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Famara Carnival Programme 2011

It’s party time in Famara this weekend, the last place to celebrate carnival for 2011 in Lanzarote. Don’t forget the Isla de Lanzarote World Tour Santa Pro Kite competition is being held on Playa Famara until Sunday too.

Famara Carnival 2011

Saturday 9th April

19:00 Procession  read more »

Our Guide To Arrecife

Arrecife is a diverse and interesting place to visit during your holiday, here’s our guide as to what to do and where to go.

Castillo de San Gabriel

The Castillo de San Gabriel is situated in the centre, it is currently undergoing renovation and will re-open as the history museum for the capital. The impressive drawbridge is called the Puente de las bolas and was constructed in 1599 by engineer Leonardo Torriani as part of the city’s defense against pirate attacks. The name refers to the balls resting on top of the pillars.

More information: History Museum of Arrecife & Castillo San Gabriel


Castillo San José Castillo de San José is the International Museum of Contemporary Art (MIAC) and situated overlooking the port, there is a bar and restaurant which you can visit separately as well as the art exhibitions. This 18th century castle is also often used for entertainment as a concert hall.

More information: Castillo San José


La Recova MarketThe beautiful little La Recova market is hidden away in the centre, accessed by small passageways. There is a selection of artisan craft shops together with a fresh food market on the weekdays and a second hand market on a Saturday.

More information: La Recova Market



Charco San Ginés The sea water lagoon known as El Charco de San Ginés is a beautiful open space just off the city centre. Here you will find small boats moored and tapas bars. In the summer there are entertaining jolatero races and the men playing with their model sailing boats. Look out for the alley way back to the San Ginés church called El Aguaresío.  read more »

No Camping At San Juan In Famara

It looks like there won’t be a campsite at San Juan in Famara this year. San Juan courtesy of Ayuntamiento de Teguise

Normally camping at San Juan opens for Easter and the summer months but following a demarcation of the land in this area, the Ayuntamiento of Teguise have confirmed that there is definitely no camping allowed this April. The council have filed an appeal against the decision, as it is possible to camp on the beach in La Graciosa.

The demarcation of the land Los Dises y Caleta de La Villa  read more »

Ground Handling Services Strike Averted

The employees of the company Clever who run the ground handling services at Lanzarote Airport were threatening strike action in April. Clever_Handling_Services

The dispute arose over the suspension of 14 workers at the airport, the workers stated that these employees could not be dismissed due to a significant increase in their workload over the past year, which is expected to continue to rise. The employees said that the company intended to lay off employees with permanent contracts who had worked there for a number of years, in favour of hiring temporary staff.  read more »

Circus Fun For Children, 7th, 8th & 9th April 2011

Tarde de Circo There are a few circus events in Lanzarote for children this week.

The first is the Prepárate para el Circo (prepare for the circus) at the Sociedad in Mácher, 7th April at 18:00 to 21:00. The circus class is for children aged from 6 years old and run by the Escuela Canaria de Circo. The circus lesson will include juggling, balancing, balloon modelling and more. It’s provided free of charge in conjunction with the Ayuntamiento of Tías.

Tomorrow  read more »

The Lanzarote Information Treasure Hunt, 23rd April 2011

Lanzarote Information Treasure Hunt Come and participate in our Lanzarote Information Treasure Hunt on Saturday 23rd April 2011.

The event will be based around the North of Lanzarote and you’ll need a car and a co pilot to join in! We’re inviting both residents and visitors to the island to come along, have some fun, maybe discover a bit of Lanzarote you haven’t seen and meet some new people.  read more »

Have You Spotted The Google Street View Car In Lanzarote?

A black Opel Astra car is currently cruising the streets of Lanzarote taking images to upload for the Google street view maps.

google-street-view-logo  read more »

Bintazo Time Again, 4th - 10th April 2011

Now it’s Binter’s turn to offer discounted flights to island hop between the Canary Islands.


Buy your ticket between the 4th and 10th April and get one of 30,000 seats for sale at special prices:  read more »

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