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Flying Norwegian To Lanzarote

In common with most people who live in Lanzarote, we fly a lot! Over the years, we’ve travelled with most of the airlines that fly off the island, and they each have their pros and cons. On our recent trip back from the World Travel Market in London, we decided to try one of the new players, Norwegian.

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The airline has pitched itself into the budget market, but promises a little more than most in that segment. The thing that really appealed to us, as internet types, is that they offer free high speed Wifi on their flights, which meant we would be able to get some work done while we travelled.

The booking process was pretty standard, and once completed online, we were sent an email with a booking reference on it. We found the check in area at London Gatwick’s South Terminal easily enough and that was where we encountered something very different! Although there are people on hand to help, the service is pretty much automated.  read more »

Special Offer At Go Karting Lanzarote

There’s a special offer for Lanzarote Information readers at our favourite Go Kart track at San Bartolomé. Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, you can get a 2nd ticket at half price when you buy any ticket for the track during November 2014.

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What that means is that you can get two races in the single engine karts for just €18, or two in the super fast twin engine karts at €22.50.  read more »

Over A Million British Tourists For Lanzarote

It’s official, Brits love Lanzarote!

With an average of 108 flights per week from the UK, through seven airlines, it’s not surprising to hear that we are expecting to reach 1.1 million British tourists for this year, which accounts for over half of our foreign visitors.

Lanzarote has become the second favourite island out of the Canaries, only Tenerife can top this number of British visitors.

There was plenty of good news from the World Travel Market in London too, recently attended by Lanzarote’s President Pedro San Ginés and Héctor Fernández from the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL).  Lanzarote has maintained it’s privileged position in the “consolidated” British market and the forecast for 2015 is looking just as good as this year:

Lanzarote has recorded a growth of 18% over the first nine months from January to September 2014, compared to  read more »

More Fabulous Lanzarote Videos From Jalle

Our friend Jalle has been working overtime on his recent trips to the island, and he’s put together several more excellent videos:

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Here’s a general Lanzarote video:

This one is fabulous – aircraft taking off and landing at Arrecife airport:

This is the lovely fishing village of Punta Mujeres:  read more »

Mini Tapas Week 14th to 23rd November 2014

The IV edition of the Semana de la Mini Tapa will be held in Tías from the 14th November.

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A mini tapa and drink will be available at locations within the commercial zone of Tías where you can vote for your favourite one. The participating café / bar restaurants include:

1. Guachinche el Tapeo  read more »

Fuel Prices Lowest In More Than Two Years In The Canaries

Fuel prices have dropped again in The Canaries, with the average price of 95 octane petrol down to €1.03 and the average price of a litre of Diesel below €1 for the first time since June 2012.

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The recent round of reductions follows a 26% fall in the price of Brent Crude since last June, and it means that filling a 50 litre tank with petrol has come down from €58 a couple of years ago to €51.50 now.  read more »

Markets in Lanzarote

Lanzarote has a variety of markets around the island, some are aimed at the tourist market, others showcase our traditional artisan crafts and farmer’s markets where shoppers can stock up on ecologically grown fruit & vegetables, goats cheese, jams, chutney, bread, cakes & biscuits.

We’ve listed the markets in Lanzarote in order of municipality and in summary at the bottom of this article, by the days of the week.

Municipality of Arrecife

Mercado Turistico Arrecife Arrecife Market

The Mercado Turístico y Artesanal is held in Lanzarote’s capital of Arrecife every Saturday morning. Approximately 40 artisan and modern goods stalls are available at this market, which line the pedestrian streets from Calle Real to the church of San Ginés. You can find the fresh produce stalls in the Plaza de Las Palmas. Open from 09:00 to 14:00.  read more »

Plea To Stop Leaflets

We were contacted today by some of our friends in the Scandinavian community who asked us to publish their concerns about the number of leaflets littering the streets of Puerto del Carmen, showing the Swedish and Norwegian flags. Apparently these leaflets come from a Scandinavian tour company and two mattress companies based on the island.

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We’ll let them take up the story:

The Norwegian and Swedish flags on the front page are all over the streets and pavements, you can even find them on the beaches.

People are stepping on the flags, and it makes us sick to see our flags being treated like that.

We have tried a lot of things trying to stop this pollution of our streets, but in vain.

Last winter some of us visited the town hall in Tias, presenting pictures and plastic bags of leaflets as evidence, and everybody up there agreed with us and said this was terrible...and not LEGAL!  read more »

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