Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 42

Coach Hits Tree


A coach rolled backwards down the steep hill that gives access into Puerto del Carmen harbour read more »

Premier Holidays (Canaries) Ltd Ceases Trading

Premier Holidays is a villa rental company that trades extensively in Lanzarote, renting holiday villas to tourists on behalf of private owners.


The situation is confused at the moment, but we will update this article as and when we know more. The most important thing currently is to make people who have paid deposits and balances aware that there is an issue.

The company’s website is currently displaying a message that “All enquiries should be referred to Robson Scott in Darlington.” Robson Scott are an insolvency company. However, people who have enquired with them have read more »

Arrivals & Occupancy Figures August 2015

Puerto del Carmen tops the occupancy figures for the whole of Spain with 99.53% of tourist beds occupied in August.

Playa Flamingo August 2015


Arrecife airport in Lanzarote received 253,051 tourists last month (up 3.1%), taking the total for this year up to 1,667,978 which equates to 3.6% more than in the same period last year, and means that Lanzarote is leading the year to date tourism growth figures for the archipelago. The figures were released by Promotur-Turismo de Canarias and accompanied by a press release from Turismo Lanzarote which confirmed that the French market is leading the growth trend for the island’s emerging markets with an increase of 30%, followed by Italy (15.7%). Regarding the traditional markets, our Irish visitors recovered after a fall in July with (12.4%) and the United Kingdom (4.3%), the national market is still recovering (4.3%) and the number of our German visitors dropped (-4.4%) compared to last year.

This year Lanzarote has received read more »

La Isla Y El Mar, Puerto del Carmen - Grand Opening

We joined many islanders yesterday at the grand opening of the new boutique 4 star hotel La Isla y El Mar, in Puerto del Carmen.

La Isla y El Mar Inauguration

We were last there in December, to see how construction was going and to meet the architect, José Maria Pérez, and you can see that story here.

The property was originally called Balcón del Mar, but the massive investment has totally transformed it into a chic, beautifully detailed, very high quality hotel. All of the work commissioned has been done by Canarian companies, 80% of them from Lanzarote.

La Isla y El Mar Suite BedroomLa Isla y El Mar Suite Living

The rooms are all suites, with read more »

New Letting Law Paralysed

The Canarian government has responded to the report from the monopolies commission criticising aspects of the new letting law, by “paralysing” the law, which was enacted just before the last elections.


The good news is that the restrictive new law cannot now be enforced. The bad news is that read more »

Sunday Worship In Costa Teguise

After more than 8 years based at the Barcelo Hotel, Sunday worship in Costa Teguise is moving from this Sunday 4th October to Hotel Beatriz.


The services start at 1100 each Sunday and are for Christians of all denominations. Open read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 40

Cactus Gardens Acquire 1000 new plants


The Jardin de Cactus are acquiring 1,000 new plants over the coming months, some to replace those lost over the years and others to ensure the continuation of cactus species in danger of extinction. The famous Cesár Manrique designed gardens cover 5,000 square meters and are home to around 6,000 plants from all read more »

Spain's "Monopolies Commission" Declares New Letting Laws Restrict Competition

Following a complaint by ASCAV, The Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia has carried out a study of the new letting legislation enacted by The Canarian government.


The commission has called for two major changes to the legislation:

  • To allow owners of properties in tourist areas to apply for a letting licence
  • To allow owners of residential properties to let out individual rooms

They say the new legislation restricts competition and creates barriers to the tourism market with an overly complex application process for a licence.

The Canarian government are meeting to discuss this on Tuesday. read more »

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