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Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 25, 2017

Housing Crisis Being Needs To Be Addressed

The case of “Gabriela" who was evicted from her home in Arrecife and protested outside The Cabildo, has sparked debate about the current shortage of residential housing stock on the island. There are many factors - the increase in tourism, with the subsequent increase in holiday lettings, the lack of a cohesive housing plan since 2012, the lack of new build properties, empty properties on the island, often owned by banks, the way the law favours tenants which discourages some owners from renting longer term and the increase in the island’s population. The bottom line is there is a desperate shortage of affordable rental accommodation, particularly in Playa Blanca and Arrecife, so hopefully this issue will be address shortly.

Average of 55,000 Tourists On The Island On Any Given Day

Recent figures suggest there are an average of 55,000 tourists in Lanzarote on any given day, swelling the island’s resident population by a staggering 37% to over 200,000. read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 24, 2017

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Remodelling Of Aveni read more »

Papagayo Campsite 2017

The Papagayo campsite in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote known as the Área de Acampada de Papagayo, is due to open for the summer on Wednesday 21st June until Sunday 17th September 2017.

Papagayo Camping

The registration form can be downloaded from this link http://www.cabildodelanzarote.com/Uploads/doc/20170615143721138.pdf which should be printed, completed and taken in person to the Juventud department on the first floor of the Cabildo de Lanzarote building in Arrecife, from 08:00 to 14:00 on Monday and Tuesday of next week. From 12:00 on Wednesday 21st June 2017 reservations can be made directly at the campsite. read more »

Sports Tourism On The Increase

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Figures out for 2016 show that Sport tourism accounted for 175,000 visitors to the island last year, around 7.5 of the total. The island has for some years had the aim of becoming “The European Sports Destination" and this promotional effort is bearing fruit. read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 22, 2017

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Seven Detained In Drugs Bust

The Guardia Civil has carried out raids on various places in Lanzarote and Gran Canaria to break up a drug ring operating in the islands. Cocaine and other drugs were being brought to the islands from Venezuela, for onward distribution by mules to the mainland of Spain. A total of 13 people were arrested on the two island (7 in Lanzarote) and 180KG of cocaine was confiscated. read more »

7 Year Old British Boy "Critical"

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A 7 year old British boy was airlifted to Gran Canaria in critical condition yesterday afternoon after nearly drowning at a hotel swimming pool in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 20, 2017

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Irish Lady Drowns In Puerto del Carmen

A 42 year old Irish lady, Elaine O’Donovan, tragically drowned in Puerto del Carmen in the early hours of Saturday morning. She was accompanied by a man when she decided to go swimming at 3AM. Witnesses say she was soon seen floating face down in the water, and they called emergency services while the man walked away from the scene. He has since been charged with “Failing in his duty to help," and has been bailed pending an investigation. read more »

Cactus Burger Launches

Ironman Lanzarote 2017 Road Closures

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have confirmed the road closures for the Ironman Lanzarote triathlon event taking place on the island this Saturday 20th May 2017.

Vias afectadas y horarios

Race Day Programme

05:00 Transition zone opens for athletes read more »


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