Brief News From Lanzarote - Week 48, 2017

Teguise Food Festival A Success


Last weekend’s gastronomic food festival in Teguise attracted around 20,000 people, who enjoyed 120,000 tastings, about 25,000 more than last year. The festival this year was dedicated to the sea and sustainable gastronomy. This year’s was the sixth running of the event.

Hotel Fariones Closing On Monday For Refurbishment


The historic Hotel Fariones in Puerto del Carmen is closing on Monday for a major refurbishment. The €25 Million project should be completed during 2017, with the aim to open the hotel again in January 2018. Around 80 workers will be used full-time on the works.

Surfer Dies At Famara


A 34 year old surfer from the Basque region, Iker Artetxe, known as “Piwi” died last Sunday while surfing at Famara. He was pulled form the water by a friend, but was already in cardiac arrest. It was thought he might have suffered an epileptic fit, as he had a previous history.

Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort Opens


What was The Corbeta in Playa Blanca has reopened as the Lanzarote Royal village after an extensive refurbishment. The new property is now a 4 star, with 360 suites. It also an adults only area with 120 suites, and several themed restaurants a spa and gym. 

October Tourism Record Broken

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Records were broken in October, with 278,000 visitors to the island, up 15% on the same month last year. The British market showed strong growth, but Belgian, Dutch, Italian and Irish visitors increased by the most. 2016 will certainly be the busiest year for tourism in the island’s history.