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Register Now For Your Vote

Vote symbol If you want to vote in the Spanish municipal elections the 22nd May 2011, you need to make sure that you are registered on the censo electoral (electoral role) before the deadline of the 15th January 2011.

If you are an EU citizen living in Lanzarote then according to the Mandate EHAJ2264I20'10 (BOE de 28 de agosto) you are entitled to vote in the forthcoming municipal elections if the following applies:

* You have Spanish residencia

* You are aged over 18 years old

* You have lived in Spain without a break for five years

* You are registered at your local ayuntamiento (you have a certificado de empadronamiento)

For more information  read more »

The Sales Have Started!

rebajas 50The winter sales in Lanzarote started yesterday the 7th January after Kings and last until the 6th March 2011. 

You can expect discounts of 50% in most of the shops with some prices slashed to 70%. The secretary general of Confederación Española de Comoercio (CEC) announced that retailers should expect to sell between 5 - 10% more products during the sales this year than last year, although invoicing might be 2% - 6% less due to the lower prices.

Don’t worry if you’re not here until the summer months, the dates for this year’s summer sales have already been confirmed as starting on the 1st July through to the 31st August 2011.


Have you been shopping in Lanzarote? Why not visit:  read more »

Lanzarote Football, U.D. Lanzarote 2, U.D. Realejos 1

6th January 2011

U.D. Lanzarote briefly moved back to top spot following a narrow win against the leagues bottom club with goals from striker Rosmen and defender Saúl.

rosmen 050111 UD Lanzarote The match was certainly not a spectacle, however for the many expat supporters who have been struggling with the harsh British winter, having a beer and watching football at a 5pm kick off time with a cloudless sky in 24 degrees heat, the match was magic.

The Rojillos went straight into the attack and in the 7th minute Echedey put fellow striker Rosmen through with a clear run at goal. The tall striker never looked confident and his strike reflected this as his poorly hit effort did not test the Tenerife keeper as the ball flew two yards wide of his left upright.

The opening goal came in the 28th minute  read more »

Proyecto de Ocio y Tiempo Libre, January to April 2011

The Concejalía de Juventud have organised a programme of courses called Proyecto de Ocio y Tiempo Libre "motiva2".

These classes are designed to stimulate new hobbies and interests for the island’s youth aged 14 or older and include some really interesting subjects such as DJ school, t-shirt design, massage, fitness, photography and batucada.

Taller de Monólogos TALLER DE MONÓLOGOS

Date: 24th January to 14th April 2011

Location: Centro Sociocultural de Tinasoria, Los Geranios, Arrecife

Classes: Monday & Thursday 18:00 – 19:00

Places: 20

Taller de MasajeTALLER DE MASAJE

Date: 24th January – 11th April 2011

Location: Local de Las Salinas Autindara, Arrecife

Classes: Monday 18:30 – 20:00

Places: 15

Taller de Malabares TALLER DE MALABARES

Date: 24th January to 14th April 2011

Location: Centro Sociocultural de Tinasoria, Los Geranios, Arrecife

Classes: Tuesday & Thursday 17:00 – 18:00

Places: 20  read more »

Meditation at Playa Chica, 8th January 2011

Meditación benefica con cuencos tibetanos en la Playa If you fancy meditating on the beach this weekend, Mundo Armonia will be in Puerto del Carmen.

During the evening there will be meditation, relaxation and a mini concert with Cuencos Tibetanos y Cuarzo (Tibetan bowls).

This is a fund raising event for the animal shelter SARA so a donation of €2 is requested to  read more »

Nightlife, 7-9th January 2011

Here’s our nightlife guide as to what’s on in the pubs, clubs and other events this weekend across Lanzarote.


La Cantina

Venue: La Cantina, Leon y Castillo, La Villa de Teguise, Lanzarote

Date: Friday 7th January 2011

Time: 9:30 til late

Details: Live music with Talulah and Jake. Read our review about their last gig there: No Lack Of Talent In Lanzarote

Venue:  read more »

Three Kings 2011

We watched the Three Kings Cabalgata in Costa Teguise yesterday. Normally we go to Arrecife to watch the larger parade at night but it made a very pleasant change to arrive in  beautiful warm sunshine and wait for the Kings who were leaving from the Gran Meliá Salinas hotel around 5pm. We found a table on the terrace of El Bocadito, ordered a round of drinks and waited for the procession. Our friend’s children were excited, this was the first time they would have been in Lanzarote for Reyes.

Reyes Batucada Reyes Baltasar

The start was later than planned, which is par for the course when you live in Spain, the police closed the road to traffic and we could hear the sound of a Batucada band in the distance. The kids started bouncing up and down with excitement as the procession made it’s way towards us, adults started to move to the rhythm of the drums and all of a sudden the Kings Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar were here, riding their camels  read more »

Pay As You Go Sim Card, Vodafone

Here is our guide to buying a pay as you go sim card on the Vodafone network in Spain.Vodafone Sim Card

Currently, a sim card is €12.93 including €2 credit, a simple mobile phone (choice of Nokia or Samsung) with sim card is €17 including €12 credit and a 2 year guarantee.To purchase a phone or sim card you have to show your ID, a passport is sufficient. See the range of Vodafone Mobiles here.

If you purchased the phone and sim card (why wouldn’t you!) then you have to place the sim card in the new phone to activate the credit. You can check the balance by dialling (*134#). If you have an existing phone that you would prefer to use, you can now swap the sim card over.

Blackberry Service

The sim card is already data enabled, if you want to add the Blackberry service which costs €3.50 (plus local IGIC) per week. This service takes up to 48 hours to propagate.

To activate send this text to 2222: alta

Tariff Plans

Unless you activate one of these plans you will be paying 38 cents per minute!

Fines semana gratis

Includes 350 minutes of free calls  read more »

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