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Puerto del Carmen Carnaval, 10th - 12th March 2011


Drum roll please………..

The dates have been announced for the carnaval in Puerto del Carmen 2011, the most popular of the Lanzarote carnavals will be held from 10th to 12th March 2011. That means the grand carnaval parade will take place from 5pm onwards on Saturday 12th March. Unfortunately this year the dates, don’t coincide with the UK half term school holidays from the 21st – 25th February.  read more »

Lanzarote Football, Lanzarote 2 CD Laguna 1

After going a goal down the Rojillos turn the score line on its head in the space of 10 minutes to go sole leaders of the third division.

ruben 031010 This game will not go down as one of Lanzarote’s better performances, nevertheless to win despite a bad display is a trait that makes champions.

The Tenerife side did not let the joint league leaders settle on the ball. The Rojillos midfield engine enjoyed possession but hardly any of the play was in the opponents final third.

The first moment of danger occurred in the 12th minute. A free kick from the Lanzarote Captain Rubén Rodríguez came crashing back off the wall. C.D. Laguna then began to look the more likely to break the deadlock. In the 20th minute left back Javi Marrero saw his strike from edge of the area graze the top of the bar.

The visitors took the lead in the 35th minute. An 18 yard shot from midfielder Samuel beat the Rojillos keeper Alejandro and gave the Tenerife side the 0-1 advantage. After a poor opening half the Conejeros (locals) couldn’t moan going into the break a goal down.  read more »

Lanzarote Go Karting Grand Prix Racing League

Go Karting San Bartolomé The Go Karting track in Lanzarote is offering local businesses and organisations a chance participate in the San Bartolomé Grand Prix Racing League. Local pubs, companies and associations can enter a team of 4 drivers plus a stand in driver in a league of 8 teams to race against each other.

The racing league is the creation of owner John Spinks who wanted to create an enjoyable and affordable amateur Go Kart Racing League in Lanzarote. Initially the teams will race the 200cc karts on the hillside track but as the drivers get more experienced, John explained that he has a variation of 10 different track layouts and has promised to bring the 390cc karts in for some races, keeping the drivers on their toes!  read more »

Canary Islands Promoted In Italy, France, Canada And Poland

The Canary Island Tourist Board are currently busy promoting the islands in Italy, France, Poland and as far afield as Canada.

canary-islands-logo Italy

A delegation from Promotur and Turespaña are visiting Milan until the 9th October to recruit Italian tourists to visit the Canary Islands. At the moment around 180,000 Italians take holidays around the islands. The Canary Islands will be promoted around strategic areas of Milan including the Colonne di San Lorenzo, Arco della Pace, Piazza Cordusio and Largo La Foppa attracting attention from both the Italians and visiting tourists. More than 200 travel agents from Italy have visited the islands this year to experience first hand the facilities the Canary Islands have to offer.


The Consejería de Turismo del Gobierno de Canarias was promoting the Canary Islands in Lyon, France at the end of September with tour operator Cadence Voyages.

The islands have already been promoted at travel fairs through France during the year, they have specifically targeted the Canarias as a golf destination to the French.  read more »

XVII Concentración Nómadas, 8-10th October 2010

XVII Concentración NómadasThe motorcycle group Club de Motos Deportivo Cultural de Lanzarote Nómadas are preparing for a 3 day event in Playa Honda from the 8 to 10th October 2010.

Inscription to the event is €30 so if you have a motorbike in Lanzarote and want to meet up with the local club, please contact them by email to nomadaslanz@yahoo.es or telephone 637 72 41 70. The three day programme includes:

Friday 8th October

19:00 Inscripción

21:00 Presentación de Eventos

21:45 Cena

23:00 Música en vivo

Saturday 9th October

09:00 Inscripción  read more »

Autumn Holiday Rush

Arrecife Airport in Lanzarote UK Travel companies have reported a surge in late bookings for holidays before the 1st November 2010 as holidaymakers rush to beat the tax increases. Air passenger duty and VAT are due to increase on the 1st November 2010 and 4th January 2011.

The Canary Islands have a lovely all year round climate making them an ideal destination for a winter sunshine holiday. Here in Lanzarote you can expect temperatures to be an average of 26 degrees with 7 hours of sunshine a day, just what you need if you suffer from SAD with the dark nights closing in. Here is a link to our 15 day weather forecast for Lanzarote.

Can you squeeze in a last minute holiday in Lanzarote this month?  read more »

Have You Got Time For SARA Next Week?

SARA SARA are building a new area for the rescued cats and kittens from Monday 4th October 2010 for a week.

Can you paint, do tiling or are you an electrician?

If so then SARA need your help!  Just a few hours would make all the difference in the construction of a new cat hospital at the animal shelter in Tahiche. If you have some time next week and would like to volunteer,  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurants, Atún y Vino, 30th September - 10th October 2010

Another Lanzarote gastronomy special has been launched from today until the 10th October 2010. You may recall the Vino y Lenteja week in June or the Ruta Gastronómica through July and August, this time some of the best restaurants in Lanzarote will be preparing dishes created from local tuna and wines for you to enjoy.

The II Semana Gastronómica del Atún y el Vino will be available at the following Lanzarote restaurants:

Stratvs_Menu Restaurante Amura (Puerto Calero)

Restaurante de la Bodega Stratvs (La Geria)

Restaurante Arena (Puerto del Carmen)

Restaurante Lilium (Arrecife)

Restaurante La Puntilla (Arrecife)

Restaurante La Tegala (Mácher)

Restaurante El Risco (Famara)

Restaurante La Graciosa (Costa Teguise)

Restaurante Getaria (Costa Teguise)

Restaurante Isla de Lobos (Playa Blanca)  read more »

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