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Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 10

San Bartolomé’s New Tourist Guide

San Bartolomé Ayuntamiento launched a new tourism guide last week.  The municipality, not known currently for tourism, is looking to attract more visitors and the guidebook, sponsored by Cicar, has details of places to eat and drink, Museo Tanit and various nature trails. The launch was attended by councillor for tourism, David Rocio Perez, The Canarian government’s Director General of tourism, Rita Hernandez Callero and Héctor Fernandez Machado, Director for Foreign promotion of Lanzarote.

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Opinion - More "Surprise and Delight" Please

We stopped and took some photos of the magnificent camel sculpture on the roundabout at the bottom of Femés yesterday and I immediately imagined the surprise and delight on the faces of tourists heading down to Playa Blanca on their first visit to the island. Yaiza Ayuntamiento has rightly taken plenty of criticism over recent years for some dubious planning decisions, but I believe the camels and the new windmill on the roundabout as you come in to Playa Blanca should be applauded as good decisions.

First impressions do count.

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Other town halls should take a leaf out of Yaiza’s book. I can’t begin to imagine what new tourists must think as they drive, or are driven into Costa Teguise for the first time. Look to the right for the first couple of  kilometres or  read more »

30th Anniversary of the Teguise Sunday Market

There will be special activities every Sunday throughout March to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lanzarote’s Sunday market in La Villa de Teguise.

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The first market was held on the 12th March 1985 when various sellers decided to create a small market in the old capital of Lanzarote. Thirty years on, that outdoor market is now one of the biggest attractions on the island and within the Canaries, visited by thousands of tourists and residents every Sunday.

Lourdes Cabrera, the  read more »

Still Living in Lanzarote Now Available For Your Kindle

Still Living In Lanzarote is the follow up to Mike’s best selling book Living in Lanzarote. It has been out in paperback for some time, but is now available for the Amazon Kindle. The book follows the family’s time on the island from 2006 until the present day, and covers a difficult period when the recession but hard, and when the going for many in Lanzarote got tough. Happily, it also charts something of a renaissance as well as a big change of direction both in their working and personal lives.

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The Kindle version is just £2.27 for UK readers and €3.07 for those in Europe and here are links for most countries – if your country is not listed below, just visit your Amazon  read more »

Pet Friendly Beach in Tias

Earlier in the month the first pet friendly beach in the municipality of Tías was inaugurated. 

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Several Town Hall representatives, including the mayor of Tías Pancho Hernández, as well as SARA´s staff and volunteers were present at the opening of approximately 200 meters stretch of beach in the Playa Guacimeta, not far from the Playa Honda one that opened up in October 2014.

A good number of residents from different nationalities and their pets attended the official opening also, with a constant flow of other people coming and going at different stages to check it all out.  Blackie, my dog, and I decided to go along and after the initial nervousness wore off dogs of all ages, colours and sizes got acquainted with each other.

Many displays of enjoyment followed: there were dogs who loved swimming or rescuing objects from the water, there was also plenty of ball and stick fetching as well as just simply just running around, digging and general playing.  As an exception and with the attending authorities blessings the dogs were allowed to be off their leashes. The usual norms will include cleaning up after your dogs and  read more »

The Lanzarote Information 2015 Survey

We like to do a survey every couple of years to understand more about our readers and what you need from us, and it’s time for a new one!

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They survey will take you less than two minutes to complete, and the information will only be used as an aggregate of all the data.

Win a €50 meal voucher at Barstro in Nazaret!

As an incentive, we’ll be drawing one participant out of the hat and the lucky winner will receive a €50 meal voucher to be enjoyed at one of our favourite restaurants on the island, Barstro. We’ll notify the winner via email on Tuesday 3rd March.  read more »

New Ducati Motorcycle Press Launch in Lanzarote

Ducati launched their last new model to the press here in Lanzarote back in 2010, and they are coming back again from 1st to 9th March to allow the world’s motoring press a first look at their new 1200 Multistrada motorcycle.

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In their words, they are returning because they “love Lanzarote, as a unique experience!” Several car and bike manufacturers have used the island as the roads are superb here, with smooth tarmac, interesting corners and light traffic, as well as a perfect infrastructure of great hotels and nightlife to offer journalists after a hard day’s testing.

150 journalists from 28 countries will come to the island between 1st and 9th March to find out more about the new bike and to experience it on our roads. From Lanzarote’s point of view, it’s an opportunity to show the journos what they island can offer, and a chance to get images of our unique landscape shown in dozens of publications,  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 9

This is a new section of the website for those short snippets of news that don’t warrant a full article. We’ll update it each day as news comes in!

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Playa Flamingo Sunbeds

It isn’t surprising that the first tender process failed, as Yaiza Ayuntamiento were asking for €645,000 for the period 2014 until 2018. The contract is going to tender once again now, with €473,000 the asking price for the period 2015 until 2019. The new operator will be expected to provide new wooden walkways, a lifeguard tower and a disabled bathing chair. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, there are still no sunbeds on the beach.

Las Rocas Renovation

As part of the regeneration of Puerto del Carmen, it has been announced that Las Rocas will be  read more »

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