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Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Válery

Válery is not a restaurant but a high class café situated in the centre of Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

We were in need of a caffeine hit whilst browsing the summer sales on Saturday and in a flash of inspiration I remembered that we hadn’t tried this café as yet. Válery is situated on the left hand side of the main pedestrian shopping street, it’s in a corner position and has floor to ceiling glass running along the length of the premises.

Válery Lanzarote Front Counter Válery

In the front window there is a tempting display of ice cream  read more »

Fiestas del Carmen, Puerto del Carmen, 27th July to 7th August 2011

The really popular Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen in the resort of Puerto del Carmen starts today, and the full programme of events is below. Lots of the activities will take place in Plaza del Varadero which is in the old harbour area, as always there are lots of summer sporting events as well as traditional fiesta parties at the weekends. The fairground will be here and there is a firework display on Sunday 7th to mark the end of the fiesta.

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Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen 2011 Programme

Miércoles día 27 de julio / Wednesday 27th July  read more »

Diving in Lanzarote

This is a guest post from Adam Costa…….

Located in the Canary Islands, the Spanish island of Lanzarote is home to some incredible diving. Thanks to its tropical climate - temperatures range from 16-25 degrees Celsius year-round - diving is available year round with visibility up to 30 meters. Lanzarote’s waters boast over 500 different species of fish, and are especially abundant along the western shores. Playa de la Barrilla, a beach located just outside the small town of Puerto del Carmen, is the most popular entry for diving, and you’ll find numerous dive shops offering beach dives in the morning and afternoon boat dives. Below are some of the top dive sites in Lanzarote:

Dive map of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote

Punta Tiñosa  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Segway Tours

Segway Tours in Lanzarote are looking for a guide to assist with their tours based in Costa Teguise.

Segway Tours Lanzarote

Ideally the candidate should be aged between 25 and 45 years old and able to  read more »

Romería de las Nieves 2011, Teguise

Both municipalities of Teguise and Haría make the pilgrimage from these towns to the tiny church perched on the top of the Risco de Famara cliffs, the walk is to honour our Virgen de las Nieves - Lady of the snows.

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The Romería de las Nieves from Teguise will leave the football ground at 11am on Saturday 30th July to make the traditional walk up to the church overlooking Los Valles and Famara.

Romería Programme  read more »

Bermejos Rosado 2009, placed 4th by New York Times

Journalist Eric Asimov for the New York Times published an article entitled Rosés of a Different Color on their website earlier this month following a wine tasting of twenty Spanish wines available for sale in New York.

Rosado-Bermejo

Placed 4th on the list was a bottle of Bermejos Rosado  read more »

Day Trip to Fuerteventura

One of the excursions possible from Lanzarote is a day trip to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura with Lanzarote Experience Tours, I was invited to join them recently and we had a fabulous day island hopping.

The coach made its way to the various pick up points before arriving at the old harbour in Playa Blanca. We were booked on to the fast catamaran ferry with Fred Olsen to take us across the short stretch of water between the islands called the Bocaina Straits for the 10am crossing to Corralejo. 

Leaving Playa Blanca Fred Olsen Ferry

Our driver for the day was Adolfo and guide Anne Marie, we left Corralejo for La Oliva  read more »

Calm Sea Festival in Playa Honda, 29th & 30th July 2011

The Mar en Calma summer festival will be held again in Playa Honda at the end of July.

Mar en Calma Playa Honda 2011

This is the fourth year for the festival, the theatre and concert performances will be based in  read more »


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