A Vegetable Stand For Teguise

“Soporte vegetal” is a project which will create a new look for the plaza de Constitución in La Villa de Teguise.


The project which translates as the “vegetable stand” was designed by Fernando C. López. It was one of  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief

Here’s the brief new from Lanzarote this week:

Decathlon Applies For Licence In Lanzarote


The sports store giant has applied for a licence to open a new store in Arrecife, near Mercadona. The new store is planned to offer 2,800 metres of shopping space. Decathlon is present in 21 countries and has over 100 stores in Spain alone.  read more »

Stratvs Case Will Now Be Two Separate Trials

Carol Singing In Lanzarote

“Christmas Voices” have been singing carols every Christmas in Lanzarote for many years, raising money for charity and putting a smile on everyone’s faces.


Here’s their programme for this year:

Wednesday 16th December at 1600

Playa Blanca Church

Thursday 17th December at 1800

Puerto del Carmen Church (Old Town)

Friday 18th December at 1800

Nazaret Church (Behind the sociedad  read more »

Lanzarote Crime Rates YTD 2015

The Ministerio del Interior published the crime rates in Spain for the first nine months of this year recently.


By Klaus with K (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons


The Canary Islands as a whole show an overall decrease of 0.3% with fewer crimes reported in the majority of islands, apart from Tenerife and Fuerteventura where an increase of 4.4% and 4.9% respectively was recorded.

For Lanzarote the crime figures have dropped by 4.2% compared to the same period in 2014. The statistics show that robbery with violence is  read more »

Lanzarote Is Jumping Off Point For Sailboat To Grenada

The boat Annie of Orford is currently moored in Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote. On 1st February next year, she will depart the island for Grenada, crossing the Atlantic and being helmed by James Muggoch.


The story behind it is fascinating:  read more »

Salomon in Lanzarote

Many of you were intrigued by the tall ship recently anchored off Arrieta & Playa Blanca, it’s a Swiss boat called the Salomon.

Salomon offshore in Arrieta

The Jugendschiff Salomon is operated by an organisation who help up to 15 teenage boys considered “at risk”. These youths from Germany & Switzerland have normally been in trouble with the law and are required to complete 40 weeks of training on the ship as a last resort to correct their behaviour. The boys are taught how to cook, clean and maintain the vessel and really appreciate the opportunity of working hard whilst travelling and gaining valuable experience.

Salomon windy conditions Arrieta

Whilst some may consider this a holiday, the first few weeks are very difficult for the boys who are  read more »

World Travel Market 2015

The World Travel Market (WTM) which took place in London this week is an important event for the Canary Islands.


The Canary Islands won the “Best Stand For Doing Business” award this year. The WTM Jury selected the 700 m2 Canary Islands tourism stand for originality in design and functionality for facilitating business opportunities. A high resolution 100 m2, 360 degrees, mega screen took centre stage with images of the Canary Islands that could be seen from all sides of the stand.

The British market is an important one for the islands with 3.1 million Britons having already visited the Canaries during 2015, which is approximately 100,000 more than the same period for last year. María Teresa Lorenzo, the tourism minister heading up the delegation in London confirmed that bookings for next summer are already up by a massive 38%. The UK market accounts for 30% of tourists visiting the archipelago which is reported to equate to 3.900 million euros of income attributed to tourism in the islands.

The average British tourist is aged 44 years and they like to come to the islands for  read more »

Volunteers Wanted For Desert Watch

A new conservation project known as Desert Watch is about to begin in Lanzarote, one that will observe and record the habitat and wildlife found in the desert of Soo.

Birding Sign Desert of Soo Lanzarote

The idea of the project was raised by Carmen Portella from the Lanzarote Active Club who was worried about the recent fall in the number of birds spotted during their regular birding activities. When concerns were raised about the decline of birdlife to local councils and associations, it became apparent that there wasn’t a reliable source of data or up to date policy regarding this protected area of the island. Some research had been completed regarding the Houbara Bustard which is classed as an endangered species, but not in respect of the flora and fauna found in the desert.

Some funding and support has been agreed for Desert Watch, what’s really important now to get this project working is volunteers. If you have a  read more »

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