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Reader Peter Hammond Exhibits His Art

Peter Hammond is a regular visitor to the island, and is a reader who contributes plenty of useful information to the site. Peter often sends us photos of his amazing paintings and we were delighted to find out that he has an exhibition running at Dewsbury Museum.

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Peter was born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Ravensthorpe, although he now lives in Lee-on-the Solent in Hampshire. He suffered an industrial accident while working in the textile mills in the area, and that left him with epilepsy and breathing problems.  read more »

Local Girl Laura Wins Kiteboarding Freestyle Event

A big congratulations for Lanzaroteña Laura Fernández who won the Ladies Senior Freestyle category at the Circuito Nacional de Kiteboarding event which finished at the weekend.


Laura lives in Famara so it’s fantastic for her to win this competition on her home beach, taking the title of  read more »

Puerto del Carmen - Accessibility

Vicky from Cork in Ireland contacted us to recommend the following advice for accessibility around the resort of Puerto del Carmen, her brother is in a wheelchair and visits Lanzarote a lot, this is what they have found……..

Taxis  read more »

Swim Race From Playa Grande to Playa Chica, 7th August 2011

The annual Fariones swim in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote will take place on Sunday 7th August.

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The Travesía a Nado Popular Playa Grande – Playa Chica has a distance of 1600m for adults and 600m for children (Benjamín – Alevín). Inscription is open until  read more »

Playa Blanca Fair

The Fair’s in town in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote for the rest of this week as part of the Fiestas del Carmen celebration.

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There is a market stretching along the pavements at the end of the Avenida Maritima which leads to the harbour area. They have set up a large stage and singers and bands are performing every night. Behind all of this, the Fair has taken up residence. Bright lights, wonderful aromas and the loud music add to the atmosphere of  read more »

Summer Concerts in Lanzarote

A series of summer concerts will take place in the visitor centres during July, August and September.

Summer Concerts in Lanzarote

The Conciertos de Verano will be held in the Cueva de los Verdes, Jameos del Agua and Monumento al Campesino from the 23rd July to the 3rd September. Each ticket includes a drink of wine from Lanzarote or cocktail on arrival and the 14th August celebrates the local grape harvest known as Vendimia and includes Canarian tapas dishes too.

Saturday 23rd July 21:00 – Ópera en La Cueva  read more »

Diving Centres Hit With Hyperbaric Chamber Fee Increase

Diving centres in the Canary Islands were shocked recently at the news of an huge increase in fees to be registered for use of the hyperbaric chamber.

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Previously dive schools have paid 100 Euros per year for access to the hyperbaric chambers in Lanzarote and Tenerife if any of their divers suffer decompression problems, this fee has now been hiked up to 1500 Euros!

Lanzarote’s hyperbaric chamber is situated  read more »

EuroMillions Winners Rumoured To Be In Lanzarote

Winners of the EuroMillions lottery rollover are rumoured to have taken refuge in Lanzarote after news spread of their windfall.

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Colin and Christine Weir who live in the Scottish seaside town of Largs in Ayrshire scooped the £161million  read more »

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