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Cine 6 D - Something Completely New In Lanzarote

We were delighted to be invited to attend the special VIP premier of Lanzarote’s newest business, Cine 6 D, at Marina Lanzarote in Arrecife.

Cine 6 D  Current Movies

Cine 6 D is an incredible experience! It’s like a mini cinema, with full 3D films with the added fun factor that you’re sitting in a simulator, which not only means you “move” with the movie, but you also feel heat and cold, the wind on your face, you get wet  read more »

Jobs In Lanzarote - TEFL Teacher Part Time

Note: This post has now been filled.

A teacher is required to start urgently at The English Language Centre in Lanzarote.

Jobs

This part time contracted position is for a primary TEFL teacher to work Monday to Thursday for three hours every day, with an immediate start.

Applicants should have knowledge of Cambridge exams, speak Spanish and be comfortable teaching a range of  read more »

Calendario Laboral de Lanzarote 2015

These are the official holidays for the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain during 2015.

We celebrate national days with Spain, an island wide holiday for Los Dolores plus each of Lanzarote’s municipalities have two local fiesta days.

Bank holiday dates (Calendario Laboral) for Lanzarote in 2015:

LanzaroteFiestas de la Comunidad Autónoma

Enero / January

Día 1 - Año Nuevo (New Year)

Día 6 - Epifanía del Señor (Epiphany)

Abril / April

Día 2 - Jueves Santo (Easter Thursday)

Día 3 - Viernes Santo (Good Friday)

Mayo / May

Día 1 - Fiesta del trabajo (Labour Day)

Día 30 - Día de Canarias (Canarian Day)  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 31st December to 5th January 2015

It’s the last day of the year and this weekend stretches into the last big push for Christmas and the local celebrations for Reyes, finishing with a fiesta holiday on Tuesday 6th January.

New Year’s Eve / Fin de Año in Lanzarote

Most restaurants have special New Year’s Eve menus, its impossible to feature them all here, so the following information is where to party afterwards to celebrate the end of 2014 and welcome in 2015. There is an official firework display in the old capital of Teguise at midnight, with grapes and cava to welcome in the New Year.

Puerto del Carmen:

New Year Fireworks

The firework display will take place at 1am on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen. Many ask why it’s not at midnight and that’s because the Spanish tradition is to celebrate until 24:00 at home with the family, before coming out on to the streets to party until sunrise afterwards.  read more »

New Driving Licence Rules Affecting European Residents

A press release from the DGT confirms the new rules coming into force affecting foreign residents in Spain with non Spanish driving licences issued in the EU.

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Community residents with legal residence in Spain acquired on or before the 19th January 2013 holding a community driving permit that is valid for more than 15 years have to renew their driving licence from the 19th January 2015. This affects UK driving licences Group 1 (AM, A1, A2, A, B & BE) or those with more than 5 years in Group 2 (BTP, C1, C1E, C, CE D1, D1E, D, DE).

For new arrivals, this ruling comes into force after 2 years of legal residence in Spain.

All applicants for Spanish driving licences must take a medical test at one of the recommended centres.

The obligation is due to compliance with the EU Directive 2006/126/CE and Reglamento General de Conductores RD 818/2009 aimed at increasing road safety. From 2013 all of the 28 members in the European Union have unified a single driving licence which replaces the 110 different types, previously in existence across the countries.

Steps For Renewal

Legal residents with a driving licence from their country, living for two or more years in Spain should request an  read more »

Three Kings Processions in Lanzarote 2015

Apart from Playa Honda, the three kings processions with Melchor, Gaspar & Baltasar riding camels will take place in Lanzarote on Monday 5th January.

Kings Parade ArrecifeRoscon de Reyes

The Cabalgata de SS.MM. Los Reyes Magos de Oriente in Playa Honda will be held at 19:00 on Sunday 4th January, leaving from the Explanada de Guacimeta, travelling along the streets of Mástil & San Borondón, finishing in the Zona Comercial Abierta on Calle Mayor.

The atmosphere is lovely at these traditional processions, the kid’s are so excited to see the kings and shout up to catch their attention so that the king throws a handful of sweets to them, which sends them scurrying around everyone's feet to gather them up quickly. There’s a traditional cake eaten called the Roscón de Reyes which is a circle of sweet bread available with a choice of cream, custard and chocolate fillings and two special items hidden within. The person to discover the pottery figurine of a king wears the gold crown, and the one who finds the bean in their piece is supposed to pay for the cake! You can buy these cakes in the bakeries and supermarkets on the 5th of January, known as the víspera de Reyes, if you’d like to try one.

This is the list of official parades organised by the local councils across Lanzarote on Monday 5th January 2015.

12:00 The Reyes Magos de Oriente will arrive by boat at  read more »

Lanzarote 2014 Review - Part One

Here’s our annual review of some of the key things that happened in Lanzarote during 2014. As always, we’ve split it into four sections, so look out for parts two, three and four over the next few days. In each title, there’s a link to the original post, so you can read the whole story.

January

The video “Lanzarote Effect” was released as part of the 7 stories project and has since since been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.

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The island’s Agriculture department offered property owners a chance to buy discounted vines and to be shown how to cultivate them.

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Canaries dominate the all inclusive resorts within Spain

The Canary Islands are a popular destination for all inclusive holidays, in fact 9 out of the top 10 hotels from the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for All Inclusive Resorts in Spain this year, were situated in the Canaries.

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Two of these top ten hotels are situated in Lanzarote, the Hotel Costa Calero was placed 2nd and Iberostar Lanzarote Park 7th.

1. Iberostar Anthelia, Playa de Fanabe

2. Hotel Costa Calero, Puerto Calero  read more »

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