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The Rojillos stunning home form continues and with this win against the Fuerteventura side it means Lanzarote have picked up 19 out of a possible 21 points at home this season.


The visitors began the better and in the second minute a cross was swung in from the right which was met with a header from Juanjo but his effort fell straight into the arms of the Lanzarote keeper Agoney.

The Conejeros (locals) slowly got into their stride and the balance of play gradually evened out but it wasn’t until the last minute of the first half that Lanzarote had their first opportunity.

Toñito picked up the ball on the left and flew past his defender and with the outside of his boot swung in a beauty of a low cross to striker Yaco, what seemed an easy task to touch the ball home from five yards eluded the Lanzarote front man as his guided shot went back across the goal and away to safety.

Manager Adolfo Pérez made two changes during the break, bringing on Fellani lookalike Kilian and Italian Andrea replacing Jeremy and the injured Jesus.

The change of personal had an immediate effect, four minutes into the second period and Lanzarote were 1-0 up. Winger Toñito who is having an inspired season ripped his  read more »

Rallye Orvecame Isla de Lanzarote 2014

The 36th edition of the Rallye Orvecame – Isla de Lanzarote takes place this weekend.


This is the last motor racing event in the calendar for this year, deciding the provincial championships of Las Palmas. There are 9 stages on Saturday 29th November totalling 84 kilometres. Fifty teams have been confirmed for the rally including Yeray Lemes who will be driving a veteran Ford Escort WRC this year, he’s won the last three editions of this test in different vehicles including a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Skoda Fabia WRC & Ferrari 360 GT.

If anyone’s going to take the title from Lemes, it looks likely to be Enrique Cruz from DISA-Copi Sport in the Porsche 911.  There’s lots of information below detailing the event programme, race itinerary, photos identifying the start & finish lines, road closures and information on when to expect the cars through each of the timed sections.  read more »

Tricky Landing At Arrecife From Boeing 737 Cockpit

Lanzarote generally enjoys a northerly breeze, which means aircraft land over the sea with a pretty straightforward approach. When the wind blows the “wrong” way, however, incoming aircraft have to come in over the mountains, dropping onto the runway just over the main road at Playa Honda. To add complication, there is no instrument landing system from this direction, which means pilots must land the aircraft manually, using instruments when there’s cloud (as it often the case with a southerly wind) and visual references when it clears.


We found this excellent video on You Tube, shot from the jump seat in a Boeing 737 and looking right over the pilot’s shoulder. You can see how high his workload is on the approach,  read more »

A Man Died Trying To Cross The LZ-2 In Lanzarote

A young man was killed in Playa Honda last night, on his way home from work.

LZ2 Lanzarote

Sadly, the 30 year old tried to walk across the busy LZ-2 dual carriageway, which has a 100 km/h limit and was hit by a car travelling in the direction of the airport from Arrecife. The accident happened just after 21:00, there was nothing the Servicio de Urgencias Canario (SUC) emergency services who responded could do, other than confirm the man’s death due to the severity of his injuries.

It’s believed that the deceased was an employee from  read more »

Socialist Party of Tías

The following is a message from the Socialist Party to the English speaking residents of Puerto del Carmen and the municipality of Tías.

César Pérez Javier Reyes PSOE Candidate TíasBanner PSOE Tías Connect With Us

Dear Neighbours,  read more »

Lanzarote People - Stan Arnold

We wrote about Stan’s books here: Local author Stan Arnold, so we decided to catch up with him recently in Playa Blanca to find out more about him, and to hear his thoughts on Lanzarote.


Stan is originally from Warrington and he had an interesting and varied career. For many years he toured as part of a rock band, and then he graduated to adding humour into his performances – think Billy Connolly or Jasper Carrot – with a mix of music and amusing stories. At one time he was performing, often at forces bases, 20 nights a month, and also appearing on Radio 4 and occasionally on television. The arrival of alternative comedy in the 1980’s persuaded him it was time to stop performing and to start writing, and he became a successful copywriter, with several large blue chip companies as his clients.

Stan partially retired five years ago, married his then girlfriend and moved to the sunshine of Lanzarote, following a holiday where he fell in love with the island.  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote Wine & Food Festival 2014

Note: This event has been suspended due to the weather

The annual Festival Saborea Lanzarote takes place in La Villa de Teguise, the historic old capital of Lanzarote this weekend. Some of the local bars & restaurants have special events under the banner Teguise Gastro starting from tonight.


This is an event not to be missed by foodies or wine lovers as the very best products and produce from Lanzarote will be available for tasting over the weekend. There’s lots of different programmes for the various zones with cooking demonstrations from top local chefs, cooking competitions and children’s cookery lessons. If you’re visiting the island it’s a great opportunity to go and discover Lanzarote’s lovely old capital of Teguise.

Teguise Gastro

Tuesday 25th November

Restaurante Acatife & Bar El Chiringuito have tapas “conejeras” & a glass of wine or soft drink for €4 from 18:00

Restaurante La Cantina have a vegetarian tasting menu priced at €45 per person at 19:00

Photograph exhibition from Daría Zucchi in the Lablanzarote Galería on Calle Reyes Católicos from 17:00 – 21:00

Wednesday 25th November

Restaurante Acatife & Bar El Chiringuito have tapas “conejeras” & a glass of wine or soft drink for €4 from 18:00

Restaurante La Cantina are hosting a wine tasting evening with 8 wines and tapas priced at €28 per person at 19:00  read more »

Lanzarote's Winter Storm 2014

We wrote about why the island remains the best winter sun destination in Europe recently.

But we have had some awful weather over the last ten days!

Rain 6  Rain 1  read more »

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