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Fiestas de San Francisco Javier, Yé, 12th - 28th November 2010

Fiestas de San Francisco JavierThe tiny village of Yé in the North of Lanzarote starts their fiesta on Friday 12th November. This village is nestled at the base of Monte Corona the big volcano overlooking Órzola and close to the Mirador del Río.

A lot of these events don’t translate well into English but some of the highlights include a Flamenco evening (Gran Guateque Musical Flamenco) on the 13th with prizes for the best costumes, a children’s fiesta (Gran Fiesta Infantil) on the 14th with games, animation, music, fun and games. Wild West Fiesta (Gran Fiesta del Oeste) Friday 19th, a procession through the village (Romería) in honour of San Francisco Javier with dancing and entertainment later from El Golpito.

Salta, salta, salta – lots of jumping for the kids on Sunday 21st. Friday 26th is the exhibition of old photographs submitted for the competition, the theme is children. Saturday is the great dance (Gran Baile) with the popular band Los Conejeros. Sunday 28th is the finale of the fiesta with singers from the village and dancers from the Latin dance school with trophy presentation for the competitions held during the fiesta.


Mirador del Río Friday 12th / Viernes 12 de noviembre:

09:00 Engalanamiento del pueblo.

19:00 Inscripción para participar en el Concurso de Fotografías Antiguas (el tema elegido es el retrato infantil)

19:30 Sorteo y comienzo del “Campeonato de Envite”.

21:00 Pregón de las Fiestas a cargo de D. Jesús Betancort Montero.

21:30 Tenderete Canario amenizado por la Parranda “Pal Porrón”.  read more »

Design The Carnaval Playa Blanca 2011 Poster

Carnaval_Puerto_del_Carmen_2011 The Concejalía de Festejos in the Ayuntamiento of Yaiza are looking for a poster to represent the Playa Blanca Carnaval for 2011. The deadline is the 10th December and the theme is fairytales.

Your artwork should adhere to the following conditions:

You have to be over 16 years old to participate and submit an original artwork relating to fairytales. The size should be no bigger than 65 cm x 48 cm and no smaller than 45 cm x 28 cm. The image should include the words “CARNAVAL PLAYA BLANCA 2011” Yaiza, Lanzarote. The design has to be submitted without signature, on the back or on an accompanying document you should write your name, age, address, telephone and a photocopy of your DNI that confirms these details together with the technique used in the design.

Designs can be submitted  read more »

Reserve Your Real Christmas Tree

The Flower Power garden centre in Mácher are now taking reservations for real Christmas trees.

The trees are available in heights from 1.70m to 3.0m and will arrive in Lanzarote at the beginning of December. Once here these trees sell quickly, so contact the Flower Power team on 928 510 562 or email [email protected] to place your advance order.

I also think every home in Lanzarote should have a poinsettia for Navidad. These plants are traditional for Christmas  read more »

Drinking Water On Tap in Lanzarote

Kitchen Taps Do you remember our previous article about Ray from Agua Clara?

We thought the idea was brilliant, I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve ran out of water to drink after the shops have closed at 8pm, this has definitely been a problem for us living out of the tourist resorts where supermarkets close at 10pm.

We asked Ray to come over and see if it was possible to install a tap in our kitchen without drilling the granite worktop, it was and he installed our new drinking water tap on the sink next to our normal tap.

A month later  read more »

White Bengal Tiger Born in Lanzarote

white-bengal-tiger Rancho Texas Park have released this photo of a baby White Bengal Tiger who was born in Lanzarote on the 18th October 2010. The Panthera tigris tigris is a female and the first to be born here in the Canary Islands.

Unfortunately the baby tiger was rejected by her mother so the keepers at the park have been bottle feeding her, she is doing well and has now started to play and explore her surroundings.

The tiny white tiger named Langaia will be on view to visitors from  read more »

New Promotional Video For Lanzarote

I like the latest video released from the Lanzarote Tourist Office. The 3 minute film features lots of different locations around our unique island of Lanzarote.

The range of sports in Lanzarote are shown with film clippings from Ironman, surfing, windsurfing, cycling, rock climbing, golf, sailing, kayaking, paragliding, scuba diving and more. Scenes from carnaval highlight the atmosphere with batucada, costumes and fireworks to be experienced in February / March. There are also some stunning panoramic views showing the variety of landscape and beaches, not to mention the grunting camels!


Lanzarote……..have you been yet?  read more »

Binter Special Offer, 8th to 14th November 2010

Binter_Promotion Binter Canarias have launched a new promotion with 34,000 seats available to Canary Island residents for just €11.10 one way.

The offer is valid if you purchase flights from the 8th (08:00) to 14th (23:00) November 2010 for dates from the 1st of December 2010 through to the 28th February 2011.

Once purchased the tickets can not be amended, you must also have proof of residencia to travel. The price includes 20kg of luggage.

For more information  read more »

¡Competition Time! 2 x Jazz, Blues & Swing Tickets

miles-davis We’ve drawn the winner for last weeks competition for two tickets to the Jazz, Blues & Swing Under The Stars concert this Saturday. Judging by the amount of entries we received, that was either a really easy question or you all know your Jazz and want to win the tickets!

If you didn’t win then have a go at this week’s question or don’t wait to chance and buy your tickets online now to reserve your seats.

Here’s the question for the last set of tickets:

Which instrument did Miles Davies Play?

Email your answers including your telephone number to  read more »

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