Ironman Lanzarote 2015 - Seriously Tough Stuff!

This year’s Ironman was the 24th in Lanzarote, and the island served up some of the toughest conditions ever.

IM 1

The swim was bumpy, with one of the support kayak’s commenting that he hadn’t seen so many people pulling out before in that part of the race.


The wind was extremely strong during the bike section, with the athletes having to battle directly into wind for the 100KM section with the longest climbs. The gusty conditions also contributed to more than the usual number of crashes on the bike course.


And finally for the run, the wind continued, but the temperature rose, making the long run down to Playa  read more »

CF Manzaneras 0 UD Lanzarote 0

All will be decided next Sunday 31st May at 12 noon in Arrecife as the Rojillos held the Castiila-La Mancha side to a goalless draw in a tough and exhausting match.


Lanzarote must feel confident going into next week’s second leg, though if the visitors were to score then Lanzarote would need to equal that and better it by one to secure passage into the semi final of the playoffs.

The locals urged on by their 1200 supporters had the majority of possession in the opening stages however Lanzarote´s defence was organised and as the half progressed the Rojillos threat increased.

Deep into the first half Lanzarote had two good opportunities to open the scoring. A ball flashed across  read more »

2015 Election Results for Lanzarote

The votes have been counted and the results 98.60% scrutinised, here’s the election winners and the losers for the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.


Of Lanzarote’s residents eligible to vote 52.54% (46,231) actually voted on Sunday 24th May 2015, 47.46% (41,763) didn't.

In the election of 2011, the 23 seats in the Cabildo of Lanzarote were allocated to Coalición Canaria (CC) 9, Partido Popular (P.P.) 6, Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) 4, Partido de Independientes de Lanzarote (PIL) 3 and Alternativa Ciudadana 25 de Mayo (AC-25m) 1.

Following the election yesterday the new parties with seats include Podemos with 3 seats, Somoslan with 2 seats and Ciudadanos (C’s) with 1 seat. The changes for existing parties include Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) who gained a seat, Partido Popular (PP) lost 3 seats, Coalición Canaria (CCa-PNC) lost 2 seats as well as Partido de Independientes de Lanzarote (PIL) who also lost 2 seats. Only 2 out of the 7 municipalities in Lanzarote won with a majority vote of over 50%, they were Teguise & Tinajo, the others will have to negotiate a pact.


Arrecife was Partido Popular (PP) with 25.62% of the votes in 2011, which has changed to Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) after a majority of 3,450 votes (19.59%).  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 25th & 28th May 2015

There will be three movies in English shown on Monday the 25th and Thursday the 28th of May, two of them new:


Multicines Atlántida at 19:35 introducing: The Longest Ride. After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. Romantic drama based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks and starring: Alan Alda as the much older man and Britt Robertson and Scott Reeves as the young couple. If we tell you that Scott is also known as Scott Eastwood... would you venture to guess who his daddy is?

At Multicines Deiland:

Remaining unchanged at 19:40: Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics Avengers.  read more »

UD Ibarra 2 UD Lanzarote 1

The Rojillos needed a single point to guarantee themselves a second position finish otherwise it was up to our neighbours Yaiza to get any sort of result against third placed side C.D. Marino.


As it panned out it was Yaiza that won 4-0 ensuring Lanzarote finish the season in second spot which not only sees Lanzarote playing a mainland side who finished fourth but also it does have the added advantage of the second leg being played at home.

Lanzarote started the better of the two sides and were unlucky not to take the lead in the opening minutes as British boy Brad Cockerill had a great effort superbly saved by the Tenerife keeper.

This was also a day when the league’s top scorers were on show, Rosmen and Ibarra striker Manzi both with 25 goals apiece. In the 28th minute the latter struck giving his side a 1-0 lead and also making himself the league’s top scorer.

Seconds before the half time whistle Lanzarote were level when Colombian Mauri won the ball and forced his way into the penalty box then squeezed his shot wide of the keeper sending his side into the half time break with the score 1-1.

The home side began the second half on the front foot and  read more »

Pedro Ruiz

I have known Pedro Ruiz practically since I moved to the island and I have been asking him to do this interview for a while. Eventually we managed to synchronise our busy schedules...


Hello Pedro, how are you?

Fine thanks.

Shall we get started?

Sure, shoot!

Do you have a stage name?

Not really, no. Just my first name, Pedro.

Where are you from originally?

Las Palmas.

Almost a local, then. Since when have you lived in Lanzarote?

Since 2007 on and off

What do you sing? And do you play any instruments?

I sing international classics and modern hits. I play the bass when I´m part of a band but I tend to play guitar when I do solo acts.

Who is your idol or inspiration?

Bryan Adams, because he is just himself, doesn't need to proof anything. No matter what he does, he is genuine and he knows how to make a simple song into something big and beautiful.

Well put. In relation to Lanzarote, what do you like about the island?  read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Gazpacho

OK, we admit it. Gazpacho isn’t really a Lanzarote recipe, but it’s perfectly suited to our climate, which is why we’ve adopted it here on the islands.

Gazpacho is believed to have come to Spain from Arabia with The Moors, and that’s why it’s most associated with the region of Andalucía.

We’ve spent years trying various recipes for gazpacho, and we’ve modified them to come up with our own.



(Serves 6)

1 Kilo of tomatoes – very ripe is ideal,  read more »

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.


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.


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 Alternatively you can  read more »

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