Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 14

Tenders Invited To Run New Sports Centre In Tias

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The sports centre, complete with indoor pool, gym, fitness room, cafe and paddle courts is finally open to tender from companies who wish to run the facilities. The centre was built in 2012, but the opening was delayed due to various planning and accounts issues.  read more »

Cueva de los Verdes Concerts 2015

The concert season to be held in the Cueva de los Verdes in Lanzarote has been confirmed for 2015.

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This underground volcanic cave has wonderful acoustics, and is a spectacular location to enjoy a concert in Lanzarote. The Cueva de Los Verdes is situated on the coast just past the villages of Punta Mujeres and Arrieta in the north of Lanzarote where there are plenty of lovely restaurants available to dine at before these concerts commence at 21:00. Concert tickets are priced at €20 and available through the network of Centres of Art, Culture & Tourism in Lanzarote or online through TouristTicket.

It's a great time to book your autum holidays in Lanzarote, why not combine it with one of these concerts.

April 11th Kike Perdomo – Roots

Tenerife saxophonist Kike Perdomo opens the season with a concert where he will perform his Roots project recorded in New York  last year. Accompanied by Samuel Labrador (piano), Sergio Díaz (drums) & Carlos Costa (bass). Together these musicians will perform original compositions with a modern, contemporary jazz sound.

May 9th Orquesta Clásica de Lanzarote

In second concert, Johanna Kegel (cello), Esther Alonso (viola), Eduardo Langarica & Carlos Gómez (violin) & Ana Belén Gutiérrez (piano) musicians from Lanzarote’s Classical Orchestra will perform an interpretation of a programme of pieces by Shostakovich & Mozart.  read more »

Lanzarote Scuba Festival

The holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen is hosting the Lanzarote Scuba Festival on the 11th and 12th April 2015.

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The diving festival weekend has been organised by AETUR, the Federación de Empresarios Turísticos de Lanzarote under the direction of  the Tourism department at the Ayuntamiento de Tías and in conjunction with the Asociación Profesional de Escuelas y Centros de Buceo Recreativas ‘Buceo Conejero’ BUCO.

This is the first edition of the Lanzarote Scuba Festival which is an initiative to promote the island as a great diving destination. Events include conferences in the Centro Cívico El Fondeadero and diving from Playa Chica both in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen which is renown for excellent diving.

Lanzarote Scuba Festival Programme

Saturday 11th April  read more »

Olivine And Lava Jewellery

Chevere JR produce some of the most fabulous hand made jewellery on the island, and some of their best uses lava rock and olivine, which both occur natural here and in other volcanic regions. The semi precious olivine’s striking green colour contrasts beautifully with the dark lava, and silver is often used as an additional element.

Here are some example’s of their work:

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The semi precious olivine’s striking green colour contrasts beautifully with the dark lava,  read more »

Easter & Ready Meals at Maceys

There’s just enough time to remind you about the delicious Easter collection available in Maceys before the long weekend from Thursday.

Easter Eggs in Lanzarote

This British supermarket in Tías has a good selection of Easter eggs available including: Thorntons, Green & Blacks, Famous Names Liqueur, Cadbury, Mars,  Terry's Chocolate Orange,  Black Magic and Dairy Box chocolates.

A range of Easter crafts with  read more »

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Lanzarote

We’ve put together a list of the mistakes people most commonly make on their holiday visit to Lanzarote, in the hope we can help you avoid some or all of them!

Drinking spirits like you do back home!

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We don’t have set measures for a gin and tonic or a whisky and dry – the bar person simply pours the drinks into a glass, and we’re generous by nature here in Lanzarote. It means your drink might be a treble or a quadruple measure compared to what you buy in your home country. Couple that with our low booze prices and it’s a recipe for getting legless! If you are a spirit drinker, maybe miss the odd round, or have a soft drink every now and then.

Not drinking enough water

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This ties in to some extent with the previous one, but the combination of drinking plenty of booze, with our high temperatures and perhaps more exercise than you’re used to, all adds up to a very real danger of dehydration. Always have water with you and keep drinking it – you’ll find bottled water available everywhere in shops and vending machines.

Not wearing good sun cream

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The UV component of sunlight is much, much stronger than in northern Europe, so even on cloudy days you’ll burn! Keep applying  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 30th March 2015

There is a brand new movie in English next week at the cinemas in Lanzarote, although only on Monday as it’s a holiday for Easter on Thursday.

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At 19:40 Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals  read more »

Ironman Lanzarote 2015 - What You Need To Know

Lanzarote’s largest sporting event takes place this year on Saturday May 23rd.

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We’ve put together this “crib sheet” for those of you visiting the island over that period, so you know what to expect!

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Ironman Lanzarote is known as one of the world’s toughest sporting events, and acknowledged as the most demanding triathlon. The three main components of that are the huge climbs and strong winds on the bike, and the soaring temperatures that always accompany the run phase.

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Here are the key points:  read more »

  • The event starts at 0700 in the morning on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen, when all 2,000 or so competitors will start together for the 3.8KM swim, which consists of two loops.
  • The fastest competitors will finish the event

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