Next week there will be three English movies, including two brand new ones, shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 6th and Thursday the 9th of October:
At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:
At 20:05 This Is Where I Leave You. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. This dramatic comedy is based on Jonathan Tropper's novel and starring Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda. read more »
It’s the third night of Arrecife en Vivo with 4 more bands playing live in the streets of the capital, plus a classical concert in the cave, just click through to read the full details we’ve already published.
There’s horse racing at the Complejo near Teguise on Sunday as part of the Fiestas del Aguapata and it’s the annual El Río swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa on Saturday.
Venue: Pool & Bar, Gran Hotel, Arrecife, Lanzarote
Date: Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th October 2014
Time: 21:00 & 22:00
Details: Bravísmo Latin dance show on Friday and Lágrimas Negras Latin music on Saturday, both free entry.
Venue: read more »
Kenneth Gasque, the father of Ironman Lanzarote receives the award Isla de Lanzarote 2014.
This year’s tourism awards were presented at a special ceremony for World Tourism Day celebrated at the Castillo de San José, the winners were selected by a jury formed from members of the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL).
Kenneth Gasque won the highest accolade for his decisive work for raising awareness about sports tourism during the 30 years he has been based on the island, living a dream. Fondly known as the padre del Ironman Lanzarote, Kenneth has also been responsible for adding other International sporting events to the Lanzarote Calendar including the Wine Run and Ocean Lava, he commented during the award that “it’s a dream come true, on an island that transforms dreams into reality”.
After congratulating all of the winners, Kenneth talked about his life on the island since arriving 30 years ago including some of the events he had to overcome to organise the first Ironman Lanzarote in 1992 when there was no email or fax. “Do not give up, keep going, follow your dreams" he explained is his motto for life. The Dane dedicated the award to his family, sports family of La Santa and the fifteen thousand finishers of Ironman. “If this is a dream, please, don’t wake me up” he emotionally concluded.
Other winners of the Distinguidos del Turismo 2014 awards included the read more »
The Red Lion is one of the oldest bars in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote.
The bar is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year and the current owners are retiring after 7 years of running this lovely little bar in the holiday resort of Costa Teguise. The Red Lion is situated in a high footfall area on the main road Avenida Islas Canarias, right in the heart of town, just opposite the main square Pueblo Marinero and Tourist Information Centre.
Popular with residents and tourists, the Red Lion is currently open 7 days a week from 11:00 in the morning. It’s small enough to easily operate as a couple, with occasional help at peak times. The front of the bar is distinctive with a red and white striped canopy and outdoor seating area which benefits from the morning sun. The interior has read more »
The forecast for flight connections to the Canary Islands from October to April amounts to 5.174.145 places, which is over half a million more seats than in the same period last year.
These figures released by Turismo for the islands imply and increase of 11.7% in flight seats available for the foreign market this coming winter season in the Canary Islands, over 542.569 more places than the previous year.
Ricardo Fernández de la Puente Armas, the Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands described the figures as “very positive” and said that the “Canarian Government is working intensively to increase the connectivity of the Canary Islands because they know that this is the crucial for success in the tourism sector”.
In respect of the domestic market from the peninsular, there is a total of 1.282.004 places for this winter season, which is an increase of 3.2%, 39,269 more seats than the same period in 2013.
United Kingdom and Germany remain the principal markets for the Canary Islands, with the biggest increase in the number of airline seats available. The UK has an increase of 12.8% from 1,793,217 in 2013/14 to 2,022,661 for this winter. Germany have an increase of 6.6% growing their number of seats from 1.372.913 to 1.463.156 for winter 2014/15.
Other countries such as read more »
The Office for Global Action (OAG) has invited all English speaking people against the Repsol oil drilling campaign to attend a special meeting this Thursday evening.
The campaign against oil in the Canary Islands has reached a critical point in the conflict and requires a very intense plan of actions for activities during October. There will be a massive mobilisation of demonstrations on all islands, in Spain and Europe on Saturday 18th of October.
The meeting has two agenda points:
1. Discussion of read more »
The Velvet Lady will be returning to Lanzarote this winter to offer sailing holidays around the island from December 2014 to March 2015.
This lovely 55 foot Oyster yacht is no stranger to Lanzarote, her owners Lin and Richard offer sailing holidays here in the winter, the Lofoten Islands in the summer and ocean passage experiences in between. With 3 guest cabins, the Velvet Lady can accommodate up to 6 guests and is suitable for complete novices wanting to try sailing for the first time, up to experienced sailors.
A 7 night trip costs £675 per person which is all inclusive when on board, there is a slight supplement for Christmas and New Year at £745 per person.
Please visit the www.velvetadventuresailing.com website for full information about these sailing holidays and to check availability for the number of berths available. A summary of the trips currently available on board the Velvet Lady include:
Ocean Passage - Trade Wind sailing holiday - Vigo to Madeira 2014
Date: 8th to 18th November 2014 read more »
We’ve already talked about buying a property in Lanzarote, so let’s have a look at selling one in the current climate.
The property market here is certainly showing signs of a recovery from the recession, but there are still lingering issues. There’s a lot of property for sale here, and the banks are aggressively marketing the houses and apartments they repossessed at the height of “El Crisis.” If you are looking to sell, you need to research the market thoroughly first to understand how many similar properties to yours are on the market, and secondly to see their selling prices. You don’t stand a chance of getting a buyer if the price you need is significantly higher than other, very similar places, and even if you can price match them, you need to try to find some unique aspect of yours that will make people look at it rather than all the others.
You should have two prices in mind before you contact agents. One is your preferred selling price, and the other is the lowest amount you are prepared to accept. I would advise having “trade offs” in mind as well. For example, you’ll take an offer of X, but that won’t include the furniture, or completion must be before a certain date. read more »