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How to book the campsite at Papagayo during summer 2015

Campers can pre-reserve plots at the Papagayo campsite in Lanzarote from Monday 25th May, the campsite will be open from the 29th May to 30th September 2015.

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The telephone number for advance registration is 679 09 06 19 which will be answered from the 25th May.

You will need to complete the attached forms (anexo 1 y anexo 2) which can also be downloaded from the Cabildo de Lanzarote’s website, the plan of the campsite plots is displayed above.

The price is 7€ per day for caravans and €4 per day for tents, which is the same cost as last year.

Reservation

To book, first request your preferred plot by telephone on 679 09 06 19 from the 25th May which will be answered by the company Tragsa, then submit proof of payment by scanning and emailing your receipt within 24 hours to acampadapapagayo@gmail.com. Alternatively you can read more »

Ironman Lanzarote 2015 Road Closures

The following road closure information has been issued by the sports department of the Cabildo for the Ironman Lanzarote race on Saturday 23rd May.

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The map details the times that each of the roads will be closed from and when they re-open to traffic again.

Paseo marítimo of Puerto del Carmen from Calle Noruega until the Hotel Fariones

LZ- 40 from Rancho Texas until the roundabout with “Restaurante El Toro” in both directions

The downhill from Conil to Los Lirios in both directions (11:00-19:00)

From Tias to Puerto del Carmen by Hoya Limpia in both directions

From La Hoya to El Golfo (07:55-12:40)

From El Golfo roundabout at the juction for Yaiza on the old road (07:55-12:40) read more »

PSOE TIAS Municipality Electoral Programme

The Socialist Party in Tías have prepared an English version of their electoral programme to enable foreign residents living in the municipality to have a clearer understanding of the PSOE’s citizen and social commitment.

A new PSOE to renovate Tias read more »

Arrivals & Occupancy Figures April 2015

The Canary Islands foreign passenger figures fell 5.92% in April 2015, compared the to same month the previous year with a total number of 910,103 foreigners arriving at our airports according to Aena.

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The shortfall in tourists during April has left the island 0.69% down on the year to date figures for 2015. The Canaries have been visited by 4,066,677 foreign passengers from January to April 2015, which is 28,449 less than 2014. That said, the news isn’t so disappointing, as the islands still received over 4 million passengers which is the second highest record in our statistical history.

In relation to Lanzarote we received 176,230 passengers in April, 1,511 less than last year which equates to a drop of 0.85%. Our year to date figures for read more »

British Driving Licences Abroad

The British DVLA have announced changes to driving licences for those who have the two part (Photo ID and paper counterpart) driving licences. They are scrapping the paper counterpart, which is the section which lists points and bans, and replacing it with an electronic system.

DVLA

The reality here in Lanzarote is that the car hire companies don’t even know about this change, which takes place on 8th June, and historically, most haven’t even asked or known about the paper counterpart, because it’s peculiar to the UK.

However, this post is intended to let you know what the new process is, and our advice is to follow the steps in case you are asked by the car hire company, wherever you are holidaying abroad. There are two options:

1/ Obtain a unique code by calling the read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 19

Here we go for some snippets this week:

New Cycle Lane In Playa Blanca

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A new 1KM stretch of cycle lane is being marked out on along Avenida Papagayo, joining this road, which is used by tourists and locals regularly, with the main road through the resort.

Water Interruption In Some Areas

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Water supplies are affected currently in the areas of Montaña Blanca, Guime, Tias, La Asomada, Conil, Uga, Yaiza and El Golfo, following damage yesterday in the pump system at Las Breñas. Canal Gestión hope supplies will be back on tomorrow morning, 15th May, following emergency repairs. Properties here are required to have an aljibe, or water reservoir, so consumers should never be without water.

Highest May Temperature Recorded in Lanzarote

Airport

A temperature of 42.4 Centigrade (108F) was recorded at Lanzarote airport yesterday, making the island the hottest in The Canaries, and setting a record for May temperatures here, blitzing the previous high of 36 degrees recorded in May 1986.

Major Resurfacing Works In Puerto del Carmen

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Tias town hall has announced an ambitious road resurfacing programme which will see 10 roads and streets in the municipality resurfaced between now and July, including the famous Avenida, or “Strip.” Work on The Strip will start after the Ironman event on 23rd May.

Puerto del Carmen Beaches Only Blue Flag Beaches In Lanzarote

Puerto del Carmen Blue Flags 2015

The beaches at Matagorda, Los Pocillos, Playa Grande and Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen have all retained their blue flag status. Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise has lost the status for 2015, meaning that Puerto del Carmen now has the island’s only qualifying beaches.

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Puerto del Carmen Aquapark Opens This Weekend

The new parque acuático situated in the sea on Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen is due to open this weekend.

Mayor Pancho visiting the new parque acuatico Aquapark Playa Grande Puerto del Carmen

Five companies submitted tenders to run the first water park of this kind in Lanzarote when Tías council announced the contract last year. The new facilities were visited by Mayor Pancho Hernández this week ahead of the opening. read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 18

Here we go with this week's news snippetts:

Bus Service Usage Increasing

Lanzarote Bus

The regular bus services in Lanzarote showed an impressive 9% growth last year, carrying almost 3.5 million passengers. Unsurprisingly, the routes with the heaviest use were those connecting Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen with Arrecife.

Electric Car Usage Dismal

Electric car

Despite more charging points beings installed on the island recently, and with yet more being planned in Playa Blanca, Arrieta and San Bartolome, read more »

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