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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 »

Enduroman 2011, Playa Blanca, Photos & Results

Lanzarote’s Triathlon season got underway on February 5th with the Enduroman Festival of Triathlon which took place around the Calimera Royal Monica hotel, Playa Blanca. The festival consisted of 4 separate but co-ordinated events. Starting at 08:00 was the double triathlon comprising a 4.8 mile swim, (8 Km) in the Atlantic ocean just off the beach in front of the hotel, Followed by a 224 mile, (360km) Bike ride on a road circuit from the hotel , up to El Golfo and back, and finishing with a double marathon 52 mile (84Km), run from the change over area to the lighthouse and along the Avenida Marítima. Competitors have a maximum of 40 hours to complete the double.

Starting at 09:30 was the full triathlon of 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26 mile run.

Starting at 12:30 was the half triathlon of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13 mile run.

Finally Starting at 14:00 was the Olympic triathlon of 1.5km swim, 40k bike ride and 10.2km run.

The double Enduroman was won by Paul Thompson in a total time of 24hrs 14min and 35sec. 1hour 5 minutes and 7 seconds ahead of second placed Rudi Van Aelst. The leading female contender, Vicki Grunicke from Saltzburg completed the swim stage in 2hrs 45min 15secs.

The full Enduroman was won by Ugo Fabbri in a time of 14hrs 6Min 42secs. just 15min 53secs ahead of David Miles.

Enduromen David and Ugo

Above David Miles and Ugo Fabbri still smiling as they finish their Enduroman Triathlon.

20 athletes contested the half enduroman event with Mark Edward Loveday finishing in 4hrs 47mins 15secs with Tom Newman some 4min 12sec behind. The top female athlete was Mareen Hufe in a total time of 5hrs 9mins and 44secs.

Enduroman Mikel Garcia

Casting a long Shadow  read more »

Lanzarote Football, Lanzarote 1 C.D. Marino 0

31st January 2011

rosmen 300111 Another marvelous weekend for the Rojillos. A home win against a tough side and with Lanzarote’s other team, Marítima stealing a point against Las Palmas B, Lanzarote have climbed back to the summit of the Tercera Division (fourth tier). To cap things off for the Rojillos third placed side Tenerife B also failed to pick up points over the weekend.

The opening stages were even with only one deflected shot on target as both sides fought for possession. In the 19th minute Lanzarote´s first strike on goal was to prove successful. A quick thinking headed cross from defender Guayo was superbly taken down on his chest by the in form Rosmen. The striker powerfully volleyed the ball into the roof of the net leaving goalkeeper Alberto with no hope and in doing so man of the match Rosmen notched up his 12th strike of the campaign.

Suddenly the game opened up  read more »

Special Meal At Bodega Stratvs, 10th February 2011

Bodega Stratvs Despierta tus Sentidos have a cena especial (special meal) planned for their Restaurante El Aljibe del Obispo this Thursday 10th February 2011.

The meal is entitled Despierta tus Sentidos (wake up your senses), it’s priced at €40 per person and will be served at 20:30.

The chef is Bruno Rosa and sumiller (sommelier) Gustavo Palomo.

For reservations  read more »

Commerce, Leisure and Gastronomy Fair, Tías, 5th & 6th February 2011

iv feria de comercio 2011

The fifth edition of the IV Feria de Comercio, Ocio y Gastronomía (commerce, leisure and gastronomy fair) takes place this weekend in Tías, Lanzarote.

The fun starts at 10:00 until 20:00 on both Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February 2011.

Stalls and entertainment will be situated in the Plaza El Pavón and include children’s animation, Canarian music, a car exhibition and much more!  read more »

Exhibition: Glass Art, Dieter Hager, 3rd - 20th February 2011

Dieter Hager has been living in Lanzarote for nearly three decades. In 1995 he decided that his home in Puerto del Carmen just wasn’t big enough for his projects and he opened his studio in Arrecife where there was space to create his art.

Estudio 4 glass art bowl Estudio 4 glass art window Estudio 4 glass art door

Dieter is very talented, he creates some wonderful pieces of glass by  read more »

Nightlife 3rd - 6th February 2011

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



Venue: COOL, Calle José Antonio 59, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 5th February 2011

Time: 23:30 – 05:00

Details: Fusion Cool with Pedro Diaz and Robert Garcia. Entry boys €6 with one free drink, girls €6 with two free drinks. Gift of a free CD to the first 50 people.


Venue: Plaza de Valterra,  read more »

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