Lanzarote News in Brief - Week 40, 2016

Contract awarded to refurbish cycle way

Carril bici

The Cabildo has awarded a contract to refurbish the promenade and create a cycle path between Melia Salinas Hotel in Costa Teguise and the Port of Los Marmoles in Arrecife. The contract is worth €1.2 million and should take 7 months for completion.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 39, 2016

Calle Princesa Ico Works


Puerto del Carmen’s Calle Princesa is to be modernised with a €450k investment from Tias Ayuntamiento. The works will include new pavements, asphalt, signage and street furniture, as well as the replacement of underground pipes. The work starts this Monday, and will be completed in five sections, with the aim being to minimise disruption for residents of the area.   read more »

Free Diving World Record Broken

Freediving Lanzarote

Jeanine Grasmeijer has been training here off the coast of Puerto del Carmen for the last two months, with locally based  free divers Marianna, Nick and Elyoenai.  read more »

Lanzarote Information News In Brief - Week 38, 2016

Airport Baggage Handlers Strike Ends


The Swissport airport baggage handlers strike came to an end yesterday (Monday) following a meeting between the union and the company where an agreement was reached. Normal service has been resumed at the airport from today.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 37, 2016

Cabildo announces investment spend details for year so far

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In a typically complex press release, The Cabildo announced this week that the central island government has allocated €42.2 Million of investments on the island’s infrastructure. Highlights are €8.7 Million which has  gone to various municipalities for their own projects, €4.1 Million on road improvements and €8.5 Million for the big project to make out water production energy consumption more sustainable. There has also been a significant spend for the “8th Island” of La Graciosa. A €400,000 budget has been announced to help entrepreneurship and we’ll do our best to find out more about it.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 36, 2016

Immigration Ring Was Using Lanzarote Hotels


An immigration ring, based in Barcelona, has been broken up with the arrest of 57 people. The ring was charging Chinese nationals €8000 to get them residence permits in Spain. The Lanzarote connection is that some hotels on the island have been accused of giving the Chinese workers “work contracts” in return for a fee of €1500 to €2000. These contracts allowed the workers to then apply for Spanish residency.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 35 2016

Spanish Kite Surfer Sails All 8 Canary Islands

Kitezone Famara

Kite Surfer Gisela Pulido has surfed all 8 inhabited Canary islands, covering a total distance of 380KM starting on the 11th August and finishing on the 19th. The World Champion kitesurfer from Barcelona described her epic journey as a “beautiful experience."  read more »

Campo Phoenix Sponsor Local Rally Driver

Campo Phoenix, who offer tours of the island in their very cool roadsters, have sponsored local rally driver Javier Gutierrez Rivero, who is also president of  Pata Negra motorsport.


Javier drives a Renault Clio Club sport in the local Canarian rally championship, with events across the islands, including several in Lanzarote each year.  read more »


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