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Lanzarote Car Hire - No Credit Card And No Deposit

We’re often asked about the car hire service we offer, and two of the most common questions are: “Can I hire if I don’t have a credit card?” and “Do you take a large deposit off my debit card?”

Jeep Wrangler for hire  Polo GTi for hire

The answer to the first is yes – a debit card is perfectly acceptable  read more »

Lanzarote Videos - Plane Spotting and Playa Chica

Here are some more videos from our friend Jalle.

Jalle

In the first he takes us plane spotting, then he takes us aboard an aircraft for a south west departure with stunning views of Los Pocillos and Puerto del Carmen.  read more »

Jellyfish Warning 2014

It’s official, the dreaded jellyfish are back for the first time this year. We’ve received a Jellyfish Campaign notice from the Consorcio de Seguridad y Emergencias de Lanzarote with some general advice and preventive recommendations about how to avoid and deal with jellyfish stings.

Jellyfish Campaign

The notice was issued on the 16th April, just in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend, when jellyfish warnings were being posted on the affected beaches of Lanzarote.

Beach goers are asked to be vigilant and take notice of flags or warning notices placed by the beach lifeguards to advise users that “medusas” have been found to be present in the water that day.

The following advice has been issued by Dirección General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y del Mar del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino (MAMR) of what to do if stung by a jellyfish.

Treatment of jellyfish stings

* Do not scratch or rub the affected area

* Wash the area with sea water, never with sweet water

* Remove any debris from the jellyfish with tweezers

* Apply cold water for 15 minutes to reduce the pain, if using ice avoid direct contact with the skin, place the cubes in a plastic bag first

* Do not apply ammonia, vinegar or urine  read more »

Cameron Family Holiday in Lanzarote

The Camerons have enjoyed some fabulous weather in Lanzarote this week for their first holiday here. The British Prime Minister and his family have been out and about discovering our beautiful island and meeting the locals.

Famara BeachLa Villa de Teguise

Travelling on Ryanair, the Prime Minister accompanied by his wife Samantha and their three children arrived from Stansted on Saturday 12th April just before midday. The family started their holiday by food shopping in a supermarket close to the airport before travelling inland to their holiday accommodation at the 18th century rural hotel Casa Tomaren. The Prime Minister and family are travelling with a small entourage of bodyguards split across four rental cars.

Cameron spent his first full day in Lanzarote surfing with the children in Famara and exploring the old capital of La Villa de Teguise. Samantha took time out sunbathing whilst Arthur, Nancy and Florence went surfing with their dad. Both David and Samantha seemed happy to pose for photographers whilst having coffee in the historic town.

Puerto Bahia Puerto del CarmenPlaya Chica Puerto del Carmen

On Monday the family headed for the tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen, enjoying a swim on Playa Chica before going for lunch at Puerto Bahia in the harbour area of the old town, sitting outside on the terrace in the sunshine and enjoying the sea view.  The owners of the restaurant said that the family ordered  read more »

Lanzarote Tourism Q1 2014

It’s been an excellent start to 2014 for tourism in Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca Lanzarote

Thank you for your continued support in visiting Lanzarote, we hope to welcome you back to the island again soon.

We find the statistics about our visitors fascinating, here’s what we know about tourists that visited us during January to March 2014. Plus the results of a tourist survey relating to visitors during 2013.

Airline Passengers

According to the data published by the Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA) the Canary Islands have had a record quarter with the arrival of more than three million international visitors during January to March 2014. Across the islands the archipelago received 3.127.764 foreign passengers, 321,923 (11.47%) more than the first three months in 2013.

In respect of Lanzarote, the island received 191,752 foreign passengers in March which is 23,894 more passengers than March 2013, an increase of 14.25%.

Lanzarote was visited by 513,485 foreign passengers during January to March, 87,169 (20.45%) more than 2013.

Cruise Passengers

The number of tourists arriving by cruise ship has  read more »

Change of opening hours for the Puerto del Carmen Market

Last Friday, the opening hours for the weekly market in the harbour of Puerto del Carmen changed from the evening to the daytime.

Mercadillo Puerto del Carmen

The Mercadillo de Puerto del Carmen will now open from 10:00 to 15:00 from the 11th April. Deputy mayor and councillor for Culture and Commerce, Jerónimo Robayna explained that the new schedule was in response to a petition from the stall holders who believe they will have more sales during these daytime hours.

The Ayuntamiento of Tías opened the market on Friday the 14th of February 2014. Puerto del Carmen was the only  read more »

Remembering Barbra Plunkett

We were shocked and saddened to hear that our regular writer Barbra Plunkett lost her battle with cancer towards the end of last year.

Barbra

Barbra and her husband Robin, together with their cat Nancy, moved to the island in December 2010 – Robin had retired as a college lecturer and Barbra was a Director at the same college.

She contacted us almost as soon as they arrived and we were delighted to have her fascinating posts for the website. They gave our readers a whole new perspective on what it was like here for recent arrivals, the early retired and for vegetarians in Lanzarote. Some of her most popular articles were written from the perspective of Nancy the cat, as she came to terms with her new and very different lifestyle.

This is what Robin had to say to us:

My beloved Barbra (Barbra Plunkett) died on 01 November last.

 read more »

Next LADS Production Announced - Another One Bites The Dust

The Lanzarote Amateur Dramatic Society have announced their next production which will take place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May.

Poster Scan 1

It will be a performance of Another One Bites The Dust, a murder mystery play set in the lead up to a music awards ceremony. As always, there will be plenty of audience participation!

LADS performances always sell out quickly, so get your tickets now – either from Coronas Book Shop in Costa Teguise, or by calling Jenny on 609 020 086.  read more »

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