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The Cabildo Pays Up

The Cabildo of Lanzarote signed an agreement with EPEL (Ente Público Empresarial Local) on Monday 7th March for a loan which will allow them to pay off a significant amount of outstanding debt to the municipalities of Haría, Yaiza and Tinajo.

Cabildo de Lanzarote Ayuntamiento de Haria

You may have noticed the public yellow ribbon campaign (La Cueva y Los Jameos son de Haría) started by José Torres Stinga the Alcalde of Haría Ayuntamiento (President of Haria Council), protest banners have adorned the council offices and vehicles for several months to highlight the situation.

The Cabildo pay a fee to  read more »

Disabled Access in Lanzarote

We’ve received a few requests for information regarding places to visit with good disabled access in Lanzarote.

wheelchair friendly lanzarote We’ve now added a page to our website called Lanzarote Accessibility. Please, if you are in a wheelchair or someone in your family / friend is and you live or visit the island of Lanzarote, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for recommendations for great places around Lanzarote that are wheelchair friendly, we want to know……

Which beach has the best access?

Which restaurant has the best layout and toilet facilities for a wheelchair user?

What taxi service offers a ride on service?  read more »

Lanzarote Accessibility

On this page we will aim to bring you details of local companies and places in Lanzarote who are considered wheelchair friendly.

As abled bodied people, we can sometimes take for granted the access we have to our beaches, swimming pools, transport and tourist attractions.

Please let us know if you need to hire any mobility aids for your visit to Lanzarote Mobility Aids HIre Request and we'll ask our recommended companies to give you a quote.  read more »


Batucada is the sound of carnival in Lanzarote, you just can’t help but move your feet to the beat!

Batucada Puerto del Carmen Carnival Woman Batuca

The rhythm of batucada originates from the Brazilian sound of samba. A large group is required to play the wide variety of percussion instruments which include some or all of the following:

Apito – whistle, usually played by the leader to instruct the group  read more »

Barranquismo in Lanzarote

I’m not quite sure how to translate Barranquismo, it’s not abseiling or canyoning due to the lack of flowing water, barranquismo is descending down barrancos with harness and ropes in Lanzarote.

Nacho Barranquismo going up

Nacho is a local Spanish guide who has a range of outdoor activities based around the island of Lanzarote, his company is called Senderismo Lanzarote. I’ve wanted to join in with some of his activities for some time and have now found a willing companion to share the experience with me.

I went along to a beginner’s level barranquismo day at the weekend  read more »

Lanzarote Football, Lanzarote 2 C.D. Victoria 1

27th February 2011

The Rojillos incredibly came back from a goal down and stole a winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time to strengthen their lead at the top to four points.

The first half was a poor affair with Lanzarote edging possession and with the two best chances. In the 32nd minute Toñito cut inside his defender and unleashed a powerful low drive which was saved by the feet of veteran keeper Antonio. UD Lanzarote guayo

Two minutes later and defender Angel Gil saw his strike from the edge of the box clip the woodwork with the keeper well beaten. The La Palma side replied in the 36th minute with a well worked move down the right which led to midfielder Závan to have a clear strike at goal. His effort from 10 yards was miss hit and comfortably saved by the Rojillos keeper Alejandro.

The beginning of the second period  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Sunset Beach

If you’re thinking of coming over to Lanzarote for a bar job this summer then this could be for you!

Playa Grande Puerto del Carmen The Sunset Beach bar in Puerto del Carmen advertised the following job on their Facebook page Sunset Beach Lanzarote recently.

They are looking for staff to start from the mid to end of April. The ideal person would be  read more »

Approved, Modernisation of Puerto del Carmen

The president of the Canarian Government, Paulino Rivero confirmed on Friday that they have approved the draft plan for the modernisation, improvement and increase of tourism competiveness for the Lanzarote resort of Puerto del Carmen.

The plan requires an investment of 60 million Euros!

Modernisation Plans Puerto del Carmen Tomo_1_Memoria Tomo_2_Acciones Tomo_3_Planos Tomo_4_Estudio_Economico

The modernisation plans have already been agreed with the Ayuntamiento de Tías, Cabildo de Lanzarote and Gobierno de Canarias which means that businesses can now act on them by applying for licenses in accordance with the improvements at the local council in Tías.

The full plan has  read more »

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