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Fund Grube in Lanzarote

The Canary Island chain store Fund Grube have just opened their fifth shop on the island of Lanzarote.  The latest branch in Costa Teguise makes a total of 15 perfume, beauty & fashion outlets situated across the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote & Fuerteventura.

Fund Grube in Costa TeguiseFund Grube New Opening Lanzarote

As you can see from our photo, the shop was in the final stages of preparation on Thursday, ahead of the official opening on Friday 10th August at 18:00.

Fund Grube was started in 1983 by brothers  read more »

Jetsetters Closing Down

We were very sad to hear that Jetsetters have closed their business on the island.

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Fiesta de San Ginés 2012

The Fiestas start in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote today in honour of San Ginés, the event programme is shorter than previous years due to budget constraints and some events are paid entry. The firework display will conclude the fiestas on the evening of Saturday 25th August in the park by Playa el Reducto.

It’s Arrecife’s big fiesta and a time for cava and great food.

San_Ginés_2012Maps San Ginés 2012

Fiestas San Ginés 2012 Programme:

Monday 13th August

18:00 Opening of the wood carvings exhibition by Gervasio Fuentes Hernández in the Casa del Mierdo which will be on display until the 26th August.

19:00 Street procession leaving from Charco de San Ginés

20:00 Opening of the fiestas with a performance from Agrupación de Coros y Danzas Arrecife in the proximity of Casa del Miedo at the Charco de San Ginés

21:00 Opening of the photographic exhibition  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Irish Pub

An Irish Pub based in the resort of Costa Teguise, Lanzarote is looking for a responsible person to work part time.

Pint of Guinness in Lanzarote

The position would suit someone already resident in Costa Teguise, the hours are from  read more »

Lanzarote Carnival Dates 2013

Carnival is a fabulous time to visit Lanzarote, why not come and visit us for a winter sunshine break, the festivities normally co-incide with the UK half term school holidays.

Carnival in Lanzarote

Official Dates:

These dates have all been confirmed by the local councils.
Arrecife Carnival: 2nd - 13th February 2013  read more »

Lanzarote Breaks Downward Trend in July

Lanzarote recorded a positive increase in arrivals during the month of July, with 2.95% more foreign passengers compared to last year.

Playa Las Cucharas

We were the only island within the Canaries to report a positive year on year figure for July, breaking the downward trend. Lanzarote received 159,450 foreign tourists in July which is 4,575 more than in July 2011 and a total of 968,934 year to date. Both the Minister of Tourism for Lanzarote, Carmen Steinert, and Minister for External Promotion, Héctor Fernández are confident that this positive trend for foreign tourism will continue in August and subsequent months.

Asolan (Asociación Insular de Empresarios de Hoteles y Apartamentos de Lanzarote) report that hotel occupancy is down at 79.63% for the month of July compared to last year which was recorded at 83.65%. Three star hotels recorded the best occupancy reaching 83.98% followed by four star hotels at 82.89%.

The Canaries as a  read more »

Valencia City Break

We don’t suffer from “Island Fever” which is where Lanzarote residents have a need to escape the island for a few days, however we do like to go exploring particularly other Canary Islands and the mainland of Spain.

Valencia Street Circuit 2012Valencia street cafes

Normally we fly to Madrid for shopping and a big city experience, this time Valencia was calling as the F1 crew were in town for the Valencia Street Circuit race. We took advantage of a Ryanair offer securing flights for a total price of just over €100 including our residents discount, they would have been €50 but we included a suitcase which doubled the price. Hotel accommodation was proving expensive, rates were high for that particular weekend with even basic hostels charging over €100 per night. We found availability for a good price at the 4* Hotel Turia which was situated back from the coast, overlooking a park, next to the bus station and a metro station.

The flight is 2.5 hours from Lanzarote to Valencia, plus the hour time difference which meant we arrived at 9pm local time. Eager to discover Valencia we headed underground at the airport to catch the metro. There were no metro maps available to pick up, luckily we’d printed one off the internet and we knew which lines we needed to take to reach our hotel. What we didn’t find is information about the different zones and you need to know what zones you’re travelling in to buy your ticket, we also didn’t take advantage of a discount travel card at this stage as we wasn’t sure how much we would use the local transport. We’ve attached a Valencia Metro Map including the zones for download below. The airport is in Zone B and central Valencia is Zone A therefore we purchased an AB ticket. A single ticket in AB is €2 or €3.60 return, most of our subsequent journeys were within one zone and cost €1.45 one way or €2.60 return. If you do buy tickets for more than one person, it comes out as one card, you need to swipe through your fellow passengers before going through yourself.

Hotel TuriaValencia Metro

We found the hotel without any problem, the service at check in was disappointing although one of the subsequent receptionists did smile and make an effort to  read more »

Exhibition: Neospective Popart Works

Graphic art worker José María Albanell presents his exhibition Neospective Pop Art Works in Los Aljibes situated in Tahíche.

Neospective Popart Works

The inauguration will text place tomorrow Friday 10th August at 19:30 and it can be visited until the 10th of September 2012.

José María is originally Catalan and has opened Lanz & Art Gallery in Costa Teguise to bring artistic creations of our island to visitors and residents alike.

He has previously designed concert posters for internationally acclaimed musicians like Bob Dylan, Eric  read more »


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