Stockazo 2015

The 3rd edition of the discount shopping event Stockazo will be held in Arrecife, Lanzarote on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th June.

Stockazo Junio 2015

More than 70 shops in the capital have registered to participate in this flash sale event where the minimum discount offered is 30%. The shops won’t close for siesta on Friday, remaining open from 10am right through to 11pm and extended opening hours until 3pm on Saturday.

There will be live music, batucada, street theatre, children’s activities and other surprises around the central streets of Arrecife during Stockazo. It’s not just the shops, you will also find discounted pricing and offers in local bars and cafés.

Friday 12th June

10:00 - 23:00 Shops open

10:00 - 13:00 Clowns (trío Kankamusa)

16:00 - 20:00 Clowns (trío Kankamusa)

16:00 - 20:00 Giant children’s games in C/ Canalejas & C/ Real

17:00 Children’s theatre in C/ Real

18:00 Children’s theatre in C/ Real San Francisco

18:00 Pasacalles Batucada Merecumbé (drum procession) from Cuatro Esquinas to La Plazuela

19:00 Tío Matt live music in La Plazuela  read more »

European Freestyle Pro Tour 2015

July is generally the windiest month in Lanzarote and when the professional windsurfers visit the island.

European Freestyle Oro Tour 2015

The European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) was first held in Costa Teguise in July 2014 after Lanzarote was dropped from the Professional Windsurfers Assocation (PWA) tour calendar.

This year’s EFPT will be held from the 8th to 12th July and the pros will be competing for €5000 prize money. Windsurfing conditions for the event are described as 3-4 metre waves & choppy on the inside, with 15-30 knots side-shore wind. The weather conditions weren’t great last year and the organisation arranged a last minute tow in competition, which the spectators on Playa Las Cucharas loved!

Local event contact is worldcup freestyler Antxon Otaegui at  read more »

UK Brand Food Shopping For Tourists

Maceys Supermarket in Lanzarote offer a taste from home for the UK expat residents on the island, they also provide a one stop shop for tourists wanting to buy British brands when on holiday.

Maceys Lanzarote

Before you all start commenting about enjoying our local Spanish food and embracing the culture, there are some nervous travellers out there who like to be reassured that they can purchase food and products that they’re used to, from a supermarket where the staff speak English.

You can find Maceys supermarket situated on the main road  read more »

What's The Black Stuff On The Soil In Lanzarote?

It’s called Picón, and it’s volcanic ash from the eruptions here in the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll find it everywhere around volcanoes here. Most commonly, it’s black, but you can get a red version from areas like Montaña Roja in Playa Blanca.


Why is it used when growing stuff?

Putting a layer of picón on the soil when planting has several benefits:

It prevents soil erosion

With our incredibly dry climate and steady breezes, soil very quickly turns to dust here, and is then blown away! The weight of the picón prevents this happening.


It acts as a weed barrier

A healthy layer of picón stops weeds poking through, and makes it easy to spot and pull them out before they get established.


It helps keep moisture in the soil

Simply having a layer on top of the soil reduces it’s direct  read more »

Which Fariones Hotel In Lanzarote Should I Book?

Do you know the difference between the three Fariones hotels situated in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote?

Grupo Fariones Puerto del Carmen

Here’s our guide to the Los Fariones, Suite Hotel Fariones Playa and Apartamentos Fariones to help determine which location is best for your kind of holiday in Lanzarote.

Each of the properties have a heated swimming pool during the winter months (1st November to 30th April) and free WiFi with coverage in the rooms as well as common areas. Accommodation can be booked for bed & breakfast or half board in each of the locations. The hotel group also offer a flexi dine scheme aimed at guests who stay in bed & breakfast accommodation but may want to enjoy half board on selected evenings during their stay. This can be booked at any of the hotel receptions and dinner is served at the Suite Hotel Fariones Playa.

Los Fariones Hotel 4*

Los Fariones beach

The four star Fariones was the first hotel to be built in the holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen, opening in 1966. The hotel offers a beautiful green oasis of mature palms surrounding the terrace and pool area and has direct access to a secluded sandy beach.

Each of the 248 hotel rooms have sea views, the accommodation range includes 52 standard double rooms (31m2), and 43 high floor double rooms (31m2), 116 Junior suites (36m2), 25 single rooms (24m2), plus 6 suites and 6 bungalows. Maximum occupancy in the double rooms and suites is 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child. The restaurant is buffet style with a choice of meat and fish cooked to order. We’ve eaten here on several occasions, the quality of food is very good and there’s a lovely shaded terrace area for al fresco dining.

Los Fariones Swimming Pool & Terrace

The main swimming pool area is very relaxed with direct sea views and natural shade from the palms. A second smaller pool is  read more »

Special Offers Lanzarote Hotels - Villa Vik And Sandos Papagayo

We have two exclusive special offers at Lanzarote Hotels currently:

Villa Vik Adults Only Hotel

This is an exclusive 5 star boutique hotel in El Cable, between Playa Honda and Arrecife. The rooms are spacious and very stylish with luxury bathrooms and private balconies or terraces.

The hotel features 14 accommodation units. Guests are welcomed at the reception in the lobby, which offers a 24-hour check-out service. Amenities include a safe. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant, a breakfast room and a bar. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces. Additional services include room service and a laundry. A bicycle hire service gives guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding area independently.

All rooms feature air conditioning and a private bathroom. A balcony or terrace is also included as standard. The accommodation units each feature a double bed. Among the amenities are a safe and a minibar. Internet access, a telephone, a TV and wireless internet access are provided as standard. In each of the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a spa bath and a hairdryer. The hotel offers an outdoor pool. A terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. The hot tub offers revitalisation. Active guests have various leisure options to choose from, including cycling/mountain biking and golf. Various meals and board options are bookable.

Villa Vik 1  Villa Vik 2

Villa Vik 3  Villa Vik 4

Offer – 20% discount

The offer is for a 20% discount on normal rates, and a  read more »

Von Karman Vortices

NASA have published this stunning image of Madeira and the Canary Islands captured on the 20th May 2015.

Von Karman Vortices

The swirly pattern seen in the clouds are known as Von Kármán Vortices, named after the Hungarian American physicist who was the first person to explain how these patterns appear. These swirls were formed when the fluid flow of wind was broken by the peaks of the volcanoes on the islands.  read more »

Marina Lanzarote

Include a visit to the Marina Lanzarote when exploring the capital of Arrecife, there’s a different variety of shops, bars and restaurants here to other locations around the island.

Marina Lanzarote 1

In the daytime the marina’s great for shopping, you can find brands such as Much Sneakers, Sunglass Hut, Terali Shoes, North Sails, Springfield and Aloe Lanzarote amongst other clothing, accessory and perfume shops.

Marina Lanzarote WalkwayShops Marina Lanzarote

Marina Lanzarote is easy to find, it’s opposite the natural seawater lagoon of Charco de San Ginés and between the two castles along the coast of the capital. The closest bus stop is  read more »

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