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Lanzarote Haiti Earthquake Appeal Update

The following is an update from Trish who organised the Haiti Earthquake Appeal with a Giant Charity Garage Sale held in Lanzarote earlier this year.

Concern Worldwide As you well know I had a Garage Sale in aid of Haiti’s Earthquake Disaster 28th May 2011

230.000 lives were lost,

1.3 million Homeless,

Almost all standing buildings were lost.

We were to draw the Raffle at a later Market Venue – Guime Socidad Saturday the 30th July 2011. Unfortunately the Socidad is unavailable for stalls at this present time.

In order for the raffle to take place I have  read more »

Music & Farmers Market in Lanzarote, 31st July 2011

The quaint Sunday market in the village of Mancha Blanca in Tinajo will have live music this week.

Church Nuestra Señora de los Dolores

We like an occasional Sunday drive through the Lanzarote countryside to visit this farmer’s market held  read more »

Tasting The New Lanzarote Wines

We were treated to a special press evening to check out the latest wines from some of the Lanzarote Bodegas, in the stunning setting of Jameos del Agua recently.

Organised by Javier Betancort, who runs Lanzarote’s Denominación de Origen, which classifies Lanzarote’s best wines, the event showcased wines from:

  • Vega de Yuco
  • Los Bermejos
  • El Grifo
  • Reymar
  • Rubicón
  • Tierra de Volcanes
  • Vulcano de Lanzarote

I’ll give you some tasting notes later on in this piece, but let me tell you about the event first. The setting was spectacular, as you can imagine, and tables were laid out in the far cave, with the wines spotlighted in the centre. Each bodega had sent along their wine maker – these people really love their art and talk with passion about how they make their wine and what marks theirs out as being different.

Fabulous!  Ladies from La Voz

There was also a Sommelier and a well known Chef amongst us, and they shared their thoughts on the wines as well.

Lovely setting  Prepared

There was some discussion about our inability in Lanzarote to produce a really world class red wine, and the answer given was that we simply don’t have the soil and the conditions to do so, but all agreed that our whites and our dessert wines are as good as anyone's.  read more »

Council Services in Charco del Palo

The residents of Charco del Palo are fed up with the lack of council services in their area.

Charco del Palo

This small naturist village on the coast in the north of Lanzarote near Mala is unique. The village was created back in the early 1970’s and is classed as a private urbanisation although the property owners pay taxes the council. To make matters a bit more complicated the pueblo is divided into two municipalities with some owners paying to Teguise and others to Haría.

The villagers have  read more »

Polish Connection For Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise Tourism met with representatives from the Polish tour operator Itaka earlier this week.

I Love Teguise

Rita Martín the tourism councilor for Teguise attended a meeting with Adam Banczerowski who is head of business development at Itaka to suggest that Costa Teguise could be the venue for the launch of  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Erik IT

We were looking for somewhere for lunch, it was a weekday in July, I decided that we should walk along the seafront in Playa Honda and see what we could find.

Erik IT Erik IT Terrace

After a short stroll along the promenade we spotted the Italian restaurant Erik .IT as Miguel fancied a pizza we opted for a table in the shade and  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 29th - 31st July 2011

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

We’ve already published details of these events, just click the link for a reminder of what they are:

Mar en Calma in Playa Honda

Fiestas del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen

Fiestas del Carmen in Arrieta

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Puerto del Carmen:

La Ola

Venue: Café La Ola, Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 30th July 2011

Time: 21:00 – 04:00

Details: DJ Charlotte Moss will be spinning old and new house and nu disco classics at La Ola to celebrate the Puerto del Carmen fiestas.

Luna Bar

Venue:  read more »

K10 Xtreme Yaiza, 3rd September 2011

In a change from the usual sporting events in Lanzarote the first ever K10 Xtreme Yaiza will take place on Saturday the 3rd September.

K10 Xtreme Yaiza

The distance is 10km and the course is at Degollada in Yaiza, the difference is that this is an obstacle trail running race with a maximum time limit of 2 hours. There are prizes for the best costumes, teams and individuals can participate. It looks fun, muddy and the maddest race of the year – are you up for it!  read more »

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