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Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Ca 'Pipo, Playa Blanca

Bar Cafetería Ca'Pipo I think we may have found the best value “menu del día” in Lanzarote!

Bar – Cafetería Ca ’Pipo is situated in the town centre of Playa Blanca, in the newest shopping area C.C. Correillo near the HiperDino supermarket. They have a “menu anticrisi” which is available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week between 12:30 and 15:30. For just €3.90 you get a starter, main meal, dessert and a drink of water. The starter is a choice of salad or soup and the main meal is a choice of fish or meat, there is a dessert provided which can be fruit, ice cream or cake.

We were offered either vegetable soup or potato and vegetable salad, we opted for the salad and a huge portion was immediately brought out with fresh bread. The cubes of potato were cooked to perfection mixed with fresh chives and mayonnaise, I managed 3/4 of the serving before admitting defeat.

Ensalada Papas Pescado Empanado  read more »

Fiestas de Femés, San Marcial de Rubicón, 1st - 10th July 2010

The village of Femés has been busy with final preparations for their annual fiesta. The work on the building in the plaza is almost finished, the giant carpa (tent) has been erected, flags have been stretched over the roads and the kerb stones have been given a fresh coat of white paint. Also, the traffic passing through Femés now has the option to continue straight on over the roundabout or route around the square to see the wonderful mirador to Playa Blanca and Fuerteventura.


The fiesta programme for San Marcial is:

Femes Balcony Thursday 1st July 2010

20:30 Pregón de las fiestas, a cargo del timplista Benito Cabrera, en la Iglesia de San Marcial de Rubicón.

A continuación, actuación del grupo Pulso y Púa de Arrecife, en la Iglesia de San Marcial de Rubicón.

Friday 2nd July 2010

11:00 Juegos infantiles.

21:00 Play-Back Simpatía, de Arrecife.

A continuación, actuación de el Trío Musical Borrón y Cuenta Nueva.

Saturday 3rd July 2010

11:00 Carrera de coches teledirigidos, en el campo de fútbol.

21:00 “Teatro Somos”, de Playa Honda, con la obra “En el Parque”.

A continuación, Baile Canario con la Parranda Los Salineros de La Hoya y El Golpito.

Sunday 4th July 2010

11:00 Juegos infantiles y colchoneta de agua.

18:00 Misa.  read more »

Lanzarote Weather, June

Clouds We started the month of June with a high temperature alert for Lanzarote. We were warned to expect temperatures over 34ºC together with little or no wind which we enjoyed and our dogs slept in the shade or on the cool tiled floors. We had rain overnight on the 10th, there were some quite heavy showers which was unusual for the time of year.

Our beautiful blue sky was lost for a week to 10 days from the mid to end of the month, it seems it went to visit the UK to shine over Glastonbury and Wimbledon!  read more »

Fiestas Nuestra Señora del Carmen, La Villa de Teguise, 1st - 18th July 2010


The first of the Nuestra Señora del Carmen fiestas in Lanzarote began today in the old capital of La Villa de Teguise. There is a full programme of events planned from the 1st to the 18th July 2010 which can be downloaded as an attachment below. The party starts on Friday 2nd July with some of the best DJ’s in Lanzarote from 10pm at the tent on the large market square. There’s a jazz concert on the 9th July XIX Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken and a Gran Verbena on the 10th and much more.

Thursday 1st July 2010

18:00 Engalanamiento del pueblo con salida desde La Plaza Camilo José Cela y enyesque al f inal i zar para los participantes.

Fiestas del Carmen 2010Friday 2nd July 2010

11:00 La radio en la calle “La Villa está de fiesta”, junto al Palacio Spínola. Radio Municipal de Teguise 107.1 FM.

20:30 Pregón a cargo del Grupo de Teatro Esperanza Spínola con la representación de la obra “Tan perfecto no te quiero” en el teatro Hnas. Manuela y Esperanza Spínola de Teguise.

22:00 Exhibición de Dj´s en La Carpa Municipal con la participación de: DJ Javi Sánchez, DJ Pedro Díaz, DJ Adrián Rodríguez, DJ Ludo, DJ Juan Hernández, DJ Borja Maneje.

Saturday 3rd July 2010

11:00 Día del niño con juegos, hinchables, talleres y mucha diversión en La Plaza de La Mareta.  read more »

I Ruta Gastronómica Arrecife, 1st July - 31st August 2010

Arrecife the capital of Lanzarote is looking to attract tourists through July and August with their Ruta Gastronómica promotion where you can go to try local tapas dishes from €2. The initiative is being promoted on the new website ruta gastronomica arrecife 2010 where a leaflet with interesting places to visit during a day in Arrecife can be downloaded as well as restaurant suggestions to taste typical Canarian cuisine.

Leaflet 1 leaflet 2

¿Quieres conocer la gastronomía de Canarias?

The Guanches staple food was Gofio and this has remained in the Canarian gastronomy along with meat from their grazing flocks of goats, sheep and pigs which also provided dairy products of milk and butter. The dishes were influenced over time by the explorers calling into the islands before sailing the Atlantic, these ships arrived stocked with sugar cane, vines and bananas.

Bars & Restaurants Featured

The following restaurants are listed as participating along with a suggested dish to try on your visit, opening hours and a location map are available.

Café Guernika, Calle Ginés de Castro. Suggestion: Almogrote sobre tostadas de pan integral al aceite ecológico Arbequina.

Bar Andalucia, Calle Luis Martin. Suggestion: Brandada de cherne.

Er Cuchitri, Vía Medular. Suggestion: Cazón en adobo.

Restaurante Museo del Vino, Calle García de Hita. Suggestion: Chipirones a la plancha con mojo y papas arrugadas.

Restaurante Lilium, Calle José Antonio. Suggestion: Croquetas de platano con un toque de chacón servidos con mahonesa de verbahuerto.

A la vuelta Bar, Calle Manuel Miranda. Suggestion: Delicias de cherne al Rubicon y cilantro.

Pastelería Lamontgne, Calle José Antonio. Suggestion: Pastel La Palma.

La Puntilla vinos y comidas, Avenida César Manrique. Suggestion: Plato canario del día.

Cafeteria Central, Leon y Castillo. Suggestion: Salpicón de Marisco.

Café ConVerso, Calle Coronel Bens. Suggestion: Tosta de pan de aloe vera con queso fresco y jengibre.  read more »

Clubbin' Lanzarote, 1st - 4th July 2010

Here’s the Lanzarote Information guide to what’s happening in the clubs around the island this weekend.


Fiestas del Carmen 2010

Venue: Carpa House, La Villa de Teguise, Lanzarote

Date: 2nd July 2010

Time: 22:00 – 04:00

Entry: Free


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Playa Blanca:

Marea  read more »

XXXII Subida de Haría 2010

Jesús Machín Crash XXXII Subida de Haría The XXXII Subida de Haría motor racing was exciting on Saturday, there were two crashes on the course and fortunately no-one was injured.

The first car to leave the road was (no 30) Francisco Lemes in his Ford Escort WRC, this accident happened on the long stretch after the junction from Tabayesco and before the first bend on the ascent to the mirador. Bouncing along two stretches of barrier with enough force to lift the concrete out of the ground, the Escort came to rest minus a wheel and blocking the road halting the rally whilst the marshals called for an ambulance to check the driver and a grúa to remove the car.

Francisco Lemes grúa Rally ambulance Francisco Lemes barrier

The race started with the same order as before and unbelievably the next car to crash was (No 32) Jesús Machín in his Skoda Octavia WRC another driver from the Escudería Racing Tías team. This crash happened right in front of me, the wheels locked and the Skoda slid straight into the bend half way up the climb, the low wall held and Jesús emerged from the car to calmly remove his helmet and make a mobile phone call to report the damage.

Jesús Machín going Jesús Machín gone Jesús Machín drop

Remarkably despite his crash Jesús Machín won the event thanks to his previous time of 4:43.785, if you’d like to see some of the action on video have a look at this one from Submarinis.

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Playa Flamingo, Playa Blanca

We were asked recently by a comment from Rankgowers if we could report back on the progress of the restoration of Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

Playa Cerrada Playa Flamingo Presupuesto Playa Flamingo

Work on the popular beach of Playa Flamingo started at the end of October following a 4 year wait, I last visited the beach as part of my promenade walk in January 2010 where evidence of work was visible and part of the beach was still open.

Diggers & lorry on the beach Building site

However at the moment the beach is closed with no access allowed, today it looked more like a building site with diggers, a crane and dumper trucks driving loads off the beach. Unfortunately there is no indication of how long the project is expected to take on the notice board, simply the presupuesto amount of €2.568,178 Euros stated.

Lorry and diggers Playa Blanca Access Playa Flamingo

Playa Blanca still has the town beach, Playa Dorada and Papagayo but the facilities at Playa Flamingo are off limits for the time being.  read more »

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