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Lanzarote's Trade Winds

Lanzarote is known as a fairly windy island, and part of the reason our climate is so good is because of the wind which blows here on most days – without it temperatures would be much higher and the island would effectively become a desert, like the nearby Sahara.

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But why do we get the winds, and why are they called “trade” winds?

Why we get winds in Lanzarote

Around the equator, which is the area known as the doldrums, there is a low pressure area of light, variable winds. The low pressure draws air in from above and below the equator, which results in wind moving from a north easterly direction above the line and a south easterly track from below it.  read more »

Free Tyres For Your Car!

Our friends at Talleres Viajar have an interesting offer running at the moment – they’re giving away free tyres to customers booking their car in for repair work!

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Tyres don’t last long in Lanzarote – it’s a combination of high temperatures, abrasive road surfaces and because the roads are always dry, so they can be a costly consumable for anyone doing a reasonable mileage on the island.

The offer depends on what work needs doing and will be tailored to your requirements, but if your car needs something fixed and your tyres need changing as well, it’s a great opportunity to get something for nothing!  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 30th June & 3rd July 2014

There are two movies available in English to be shown in Lanzarote next week.

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Both of them at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife on Monday the 30th of June and Thursday 3rd of July:

X-Men: Days of Future Past remains at 19:35. The X-Men send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. In other words, "Back to the future" mutant style. Also starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and James McAvoy among the rest of the usual suspects of this comic book saga directed by Bryan Singer.

And newly introduced  read more »

Mid July for sunbeds in Costa Teguise

The latest update on the sunbeds for Costa Teguise beaches is that they should be in place from the 15th to 20th of July.

Playa Bastian

It’s not official as yet but two companies from Gran Canaria have won the tender to provide the service on the beaches of El Jablillo, Bastián, Las Cucharas, El Ancla & Los Charcos in the holiday resort. Legal services are currently verifying the companies and their guarantees have been requested. If everything goes smoothly  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 26th to 29th June 2014

The Fiestas de San Pedro are being celebrated in Mácher & Máguez this weeked in Lanzarote.  The biggest event will be the 40 Principales concert on the beach in the capital on Saturday, it’s free entry and there are some well known artists performing.

Playa Blanca:

White Bar 28 Jun

Venue: White Bar, C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 28th June 2014

Time: 23:00 – 06:00

Details: Fiesta Hawaiana. Hawaiian themed party night with limbo, go go’s, dj’s, free shots and good music.

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Arrecife:

Arrecife 40 Pop&Dance 28 Jun

Venue: Playa del Reducto, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 28th June 2014

Time: 20:00

Details: Arrecife 40 Pop & Dance. A free concert on the beach in the capital of Lanzarote including performances from Porcelain Black, Sweet California, Marien Baker, Maria Sagana, Midnight Red, Alvaro Reina, Ray Castellano, Sophia del Carmen, Dasoul, Laura Low, Claritzel, Nada que Decir, Naela, Penka Players, Maldito Zurdo, La Sonrisea del Guirre & Nakor. In case you don’t know the artists, we’ve included a few videos….  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Shop Assistant

The Aquarium situated in the holiday resort of Costa Teguise in Lanzarote are looking for staff for their store and ticket office.

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The position is contracted for 20 hours a week and starts immediately. A high level of English,  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Sales Representatives

An online directory for the Canary Islands are recruiting sales representatives in Lanzarote.

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This marketing company is searching for self employed sales representatives to sell online advertising to companies and public organisations.

Experience in direct sales and Spanish language is required.

The ideal candidates will be  read more »

Supreme Court Rules That Oil Drilling Can Take Place In The Canaries

The Supreme court met today in Madrid and ruled that oil drilling can take place off the coasts of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. In total, seven appeals, including one from the Canarian government were rejected.

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According to a Cabildo press release, the court was composed of 5 judges, with “two dissenting votes against.”

The original exploratory drilling permits were granted in 2001, and re approved in 2012, since when they have been held up with various court actions.

It is thought to be one of the last hurdles for oil company Repsol to begin their €7 Billion drilling project.

Lanzarote Cabildo President Pedro San Ginés took to Facebook this evening:  read more »

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