Ryanair are one of the largest carriers of passengers to Lanzarote, but one issue with flying with them is that you if you don’t pre book seats with them, you can only check in online within 7 days of your departure. For people staying for more than a week, it means they have to access a computer with printer to print off their boarding passes. That’s why we wrote this: Where to print Ryanair boarding passes in Lanzarote.
Ryanair have now come up with a solution, with the launch of their new smart phone app.
The new app, allows you to: read more »
We’re now 6 months into 2014 and the tourism figures have been published for Lanzarote.
Thank you to everyone who has already visited the island this year and to those planning to do so in the next 6 months, Lanzarote has such loyal tourists who return year after year, we just wanted to let you know you’re very much appreciated!
Lanzarote has received 1,127,465 tourists to the island during the first half of this year, 15.27% more than the same period of 2013.
Héctor Fernández from the Lanzarote Tourism Board , commented that “we cannot ignore the good figures received during the last months, we are close to reaching the accommodation limits for the island and we must refocus our efforts on on the loyalty of our tourists and increasing their spend on the island”.
Campaigns such as the European Sports Destination or Saborea Lanzarote to encourage sports & gastronomy tourism have been attributed to why the island has received more than one million tourists in the first six months of the year.
January, April & February were great months for tourism with an increase of 23.67%, 22.35% and 21.93% respectively of tourists compared to 2013, in contrast May reported an increase of just 5.67% against last year.
The French market has increased by a whopping 79% to date in 2014, the Polish market is up 57% and Dutch 40%. The British market accounts for read more »
We received an interesting press release from Enterprise Rent A Car about the unfair practices adopted by some car hire companies in Spain. We’ve written about this before, but the trick these unscrupulous companies use is to give potential customers an extremely cheap “headline” price for their car hire, without mentioning the obligatory “Additional charges” they will have to pay on collection, like:
You can read more about these practices here: Lanzarote car hire – watch out for the cheap option.
Enterprise have over 8,000 offices and 78,000 employees worldwide, and they are holding meetings with The Canarian regional government in a bid to have the sector regulated, and the issue has already been raised in the European Parliament. The company conducted a survey and found that around 17% of tourists had been caught with the fuel trap, paying an average of €80 for a tank full. It also revealed that 45% of hirers chose a particular company on price alone.
We completely agree with Enterprise CEO Karsten Summers who said: read more »
Just before 8:00 this morning there was a power cut affecting almost the whole island of Lanzarote.
At the time of the incident, Endesa confirmed that a defect in the system caused the outage, although the origin of the problem is unknown. The electrical company are attempting to gradually recover the supply from the energy production plant at Punta Grande this morning.
The holiday resort of Playa Blanca appears to be an exception to read more »
It's that time of the year when TripAdvisor award their Certificates of Excellence.
There were a total of 337 winners in Lanzarote for 2014, only 5 more than last year. They are broken down as follows: 204 eateries (16 less than 2013), 96 accommodation (1 more than 2013) and 37 attractions (20 more than 2013).
Similarly to the previous year, some bars appear as attractions. We can only presume they offer some entertainment as well as serve drinks to fall into that category.
This is the complete list of winners for Lanzarote that TripAdvisor have kindly provided us with. The winners have been sorted by category and then by town, alphabetically for reference.
Hotel Villa VIK
Finca de Arrieta
Caleta de Famara:
Red Star Surf & Yoga Camp
Apartamentos Camels Spring
Apartamentos Los Molinos
H10 Lanzarote Gardens
HD Beach Resort
Hotel Coronas Playa
Luabay Lanzarote Beach
Molino de Guatiza Apartments
Casa Teresita, Casita Carmelo and Susi
Bay View Villa read more »
Vodafone have expanded their 4G coverage to 54 municipalities across the Canary Islands including 58 beaches, ready for the influx of visitors this summer.
The company have accelerated the expansion of their broadband networks in the Canaries, with special emphasis on coastal towns to cover many of the tourist destinations. For the island of Lanzarote, all seven municipalities are confirmed as having 4G coverage including Arrecife, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tias, Yaiza, Tinajo & Haria.
The beaches in Lanzarote with 4G cover include: Playa del Reducto, El Cable, La Concha, Playa las Cucharas read more »
If you’re in or near London this weekend and fancy a taste of Lanzarote, our friends from Sun Park Living will be exhibiting at the 50+ Show at Olympia. The show runs from this Thursday until Saturday 12th July and from 0930 until 1630 each day.
Look out for the Sun Park Living team, and they will give you a free booklet we’ve helped them produce all about life in Lanzarote for the over 50’s and the newly retired.
Loli Corum, the Mayor of San Bartolomé would like to know what residents in the municipality think of allowing dogs access to an area of the beach by the airport.
There are dog friendly beaches on the islands of Tenerife & Gran Canaria, as yet Lanzarote doesn’t have a place where our four legged furry friends can enjoy a play on the beach. The beach in question is Playa de Guacimeta in Playa Honda, the area is described as read more »