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Two shot during an armed robbery in Lanzarote

The jewellery shop Joyería Rodriguez on the corner of Calle Argentina and Calle Blas Cabrera Topham in Arrecife was held up at gunpoint yesterday afternoon.

Arrecife The Capital Of Lanzarote

National and local police are investigating the armed robbery which took place just before 13:00 on Tuesday. The 65 year old disabled owner, was treated for a .22 calibre gunshot injury to the  read more »

5 Sports Bars in Playa Blanca

We believe that these are the top five sports bars for tourists in the holiday resort of Playa Blanca. Listed in no particular order, they all offer something a little bit different aimed at visitors in Lanzarote who want to catch up on the latest sporting action.

The Irish Anvil

The Irish Anvil

Situated in an enviable position right on the promenade by the harbour at Punta Limones and the largest Irish bar in the resort. The Irish Anvil has to top our list of places where you can catch up with live sports coverage when on holiday in the South of Lanzarote. The bar is air conditioned inside with 4 big plasma screens and 5 televisions that can display up to 4 different channels covering the major sporting events including football, rugby, GAA, golf and horse racing.

With great food reviews, a large outdoor seating area and panoramic view across the bay of Playa Blanca The Irish Anvil is a great place for families as well as sportsmen.

Wax Bar

WAX Sports Bar

WAX might be considered a small bar, but it has the biggest atmosphere. Situated in  read more »

Ray & Jen celebrate 4 years on the rock

I met up with Ray at his local bar in Playa Blanca today, just around the time the couple would have been landing four years ago to start their new life in Lanzarote.

Jen Ray & RioFamily camel rides

We reminisced about the early days of settling in, but what I really wanted to know was four years on, was living in Lanzarote everything they thought it was going to be?

One of Ray’s concerns had been if he would be comfortable working in the heat of the summer, thankfully it hasn’t really been an issue. He explained that when you’re working for yourself it’s easier to organise your day to suit, so the more labour intensive tasks are scheduled for the morning and the admin during the afternoon where possible. The first winter was more of a shock when the couple found that it was much cooler than they had thought. This wasn’t down to the weather, more the position of their house which only benefitted from the early morning sun and the communal swimming pool wasn’t directly accessible. It made all the difference when Ray & Jen moved to their second property, a villa with private garden and swimming pool where they could enjoy the sunshine all day long, what ever the time of year. Definitely a good reason to rent first rather than buying a property straight off when you first arrive.

Something they miss from their first location in Playa Blanca is the  read more »

Meeting Rooms For Rent In Lanzarote

If you ever need a meeting room in Puerto del Carmen for a business meeting or a training session, you can now hire one by the hour or day.


The room, at Lanzarote International Language School in the resort, can seat up to 12 people and offers:  read more »

  • Air conditioning

Miguel the beekeeper in Lanzarote

We were introduced to Miguel Galván during the third bodega hopping tour for residents with the Lanzarote Active Club.

Honey from LanzaroteHoneycomb frame

Miguel invited the group to tea and coffee on the terrace of his finca situated on the outskirts of La Villa de Teguise. He escorted small numbers of us to see his collection of six beehives at this location. Whilst there, we noticed a wine barrel that had been connected to a hive which was separate from the others. Miguel explained that this was new, he had recently found the barrel with some bees already in residence so he had connected it up to a hive, the bees could be seen busily buzzing up and down the transparent tunnel between the two.


The bees that Miguel keeps are Abeja negra Canaria or  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Barperson

A busy bar in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote is looking for a barperson.

LI Jobs

The position is part time in the evenings. Applicants need to  read more »

Lanzarote Weather, July 2014

July is normally the windiest month in Lanzarote, followed by August but it wasn’t windy enough this year for the European freestyle pro tour windsurfing competition, where the organisers had to resort to a tow-in during the 4 day event in Costa Teguise from the 9-12th July.

Playa Las Cucharas in July

Typically for this time of year the west coast of Lanzarote was fairly cloudy and we saw some cloudy starts for the tourist resorts on the east coast of the island. We didn’t have any really hot spells or temperature alerts during the month, most days reached 27-29 degrees.

July_2014_ForecastCheck out the previous years weather reports during July:

July 2012 weather reports for Lanzarote

July 2011 weather reports for Lanzarote

July 2010 weather reports for Lanzarote

July 2009 weather reports for Lanzarote

1/7 Clear and sunny for Lanzarote today, north / north east wind 25-30 km/h with gusts up to 50 km/h. 29 degrees.

2/7 A cloudy start to the day in Lanzarote, which should clear late morning for sunshine with cloudy intervals.Wind 30-35km/h from the North, gusts up to 50km/h. 27 degs.

3/7 A mixed forecast for Lanzarote, cloudy first thing, clearing for a couple of hours this morning, then clouding over around midday before clearing again with more sunshine this afternoon. Wind 20-25 km/h from the North & gusts up to 50km/h. 27 degrees.  read more »

5 Special Occasions Restaurants In Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is full of great restaurants of all types, and you could eat out for every meal for a long period and never try them all! We’re doing our best, but it’s a lifetime’s work to report on every single one of them.

But there are some restaurants which are worthy of second or third visits – those places on the “special occasion” list, and ones which we use when we want to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary or just to have a treat.

Here are our 5 special occasion restaurants in Puerto del Carmen:

Casa Roja

Casa Roja_2

Set right in the harbour, with a terrace onto the ocean, Casa Roja serves excellent food and wine in a delightful atmosphere during lunchtimes and evenings. As you would expect, the sea food is delicious, although the Argentinian sourced steaks are pretty special as well. The building itself is fascinating, being one of the oldest on the island, dating from 1850.

Our full review of Casa Roja

Casa Cabaña


Not to be confused with La Cabaña in Macher (which is also excellent) Casa Cabaña is situated in the old town of Puerto del Carmen and features an enclosed front terrace area and cool air conditioned interior. The house speciality is Beef Wellington, which is superb, and they also offer a good choice of poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is British owned and is open evenings only from Monday to Saturday.

Full review to follow

Antica Trattoria di Verona

Anita Trattoria Exterior_2

As you might guess from the name,  read more »

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