The annual pilgrimage, Romería de Los Dolores will be held on Saturday 13th September this year.
Thousands of locals will dress in traditional clothing and walk from their villages around the island to Mancha Blanca in Tinajo to pay homage to Lanzarote’s patron saint, the Virgen de los Dolores, Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes. This tradition dates back to the 18th century eruptions when villagers promised to build a church in the virgen’s name if the lava flow stopped before the village of Mancha Blanca, you can read more details here: Romería de Los Dolores.
One of the popular routes to walk is from the Monumento al Campesino in San Bartolomé, it’s 9km from this point to the Plaza de Los Dolores.
Visitors wanting to experience the traditional side of Lanzarote will really enjoy the activities in Mancha Blanca this weekend. The craft fair has 85 stalls showcasing traditional crafts from Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands. The English wine & cheese tasting event will be held on Sunday 14th from 14:00 – 15:15 so if you’re planning to visit on this day, go to the information point on arrival at the fair and register in advance, it’s free!
Around 60,000 people are expected to attend the festivities in Mancha Blanca.
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores Programme 2014
Thursday 11th September
12:00 Opening of the craft fair XXVI Feria Insular de Artesanía read more »
The Canaries gained world significance in the 18th and 19th centuries, when nations began to trade using the great sailing ships of the time. Those ships used the trade winds to allow them to sail across The Atlantic and to The Caribbean, bringing them past the islands, and with many stopping here to take on water and supplies before heading across the great ocean. These days we continue to rely on shipping for almost everything we buy locally in Lanzarote.
Fair Transport Shipping are a Netherlands based company dedicated to continuing the tradition of sail-only powered ships, regularly trading around Europe, and visiting Africa, as well as The Canary Islands. Currently the company operates Tres Hombres and is actively restoring a second ship Nordlys IV. read more »
The two movies in English shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 8th and Thursday the 11th of September remain unchanged:
Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:
At the same time of 20:00 What if. Entitled in Spanish something like "Too many friends" or "Spare friends" (Amigos de más). Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry (Zoe Kazan), who lives with her long-time boyfriend (Rafe Spall). What if... your best friend is also the love of your life? Described as a crowd-pleaser, you will enjoy it as long as you like romantic comedies.
Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda: read more »
It’s the end of summer in Lanzarote, which means it’s back to school and Marlene’s dance classes.
Top Catz Dance have been established in Lanzarote for 25 years, their dance classes will continue at the CIEP Alcalde Rafael Cedrés school in Tias and possibly some other venues. This year’s class schedule will include tap, Irish and Flamenco classes, the programme for 2014-15 will be confirmed shortly.
Dance teacher, Marlene Pierce also offers private tuition in Lanzarote for tap, Irish step dance, clogging, Sevillanas, classical Spanish dance, Flamenco, Hawaiian and Tahitian dance, belly dance and funky/Latin/Jazz. These private dance classes are available for both residents and tourists visiting the island.
The class prices remain unchanged, for one class a week it costs read more »
Club La Santa, the large sports resort in Lanzarote have a vacancy for an IT Specialist.
The company are urgently looking for a proactive IT specialist with a knowledge of the Windows environment, including desktop server solutions, understanding of networks. Virtualization knowledge would be a read more »
For many tourists Playa Honda is simply where the airport is, for residents it’s a popular place to live with lots of amenities close by. Currently the residential and industrial areas of Playa Honda are being modernised and developed, here’s a summary of four projects that have either been recently completed or currently in progress.
Work began at the end of August to start the construction of the Mercadona Supermarket in Playa Honda. This supermarket will be built within the industrial zone of Playa Honda, on the land identified as parcelas 60,61,63,71,72 & 73 which are situated behind the new Repsol petrol station. The third Mercandona supermarket will have a construction size of 3,238.58 m2 including 1,839.30 m open to the public for shopping and 205 car parking spaces, 7 of which will be adapted for less able shoppers.
Interested companies have until the 9th of September to submit their bids to build the new Centro Deportivo de Playa Honda. The brand new sports facility will be read more »
A super start in their first home game for the Rojillos (The Reds), a solitary goal early in the second half against last season’s champions by the lively Colombian Mauri earnt the Rojillos their first maximum points.
Lanzarote began the match at a good pace and after just two minutes a good cross from Rosmen was agonizingly inches away from the boot of Mauri and Kennedy.
The hosts dominated the early exchanges and it wasn’t until the 20th minute that the Tenerife side imposed their first threat of danger, a good solo run by Josimar was abruptly ended when Rojillos defender Raúl slid in to claim the ball as the striker was about to unleash.
In the 37th minute the temperamental super Lanzarote winger again showed his dark side as he got involved in a brawl and was shown the red card, fortunately for Lanzarote the visitors also had a player sent off during the handbags at ten paces.
If it had been difficult to play in the intense heat at the start of play now both teams had to play the rest of the match with just ten men apiece whilst the heat was peaking in the mid 30´s.
Just before the break 18 year old Brad Cockerill had his first read more »
Yaiza, Guatiza and Punta Mujeres are celebrating local fiestas this weekend, it’s also the big game fishing event in Puerto Calero with a midnight party in the marina to celebrate on Saturday. Here’s a summary of what’s on where……
Venue: El Chupadero, La Geria, Lanzarote
Date: Sunday 7th September 2014
Details: Los Hunos in concert with Zsolt Kovacs, Tamas Molnar & Teleki-Pal featuring legend Syl Kas.
Fiestas del Pino Punta Mujeres 2014 read more »