Lanzarote Island Plan 2012

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have presented the draft of the Plan Insular de Ordenación de Lanzarote (PIOL) & Plan Territorial Especial de Ordenación Turística (PTEOTI) for initial approval at the forthcoming plenary.

Piol Cabildo Lanzarote

The plan described as innovative and modern by President Pedro San Ginés covers the future of Lanzarote for the next decade. The draft plan was simultaneously released to the Canarian Government, opposition, local councils and media in advance for the first time in 25 years in an effort by the current government to be transparent, a copy will be made available within each municipality for public viewing.

Surprisingly the decision has been made to reduce the amount of land specified for tourist use, cutting the number of beds designated for tourists by 35,000 from the current plan. There is an opportunity to introduce small, high quality properties for rural tourism in the non tourist municipalities such as Teguise, Haría and Tinajo. Additionally an ambitious renewable energy plan has been drafted in line with European Directives.

Delving deeper into the reduction of our tourism plan it seems  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Cantina Mejicana

The Cantina Mejicana is in the perfect place for a meal with a view. Its entrance is on Calle Limones, the pedestrian area of Playa Blanca, but the view is across to the beautiful Marina Rubicon on one side, Fuerteventura in the middle and the harbour on the other side. You can watch people below you walking along the Avenida Maritima and watch the boats bobbing on the sea. On the night we went, local children were jumping into the sea and singing their hearts out as they played in the water.

cocktailCantina Mejicana

The restaurant has a good-sized menu and, for us this is vital, a good choice of vegetarian dishes. We used to come to this restaurant when we were house hunting before we moved to Playa Blanca so it holds special memories as we excitedly planned our new life. The starter we always choose is  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 5th - 8th July 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 about the Noche Blanca in La Villa de Teguise on Friday and the street circus in Arrecife this evening,



Venue: Recinto Ferial, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 7th July 2012

Time: 21:30

Details: Julieta Venegas in concert during her European tour of France, Spain & Germany. Singer / song writer Julieta was born in Tijuana, she has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and awarded a Grammy and four Latin Grammy awards. Tickets available in advance from Centro Comerical Arrecife, Ferretería Tías, Terraza Heineken at Deiland priced at €20 or from the ticket office at the Recinto Ferial €23. NB. Buy your tickets from SARA and €5 is donated to the animal shelter.

More information:

Roca 6 Jul

Venue:  read more »

European Commission Believes Canaries Oil Exploration Does Not Violate EU Law

Another blow for those fighting the cause against oil exploration off the coast of Lanzarote & Fuerteventura.

No Oil Canarias

The European Commission acknowledge that they have received numerous complaints against the permissions granted to a consortium led by Repsol but that they believe for now, these surveys do not violate EU law.  read more »

Accessible & Sustainable Yaiza

The municipality of Yaiza in the South of Lanzarote have embarked on a programme called “Yaiza accesible, Yaiza sostenible” to persuade local businesses to improve their facilities for people with reduced mobility which in turn will attract more disabled tourism.

Yaiza accesible Yaiza sostenible El Golfo RestaurantsEl Golfo

The tiny fishing village of El Golfo have embraced the concept, six of their restaurants were the first businesses to be awarded the Accesibilidad Universal y Sostenibilidad certificate making them not only the first businesses in Lanzarote to hold this award, but also the first in the Canary Islands. Yaiza is also the first municipality in the islands to be awarded the diploma Responsabilidad Social Corporativa.

The council have signed an agreement with Fundación Ciudades Sostenibles to develop the project.

El Golfo now has three disabled parking spaces to enable easy parking for less abled visitors, the restaurants who have improved their facilities including menus available in Braile include Casa Torano, Costa Azul, Bogavante, Mar Azul, Plácido & El Caletón. Representatives from the restaurants are pictured above receiving their awards on Friday.

The future project called  read more »

Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, La Villa de Teguise 2012

Oswaldo Betancort García invites residents and visitors to La Villa de Teguise to join in the celebrations for their traditional Fiesta to honour Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Carmen. The programme of cultural, sporting, recreational and religious events is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your leisure time and forget the current economic situation, at least for a few days. The feast of the Virgen del Carmen forms the very essence of La Villa, walk through the streets to see the children playing in the Plaza de los Leones, teenagers in the Plaza de la Mareta and our elders who watch the sunset on the day from the Plaza de San Francisco.


Visit the old capital of La Villa de Teguise and join in the festival spirit.

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Carmen 2012 Programme

Friday 6th July

15:00  read more »

Travel News From JetSetters

As from 1st September all residents wishing to receive the residents discount for ferries, flights to other Canary Islands and mainland Spain will need to have their Certificado de Empadronamiento in order to be able qualify for the discount. Anyone travelling after the 1st of September without this certificate will be asked to pay the difference or may even be refused travel.

If you have  read more »

PLAYBOYz Promotions Summer 2012

PLAYBOYz Promotions proudly present a Super Star studded line up of events to be held in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura during the Summer of 2012.

PLAYBOYz John & DwaynePLAYBOYz Promotions

PLAYBOYz Promotions was created by John and Dwayne to bring International Celebrity Performers to the Canary Islands.

John AKA Mr Rascal

John is a DJ, Producer/Remixer and Studio owner based in Corralejo (Fuerteventura) and has been a resident in the Canaries for almost six years.

Dwayne AKA DJ Big-D

Dwayne is the owner of Raw Talent Music which is a organisation based in the UK and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Below are details for events scheduled for July, August & September.

Summer 2012

Saturday 28th July

Soul II Soul

PLAYBOYz Promotions will be hosting the double Grammy award winning Soul II Soul (Caron Wheeler) in Puerto del Carmen. Soul II Soul are massively known for  read more »


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