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Shark & Dolphin Found Dead In Lanzarote

In the past ten days both a shark and dolphin have been washed up dead along the coast of Lanzarote.

Shark_C7_José_Luis_Carrasco Delfín Muerto Conocer Lanzarote

The shark was found on Playa de Los Charcos in Costa Teguise on the 31st January. The shark was identified from the bluntnose sixgill family or albafara in Spanish, it was approximately 3 metres in length. A large wound was visible on it’s back, there’s speculation if this was inflicted by another animal or possibly by human intervention as the fin was missing. This type of shark is normally found in deepwater up to 2,000 metres and not normally something that would be seen off the beaches in Lanzarote.

This morning a dolphin was found on the black beach of Playa Quemada. The dolphin was about 2.2 metres in length, a post mortem examination by the biologists from the Whale Museum will be performed to try and establish the cause of death.  read more »

Lanzarote, European Sports Destination

A new brand has been created to promote Lanzarote as a European Sports Destination.Lanzarote European Sports Destination

The announcement made yesterday confirmed that this new brand of sports tourism will be presented to the Spanish Olympic Committee in Madrid on the 19th February. Lanzarote is already reknown internationally as a destination for winter training, triathlon, sailing, surfing and windsurfing. There are already 30 sport events including 4 world championships held through the year covering 13 sport disciplines.

A work group will be formed in the coming months consisting of representatives who  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Active Adventures

Active Adventures based in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote have a full time job available selling adventure sports holidays to their destinations around the world.

Active_Adventures The successful candidate will be:

- Working 5 days a week: 09:00 to 12:00, 15:00 to 20:00 Thursday and Sunday off, and 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturday.

- They will be selling adventure sports holidays via email and phone, responding to web/phone enquiries.

- There is a basic wage of 100 Euros per week, plus commission on each sale, with expected earnings (based on the average of current staff for the last three months) to be around 1,300 per month, although it will take them a minimum of 2 months to work up to full target.

- Free scuba diving, windsurfing and surfing are also perks.

- 25 days holiday a year.  read more »

Lanzarote Bodegas, La Geria

The Bodega La Geria is the first wine bodega situated on the road from Uga through the La Geria wine region in Lanzarote.

Bodega La Geria La Geria Church 

This large impressive building is set behind the tiny church with views out over the fields of vines and Timanfaya. We entered the bodega, there was an information displayed that explained this bodega produces 300,000 bottles of wine per year. The Malvasía Volcánica, Listán Negra and Moscatel grape vines are planted 3 metres deep with a diameter of 8 metres to shelter the plants from the wind.

Bodega La Geria Wine Barrels Bodega La Geria wine tasting

Eager to sample their wines (degustación), we selected the Manto, Moscatel and Tinto for tasting. You get a really good measure for €1 per glass!  read more »

Bliss in Playa Blanca

Cathi Hart moved to Lanzarote last year, settling in the southern resort of Playa Blanca

Bliss Pedicure Cathi is a UK qualified beautician and has re-opened her business called Bliss over here in Lanzarote. The range of beauty treatments available include waxing, manicures, pedicures, tinting and facials which can be booked either at Cathi’s or in the comfort of your own home / holiday accommodation.

As my feet were in desperate need of a pamper I booked a pedicure earlier this week. Whilst I lay relaxing with Cathi massaging all kinds of potions into my feet we chatted generally about life in Lanzarote.  I must try Sebastyan’s Greek Restaurant next time I want to eat out in Playa Blanca.

I wanted to know more about Bliss  read more »

St Valentine's Events in Lanzarote

There are a variety of special events to celebrate St Valentine’s Day with your loved one in Lanzarote from Friday 11th through to Monday 14th February.

Friday 11th February

D&R San Valentín

Discoteca D & R, Puerto Naos, Arrecife

A night of love with free entry and drinks 2 x 1


Saturday 12th February

 Cafe del Carmen Fiesta San Valentín

Club Restaurante Cafe del Carmen,  read more »

Lanzarote Weather, January

The first week of January was just perfect, crisp bright mornings and hazy sunny afternoons with no wind to speak of. The evenings were cool as there was no cloud cover, we recorded a temperature of 12.8 degrees overnight.After The Rain

We had a forecast from the 7th of some cloud and an odd chance of showers creeping in the following week, we actually had simply stunning weather until Saturday 22nd January then some sudden showers. The other Canary Islands had a calima from the 18th but it never really reached this island.

The heavens opened on  read more »

Ryanair Leave 100 Belgian Students In Lanzarote

A group of 100 students from the Open University in Brussels were refused entry to a Ryanair flight regarding a dispute over excess baggage charges on Saturday.Lanzarote Airport

The flight that had been due to leave Lanzarote airport at 10:15 for Cherleroi in Brussels actually departed at 13:51 with only 66 passengers on board.

The students had spent the week holidaying in Puerto del Carmen, two large groups had arrived from the university two days apart on the 27th and 29th January 2011.  The situation arose because several of the students had refused to pay the excess luggage charges when they were over the allowance of 10kg as allowed by Ryanair.

The Guardia Civil were called to intervene and evacuate the students from the plane so that the pilot could ensure the safety of the flight and other passengers. According to the police the students protest was peaceful, there was no fight and no one was detained. Ryanair issued a press release stating that  read more »

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