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Whats on in Lanzarote: July 2015

The Fiestas Nuestra Señora del Carmen are celebrated around our harbours throughout the month of July. The resorts of Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen will be celebrating in mid July and late July respectively. Puerto del Carmen's fiesta continues into the first week of August. The fair will be in the harbour areas plus lots of cultural events to celebrate the patron saint of fishermen.

2-12th July: U20 European Championship Women 2015

Cartel Europeo U20 Basket Fem 2015 grande

The FIBA U20 European Women’s Championship basketball event takes place in Teguise and Tinajo from the 2nd to 12th July 2015.  read more »

Spanish Classes For Children In Lanzarote

The well established Academia L.I.L.S. has started Spanish classes for young children in Lanzarote.

Academia Lils Spanish Classes For Children Lanzarote

These classes are perfect for any children who have started at the local primary schools and need some additional help to increase their confidence and fluency in class. The course is for 2 hours per week and the teacher is also available to help with their homework.

Currently there are two classes available:  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 CF Arucas 1

The Rojillos have now mathematically guaranteed themselves a spot in the Playoffs to try and achieve Segunda B (League 1) status following this win in a pulsating match.

A-guaranteed-playoff-spot-brings-out-the-Champagne-and-beers UD Lanzarote

This was a tough game and huge credit must be given to the Gran Canarian side. After a superb second half of the season Arucas had pushed themselves to within two points of the playoffs and were mindset in becoming the first side to defeat Lanzarote at home this season.

To be fair Lanzarote had qualified for a playoff spot the week they won in Fuerteventura and maintaining a 10 point gap to the team in fifth spot who will miss out on the playoffs.

The game began at a fast pace with the Conejeros (Locals) dominating however the visitors caught the Rojillos off guard on the break in the 10thminute. The Lanzarote defence were on the backfoot as winger Tati centred and striker Ayoze showed no mercy blasting home from around the penalty spot to give his side a 0-1 advantage.

Lanzarote then carried on as they had began, dominating possession and looking the more threatening. Ten minutes later and the home side were level. Louis Kennedy took a short corner to fellow winger Toñito and  read more »

Now Is The Time To Buy A Property In Lanzarote

All through the recession, people were asking us how the property market was doing, and if we felt it had bottomed. We watched property prices drop fast initially in 2009, then more slowly in the following years. Few people were buying, and most of the places being sold were bank repossessions being bought by investors.

But towards the end of last year, and more so this year, we’re seeing much more action on the property front. We get this information anecdotally – we’re in touch with almost everyone who comes to the island, and many are telling us they are buying here, and through our currency exchange partners – we see how many of our readers are exchanging large sums for their purchases.

Property Prices

Lanzarote Complex

I decided it would be interesting to look at what’s about and to compare prices to how I remember them from 2009.

There are some real bargains out there!

San Jacinto 2 bed and Las Corona 1 bed Costa Teguise – these apartments were on the market at €180,000 a few years ago, and I have found one of each priced currently at €125,000!

I also found a 2 bed bungalow in  read more »

Sunbeds On Playa Flamingo - Still No Resolution

Yaiza Ayuntamiento still hasn’t had any takers for the tender for providing beach services at Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca, which means the beach still doesn’t have any sunbeds as we head into summer.

Flamingo

The contract to provide beds, disabled access ramps, cleaning services and umbrellas has now been offered out three times. Initially, the town hall were asking for a sum of €644,800 for the period 2014 until 2018. When that failed they reduced the figure in February this year to €473,000 for 2015 until 2019, and most recently announced a price of €332,000 last week.

Mayor Gladys Acuña expressed surprise that no company has come forward  read more »

Mercado Diecisiete

A new restaurant in Costa Teguise has caught our attention, it’s called Mercado Diecisiete and situated in Pueblo Marinero.

Mercado DiecisieteMercado Diecisiete Equipo

The restaurant’s name translates to Market Seventeen and they opened on Monday 20th April. Minato Sushi Bar from Puerto Calero is behind the new project, together with Juan Serra and Simón Pazo. Sky, air, sea, fire and earth are the elements behind the design and concept of Mercado Diecisiete, the restaurant interior is modern and creative with wine bottles buried in the floor, an open kitchen, market style food displays and  read more »

Lanzarote Beaches: Playa de la Canteria

The beautiful beach of Playa de la Cantería can be found to the left of Órzola at the foot of the Risco.

Playa de la canteriaDangerous Beach Orzola

This isn’t a beach for swimmers, there is a sign placed at the entrance to the beach prohibiting swimming, sadly lives have already been lost on this beach. It’s a lovely beach, one we particularly enjoy for walking around, there is a path above the beach to Valle Chico which has been excavated in the past for fossils, and a stone pathway to the right which follows the coastline around to the harbour and village. We’ve found some interesting items washed up here if you like beachcombing.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review: Hamburgueseria de Famara

We’ve eaten at a few places in Famara,  on our most recent visit we went looking for the Hamburguesería de Famara, don’t dismiss it for the name, this is so much more than a burger bar!

Hamburgueseria FamaraPatio Hamburguseria Famara

The restaurant can be found in the centre of the village nestled in the side street between C/ San Borondon and Avenida el Marinero, there is a selection of tables on the patio offering sun or shade as required. Apart from the recommendation from a friend, we were drawn in by the look and feel of the place, there were lots of dishes chalked up on the menu boards tempting us too.

MenuBermejo vino blanco seco

It was Sunday lunch and we’d walked 8km exploring the village and full length of the beautiful Playa Famara beach to work up an appetite, so we ordered a glass each of Bermejo dry white wine while we perused the menu and specials board. We decided on a  read more »

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