Spanish Residency Changes

The Spanish Government have issued new residency legislation PRE/1490/2012 relating to EU citizens on the 9th July 2012.

The change, which came into force the following day, after publication in the BOC, means that new applicants for residency within Spain will be required to prove that they have sufficient finances to support them and it’s likely that proof of medical cover will also be requested. The British Consulate have published an unofficial translation of the new residency requirements.

In Summary:

Nationals of the European Union together with Switzerland and members of the European Economic Area (EEA) have a right of residence for a period longer than three months in Spain as long as they meet the conditions from the law 240/2007.

Applications for residency should be made at  read more »

Football Trainers Required

Football trainers required for the Puerto del Carmen football club.

Football coach

The positions are open to all ages but some previous experience is essential.

Anyone interested in joining as a player is  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Sales Person

The Lanzarote Business Association have a vacancy for a sales person to sell advertising for a new discount guide.

A smart, well spoken person is required to join this busy organisation. Must be self motivated, enthusiastic and have good people skills, together with a confident personality. Must be able to  read more »

Cycling in Lanzarote - Playa Blanca to El Golfo

For tourists heading to the Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote, there’s a fabulous bike ride along the coast to El Golfo.

El Golfo coast roadSalinas de Janubio

This route is 30km, it’s fairly flat with a few ups and downs but nothing too serious and passes the Salinas de Janubio, Los Hervideros and Charco de Los Clicos which are all free to enter, so you can stop to go sight seeing too!

From the centre of Playa Blanca ride out of the resort until the roundabout with the petrol station on, at this point take your third exit so that you take the old road towards Yaiza rather than the new one which runs parallel. There’s not much to say about the first 9km of this ride, this is a long straight road with the sea in the distance on your left and the village of Las Breñas visible up on the right, the fun starts when you reach the brow of the hill over looking the salt pans.

Los Hervideros seaDSC_0043

Take the third exit from the roundabout at the end of the long straight, there’s an opportunity to visit the Salinas de Janubio just  read more »

Tourist Figures For Lanzarote YTD 2012

Lanzarote’s tourist figures have been released for the first half of 2012, currently we’ve received 954,165 tourists which is a drop of 2.4% compared to 2011.


These figures have been recorded by the Centro de datos del Cabildo de Lanzarote and Instituto Canario de Estadística.

Interestingly, British tourism has increased by 16% compared to last year, Lanzarote has received 431,577 visitors from the UK and a slight decrease (less than 1%) of 79,671 from Ireland. The Netherlands have increased dramatically with an increase of 47% and 33,688 tourists arriving between January and June. German tourists have dropped by  read more »

Lanzarote Tourist Centres, Opening Hours Summer 2012

The Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism in Lanzarote have extended their opening hours for the summer.

Cactus Gardens in Lanzarote

The new opening hours took effect on the 1st July, allowing a more flexible schedule for visitors during the busy summer weeks.

Montañas del Fuego

From 09:00 to 19:00 with the last tour around the volcanoes at 18:00. The café/restaurant is open from  read more »

Beach Projects in Puerto del Carmen

New blue flags have been raised on four of Puerto del Carmen’s beaches for 2012.

José Francisco Hernández, Yolanda García y Nerea Santana.

The Bandera Azul was awarded for another year to Playa Grande, Playa Chica (Pila de la Barrilla), Playa Matagorda and Playa Los Pocillos, all popular beaches within the resort. José Francisco Hernández, the Mayor of Tías raised the flag at Playa Grande on the 20th July, pictured here with Yolanda García and Nerea Santana, the local councillors responsible for beaches and tourism.

On Tuesday, this week the Mayor met with José María Hernández, the new head of the Demarcación de Costas de Canarias, who are responsible for the coastline in the Canary Islands. During the meeting it was confirmed that authorisation had been approved to  read more »

Unanimous Vote For PR Regulation

The Ayuntamiento of Tías have voted unanimously to finalise the regulation of PR’s known in Spanish as tiqueteros.

The new law has established penalties for businesses found breaching the rules with up to 750 euros for minor offenses, 750 – 1,500 euros for serious offences and 1,500 – 3,000 euros for very serious offences. Additionally the business’s license may be revoked for a serious or very serious offence.

This law will enter into force 15 days after  read more »


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