EU Referendum vote for British citizens living abroad

As the EU Referendum set for the 23rd June 2016 was very topical over the weekend, we thought it was a good time to share this information issued by the British Embassy.

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A  simple eight-point guide on how to register to vote follows:

How you can register to vote in the EU Referendum

1. A referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be held on the 23rd June 2016.

2. If you were registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years, then you can register as an overseas voter and have your say. #yourvotematters.

3. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and fill in your data. All you need is your National Insurance number, passport details and date of birth. (Even if you don’t have an NI number, you can still register.)  read more »

Walks in Lanzarote, Caminando Haria

The lush green valley of Haría is a beautiful place to discover on foot, there are numerous paths and trails to be found in the countryside.

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Haría council have launched a new website for tourists visiting the municipality, which includes 3 walks from the town, each estimated to take 1 hour and 30 minutes. There aren’t any local signposts specifically for these walks, you can download the route in Google Earth and there are some basic directions as to how to find the footpaths. We also found a Camindo Haría guide which is available for download.

Hike 1: Barranco de Elvira Sánchez-Mirador del Rincón

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This is an easy level 6.45km distance walk on the south west side of the valley, however the Barranco de Elvira Sánchez section is a dry river bed in the summer months but can be muddy and overgrown during the winter.

Depart from the Plaza de la Constitución by Bar Ne Ya in the centre of town, follow the signs for  read more »

Carnival Programme La Graciosa 2016

The island of La Graciosa will be celebrating their carnival in the north of Lanzarote from the 4th to 6th of March.

Carnaval Teguise 2016

The carnival events will take place at the Explanada del Muelle (harbour area) unless otherwise stated.

Friday 4th March 2016

18:00 Pasacalles (street procession) leaving from el Sordo, followed by  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 22nd & 25th February 2016

There is a newly introduced movie in English next week that will be shown on Monday and Thursday at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 18:45h:

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"The Revenant".  read more »

Costa Teguise Carnival Parade Cancelled & Tinajo Carnival Parade Postponed

Update:
Olivia Duque Pérez issued an update at 19:30 on the 20th February stating that the Ayuntamiento had realised the importance of the event to the residents and island, so the council have amended the programme in March so that the Costa Teguise Carnival Parade can go ahead on the 12th.

The bad weather in Lanzarote has led to the cancellation of both carnival parades due to take place in Costa Teguise & Tinajo on Saturday 20th February.

Teguise Carnival Parade Cancelled

Costa Teguise

The main parade in Costa Teguise will not take place this year. The events for Friday will go ahead as it’s in undercover in the carpa municipal in La Villa de Teguise, and the small parade will go ahead through the Sunday market in La Villa de Teguise. It’s the main parade in the holiday resort of Costa Teguise that has been cancelled for 2016, much to the disappointment of local residents and tourists.  read more »

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Ten men Lanzarote come back from 1-3 down at half time and go within whiskers of taking all three points in a day that manager Adolfo Pérez´s men made history going 34 home matches unbeaten.

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Even with this superb fight back the Rojillos have now drawn their last four matches. As fortune would have it none of their closest rivals picked up maximum points so Lanzarote remain three points clear at the top.

The first opportunity came in the 6th minute when Rojillos striker Mauri burst down the left flank, his cross found Toñito on the right but the wingers strike went narrowly past the far post.

Other than that Lanzarote were a little stagnant in the opening stages and were made to pay in the 12th minute. A corner was poorly dealt with by the Rojillos defence and striker Johny nodded the ball home from close range to give the Tenerife side a 0-1 advantage.

This brought Lanzarote immediately into life and just 60 seconds later left back Miguel Gómez powered in a drive beating the keeper with utter power at his near post from 12 yards to level the score at 1-1.

The hosts now had the grit between their teeth but the visitors were more than willing to play their part in what was becoming a great football match. Unfortunately the Ref failed to let play continue with some challenges and started brandishing yellow cards and Lanzarote´s discipline began to slide from being infuriated with the official.

In the 29th minute striker Rosmen picked the ball up in midfield, rode a couple of challenges  and played a one two with Mauri and then from eight yards he forced the Tenerife keeper into a good save. Fine play from the Lanzarote skipper.

Lanzarote were now on top and in the 32nd minute Toñito fed Vladi on the edge of the box but the Lanzarote midfielder had to stretch to strike the ball which meant his effort lacked venom and the keeper made a comfortable save.

Five minutes later and Mauri struck from the edge of the box but his shot was blocked, Louis Kennedy sweetly struck the rebound but his effort went inches past the right hand post.

Now came a sensational five minutes of football. A long kick from Carlos the Tenerife keeper was not picked up by the Lanzarote defence and the tall and talented Tenerife striker Oscar nipped in tucking the ball past an embarrassed Lanzarote goalkeeper to give his side a 1-2 lead.

Four minutes later and Lanzarote´s defence lost possession in their own third which forced defender Fran Gil into a rash tackle which clearly upended goal scorer Oscar. The Ref finally got a decision correct awarding a penalty to the visitors.

Oscar dusted himself off and sent keeper Agoney the wrong way to give his side a two goal advantage with the score 1-3. If Lanzarote thought that things could not get worse then they were completely wrong. Just a minute after conceding their  read more »

Stormy Seas In Lanzarote

The Canary Islands are considered to have the best year round climate in Europe and possibly further afield. But we do sometimes have to remember that Lanzarote is basically a small rock in the mighty Atlantic Ocean and occasionally Mother Nature lets us know not to take her for granted by ‘treating’ us to some stormy weather.

Caleta de Caballo Rough Sea 

These, thankfully short, spells don’t always mean rain and often the high winds are accompanied by blue skies or broken cloud. Temperatures will still be warm, at least compared the UK and Ireland, but it’s not going to be comfortable to sit on the beach or by the pool – so what do you do?

El Golfo Behind You!

Well, Lanzarote is blessed with a fantastic rugged coastline away from the resorts and when the massive Atlantic rollers are crashing in it’s a spectacular sight, so why not get out and about and enjoy the free show?  read more »

Tinajo Carnival Programme 2016

The Ayuntamiento of Tinajo in Lanzarote have confirmed the carnival programme for 2016.

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This year’s poster for Tinajo’s carnival celebrations is entitled "Colores de Africa" and designed by Sergio Rodríguez, who was announced as the competition winner last Saturday. There’s a carnival fun run at 11:00 on Saturday 20th and the carnival parade at 19:00 later the same day.  read more »

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