Tourist Info

Avoid "Non Official" Postal Services While On Holiday In Lanzarote

We’ve been contacted by a couple of readers who used “non-official” postage stamps that they bought from tourist shops in the resorts and then put onto postcards to send home. In both cases, they were told by the shops to pop the postcards into letter boxes outside the shops. The postcards never arrived.

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One of them remembered the stamps were issued by a company called “Sun Post” and we’ve found threads on Trip Advisor where other people have bought stamps from them and where once again, the postcard were never delivered.  read more »

Free Book Excerpt - Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

We’re coming up to walking season in Lanzarote - the summer is pretty much too hot to enjoy walking far on the island, but winter is perfect for exploring some of the stunning places and incredible views we have all over the island. And where else in the world can you stroll into a volcano?

We’ve been recommending Paddy Dillon’s excellent book, Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura,  for a few years now. It has 45 walks in it, including 14 stages of the GR131 trail, and is full of great photos and useful tips, as well as practical information like getting transport and where to stop for food and drink. There are even two walks on La Graciosa, and all have maps and turn by turn directions.

The publishers, Cicerone,  contacted us recently and offered to let us publish an excerpt and this is Walk 8 - Cueva de los Naturalistas, a 9KM walk which will take about three hours.  read more »

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide project by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has been installed in Arrecife.

The Rising Tide

This striking horsemen exhibition was created as a demonstration to highlight climate change. The visibility of the figures changes with the ebb and flow of the tide. The four riders on horses whose heads resemble oil extraction machinery, are a reminder of how close we are to nature.    read more »

The Lanzarote Information Podcast

Our weekly newsletter goes out to around 13,000 people every Friday. As a big fan of Podcasts, it dawned on me that some people might prefer to listen to the news from Lanzarote, rather than read it.

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With that in mind, I’ve created a Podcast of yesterday’s newsletter, and will continue to record one every week for a few weeks to see if its something that readers might enjoy.   read more »

Lanzarote Excursion - Sailing on Catlanza

Catlanza is one of the island’s most popular day trips, and regular visitors often book a sailing every time they come to Lanzarote.

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The 75 foot catamaran sails twice daily on most days from the fabulous marina at Puerto Calero, offering both family sailing and adult only trips. She sails round to the beaches of Papagayo and anchors off-shore where lunch is served, drinks are on tap, and everyone can have a go on a Jet Ski or borrow snorkelling equipment and check out the sea life. There is even transfer from your resort in an air conditioned coach included in the price.   read more »

Aqua Suites in Lanzarote

We were invited to dinner at Aqua Suites in Puerto del Carmen last night, which opened 4 weeks ago.

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Aqua Suites is a boutique style hotel, situated on Calle Anzuelo in the heart of the holiday resort, across the road from the Lanzarote Palm which was renovated a year ago.  The aim of Aqua Suites is to provide good quality accommodation with families in mind, and an emphasis on good food. We are pleased to confirm that we can now book suites in this location from November 2016 onwards, the 59 suites are bookable including half board accommodation.

Accommodation

Each of the air conditioned suites are furnished with a comfortable 2 metre wide bed, flat screen television and desk. A smaller separate room has a sofa bed and wardrobes, suitable for an extra adult or up to 2 children. There is a walk in shower room. Plus a fridge stocked with a selection of cold drinks, and hot drink making facilities.  read more »

Alegranza Boat Excursion

The Lanzarote Active Club offer a fantastic opportunity to take a boat excursion in the Marine Reserve off the north coast of Lanzarote.

Marine Reserve Lanzarote

There’s an excursion this Wednesday, groups are limited to around 20 places, and there’s no-one else offering this kind of a boat trip on the island.

Departing from the harbour at Órzola at 09:30 the boat will head out to circumnavigate the uninhabited island of Alegranza, which has an abundance of birdlife. During this crossing it’s possible to see flying fish, turtles, dolphins and whales.   read more »

Lanzarote, A Hiking Guide by Ignacio Romero

Ignacio Romero, better known as Nacho from Senderismo Lanzarote has just launched his second edition of his walking guide for Lanzarote, this time the book is available in Spanish, English and German editions.

A Hiking Guide Lanzarote

A Hiking Guide is literally hot off the press, we attended the book launch at Bodegas el Grifo last night, which was well attended. There are 21 walks detailed covering 200km across Lanzarote & La Graciosa. The Summary of Walks list gives a quick guide to find your next walk, there are 10 linear walks where some pre planning will be required with transport, the other 11 are circular walks. The shortest walk is 1.2km around the historic old capital of Teguise, the longest walk is coast to coast from Puerto del Carmen to La Santa covering 28km. 

Well attended presentation

There’s a lot of detail in this hand sized guide, 220 pages packed full of not just walking information, but points of interest, suggested places to eat and stay in the different municipalities of the island, flora and fauna to help identify wildlife and flowers whilst trekking, plus cultural and historical information.  read more »


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