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FT Card

If you’ve been in to the FT shops in Lanzarote lately you can’t help but notice their Gran Sorteo promotion.

Gran Sorteo FT

Simply sign up for your FT card at the information desk in any of their stores with a simple form and copy of your DNI / passport and your card will be ready for collection approximately a week later. This isn’t a credit / debit card just one to receive details of future special offers.

We all know how good the FT Do-It-Yourself shops are, why not  read more »

Yaiza Carnival 2012

The municipality of Yaiza includes the resort of Playa Blanca as well as villages of Femés, Las Breñas, Uga all of which have events through February and March to celebrate carnival in Lanzarote.

cartel carnaval Playa Blanca 2012

Friday 17th February

10:00 Gran Gala Canavales del Mundo will be held at the IES Yaiza secondary school, with all the sounds and dance from carnival around the world in the pabellón and more than 100 students participating.

19:30 Children’s carnival at the CSC Las Breñas with Animaciones Naylint.

Saturday 18th February

11:00 The Mercado Agrícola (farmers market) in Uga will be celebrating carnival with  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 2 Villa Santa Brígida 0

12th February 2012

Lanzarote have succeeded in their mission of winning their two consecutive home games and have increased the pressure on the leading pack though still remain in seventh spot and five points adrift of the playoffs.

U.D. Villa Santa Brígida had an awful start to the season picking up only two points in their opening six matches that had left them rooted to the bottom of the division, however recent good form has pushed the Gran Canarian outfit up to a respectable mid table position.

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The Rojillos dominated the first half but failed in turning this possession into chances. It was bad news in the 21st minute when Lanzarote´s star player Ayoze turned his foot under a challenge whilst he pulled the ball back from the by line. The 25 year old lay down and looked in pain. After a few minutes he tried to run off the injury but didn’t look comfortable and was finally substituted at the break.

The failure into scoring goals this season was all too apparent. The Rojillos won eleven corners in the first half but never looked threatening from any of them. Great passing but the failure to create chances meant that the score remained goalless at the break.

Lanzarote increased  read more »

Aqua Win RC44 Puerto Calero Cup

British Team Aqua won the first event of the season in the RC44 Puerto Calero Cup.

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It was the reigning champions from 2011 who proved they could adapt the to changing weather conditions in Lanzarote during the first regatta of the season, held from the 8-12th February.

Boat owner, Chris Bake said of the victory "For the team obviously every win is a great win, especially in this class where the teams really give you a run for your money, as you saw the first few days. It’s easy to make a mistake and once you do that its game over, so all in all its really appreciated by all the team that we were able to pull out another great event."

You can catch some of the action, interviews and awards ceremony from the marina at Puerto Calero on this RC44 video:

The teams now  read more »

San Bartolomé Carnival 2012

The second carnival to start in Lanzarote is in the municipality of San Bartolomé, there are two events planned for the town and the finale will be in Playa Honda on the coast.

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Sunday 19th February

16:00 Carnival in the park Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente with carnival workshops to create hats and makeup. Performances from the children’s Murgas Guacimetitos y Retoñitos. Fancy dress costume competition including categories of individual, couples and groups, register between 16:00 – 18:00.

Tuesday 21st February

18:00 Carnival parade leaving from the IES San Bartolomé and along the streets of Alcalde Antonio Cabrera Barrera & Rubicón finishing in the park Félix Rodríguez with performances from Murgas and dance school Dance Pop from Uga.

Friday 24th February

17:00 Burial of the Guachilango with  read more »

Exhibition: Our Lanzarote by Dieter & Regina Lott

German artists Dieter and Regina Lott have opened their new exhibition entitled "Nuestra Lanzarote" last week which will be on display until 3rd March 2012.

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Their views of Lanzarote are brought to life by combining different artistic techniques such as painting and photography. The exhibition is on display at the  read more »

Remembrance Wreath At Los Cocoteros

The Cabildo of Lanzarote will lay a wreath on the coast of Guatiza this Wednesday in a tribute to the terrible tragedy that took place here in 2009.

A tragic accident took place on in rough seas on the 15th February 2009 when a small boat carrying immigrants capsized just 20m from the coast. Villagers from Los Cocoteros risked their lives taking to the water to try and rescue the occupants of the boat, sadly 25 died, 17 of which were children.

The council want to remember all of those who lost their lives in search of a better future for themselves and their children.

Unfortunately this isn’t  read more »

Vuelta Playa Blanca 2012

The Vuelta Playa Blanca handcycling race came back to Lanzarote again this weekend with over 80 participants.

Vuelta Playa Blanca 2012

The race around a lap of the streets of Playa Blanca brought excitement and thrills as a big crowd gathered to cheer the athletes on. There were spills and crashes as the bikes gained terrific speed after coming down Avenida Papagayo from the church to the roundabout. As they turned up Avenida del Varadero there was a very tight bend and stewards had shipped in extra hay bales to protect the racers on the corner. However, several athletes turned over and the crowd gasped as  read more »


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