, you can’t help to notice the old structure built into the cliff on the far right hand side. This is a horno de cal (lime kiln) where a fire would be lit for 2-3 days to heat the local stone which produced lime, this powder would then be taken from the beach by boat.

Climbed up from the beachWalked along the headland

We climbed up from Playa Mujeres and along the headland before stopping at the next beach along, here in the barranco behind we discovered the archaeological site of the Pozos de San Marcial del Rubicón. These pozos have  read more »

Thomson Airways TUI Charity Event at Rancho Texas Park

We enjoyed a fun afternoon at Rancho Texas Park in Lanzarote yesterday with the Thomson Airways staff from Puerto del Carmen.

Thomson reps with the sea lionsThomson reps at the parrot show

TUI UK support various charities, this year the event was in aid of the Family Holiday Association, the charity that gives families a break and the NSPCC. The event started at 3.30pm with specially arranged shows commencing with the parrot show, where there were fun stalls including tombola and name the teddy set up, as well as face painting to encourage guests to participate with donations for this worthy cause.

The second show was  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 16th-19th August 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.

Arrecife are celebrating the Fiestas de San Ginés over the next two weekends.

Puerto del Carmen:

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Venue: Plaza de Las Naciones, Playa Los Pocillos, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 18th August 2012

Time: 15:00 – late

Details: Lanzarote In Support Of Heroes fun day. More information: Lanzarote In Support Of Heroes 2012

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Costa Teguise:

Costa Teguise Rock & Blues Festival

Venue:  read more »

Puerto Calero Big Game Fishing Contest 2012

The 20th anniversary edition of the Concurso de Pesca de Altura will be held in Puerto Calero from the 30th August to 1st September 2012.

XX Concurso de Pesca de Altura

It’s a sign of the times and a respect for the sea that has seen the big game fishing contests in Lanzarote change over to the tag and release method of scoring. The spirit of  read more »

Ironman Lanzarote 2012 Official Video Highlights

We’ve loved being part of the team that helps stage Lanzarote’s biggest event, and we love this new video of highlights from this’ year’s event, which has just been released.


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Fiesta de la Vendimia

Bodega La Geria are hosting a day of activities to celebrate the Fiesta de la Vendimia on Wednesday 15th August. Enjoy a brunch at one of three bodegas, watch the camels get loaded and transport the grapes from the fincas and join in the treading of the grapes followed by a live performance of traditional folk music.

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The event has been organised in collaboration with Saborea Lanzarote, Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen (D.O.) Vinos de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento of Yaiza as well as the bodegas Stratvs & Rubicón.

Fiesta de la Vendimia Programme:

09:00 – 10:30 Brunch at  read more »

Fiestas de La Caridad 2012

Each year the wine harvest is celebrated with the Fiestas de La Caridad in La Geria, the 15th August is also a public holiday in Lanzarote for the Asunción de la Virgen.

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The Consejo Regulador de la Denominaciónde Origen “Vinos de Lanzarote” announced the start of the vendimia on the 1st of August, which is a bit earlier than normal due to the heat waves and lack of rain this year.

Tuesday 14th August

19:30 On the eve of  Nuestra Señora de La Caridad a traditional barbecue is held in La Geria. Parranda Janubio will be providing the entertainment with a selection of the best folklore songs.

Wednesday 15th August

19:00 Every 15th August the tiny church called the Ermita de La Geria opens  read more »

Lanzarote Marathon 2012

Inspired by the London Olympics? There’s just over 16 weeks left to train for the marathon in Lanzarote!

Lanzarote Marathon 2012  read more »


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