Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 35 2016

Spanish Kite Surfer Sails All 8 Canary Islands

Kitezone Famara

Kite Surfer Gisela Pulido has surfed all 8 inhabited Canary islands, covering a total distance of 380KM starting on the 11th August and finishing on the 19th. The World Champion kitesurfer from Barcelona described her epic journey as a “beautiful experience."  read more »

Tips To Avoid The Villa Scam

Sadly, over the last few weeks, we’ve come across several people who have been scammed by fake villa owners. In most cases, this has been for holiday bookings, but in some it has also been for long term bookings.

Fraud

There are various ways the scammers operate. They’ve been known to hack and intercept email addresses published on the web, to set up whole new websites and simply download the images from places like Owner’s Direct, and even to advertise properties in local magazines and online.

The potential rewards are excellent, because people are used to being asked for substantial deposits, often months ahead of when they want to arrive. The scammers can simply keep repeating the scam over, and over, for any given date and earn a lot of money. Once they’ve done so, or if they are caught out, they simply move on to another property.  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, TEFL Teacher

A private English Language Centre in Lanzarote has a vacancy for a teacher.

Lanzarote Jobs

The position is for 4 days a week, and 4 hours per day during the afternoon.   read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 22nd & 25th of August 2016

There will be two newly introduced English movie in Lanzarote next week, both shown on Monday &Thursday:

vo cine

"Suicide Squad", shown at  Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:30h. 

Suicide Squad are a team of super villains of convicts that a secret government agency uses for dangerous missions in exchange for reducing their jail time.  read more »

August Property of the Month From K C Properties

This is amazing value for money. A large, spacious, commercial premises on the famous “Strip” in Puerto del Carmen, being sold at just €150,000!

Top office 1 of 8 830x460  Top office 2 of 8 830x460  read more »

Campo Phoenix Sponsor Local Rally Driver

Campo Phoenix, who offer tours of the island in their very cool roadsters, have sponsored local rally driver Javier Gutierrez Rivero, who is also president of  Pata Negra motorsport.

Campo

Javier drives a Renault Clio Club sport in the local Canarian rally championship, with events across the islands, including several in Lanzarote each year.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - The Harbour Club, Puerto Calero

Despite what sounds like a very British name, The Harbour Club is actually Dutch owned, and several people have suggested we try it since it opened a few months ago.

I had walked past before to read the menu, and I thought their brunch looked really interesting, but we arrived with friends at lunchtime, so we went with the lunch menu.

Harbour Club  Harbour Club View  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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